Whether you need someone to talk to, a place to gather in community, or guidance on how to support your children, you are not alone. As we continue to process the tragic events in Highland Park, JCFS Chicago is offering the following resources and programs for you, your family, friends, neighbors, organizations and anyone looking for support. 

If you or your family needs support, call 855.275.5237 to talk with someone who can connect you to the appropriate JCFS Chicago service.

The Highland Park Community Foundation (HPCF) announced the first step in the process of distributing funds from the July 4 Shooting Response Fund.

Please review the Draft Protocol for victims and their families. There will be four meetings (two in English and two in Spanish) to allow for feedback and input from victims and their families regarding the Draft Protocol. 

  • August 10, 2022, at the Highwood Public Library (102 Highwood Ave., Highwood)
    • 2:00 PM in English
    • 7:00 PM in Spanish
  • August 11, 2022, at the Highland Park Public Library (494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park)
    • 2:00 PM in Spanish
    • 7:00 PM in English

The public is invited to submit written comments on the Draft Protocol via email sent to info@July4Fund.org before August 12, 2022.

For questions, victims and their families can call 773-733-0650 or email info@July4Fund.org.

Resources for parents, caregivers, teachers and community members:

  • Teacher Training
    • Clinical experts from the Israel Trauma Coalition presented possible and probable signs of stress disorder in children after a traumatic event and how this may manifest in the classroom. They also share strategies to reduce anxiety and stress responses in the classroom setting and how to respond to questions or comments from students about the shooting and more. 
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For assistance or more information, call us at 855.275.5237 or email us at Ask@JCFS.org.