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November 28, 2022
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Local 700 General Membership Meeting
Dec 13, 2022
Location To Be Announced 1. Virtual Zoom - or - 2. Teamsters Meeting Hall, 1300 W. Higgins Rd, 1st Floor, Park Ridge, IL 60068
Local 700 Retiree Club Meeting
Dec 15, 2022
Office Closed in Observance of Christmas
Dec 23, 2022
1300 W. Higgins Road Suite 301 Park Ridge, IL 60068
Office Closed in Observance of New Year's Day
Dec 30, 2022
1300 West Higgins Rd, Suite 301 Park Ridge, IL 60068
Local 700 General Membership Meeting
Jan 10, 2023
Location To Be Announced 1. Virtual Zoom - or - 2. Teamsters Meeting Hall, 1300 W. Higgins Rd, 1st Floor, Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Resources For Individuals & Families Following A Mass Shooting
Jul 11, 2022

Here at Teamsters Local 700, our hearts go out to all victims of Mass Shootings locally and across the country. We imagine you are dealing with a tremendous amount of pain and distress.

Please know you not only have the support of Teamsters Local 700, but of law enforcement and supporters across this entire nation.

The resources listed below provide a full range of crisis assistance for all affected citizens and families:

  1. The Family Assistance Center at Highland Park High School

    • Victims and any community members affected by the tragedy can speak to a mental health professional and pick up any belongings that may have been left along the parade route.

    • Victims are not just those physically injured by the recent shooting, but also those experiencing emotional distress.

    • English and Spanish bilingual services available

    • Organized by FBI and American Red Cross

    • Highland Park High School (433 Vine Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035)

    • Hours of Operation: As Needed

  2. VictimConnect

    • VictimConnect is an OVC-funded service that offers confidential assistance to victims of crime. Trained specialists are available to help you locate services in your area, including mental health counseling, legal services, and more. Contact VictimConnect from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern time at:  - Phone: 855-4-VICTIM (855-484-2846)  - Chat: 

    • Dial 711 and VictimConnect staff can provide services through an interpreter in more than 200 languages, and to hearing- and speech-impaired individuals. 

  3. Disaster Distress Helpline 

    • The Disaster Distress Helpline, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is a national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. 

    • This 24/7 toll-free, multilingual crisis support service is available to residents in the United States and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters, including incidents of mass violence.  

    • Call or text the hotline at 800-985-5990. 

  4. Mental Health Resources

    • Lake County Crisis Line - 

      • Call 847-377-8088 for resources or support if someone close to you is experiencing a crisis.

    • Lake County Text a Tip Line - 

      • Consider sharing a text with Text a Tip as a resource for students or residents when an adult or counselor is not available. The counselors are in Lake Bluff and they know what has been going on. The details below. You can also share on CTAD's Facebook and Twitter. They will be posting frequently over the next week.

  5. Family Service of Lake County

    • Expanded Hours: They are open 9am – 7pm for counseling sessions for any member of the community who needs professional assistance 

    • Leadership on trauma conversations: They provided guidance to city leadership on a critical conversation with city staff and stakeholders debriefing the tragedy. They will be leading a few debriefs with city staff and stakeholders later this week 

    • Free Counseling: They will be offering free 20-30 minute sessions at no charge for those in the community with a need for professional assistance 

    • If you or a loved one are in crisis, please reach out to the Lake County crisis hotline at 847-377-8088.

  6. NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) Lake County

  7. Resources to Help Families/ Community Members Coping After a Mass Shooting

  8. Donation Opportunities 

    • Highland Park Community Foundation's July 4 Shooting Response Fund  

      • Donations support individual victims and families directly impacted by the shooting.

    • The Lake County Community Foundation Crisis Relief Fund  

      • This serves as a permanent countywide funding resource in times of emergencies.They are currently raising funds to support crisis relief efforts in the wake of the Highland Park shooting. Funds will be granted to support emergency response needs, mental health counseling services, downtown repair and revitalization, violence prevention and education and other urgent needs as they arise in the aftermath of this tragedy.  

    • NorthShore University Health Systems is still seeking blood donations for the victims of the shooting. Donations can be made through Vitalant or directly to NorthShore Hospital by appointment:, 847-570-2242. 

Teamsters Local 700
1300 W Higgins Rd Suite 301
Park Ridge , IL 60068

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