A Home Within and CASA of Contra Costa County have partnered to provide counseling services to foster children and youth in California through the A Home Within–CASA Therapy Project.
The Project provides California foster youth with one-on-one, stable, and committed relationships with volunteer psychotherapists who provide free weekly teletherapy and are supported by A Home Within. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) provide one-on-one mentorship and support youth in engaging with the courts, social workers, and other service providers.
The Project sees, hears, and responds to the trauma experienced by youth touched by the foster care system. We advance this commitment through our unique process of recruiting and supporting volunteer therapists, making matches that respond to our participants’ individual needs, decreasing barriers to access by providing teletherapy, and ensuring our therapists are responsive to the diverse needs of our population.