Make a Donation to Casa Youth Shelter

Since 1978, Casa Youth Shelter has helped youth in crisis by providing shelter, food, counseling, and support services. No youth is ever turned away – and that’s because of the compassionate support from our community and people like you. Here are just a few of the ways you can get help to youth who need us most:


Give a Gift Online
It’s quick, easy, and secure to make a gift online to Casa Youth Shelter. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and direct debit.

Mail Your Donation
Don’t want to make a donation online? No problem. Download a PDF of our donation form and mail it to us at:

Executive Director
Casa Youth Shelter
P.O. Box 216
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Please make checks payable to Casa Youth Shelter.


Make a Donation Over the Phone
We also welcome donations by both phone and mail. Please call our Administrative Office at (562) 594-6825 or (714) 995-8601 Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST to donate by phone.


Give a Monthly Donation
Make a recurring gift to Casa Youth Shelter that is automatically transferred from a credit card and can be adjusted or suspended at any time.  You can set up your monthly donation online now.


Donate Through Your IRA
Be a champion for youth in crisis with a gift from your IRA. One of the best ways to support Casa Youth Shelter is through a tax-free gift from your IRA called a Qualified Charitable Distribution. Please call the Development Department at (562) 742-3959 or for more information.


Donate Gifts of Stock and Securities
Appreciated securities or mutual fund shares that you’ve owned for more than one year are excellent charitable gifts. Each stock gift we receive strengthens our programs while providing tax benefits for the donor.  If you are interested in donating stock or securities, please call the Development Department at (562) 742-3959 or for more information.


Donate Through Your DAF (Donor Advised Fund)
A donor advised fund — or DAF — is a charitable account with a sponsoring organization that allows donors to recommend grants/gifts to qualified public charities.  For more information about setting up a donor advised fund, please contact your financial advisor.

Make a grant recommendation through your DAF by making checks payable to Casa Youth Shelter and mail to:

Executive Director
Casa Youth Shelter
P.O. Box 216
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

If your fund is with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon, you may make a recommendation directly below via DAF Direct.

Go To DAF Direct


Donate Your Crypto Currency
If you own bitcoin or other cryptocurrency, you can now use it to help youth in crisis. Our partners at Crypto for Charity have made it easy to accept cryptocurrency donations, which are immediately converted to cash. Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes.
Go to our dedicated crypto-donation page to make your gift.


Donate by Wire Transfer
Letting us know that you plan to send a wire transfer in advance will ensure that we are aware of your gift and are prepared to acknowledge your support. For transfer instructions, please contact our Director of Development Liz Crozer at (562) 742-3959 or


Employer matching
Take advantage of a benefit provided by your employer and double – or even triple – the impact of your gift. Contact your HR department to find out if your employer matches employee gifts.


Create Your Own Fundraiser
Raise money by creating an online fundraiser that will support our work and honor a special person, milestone, or event at the same time – or throw an in-person party! Please call the Development Department at (562) 742-3959 or for more information, and take a look at our Third-Party Toolkit for ideas.


Our Federal Tax ID number is 95-3218061. Casa Youth Shelter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization