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Experience enchantment of the Golden Age of Hollywood on April 27


Family Shelter Service will host its “Free to Fly Gala ~ The Golden Age of Hollywood” beginning at 5:30PM on Sat., April 27, at Bobak’s Signature Events with entertainment by Libido Funk Circus.

“The drama of the Golden Age of Hollywood is sure enchant nearly 450 attendees,” event planners say. The annual benefit will raise funds in support of neighbors, co-workers, friends and family who seek safety and protection while escaping abusive relationships, benefiting the mission of Family Shelter Service.

The dinner event will feature a live auction, silent auction, fund-a-need, wine pull and dancing.

Take a chance on ‘Limited Exclusive Raffles’ to benefit Family Shelter Service

In addition, this year two “Limited Exclusive Raffles” will provide exceptional prizes.

Limited Exclusive Raffle I is an opportunity for two to attend Super Bowl LIV in Miami and the all inclusive NFL Hospitality Party.

Limited Exclusive Raffle II will take two to the 2020 Grammy Awards with admission to the official Grammy After Party and a three-night hotel stay. 

Tickets for both “exclusive” raffles are $200 each and both raffles are limited to 200 ticket holders. 

Note! Ticket holders for the Limited Exclusive Raffles need not be present to win. Limited Exclusive Raffle tickets are available for purchase online.

Bobak’s Signature Events is located at 6440 Double Eagle Dr. in Woodridge.

All proceeds benefit services for survivors of domestic violence and their children.

For more information, reservations or to purchase raffle tickets, click here.

UPDATE, April 23, 2019 / Volunteer at the Free to Fly Gala and celebrate the Golden Age of Hollywood. Join event planners organizing an unforgettably uplifting night of poignant stories and new scripts. Multiple volunteer opportunities are available! This evening is Family Shelter Service’s biggest fundraising event of the year. Please click here to volunteer

Family Shelter Service recently merged with Metropolitan Family Services 

In order to provide more comprehensive domestic violence services, Family Shelter Service has joined forces with Metropolitan Family Services and will be known as “Family Shelter Service of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage,” with services remaining dedicated to DuPage County clients.

By drawing on coordinated services, Family Shelter Service of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage will explore and create new funding frameworks for domestic violence services. Per their legal agreement, every dollar donated to Family Shelter Service will be restricted to helping survivors of domestic violence in DuPage County.

The need for domestic violence services continues to outpace capacity in DuPage County. In addition, domestic violence survivors’ needs increasingly involve intersections between domestic violence and other social issues such as education, mental health, addiction and physical health, requiring a coordinated response. 

“Family Shelter Service has had a long and trusting history with Metropolitan Family Services,” notes Judie Caribeaux, Executive Director of Family Shelter Service. “This partnership helps us better fulfill our promise to provide faster, greater, equal access to domestic violence services so clients and this community can thrive, not just survive. We are able to reduce administrative costs and use those savings to expand programs. This model of providing integrated care for victims of domestic violence is revolutionary.”

The decision to merge was reached after an extensive multi-year review, including a comprehensive feasibility study which identified Family Shelter Service and Metropolitan Family Services DuPage as being excellent partners. The combination of complementary services, commitment to serving the needs of the community, focus on survivors of domestic violence, and dedication to expanding services will create a best practices service model.

“Bringing a full spectrum of services that truly work to facilitate the healing of families and individuals is a priority Metropolitan Family Services DuPage and Family Shelter Service share,” stated Rita Lopez Brosnan, Executive Director of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage. “We are truly excited about combining strengths to better serve our clients.”

FSS Hotline remains the same / New website

Note the hotline is open 24/7, 365 days a year and the phone number will remain the same at (630) 469-5650.

To learn more, kindly visit the new website for Family Shelter Service of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage at www.metrofamily.org/fssofmfsd. Or simply remember www.metrofamily.org and use the search tool for “Family Shelter Service” or “FSS” to find DuPage County social services and information needed.


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