LZ Compassionate Community's own Betty Birner and Paul Virgilio were interviewed by Dan Weissman, Reporter for WBEZ Chicago Public Media 91.5 FM. The radio segment includes an audio clip of Paul's response challenging the notion that the PADS facility would have a negative impact on property values: "If we come across as a community that … Continue reading LZCC on WBEZ!

Daily Herald interviews LZ Compassionate Community

Some Lake Zurich-area residents have formed a group that supports placing homeless people with mental illness in a vacant building just outside the village, a proposal that has faced long-organized opposition. Two LZ Compassionate Community members introduced themselves Thursday to officials at a meeting of the Lake County Housing Authority, which owns the 14-unit Midlothian … Continue reading Daily Herald interviews LZ Compassionate Community

Lake County Coalition for the Homeless

Homelessness is a complex social problem that intersects with many other issues such as affordable housing, unemployment, mental health and substance abuse. A lot is known about homelessness in Lake County thanks to careful data collection and analysis. The Homeless Coalition gathers and analyzes information to shape solutions that will end homelessness. Below is some … Continue reading Lake County Coalition for the Homeless

Mental Illness Policy Org.

"No vision haunts America’s conscience more than the sight of the street people… The irrationality and anguish that grip so many of these individuals leap out during any encounter, whether in Washington or Albuquerque." ---Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM) Read more in this article on the mentally ill and homeless from the Mental Illness Policy Org … Continue reading Mental Illness Policy Org.