Local counseling organization providing free "healing sessions" for those who knew Olivia Dworakowski and Justin Plackowska.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Erin Sauder
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Written by Collin Czarnecki As Naperville continues to mourn the loss of Olivia Dworakowski, 5, and Justin Plackowska, 7, who were tragically murdered Oct. 30, one local organization is reaching out to the community to provide emotional support. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Lisle Patch on Facebook. From parents to classmates, those who personally knew Olivia and Justin were perhaps hit hardest by their deaths, which is why 360 Youth Services is offering free "healing sessions" for those close to the children. "This isn't getting into counseling or any of those things, they're really just healing sessions," said 360 Youth Services executive director Ron Hume. "Anything that folks need that will help them …
Family of 5-year-old Olivia Dworakowski issues first public statement regarding the girl's death.
The family of 5-year-old Olivia Dworakowski, who was tragically murdered last week in her Naperville townhouse, shared their grief and thanked the community for its support in a public statement on Tuesday. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Lisle Patch on Facebook. Naperville police charged Elzbieta Plackowska, 40, with two counts of first-degree murder after allegedly fatally stabbing both Olivia and Plackowska's 7-year-old son Justin Plackowska while babysitting the children on Oct. 30. The statement is the first time the family has spoken publicly about Olivia's death. "We are deeply saddened and shocked by the shortened life of our sweet little girl, Olivia. It is impossible for us to express in words the…