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2020-2021 Partner Campaign

2020-11-25T20:29:02+00:00November 18, 2020|Uncategorized|

2020 OCM Partners Report & Annual Campaign An Invitation from Chris Ellerman Each year at this time we gather together as a Partners’ community for our Leadership Partner Dinners and Christmas Breakfast celebrations. We present our State of the Agency report, hear ministry updates and in-person testimonies and present our vision for the new

2020 WYFS Annual Campaign

2020-11-18T16:26:09+00:00August 26, 2020|Uncategorized|

What is the Building Brighter Futures Campaign? The Building Brighter Futures Campaign raises critical support for the WYFS mission of helping vulnerable youth and families in the Warrenville community. Gifts to the campaign support life-changing youth development and family stabilization programs that restore hope and provide opportunities for people to reach their full

Thank You To Our 2020 GFW Sponsors

2020-08-21T23:16:27+00:00June 22, 2020|Uncategorized|

Thank You To Our 2020 GFW Sponsors: PREMIER GOLF, FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCE SPONSOR Thank you to our generous donor who provided this $30,000 sponsorship. FUND-A-FUTURE MISSION AUCTION SPONSOR Thank you to our generous donor who provided this $25,000 sponsorship.

Outreach Launches Host Family Program

2020-06-02T18:38:54+00:00June 2, 2020|News, Stories of Hope, Faith in Action|

 DuPage County continues to have a significant number of youths facing homelessness – with expectations of a startling increase over the coming months as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic. From day one, Outreach has been committed to a wholistic approach supporting our most vulnerable youth. Our Transitional Housing ministry has helped young women

Outreach In The Midst Of COVID – We’re In This Together

2020-06-08T18:58:40+00:00June 2, 2020|News, Stories of Hope|

Our entire organization has re-engineered its operations in the midst of this crisis - superbly! We are serving in new ways wherever we can, within safety protocols.  We continue to have "essential service" staff on the front lines serving client’s needs at each of our five sites; Wheaton, Warrenville, Carol Stream, West Chicago and

Overcoming The Unemployment Gap: Jubilee Village/Hawthorne House

2020-06-02T18:30:28+00:00June 2, 2020|News, Transitional Living, Stories of Hope, Transitional Housing|

Every headline reports the devastating impact on our economy as a result of the pandemic. As of mid-May, the unemployment rate in the U.S. increased to over 14% and forecasts warn that this trend will continue in the coming months. But, in many neighborhoods, even in DuPage County, we see just how disproportionately Covid

The Kids Are Savvy

2020-06-10T21:29:56+00:00June 2, 2020|York Community Resource Center, Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream, News, Warrenville Youth & Family Services|

As students complete their 10th week of e-learning, our Youth Development teams continue to maintain close contact with our students and their families, providing supplemental tools for academic enrichment and encouraging creative and fun ways of connecting. Collaboration with each local school has been essential in ensuring each child has the technology and support

Counseling Centers Now 100% Telehealth

2020-06-10T20:33:16+00:00June 2, 2020|News, Outreach Community Counseling Center, Warrenville Youth & Family Services, Counseling, Wheaton Youth Outreach|

In just four days, all Outreach Counseling Centers successfully transitioned to 100% telehealth, allowing OCM therapists to provide mental health treatment ‘virtually’ during this pandemic – which is crucial for the hundreds who rely on these services. “We are seeing many experiencing a feeling of increased mental or emotional strain brought on by the