CASA's Coronavirus/COVID-19 Response
The Coronavirus / COVID-19 and its potential impact to youth in foster care, our volunteers, and our staff is of great concern to us and we are closely monitoring the situation both locally and nationally. We are in close and regular communication with court and county officials in San Bernardino County to provide you with information as we receive it.
As the situation continues to develop, we will update this page with information that affects our volunteers, our operations, and, most important, our youth.
Youth and CASA Volunteers
Dependency Court has resumed court hearings, however children and youth are encouraged not to attend for heir safety. We have asked CASAs and staff to refrain from court hearings, in-person visits with children, and other in-person meetings until further notice. Our CASA volunteers have stayed conned to their youth and have explained why they are unable to meet in person at this time.
We are prioritizing good communication and maintaining connections. In lieu of in-person visits, we encourage CASAs to be creative in finding new ways to stay connected with their appointed youth and to participate in essential meetings virtually when possible.
CASAs will continue to advocate, mentor, and support their youth during this time to ensure that their needs continue to be met and their voices heard. CASAs will continue to complete their time logs, write and submit curt reports, and connect with their appointed youth and Advocate Supervisors.
CASA Offices and Staff
Beginning Wednesday, March 18 and until further notice all CASA staff will be working remotely. All staff can still be reached at their same email addresses and office phone numbers. Each and every member of our team is highly qualified and will gladly answer any questions.
- Colton office: 909-881-6760
- Upland office: 909-920-0085
- High Desert office: 760-515-6183
- Emergency After Hour: 951-454-0160
Recruitment and Outreach Telephone numbers:
- Colton/Central region: 909-963-9851
- High Desert region: 760-985-1863
- Upland/West-end region: 909-237-2741
Training, Information Sessions,Events,
Events such as small group meetings, continuing education opportunities, information sessions, volunteer trainings, and community presentations are no longer being held in-person. All events, meetings, continuing educational opportunities, information sessions, presentations, and trainings are now virtual. If you are interested in learning more bout becoming a volunteer please watch our pre-recorded information session video and submit your inquiry. Once you have submitted your inquiry our Outreach Team will reach out to you to enroll in our virtual CASA University training. During this time CASA continues to recruit volunteers to sere the over 230 youth we currently have on our waitlist. Join us today as a Virtual CASA Volunteer.
We encourage our staff, volunteers, and supporters to take care of your own health and follow nationally recognized guidelines to prevent the spread of illness. We are deeply grateful for our community’s continued dedication to our youth and our mission.
During this time in need our youth need you support
For the safety of the community, we canceled have cancelled all annual signature signature fundraising events, the 13th Annual Heart of a Hero Run, The Munchin Gala, and the Golf Classic. These events not only generated over $80,000, but it also served as a platform to recruit new volunteers, spread awareness, and grow our supporters. Although we are unable to host our signature events, we are reaching out to you to continue to support CASA through a monthly donation of $5 or more, starting your own Facebook fundraiser, and or helping us reach new volunteers. We have launched a virtual campaign to help us raise the funds we are unable to raise through our events. Please join us by clicking on the DONATE button below.