Commission on Family Services


The Commission on Family Services provides a forum for focus on a wide range of issues concerning Skokie's most vulnerable citizens. Recommendations on policies, programs and procedures are made to the Mayor and Board of Trustees.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Commission on Family Services is to promote emotional, social and physical well-being of Skokie's most vulnerable residents through outreach, education and advocacy.

The Skokie Commission on Family Services is composed of community members who:

  • Reflect, as much as possible, the demographics of Skokie
  • Have unique training, interests and backgrounds that are of assistance to the Commission in its efforts
  • Represent public and private organizations that provide social services to Skokie residents

See a brochure about the Commission on Family Services' outreach, advocacy and education programs.

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First Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. (except July, August, and January)
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Agendas and Minutes

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Harold Primack, Chair
Shajan Jose, Vice-Chair
Caroline Benjamin
Michelle Friedman
Marjorie Goran
Jo Hammerman
Hilary Hunter
Laila Iqbal
Linda Lara
Daniel Mann
Peggy Molina
Arnie Oskin
Melissa Ponce

Valerie Riley
Nancy Schwartz
Annie Shear
Naadirah Shapley-Wells
Phillip Shefren

Daniel Stalilonis
London Summerville

Edie Sue Sutker, Trustee
Melissa Versch, Social Worker