WHO WE ARE
Every day, children in our community who have been abused or neglected 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, forever homes where they can thrive.
CASA volunteers make a life-long difference for children - one child at a time.
Founded in 2005, with the assistance of now-retired Judge Ward Arnold, we have provided a voice for more than 500 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 will have a CASA.
ILLINOIS & NATIONAL CASA/GAL
CASA of McHenry County is a member of the Illinois CASA Association and the National CASA/GAL Association.
Both organizations provide support in the form of training and technical assistance to CASA programs across
the state and nation.
"The first time I visited the foster home, I thought, 'This is one of the most important things I will ever do.' And it has been. Advocating for children who have been dealt difficult cards, being someone they know is in their corner, and being the 'eyes and ears' for their judge, has been a privilege."
To support and protect children who have been abused or neglected by providing them with trained, committed volunteers who advocate for their best interest.
Every child deserves to live in a safe, loving, forever home.
We operate with Passion for our mission thru action; Compassion for those we serve and; Respect for all our stakeholders.