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Back to School in Englewood

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For every $20 received we will be able to provide a backpack, school supplies and program supplies for one student for the 2014-15 school year. Help us help the students and families of Englewood overcome the violence and poverty that plagues their neighborhood.

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Healthy Relationships Retreat

ARC retreatThis last weekend over 125 individuals from Salvation Army ARC’s throughout the upper Midwest attended Echo Grove Camp in Michigan learning about Healthy Relationships as taught by Family & Community Services staff. Moving from addiction and reestablishing relationship with family is difficult. FCS helps make that transition easier.

Here are some of the things people had to say about their experience:

“You all did such a great job!  God sure knows what I need and when I need it.  Thank you for being His instrument in my life.”
“Great Retreat.  Keep it going in the future.”
“Very well facilitated and a blessing.”
“I’m having a great time here and I think the Centers need to have more classes like this.”
“Since being here I have enjoyed myself very much.  I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in everything here.”
“Though[t] provoking and action-inducing.  Very informative and interesting.  Thoroughly enjoyed the sessions.”
“Since being here I have enjoyed myself very much.  I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in everything here. ”
“Thank God for you.  Thank you!”

We couldn’t say it better ourselves. Good job to all our staff for helping people move on to self-sufficiency!

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Mother’s Day Banquet

In partnership with Community Christian Church, our Two Are Better Than One program is hosting a Mother’s Day Banquet Saturday, May 10 at Elizabeth Woods Apartments, 1845 N. Larrabbee, Chicago, Illinois.

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Need work?

We are looking for individuals willing to provide light housekeeping services to senior citizens in Maine Township (Des Plaines, Park Ridge, Niles, Morton Grove).  Workers must have their own transportation.  We can offer up to 20 hours a week.  Contact Joan or Rita at 847-981-9113 ext. 121 for more information.

Thank you!