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Upcoming Events – Two Are Better Than One

Our Two Are Better Than One program will be featured on WGN this Friday, September 6, at the 11am hour.  We are excited to increase the reach of our program by sharing about our work to foster community among local churches, community groups and vulnerable seniors and caregivers in the Chicagoland area.  Stay tuned! Read More

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STOP-IT to host 3rd Annual Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force Conference

BUILDING A COMPREHENSIVE AND TARGETED RESPONSE TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING

STOP-IT is partnering with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and the International Organization for Adolescents to host it’s 3rd annual Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force Conference on Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23.  This year’s Conference will feature presentations on innovative work from local and national experts on human trafficking.  The two-day event will offer law enforcement and medical focused workshops, as well as a variety of topics for social service professionals and community members. Read More

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Two Are Better Than One Programs Launches on Southside of Chicago for Seniors

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More than 30 volunteers helped The Salvation Army launch its new care-for-the-caregiver program with a day of service to seniors in Chicago’s south side neighborhoods. Employees from Affordable Construction, Sam’s Club and various community churches from across Chicago were dispatched to the properties of seniors who live alone, where they performed hands-on projects such as building fences, mowing lawns and painting garages.

The program, Two Are Better Than One, is a community-based solution to recruit and train volunteers from area churches and organizations to provide in-home help and assistance for people who are either caring for aging parents (60 or older) or seniors raising their grandchildren. Direct services will include transportation, light chores and housekeeping, repairs and friendly visits, as well as resources, education and support for family caregivers, including in-home respite. Read More

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Ways to Work Program Launches in Cook County, Dupage County and Aurora

National lending organization helps parents get to work and move up the economic ladder by providing loans for affordable cars, financial education and hands-on support

Chicago, Illinois (September 27, 2011) –  The Salvation Army and Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois held an event yesterday to officially launch the Ways to Work program in Cook County, DuPage County and Aurora.    Ways to Work is a nationwide organization that offers low-interest loans to low-income working parents for buying or repairing used cars that are needed to more easily meet job demands while raising children. The program is offered to families without a reliable car whose credit rating does not allow them to get a traditional loan or who could only do so at a very high interest rate.  Ways to Work anticipates that more than 200 local families will obtain loans of up to $6,000 during the first two years of the program. Read More