Build Back Better


commit to build back better. be a b3 fund hero.


As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, we have begun to plan for the “new normal” in the post-pandemic world.  Many things about this new world remains unknown, however one thing is certain, we will no longer be receiving COVID-19 relief funding, even though we will need to continue many of the processes and protocols that have helped us serve our populations safely.  We also know that the financial impact of the pandemic will not be overcome overnight and that we should expect the unexpected.  


To allow us to reintegrate the agency, and rethink how we work and how we serve our populations even better than before the pandemic, we have established the Build Back Better Fund (B3 Fund).  The B3 Fund will give us general operating resources that give us the independence and flexibility to strategically approach the post-pandemic environment for social service agencies and the vulnerable communities we serve, especially as COVID-19 relief funding is phased out. The B3 Fund will help offset the phased out relief funding as we anticipate that we will be dealing with the impact of COVID-19 at least through 2022 and 2023. 


We invite you to become a Casa Central B3 Fund Hero by making a pledge to contribute $1,000 to Casa Central in fiscal year 2022 and another $1,000 in fiscal year 2023, for a total contribution of $2,000.  As a B3 Fund Hero, you will be providing Casa Central with the financial independence to address the unknowns of the post-COVID-19 world.  In return, you will receive special briefings from Casa Central on how your support is allowing us to innovatively serve the community, invitations to B3 Fund Hero specific events, and exclusive recognitions from the agency for your support.  We hope you will help us to Build Back Better!  Thank you!


I WOULD LIKE TO be a b3 fund hero.





you will be helping...

Children & Youth

Casa Central provides programs like day care and after school sessions that support children and youth and help them build a strong foundation. Learn more.

individuals & families

Casa Central offers individual adults and families access to social services, including social workers, job training and domestic violence prevention that support them in their journey forward. Learn more.


Our senior care programs give older community members the opportunity to interact with peers, work with young people and, when necessary, receive in-home senior care. Learn more.



what we know...




COVID-19 pandemic led to an increase in the Hispanic seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from 4 percent in February 2020 to 18.1 percent in April 2020, a 14.2 percentage-point. 

Source: Center for American Progress (March 2021)



The current unemployment rate for Latinos: 7.3% 

Source: U.S. Bureau of Statistics (2021)






25% of Latinos remain without insurance coverage.

Source: Salud! America (May 2021)






In Illinois, 17.4% of the total state population is Latino; 16.3% Latino distribution of COVID-19 deaths.

Source: Salud! America (May 2021)








can provide each child in Casa Central's youth programs with a full-day of nutritious meals, better equipping them to become lifelong learners.





can provide much-needed improvements and equipment to Casa Central's EDUCATE program, which supports job training and skills development for adults seeking gainful employment.





read our participant stories



Ella, a participant in the Adult Wellness Center, was saddened when the pandemic shuttered the program. Adult Wellness Center staff quickly pivoted and were able to provide remote services by either phone or video calls. Ella was overjoyed to continue receiving support and company through her calls with Adult Wellness Center staff and says, "Every week I have my breakfast, drink my coffee, and sit down and wait for my call from Casa Central."





Sara did not use words during her first sessions with Casa Central’s Early Learning (ELA) Home-Based program staff and communicated only with signs. After just a few visits, Sara began to use words and can now combine two to three words to form sentences and can count up to 10! Sara is also able to follow instruction and recently was able to write her name. Sara’s mother admitted that she didn’t think Sara would be able to advance and praises Casa Central for the tremendous progress Sara has made in such a short time.




Carmen arrived at Casa Central’s Violence Prevention & Intervention program after an altercation between her daughter and her partner. Carmen admits that at first, she disliked the Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) treatment, but now realizes that this program has made her aware of the impact trauma has had on her daughter. Several months after continuing treatment, Carmen was granted the return of her daughter and they work together to heal their relationship. 



Help Inspire Lifelong Learning Among Children, Older Adults, Families and individuals!