In CASA's first year 2005; there was one employee for 15Advocates
In CASA's 10th year 2015, We have six employees and 102 Advocates
A GROWING CONCERN IN YOUR COMMUNITY: THE NEED FOR A CASA HAS GROWN
In 2005 CASA served 23 CHILDREN
In 2015 CASA served 155 CHILDREN
RESPONSIBLE FISCAL MANAGEMENT
85% of every dollar raised goes directly back to the children.
CASA still has 3 ACTIVE ADVOCATES from our first two training classes in 2005
EVENTS HOSTED BY CASA
CASA hosts THREE community EVENTS each year; The Little Black Dress in February, The Light of Hope Breakfast in April and The CASA Cup in October.
COLLABORATION WITH OTHER NON-PROFITS IN MCHENRY COUNTY
CASA jointly hosts two events during the year with other local nonprofits;SANTA RUN in December andBUNCO in January.
LESS TIME IN FOSTER CARE
A Child with an Advocate by their side will be placed in a safe, permanent home 8 months sooner than a child without a CASA.
COST SAVINGS TO THE TAXPAYER
It costs the state $5,698 per month to support a child in Foster Care. A child with a CASA is in Foster Care for an average of eight months less than a child without a CASA, saving the taxpayers up to $45,591
CASA of McHenry County does not receive any government funding. Some CASA programs in other counties receive county funding, McHenry County is not one of those counties. All funding comes from the generosity of the community through individual and business donations 80% and grant funding 20%.
CASA provides three training programs per year.
Advocates meet with their child TWO times per month and spend approximately 10 HOURS per month on their child's case.
ADVOCATES IMPACT ON CHILDS LIFE
The Advocate is the pipeline between the adults that touch the child's life and the Judge. The Advocate paints the picture so the court has the information to make the most informed decision for each child.
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