Submitted by the Family Service agency:
Family Service: Prevention, Education & Counseling and Baxter Credit Union invite the community to the 3rd Annual Comedy Night “Laugh It Up…Lend a Hand” to benefit Family Service. Friday, May 11, 2012, 7 p.m., The Art Center Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park (north of Central Avenue, free parking, easy walk from Metra Station).
Gail Hodges, Development Director at Family Service notes: “Come see the most legendary improv artists in North America, enjoy our wine bar and hors d’oeuvre and dessert buffet. Bid on tempting items, including auction of 6-Course Tasting Menu with Wines for 4 at Inovasi, 4 Cubs Tickets Dugout Row A Behind Home Plate with VIP Entrance and Parking Pass, Derrick Rose MVP ’11 Game Shirt and Basketball!”
Tickets @$75 by credit card online at www.famservice.org or call 847-432-4981; in person at 777 Central Avenue, Suite 17, Highland Park, IL 60035. Proceeds benefit the mission of Family Service in support of counseling for all ages, senior and caregiver services, and Nuestro Center’s programs for students and their families.
In the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff community, Family Service staff provides the Senior Advocate, caregiver counseling, and support groups at the Senior Center. A Family Service general counseling program serves individuals and families of both communities–277 seen this year at the Senior Center, plus 84 clients seen for 642 hours of general counseling. In every case, expert professional care is provided without concern for ability to pay. Generous donors help fill the gap to meet actual cost. Attending “Laugh It Up…Lend a Hand” is one way to help sustain and enhance these services.
At Family Service, the focus is on fostering human relationships and strengthening the family through customized counseling and education services. Family Service programs have been proven to address ever-changing social service needs and are open to all socio-economic backgrounds– at various stages of a person’s life. For more than 82 years, Family Service has been a leader in human services for the Northern Chicago suburbs, and has made a difference in the lives of thousands of children and adults in the need of expert, caring, understanding staff and flexible, personalized services. To learn more about Family Service, visit www.famservice.org.