WYFSTaylor Catron, Warrenville Youth & Family Services‘ new case manager, couldn’t be more excited about her new role and the difference the case management program is making in the Warrenville community. “The WYFS case management program opens its doors to people in financial need due to a recent crisis that has set them back unexpectedly,” she says. “We offer people practical assistance when they have nowhere else to go.”

Taylor has hit the ground running. Since she started, she’s trained as a Salvation Army service extension volunteer, which allows WYFS case management to partner with this valuable resource. She’s also making plans to enrich the program. “We’re focusing on financial crisis aid as I settle in, but I hope to make the program more holistic,” she says. “We’d like to take on more long-term cases and address the mental health, spiritual health, social needs and physical well-being of clients.”

Another goal is to eventually make the program include steps toward community integration, which has been a hallmark of WYFS in its 30-year history. “At one point, a past case manager here was heavily involved in forming the Hispanic Community Council of Warrenville,” she says. “This would be a good example of the community integration that case management at WYFS seeks to build.”