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Giving a Voice to Abused and Neglected Children in Saline County Illinois

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Next training begins February/March 2020

Call 618 253 3355 for more information or check out the dates and times at

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 Training sponsored in part by Ameren Illinois and the Poshard Foundation

UPCOMING EVENTS

We are planning something exciting for the Fall, keep checking back.

 

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NEWS

October 1, 2019

Kids, Courts and Schools

Date:  October 3 Time:  8am to 4pm Location:  Double Tree, Mt Vernon IL  
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June 3, 2019

Children of Substance Abuse Parents and CASA

According to the Center on Addition:  Children whose parents abuse alcohol and other drugs are almost 3 times likelier to...
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June 3, 2019

Signs of Possible Child abuse and Neglect

Possible Neglect:  Inadequately dressed for the weather (e.g. shorts and sandals in freezing temperatures), appear to be excessively listless and...
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Featured Advocate: I am a retired Registered Nurse that worked in Florida for over 20 years. As a nurse, I saw clients that had been physically and mentally abused by family members. Upon returning to Illinois, I completed graduate school in Counseling. While completing my internship in graduate school, I noticed that many of the clients had lost their children because of a drug dependency. I therefore thought that I could at least be a voice for these children and became a C.A.S.A. volunteer. I hope someone reading this will also see the need and volunteer. Angelia Price ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

CASA of Saline County, Inc.

It's a great day at CASA! Thank you to Liberty Utilities for their generous donation of $1,000 to the CASA program. They not only keep the utilities going but they give back to the community.
We appreciate everything they do! Pictured left to right: Kathi Wenzel, Amber Smith, Trina Weir and Deon Scott.
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It's a great day to be a CASA. After 1026 days in foster care, Mr. Joshua and Ms. Serenity were adopted. We are so very pleased and excited for them and their future. Thank you to everyone that made it possible. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

CASA of Saline County, Inc.

If you missed the 2019 Halloween Bash Saturday night, you missed a good time! Special Thank you to Scott Stout and his helpers and Wooded Hills Bar & Grill for the great meal. Katie Martin for being our DJ for the evening and Bryan Questelle for always being willing to help out and be our last minute dessert auctioneer. He can now add that to his list of many talents! Thank you to all the bakers, the desserts looked amazing and helped us raise about $1100. I am sure that tasted wonderful too! Thank you to those that came and participated in our pumpkin contest and costume contest. Thank you to Commercial Janitorial Services, John & Marilyn McGill, Patrick Windhorst, Logan Warren, Scott & Susan Bevis, Davie and Angie Kyle, WKI, those at Ferrell Hospital, Bob Oglesby, Leigh and Joel Irvin, Troy Angelly, those from Egyptian Health, WLC Management, Natalie Miller and Terry Gorden, David & Kathryn Delucca and David Morse and his gang at Country Financial and Darrell Simon for their donations. I am bad about taking pictures but here are just a few. So grateful to have the support of all of you! ... See MoreSee Less

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Skeletor says it’s almost time for Casa’s big Halloween bash. The tables are set and the photo birth is ready. Come and join us at the Bonan Business center. Social hour at 6 p and dinner at 7p by Wooded Hills Bar & Grill. $35 per person or $200 for table of 6. Then after you finish your hayrides, wedding or football game stop by and enter for $10 for some dancing with DJ Katie Martin till 9ish. You will be glad you did and all proceeds go toward advocacy for abused and neglected children in Saline county. ... See MoreSee Less

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About CASA

Saline County CASA trains community members to advocate for abused and neglected children who are in the court system because of abuse and/or neglect.  Saline County CASA currently has 21 advocates serving 91 children.  There are 25 on the waiting list for a CASA.  The advocates speak up for these children with the court system, social service agencies, and others involved in the child’s life.

Saline County CASA has a Board of Directors consisting of 8 community members who volunteer their time to the program.  These 8 members make the by-laws and take care of fundraising efforts to support the program.  The Saline County CASA Board of Directors meet once a month and call special meetings when necessary.

To reach our goal and insure that every child receives a safe home, CASA would like to have an advocate for every abused and neglected child who enters the Saline County Juvenile Court System. New advocates are needed!  To become an advocate or make a donation, contact our office at 618 253-3355 or contact any member of the board.

What is a CASA Advocate?

A CASA Advocate is a community member who gives of their time to ensure that abused and neglected children receive a safe, nurturing, permanent home as quickly as possible.  They do this by gathering facts, discerning options, and preparing reports for the court.  They also assist the court and social agencies in eliminating delays, advancing the child’s case in a timely fashion, and monitoring the case until a final outcome is achieved.

To become an advocate, one must pass a preliminary screening process, complete a 30 hour training program, and observe 6 hours of court procedures. We need your help! Call today 618-253-3355.