WAUKEGAN – Arden Shore Child and Family Services friends showed just what it means to be kind June 10, taking the time to meet the families of Arden Shore and the dedicated staff members who support them.
Arden Shore’s 2018 Summer Benefit, “The Art of Being Kind,” held at the Art Center Highland Park, inspired $40,000 in giving to support the children and families who benefit from Arden Shore’s services designed to rebuild children’s lives.
Speakers at the event emphasized the critical work of Arden Shore and the organization’s transformational impact on the hundreds of children and families every year.
The event’s keynote speaker was Andrea Durbin, CEO of the Illinois Collaboration on Youth. Durbin made clear the urgent need for strong investment in quality prevention, family preservation, and child therapeutic services such as those offered at Arden Shore.
Foster parents Marisol and Sean Rasmussen retold their firsthand experiences of witnessing families reunited and children finding safe, stable and loving homes.
Established in 1898, Arden Shore is dedicated to rebuilding lives affected by trauma and abuse across Lake County in a caring community through foster care, family support, mental health and substance abuse services, and residential programs. To further strengthen family bonds, Arden Shore is establishing a family center that will serve as the foundation for a series of new programs that will provide families with the skills that they need to succeed.
Arden Shore Child and Family Services is a 501(3)c nonprofit charity.