Category Archives: Success Stories

Be part of DAC’s first #GivingTuesday!

Giving Tuesday is an inspiring global movement that harnesses the collective giving power of individuals, families, organizations, and communities, celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving.  #GivingTuesday signals the start of the charitable season, when many people pay extra attention to the individuals and organizations who benefit most from their holiday and end of year giving.

How can I support DAC on #GivingTuesday?

This year, Dependency Advocacy Center (DAC) is participating in our first ever #GivingTuesday!

Over the last ten years, DAC has had the privilege of providing interdisciplinary family defense advocacy to over 7,800 low income, underserved parents and children in Santa Clara County’s child welfare system. By combining a skilled dependency attorney with the clinical expertise of a licensed social worker, and the compassionate, lived experience of a mentor parent, DAC has offered meaningful access to justice for the vulnerable population we serve.

Our unique approach to client representation has directly impacted parents like Alyssa Lopez, DAC’s 2018 Outstanding Parent Award recipient. With the support and guidance provided by our holistic approach, Alyssa has made huge strides in building the safe and stable life that she has wanted for herself and her three sons.

With your #GivingTuesday donation, parents like Alyssa will receive the help that they need to support their reunification and ensure their family’s long-term success.

Our goal is to raise $5,000 to continue advocating for the families of Santa Clara County.  You can text your donation to (408) 883-4074 or click here!  Thank you for helping DAC strengthen families and communities!

DAC Mentor Parent Rosalio Chavoya Honored by Casey Family Programs

Rosalio Chavoya received the 2018 Casey Excellence for Children Birth Father Award. These awards recognize outstanding individuals and leaders who have demonstrated distinguished work, exceptional leadership and relentless dedication in improving child welfare in America. Award winners are selected in five categories: birth parents, alumni of foster care, foster or adoptive parents, kinship caregivers and child welfare leaders.

“It’s our absolute honor to recognize these outstanding people for advocating so strongly on behalf of children and their families, and for giving them greater opportunities to thrive,” said David C. Mills, chair of the Board of Trustees of Casey Family Programs. “These honorees are making the world a better place for children and families.”

Leo is certainly deserving of this award and we are proud to work with him at Dependency Advocacy Center.