Community resources for parents

  • Helpful local agencies and services for families

    DuPage County organizations

    Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, Metropolitan provides a wide variety of programs and services designed to strengthen families and help them realize their full potential.

    Bridge Communities, Inc. Bridge Communities serves homeless families in DuPage County with mentoring, housing and supportive services.

    Catholic Charities A faith-based organization that provides services to those in need. There is an office located in Lombard.

    DayOnePact The only life-spanning (birth to death) service coordination agency for people with developmental disabilities in DuPage County.  

    DuPage County Health Department Provides health services by partnering with existing providers, dental services and behavioral health care

    DuPage County Resource Information System DuPage Community Resource Information System (CRIS) is also a great resource for families. 

    DuPage Federation Resources and support for mental health services, early childhood, emergency assistance, language access resource center, and public benefits

    DuPage PADS Provides housing, support services and employment assistance

    Easter Seals DuPage & the Fox Valley Region Provides developmental services for children from screenings to specialized therapies

    Family Focus DuPage Provides parents and their children with critical resources and learning opportunities to encourage healthy development in their communities 

    Family Shelter Service Support services for domestic abuse

    Giant Steps Providing individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families educational and therapeutic services

    Literacy DuPage One-on-one tutoring, conversation groups and workforce education.

    Partner Plan Act: Videos explaining early childhood programs The Illinois Action for Children produced a series of eight videos that explain early childhood programs and how the programs are funded. The videos help individuals that work with families and young children understand how they can best make referrals and connect them to helpful services.

    People’s Resource Center Provides food, clothing, rent assistance and skill-building resources for DuPage County residents.

    Project HELP DuPage Through home-based mentoring and parent education training, Project HELP provides parents with parenting tips, advice and support.

    Teen Parent Connection Provides young moms and dads with support, information and resources to navigate their lives as parents and teenagers.

    Western DuPage Special Recreation Association  Recreational programs for children and adults of all ages with disabilities

    World Relief DuPage A collaborative network of volunteers and churches who serve refugees and immigrants in DuPage County

    YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral  Providing resources and referrals for child care, food, domestic violence and sexual assault, family support, counseling and more.

    Village of Glen Ellyn

    Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Glen Ellyn Park District

    City of Wheaton

    Wheaton Public Library

    Wheaton Park District

    Unincorporated Lombard and Glen Ellyn

    Butterfield Park District