About Us
Established in 1978, Casa de Amparo (Home of Protection)is recognized as a leader in treating and preventing child abuse and neglect in San Diego County and beyond, with locations in Oceanside and San Marcos.
The non-profit organization annually serves over 1,000 Casa Kids, from prenatal to 25 years old, as well as over 950 families, through five integrated programs that promote healing, growth, and healthy relationships. These programs include Residential Services, Counseling Services, Family Visitation, New Directions, and Young Parent Network.
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Counseling Services

Counseling Services are offered to all Casa Kids and families in each of Casa de Amparo’s programs. Outpatient services are also provided for children and families facing individual or family stressors and/or mental health issues.

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Residential Services

Casa Kids, prenatal through 18 years old, who have been traumatized by child abuse or neglect, stay at the Casa Kids Campus. Each Casa Kid receives comprehensive trauma informed care tailored to their individual physical, social, emotional, developmental, and educational needs, while also ensuring they have as many healthy childhood experiences as possible.

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Young Parent Network

Young Parent Network is designed to address the needs of pregnant and parenting youth through the age of 25, who are struggling with trauma, substance use, or the emotional, financial, and personal demands of being a parent.

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New Directions

Casa Kids, ages 18 to 25, who are foster and former foster youth, can participate in New Directions, a transitional housing program that equips youth with the necessary skills and resources to make a successful transition from foster care to independent living.

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Family Visitation

Family Visitation provides a neutral supervised setting for Casa Kids up to 17 years old who have been separated from their parents as a result of divorce, separation, child abuse or neglect.

Meet the Chefs
April 14, 2019 12:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Hilton Del Mar
Auctions Champagne Food Live Music Opportunity Drawings Wine

Love good food and wine? You won't want to miss Meet the Chefs, one of San Diego's best food and wine events. This exquisite culinary experience treats over 350 guests to sample signature dishes from over a dozen premier restaurants and chefs in San Diego, complemented by an extensive selection of wines and champagne. The...

FORE the Casa Kids Golf Tournament
June 7th, 2019 12:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Vista Valley Country Club, 29354 Vista Valley Drive, Vista Ca, 92084
BBQ Steak Dinner Course Drinks and Lunch Golf Tournament Live Auction

Get your favorite foursome together and join us for a full day of golf at Vista Valley Country Club. The day will include a golf tournament, course drinks, lunch & adult beverages. Once the tournament is complete enjoy a live auction and dinner.

Join in & make a difference in the life of children
Thank you for helping in changing and improving the lives of children suffering from the effects of abuse. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing eyes that were once sad and hopeless come to life with the sparkle and excitement of hope and promise.
Family Visitation Monitor- FT and PT

End Date:

San Marcos and Oceanside

Family Visitation

Maintenance Technician

End Date: 9-16-2018

San Marcos


Residential Counselors- Foster Youth Group Home- FT

End Date: n/a

United States, California, San Marcos


Residential Services


End Date:

United States, California, San Marcos


Residential Services and New Directions

Pick Up & Delivery Driver

North County

QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to lift at least 50 pounds. Skilled at driving trucks and have a good driving record. Have a friendly attitude to work with donations/donors. Hard working, “can do” attitude to handle many manual labor oriented assignments. Ability to keep things organized and understand/keep current on what items we have on hand in our donation inventory. Trustworthy and...

New Directions Intern

New Directions Office, Oceanside

Program Manager

Assists with planned activities for young adult’s ages 18-25 years, including non-minor dependents and their children in a transitional housing setting.

Residential Services Bachelor Level Intern

Casa Kids Campus, San Marcos

Program Manager

Assists with planned activities for children ages 12-17 years, including non-minor dependents and their children in a residential treatment setting.

Social Media & Public Relations Intern

Casa Kids Campus, San Marcos

Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator

This position will work with the communications team to support strategy and implementation by conducting research, developing content and participating in team brainstorms. The Social Media Coordinator will research PR contacts and industry...

Clinical Trainee Residential Services

Casa Kids Campus, San Marcos

Program Manager of Counseling Services

Under the supervision of the Program Manager and/or a Licensed Therapist, this position will manage the mental health treatment of 2-3 children and/or adolescents. Will direct all aspects of client’s individual, group, and family therapy,...

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I have been part of Casa since 2016 and it has been a very enriching and a humbling experience. Not only do I get to contribute to this amazing organization as a member of the Program Committee but i also get to work with them on building a digital platform that would help us continue making a difference in the children’s lives.

Gibran Ali , Engineer , Qualcomm

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Volunteering at Casa de Amparo has become an important and rewarding part of my life. I always enjoy helping the amazing staff at Casa. Whether it's administrative work, data entry, special event/fundraising assistance or donation support, I love it all. And hopefully this allows the staff more time to help our Casa Kids.

Kathy Richards

From The Blog
Casa Staff Interview

Meet Celeste Leichliter,  Volunteer and HR Coordinator   Q: How long have you been working with Casa and what was your starting position? A: 5 years. I started out as the Volunteer Coordinator.  I am still currently the Volunteer Coordinator, however now I also help in Human Resources. Q:  How did you first learn about

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Capital Campaign 2019

Because All Children Matter… The Casa Kids Campus: Where healing begins.  The Casa Kids community includes three, homelike cottages for Casa Kids in Residential Services and space for staff to develop and deliver trauma-informed care and treatment programs and services. The Campus houses a medical healthcare suite, library, therapeutic art and music room, outdoor areas,

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Kathy Karpe, Director Of Development Recognized by North Country Philanthropy Council

Each year the North Country Philanthropy Council recognizes one deserving development professional the highest award. That award is the Spirit of Carol Sigelman Award. The award is a tribute to the life and work of Carol Sigelman, former NCPC board member and friend, this award is presented to a development professional in North San Diego

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Casa de Amparo Holiday Drive 2018

Each year members of the community, along with business take it upon themselves to donate items from our Casa wish list, and or sponsor an individual child’s holiday wish list for the holiday season. By contributing to our holiday drive, you are helping support over 1,000 Casa kids and families. We could not do it

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Casa de Amparo to Host Annual Golf Tournament, Fore the Casa Kids, Benefiting Casa de Amparo

July 18, 2018 (San Marcos, CA) – Thursday, September 13, 2018 marks the date of the Annual Fore the Casa Kids Golf Tournament, benefiting Casa de Amparo, which will be held at the Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos, CA. The tournament will kick-off with a shotgun start at 12:00 p.m. After the tournament

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