CASA Kendall County

CASA Kendall County CASA Kendall County advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the juvenile court system. Our volunteers believe that every child should have a voice in court, and a safe and permanent home.

CASA Kendall County volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.

CASA Kendall County volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.

Mission: CASA Kendall County advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the juvenile court system. Our volunteers believe that every child should have a voice in court, and a safe and permanent home.

Operating as usual

It is about that time again and CASA Kendall County could really use anyone that is a member of this group to consider n...
10/28/2020
100+ Women Who Care OSWEGO MONTGOMERY YORKVILLE IL | Join Us!

It is about that time again and CASA Kendall County could really use anyone that is a member of this group to consider nominating us this next session! This year has brought about never before seen numbers of new kids in care. Domestic violence and mental health issues are rising quickly and the effects on our children are devastating. While our fundraisers have been canceled, many of our amazing supporters struggling to just support their own families and volunteer pools shrinking, the number of kids who critically need a CASA by their side has doubled. The only way to meet the demand is with more volunteers, which means more training and more staff to stand beside our volunteers as they do this life changing work. In our world, a donation of $8000 can support the training of as many as 40 new volunteers! Right now we have about 45 volunteers and have served 108 children already this year! We need more volunteers fast or we will face the very real possibility of having to wait list children.. That is a reality I am not willing to accept. That number is compared to the 65 children in all of 2019! And we still have two of the " busiest" months in our field to go. A month ago the trending hashtag was Savethechildren, but sadly it seems that has already lost its momentum. If you were someone who posted this hash tag or thought "there has to be more I can do to help children" this is a way to actually help save the children. And these children are here in our towns, in our schools, on your child's team or in their daycare. These children can have a new story with your help. Please consider nominating and voting for CASA this fall. We have never needed our community support more. If you aren't a member I encourage you to consider joining now!

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10/27/2020

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to CARSTAR Yorkville for being one of our MonSTAR Sponsors of our first ever Run For Their Lives Halloween 5k & ZeroK for CASA Kendall County! Carstar has a big heart for the kids in our community and always sponsors our events! Thank you for supporting the abused and neglected kids of Kendall County. We truly appreciate you!

10/26/2020
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We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Fred Davis of 4 Seasons Landscaping for being one of our MonSTAR Sponsors of our first ever Run For Their Lives Halloween 5k & ZeroK for CASA Kendall County! Fred has a big heart for the kids in our community! Thank you for supporting the abused and neglected kids of Kendall County. We truly appreciate you!

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We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Patty Omalley of Kettley Realtors for being one of our MonSTAR Sponsors of our ...
10/25/2020
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We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Patty Omalley of Kettley Realtors for being one of our MonSTAR Sponsors of our first ever Run For Their Lives Halloween 5k & ZeroK for CASA Kendall County! Kettley Realtors have big hearts for the kids in our community in always support our fundraising efforts, while Patty serves on our Board of Directors. Thank you for supporting the abused and neglected kids of Kendall County. We truly appreciate you!

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10/25/2020

We apologize for the change but Halloween Tshirt pick up days have been changed to this Tuesday evening 5pm-6pm and Wednesday morning 8:30am-9:30am outside of the Health Department Building. An email will be sent out later today with more details. Thank you!

10/23/2020

Thank you National CASA / GAL Association for Children for Children for hosting a great virtual conference this week! We fully missed being in person but are grateful that you still hosted this event online so we could attend. We can't wait to share with our advocates and team what we learned! #NationalCASA2020

10/20/2020
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We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Stephen Alan Salon for being one of our MonSTAR Sponsors of our first ever Run For Their Lives Halloween 5k & ZeroK for CASA Kendall County! Heather and her staff have giant hearts for the kids in our community in always support our fundraising efforts through donations, sponsorship and more. Thank you for supporting the abused and neglected kids of Kendall County. We truly appreciate you!

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We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Boombah Inc for being one of our Super Hero Sponsors of our first ever Run For ...
10/14/2020
Boombah

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Boombah Inc for being one of our Super Hero Sponsors of our first ever Run For Their Lives Halloween 5k & ZeroK for CASA Kendall County! Mike Mann from Boombah has a giant heart for the kids in our community in always supports our fundraising efforts. Thank you Boombah for supporting the abused and neglected kids of Kendall County. We truly appreciate you!

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Please join us in congratulating our brand new advocates that were sworn in this morning by the  Honorable Judge Barnhar...
10/13/2020

Please join us in congratulating our brand new advocates that were sworn in this morning by the Honorable Judge Barnhart. They completed 40 hours of extensive training and are ready to advocate for the best interests of the abused and neglected children in Kendall County. They will be the voice for them in court and in life for the entirety of their case.

Congratulations and thank you for your dedication to the children of our community! 👏

To learn more about our next training session, please visit casakendallcounty.org. We need you!

Pictured below: Val J., Amanda K., Becky H., Angie B., The Honorable Judge Barnhart, Kristy L., Liz R., Todd R., and Brianna M.

If you would like a shirt before Halloween weekend, the deadline to order is next Saturday, Oct 17th so please register ...
10/10/2020

If you would like a shirt before Halloween weekend, the deadline to order is next Saturday, Oct 17th so please register asap if you'd like one! Distribution day (and shipping day) will be Tuesday Oct 27th. Thank you to everyone who's registered so far!

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Ok guys, here's what you've been waiting for! Shirts for our 5K and ZeroK! Register at casakendallcounty.org/events #Runfortheirlives

10/07/2020
Darlene Colosimo, Broker - Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Darlene Colosimo of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group for being one of our Super Hero Sponsors of our first ever Run For Their Lives Halloween 5k & ZeroK for CASA Kendall County! Darlene loves to give back to our community and has a giant heart for the kids we serve. Her family has been part of the CASA Kendall County family for a while, as she was an advocate and her husband Carlo is one of our wonderful attorneys.
Thank you Darlene and Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group for supporting the abused and neglected kids of Kendall County. We truly appreciate you!

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We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Keith Mouis of Flagstar for being one of our Super Hero Sponsors of our first e...
10/06/2020

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Keith Mouis of Flagstar for being one of our Super Hero Sponsors of our first ever Run For Their Lives Halloween 5k & ZeroK for CASA Kendall County! Keith also serves on our Board of Directors and has a giant heart for the kids in our community. Thank you Keith and Flagstar for supporting the abused and neglected kids of Kendall County. We truly appreciate you!

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As you all probably know, Flight Tasting Room & Bottle Shoppe in Yorkville LOVES giving back to our community. So for ex...
10/05/2020
CASA Kendall County - Events |

As you all probably know, Flight Tasting Room & Bottle Shoppe in Yorkville LOVES giving back to our community. So for extra incentive to sign up for our Halloween 5k, they are generously giving you a coupon for a free beer! The first 100 runners will receive a coupon good for one free draft beer (up to $7 value) at Flight. 🍺

Register today at casakendallcounty.org/events and help us Run For Their Lives 🎃

Thank you Flight Tasting Room & Bottle Shoppe for your continued support of CASA Kendall County and the abused kids that we serve. 💓

Please join us Halloween weekend for a Virtual 5K. 5K includes shirt, medal and printable bib. Zero K - Want to "Do Zero and Still Be a Hero" - includes shirt. Please select option with shipping if you live out of town.

Thank you so much to our friends at 4 Seasons Landscaping for including us in their Corn for a Cause fundraiser! They do...
10/05/2020

Thank you so much to our friends at 4 Seasons Landscaping for including us in their Corn for a Cause fundraiser! They donated a generous check for $630 so also a big thank you to anyone who helped pick corn, sold corn and bought corn from his corn stands this season. Our community gets so creative in their ways to fundraise for us and we appreciate it so much!

Calling all past CASA volunteers! We need you back in a very big way! In the last couple months we have seen cases soar ...
10/04/2020

Calling all past CASA volunteers! We need you back in a very big way! In the last couple months we have seen cases soar like never before. This week we passed 100 children served for the year, with three months left to go! And those remaining months typically see the greatest influx of children. In an average year we serve about 65 children. This unprecedented number of cases has left us in urgent need of trained and able to hit the ground running advocates. Our current class of new trainees will already be assigned to cases on the day they are sworn in. It will not be possible to swear in a new class till likely March of 2020. Anyone that has been a CASA in good standing, here or in another county, please reach out to me to discuss whether coming back to CASA is right for you. We need you, our kids need you, and we can't wait to hear from you. If you know a past volunteer please reach out to them and make sure they know how needed they are. Thanks to all who have helped CASA carry out our mission both past and present. These are unprecedented times and we need you all now more then ever.

Happy birthday to our fabulous intern Alex!! She works so hard coaching the YMCA swim team, while getting her Master's d...
10/02/2020

Happy birthday to our fabulous intern Alex!! She works so hard coaching the YMCA swim team, while getting her Master's degree and also interning at CASA Kendall County. We all hope you have a birthday as wonderful as you!

CASA Kendall County needs your help! Our average caseload is 65 kids per year and we have currently  served over 100 abu...
09/30/2020

CASA Kendall County needs your help! Our average caseload is 65 kids per year and we have currently served over 100 abused or neglected children in Kendall County so far this year! Since we had to cancel our fundraisers, in addition to our 5k/ZeroK, we are hosting a Virtual Silent Auction. It will be just in time for the holidays so that you can bid to buy yourself something nice or a gift for a loved one for Christmas.

We need your help with donations to make this successful. Please look at our flyer and share. Thank you for your continued support!

Ok guys, here's what you've been waiting for! Shirts for our 5K and ZeroK! Register at casakendallcounty.org/events #Run...
09/28/2020

Ok guys, here's what you've been waiting for! Shirts for our 5K and ZeroK! Register at casakendallcounty.org/events #Runfortheirlives

How fun is this?!?! We can't wait! Thank you Paradise Car Wash! 🎃💀
09/23/2020

How fun is this?!?! We can't wait! Thank you Paradise Car Wash! 🎃💀

Please join us in congratulating our Executive Director, Jennifer Gilbert, on 10 years of service to CASA Kendall County...
09/17/2020

Please join us in congratulating our Executive Director, Jennifer Gilbert, on 10 years of service to CASA Kendall County! She started as a volunteer, then became the Advocate Supervisor and then eventually the ED. For years, she was doing all of those roles, including fundraising and training, by herself. Jennifer turned our program from almost having to close its doors to the amazing program it is now, with a huge group of the best volunteer advocates, an amazing Board of Directors, a fantastic staff and a whole community of businesses that support us. It was because of Jennifers amazing leadership and her forming these relationships throughout the years, that we are able to have served 92 abused or neglected kids in Kendall County this year so far.

Thank you Jennifer for putting the kids of Kendall County a first priority of yours for a decade. We all love and appreciate you.

09/11/2020

Three weeks into our fall new advocate training and I just want to say a huge “Thank You” to the 8 members of this class that are willing to give up their evenings, their family time, and sit in class wearing their masks so that they can become a part of the solution for our children. These trainees have decided enough talk, it’s time for action. I also can’t say enough about our amazing Volunteer Training Coordinator who donates her time and expertise to give our advocates the very best foundation for the work they will do. Covid has created an unprecedented need for new volunteers as our cases are growing rapidly. If you missed this round please consider signing up next time. We anticipate very early next year will be the next class. You can become a CASA and #changeachildsstory For more info please visit our webpage at www.casakendallcounty.org or email us at [email protected]

This weather is perfect and means it’s time to stock up on those hoodies and jackets! CASA has the perfect solution to a...
09/05/2020

This weather is perfect and means it’s time to stock up on those hoodies and jackets! CASA has the perfect solution to all your cuddly fall gear needs! Here are some of our favorite people wearing some of our favorite fall gear! If you are interested send a message and check out our website for all the choices!

Thank you Taria! We appreciate you!
09/02/2020

Thank you Taria! We appreciate you!

Hey CASA supporters! Corn for a Cause is happy to report that the rain last night has helped the corn fields and the cor...
09/01/2020
Sweet corn fundraiser for CASA Kendall County and Kendall County Food Pantry

Hey CASA supporters! Corn for a Cause is happy to report that the rain last night has helped the corn fields and the corn is looking amazing! They need some helping picking the corn tonight, tomorrow and Thursday and then selling this weekend. Check here for more info. Thank you!

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Illinois CASA
08/28/2020

Illinois CASA

Protecting children is a responsibility we all share. It is important for every person to take child abuse and neglect seriously, be able to recognize it and know what to do next. If you have reason to believe a child you know is being abused or neglected, call the DCFS Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-25-ABUSE (1-800-252-2873).

Training begins next week! We're happy to answer any questions on you might have! Here's your chance to help #Savethechi...
08/21/2020

Training begins next week! We're happy to answer any questions on you might have! Here's your chance to help #Savethechildren 💙

08/19/2020
Stephen Alan Salon

We want to thank Stephen Alan Salon for making one of our CASA kids look and feel beautiful before school starts this week. And they donated the services! Heather and her team have hearts of pure gold. Thank you ladies for always caring so deeply about the kids in our community ❤️

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CASA Kendall County Community: We need your help! We are out of available volunteers and need a full class for our next ...
08/18/2020

CASA Kendall County Community: We need your help! We are out of available volunteers and need a full class for our next training session to ensure every child gets their own advocate right away. We've been seeing #SaveOurChildren trending and here is your chance to Save the Children right here in your community! They NEED us. Please share with anyone with a huge heart that might be a good fit! Training starts next week and we need a few more volunteers. 💙

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08/17/2020

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Our 1st ever virtual 5K/ZeroK is open for registration! Visit our website to participate or be a sponsor!  You do have t...
08/12/2020

Our 1st ever virtual 5K/ZeroK is open for registration! Visit our website to participate or be a sponsor! You do have to go to our website outside of Facebook or the PayPal link will not work right!

Virtual 5K means you can run from anywhere-the park, treadmill, wherever! 🏃‍♀️🏃

ZeroK means you can do zero and still be a hero. Lay on your couch in your participation shirt and watch some Netflix while supporting the abused and neglected kids of Kendall County. 🛋️

http://www.casakendallcounty.org/events

Hello everyone! We had a little fun today taking new pictures of our awesome CASA clothing we would have brought to the ...
08/06/2020

Hello everyone! We had a little fun today taking new pictures of our awesome CASA clothing we would have brought to the conference this year! It is getting close to fall and time to think about those cozy hoodies and the perfect blazer for court! If you want to stock up now is a great time. We will be offering free shipping on any order $75 or more. Sizes are limited so you will have to message me to verify we have what you need! If any program wants more then 5 of an embroidered item or 10 of a printed item we will make that happen. All prices and additional styles can be found on our page.

http://www.casakendallcounty.org/casa-apparel/

08/06/2020

In light of current circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic and the guidelines regarding safe sports, CASA Kendall County has decided to cancel this year’s “Play for the Kids” Softball Tournament. We know this will come as an enormous disappointment to many as this has become one of our most anticipated fundraisers of the year. While we are unsure what sports and tournaments will look like this Fall, CASA Kendall County decided to make this difficult decision because we care about the health and safety of our players and volunteers over all else. We hope we can count on our many sponsors, players and volunteers to join us next year.
That being said, we are planning new awesome “Virtual Events” that we would love for you to be part of by participation through donations or sponsorship.
We will be hosting a Virtual 5k in October (including a new and exciting ZeroK option for those who want to do zero and still be a hero!) If you’d like to be a sponsor of our Virtual 5K, we would love to put you on the back of the shirts that every participant will receive!
The second event will be a Virtual Silent Auction. We will need donations of any kind and value to make super fun baskets and gifts that will be perfect for all your holiday gift giving needs. We’re specifically looking for anything tech (tablets, Ring cameras, etc.), gift cards (restaurants, retail, etc.) or services (spa, auto, etc.) Please email Nikki at [email protected] if you can help.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years. In these super trying times we need the support of our community more than ever. As cases rise rapidly and funding sources disappear, we truly appreciate each and every one of you who has continued to support us through these uncertain times. We could not continue to serve the abused and neglected kids of Kendall County without a community that shares our Mission to make sure that every child has the chance to grow up safe, happy and loved.

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Yorkville, IL
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