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Men walk in 4-inch heels to raise awareness of sexual violence, gender bias

October 4, 2021, Evanston Roundtable: Dawes Park on Sunday was full of ‘80s songs, sunshine and men in stilettos, but the lighthearted “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event had a very serious purpose. The Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (NWCASA) hosted the 1-mile walk around the park Oct. 3, with men wearing 4-inch red stiletto heels, […]

Business Ledger honors suburban companies for excellence

April 30, 2019: Daily Herald Business Ledger Becoming an excellent business doesn’t just happen — it comes from hard work and overcoming numerous challenges. That theme was the thread that wove through the 23 suburban companies and business organizations honored Thursday evening during the 29th Annual Awards for Business Excellence, presented by the Daily Herald […]

Healthy Relationships Presentation

Filmed March 2019: Domestic Violence Outreach, Archdiocese of Chicago View the Video Here! Licensed Social Worker Jessica Caccavallo talks to high school students about healthy relationships. Jessica is from the Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault and is responsible for outreach to schools. The presentation is part of Fr. Chuck Dahm’s Domestic Violence Outreach Ministry for […]

Suburban companies honored in 29th AABE awards

March 1, 2019: Daily Herald Business Ledger Twenty-three companies and business organizations have been selected as honorees of the 29th Annual Awards for Business Excellence (AABE), presented by the Daily Herald Business Ledger and its sponsoring partners. The AABEs are given to businesses and organizations in recognition of achievements, growth and community involvement… read more

Committee Approves Social Service Allocations

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 […]

C.A.T.I.F. ‘Pay it Forward’ Fundraiser Coming Up Friday, November 2, 2018

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 Receives Grant Funds from United Way of Greater McHenry County

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 […]

End sexual violence in culture of respect

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

Northwest CASA on STEWS NEWS Star 105.5 McHenry County

“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 […]