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    Casa Pacifica’s 25th Anniversary Hope Gala on March 14th

    WHO: Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families

    WHAT: Casa Pacifica’s 25th Anniversary Hope Gala emceed by KEYT’s Joe Buttitta and Kelsey Gerckens

    WHEN: Saturday, March 14th, 2020

                    5:30 PM               Cocktail hour

                    7:00 PM               Welcome and toast inside the ballroom, dinner is served

                    7:20 PM               William Kearney speaks about Casa Pacifica’s history

                    8:00 PM               Live auction

                    8:20 PM               Dr. Steve Elson, CEO speaks

                    9:15 PM               The Company Men perform and dancing


    WHERE: Four Seasons Westlake Village

    WHY: 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. 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. 

    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. The agency is the largest non-profit provider of children’s mental health services in both counties and administers a number of community-based programs designed to strengthen families and keep children in their homes and communities. Casa Pacifica is also a foster family agency, which recruits and trains families for potential placement with a foster youth. For more information about Casa Pacifica visit its website or call the Development & Public Relations Department at (805) 445-7800.

    Casa Pacifica’s Mission Statement: Casa Pacifica restores hope, enhances resilience, and strengthens community connections for children, young adults and families at the most challenging times of their lives.   

    Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families

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