2017 Youth Leadership Conference

Casa Youth Shelter’s 15th Annual Youth Leadership Conference
Saturday, October 21, 2017
9:00am-3:00pm (Check-in begins at 8:00am)

Come and experience a day of self-discovery, friendship, cultural exchange, leadership building, inspiration, and service. Attend a series of intensive workshops designed to educate and empower future leaders.

Includes a dynamic keynote speaker; workshops to choose from; community service hours; lunch and opportunity drawings.

This event is FREE for middle- and high-schoolers. REGISTER NOW.

12th Annual Texas Hold’Em Poker Tournament

Sponsored by the Casa Connection
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Bring your poker face and join us for our 12th annual Texas Hold’Em Poker Tournament hosted at the Klabouch House of Cards at 2761 Tucker Lane in Rossmoor.

This event is sponsored by the Casa Connection and will directly benefit Casa Youth Shelter! Buy-in is $150* with more than $3,000 in prizes! Non-player VIP is $50.

Registration opens at 5:30pm with the tournament starting at 6:30pm. Poker preschool is available at 6:00pm for those interested.

To attend, call Karen Klabouch at (562) 882-1359. Credit card confirmation will reserve your space. This event WILL sell out!

* Multiple re-buys and an add-on

My Father: Memories of a Nuremberg Judge

Please join us to hear Judy Hamilton Crockett share memories and letters from her father, Major Clarence E. Hamilton, a Judge Advocate in Nuremberg, Germany.


Friday, May 19, 2017  |  7:00pm
Location: 761 Tucker Lane, Rossmoor, CA


The Nuremberg trials were a series of military tribunals, held by the Allied forces after World War II, which were most notable for the prosecution of prominent members of the political, military, judicial and economic leadership of Nazi Germany who planned, carried out, or otherwise participated in the Holocaust and other war crimes. The trials were held in the city of Nuremberg, Germany, and their decisions marked a turning point between classical international law and contemporary international law.

Major Hamilton served in WWI, was an attorney, and re-enlisted at age 50 to serve in WWII. He was the man in charge of the denazification of Germany and reestablishing the postwar court system in the Allied occupied area.

Cost: $35 (includes food and beverages)
Please RSVP by May 12th
Call Judy Klabouch at (562) 598-8694 or Christina Garcia at Casa Youth Shelter at (562) 594-6825

Reality Party: What You Didn’t Know


Due to popular demand, an additional time slot of 1:15 pm has been added. Admission is first-come, first-registered. Click here to register now.

There is also a similar Reality Party being held on April 22, 2017, in West Garden Grove. You may find more information about this event here.


Casa Youth Shelter presents Reality Party: What You Didn’t Know
Saturday, April 1, 2017

The REALITY PARTY aims to promote social change regarding underage and binge drinking, impaired driving, marijuana, prescription drug misuse, and other concerns using improvisation and interactive techniques. These methods are used to engage discussion, explore issues, and develop personal and community solutions.

Attendees will engage in a tour through a mock “teen drinking party” to become more aware and understand the very real concerns teens face.

High school volunteers from Casa Youth Shelter’s Youth Leadership Program will follow a script acting out realistic scenes and powerful events that will depict overindulgent drinking games, the relentless peer pressure and other current alcohol and drug trends. The experience is sure to be eye-opening.

Following the tour, a question-and-answer session will be conducted by local law enforcement, drug and alcohol experts, and other professionals who will discuss prevention and intervention strategies and how to best support our youth in making healthy and safe choices.

The date of the party coincides with spring break and prom season — both times of the year when many house parties occur.

In order to preserve the privacy of the homeowners, we respectfully keep the location undisclosed. Registrant will be contacted within one (1) week of event with address of exact location.

To register for this free event, click here.

‘Tis the season for giving

Every December since 1983 (you do the math!), the community-service oriented Seal Beach Lions Club has held a gift drive and pancake breakfast for the residents of Casa Youth Shelter.

This year, Lions Club members and local businesses donated gift cards to be distributed among our residents during a festive breakfast event, held at the Marina Community Center in Seal Beach, just a few miles from the shelter in Los Alamitos. Lions and Leos (the youth community service branch of the Lions) served as volunteer hosts to our kids.


“It’s important that the kids know the local community cares about them,” said Lisa Kemp, a Lion and an organizer of the event. She makes a point to include gift items for the kids that are warm and comforting, like socks and blankets. “We’ll warm their hands and feet,  while Casa warms their hearts,” she said.

Santa Claus was in attendance, and while one young girl was good-naturedly afraid of him (“my whole life, he always creeped me out!”), the others were excited to see him.


Overall, according to Lisa, the event was a success and “the kids were delightful this year.” We are humbled and so grateful to the Lions for the kindness and generosity shown to our kids this holiday season!

Want to give back? Check out our wish list, or — for something a little more hands-on — our volunteer opportunities.