April 18, 2014 (San Marcos, CA) – April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Casa de Amparo is encouraging all individuals and organizations to play a role in making San Diego County a better place for children and families this April 2014 and throughout the year.
“April is a time to celebrate the important role that communities play in protecting children,” said Tamara Fleck-Myers, Executive Director of Casa de Amparo. “Everyone’s participation is critical. Focusing on ways to build and support children and families in our care goes a long way toward preventing child maltreatment and promoting optimal child development.”
March 25, 2014 (San Marcos, CA) – On Monday, March 3, 2014, Casa de Amparo hosted several of San Diego’s top chefs in preparation for the 18th annual Meet the Chefs in May. The meeting included a productive pre-event brainstorm session and a full tour of Casa de Amparo’s Casa Kids Campus in San Marcos, CA, a safe haven for abused and neglected children ages prenatal to 24 years old. As chefs learned more about Casa de Amparo’s nearly four decade history, interacted with staff members, and toured the children’s homes, they left the campus blown away, inspired, and excited to donate their signature dishes at Meet the Chefs in order to raise money for the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect.
November 12, 2013 (San Marcos, CA) – On Saturday, October 26th, Casa de Amparo held its 15th Annual Crystal Ball Gala at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe, hosting 300 generous guests from all over San Diego County, and raised over $300,000. Over $100,000 was raised during a special ask for funding specific needs for abused and neglected children.
October 16, 2013 (San Marcos, CA) – When colleague Rick Huffman of Basset Furniture told Andrew Walker of Serta International about the many things that abused and neglected children need for their new home, Walker did not hesitate to help. Immediately, the team at Serta International donated brand new twin and double high quality mattresses, and they continue to supply ongoing needs for every resident at the newly built Casa Kids Campus in San Marcos, California. In honor of this commitment, Casa de Amparo is proud to present Andrew Walker of Serta International as the Honorary Chair at 15th Annual Crystal Ball Gala, to be held on October 26, 2013.
September 9, 2013 (San Marcos. CA) – The 15th Annual Crystal Ball Gala committee met in the month of August, and will continue to meet throughout September and October to finalize details on one of San Diego’s most elegant events of the year, to be held on Saturday, October 26th. The evening includes a lavish cocktail reception, impressive silent and live auctions, a gourmet dinner by Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille, and dancing to one of San Diego’s top local bands, Something Simple. Proceeds benefit Casa de Amparo, a nonprofit organization treating and preventing child abuse and neglect throughout San Diego County since 1978.
July 9, 2013 (San Marcos, CA) - The Board of Directors and senior leadership of Casa de Amparo have announced the selection of Tamara Fleck-Myers, LMFT, as Executive Director. Fleck-Myers assumed the leadership on July 1, 2013 after an overlap period with Sharon Delphenich who had served as Executive Director for the past 17 years.
Fleck-Myers, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, previously served as Director of Programs for Casa de Amparo. She has over 20 years' experience in the social services field working with children and families affected by abuse and neglect. She is widely recognized for her visionary approach and accomplishments in program development, organizational growth, process improvement, and fiscal management.
April 9, 2013 (San Marcos, CA) - Sharon Delphenich, Executive Director of Casa de Amparo, was recognized at the San Diego County Board of Supervisors Meeting as a recipient of a STARS Award, an annual recognition program presented by the San Diego County Health and Human Services Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council for achievements in child abuse prevention.
March 6, 2013 (San Marcos, CA) - On Sunday, April 14th chefs from fifteen of Del Mar's finest restaurants will join Casa de Amparo to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month at the 17th Annual Meet the Chefs of Del Mar. The popular food & wine event will be held poolside at the Hilton Del Mar, 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd. across from the Del Mar Race Track. All proceeds support Casa de Amparo programs and services for abused, neglected and at-risk children and families throughout San Diego County.
December 5, 2012 (San Marcos, CA) - On Saturday, November 3, Casa de Amparo held its 14th Annual Bassett Crystal Ball Gala at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. Bassett was the Title Sponsor.
Over 300 guests attended the elegant event featuring a cocktail reception, auctions, a gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille, and dancing to “The Kicks.” Local artistic floral design studio and eco-florist Third Bloom created an elegant ambience with exquisite floral displays designed especially for the gala.