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ywca lake county June 2008 News

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3,100 income-eligible parents each month are qualified for affordable, quality child care assistance in Lake County through the Illinois DHS Child Care Assistance program.

A true Independence Day
For those who were enslaved in our nation, Independence Day celebrations were moot. 

When Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862, the effective date was Jan. 1, 1863. Yet, for more than 250,000 slaves in Texas, it was a matter of theory, not practice. >More


Enjoy summer with your kids without going broke or crazy

There are five words every parent dreads hearing during the summer vacation period:
"I have nothing to do."  It can be a challenge to find ways to keep the entire family amused without spending a fortune... More


From Assistance to Independence
State childcare assistance opens doors
for women to learn, work, thrive

Shauna Whitfield is a natural born giver. She has worked part-time at the YWCA Lake County for the past six years. She has three children, ages 4, 3 and 11 months. She is also studying to be a medical assistant. Money is tight, yet, thanks to a state program, her goal of true independence is at hand… >More


June 1st is National Cancer Survivor Day

YWCA's ¡Viva! Mujer Latina Spanish Breast Cancer Support Group meets on the second Saturday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30, the only Spanish-language support group in Lake County.

Up until junior high school, boys and girls play on a level field when it comes to interest and ability in science and math.  Then, something happens...>More


YWCA Lake County
2133 Belvidere Road Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: 847-662-4247 • Fax: 847-662-4752
TTY/TDD: 847-662-4707