Glen Ellyn is a community that focuses on helping others and giving back. There is one organization that stands out above the rest. Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare Society supports many programs throughout Dupage County.

Anima Young Singers of Greater Chicago Anima’s mission is to transform young lives through excellence in music education and choral singing. www.animasingers.org

Bridge Communities transforms lives of homeless families by facilitating the change they need to care for themselves and raise their children. www.bridgecommunities.com

CASA of DuPage County believes that all children have the right to safe, permanent and nurturing homes. The mission of CASA is to recruit, train, and support volunteer citizen advocates to effectively speak in the best interests of abused, neglected, and dependent children in the DuPage County juvenile and family court system. https://dupagecasa.org
Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center (CDPCC) is a non-profit organization that provides affordable, professional pastoral counseling services to the public in an ecumenical setting. www.cdpcc.org

Community Housing Advocacy and Development of DuPage (CHAD) provides and advocates for quality affordable housing for low and moderate income individuals and families. http://www.chadhousing.org

DuPage PADS has provided hope for people who are homeless in DuPage County for 25 years by offering an array of services that build self-sufficiency and helps to stop the cycle of homelessness. https://dupagepads.org

Easter Seals provides outpatient rehabilitation services for children with developmental and physical disabilities. www.easterseals.com

Family Shelter Services provides intervention support to help heal children traumatized by domestic violence. www.familyshelterservice.org

Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center Our mission is to help children from low-income families acquire the necessary skills in academics and social interaction to move successfully through grades K-12 and into adulthood. www.gecrc.com
 

Glen Ellyn Food Pantry provides a resource for families to obtain fresh and non-perishable food items. www.glenellynfoodpantry.org

Glen Ellyn Park District donates scholarships to offset the cost of summer camp to allow parents who struggle financially with working full-time and providing childcare. www.gepark.org
Glen Ellyn Public Library provides a free service, “Bus to Books” summer enrichment program for ESL and financially disadvantaged children. www.gepl.org

Glen Ellyn Youth and Family Counseling offers affordable, professional counseling services for all residents of Glen Ellyn and for children attending a Glen Ellyn school. www.geyfcs.com
Glenbard West HS English Language Learners Program serves students with over 15 non-English primary languages. Four levels of intensive English are available to students who demonstrate limited or no English skills.
NAMI DuPage provides support, advocacy, and education in order to improve the quality of life for individuals with mental illness and their families. www.namidupage.org

                   
People’s Resource Center Since 1975, People’s Resource Center has been bringing neighbors together to respond to hunger and poverty in DuPage County. http://www.peoplesrc.org

                    
Philip J. Rock Center and School (PRC) serves two distinct functions in providing services to individuals who are deaf-blind. http://www.philiprockcenter.org

Supplies 4 Success serves school age children in the Glen Ellyn area. Over 500 children* are likely to start this school year without basic school supplies and winter outerwear.  https://www.supplies4success.org

The Garden Works Project is a volunteer led organization working to relieve hunger in Chicago’s western suburbs by providing families in need of food assistance with home vegetable gardens and coaching. http://www.gardenworksproject.org

Teen Parent Connection serves the community through education on the realities and responsibilities of teenage pregnancy and through long-term assistance to adolescent parents for the development of self-esteem, parenting skills, and empowerment toward self-sufficiency. https://teenparentconnection.org

Western DuPage Special Recreation Association’s (WSDRA) mission is “the development of individuals through recreation”. www.wdsra.com

World Relief DuPage (WRD) is a refugee resettlement agency that partners with local churches, volunteers, and community groups to provide services, friendship, and support to refugees and immigrants from all over the world. www.worldreliefdupageaurora.org

YWCA’s vision is to eliminate racism and empower women. Its mission is to provide women and girls with the support and tools needed to transform their lives, be confident in their choices, and make valuable contributions to their communities. www.ywca.com

We recently interview Val Yaros, the Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare President for Glen Ellyn Living Magazine. The full article can be found at Glen Ellyn Living Magazine.Mar_2019_Glen_Ellyn_Living_p40

 

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