News & Updates

Welcome New CASA Staff Members

CASA would like to welcome its newest staff members, Rebecca Howey and Danielle Crisanto, as Advocate Supervisor and Volunteer Coordinator, respectively. Rebecca would like to share her story of how she became involved with CASA: I originally found out about CASA when I was in law school.  I liked the idea of being able to make a DIRECT impact on children’s lives, and I liked CASA’s advocacy philosophy. I began as an Advocate in February 2015.  I remember my first home visit as if it were yesterday.  I have watched the case progress, and I have built a wonderful rapport […]

Have a Heart for the Child Annual Benefit Gala

Our biggest event of the year is the “Have a Heart for the Child” Benefit Auction Gala, which is coming up on Saturday, February 28th at the Patrick C. Haley Mansion in Joliet. We are excited to welcome special guest, Andy Avalos, Meteorologist for NBC 5 Chicago. Entertainment will be provided by the Del Bergeson Orchestra and we’ll have some surprises in store in which we’ll be honoring special guests. Individual tickets are $125 and will go on sale soon. For more information, or to receive a sponsor packet, email Executive Director Rita Facchina at