Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is celebrating their 25th Anniversary with their Hope Gala Saturday, March 14th, 2020 at the Four Seasons Westlake Village. The formal event will focus on alumni transformations and successes from Casa Pacifica's last 25 years of service and excitedly usher in the next 25 years of hope for children and youth to come. The Gala will also include a VIP reception for sponsors, a live auction, and a performance by The Company Men.
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families was conceived of in the late 1980s in direct response to a lack of services in Ventura County for children entering the foster care system – the lack of local services was resulting in out-of-county placements, far away from family, school, and all that was familiar. A public/private sector steering committee formed which raised the $10 million needed to build Casa Pacifica, which opened in 1994. Since then, Casa Pacifica has expanded its services, now serving both Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Their 15 nationally accredited programs serve approximately 400 children and families daily and encompass everything from intensive residential treatment to in-home services in schools and the community.
My dear friend Carrie Hughes, Chief Development Officer, has worked with Casa Pacifica for over 20 years said, "Casa Pacifica is proud to be celebrating 25 years of positively impacting the lives of more than 41,000 youth, young adults, and families. We are grateful for the tremendous support of our dedicated community partners, volunteers, and generous donors who have joined us in helping our youth and families to build a bright and hopeful future."
I hope to see you at the Hope Gala or the Yummies Dinner (pp 40-42) on June 5 or the Wine, Food & Brew Festival (pp 44-48) June 7! And they always need volunteers!!