Mission:

To provide community outreach via telephone to residents and social service organizations throughout LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam Counties regarding financial and other resources available as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

     
  “The misery and suffering caused by loneliness are very real and warrant attention. As a social species, we are accountable to help our lonely children, parents, neighbors, and even strangers in the same way we would treat ourselves. Treating loneliness is our collective responsibility.”  Stephanie Cacioppo, Ph.D., [assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience at the University of Chicago and director of the university’s NIA-supported Brain Dynamics Laboratory]  
     

Focus:

Primary focus is the elderly and other vulnerable populations in need of accurate information and connectivity to community services. 

Secondary focus is communication among regional service providers regarding available funding to support continued operations, coordination of services and volunteer opportunities for those eager to serve during this crisis. 

Goals:

  • Provide volunteer opportunities for temporarily displaced employees who desire to assist neighbors and friends 

  • Open and maintain communication resulting in 

✓ wellness checks

✓ easing feelings of isolation

✓ provision of accurate and current information

✓ connection to local service providers, if needed

✓ procurement of financial assistance, if qualified 

Contact:

Sally M. Van Cura 

Cathy Rosen

Habitat for Humanity (Habitat-LBPC) 

Starved Rock Country Community Foundation

815-434-2041

815-252-2906 X2  

[email protected]

[email protected] 

 

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