The Witches Night Out committee selects Recipient Agencies to receive proceeds from the Witches Night Out event each year through an application process. Each Recipient Agency selected provides services and support to help Will County women to secure their independence, regain their dignity, and become self-sufficient.
To learn more about each Recipient Agency, click on their name to be connected to their websites. Discover how each Recipient Agency provides vital services to women and children in need within the Will County area.
2018 Recipient Agencies
CASA of Will County works to ensure that all of the abused and neglected children served find safe and secure homes where they are able to recover from their past and look towards a brighter future. CASA acts as the child’s voice in court, helping to navigate the confusing maze of the juvenile court system and making sure that the child’s needs are met. More than 90% of the children served come from low-income families. Donations from individuals ensure that the children served receive the services they need free of cost. It costs CASA $1,000 per child, per year to offer services. The barriers to recovery from abuse and neglect may seem insurmountable, but they can be overcome with community support.
Guardian Angel assists women who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Donations provide the Groundwork Domestic Violence Program at Guardian Angel Community Services with the ability to meet their clients’ needs in many ways. Last year, Groundwork replaced an outdated freezer in their shelter kitchen and purchased brand new beds for client use. The donation also assists in providing the sheltered women and children with food, basic need items, and ongoing supportive services.
Stepping Stones assists women who need help with substance abuse. Stepping Stones is dedicated to providing substance use disorder treatment for women suffering from the disease of addiction. Stepping Stones provides women seeking assistance with the tools and counseling needed to overcome their addictions.
Will County Habitat for Humanity is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Since its incorporation in 1988, Habitat for Humanity has built 53 houses in our community. This affordable housing program qualifies families earning 30 to 50 percent of the median income for our area. Habitat also loans the family the money to purchase the house. No profit is added to the house price and the loan has zero interest. Families must demonstrate the need for the Habitat housing during their selection process.
501(c)(3) Events for a Cause, Inc. is a support agency to Witches Night Out