Contact Information: Joan Olson (630) 407-6015 or Evan Shields (630) 407-6022
The DuPage County Board awarded a total of $1 million to local nonprofits today through the DuPage County Human Services Grant Fund.
Health and Human Services Committee Chairman Bob Larsen said the fund was created by the County Board to partner with agencies directly serving the needs of DuPage County residents.
“The DuPage County nonprofits who received program awards today provide vital community services as part of our County’s safety net, protecting our most vulnerable populations. This public-private partnership helps them to pursue additional private and public support to assist the largest number of people possible. We are honored to help improve the lives of DuPage County residents through this program,” Larsen said.
The grants are available to organizations that help families achieve independence, ensure the protection of children and other vulnerable residents, in addition to maximizing prevention opportunities to strengthen families’ well-being and stability.
The grants range from $3,757 to $44,000. The agencies were required to be registered as a 501(c)(3), serve a broad geographical area of DuPage County and have made a substantial impact on County residents for at least three years.
DuPage County awarded grants to the following agencies:
UCP Seguin, DuPage Senior Citizens Council, Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, Exodus World Service, 360 Youth Services, Catholic Charities – Diocese of Joliet (two programs), Child Serv, Teen Parent Connection Inc., DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform, Sharing Connections;
Loaves & Fishes Community Services, Parents Alliance Employment Project, Ray Graham, World Relief DuPage Aurora, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Humanitarian Service Project, People’s Resource Center, Prairie State Legal Services Inc., DuPage Pads;
Serenity House Counseling Services Inc., Spectrios Institute for Low Vision, Literacy Volunteers of America – DuPage Inc., Northeast DuPage Family and Youth Services, CASA of DuPage County, Little City, Marklund Children’s House, Outreach Community Ministries, Love INC of Western Suburbs/Chicago, Metropolitan Asian Family Services;
West Suburban Community Pantry, DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation by DuPage Bar Legal Aid Service, Almost Home Kids, Bridge Communities Inc., DuPage Habitat for Humanity, Ecumenical Support Services for the Elderly, Donka Inc., Family Focus Inc., Metropolitan Family Services DuPage, Samaritan Interfaith Counseling Center Inc.;
Achieving Independence and Mobility Center for Independent Living, DuPage Homeownership Center (two projects), Naperville Elderly Homes Inc., The Community House, Community Adult Day Center, Turning Pointe Autism Foundation, NAMI of DuPage County, Wayne/Winfield Area Youth/Family Services, Family Shelter Service;
Community Career Center, Healthcare Alternative Systems Inc. – Wheaton, DayOne PACT, Evangelical Child and Family, Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region, Hope’s Front Door, Little Friends, Xilin Association, Youth Outlook, and Bartlett Learning Center.
Information about the Human Services Grant Fund is available online at www.dupageco.org/Community_Services/Community_Development/6285.