Casa Youth Shelter: Helping Kids and Families Build Better Futures

Casa Youth Shelter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Los Alamitos, California, providing emergency temporary shelter for homeless, runaway, and abandoned youth. We have 12 licensed beds dedicated to providing 24/7 shelter care for youth ages 12-17, and we provide individual, group, and family counseling.


Casa Youth Shelter serves youth of all races, ethnicities, genders and religions. We affirm and welcome LGBTQ youth and any youth with a history of sexual exploitation.


LGBTQ+ Safe Zone

Our Vision

A community where all adolescents in crisis have a safe place to stay, in an environment that promotes personal growth and healthy relationships.


Our Mission

We serve and nurture youth in crisis with shelter, counseling, and support services, empowering them to come through their crisis with increased confidence, stability, and tools for continued growth.


Certifications and Miscellaneous

Casa Youth Shelter is licensed as a Children’s Residential Group Home by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division. View our Group Home License. Our shelter serves as a temporary youth shelter, providing short term emergency housing.


Casa Youth Shelter is a Basic Center Program grantee of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau (pursuant to the Runaway & Homeless Youth Act).


View our Greater Los Angeles and Orange County Homeless Management Information Systems (LA/OC HMIS) Privacy Notice / en Español


All non-client visitors (other than police officers and social workers) that view any area of the shelter (not including the lobby), must complete this confidentiality agreement.