Family Service invites the community to the Grand Opening of the new Nuestro Center at 742-1 Sheridan Road, Highwood, on Tuesday, November 29, from 4-6 p.m. Tour the New Center! See programs in action! Meet and greet staff! Please use free parking and shuttle service at the Ft. Sheridan Railroad Station.
The Nuestro Center was founded by Family Service in 1997 as a local response to the growing needs of the Latino community. Nuestro Center provides community resources, referrals, and programs for Latino families. Some of the dynamic services offered include ESL classes, health screenings, art classes, after-school homework club, computer training and community-based summer camp. All this is possible because of volunteer and financial input from generous groups, individuals, and families.
In Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, the First Presbyterian Church,Tthe Church of the Holy Spirit, Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Rotary, Lake Forest College, and Lake Forest High School are among the groups that have provided financial and/or volunteer support for the Nuestro Center over the past 14 years.
Family Service has offered professional support for positive change to Lake County families for more than 81 years. This past year, over 4,500 individuals and families across Lake County benefited from Family Service support and programs.
In Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, a professional counselor for the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Senior Center is a Family Service staff member. Family Service provides counselors for an employee counseling-assistance program at The City of Lake Forest. A general counseling program serves individuals and families of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff–277 seen this year at the Senior Center, plus 84 clients seen for 642 hours of general counseling. In every case, expert care by professionals averaging nearly 20 years of post-license experience is provided without concern for ability to pay. Generous donors help fill the gap to meet actual cost.
Offering support, creating solutions, and restoring hope is the never-ending work of Family Service as it effectively adapts to the shifting needs of modern families and individuals. For information about the Nuestro Center Grand Opening or other Family Service programs and activities, contact Gail Hodges, Development Director, at [email protected] or 847-432-4981.