CASA of McHenry County  


To support and protect children who have been abused or neglected by providing them with trained, committed volunteers who advocate for their best interest.

We believe every child deserves to live in a safe, loving, forever home.

We operate with compassion for those we serve, passion for our mission and respect for all stakeholders.

Every day, abused and neglected children in our community are placed into temporary foster care because their parents cannot - or will not - take care of them. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of McHenry County gives these children a voice in court so they can grow up in safe, permanent homes where they can thrive. CASA volunteers make a life-long difference for children, one child at a time.


CASA of McHenry County was founded in 2005 with the assistance of now-retired Judge Ward Arnold. In that time CASA has provided a voice for more than 450 children with the dedication of nearly 200 trained volunteer advocates. 


With the support of local businesses, individuals, and foundations CASA continues to grow so that, one day, every child in McHenry County's Juvenile Abuse court has a CASA.





CASA of McHenry County is a member of the Illinois CASA Association and the National CASA Association. Both organizations provide support in the form of training and technical assistance to CASA programs across the state and nation.