May - National Foster Care Month - Events

National Foster Care Month

This month raises awareness about the challenges faced by young people transitioning out of foster care and identifying the necessary support to enhance their outcomes. Each year, nearly 370,000 children in the United States are in the dependency court and foster care systems because of experiencing abuse or neglect. A child in foster care, on average, will move into multiple homes and attend multiple schools. CASA not only advocates for children and youth within the court, child welfare and school systems, but also form connections with them that can last for years. Many young people who age out of the foster care system will maintain a relationship with their (CASA) volunteer into adulthood.
After the Vine Fundraiser March 23, 2024

Volunteer Info Session | Wine Pour Over Edition

Where? After the Vine Wine Boutique
               163 East Hawick St, Rockton, IL 61072
When? May 23rd, 2024 
Details: Each month Winnebago County CASA hosts a Volunteer Info Session where you can get to learn more about us! Learn what becoming an advocate is all about.  This month, you can meet CASA at After the Vine! Get connected over a delicious wine pour over. Meet the executive director, meet advocates, staff, and other community supporters! 




Save the Date:
10/3/24: Raising Resilient Families - Winnebago County CASA's 2024 Fall Conference

Winnebago County CASA is hosting its Fall Conference, an interactive workshop to learn how we can provide support and ensure the tools needed to raise resilient families. Learn from experts during a panel discussion and Q & A.

Speakers Include:

  • David White, LMSW, MBA CEO/Founder of Fostering Great Ideas
  • Honorable Mary Linn Green, Retired Judge from the 17th Judicial Circuit Court
  • Kevin Thomas, Trauma Therapist at Lantern Therapy


When? October 3, 2024 | 9AM - 3PM 

Where? Rockford University, Regents Hall Burpee Center | 5050 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108


Opportunity for Continuing Education Credits. Free Event. More information coming soon.

11/2/24: Field Fastener + Brighton Best - A Roaring 20's Murder Mystery Fundraiser for Winnebago County CASA

Field Fastener & Brighton Best Present A Roaring 20s Murder Mystery Fundraiser for Winnebago County CASA

When? November 2, 2024, 6PM - 10PM

Where? The Union, 112 N 2nd St, Rockford, IL 61107


Tickets available Soon!