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CASA of Cook County aims to help children in protective custody due to abuse, neglect | abc7chicago.com

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Right now there are more than 5,600 children who have experienced abuse or neglect living in protective custody in Chicago. One group is making it their mission to help those children find a better life. "Court Appointed Special Advocates," or Casa, has been around since the 1980s and is working to build a better Chicago. Read more...

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(ABC7) Casa of Cook County holds fall gala

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW CHICAGO (WLS) -- Casa of Cook County recognized volunteers and advocates working to improve the lives of children in foster care at their fall gala Wednesday night. ABC 7's Diana Palomar accepted the media champion award on behalf of ABC 7. ABC 7's Hosea Sanders also served as the emcee for tonight's gala....

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2019 CHICAGO MARATHON

Meet Team CASA of Cook County! In 2019, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cook County has 19 amazing individuals who are running 26.2 miles all to support children in the Cook County foster care system who have experienced abuse, neglect, abandonment, or all three. Team CASA runners are raising funds so that these children can be matched with a CASA volunteer who will give them a voic...

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ASK YOUR IL STATE SENATOR TO VOTE YES ON HB 2497!

The 17,000 children in protective custody in Illinois need your help! Right now, the Illinois Senate is considering legislation (HB 2497) that would give children who have experienced abuse and neglect a voice by funding Court Appointed Special Advocate programs like CASA of Cook County. Call or email your Senator now and ask them to vote yes on HB247!   Find your Senator here.  ...

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MORE CHILDREN IN COOK COUNTY ARE HOMEWARD BOUND.

Thanks to the generous support of guests and sponsors, we are delighted to announce that this year’s Homeward Bound: Cocktails for CASA was our most successful to date! The event raised over $30,000 to support Cook County’s children who have experienced abuse and neglect. Funds raised at Homeward Bound will be used to recruit, train, and supervise volunteer advocates who provide focused, ind...

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