Accomplishments

#1

OUR ADVOCATE POOL HAS GROWN

In CASA's first year 2005; there was one employee for 15 Advocates

In CASA's 10th year 2015, We have six employees and 102 Advocates

#2

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

#3

RESPONSIBLE FISCAL MANAGEMENT

85% of every dollar raised goes directly back to the children.

#4

STAYING POWER

CASA still has 3 ACTIVE ADVOCATES from our first two training classes in 2005

#5

EVENTS HOSTED BY CASA

CASA hosts THREE community EVENTS each year; The Little Black Dress in FebruaryThe Light of Hope Breakfast in April and The CASA Cup in October.

#6

COLLABORATION WITH OTHER NON-PROFITS IN MCHENRY COUNTY

CASA jointly hosts two events during the year with other local nonprofits; SANTA RUN in December and BUNCO in January.

#7

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.

#8

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

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#9

PROGRAM FUNDING

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%.

#10

TRAINING

CASA provides three training programs per year.

#11

VOLUNTEER TIME

Advocates meet with their child TWO times per month and spend approximately 10 HOURS per month on their child's case.

#12

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.

JOIN OUR MISSION TO GIVE EVERY CHILD IN OUR MCHENRY COUNTY A VOICE

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