- Bill Brennan, Executive Director
I believe wholeheartedly in the People in Need Forum, and I’m proud of the committee that works so tirelessly to hold this event. This event shows we live in a community where people care about each other and are willing to do more to support others, than just talk.
of the Friends of MCC Foundation
- Tina Hill, Chair
The People in Need Forum is the most comprehensive, helpful tool McHenry County Citizens have at their disposal to see what assistance there may be for themselves and/or their loved ones.
McHenry County Board
- Suzanne Hoban, Executive Director
The People in Need Forum is a wonderful opportunity to get to know resources in our community in a meaningful way.
Family Health Partnership Clinic
- Robyn Ostrem, Executive Director
The People in Need Forum is an excellent opportunity for the Big Brothers Big Sisters staff to become better acquainted with resources and referral programs throughout McHenry County. It is amazing to see the wonderful things not-for-profit groups are doing to make McHenry County a great place to live and work.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County
- Kim Babiarz
The People in Need Forum Resource directory is my ‘go to’ book when providing my clients with much needed resources.
Options and Advocacy
- Donna A. Schaefer, Supervisor
The People In Need forum is a wonderful resource for everyone involved is advocacy. McHenry Township helps with emergency needs like utility shut-offs, medication and eviction notices. Helping residents navigate the complicated system for assistance and needed services is more valuable than the dollars we distribute for unpaid bills. It is the information and training from PIN and it’s agency participants, that helps us assist our residents
- Steve Weskerna, Supervisor
I strongly feel this event is very helpful for providers in understanding the many other services (and helpful people) available throughout the area. It enables me to better direct “people in need” to the appropriate service agency for help when I, as a Township Supervisor, see general assistance cases with varying degrees of personal hardships.
The resource manual is an “excellent” document which I depend upon and use regularly in my job. I wish I could encourage more of my supervisor colleagues to take advantage of this well worthwhile forum!
- Kim Halper, Coordinator
I became involved with PIN about 3 years ago. I came to the forum as a booth to help spread the word about our food pantry and what we have to offer. This forum is so critical to the McHenry County area!!! There are so very many folks without jobs and without income. This forum helps those folks know about what resources there are in their own communities that can help them with various types of assistance.
There is such wide range of organizations and topics at the forum that you can find help, answer and referrals to whatever type of assistance a person may need. I am very proud to be a part of this forum and will continue to help in whatever way that I can!
Neighbors Food Pantry of Wonder Lake, IL
- Julie Biel Claussen, Executive Director
Thanks for all of your committee’s hard work. With everything running so smoothly, sometimes we forget the hours of preparation needed to make such a successful event happen!
I would be happy to present next year and my staff have been inspired to commit to a booth if one is available.
McHenry County Housing Authority
- Donna Buss, MHP, CRSS, Recovery Specialist/WRAP Educator/Facilitator
I got involved back in 2006 the first time. I was amazed at all of the services in McHenry County. The presentations were great. The next involvement was 2011 to display a booth for Community Partners. I was able to network and meet many interesting people. This event is a great opportunity for the community to know what is available out there for services and resources as well as the many ways to get involved yourself in making a difference. Relations and opportunities can begin in a place where helpers are able to come together to share what gifts they have and to see ways in which services can work together for the common good.
McHenry County Mental Health Board