The Village employs a part-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker who offers crisis counseling, advocacy for orders of protection, case management, and short term services at no cost to Village residents.
The Social Worker:
- Assists victims and family members during crisis such as suicide, violent crimes, domestic violence, child abuse, and elder abuse
- Responds to senior concerns by meeting with them and helping to link aged residents with appropriate services
- Provides Salvation Army emergency funds to individuals and families who are in need of assistance.
Appointments can be made by calling Elise Pullen at (847) 745-4755.
Rescue Rangers Program
The Rescue Rangers program is a resource for senior and disabled residents who lack the physical or financial ability to complete daily tasks such as shoveling snow, walking pets, or bringing out and returning garbage toters. Rescue Rangers are local middle and high school students who have signed up to earn approximately $10 per hour (the exact amount is negotiated between the resident and student).
If you are a local student and are interested in becoming a Rescue Ranger or if you are interested in hiring a Rescue Ranger, call (847) 745-4717.
To learn more about Rescue Rangers, please watch this brief video about the program.