CASA Quarterly
-2021 Winter Newsletter-
CASA Holiday Project an Overwhelming Success
Though most foster children from our community were not home with their families to celebrate, you ensured they still had a memorable and happy Christmas. From bikes, backpacks, stockings and books, to games, gift cards, toys, clothing, and pajamas, every single child and youth received an abundance of gifts to open.

One pair of siblings shared with their advocate that this was their first time receiving gifts for the holidays.

We would like to thank Kelley Engineering & Surveying, the Baxter Family, TurningWheels for Kids, Waste Connections/John Smith Landfill, the Diane Diaz Hopkins Insurance PJ Drive, Nicole Nijmeh, Mike Medina, and Be True Café, Before 1907, Hollister Cub Scout Pack 455, Cienega 4H Club, Hollister Downtown Association, Charles River Labs employees, as well as every individual, family, and community supporter. It is because of you we are able to make such a profound, positive, lasting impact; thank you!
Thank You!
Together, with your support and matching funds from our partners, sponsors, and supporters, CASA, Chamberlain's, Emmaus House, Community Food Bank, and Sun Street Centers collectively raised nearly $169,000. We are deeply humbled by the incredible outpouring of generosity from our community. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!
Welcome, Olivia!
Please join us in welcoming Olivia Tauvinkl. Olivia has recently joined the CASA program team as a Case Supervisor and will provide support and guidance to advocates and their cases. She is an active advocate herself and strongly believes every child deserves to be seen, heard, and loved! 
Welcome, New Advocates!
We are excited to share five new volunteers were sworn in as advocates this past December. Pictured (L to R) are Evelyn Rios, Honorable Judge Omar Rodriguez, Whittney Williams, Lanie Robledo, Connie Sepulveda, and Nancy Offerman. To learn more or sign up to join the Spring Advocate Training Session, please click here or call 831-637-4992.
See Something, Say Something
Please help us spread the word: The safety and well-being of children from our community is everyone's responsibility; if you see something, please say something. To report suspected child abuse or neglect, please call 911 or San Benito County Child Protective Services at 831-636-4190. For a list of additional community resources, visit