Resource Navigation Center — which replaces assistance center at HPHS — to open for appointments on Wednesday, July 20
Visit 211LakeCounty.org or call (844) 714-5274 to make appointment (starting Wednesday)
While moving away from Highland Park High School, service agencies are still collaborating to connect residents to the resources they need in the wake of the mass shooting in Highland Park on the Fourth of July.
The Resource Navigation Center, which will begin taking appointments on Wednesday, July 20, is located at Lincoln School, 711 Lincoln Ave. in Highland Park, with a secondary location at the Highwood Public Library and Community Center, 102 Highwood Ave. in Highwood.
Instead of offering drop-in services, as was the case with the Victim Assistance Center at Highland Park High School, the navigation center will be appointment-based. At the appointment, a professional from the center will refer you to the appropriate organization or service from among numerous local government, social service and nonprofit partners.
To make an appointment, visit 211LakeCounty.org at any time or call (844) 714-5274 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.
“Anyone impacted by the tragedy may reach out for services, regardless of immigration status. All information will be kept confidential,” reads an email from the City of Highland Park.
City officials said the center’s trained navigators, upon listening to a resident, can direct them in the proper direction, making for a more custom and efficient process, whether the person is looking for mental-health care, family support, financial resources, volunteer opportunities or something else.
Previous assistance for those impacted by the shooting was centered at Highland Park High School, where groups like the FBI, American Red Cross, Illinois Emergency Management Agency and more provided aid.
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