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Everyone likes to dance, right? Every year, the park district of Winnetka, Illinois participates in Mother-Son Dance night, which is exactly what it sounds like. The park district also presents a Father's Day Continental Breakfast, and June Family Movie Night in the park. Visit Lloyd Park, and launch your boat as a family. Sail off into the sunset, or sit and watch the Winnetka Yacht Club's Regatta.1 In how many other cities would you read in the paper that the city is looking for a volunteer to sing some patriotic songs for the Memorial Day Holiday celebration when the whole town comes together? For families that enjoy a day on the links, try out the Winnetka Golf Club.
Marriage and Family Mental Health in Winnetka
Parents who seek programs that strengthen families, emphasize the importance of education, or focus on building communities can find many resources through the Parent Education Consortium of the North Shore. The organization is a collection of parents, educators, and community leaders who share information regarding family-friendly activities taking place in Winnetka and the surrounding communities. By pooling resources of various entities, the consortium is able to provide a vast array of programs to build better families and communities.2
Family Service of Winnetka-Northfield offers a variety of educational programs that foster understanding, compassion, and awareness of common mental health issues. Families who suffer from inadequate communication can learn how to hear one another and appreciate each other's input in a communication course. Family members who live with depression can learn how to be open and honest about their condition with family and friends. Parents are also able to gain valuable tools for parenting teenagers. Many more programs are available for all members of the family. For additional details, call 847-446-8060.3
Winnetka families can get their children involved in fun activities at Sacred Heart Parish. The church's youth ministry includes programs that focus on personal development, spirituality, compassion, and belonging. Monthly activities give kids a place to have fun in a safe and caring environment. Monthly group discussions facilitate understanding of one another, while building strong peer bonds. Contact the church at 847-446-0856 to obtain more information.4
Family Services and Assistance Programs
Family Service of Glencoe offers support and assistance programs that meet the needs of all members of the family. The Senior Housing Aid program offers financial assistance to older low-income adults so they can remain in their homes. Families can apply for scholarships to cover the costs associated with extracurricular activities for their children. The agency also works with local schools to ensure parents and educators are at the forefront of child mental health awareness. The agency's crisis intervention services are available 24-hours a day for families who face an emergency. Call 847-835-5111 for further information.5
1. Winnetka Park District. (2014). Lloyd Park.
Retrieved from http://www.winpark.org/parks/lloyd-park.aspx
2. Parent Education Consortium of the North Shore. (2014). Mission.
Retrieved from http://www.peccalendar.org/
3. Family Service of Winnetka-Northfield. (2014). Education Programs.
Retrieved from http://www.familyservicewn.org/community-services
4. Sacred Heart Parish. (2014). Sacred Heart Youth Ministry: What We Do.
Retrieved from http://sacredheartwinnetka.com/ministries/sparked-hearts-youth-ministry/sparked-hearts-youth-ministry-what-we-do/
5. Family Service of Glencoe . (2013). Our Services.
Retrieved from http://www.familyserviceofglencoe.org/ourservices.html
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