Dear CASA Supporter

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month – a time when all of us can take a moment to acknowledge the unseen suffering that too many children endure every day. It is happening all around us, although we often can't see it. In the most recent statistical year there were 1,761 cases of abuse in Lake County . That’s staggering!
Growing up can be stressful for every child, but imagine going through it all without a safe place to go home to – without an adult you could trust and rely on. Children who have been abused or neglected grow up without a support system, without the stability they need to heal, and without the love and affirmation that they need to grow and flourish. 
It’s not only their own lives that suffer. Research shows that those who have been victims of abuse or neglect have a much higher likelihood of causing abuse later in life. And so the cycle continues.  

CASA Lake County is breaking that cycle by ensuring that abused and neglected children have a consistent, responsible adult in their lives. A CASA is someone they can count on to ensure that these kids receive the services and support they need until a safe, stable, permanent home is found. Help us to provide 10 more children with a caring CASA Volunteer by donating to and sharing our Child Abuse Prevention Month campaign.

Together, we can be the reason they are safe. #NoExcuseForAbuse
Warm regards,
Terri Zenner Greenberg
Executive Director
Cocktails for CASA April 11th
CASA's Young Professionals Board invites you.

Wednesday, April 11 6:30-8:30 p.m.
404 Wine Bar
2852 N. Southport Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

Supporting children who have suffered abuse or neglect doesn't have to be hard! Enjoy an open bar of some of the best wines, beers, and hors d'ouevres that Chicago has to offer while working to provide a caring CASA advocate for these children who deserve our help.
Former Lake County CASA Child Awarded National Scholarship
Awarded the Akerman Academic Excellence Scholarship for former CASA children, Mimi Quinn was invited to speak at the 2018 National CASA Conference in Boston on March 11th.

Her story of perseverance in an harmful foster home brought the room to tears and drove home her call for more support for children in situations like hers.

Mimi will join CASA Lake County as a guest speaker at our May 12th Gala.
Connect with CASA for Child Abuse Prevention
Throughout the month of April CASA will be sharing information related to child abuse awareness and prevention. Connect on social media to stay updated and share to help spread the cause of child abuse prevention on Facebook and Twitter
CASA Lake County's 2018 Gala - May 12th
Help the CASA Board of Directors recognize the judge who helped found the CASA program in Lake County, Judge Margaret Mullen, by joining us at our 2018 Gala on May 12th at the InterContinental Chicago.

Contact Brendan at bsiegfried@casalakecounty.com with any questions.
CASA Lake County's 2018 Mission Partners
700 Forest Edge Drive
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061

www.casalakecounty.com
847.383.6260