We are well into our 40th Birthday year at Casa de Esperanza, and there are many exciting things happening and planned in the coming months. Following the latest COVID surge, we now all look with anticipation to a return to a more "normal" daily life. For Casa de Esperanza, that means once again welcoming volunteers and visitors to our neighborhood. To schedule a tour of the Casa de Esperanza neighborhood, contact Leanne. (Please note that masks and proof of vaccine status are required.)

Thanks to your generosity and that of so many in our community, Casa de Esperanza has consistently been able to provide safety for children at risk of neglect and abuse, case management for their parents, and Aftercare and Outreach services to families facing hunger, unemployment and homelessness. Thank you! We are proud to share our 2021 Impact Report with you, highlighting the work we have done together over the past year.

After two years away, we look forward to seeing many of you in person at the 2022 Building Hope for Children Gala on May 1st! This year, we honor Casa de Esperanza's House Parents and Caretakers over the years, and share the inaugural Kathy Foster Spirit of Service Award. You can find out more about how to participate in this exciting event below.

Finally, we hope you take a look at this month's Casa Question Corner, featuring information about child food insecurity. One of Casa's core values is a commitment to inspire and teach our community and future generations the value of protecting the most vulnerable. Over the next few months we will highlight just some of the challenges impacting our children and families, and ways you can help them overcome these challenges.

Thank you for providing HOPE to those in our community who need it most.