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Mission & History

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Our Mission: Providing services “cradle to college” to ensure children grow up in safe, nurturing environments in our community.

about Our Story

Mission & History

By providing services and investing in our local community, CASY has a unique opportunity to identify and respond to the needs of clients, partnering organizations and the communities we serve.

Serving West Central Indiana

Promoting child health and safety

Providing early childhood and school age education

Building family and community resources

Strengthening Youth Decision Making

about Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of community volunteers and child care professionals who are committed to carrying out our Mission.

Brandon Adamson — President

Paul Lockhart – Vice President

Liz Metzger — Secretary/Treasurer

about Serving and Caring

Our Staff

Our staff is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of families and children every day.
about Community Support

Funding

CASY's programs and services are made possible thanks to our national, state and local funding partners.

Office of Early Childhood & Out of School Learning

Division of Mental Health and Addiction

Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Commission through ISDH

Safe Kids Worldwide

Indiana Criminal Justice Institute

Department of Child Services

United Way of the Wabash Valley

history Serving our Community

Nearly 50 years

By providing services and investing in our local community, CASY has a unique opportunity to identify and respond to the needs of clients, partnering organizations and the communities we serve.
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Community Alliance and Services for Youth

Started in 1971 to promote quality child care services for pre-school children and their families throughout the Wabash Valley

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CHANCES

CHANCES for Indiana Youth began in the mid-1980s to support youth in Vigo County.

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CASY

Both merged in 2013 to form one agency – Chances And Services for Youth (CASY).

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Our Future

We're dedicated to helping parents, teachers, child care providers, and our entire community build brighter futures for children.

Community Alliance and Services for Young Children Community Alliance and Services for Young Children began in 1971 to promote quality child care services for pre-school children and their families throughout the Wabash Valley.

  • Services offered to local child care providers included training workshops and learning activities in early childhood to increase the competence of preschool teachers and providers.
  • In 1978, the organization received funding to establish a child care resource and referral service.
  • In the early 1990s, the agency expanded to include funding through the Child Care Development Fund Voucher program and Child and Adult Care Food Program.

CHANCES CHANCES for Indiana Youth began in the mid-1980s as a grassroots effort to combat the growing alcohol and drug problems facing Vigo County youth. The organization developed substance abuse prevention, positive youth development, and early-intervention services through the collaborative efforts of local youth-serving organizations and governmental agencies.

  • The agency was awarded Tobacco Prevention and Cessation grant funding to expand services.
  • Youth programs such as Teen Court, Strengthening Families, and Safe Kids were added.
  • In 2008, CHANCES for Indiana Youth led a collaborative group of non-profits to be selected to lease and provide programming at the Booker T. Washington Community Center.
  • In 2011, CHANCES for Indiana Youth became the affiliate for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vigo County. CASY In April 2013 Community Alliance and Services for Young Children and CHANCES for Indiana Youth merged to form one agency – Chances And Services for Youth (CASY).

For 30 years, these two separate organizations were at the forefront of community collaboration. As one agency, today CASY collaborates and networks with local, state, and national non-profit organizations, businesses, and governmental/law enforcement agencies to provide cost-effective programs for infants through college-age children and their families.

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Our Services

We're dedicated to helping parents, teachers, child care providers, and our entire community build brighter futures for children.
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For Families

Get free help to find quality child care and learn how to apply for financial assistance.

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For Early Care and Education

Assure quality child care, apply for grant assistance and get help with nutritious meals.

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For the Community

Serving hundreds of local children takes a lot of local support! Learn how you can help.

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