Lisa Casarez is the founder and CEO of Angels of Grace Family Foster Agency. Known throughout the community for her infectious love for abused and neglected children, she is passionate about helping people discover their purpose and passions in life, and is a committed advocate for women and children who face issues and have needs in the Central Valley.
Lisa started Angels of Grace in 2000, and has over twenty years of foster care and soical agency management experierince. Her goal from the beginning was to provide a place of refuge and healing for foster children, a place focused on the children’s emotional and physical needs, to love, nurture, and protect the mind, body, and spirit of the children she serves.
In October 2008, Ms. Casarez, MSW founded the Angels of Grace Safe Haven Transitional Home. This is a nurturing home, which provides housing and independent living skills to emancipated females aging out of the foster care system, between the ages of 18-24
Ms. Casarez has received several awards for her dedication to our community. In 2010, the Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce named her Business Woman of the Year. Also in 2010, Ms. Casarez was honored as the Girl Scouts Inspirational Woman of the Year. Valley Public Television and Union Bank of California honored Ms. Casarez with the 5th Annual Local Hero Award. Additionally, Ms. Casarez received special recognition from Assemblywoman Sarah Reyes, for the Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award.
All of these awards came to a cumulation in 2013, when Lisa was named Mother of the Year by the Fresno Women’s Chamber of Commerce..
Angels of Grace
Angels of Grace Foster Family Agency is an agency that provides a place of refuge and healing for foster children. A place where they can receive the nurturing and care that they need from professional social workers and trained foster parents. Every day, they are able to draw strength from the human warmth and affection that has frequently been denied to them.
Our culturally diverse treatment program provides an array of services to families in order to sustain the needs of foster children. Our goal is to remain focused on the children's needs and search for a good foster family that will work with them on their issues and at their level. Thanks to the support of many wonderful people throughout the community, not only are we able to meet the physical needs of foster children, but we get to love, nurture and protect the mind, body and spirit of the children we serve.