Job Openings at Nicasa

September 18th, 2014   •   No Comments   

Nicasa is now accepting applications for several positions within the agency.

To view open positions, please see Employment Opportunities.

Please fax resumes to 847-546-0484 or email

Cold Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk

September 15th, 2014   •   No Comments   



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Thank You to our Donors!
Discover Financial Services Sheriff Mark Curran
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Roycealee Wood Mobile Therapy Centers of America
Whole Foods Market Panera Bread



Join your friends and neighbors at Nicasa’s Annual 5K Run/Walk this November!  Individuals, families, running clubs, co-workers, and community and school groups are welcome.


Shelter C at Old School Forest Preserve - 28201 N. Saint Mary’s Road, Libertyville, IL 60048  


Advance registration is $30 for individuals 13 and older.  Children 12 and under are free.  Registration will be accepted online through November 18, 2014.


All proceeds benefit vulnerable and at-risk children, adults, and families.  Nicasa Behavioral Health Services promote healthy lifestyles to prevent and treat substance abuse, addiction, and other risky behaviors.

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Medals will be awarded for the top three male and female finishers in each age group.  Overall male and female finishers will receive turkeys!

Sponsorships & Donations

Sponsors are sought to underwrite the event and cover the registration fees for those who can’t afford them.   Sponsorships range from $2,500+ to $30.  View our Sponsor Package.  Donations such as breakfast items (fruit, coffee, pastries, juice), bottled water, t-shirts, DJ, and photography also help make this event possible.  Please contact us if you are able to help.

Donations can be made online through PayPal or mailed to: Nicasa 5K, 31979 N. Fish Lake Road, Round Lake, IL 60073.


The Cold Turkey Trot is organized by the Friends of Nicasa volunteer group.  Additional volunteers are needed on the day of the event to help with registration, breakfast, water stations, and course directions.  If you would like to join the Friends of Nicasa or help out with the event, please contact Christel Tatro at or 847-201-7072.

25th Annual Golf Outing

June 14th, 2014   •   No Comments   

Golf Website Collage 2014

Nicasa’s 25th Annual Golf Outing took place on Monday, June 16, 2014 at White Deer Run in Vernon Hills, IL. The day included breakfast, a round of golf with lunch, and an afternoon reception including silent auction, awards, and raffle drawings.  View more photos on Facebook.

All proceeds from the event support Nicasa’s behavioral health services throughout northeastern Illinois that build brighter futures for vulnerable and at-risk children, adults, and families.

Special thanks to Baxter, our “Positive Choices” Sponsor, Joe & Kathy Nemmers, our “Families in Crisis” Sponsor, and BMO Harris Bank and Walgreens, our “Recovery Support” Sponsors!

Lake County Opioid Initiative Forum

May 13th, 2014   •   No Comments   

The Lake County Opioid Initiative will host a County-wide forum on heroin and other opioid drugs on Wednesday, May 28th at 6:00pm at the College of Lake County.  Join Nicasa and other community stakeholders in a discussion and informational session including how to identify opiate use/abuse in youth and adults, how to respond if a loved one is using heroin or other opiates, and what Lake County is doing to respond to this rising epidemic.

Opioid Forum Save the Date

Lake County Opioid Initiative Forum Save the Date 5/28/2014 – 6-8pm CLC Bldg C Auditorium

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Job Opening – Bridge House Night Staff

May 1st, 2014   •   Comments Off   

Nicasa, has part-time positions available for Night Attendants for the Waukegan Bridge House facility.  Overnight hours and weekends. Must be 21 years old, have a high school diploma. Familiar with substance abuse issues a plus.

Duties/Responsibilities include:

• Ability to appropriately respond to any crisis, emergency or trauma which occurs

• Routine inspections of Bridge House for purposes of fire and safety code compliance and other safety violations.

• Responsibility for answering the phones while on duty.

• Maintain a log of all incidents and pertinent activities.

• Regulate curfew hours and conduct bed checks.

• Dispense medication in accordance with Nicasa’s policies.

• Supervise clients during extracurricular activities.

• Attend all staff meetings.

Please fax resumes to 847-546-0484 or email