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Caroline Shook

Caroline Shook, CEO of Valparaiso-based Housing Opportunities

Caroline Shook, CEO of Valparaiso-based Housing Opportunities

Caroline Shook, CEO of Valparaiso-based Housing Opportunities, left, is shown with Office Assisant Paula James. As debate continues to swirl around boosting the federal minimum wage, region experts offer their insights into the proposed increase's effects. "My concern is that employers will …

March 06, 2014 5:30 pm
Caroline Shook, CEO of Valparaiso-based Housing Opportunities

Caroline Shook, CEO of Valparaiso-based Housing Opportunities

As debate continues to swirl around boosting the federal minimum wage, region experts offer their insights into the proposed increase's effects. "My concern is that employers will cut employees' hours back," said Caroline Shook, CEO of Valparaiso-based Housing Opportunities, which serves hom…

March 06, 2014 5:30 pm
20 UNDER 40: Andrea Proulx Buinicki

20 UNDER 40: Andrea Proulx Buinicki

In 2011 Andrea Proulx Buinicki built upon a 16-year career in fundraising by starting her own philanthropy consulting firm, Giving Focus. The Valparaiso resident came up with the name of her firm because in her business she wants to focus on the act of giving.

September 25, 2012 2:00 pm Photos

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Growing Importance: Families share summer garden bounties for local food pantry cause

Growing Importance: Families share summer garden bounties for local food pantry cause

Caroline Shook, CEO of Housing Opportunities in Valparaiso, which runs the Porter County Food Pantry program, still remembers the box of "beautiful" freshly picked hot peppers donated one day last summer by a local gardener with a surplus.

July 12, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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United Way Honors Caroline Shook as Outstanding Agency Professional

United Way Honors Caroline Shook as Outstanding Agency Professional

VALPARAISO | United Way of Porter County has recognized Caroline Shook, Executive Director of Housing Opportunities, as the "2011 Outstanding Agency Professional". This award, which includes a $500 stipend for continuing education, was announced at United Way's Annual Campaign Celebration an…

March 28, 2012 9:37 am
Building a new life

Building a new life

VALPARAISO | Walking into Christy Waddell's apartment, it looks like many others in the city -- with family portraits hanging in the cozy living room and a small dinette set in the kitchen.

June 13, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Region residents living leaner

Region residents living leaner

For a year and a half, Kim Reed's home was wherever she and her daughter could lay down their heads at night.

February 20, 2011 12:00 am
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