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Responding to COVID-19

Responding to COVID-19

April 1, 2020

We have been closely monitoring the latest news pertaining to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking measures in line with recommendations from the County of Santa Clara’s Public Health Department that promote the health and well being of our staff, volunteers, children and community.

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FY2019 Annual Report

FY2019 Annual Report

November 21, 2019

Our FY2019 Annual Report is now available.

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Holiday Toy Drive with Mix 106 and Bay FM

Holiday Toy Drive

November 21, 2019

Bring Joy to a Foster Child this Holiday Season

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Wine, Women & Shoes 2019 Recap

Wine, Women & Shoes 2019

October 10, 2019

A Fabulous Event for an Even Greater Cause

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Los Altos Rotary Fine Art in the Park Supports Child Advocates

Los Altos Rotary Fine Art in the Park

September 25, 2019

Los Altos Rotary Fine Art in the Park Supports Child Advocates

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14th Annual Golf Classic Raises over $150,000 James Otieno Honored with Skip Shaw Award

2019 Golf Classic

August 27, 2019

Child Advocates of Silicon Valleys’ 14th Annual Golf Classic raisedmore than $150,000 to benefit foster children in our CASA program. More than 100 golfers, sponsors and dinner patrons participated in the tournament at Los Altos Golf and Country Club on Aug. 26th. Monies generated from the event will be used to serve more than 100 foster children in the Santa Clara County dependency system.

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#SmashHighSchool: Summer Bridge Camp Prepares Students for 9th Grade

#SmashHighSchool: Summer Bridge Camp Prepares Students for 9th Grade

August 9, 2019

#SmashHighSchool: Summer Bridge Camp Prepares Students for 9th Grade Transitioning from middle school to high school can be a scary thing. For kids in foster care who have experienced abuse and neglect, adjusting to a new school can be overwhelming. That’s why Child Advocates partnered with Santa Clara University, the Santa Clara County Department of Children and Family Services, the

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County Foster Youth Celebrate Accomplishments at 2nd Annual Graduation Event

County Foster Youth Celebrate Accomplishments at 2nd Annual Graduation Event

July 8, 2019

More than 70 Current and Former Foster Youth are honored for Achieving Educational Milestone More than 70 Santa Clara County current and former foster youth were honored in June 2019 for graduating from High School, obtaining a GED, earning a Vocational Program Certificate, Associate Degree, Bachelor and/or Master’s Degree in the 2018-2019 academic year. "We are thrilled to c

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National Reunification Month: Danielle and Jon-Rey

Danielle and Jon-Rey

June 10, 2019

This June, during National Reunification Month, we celebrate the hard work and achievements that many Santa Clara County families endure in order to reunify. When a child is removed from the home and placed in foster care, it is the hope that one day they can reunify with their families. Child Advocates’ provides guidance and support to these foster children and youth as they navigate this t

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Judge Shawna Schwarz Awarded National CASA

Judge of the Year

June 10, 2019

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley Presents VR Project at National CASA Conference Santa Clara County Judge Shawna Schwarz has yet another award to add to her collection of accolades for her work on the bench. On June 3, 2019, the National CASA Association presented Judge Schwarz with the Honorable David W. Soukup Judge of the year award for her work on behalf of children in the Sant

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Foster Youth Hit Sharks' Ice for Afternoon Fun

Foster Youth Hit Sharks Ice For Afternoon Fun

May 13, 2019

Foster Youth Hit Sharks Ice for Afternoon Fun Ice skating is one of those sports that not all children have the opportunity to experience, particularly those in foster care. However, earlier this month, 45 foster children laced up their skates and hit the Sharks ice arena for an afternoon of healthy activity and fun. As a student interning at Child Advocates, I have been helping the Communi

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May is National Foster Care Awareness Month

May is National Foster Care Awareness Month

May 1, 2019

May is National Foster Care Awareness Month Every two minutes, a child enters the foster care system in the United States. In Santa Clara County, there are approximately 1500 children in the dependency system who have suffered significant trauma due to familial abuse or neglect. Each one of these children deserves love, care, a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive. For this reason,

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Stability of a CASA Helps LGBTQ Foster Youth

CASA Helps LGBTQ Foster Youth

April 16, 2019

Stability of A CASA Helps LGBTQ Foster Youth David was 9 years old when he entered foster care. At first, he was happy when his aunt agreed to take him in. Later, she told David she wanted to adopt him. Then suddenly, when he was 12, she rejected him. When David was at school, his aunt read his diary and saw a passage where David kissed a boy. She immediately called the social worker

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How My CASA Changed My Life

How My CASA Changed My Life

April 9, 2019

How My CASA Changed My Life By Deborah Rutledge When I was little, I thought my mother was the most beautiful woman in the world – she was like Julia Robert’s in Pretty Woman – flowing hair, big smile and silly laugh. A favorite memory is my mother singing “You are My Sunshine” as she tucked me into bed. One day this all changed. It was like an alien had

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