January 9, 2019: Evanston RoundTable City Council’s Human Services Committee members recommended in favor on Jan. 7 of allocations for a wide range of social service programs serving at-risk populations, including three that had not received funding in recent years. Members of the committee voted in favor of recommendations from the City’s Mental Health Board […]
October 29, 2018: Chicago Tribune “Domestic Violence is everywhere.” Illinois Appellate Court Judge Aurelia Pucinski’s words during a domestic abuse awareness forum in Park Ridge last week were a stark reminder that an often hidden secret is actually very present in all communities… Read More
October 23, 2018, Chicago Tribune Celebrating All That Is Feminine (C.A.T.I.F.) will host their yearly fundraiser to benefit Home of the Sparrow and the Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (NWCASA). ———– Northwest suburban-based charity C.A.T.I.F. (Celebrating All That Is Feminine), will host their yearly ‘Pay it Forward’ fundraiser at Lamplighters Tavern and Grill on the […]
Northwest CASA is pleased to announce it has received a $13,000 grant from the United Way of Greater McHenry County on July 1, 2018. These funds will support the counseling, bi-lingual counseling, and advocacy services for survivors of sexual violence in McHenry County. The grant enables Northwest CASA to provide more counseling and help eliminate our […]
Daily Herald: May 7, 2018 With the month of April at an end, we’d like to thank the many communities who participated in the 2018 Sexual Assault Awareness campaign, raising public awareness and educating communities. The term sexual assault refers to…keep reading
“NW CASA will have a strong presence at two upcoming educational sessions on sexual violence. The first session is Take Back The Night and the second is Break The Silence, both at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois. NW CASA’s prevention educator joins me for my continuing series of public affairs shows in April […]
March 25, 2018 Northwest Herald Two years ago in May, I had the privilege of joining the United Way of Greater McHenry County team. I had spent most of my professional career out of the county, which, as some of you know, is quite different from working in our local community. Although we’ve all heard […]
The Daily Northwestern October 9, 2017 Men donned high heels and walked alongside women and children Sunday morning at an event to raise money and awareness for female survivors of sexual violence…Click Here for full story including a video of men “hobbling” along in heels.
CBS Chicago October 30, 2015 The Illinois State Police Crime Lab has a huge backlog of untested rape kits that could take two years to reduce, the 2 Investigators have learned…Click Here for the full story including an interview with Northwest CASA Counselor & CARE Center Counseling Services Manager, Shelley Pier.
WGN Chicago October 4, 2015 EVANSTON, Ill. — Through the cheers and high fives in Evanston, Ill., it was the men in heels on the ground getting the attention. It is the cause that brought these men here today: a lighthearted event shedding light on a dark subject, raising money for the Northwest Center against […]