The packing, moving and unpacking is pretty much complete and we are settling in to our new home at 1420 Harrison Street in Quincy. The offices and meeting rooms are taking shape and well……we’re almost organized. We are definitely up and running and open for business. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we were busy taking this next step in building our future!
Advocacy Network for Children recently hosted an in-service outlining the ways the Victim’s Compensation program can be utilized and what expenses can be reimbursed to provide much needed funds for victims. The training was free and open to any professional who interacts with at risk children and families in Adams, Brown, Cass, Hancock, McDonough, Morgan, Pike, Scott and Schuyler County. The presentation was given by Kimberly M Murray, Outreach Specialist in the Crime Victim Services Division of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.
Kimberly did a great job explaining how our current laws dictate use of the funds, the various ways the compensation dollars can be utilized and how best to approach different situations. We’re so glad she was able to join us and we look forward to being help to assist more people thanks to her willingness to also serve as a contact resource.
Thank you Kimberly for coming down and thank you to all the attendees for their support.
Please join us in welcoming our new employees!
Mandy Humphry is our Hancock County CASA Coordinator. Mandy enjoys volunteering at Son Valley Youth Ranch,in Northeast Missouri, where she directs the programs for children and teens at her mother’s horse ministry. As an adoptive mother herself, Mandy also provides support and guidance to foster care and adoptive families through Christian Adoption Resources and Education for Hancock Co. IL. She and her husband John, along with their four children live in small town Hamilton, IL.
Ali Hibbert is originally from Quincy, IL and a graduate from Quincy Notre Dame Hugh School and is joining our staff as the CASA Volunteer Coordinator. She just moved back to the area after two years of living in Jacksonville, IL with her husband John. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Western Illinois University and went on to receive her master’s degree in forensic psychology this past December from Nova Southeastern University. She has always had a passion and general concern for the safety and well-being of children and is enthusiastic about beginning this endeavor with CASA.
Sam Zenner, our Pike County CASA Coordinator, is 23 years old and has lived in Pittsfield most of her life. Sam graduated from Pittsfield High School, received her Associates degree in Psychology from JWCC and completed her Bachelors in Social Work from UIS. She decided to pursue this career path her Junior year of High School and has been passionate about it ever since.