Community Resource Information and Highlights
in our community
Bringing you information on what updates, events, and other related news are going on in our community!
Oswego Wellness Support Group for Teens
Oswego Wellness is now offering a Social Anxiety Group for Teens!
Every other Wednesday starting 7/29 from 4-5pm
Juvenile Justice Jeopardy
wHAT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY provided by framily services association of greater elgin!
For more information or to set up a session: please contact Cheryl niemo at:
or by calling 847-695-3680
kane county system of care presents: African American parent Cafe
kane county system of care presents african-american parent cafe events on monday evenings!
Topics will cover: mental health, wellness, healthy eating, social distancing, e-learning, internet safety, support systems, community, resources, keeping holiday traditions while staying safe
peer to peer offered by nami mchenry county
NAMI mchenry county will be offering a virtual online educational class starting September 10th.
The class meets thursdays and is available from september 10th to october 29th from 6pm-8:30pm.
pre-register by emailing
Elgin Hispanic network scholarship
The Elgin Hispanic Network is once again offering up to $1500 to an adult / non-traditional student age 19 or over to cover college expenses. Deadline is in October, the application is available on the EHN website:
Early childhood drive-thru resource fair
SPARK is partnering with the Santori Library in Aurora to host an Early Childhood Drive-Thru Resource Fair on Saturday, Sept 19 from 10am-12pm. The goal of this event is to provide families with take home activities and information on your valuable programs and services.
SPARK will also be providing developmental screenings (socially distant of course!) and intakes for families. Flyers and more details will be coming soon.
free job board for kane county residents
The Kane County Sheriff’s Office is launching a FREE Job Board to help ALL Kane County Residents find jobs, and connect with resources that are often barriers to employment.
Please let Judy Dawson know if your organization would like to participate.
aurora university exhibition: "art at the time of the coronavirus"
"Riding the Coronavirus"-Virtual Parent Cafe
This virtual event is sponsored by: SPark, fox valley united way, family focus, kane county health department
Hosted in English & Spanish.
Upcoming session in english:
10/29 @ 6pm
Upcoming session in spanish:
10/22 @ 6pm
Employment & training Aurora
Elevating Equity Grants
Highlighting community organizations to help you stay connected!
MARIE WILKINSON FOOD
The Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry is dedicated to meeting the hunger needs of individuals and families in Aurora and surrounding communities by educating, empowering and enlightening people to be self-sustainable through collaborations and partnerships.
VNA HEALTH CARE
the vna provides high-quality, affordable health care. They offer free pregnancy testing, they help clients apply for Medicaid, and they have fantastic prenatal care! tHEY ALSO OFFER VACCINATIONS, SICK CARE, AND PHYSICALS FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN.
tHERE IS GENERAL CARE AND CARE WHEN YOU ARE SICK. aLL AGES HAVE ACCESS TO DENTAL AND VISION CARE, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, AND LOW-COST PRESCRIPTION DRUGS THROUGH VNA.
tHEY ACCEPT PATIENTS WITH MEDICAID, MEDICARE, PRIVATE INSURANCE, OR NO INSURANCE AT ALL. iF YOU DON'T HAVE INSURANCE, YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR A DISCOUNT BASED ON INCOME AND FAMILY SIZE.
Our Community Spotlight this week is Graceful Therapy! Graceful Therapy provides therapy services to couples, families, and individuals. They offer their services over video or phone if meeting in person is not possible. They have a wide range of specialty services available like art therapy, equine-assisted psychotherapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, & sand tray therapy. Check out their website for more information on the services that they offer!
The Aurora Food Pantry is committed to providing nutritious food relief to the community in a humanitarian and compassionate manner. When surveyed, 99% of clients reported that they were satisfied with the food they received and 93% reported that the food helped their families improve their overall health.