There are many that might be surprised to learn that a picturesque place like Glencoe has residents facing both mental health and financial challenges. That’s where Family Service of Glencoe (FSG) comes in. A community support system for more than 100 years, FSG provides confidential, high-quality therapy and crisis care to all who live or work in Glencoe, regardless of their ability to pay. Additionally, parent discussion groups and community education talks encourage positive dialogue and awareness about mental health and family-related issues so often hidden behind closed doors.
This good work is made, in part, possible through FSG’s annual benefit,
Glencoe Under the Stars, this year held on Saturday, May 20 at Skokie Country Club. Benefit proceeds will allow the organization to continue offering critical services on a sliding-fee scale to those in need. FSG’s clinical team currently supports individuals and families who are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, bullying, and other emotional and psychological challenges.
Benefit Co-Chair Amy Maher explains: “This event brings families together. Glencoe is a small town addressing big city issues and FSG impacts the lives in our community in a very real and meaningful way.”
“With this year’s theme, Fiesta,” Maher continues, “We encourage our guests to dress in cocktail attire with a hint of fiesta: embroidery, lace, or bright colors. It will be a fun evening, filled with exciting items to bid on in our live and silent auctions, a delicious Mexican-inspired dinner, and dancing with Charizma Entertainment.”
Nicole Hayek, Benefit Co-Chair, adds: “As a parent of Glencoe children, I view FSG as one of the most important resources that helps protect and strengthen our children and our neighbors—it is a lifeline. While our village is affluent, currently 60% of FSG’s clients qualify, based on income, to receive counseling services at a reduced rate. ”
Even if you are unable to make it that evening, or want to get a head start on placing your bid, Fiesta will be offering online bidding through GiveSmart. You can still give back to the community (and perhaps win one of the many travel packages, unique experiences, tickets to sporting and theater events, or other exciting items generously donated by FSG supporters) through the click of a mouse or tap of your finger.
For more information, visit glencoeunderthestars.org.