Casa Treatment Center Upgrades Kitchen with Grant from PCF

Founded in 1967, Casa is a treatment center in Pasadena that specifically caters to the unique needs of women struggling with substance dependence. They strive to provide a home of hope and healing where women can recover from addiction, transform their lives, and learn to love themselves. Casa provides a non-judgmental, inviting setting where healing and self-exploration are nurtured, with residential, day, and outpatient services.

A facility of this nature needs to be not only welcoming, but functional. The Residential Kitchen is one of their most active areas, serving approximately 100 meals per day to the women in treatment. In 2018, PCF granted $25,000 to help replace the air conditioning system, appliances and cabinetry. Of particular concern was the degraded subflooring and floor tiling.

This workhorse stove served Casa residents for years, but it was time for an upgrade!

“We are thrilled with our new kitchen and greatly appreciate the support of the Pasadena Community Foundation and our other supporters for helping us make the kitchen renovation happen,” says Casa executive director Leah Schneider. “Our residential kitchen had not been fully remodeled in approximately 20 years and while it remained in compliance with all Health Department safety codes, age and heavy use of the kitchen area had caused significant deterioration. Our new kitchen now has beautiful new tiling, cooling system, refrigerator, stove, ice machine, stainless steel cupboards and counters. Thank you PCF!”

The kitchen renovation was part of a larger project that refurbished and reconfigured several areas of Casa’s facilities, meaning more comfort, efficiency, and privacy for all clients.

PCF is proud to support Casa in their work in our community!