Lift up a child's voice. A child's life.

Welcome to CASA of East Central Illinois

CASA of East Central Illinois is a not-for-profit corporation that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children brought into the Coles County and/ or Cumberland County Juvenile Court systems. Help us serve every child.

News & Announcements

  • Joining a nonprofit board will not only benefit a nonprofit organization, but it will provide amazing benefits to fill up your cup (figuratively speaking, of course). Let’s explore some great reasons to either join or expand your efforts with a nonprofit board.

  • There comes a point where you go from being simply a bystander to a full-on advocate for a cause. Can you pinpoint when it happened for you?

  • While giving days are an awesome idea, your community might not have an established day. Here’s how you can start one, plus other ideas to have impact without a giving day.

  • Mindfuel Daily came up with some awesome ways to show compassion each day and ultimately positively impact others. Check out their examples with our own take on how you can embody compassion for a better life.

  • Living an altruistic life can happen any time you put a little extra thought into your day. Check out these ways that you can show the world you care without using money to do it.

  • A recent article by Forbes suggests that volunteering provides some pretty great benefits, including a kickstart to your career. Let’s explore the different ways that volunteering can help you succeed in your current career, or as you look for a new opportunity.

  • Breaking a bad habit will help show you that you can make positive changes for good. Plus, it’ll help you live a happier life. As provided by WebMD, here are three tips to help kick a bad habit to the curb and start living your happiest, healthiest life.

  • They say there are two types of people—those who see the glass half empty, and others who see the glass half full. Which one are you?

CASA of East Central Illinois is proud to be a United Way agency.

Sandra J. Johnson, CASA advocate since 2013, shares her life's story of how she and her siblings florished despite horrendous circumstances. Follow the author on her journey from sorrow to success. Available now from Amazon and Lulu.