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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.



The CASA 2016 Holiday Housewalk will be on December 4, 2016 in Charleston, IL. 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Tickets are $20.00 a person. Tour Beautiful Charleston homes decorated for the holidays! Tickets are available in advance by calling CASA at 217-348-0599, Charleston City Hall at 217-345-8426, or at Ambero Antiques, 514 6th Street, or here right on our website! Tickets can be purchased the day of the event at Ambero Antiques from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. More details can be found at www.charlestonillinoishpc.org as well.

News & Announcements

  • When we practice mindfulness, we train our brain to refocus on current surroundings, leaving us in a more peaceful and relaxed state. If you want to practice mindfulness, check out these easy steps.

  • What’s the best way to show thankfulness? By giving back to others less fortunate. This Thanksgiving, remember the reason for the season by showing thanks through giving.

  • How do we pay attention to current events while still living positively? Well, today we're going to find out. Check out these tips for how to positively live a positive lifestyle.

  • Gratefulness is not something which comes naturally; it needs practice. If you want to live an altruistic life and practice thankfulness this month, check out these easy steps you can take.

  • If you’re interested in living a more altruistic lifestyle and helping those in need this Halloween, check out these five spooky ways you can give back.

  • Here are a few reasons to celebrate this momentous anniversary of United Nations Day, and how you can use it to promote altruism within your own life.

  • Make October about more than just pumpkin spice lattes and costumes. Check out some of these ideas on how you can give back this month.

  • Values and beliefs instilled now flourish into actions later. What can you do to instill philanthropic values in your children? To get you started, here are six ways to teach your child about giving.

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.