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 six integrated programs that promote healing, growth, and healthy relationships. These programs include Residential Services, Counseling Services, Family Visitation, the Child Development Center, 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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Child Development Center

The Child Development Center provides childcare and therapeutic family support for Casa Kids, 18 months to 5 years old, and their families. These families are experiencing significant stress and are at-risk of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence.

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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.

FORE the Casa Kids Golf Tournament
September 13, 2018 12:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Twin Oaks Golf Course, 1425 North Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA, 92069
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 Twin Oaks 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. This event helps support our six programs and over 1,000 children in foster care.

20th Annual Crystal Ball Gala
November 10, 2018 6 PM
Fairbanks Country Club 15150 San Dieguito Road, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Black Tie Optional Dancing Gourmet Dinner Reception Silent & Live Auction

This elegant evening will take place at the premier Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. Highlights include a lavish cocktail reception, gourmet dinner by Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille, dancing and an exciting live and silent auction. Since 1999, visionary Crystal Ball Gala patrons and community members have raised...

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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.
Residential Counselors- Foster Youth Group Home- FT

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United States, California, San Marcos


Residential Services


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United States, California, San Marcos


Residential Services and New Directions

Office Assistant

Administrative Offices in San Marcos & New Directions in Oceanside

QUALIFICATIONS: Telephone skills, written and verbal communication, Microsoft Office skills, listening, professional demeanor and actions, client/customer focus, organization, handles pressure, supply management.

GENERAL FUNCTION: Serve visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately; notify agency personnel of visitor arrival; maintain safety, cleanliness...

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...

In-Kind Donation Room

Casa Kids Campus in San Marcos & New Directions Office in Oceanside

Put your organizational skills to good use! Volunteers are needed to help to sort and organize in-kind donations.

Child Care Aide

New Directions and Child Development Center Oceanside and Casa Kids Campus in San Marcos

QUALIFICATIONS : Must have experience working with small children and knowledge of child safety. Must work an assigned schedule, requesting a schedule change if needed. Professional individual who is dependable, nurturing, and consistent with children and parents.

GENERAL FUNCTION: Provide daycare services to parenting participants while they engage in parenting groups.

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

May 4, 2018 (San Marcos, CA) – The Board of Directors and the Executive Team of Casa de Amparo announce that preschool services currently being offered at the Child Development Center in Oceanside will be discontinued effective June 30th, 2018. This decision was made after careful examination of the viability of this program in comparison

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Blog Post

Established in 1978, Casa de Amparo is recognized as a major force in the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect in San Diego County. Casa de Amparo is a vivid example of the difference a few can make in addressing a large and challenging need. Our founders were a small group of local

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