For these 6+ years, I did not know what she thought of me. But because she recently wrote an essay about “My CASA Volunteer,” I learned that she considers me her “best friend” outside of her peers.
On December 12th, SFCASA staff and volunteers came together to celebrate some seasonal cheer with our annual Youth Holiday Party. The event, which is a time-honored tradition here at SFCASA loved by youth, advocates, and employees alike, was a roaring success.
The holidays are a time for gathering with friends, family and loved ones. Many of us happily anticipate taking part in yearly traditions and look forward to reuniting with everyone we care about. Particularly as Thanksgiving arrives, we often take time to reflect on our fortunes, acknowledging what we’re grateful for and appreciating being surrounded by a loving and caring community.
Unfortunately for a young person in foster care, the holiday season can remind them of a family or community that they’ve lost.
This month we swore in a brand-new class of CASA volunteers. These dedicated community-members will soon be matched with foster youth, helping us to reduce the number of youth on the wait-list for a CASA and ensuring that the voices of these children are heard. Scroll through the photos below to take a look at the exciting day!
Welcome to San Francisco CASA's new blog!
We will use this space to share news, opinions, and coverage related to our work with foster youth. The blog will cover topics such as
- challenges facing foster youth
- trauma and mental health issues
- education advocacy
- relevant policy changes and important political news
- best practices for CASA volunteers and related nonprofits
- stories from our volunteers and foster youth.
Stay tuned for our first post, coming soon.
If you have any tips, pitches, or would like to discuss being a contributor to the blog, please email Nora Landis-Shack at [email protected]