CASA awarded 10k grant from Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust
–Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Luis Obispo County recently received a $10,000 grant from the Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust. This is the fourth time grant funding has been awarded to CASA by the Miossi Trust, which has a central focus on youth development in our county.
“The long-term support of the Harold J Miossi Charitable Trust has been so important to CASA,” said Teresa Tardiff, Executive Director of CASA of San Luis Obispo County. “Mr. Miossi was passionate about the success of the individual, and CASA’s volunteers help empower children who have been abused and neglected to make the most of their lives. The Miossi grant helps ensure stability for our program at this unprecedented time.”
CASA is in its 27th year of providing advocacy for court-dependent children in this county who have been abused and neglected. Most of the youth CASA serves live in foster care and face many challenges to their health, education, and general well-being. It is the dedicated CASA volunteer who becomes the child’s advocate and trusted, consistent adult, regardless of changes to the child’s school or place of residence. In 2019, CASA provided an advocate to 322 children and oversaw volunteers who logged over 32,000 hours to improving children’s lives. For more information about volunteering or donating, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.