Nominees - Human Services

Below are the Human Services Organizations nominated to receive grants.  Only the top 8 vote-getters were selected.  These are indicated by a "Yes" in the 2013 Winner column.
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Yes A Safe Place Provides safe housing and supportive counseling options to survivors of domestic violence at no charge. Also offers abuser intervention groups, and professional and community education programs. Details www.asafeplaceforhelp.org 
No Bernies Book Bank Facilitates the collection, processing and redistribution of new and gently used children's books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk children throughout Chicagoland. Details www.berniesbookbank.org 
Yes Boys & Girls Club of Lake County Through afterschool and summer activities, inspires young people, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens Details www.BGCLC.com 
No Coalition to Reduce Recidivism Maintains connections between family members and the incarcerated to strengthen relationships and aid re-entry to society. Provides job skills training, substance abuse counseling, and mental health support the recently released. Details Coalition 
No Eddie Washington Center for Men Provides transitional housing for single adult homeless men in Lake County. Services include job and budgetary counseling, work assignments, and addressing daily activities and living skills. Details www.waukegantownship.com 
Yes ElderCARE Assists seniors to continue to live independently in their own homes. Services include home visits, grocery shopping, escorted transportation to medical appointments, and other service referrals. Details www.eldercarelakecounty.org 
No F.I.S.T. (Former Inmates Striving Together) An organization of formerly incarcerated adults drawing on their experiences and focusing their energy to assist ex-offenders in reintegrating into society. Details www.fistinc.org 
No Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Provides support and counseling to lower income grandparents trying to raise a second family Details www.waukegantownship.com 
Yes HealthReach A free medical clinic that provides a patient-centered medical home to 5000 of the uninsured, underserved residents of Lake County Details www.healthreachcares.org 
No I-Plus Provides case and fund management services to approximately 135 homeless Lake County residents – over half of which are veterans Details www.IPLUS.org 
Yes LINKS Links provides health education in the schools and community, support services for sexual minority youth, reproductive health care, and counseling. Confidential services are offered in a safe and caring environment. Details www.linksyouth.org 
No MaineStay Provides a summer camp for financially deprived children (200% below the poverty level)  Details www.MaineTownship.com 
Yes NSUC Food Bank Providing food to 4 Lake County Pantries; Mt. Moriah, Mt. Sinai, The Center and Santa Maria del Popolo. Details www.nsuc.org/social-action-committee/food-bank 
Yes PADS Operates the only 24/7 emergency shelter system in Lake County serving the homeless.. PADS provides supportive services assisting individuals, families with children, the mentally ill, and veterans Details padslakecounty.org 
No Porchlight Counceling Center Provides convenient and free counseling for victims of sexual assault while in college. Helps survivors, regardless of gender, to achieve healing and wholeness through counseling, advocacy, and other services. Details www.porchlightcounseling.org 
No Prairie Learning Corps Provides paid work opportunities and job training on an organic farm for youth in central Lake County Details www.prairiecrossing.com/farm/learning.php 
Yes Staben House for Women Provides transitional housing for homeless mothers with children. Offers case management, budget management, and education to develop the necessary skills to break the cycle of homelessness and live independently Details www.waukegantownship.com 
No The Harbor Provides residential housing, counseling, health care, and a supportive community for Lake County residents impacted by poverty and chronic diseases, including HIV and AIDS.  Details http://www.alexianbrothershousing.org/ 
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