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Announcement: NWCASA has new leadership.

by Northwest CASA

Hi! I’m Carrie Estrada and I recently joined NWCASA in December 2020 as the Executive Director. These introductions are necessary, but in the spirit of transparency, writing my introduction was not something I was looking forward to. It is a bit daunting. What would I want you to know about me? About NWCASA? About the […]

#GivingTuesday through the end of year!

by Northwest CASA

During the holiday season, we often put an emphasis on “shop local.” Why? Because your dollar goes farther when you are supporting a local business in your community. By choosing a gift to Northwest CASA, you are supporting local survivors of sexual violence by ensuring no man, woman, or child has to face the medical […]

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® 2019 Update

by Northwest CASA

The weather was a bit dreary but the energy was high on Saturday, September 28th as men, women, & children gathered at the new location to strut their stuff along the lakefront in Evanston, IL. With the generosity of the community, we raised over $8,200 to support survivors of sexual violence right here at home. […]

The Tea on “what’s the tea”

by Northwest CASA

ICYMI: Northwest CASA is excited to have the opportunity to hold a new free monthly forum for teens and adolescents in D211. What’s the Tea? is an open forum held at the Schaumburg Library the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 7-8pm co-led by our Prevention Education Coordinator, Jessica Caccavallo. Each week Jessica will take […]

2019 SASETA Amendments & Key Dates

by Northwest CASA

What is SASETA? The Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act (410 ILCS 70/1) is an Illinois law that governs the healthcare that hospitals are required to provide to sexual assault survivors, establishes a statewide forensic evidence collection system, and creates a reimbursement program for the cost of care and evidence collection for victims who are […]

Casino Night: 2019 Survivor Speaker *Trigger Warning*

by Northwest CASA

Last night at Casino Night 2019, our Community Support Activist, Rebecca Plascencia, welcomed guests per usual to Northwest CASA’s 13th annual night out. For the first time, she publicly shared a poem written by herself shortly after her own sexual assault. See below for her entire speech including the powerful poem: Good Evening! And welcome to […]