Summertime can be full of fun times and fabulous food. For some families, however, it can mean going without. Children who qualify for school lunches are often not able to get as much nourishing food during the summer. In Mount Prospect families with school-age children who receive free or reduced-price lunch at school can obtain an extra bag of food during summer break through Mount Prospect’s Food Pantry. Call the Human Services Department at (847) 870-5680 or the Community Connections Center at (847) 506-4930 to schedule an appointment for a financial assessment and to learn more about local resources.
News from the Reference Desk Category: Community
Remembering the 1960s
Friday, June 21st 2019
Noon – 1:30pm
Mount Prospect Village Hall Community Room
A Memory Cafe is a welcoming place for those with mild cognitive impairment, early-stage Alzheimer’s or a related dementia and their care partners to gather for refreshments, reminisce about times gone by, laugh and participate in an activity! This cafe’s theme is: Remembering the 1960s. Come have a great time connecting and creating new friendships!
Please call Human Services: 847/870-5680
Is your family or a family you know struggling to become financially independent?
If so, check out Faith Community Homes for possible assistance.
Faith Community Homes serves the Northwest Suburbs providing rent assistance to low-income, working families for up to two years as well as professional case management and regular coaching from trained volunteer mentors.
For more information, check out their website: https://www.fchomes.org/
or this recent news article: Daily Herald Article – May 22nd, 2019
Did you miss our April 10th Hoarding 101 program presented by the Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago? Not to worry. Below, please find some helpful resources for those – or loved ones of those – struggling with hoarding behavior or Hoarding Disorder.
Buried in Treasures Group at Frisbie Senior Center – Contact Dori at 847/421-5104
Village of Mount Prospect Help:
Human Services Department
50 South Emerson Street
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
OCD & Hoarding Learning Expo
Books at MPPL:
Overcoming compulsive hoarding : why you save & how you can stop / Fugen Neziroglu
Stuff: Compulsive hoarding and the meaning of things / Randy O. Front & Gail Steketee
The secret lives of hoarders : true stories of tackling extreme clutter / Matt Paxton with Phaedra Hise.
Dirty secret : a daughter comes clean about her mother’s compulsive hoarding / Jessie Sholl
Do you know someone who is reentering the community after having served time in prison?
Below are some resources that may be helpful.
Illinois Re-Entry Resources
A website for people returning home from prison, created by the Education Justice Project and Chi Hack Night.
Safer Foundation One of the nation’s largest not-for-profit providers of services designed exclusively for people with criminal records.
Trains and inspires churches and communities—inside and outside of prison—to support the restoration of those affected by incarceration.
A Podcast that brings you the stories of life inside prison, shared by those living it.