South Suburban Family Shelter will offer area residents a chance to get outside and show their moves with its Dancing Away Domestic Violence fundraiser from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 26. The socially distanced dance party at Martin Square in downtown Homewood will feature Linda Mines from Dawn’s Dancin’ Deevas[Read More…]
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Rachel Forsyth of South Suburban Family Shelter records Brooke King LaBreck talking about the bench she painted to represent Flossmoor Community Church for a video presentation. (Carole Sharwarko/H-F Chronicle)
Homewood village officials said the decorated bench near the corner of Ridge Road and Martin Square was damaged as a result of an accident, though they have not determined who was responsible. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)
The executive director of a local domestic violence services agency said the low number of requests for services during Illinois’ stay-at-home order don’t tell the whole story about what victims experienced during that time. Jennifer Gabrenya is executive director of South Suburban Family Shelter, a nonprofit in Homewood that assists[Read More…]
South Suburban Family Shelter postpones gala until October. Cases of COVID-19 continue to climb. Governor announces new campaign to encourage Illinois residents to stay the course on physical distancing practices.
Although Illinois has a “shelter in place” directive, South Suburban Family Shelter (SSFS) is still offering services to individuals and families who are in domestic violence situations. Kris Scott of SSFS said the bilingual 24-hour hotline is always open for those in crisis and in need of emergency shelter. The[Read More…]
Benches available for purchase will arrive unfinished, ready to be assembled and painted. This is an image of the actual bench. (Provided photo)
The Homewood Area Chamber of Commerce (HACC), in cooperation with the villages of Homewood, Flossmoor and Glenwood, will conduct a charitable drive to support three local groups this holiday season.
Be the Change cards created by South SuburbanFamily Shelter offer a suggestion for each dayin October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month,and were handed out during the Be the ChangeCelebration. (Carole Sharwarko/H-F Chronicle)
During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, marked in October, one local agency wants to send a message that everyone can reduce violence through small actions. From its Homewood administrative office, South Suburban Family Shelter is planning a slate of activities for the month under the theme “Be the Change,” hoping to connect[Read More…]