Editor's note: The following is a press release from Valley View School District 365U.
Families who have lost their housing through economic hardship can find help for a variety of problems at a Families in Transition Support Day sponsored by Dr. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Will County Regional Superintendent of Schools, the Will County Regional Office of Education, Valley View School District, and DUCAP, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. October 20 at Bolingbrook Community Center, 201 Canterbury Lane, Bolingbrook, Illinois.
School staffers and service workers from community organizations will be on hand to help families gain an understanding of their children’s educational rights and provide information about health insurance and medical care.
Information about nutrition, credit counseling and credit rebuilding, housing counseling and eligibility for rental assistance or affordable housing is also available, along with a story time for children and free books to take home. Lunch will be provided.
Bringing documents, such as identification cards, social security cards, medical cards and income information, may help families apply for services from participating community organizations.
Community service agencies participating in the event include: All Kids/Beacon Therapeutic, a Mobile Health Team from Aunt Martha’s Youth Center, Will County Community Health Center Dental Division, Illinois State Treasurer’s Office, National Hookup of Black Women Joliet Chapter, Romeoville / Bolingbrook Libraries, the Community Service Council of Northern Will County.
To attend from the Valley View area contact Michele Bochnak, Community Outreach Coordinator at 815-886-2700 Ext. 297 or email BOCHNAKML@vvsd.org
From all other Will areas call Ron O’Connor, Will County Homeless Liaison, at 815-740-4787 or email email@example.com