Camarillo, CA – Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from The Foster Family Foundation to be used for the core support of their services. The Foundation describes themselves as a family foundation first established in 1998 in Southern California. Camille Davenport, President of The Foster Family Foundation said this of the grant, “The Foster Family Foundation has a heart for children. We appreciate Casa Pacifica for their work with a broad scope of struggling youth in our community. It is a privilege to be able to contribute to their mission.”
Casa Pacifica relies on grantors, event revenue, and corporate and individual donors to keep their doors open. Each year Casa Pacifica must fundraise between 10% and 13% of its $30 million budget, about $3.9 million last year. The dollars raised fill the gap that exists between the money they receive through government contracts and the actual cost of caring for the children receiving their services.
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is a crisis-care and residential treatment facility for foster or at-risk children in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Its mission is to restore hope, enhance resilience, and strengthen community connections for children, young adults and families at the most challenging times of their lives. The agency is the largest non-profit provider of children’s mental health services in both counties and administers ten community-based programs designed to strengthen families and keep children in their homes and communities. One of those community based programs is their foster family agency, which recruits and trains families for potential placement with a foster youth. Camino a Casa by Casa Pacifica is a private insurance program designed to offer Casa Pacifica’s high-quality mental health services to private insurance youth. For more information about Casa Pacifica visit its website www.casapacifica.org or call the Development & Public Relations Department at (805) 445-7800.