Dear CASA Supporter
October of 2018 marks a significant milestone for CASA Lake County – our 25th anniversary. Over the past 25 years, our CASAs have been passionate, unwavering champions for the children of our county. At joyful adoptions, our CASAs were there. At the unlikeliest of graduations, our CASAs were there. At tearful reunifications with rehabilitated parents, our CASAs were there – and so much of their success is thanks to you – our board members, volunteers, donors, and supporters.
Community is central to what a CASA program can accomplish. Our incredible staff draw from the seemingly bottomless giving spirit of our citizens to improve outcomes for children in the foster care system due to issues of abuse or neglect. Over the course of our history, we have strengthened longtime partnerships and cultivated new relationships with the belief that through cooperation between government, agencies, and individuals we can do more together.
Starting from a humble beginning with a small Board of 4 volunteers, we have grown into a team of 22 Board Members overseeing a staff of 16, which supports 270 volunteers serving over 500 children per year. In 2017, that included nearly every single youth-in-care in Lake County, Illinois.
Throughout the year, we will celebrate our past while continuing to look to the future. For the past 25 years, our goal has been to protect every child's right to grow up in a safe and nurturing home. With your help, we will continue to do that. Thank you for being part of our team.
We are proud of the impact we have collectively made in our first 25 years. Imagine what we can do together over the next 25!