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New Trier Township (Winnetka, Illinois) serves the physical, mental and social well being of resident's along the North Shore in Illinois. We're not waiting for better days ahead, we're making a difference-right now.
Eviction-The Paradox of the Working Poor
As we enter month 5 of the COVID-19 pandemic, many sidelined workers are unable to make rent and mortgage payments. With special unemployment benefits expiring, the situation is dire. Nareen Kim, housing attorney shares her advice on maintaining the stability of ones residence.
Changing Their Story-Reducing the Reading Readiness Divide
Darrin Utynek, CEO of Bernie’s Book Bank, a Lake Bluff Illinois based non-profit shares how his team has transformed their process to provide books to at-risk children in spite of the Coronavirus shutdowns in Illinois. An inspiring story of innovation and dedication to reducing the reading readiness barrier is available on episode 35 of the New Trier Township Podcast hosted by Jack Macholl.
Safe Volunteer Opportunities During A Pandemic With Barb Tubekis
The spirit of volunteerism is alive and well in New Trier Township, and Barb Tubekis, Executive Director The Volunteer Center of NE Metro Chicago is the driving force behind many good works helping people. Want to volunteer while remaining safe from COVID-19? Barb shares many opportunities to help from your home or neighborhood on episode 34 of the New Trier Township Podcast hosted by Jack Macholl.
Virtual Socialization For Youth-Coping With COVID-19
Living within the COVID-19 shelter-in-place guidelines takes youth away from normal structured activities and time at the Warming House Youth Center (Wilmette, IL, USA). Emily Schnell explains how her organization is connecting area students with fun activities and counsel during the pandemic. Take a listen to episode 33 of the New Trier Township Podcast hosted by Jack Macholl.
Pivoting To Serve Seniors During COVID-19
Serving over 6,000 older adults in Northern Illinois is a tall order on a normal day. On March 12, 2020 a shelter in place order required the center to close. Hear the story of a quick technological pivot that enabled the North Shore Senior Center to offer all programs via video conferencing and telephone.
COVID-19 & Mental Health Care Access During The Pandemic
As people across America are being asked to shelter in place, how do individuals with mental health challenges receive needed counsel? Susan Resko of the Jocelyn Center speaks with Jack Macholl about virtual options and "social distancing versus social isolation," on Episode 31 of the New Trier Township Podcast.