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South-Southwest Suburban United Way and CEDA Host Health and Human Services Summit

South-Southwest Suburban United Way and CEDA  recently hosted the first annual Southland Human Services Summit Thursday at Oak Forest Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009.  The half-day summit brought non-profit social service providers and business leaders together to discuss issues that are dramatically affecting the health and human services sector. The summit, which was free and open to the public, also allowed the opportunity to create positive solutions in response to the current funding crisis. State Senator M. Maggie Crotty served… Read more »

United Way of the North Shore Kicks-off Annual Fundraising Campaign

This month the United Way of the North Shore is kicking-off its annual campaign to support services that bring positive, lasting change to communities. This year’s goal is to raise $1 million locally. Despite its reputation, the North Shore area is not immune to the current economic crisis.  Food pantries throughout the region have seen demand reach unprecedented levels.  Pockets of homelessness, especially in Evanston, are growing rapidly.  The rising unemployment, combined with a depressed real estate market is also… Read more »