Giving Foster Youth a Voice
We train and support over 300 volunteers a year, who are matched with youth in the foster care system in Alameda County and act as mentors, advocates and support systems for youth. Foster youth have so much potential, and are often moved around too often to create meaningful connections and feel seen.
CASA Volunteers are often the only unpaid people in their lives, and are able to see them beyond their paper file and help them feel self-worth and achieve their goals. They attend and help youth navigate their bi-annual court date, check in on educational and employment goals, make sure their housing is safe, help youth connect to community resources, and listen their dreams, among many other things. Our volunteers go above and beyond to help their assigned youth feel heard, empowered and supported!