Casa Youth Shelter: Helping Kids and Families Build Better Futures
Casa Youth Shelter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Los Alamitos, California, providing emergency temporary shelter for homeless, runaway, and abandoned youth. We have 12 licensed beds dedicated to providing 24/7 shelter care for youth ages 12-17, and we provide individual, group, and family counseling.
Casa Youth Shelter serves youth of all races, ethnicities, genders and religions. We affirm and welcome LGBTQ youth and any youth with a history of sexual exploitation.
A community where all adolescents in crisis have a safe place to stay in an environment that promotes healthy family relationships.
The purpose of Casa Youth Shelter is to provide temporary shelter for runaways and youth in crisis, enabling them to come through the crisis with an increased personal strength and a sense of renewal while in a supportive environment, with family reunification as a primary goal.
Certifications and Miscellaneous
Casa Youth Shelter is licensed as a Children’s Residential Group Home by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division. View our Group Home License. We are partnered with the Orange County Social Services Agency to provide long term residential care under our Extended Placement Program. Our shelter also serves as a temporary youth shelter, providing short term emergency housing.
Casa Youth Shelter is a Basic Center Program grantee of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau (pursuant to the Runaway & Homeless Youth Act).
All non-client visitors (other than police officers and social workers) that view any area of the shelter (not including the lobby), must complete this confidentiality agreement.