Thursday, June 25, 2009
LPCS is on the move with the “Blue & Yellow Project” to go green. The new Blue & Yellow Policy was recently implemented to encourage the participation of guests, staff & volunteers to conserve resources and recycle materials within the facility. The timing comes perfectly as the city of Chicago begins the Blue Cart Recycling Program in Lincoln Park at the end of June. Whether it’s printing double-sided pages, buying food items in bulk or simply discarding recyclables into separate bins, it will take both individual and collective efforts to do its part towards great environmental contributions. There are hopes for continued environmental awareness and interest, including Environmental Track Activities for guests. If you have any environmental conscious suggestions for LPCS, they are more than welcome! You can email suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for LPCS go green!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
LPCS has 75, count 'em 75, tickets to the sold-out Carrie Underwood show at Ravinia on Sunday, August 30th. If you are interested in going to the show, and helping out LPCS a little bit, click here to purchase tickets. Tickets are $40 for lawn seats, with a portion of the ticket price directly benefiting the Lincoln Park Community Shelter!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Thanks to everyone who attended Friday night's event! Nearly 200 people gathered to support the LPCS on a beautiful June evening, enjoyed fabulous food, drink, and music, and raised more than $71,000 to support our programs! This year's special appeal was to fund Graduate Services. Watch below to hear Graduates, in their own words, describe the importance of these services, and why they stay connected to LPCS. To make a special gift to Graduate Services at LPCS, click here, and enter "Graduates" in the designation field.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Coming out of college as an undergraduate, I went right into graduate school to get my masters in clinical social work at the University of Chicago. I was placed at the Lincoln Park Community Shelter for my first year field placement, and I couldn’t have asked for a more supportive, clinical learning, eye-opening experience. Although my interest lies in medical social work, I had the great opportunity to work with a diverse range of homeless individuals who all have touched me in some way. I learned from all thirteen guests I personally worked with, and feel that I helped made positive life changes for a group of them. As I am leaving LPCS, I feel confident and assured that I’ve made small to large impacts on some of the guests of LPCS. As an intern I was able to not only use my clinical skills that I was simultaneously learning in class during our meetings, but I learned a lot about outside agencies where our guests receive substance abuse counseling, mental health treatment, job training classes, etc. Overall I’ve loved being an intern at LPCS; the staff, guests, and volunteers all made my experience worthwhile.
--Emily Klauder, LPCS Case Management Intern