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SOS Village- Illinois' Unique Approach to Foster Care

August 31, 2016

NBC Chicago ran a great story last night about SOS-Villages and their unique approach to foster care in Illinois. You can see the story at http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/WEB-5P-MAD-SOS-VILLAGES_Chicago-391808841.html

Make a difference and enjoy a craft brew all in one night!

June 30, 2016

In the past year 45 new children have been assigned a CASA advocate in McHenry County. Join CASA on Thursday, June 30 to learn more about the CASA program and how you too can personally can change a child's life. Stop by Scorched Earth Brewery on June 30 between 6 - 8 pm, enjoy a craft beer, and make a difference.

June is National Reunification Month

June 15, 2016

The first goal in a child abuse and neglect case is always to return the child home, what is known as reunification. Nearly 50% of all CASA cases are return home. Situations where the parents, working with social workers, therapists and other service providers, changed harmful behaviors and home environments, making it safe for the children to go home. Check out Cleveland County CASA's beautiful video highlighting one family's success story and celebrate the change that can happen!

CASA's 10th Anniversary Publication

May 03, 2016

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about CASA of McHenry County in this special insert to the Northwest Herald. Celebrate 10 years of child advocacy for children and hear the stories of how everyday people make a huge difference in the lives of children here in McHenry County. 

TED Talk: Every Kid is One Caring Adult Away From Success

April 06, 2016

Don't miss this amazing TED Talk about how we as adults can make a huge impact in a child's life just by caring.

PTSD in Children in Foster Care

December 28, 2015

The National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections put out this information packet in 2012 about childhood Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in children in foster. It is a little dated but no doubt the information is still the same. The entire piece can be found at the link below (and it is worth the quick read):

Start Your New Year As a CASA Advocate

December 29, 2015

​Is your New Year's resolution to volunteer in 2016? Even if it is not, check out CASA of McHenry County's upcoming winter and spring training dates. We are accepting applications and conducting interviews for those who have an interest in becoming a CASA advocate.

Your End of the Year Gift Matters

December 25, 2015

Your end of the year gift matters to CASA of McHenry County and the children we serve. Your support enables us to train and provide CASA advocates who directly impact the lives of abused and neglected children in McHenry County by being their voice in court. 

CASA Kids and Foster Care

December 08, 2015

Most of the abused and neglected children CASA Advocates work with are in the foster care system. This means the child might be placed with a relative, live with a non-relative licensed foster parent, or live in a group home or residential facility. Unfortunately, bec...

Why I Give To CASA

December 01, 2015

Someone asked me once why I thought it was so important to support CASA of McHenry County. For me it comes down to just one simple truth: There is no greater responsibility that each of us has, as human beings, than to care for and protect our children. Not just our b..

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December 29, 2015

​Is your New Year's resolution to volunteer in 2016? Even if it is not, check out CASA of McHenry County's upcoming winter and spring training dates. We are accepting applications and conducting interviews for those who have an interest in becoming a CASA advocate.

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