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The new Community Mobile Resource Center is designed to bring information and resources on personal finance, law and health directly to people and neighborhoods that are seeking them, as well as offer childcare to make it easier for people to attend. To celebrate the kickoff of the CMRC, the community is invited to a free BBQ from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 at Family Focus, 2010 Dewey Ave.
The Evanston Public Library and its partners, the Evanston Community Bank and Trust, Family Focus and Compass, the Northwestern Community Partnership for Settlement Strategies, are hosting the free barbecue. Also present will be representatives from potential community partners of the CMRC: the YWCA Evanston/North Shore, National Able Network, CEDA and the James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy.
The monthly information sessions provided by the Mobile Resource Center will be 90-minute evening classes on topics in personal finance, health, and legal issues chosen through community feedback.
The first session, “How to Find a Lawyer If You Can’t Afford One,” will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Family Focus. Classes on different topics will be held on the third Tuesday of every month. Childcare will be available.
The pilot classes, all taking place at Family Focus, will continue through 2019.