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Shore Community Services

Shore Community Services Shore's mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities Program and services available include:
Adult Services
Early Intervention
Residential
Vocational
Seniors
Home-Based Support &Service Coordination
Behavioral Health Services

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Special thanks to Val Warner and ABC 7 Chicago for featuring Shore Community Services this morning.  India Alexis Ehioba...
01/25/2022
Shore Community Services works to improve life for people with disabilities

Special thanks to Val Warner and ABC 7 Chicago for featuring Shore Community Services this morning. India Alexis Ehioba, our CEO, and Cindy Hogg, a longtime client, did a remarkable job in their interview. Enjoy!

https://abc7chicago.com/shore-community-services-disability-service-chicago/11504615/

A nonprofit that helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities recently celebrated 70 years of service.

11/30/2021

Together we give for individuals we serve on Giving Tuesday. Make a difference on this global day of giving!

Shore was in the news this morning!  Check out the interview Carl Lieberman had with Elizabeth Matthews of FOX 32 Mornin...
11/28/2021
Shore Community Services helps people with developmental disabilities

Shore was in the news this morning! Check out the interview Carl Lieberman had with Elizabeth Matthews of FOX 32 Morning News.

Giving Tuesday is Nov. 30! Carl Lieberman, former director of development at Shore Community Services joins Elizabeth Matthews Sunday morning.

Check out the interview Carl Lieberman, parent and Shore Honorary Board Member, had this morning with Elizabeth Matthews...
11/28/2021
Shore Community Services helps people with developmental disabilities

Check out the interview Carl Lieberman, parent and Shore Honorary Board Member, had this morning with Elizabeth Matthews of Fox 32 Chicago Morning News. We are grateful to Fox and Carl for the opportunity to promote Shore. To support us please go to www.shoreservices.org.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1006777

Giving Tuesday is Nov. 30! Carl Lieberman, former director of development at Shore Community Services joins Elizabeth Matthews Sunday morning.

Hi my name is Kevin and I am a ComEd Energy Force Ambassador.Now that we are entering the holiday season, here are a few...
11/07/2021

Hi my name is Kevin and I am a ComEd Energy Force Ambassador.
Now that we are entering the holiday season, here are a few energy saving tips. When putting up holiday decorations, use LED lights. They look just as pretty but will save energy. Use a timer on your indoor and outdoor decorations. Turn off the TV and enjoy the company of friends and family. Have a safe and wonderful Holiday Season.

Hi my name is Kevin and I am a ComEd Energy Force Ambassador.Here is one more Energy Saving Tip of the Month.Did you kno...
10/22/2021

Hi my name is Kevin and I am a ComEd Energy Force Ambassador.

Here is one more Energy Saving Tip of the Month.

Did you know the direction of your ceiling fan could help you save energy? To make a room feel cooler in the summer, set the fan direction to turn counter clockwise. This creates a wind chill to make you feel cooler. In the winter, set your fan direction to clockwise. This forces the warm air by the ceiling back down to you.

Hi my name is Kevin and I am a ComEd Energy Force Ambassador.Here is my Energy Saving Tip of the Month.Did you know that...
10/22/2021

Hi my name is Kevin and I am a ComEd Energy Force Ambassador.

Here is my Energy Saving Tip of the Month.

Did you know that your refrigerator out of all your kitchen appliances, uses the most energy? It is recommended to keep your refrigerator at 38 degrees and your freezer at 0 degrees. Having your temperature set lower, wastes energy. Putting in a thermometer is an easy way to monitor the temperatures. It is also more energy efficient to keep your freezer full, even if you have to put water bottles in there.

The Shore Players at the Koenig Center put on a performance yesterday for their family and friends.  This was the finale...
10/19/2021

The Shore Players at the Koenig Center put on a performance yesterday for their family and friends. This was the finale to their 16-week collaboration with the Still Point Theatre Collective, which brought theatre classes to the center as part of their leisure enrichment activities through the True North-Find Your Path Program. The program was generously supported by The Driskill Foundation. Bravo to everyone involved!

Thank you to everyone who came out to help and support our first Pop Up Sale of refurbished electronics on Saturday.  Sh...
10/04/2021

Thank you to everyone who came out to help and support our first Pop Up Sale of refurbished electronics on Saturday. Shore eCycle, our electronics recycling business, hosted the event and our staff and volunteers worked tirelessly to prepare for the sale. If you were unable to attend, please contact Bonnie Rubinow, Sales Manager, at (847) 581-0200 or [email protected] to find out what is left of our sale items.

Tomorrow is the Big Sale on Refurbished Electronics!  Don't miss out on incredible prices for computers, laptops and oth...
10/01/2021

Tomorrow is the Big Sale on Refurbished Electronics! Don't miss out on incredible prices for computers, laptops and other goodies. Thank you in advance for your support of Shore eCycle!

Don't miss out on this fabulous sale of electronic items.  All proceeds benefit Shore eCycle, our electronic recycling b...
09/29/2021

Don't miss out on this fabulous sale of electronic items. All proceeds benefit Shore eCycle, our electronic recycling business that employs individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

Save the Date!  Refurbished computers for sale next Saturday at 4123 Oakton Street.
09/27/2021

Save the Date! Refurbished computers for sale next Saturday at 4123 Oakton Street.

09/11/2021

Check out our new 70th Anniversary Video that was produced by OC Creative. It was unveiled last night at our Gala.

Special thanks to the over 170 guests who attended our 70th Anniversary Gala last night at the Chicago Botanic Garden.  ...
09/11/2021

Special thanks to the over 170 guests who attended our 70th Anniversary Gala last night at the Chicago Botanic Garden. It was a beautiful venue and the weather was delightful. A lovely evening to celebrate the 7 decades of service we have been providing to individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

See what is happening around Shore this summer by reading our "Shorelines."  There is still space available for our 70th...
08/26/2021

See what is happening around Shore this summer by reading our "Shorelines." There is still space available for our 70th Anniversary Gala so register now.

Our 70th anniversary website is live! Purchase tickets, sponsorships or donate using the link below. It’s going to be a ...
07/27/2021

Our 70th anniversary website is live! Purchase tickets, sponsorships or donate using the link below. It’s going to be a beautiful evening with entertainment by @neilcarsonmusic, food stations, cocktails, raffle and silent auction, hosted by Second City alumnus, @richardlaible. #70years.
https://bit.ly/shoregala21

Today we recognize the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in support of equal rights and oppo...
07/26/2021

Today we recognize the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in support of equal rights and opportunities for all individuals with disabilities. Individuals, like Carol, who is a senior citizen with an intellectual disability. Carol lives at Shore Homes West and works at Shore Koenig Center. On the weekends, she enjoys taking the @pacesuburbanbus to Village Crossing. Carol says, “I get bored on the weekends and I like going there by myself to get out of the house. It makes me very happy to take the bus there. I to go to Half Price Books, Barnes and Noble, Michaels and Noodles and Company. I like to browse and look at books that are easy to read and have pictures. I order noodles and coke at Noodles and Company.” From access to basic services and public transportation to obtaining education and employment, the ADA has allowed individuals with disabilities be more independent and engaged members of our community. #ada31 #thankstotheada

Some of our individuals served practicing their performance skills in the Imagination Workshop at Still Point Theatre @s...
07/20/2021

Some of our individuals served practicing their performance skills in the Imagination Workshop at Still Point Theatre @stillpointofficenetwork. This workshop is Still Point’s longest running outreach program aimed at giving adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to use dance, movement, music, comedy and improvisation as outlets for expression and creativity. Thank you Still Point for offering this amazing program! Pictured in photo 1: (from L) Mark, Clearie, Mary, Allen and Candace; photo 2: James, James, Allen and Mary.

Please save the date, September 9th, for our premier fundraising event @chicagobotanic, in celebration of our 70th anniv...
07/08/2021

Please save the date, September 9th, for our premier fundraising event @chicagobotanic, in celebration of our 70th anniversary! Featuring live entertainment, silent auction, raffle, food and merriment, hosted by Second City alumnus, @richardlaible. For tickets or sponsorships, contact Sheri Lees at [email protected] or (847) 982-2030 x 216. #70years

Here Kevin’s, @comed ambassador and  Shore participant, energy savings tip of the month: A good way to save energy is to...
07/07/2021

Here Kevin’s, @comed ambassador and Shore participant, energy savings tip of the month: A good way to save energy is to change your light bulbs. Going from a regular incandescent to a Holgen, CFL, or LED can save you money. These bulbs can use 25% to 80% less energy and last 3 to 25 times longer. I hope you're having a great summer.

Shore CEO, India Alexis Ehioba, will be interviewed live at 7 p.m. this evening on @wvon1690 Radio. You can also tune in...
07/07/2021

Shore CEO, India Alexis Ehioba, will be interviewed live at 7 p.m. this evening on @wvon1690 Radio. You can also tune in on their website: https://wvon.com/.

Shore CEO, India Alexis Ehioba, will be interviewed live at 7 p.m. this evening on @wvon1690 Radio. You can also tune in...
07/06/2021

Shore CEO, India Alexis Ehioba, will be interviewed live at 7 p.m. this evening on @wvon1690 Radio. You can also tune in on their website: https://wvon.com/.

We want to thank everyone who supported our golf outing today, whether in person or from afar. We made the most out of t...
06/25/2021

We want to thank everyone who supported our golf outing today, whether in person or from afar. We made the most out of this rainy day with a small gathering @deerfieldgolfclub to celebrate Shore and all of our individuals served. Special thanks to all of our sponsors, Board Members, and Golf Committee co-chairs, Dave Lloyd and Matt Margolis. We deeply appreciate all that you do for Shore!

Due to inclement weather, we made the difficult decision to cancel the golf portion of our outing. Vouchers will be issu...
06/25/2021

Due to inclement weather, we made the difficult decision to cancel the golf portion of our outing. Vouchers will be issued and distributed by Shore. Please join us at noon @deerfieldgolfclub for a BBQ lunch. Raffle and silent auction prizes will also be awarded. View and bid on auction items at: https://bit.ly/golf2021auction

The start time for our Golf Outing is delayed to 11:30am. Nine holes of golf will be played with a rain check voucher fr...
06/25/2021

The start time for our Golf Outing is delayed to 11:30am. Nine holes of golf will be played with a rain check voucher from @deerfieldgolfclub to play remaining holes at another time. We appreciate your patience! Our silent auction is open with some new items! View and register to bid here: https://bit.ly/golf2021auction

Rain or shine, our 26th Annual Golf Outing is on for tomorrow! Special thanks to our sponsors and supporters who are hel...
06/24/2021

Rain or shine, our 26th Annual Golf Outing is on for tomorrow! Special thanks to our sponsors and supporters who are helping us make this event a great success. View our silent auction online and bid on exciting packages, including sports items, tickets, wine and spirits, gift baskets and more! See you soon! #70years
https://bit.ly/golf2021auction

Shore CEO, India Alexis Ehioba, featured in Authority Magazine on being a social impact hero and how Shore in helping to...
06/22/2021

Shore CEO, India Alexis Ehioba, featured in Authority Magazine on being a social impact hero and how Shore in helping to change the world. Read here: https://bit.ly/shoresocialimpact

It is almost tee time and our silent auction is live! View the catalog and register today to start bidding on exciting p...
06/20/2021

It is almost tee time and our silent auction is live! View the catalog and register today to start bidding on exciting packages, including sports items, tickets, tours, gift baskets and more. There is also still time to register as a golfer or sponsor! Visit our event website at: http://bit.ly/golf21registration

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1949- The first school for North Shore children with intellectual and other developmental disabilities was held in the Evanston home of Lois and Thomas J. Lloyd.

1951- The North Shore Association for Re****ed Children was legally incorporated as a private not-for profit. A summer play school was started at Leahy Park in Evanston.

1952- The school was relocated to the basement of the Covenant Methodist Church for 12 children. A Sunday School group was started at First Baptist Church.

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We recently had the opportunity to set up our first in-person programming in over a year! We are excited to be working with a new partner, Shore Community Services , to bring theatre programming and performance opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities through our Imagination Workshop. This community was very hard hit by COVID-19, facing extreme isolation and the loss of their highly relied upon individual routines. Over the course of 16-weeks James Cornollo and Clearie McCarthy will facilitate a group of twelve adults in theatre exercises, music, and movement. The course will result in a original performance by our participants. We are thrilled to be working with Shore Community Services!
Today’s IARF Five-Minute Focus features Shore Community Services' CEO, India Alexis Ehioba. This year, Shore celebrates 70 years of guiding individuals’ abilities through the services they offer. Check out the video below to learn more about the incredible work Shore is doing to help make a stronger community. State Senator Ram Villivalam Representative Denyse Stoneback
Over the course of six months, the Shore Community Services Occupational Therapist has called parents to do follow-ups and to offer assistance especially if their child was turning three and aging out of the Early Intervention Program. #GivingBeyondtheDiamond
A fantastic Morton Grove nonprofit that truly serves our community, let's give it up for Shore Community Services. Through their adult programs, child programs, and residential services, they improve the quality of life for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
Last week, Trim-Tex employees visited the Shore Joseph Koenig, Sr. Training Center to hand out fleece jackets in the spirit of the holiday season. 🎁 Trim-Tex is proud to be a long-time partner of Shore Community Services. 🤗 Shore provides services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, helping them achieve independence and find their place in the #community. Many of Shore Community Service’s clients find jobs with Trim-Tex, packaging abrasives. https://hubs.ly/H0mjGVm0 #trimtexdrywall
My visit to Shore Community Services was filled with smiles! Shore works to improve the quality of life for persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. They provide high quality day services and jobs to over 400 individuals through top notch care and innovative partnerships. Thank you to CEO India Ehioba, Chief Financial Officer Carolyn Sayre, Senior Philanthropy Officer Mary Matz, Lois Lloyd Center Director Lanisa Abrams, and Director of Vocational Services Anni Braverman for the tour and welcome this morning.
We are very proud to announce that Trim-Tex has been selected as Shore’s Customer of the Year Award. The clients at Shore have been packaging Trim-Tex abrasives since the early 2000’s. By providing this work for Shore, their clients with intellectual and other developmental disabilities are provided a reliable source of work and are able to learn skills that are necessary to one day have a source of employment outside of the training center . Learn more about what Trim-Tex has done for Shore Community Services https://explore.trim-tex.com/content/improving-the-quality-of-life-for-individuals-with-disabilities
We had such a wonderful time at Shore Community Services 2018 Holiday Party! It's always great to give back, especially to this group of hard working individuals!
CITY'S PROPOSED BUDGET WILL AFFECT EVANSTON'S MOST VULNERABLE The city would reduce its funding to its mental health board by about a third, cutting $250,000 _____________ Dear Evanston, Talk about the proposed City budget is a HOT topic. It’s hard to escape. It’s in the newspapers, debated on social media, grieved about at City meetings and will be discussed at a range of community meetings around town this month. We all have thoughts on what should be saved (or cut) and at what cost. It’s a challenging process. Today is World Mental Health Day and the theme for 2018 is “young people and mental health in a changing world”. I’d like to thank Dear Evanston for reaching out and inviting me to share with readers a little about the mental health challenges we see in Evanston and the impact of the proposed budget on the Mental Health Board (MHB). If you haven’t heard of the Board before, that’s okay - I didn’t know about it either until I joined two years ago. So, what does the MHB do? The Board’s purpose is to protect and promote the mental health and welfare of all City of Evanston residents. The City Manager’s Office allocates money to the MHB each year, which is then used to award grants to local agencies and programs*. These providers work mainly with our at-risk residents (those who are unable to meet basic needs or access mainstream services without assistance). While the name may be deceiving, the MHB funds a wide range of community health and social service programs in Evanston. Childcare scholarships, help for older adults to remain independent and at home, after school programs, assistance for our homeless, social programs for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and sexual assault intervention supports are a few examples of the services we fund. And the need is great. You may be surprised by the following statistics: -- 41 percent of Evanston residents report experiencing a mental health challenge in the past 30 days; -- 1,000 people in town are homeless on any given night; and -- 1 in 5 Evanstonians experience food insecurity, with children and seniors being most vulnerable. What does the proposed budget mean for the MHB? This year the MHB received grant requests totaling around $900,000. The proposed budget for the MHB in 2019 is $486,373. Due to this shortfall, we know that for some agencies this will result in staffing cuts, a reduction in service hours, clients being charged higher fees and increased waiting times to be seen. Sadly, support for social services in Springfield and Washington isn’t strong, which has resulted in state and federal funding cuts for many of our local agencies. From the budget survey results, the City recognizes that residents value mental health care and believe strongly in protecting social services. To look after our underserved neighbors and at-risk residents is one of the many community values that makes Evanston great. However, the Board can only continue to do this if it remains adequately funded. A key focus of Dear Evanston is working to reduce youth violence and trauma related experiences. How does the MHB support this mission? Each year the Board develops funding priorities in response to the current climate and challenges in Evanston. In the past two years, the Board identified reducing youth violence as a key priority. As a result of the fantastic after school programming offered by Family Focus Evanston and Youth & Opportunity United, both programs were awarded funding to support their work in violence prevention efforts, hosting of psycho-educational groups and the provision of trauma informed counseling. The James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy also received funding for their work in helping youth and their families to learn conflict resolution and anger management skills, while also providing expungement and counseling services. There is a wealth of research that documents the impact of trauma on future development. We know that exposure to violence or trauma, particularly in childhood and adolescence, can lead to a higher risk of mental illness, behavioral problems and chronic disease. This is why the Board has funded agencies like Metropolitan Family Services-Evanston, to further their work in psychotherapy and psychosocial supports for children, young people and families. In addition, a range of childcare and preschool programs well-versed in attachment, childhood development and trauma theories have also been supported. These agencies include the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, Learning Bridge Early Education Center and CNE - Childcare Network of Evanston. Does the Board have a commitment to equity? In collaboration with the equity and empowerment work undertaken by the City, the MHB continues to craft new funding guidelines to ensure it understands the needs of historically marginalized and underrepresented individuals and groups. For example, each applicant is required to provide demographic data on the clients they serve and the percentage of staff of color who are involved in top level decision making. We value programs that display cultural awareness in how they design and structure their programs to ensure all participants feel welcome and accepted. With regard to income, applicants report that their client base is 90 to 100 percent lower income, with most clients falling well below the federal poverty level. Want to lend your voice or get involved? -- Attend a community budget meeting, complete the online budgeting tool or email your alderman to register your support for the MHB. -- Interested in serving? Currently there are eight Evanston residents, appointed by the Mayor, who serve on the MHB. They are all volunteers, who have a lived experience or professional knowledge of mental illness and are passionate about making sure everyone in need can access care and assistance. At present, the Board has one vacancy and encourages new applicants to apply. Thank you for taking the time to read about the MHB, Jessica Sales, BA, BSW, MSW (Adv. Practice) Chair of the Evanston Mental Health Board _________ Jess Sales moved to Evanston nine years ago from Australia. She's a social worker with a keen interest in mental health and working with youth and young people. This summer, she stepped into the role of Chair for the MHB. __________ *For 2018, recipients of MHB grants were: - Center for Independent Futures - Connections for the Homeless - Impact Behavioral Health Partners - Meals at Home - North Shore Senior Center - Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault - PEER Services - Shore Community Services - Trilogy Inc - Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center ______________ For more on the proposed budget: https://patch.com/illinois/evanston/staff-cuts-fee-increases-balance-proposed-2019-evanston-budget