Macon County CASA
Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in Macon County, Illinois
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a national association in the United States that supports and promotes court-appointed advocates for abused or neglected children in order to provide children with a safe and healthy environment in permanent homes. CASA relies on community volunteers to act as a “voice in court” for abused and neglected children to safeguard the children’s best interests and ensure that they are placed in safe homes as quickly as possible.
In Illinois as of FY 2017, 16000 children are in foster care. 5,708 children were served by CASA, 34% were adopted, 42% were returned home.
Macon County CASA is a member of the National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association based in Seattle, Washington. Macon County CASA is also in good standing with Illinois CASA. Macon County CASA gratefully receives financial donations from Various grants and donations, including United Way of Decatur as well as, donations from local corporations, community groups and grants to help expand our program and better serve our community.
15 hours ago
Final #casatacofriday for 2020 Smack'n Tacos is TODAY!! Grab a late lunch OR dinner. Call ahead your order for a quicker pick up! And remember, 25% of ALL sales today to CASA! #ChangeAChildsStory #casakids ... See MoreSee Less
20 hours ago
Happy Black Friday ‼️
As you do any shopping online, consider choosing Macon County CASA as your charity of choice. With every purchase, we receive a financial donation which directly supports our mission to advocate for the community's abused and neglected children.
Thank you and happy shopping! Please share!!
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1 day ago
#GivingTuesday emphasizes opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection and kindness even while practicing physical distancing.
Macon County CASA is participating in #GivingTuesday on December 1, 2020 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We are raising funds to support the foster children served by the CASA program right here in the Macon County community.
Together we heal. Together we give. Together we help.
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2 days ago
Holidays like Thanksgiving are so hard for many of our foster children. Even once they leave foster care as young adults, the holiday season can leave our foster care alum lonely without family with whom to celebrate. Especially right now during COVID.
If you are a foster care alum OR know an alum, please join this group for a holiday celebration on Zoom filled with love, compassion, and fellowship! #ChangeAChildsStory #casakids #thanksgiviving2020 ... See MoreSee Less