CASA founded in 1981 to provide alternatives to youths to combat high rates of teen pregnancies via peer outreach with over 1200 educated to conduct over 1.5 million home visits.

Midwifery classroom instruction at the CASA campus.

CASA opened the first government accredited Midwifery School in 1996, graduates are licensed professionals who return to needy communities to practice, often providing the only health care for remote areas.  Curriculum is mix of current health sciences and traditional therapies. 

 

Since 1985 CASA has provided an on-site childhood Development Center for employees that has expanded to include community children.  Over 1800 children (50 % from single mothers) have been enrolled in this government accredited program, annually serving 200 families at the CASA campus. 

Arts are an important component of the day care program at the CASA.

The CASA library originally built to meet the needs of the midwifery program  was expanded in 2000 to become a public circulating library with over 11, 450 books and a computer center for families.  In2010 CASA developed rural library projects in 14 remote communities for children with little or no access to books.

CASA library and activity center for day care students and the local community.

Over 10,000 babies have been born at CASA Maternity Hospital and Family Clinic, opened in 1994 and still the only facility in Mexico staffed by interdisciplinary team of midwives and doctors, its a clinical training site for students with superior success rates for prenatal and maternal care proven by reduced infant and maternal mortality, fewer cesarean sections and improved birth weights. 

A recent new born and her midwife at the CASA Maternity Hospital and Family Clinic.

Teatro is a CASA outreach initiative staffed by youths, who write, act and produce programs tackling critical social issues that impact wellness, family planning awareness and social empowerment.  Since 1996 over 1500 performances have taken these messages from rural villages to marginal neighborhoods.

Live weekly radio programming began in 2004 and focused on wide range of social issues key to CASA’s mission are broadcast to over 45,000 listeners; internet radio access is available daily.   

Since its first days of operation, CASA has provided pro bono legal assistance and developed a peer program of education about integrated violence prevention, rights awareness.  Since 2005 CASA’s Domestic Violence initiative expanded to include victim assistance with a 24-hour help hotline, counseling, medical and legal services and an emergency shelter.