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.
5 hours ago
A story from our CASA waiting list:
Makenzie is 14 years old. She enjoys doing make-up and dreams of becoming a professional make-up artist someday. Within her time in foster care, Makenzie has been in five different foster homes. She struggles emotionally and has been diagnosed with mental health issues. Makenzie doesn’t understand what is going on and doesn’t understand why she can’t be with her family. She needs a CASA volunteer to provide hope and support as she navigates through this confusing and scary time. She needs someone who will be there for her and listen to HER needs. She needs an advocate.
Become a CASA volunteer and help change Makenzie’s story. There are many children, like Makenzie, in foster care awaiting an advocate. Go to www.maconcountycasa.org to complete an online volunteer application today!
*For confidentiality reasons, this is not the name or photo of the child in foster care.* ... See MoreSee Less
Is there a way I could be hers??!
Kimberly Johnson Beals. Here’s info for next class.
Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the course of our nation by speaking up for people who needed a powerful voice to secure their rights. You, too, have the potential to change a child’s life forever by becoming a CASA volunteer and speaking up for a child in foster care. In honor of Dr. King’s legacy, take the first step, contact us today. Go to www.maconcountycasa.org or call 428-8424! #changeachildsstory #casakids ... See MoreSee Less
Macon County CASA is closed today, Mon, January 20th, in observation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will reopen tomorrow morning at 8:30 am.
As you observe this special day, consider the MLK adage, "what are you doing for others?" If you need help fulfilling an answer, consider how you can help CASA and our community's foster children. Go to www.maconcountycasa.org and sign up to become a volunteer advocate OR make a monetary donation today. ❤💙 #changeachildsstory #casakids ... See MoreSee Less