Posts by Northwest CASA

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Trauma-Informed Therapy: a client poem

by Northwest CASA

It’s the tension to releaseIt’s the burden to unburden Not the speed, it’s the directionNot the speed, it’s the direction It’s a quiet voice that listensTo a body speaking softly It’s the forest for the treesAn open mind. A field of vision. Not the speed. The direction.Not the speed. The direction.

Job Opening: Bilingual Counselor

by Northwest CASA

We have an opening! Are you a Master level counselor? Do you want to leave your mark in the community? Do you feel passionate working with Survivors of sexual harm? If so, we have space for you. NWCASA is in a unique position to offer the security of an established non-profit (over 45 years in […]

An Indestructible Source of Light: a client poem

by Northwest CASA

The sole-ness of my soul. The essence of my essence. There is deep within me An indestructible source of light That never fails to protect me. I must protect this inner light That never fails to protect me. I must protect this inner light Within the people I love and let Their inner light shine […]

Multiple Examples of Love: A Poem

by Northwest CASA

A talented NWCASA client provides multiple examples of love. Trauma creates opportunities for growth. When I suffer flashbacks, I want to curl up into a ball and disappear. Shrink from life. Today, rather than panic, I give myself permission to curl up into a ball, to become, for a moment, an object. And I do. […]

YES Podcast March 2021

by Northwest CASA

Check it Out! Youth Empowering Survivors, YES, is a podcast created by youth for youth in McHenry County, IL with funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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. […]