CASA and the VCLF

THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE just going to see a baseball game. But when six-year-old Jayden and his newly adoptive mother, Shellie, arrived at the minor-league Kane County Cougars’ ballpark in Geneva, Illinois over Labor Day weekend…
READ MORE
 
FOUR YEARS AGO, DE’SHAN Jones, then 15, didn’t think much of school. “I don’t know how I graduated eighth grade, but I did,” he remembers. “Going into high school, my mindset was ‘I’m just going to push through, do the four years, get a diploma, and that’s it.’ …
READ MORE
 
WHEN ROBERTA BLOOM met Miguel in foster care, he was somewhat unique: he had actually chosen to be there. Miguel had come out as gay and quickly found his home life too toxic…
READ MORE
 
THIS STORY IS ABOUT A YOUNG WOMAN overcoming the odds—with the help of the wonderful advocates at CASA, a grant recipient of the VCLF—who has been able to find peace as she embarks on her next housing opportunity…
READ MORE