Dear CASA Supporter

This time of year is one of contrasts for our kids in the child welfare system. On the one hand, every child waits for the time when the school year ends, and the freedom of summer begins. However, for many of our CASA children, summer can add to the chaos and fear that they experience. The structure offered by the school year often provides an escape for children whose home lives are unpredictable and often frightening.

It shouldn't be that way.

A CASA can help fill the void for a child. In summer, children have many fewer contacts with people outside the home, but a CASA volunteer is still there to visit the child regularly and report any signs of maltreatment.

Our CASA volunteers always work tirelessly to ensure that children receive every service that is eligible to them. CASA volunteers often work to connect foster parents with scholarship options for summer camps that word be unaffordable otherwise, because every child deserves the chance to grow and develop during the summer months as well.

New children are entering care in Lake County at alarming rates, and we can only serve them with the support of community members who care to change the story. Help a CASA volunteer to do just that for a child this summer.
Yours in advocacy,
Terri Zenner Greenberg
Executive Director
There are 60 Lake County children waiting for a CASA volunteer right now. Give the gift of a brighter future. Give a child a CASA.
Your support makes an impact

In just the last month...
250 Volunteers served as CASAs

383 children served by a CASA

9 children had cases close
Kudos for some amazing CASA Volunteers!
CASA Teresa for her fierce advocacy for her CASA children. Teresa has been a constant in their lives for the past year as they were removed from the home, placed in their first foster home and split up from one another. Teresa has been to numerous schools to advocate for their significant educational needs and has developed strong relationships with the foster parents to assist with the special needs of the children at home. Teresa‚Äôs dedication to her CASA kids is unwavering.   
CASA Nancy, a CASA since 2013, has been on her current case since September 2015. Her case started with 3 children and in April of 2016, two additional siblings were added to her case. Nancy has worked through multiple placements for the older children; one was eventually placed in a residential program and two of the siblings are in the process of being placed together in a pre-adoptive home. The youngest two children were adopted last week and their cases closed!  
CASA Pam who has recently accepted her second case involving an 18 year old young man. He just graduated high school and was accepted into college. Pam is working with him to ensure he is prepared for college and applies for any potential assistance he can receive through DCFS.
News and Upcoming Events
Don't miss it!
Golf for a Child on July 8th
Register your foursome by June 28th to golf for our CASA kids!

CASA's Golf for a Child Invitational is an incredible opportunity to make a real and lasting difference and to have a great time while doing it.

Monday, July 8, 2019
Kemper Lakes Golf Club
Kildeer, Illinois
Thanks 100 Women Who Care!
CASA welcomed a few of the 100 Women Who Care of N.W. Suburban Chicago to the CASA office yesterday. The group gathers quarterly to select a local non-profit to support as a group. For the spring quarter, the members donated $9,400 to CASA Lake County, which will help train ten new Volunteer Advocates.

Thank you 100 Women Who Care!

CASA is Hiring
CASA is currently seeking applicants for an Office Administrator position. If you or anyone you know might be interested in applying, please review the job description by following this link: Job Posting
Have Cocktail for CASA
Join the CASA Lake County Young Professionals Board on Sunday, June 30th at Dovetail Brewery from 2-5pm.

$35 tickets provide an open bar of Dovetail craft brews and light hors 'd oeuvres. Try your luck with drawings and games while helping to provide a caring CASA advocate for the children of our community who deserve our help.
CASA Thanks Our 2019 Mission Partners
Mission Statement

CASA Lake County is a nonprofit organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the juvenile court system. Based on the belief that every child is entitled to a safe and permanent home, thoroughly trained CASA volunteers work in collaboration with key agencies, legal counsel and community resources to serve as the child's advocate and represent the child's best interest in juvenile court.
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Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061