February 11, 2022

Golden Door Contributes $50,000 to Help in the Fight Against Child Abuse and Neglect, Donates Proceeds to Casa de Amparo

Ryan Wuillmier, PR & Marketing Specialist, Casa de Amparo


On January 19, 2022, Casa de Amparo received a generous donation of $50,000 from the world renowned Golden Door Wellness Resort to help in the fight against child abuse and neglect. With the donation, Casa de Amparo will be able to provide shelter, residential services, trauma-informed therapy services, and transportation for youth who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.

“We are so grateful that our neighbor and friends at the Golden Door gave such a generous donation impacting the many children’s lives that desperately need our services,” said Kathy Karpé CRFE, Director of Development at Casa de Amparo. “Thank you so much to the Golden Door for your commitment to helping our Casa Kids.”

The donation was presented at the Golden Door Country Store in San Marcos. The Country Store, which opened last fall, features a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables from the Golden Door property, as well as artisanal foods. As with the resort, all net proceeds are donated to charity.

“Golden Door is passionate about the values and principles that we share with our beneficiary charities,” said Kathy Van Ness, General Manager at Golden Door. “We believe in changing lives. We believe that responsibility extends beyond our walls. As a show of support to those involved in making the world a more loving, more humane, and more peaceful place, we have pledged 100% of our net profits from the resort to select charities in support of their missions.”

Golden Door continues to be a leading force in the fight against child abuse and neglect, donating net profits to numerous impactful organizations, including Casa de Amparo, The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, I Have A Dream Foundation, and many more.

For more information on Casa de Amparo and the resources they bring to North San Diego County, please contact Ryan Wuillmier, PR & Marketing Specialist, at (760) 754-5500 or


Established in 1978, Casa de Amparo (Home of Protection) is recognized as a leader in treating and preventing child abuse and neglect in San Diego County and beyond, with locations in Oceanside and San Marcos. The non–profit organization annually serves over 525 Casa Kids, from prenatal to 25 years old, as well as 350 families through three integrated programs that promote healing, growth, and healthy relationships. These programs include Residential ServicesFamily Visitation, and New Directions.


The Golden Door experience empowers each guest to achieve a healthy mind, body and spirit. Guests relax, restore, and refresh on a journey focused on personalized fitness, spa and nutrition programs, thoughtfully designed to meet the specific goals and needs of each individual. Located in a serene valley a few miles north of San Diego and south of Los Angeles, the Golden Door is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the tranquility of our unique spot on earth. The resort is nestled in 600 acres of nature to hike, run or simply explore at your own pace. With more than 30 miles of hiking and walking trails, mountains to climb, vistas to discover, and a bamboo forest that gives voice to the wind, guests are surrounded by breath-taking beauty that nurtures the soul. Golden Door resort donates 100% of profits to further charitable causes that match the mission and objectives of the property.