Highlights

  • Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation incorporated in 1988. Serving California’s Central Coast, we opened our doors in 1994.


  • Children/youth are referred to one of Casa Pacifica’s programs by county agencies (Child Protective Services and/or Mental Health) schools, and community based organizations.  The general public can access our mobile crisis response teams by calling the hot line numbers: Ventura -  (866) 998-2243 or Santa Barbara - (888) 334-2777.


  • The majority of the children we serve have been removed from their homes by Child Protective Services due to neglect, abuse, abandonment or being at-risk of these conditions.


  • Two “bed based” programs provide 24-hour services on campus – a 45-bed emergency shelter care program for children ages infant through 18 and a 28-bed residential treatment program for children and youth ages 11 to 18 requiring intensive services in an “out-of-home” setting.


  • In addition to children/youth in the residential treatment program, 35 day students referred by public schools attend Casa Pacifica’s non-public school each day.


  • Community-based programs provide services in homes, neighborhoods, and schools.  We help mobilize natural supports to assist the family and provide targeted behavioral interventions for children in jeopardy of removal from home.


  • Community services work with 400 children and families daily – in their own homes and schools from Santa Maria to Santa Paula to Simi Valley.


  • In 2013-14 we served more than 4,500 children and their families in all programs combined.


  • We admit into one of our programs a child every two hours.


  • In the past year, 88% of children and youth successfully completed the program in which they were enrolled – 87% of clients on campus were discharged to a lower level of care.


  • The 2014-15 budget is at $30,000,000.


  • Public sector funding does not cover the costs of services – especially services delivered on campus.


  • We rely more and more on private contributions and special events to bridge the “margin of care” at $33 per day per child on campus – $3 million in private funds to maintain the quality level of care we provide.


  • Housing and supportive services for transition age foster youth (18-21) are available on campus (8 beds) and in Ventura (3 beds).




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  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges – Accredited Member
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  • American Association of Suicidology – Accredited Member