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!
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
Wednesday’s article, "Lake Zurich proposal for homeless questioned: Neighbors balk at moving mentally ill into group house" (News, Jan. 14), provides yet another example of our society's lack of understanding regarding mental illness. Joel Williams (executive director for PADS Lake County, an emergency shelter for homeless individuals) had it right when he said the negative … Continue reading Individuals with mental illness should be welcomed into neighborhoods
Sign the Lake County Welcoming and Inclusive Community petition! I pledge to stand against hate and discrimination and affirm that Lake County should be a welcoming community for all. I am proud of Lake County’s diversity. I recognize that at every level of American society, people of all backgrounds contribute to our democracy, culture, and … Continue reading #LCLeadByExample