OCC Hosts Author Mary Morgan

May 15, 2018|Uncategorized|

Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream hosted children’s Author Mary Morgan for a book-signing and special reading with the elementary students on May 8. Mary first met with the younger students in the JNS program, where she read her book The Runaway Lawnmower. Students were mesmerized by Mary’s reading and the colorful drawings. The students

Quest Celebrates National Day of Prayer

May 11, 2018|Uncategorized|

Quest, the Warrenville Youth & Family Services (WYFS) youth program, celebrated the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3rd. This year’s theme was “Unity” and Ephesians 4:3-3: “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Students processed how they can promote peace and preserve unity in their

Carefest 2018

May 8, 2018|Uncategorized|

Wheaton Bible Church recently served Outreach Community Ministries at Carefest, a one-day annual event where church volunteers reach out to the community through various service projects. This year, groups from the church cleaned indoor spaces and did outdoor yard work at Outreach Community Ministries, Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream, Wheaton Youth Outreach, Jubilee

WYFS Counseling Partners with Quest

May 8, 2018|Uncategorized|

Quest, Warrenville Youth & Family Service’s after-school program, recently partnered with the WYFS counseling program interns for a four-session program related to mental health. The program is currently being offered to 7th and 8th graders focusing on measuring one’s emotions, coping strategies, relaxation techniques, and living in the present. These sessions will provide students with

Mindy Inman: Director of Volunteer Services

May 8, 2018|Uncategorized|

Mindy Inman first joined the Outreach team in 2015 as the events manager, planning annual events such as Golf, Food & Wine, Women’s Luncheon, OCC Spring Dinner and more. In December 2017, Mindy joined the Outreach leadership team as the new Director of Volunteer Services and now oversees volunteers at all of Outreach’s 7 sites,

Meet OCCC’s First Animal Assisted Therapist

May 8, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Outreach Community Counseling Center (OCCC) welcomed Animal Assisted Therapist Aimee Maas and her dog Paddington to the team on December 11, 2017. Amy brings a fresh approach to the job through the innovative technique of animal-assisted therapy. Prior to working at Outreach, Aimee spent the last 18 years as a social worker in the

Challenge Match Supports WYFS Youth

August 21, 2017|Uncategorized|

Thank you to all who helped us meet the Alfred Bersted Challenge match with $31,625 by June 30! Thanks to generous donations, the foundation will award $25,000 to the Quest program at Warrenville Youth & Family Services (WYFS), improving outcomes for at-risk students and making a positive impact on local youth. Chris, an eighth-grade program participant, says Quest is the

Golf | Food | Wine Experience

June 20, 2017|Uncategorized|

We celebrated the 6th annual Golf, Food & Wine Experience on June 19 at Butterfield Country Club, raising scholarship funds for Transitional Housing, the College Opportunity Program and the Employment Opportunity Center.