Fifty-eight area non-profit agencies were recently awarded a total of $1 million through the DuPage County Human Services Grant Fund.
Health and Human Services Committee Chairman Robert Larsen said the fund was created by the County Board to partner with agencies that directly serve the needs of DuPage County residents.
“DuPage County nonprofits provide important services to the community and have a tremendous impact on our residents. We have an ever-changing population in DuPage County, and these awards allow DuPage County to partner with the private sector to ensure we can address their needs. We are pleased to be able to improve the lives of DuPage County residents through grants that provide services for homeless people, senior citizens, veterans and other of our County’s most vulnerable population,” 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 $3,532 to $35,000. 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:
Parents Alliance Employment Project, DuPage Pads, 360 Youth Services, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet (two programs), DuPage Senior Citizens Council, Midwest Shelter for Veterans, DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform, Teen Parent Connection Inc., Family Shelter Service, Humanitarian Service Project;
Serenity House Counseling Services Inc., World Relief DuPage Aurora, DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation, Childserv, Exodus World Service, Ray Graham, West Suburban Community Pantry, Family Focus Inc., Healthcare Alternative Systems Inc., Literacy Volunteers of America – DuPage Inc.;
Outreach Community Ministries, Little City, Metropolitan Family Services DuPage, Loaves & Fishes Community Services, Love INC of Western Suburbs, People’s Resource Center, Sharing Connections, Almost Home Kids, Donka Inc., Spectrios;
Metropolitan Asian Family Services, Marklund Children’s Home, Prairie State Legal Services Inc., Ecumenical Support Services for the Elderly, DuPage Habitat for Humanity, Senior Home Sharing Inc., Bartlett Learning Center, CASA of DuPage County, Exchange Club for the Prevention of Child Abuse, Naperville Elderly Homes Inc.;
Achieving Independence and Mobility Center for Independent Living, DuPage Homeownership Center (two programs), Samaritan Interfaith Counseling Center Inc., The Community House, Community Adult Day Center, UCP Seguin, Wayne/Winfield Area Youth/Family Services (WAYS), Bridge Communities Inc., Nami;
Community Career Center, Evangelical Child and Family, Turning Pointe Autism Foundation, Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region, Xilin Association, DayOne PACT, Youth Outlook, Northeast DuPage Family and Youth Services, and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.