Casa Community Services by Posada Life
Casa Community Services connects people with a better life through social interaction, education and caring support. With roots in community support, including Valley Presbyterian Church and other generous community organizations and individuals, Casa is able to maintain a breadth of programs on behalf of the greater Green Valley community.
Casa’s services reach across the community by helping:
- Working families in need of child care and preschool services. Los Niños del Valle Preschool and Child Care is a state-licensed program. Currently more than 70 children, ages 18 months-5 years, attend year-round. In the summer, Casa provides educational and “day camp” style care for young school-age children. Healthy outdoor play combined with learning activities are planned at Los Ninos del Valle Preschool in a re-imagined use of the patio and playground. Drawing on a growing trend to provide children with “outdoor classrooms”, the playground will be filled with natural materials and play stations that encourage exploration and creativity with an environmental twist. The current patio will be enclosed to expand classroom space and service even more children in the popular child care program. Teachers and staff are being trained to make the most of the innovative area. Support is coming from individual donors, with planning and initial work funded through a grant from the Freeport McMoRan Community Investment Fund. The vision is for gardens, a climbing wall, water features, art and music areas that can be enjoyed in natural surroundings. Want to know more? Please call (520) 625-2273.
- Older adults also enjoy a range of programs. Social opportunities and Senior Lunch are available at the Casa Community Center. This is Green Valley's setting for life long learning, meetings, events and a nutritious lunch five days a week.
- Older adults and their caregivers are served by Adult Day Services. This person-centered program serves individuals with Alzheimer’s, stroke, Parkinson’s and other health concerns, offering activities, nursing care and social opportunities. The many advantages of intergenerational activities benefit the older adults and children from Los Niños del Valle. Caregiver respite and support are integral to this program.
- Individuals and families can benefit from Behavioral Health Services. Casa offers counseling both in our offices and in clients’ homes. Depression, grief, anxiety and many other mental health concerns are addressed with the help of licensed, experienced therapists. Medicare coverage is accepted; fee assistance is available for those unable to pay.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Volunteers help us make the most of our resources and, in turn, find greater purpose in their own lives. A special program, Victory Volunteers, is a casual approach, attracting people desiring short-term, project-based volunteering. They complete projects for other community nonprofit organizations.
Mission Committee Contact Doris Steffy can be contacted through the VPC Office email, VPCfirstname.lastname@example.org