In-Kind Giving

We are grateful for donations of our most frequently-used items here at our shelter, including such staples as canned food and fresh consumables, new and unworn clothing, shoes, socks, and accessories, new personal hygiene products, and household supplies in the original packaging. See below for more ideas on how to help Casa Youth Shelter with an in-kind donation. For other ways to get involved with Casa Youth Shelter, click here.


Shop From Our Wish Lists

For a detailed listing of our shelter’s current needs, please refer to our shelter Wish List. We go through a lot of basic household items like toilet paper, paper towels, disinfectant wipes, and facial tissue.


Purchase items and ship directly to Casa Youth Shelter through our Amazon Wish List.


Cook a Homemade Meal (Or Order Takeout)

Sign up to bring dinner to residents and staff at the shelter through


Purchase Items for Our “Caught Ya” Store

Residents are awarded “Caught Ya” dollars whenever staff “catches” them doing something helpful or kind or compassionate. The dollars then may be spent at our shelter’s Caught Ya Store for all kinds of great stuff. Help us keep the Caught Ya Store stocked! We always need: playing cards and card games, comic books, blank journals, hair accessories, and posters.


Lend a Hand 

Do you have a skill or a trade you’d like to offer to the shelter pro bono? Contact Alyssa Robbins at (562) 742-3953 or at


We also love Eagle Scout projects; for more information please contact Alyssa Robbins at (562) 742-3953 or at


Organize a Drive or Event 

Collect items like gift cards, toiletries, socks, and canned goods for our residents through your work, religious organization, or neighborhood. Host a benefit concert or mixer. Please contact our Operations Manager, Alyssa Robbins at (562) 742-3953 or at to assist with this process.


Support Our Room Renovation Project

The most effective therapeutic environment for at-risk teens is one in which they feel most at home – an environment that is as noninstitutionalized as possible. Your support will directly impact the comfort and well-being of youth in dire need of a home-like environment. For more information, contact our Administrative Office at (562) 594-6825 or (714) 995-8601 Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST.