Come Home to Casa
The 2nd Annual Come Home to Casa event invited members of the community to an open house in support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Casa de Amparo, a nonprofit whose name translates to House of Protection, took attendees on a tour of the Casa Kids Campus in San Marcos. Community members brought items from Casa de Amparo’s supply drive wish list, from cleaning products to household appliances to baby supplies. The organization serves over 1,000 kids per year, from prenatal to 25 years old. Casa de Amparo provides a number of crucial services and facilities at the 11.4-acre campus, including residential services, counseling, family visitations, Hayward Child Development Center, New Directions, and the Young Parent Network. Casa de Amparo partners with the San Diego Chargers as the team’s Chargers Courage House, part of a national program that allows NFL teams and local charities to work together to prevent child abuse.