Commander's Ball

Casa Youth Shelter invites community to 2019 Commander’s Ball

Join Casa Youth Shelter at the 2019 Commander’s Ball, to be held on Saturday, October 26 at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach  Resort & Spa. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, dancing, and live musical entertainment featuring Rembrandt!

This event will also feature Golden Ticket drawings, an opportunity drawing, wine pull, and a live auction with items including: villa in Tuscany, Italy; condo stay in Kauai, Hawaii; holiday gondola ride; Green Street Interiors design package; and more!

The Commander’s Ball is held in honor of founder Lieutenant Commander Myldred E. Jones (August 5, 1909-June 19, 20116). Born in Philadelphia and raised in Southern California, Myldred Jones joined the United States Navy as World War II began. During her 17 years of service, Myldred’s dedication to the teenaged children of service members sparked a passion for helping young people, which ultimately led to the establishment of Casa Youth Shelter. Through her faith and caring, Myldred’s home for runaway, homeless, and abandoned youth has thrived. Over the past 41 years, Casa Youth Shelter has served thousands of youth and their families.

For this event, cocktail attire is required. Black tie optional.

Unable to attend but still want to support Casa Youth Shelter?

Enter our Opportunity Drawing and get a chance to win an amazing Disneyland resort experience including a gift card for 2-Day Park Hopper tickets for 4, a night at the Disneyland Hotel with Deluxe View, plus a credit for food, drinks, and souvenirs — a $2,000 value. This item was generously donated by The DelRe Foundation.

Sponsor a ticket for someone else to attend our event.

Donate $50 bottles of wine or spirits for our Wine Pull.

For more information, contact [email protected].

When Diana, 15, arrived at Casa Youth Shelter, she was experiencing depression that included both suicidal ideation and past suicide attempts. Despite having a good relationship with her father, Diana and her stepmother have a great deal of conflict resulting in verbal arguments and physical altercations in which, on several occasions, the police needed to be involved. Previously a good student and active in band and other school activities, Diana became more depressed over time, that was intensified by the conflict at home.

Because Diana’s relationship with her stepmother was deteriorating and going home was undesirable, Diana and her father inquired about Job Corps. With the help of Casa Youth Shelter counselors, our case manager, and her father, Diana completed the Job Corps application process — expedited due to her residency at Casa Youth Shelter — and will be able to enter the program.

In the time Diana spent at Casa Youth Shelter, she participated in individual, group, and family counseling sessions, and is looking forward to her future.

Your support of our Commander’s Ball on October 26 helps youth like Diana.

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This article was released by Casa Youth Shelter.