• Canned Soups
• Dry Milk
• Flavored Rice/potatoes
• Canned Meals (chili, ravioli, etc.)
• Canned fruit
• Dry pinto beans (1-2 lb. bags)
• New School Supplies: pencils, colored pencils, pens, crayons, markers, pocket folders, single subject spiral notebooks and loose leaf paper
We want to thank the volunteers who help at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. THIS is the impact of your service! We have a HUGE order of food last week, much of it free, but the items we are paying for will only cost $5 due to volunteers serving on our behalf at the Food Depository!
Each volunteer shift earns us $15 in food credit. Please let us know if you are interested in joining us on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:00-8:45pm. (You do not need to make a monthly commitment).
Domestic Violence Outreach
Why do victims sometimes return to or stay with abusers?
A better question is, “Why does the abuser choose to abuse?”
• Abusers work very hard to keep victims in relationships.
• There is a real fear of death or more abuse if they leave.
• In fact, a victim’s risk of getting killed greatly increases when they are in the process of leaving or have just left.
• Batterers are very good at making victims think that the abuse is their fault. Victims often believe that if they caused the violence, they can also stop it.
• Victims stay because they are made to think they cannot survive on their own, financially or otherwise. Often abusers create a financial situation that makes leaving nearly impossible. Survivors sometimes want the abuse to end, not the relationship.
• A survivor may return to the abuser because that’s the person she, the survivor, fell in love with, and she believes his promises to change.
Please contact Kendall Grant (email@example.com) or 708.215.5418 for more information.
In an emergency, dial 911, call the National Domestic Violence 24-Hour Hotline at 800-799-7233 or the local 24 hour hotline for Pillars, found in the box below.
Are you in an unhealthy relationship or
are you afraid in your own home?
Call the 24-hour phone for help: 708.485.5254.
You are not alone.
Interfaith Career Network
Quarterly Resume Review
Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 10 from 9:30-11:30 and join us for a helpful 20-minute one-on-one conversation with a HR, or other search related professional for some ideas and suggestions that may enhance or refresh your resume. Looking for some helpful job search strategies? Need some coaching with your elevator speech? Want some tips on how to use LinkedIn? This is your opportunity to add impact and clarity to your existing resume. We look forward to seeing you at St. John of the Cross Parish Center, 5005 S. Wolf Road in Western Springs. There is no charge and everyone is welcome.