Since opening our doors in 1994, Casa Pacifica has played a vital role in helping our region’s most vulnerable children. The concept behind Casa Pacifica was simple, build a “home” for abused, neglected or emotionally disturbed children who require out-of-home care and bring together specialists to deliver comprehensive services under one roof.
Twenty-two years later we find ourselves with a critical need to expand. The need is great and it is urgent. Building New Foundations of Hope will enable us to respond to the increasing demands for specialized, high quality services in our community and expand by at least 50% the number of children we serve annually – both on and off campus. Three years ago we launched this campaign and are on track to break ground on our first construction phase. This first phase requires $16.6 million dollars and will allow us to add a residential substance abuse treatment program, augment “job” skills opportunities for youth, and improve professional training facilities and strengthen our infrastructure.
Our Building Foundations of Hope campaign will replace 12,000 square feet of temporary structures with enhanced capacity and will add 31,000 sq. feet of state-of-the-art buildings. These improvements will expand our ability to meet the growing needs of vulnerable children in our region and boost our efforts to provide excellent services with care and compassion
We have an urgent need for:
• Two additional cottages to provide drug and alcohol residential recovery services for up to 190 youth annually
• A building for clinical services (now provided in cramped temporary modular buildings) to increase and improve therapeutic treatment space
• Add a new administration building consolidating all business functions and enhancing our ability to support growth in services on and off-campus
• Renovate the current administration building to house and grow “outpatient” services focusing on health care, an expanded visitation area for families and children placed on campus, and expanded treatment space for youth in the newly created START program
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families thrives through the generosity of our community and individuals who invest in our mission. Here are some of our donors and their stories:
|“As an elementary school teacher, I was aware of the dire need for a home for abused, abandoned and neglected at-risk children. When asked if I would serve on the organizing board for Casa Pacifica, I did not hesitate to become involved in such a worthwhile project. I am very proud to be associated with this wonderful group of dedicated, caring, hard-working individuals who are truly interested in the welfare of Ventura County’s at-risk children who so desperately need our help.”
~ Barbara Meister
|“I first got involved with Casa Pacifica through my work, as a volunteer. A group of us came out in 2001 to help with the children’s Christmas party. After a campus tour and interacting with the youth at the party, I was hooked. I knew that I wanted to support and help these youth. I believe in the mission and work that Casa Pacifica provides to the many children and families that they serve throughout the county. I choose to support this campaign because the services provided here must continue on and grow. We must help our counties most vulnerable children and families. I’m honored to be a part of such a fine non-profit organization.” ~ Terri Parks|
To learn more on how you can invest in Building New Foundations of Hope, please contact:
Carrie L. Hughes,
Director of Development and Public Relations
(805) 366- 4011