Crystal Ball Gala

x_crystalball2Casa de Amparo recently held its 18th Annual Crystal Ball Gala at the Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. Three hundred-eighty attendees enjoyed a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, music and entertainment, and live auction. The event – Casa de Amparo’s largest fundraiser of the year – raised over $300,000 for the organization’s programs, which treat and prevent child abuse and neglect. The evening was highlighted by a Casa De Amparo client speaker, who shared with the audience her story and how Casa de Amparo has helped in her journey to becoming a thriving adult. Despite the adversity in her life, she is going to be graduating from Cal State San Marcos in Spring 2017 at the top of her class. Fluid Components International was also honored at the event for donating over $135,000 to Casa de Amparo over the years.

Established in 1978, Casa de Amparo is recognized as a leader in treating and preventing child abuse and neglect in San Diego County and beyond. The nonprofit organization envisions a community where child abuse and neglect are not tolerated, and where child abuse awareness and prevention are priorities. The group moves forward in this mission by serving over 1,000 Casa Kids each year, as well as over 700 families through six integrated programs that promote healing, growth, and healthy relationships. These programs include residential services, counseling services, family visitation, the Hayward Child Development Center, New Directions, and Young Parent Network. Casa de Amparo is the San Diego Chargers Courage House, part of a national network of NFL teams and local charities dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. For more information visit www.casadeamparo.org.