April 27, 2018 (San Marcos, CA) – Casa de Amparo was selected as one of the nine 2018 San Diego recipients of the Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Mission Support grants. For the ninth consecutive year, Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has awarded Mission Support grants to nonprofit organizations committed to advancing health and wellness in San Diego and Imperial Counties. The selection committee chose Casa de Amparo, the leading center in North San Diego County combating child abuse and neglect, after a detailed application and selection process which began in the fall of 2017.
Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a San Diego-based foundation that works with nonprofit, government and community agencies to advance health and wellness throughout the San Diego and Imperial Counties. AHF works to serve the most vulnerable—the poor, working poor, children, elderly and the homeless—by providing grants, advocacy and education to support its region.
The 2018 Mission Support Grant amounts range from $25,000 to $100,000 per recipient, totaling $1 million. Casa de Amparo, along with other recipient organizations, can use the funding that is provided as they see fit, allowing them to apply the grant in a way that best meets the most pressing needs of their organization and the people they serve.
“Support from Alliance Healthcare Foundation will allow Casa de Amparo to provide innovative and ever-evolving services as we learn and grow as a community, in our understanding of the child sexual exploitation and trafficking,” said Tamara Fleck-Meyers, Executive Director of Casa de Amparo. She went on to say, “Far too many vulnerable and at-risk children are falling prey to this insidious form of abuse and desperately need a safe home and intensive treatment setting, such as Casa de Amparo, to break free from this form of modern-day slavery.”
AHF’s Mission Support program objectives are to seek and support organizations that are closest to those they aim to serve by providing core operating support to advance their mission and do the most good for the most people. This is a tall order as AHF estimates that, there are 1.3 million individuals in San Diego and Imperial Counties who live below the self-sufficiency rate.

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 950 families through six integrated programs that promote healing, growth, and healthy relationships. These programs include Residential Services, Counseling Services, Family Visitation, Child Development Center, New Directions, and Young Parent Network.

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