Community Outreach

We believe it is critical to be engaged and active in our local communities, and so our outreach work serves as the vital link between our shelter and the surrounding area. We provide a community-based outreach program that offers targeted crisis-prevention, and intervention education and advocacy for at-risk youth and their families.


Building Relationships 

  • Parenting classes on-site offered in English and Spanish
  • Free workshops at schools or local community agencies.*
  • Off-site workshops on vital youth focused issues.*
  • Youth Leadership Program
  • Tabling events, workshops, and open houses
  • Presentations
  • Collaborative meetings
*Complete and submit the form below to schedule a workshop.


Building Partnerships 

Casa Youth Shelter engages and advocates in the community through partnerships in various coalitions, task forces, and collaboratives. Click here to learn more about our linkages in the community.


Our outreach team is also dedicated to reaching the community through local resource fairs and events. To invite us to your event, contact Amy Lakin, Executive Director, at (562) 742-3951 or via email at


Supporting Stronger Communities 

  • Motel outreach: monthly visits to local motels that are homes to families on the brink of homelessness
  • Donation sharing with families and other community stakeholders


Book an Outreach Presentation for Your School or Organization

Workshop topics include, but not limited to:

  • General Shelter Presentation
  • Parenting Styles
  • Age Appropriate Development
  • Feelings and Coping Skills
  • Anger Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Setting Age Appropriate Limits
  • Consequences and Praise
  • Boundaries and Family Roles
  • Problem Solving
  • Current Drug Trends and Refusal Skills
  • Single Parents and Blended Families
  • Learning Styles and Bullying
  • Abuse (general)
  • Healthy Dating Relationships
  • Bullying
  • Depression, Self-Harm, and Suicide Prevention
  • Body Image
  • Human Trafficking Awareness
  • Leadership