IWSE is a 100 year-old, highly-respected nonprofit social service organization which focuses on the needs of the youngest, neediest members of our community. We provide high-quality National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited full-day child care and early education services, as well as supportive services and parenting support almost exclusively focused on children under three years of age. Since 1984 IWSE has provided comprehensive developmental screenings and intervention services to children age 6 weeks to 5 years old who are at risk for developmental delays, poor health outcomes, social challenges, and future academic struggles. By offering education and support to families who are living at risk and parenting infants and toddlers, IWSE acts as an advocate, care-taker, and champion for children who live in poverty, who exhibit developmental delays, who live in situations of homelessness or domestic violence, or who are parented by teen parents.

“As a pharmacy innovation company, we are committed to helping people on their path to better health and we believe that optimal community health starts with education and awareness,” said Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President, Corporate Philanthropy & Sustainability, CVS Caremark. “We are proud to support the work that IWSE does in the community and we look forward to working with them in fulfilling their program’s mission.”

The Infant Welfare Society of Evanston was selected to receive a grant through the CVS Caremark Community Grants 2013 application process. Grants were awarded to programs that raise awareness of important health issues, focus on chronic disease management and offer training and other tools that communities need to help them on their path to better health. The goal of the CVS Caremark Community Grants Program is to help build healthier communities.

IWSE provides services to families in Evanston, Skokie, Morton Grove, Northbrook, Lincolnwood and Chicago’s far north side with children ages six weeks to five years old. We serves more than 200 families annually, 95% of whom are low income. For more information about the Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, visit our web site at www.iwse.org.

About CVS Caremark

CVS Caremark is dedicated to helping people on their path to better health as the largest integrated pharmacy company in the United States. Through the company’s more than 7,500 CVS/pharmacy stores; its leading pharmacy benefit manager serving more than 60 million plan members; and its retail health clinic system, the largest in the nation with more than 600 MinuteClinic locations, it is a market leader in mail order, retail and specialty pharmacy, retail clinics, and Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. As a pharmacy innovation company with an unmatched breadth of capabilities, CVS Caremark continually strives to improve health and lower costs by developing new approaches such as its unique Pharmacy Advisor program that helps people with chronic diseases such as diabetes obtain and stay on their medications. Find more information about how CVS Caremark is reinventing pharmacy for better health at info.cvscaremark.com.