San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocate Program

A nonprofit organization

$29,269 raised by 294 donors

Celebrating more than 25 years of helping San Francisco's foster youth, SFCASA (San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocate Program) is a community-based, 501(c)3 organization. One of more than 900 independent members of the National CASA Association, SFCASA is the only volunteer program in San Francisco that empowers everyday citizens to become officers of the court to serve as advocates and mentors to abused and neglected children in foster care. Our vision is that every child has a safe, loving home and is given the opportunity to thrive.

In an overburdened and under-funded social welfare system, foster children can slip through the cracks without a caring and consistent adult to speak up on their behalf. SFCASA volunteers change that. They provide judges with the crucial information needed to make sound decisions that affect the lives of foster children. To support foster youth, CASA Volunteers:

  • Advocate for safe, permanent, and nurturing homes
  • Address their educational, healthcare, and other urgent needs
  • Insist that those making decisions impacting a youth have a complete picture of his/her current situation, needs and interests
  • Help them to develop permanent connections in the community

All volunteers are screened, trained, and supervised by professional SFCASA staff.

Organization Data


Organization name

San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocate Program

Tax id (EIN)



Children & Family


2535 Mission Street


(415) 398-8001