Ellen Amore, Advocate Manager, for the Court Appointed Advocates (CASA) was the guest speaker for the Thursday, April 28th, meeting of the McHenry Rotary Club at the local VFW post.  Ellen is shown here with Program Chair, Donna Schaefer.
   Ms. Amore, noted that every year McHenry County receives more than 2,000 reports of child abuse and neglect.  Over 600 of these end up in foster care, and many come under the judicial court system as victims of neglect and abuse.  CASA offers these children an advocate who serves to help them with regular contacts by their advocate who provides the court with an accurate assessment of the child’s wants and needs.   To find out more about CASA or volunteer as an advocate, you may call their offices at 779-994-4398 or online: www.casamchenry.org.