Outreach Updates & Stories

Giving from the Heart

Longtime Outreach supporters Hal and Jennifer Merck share their heart for Kingdom giving, why they chose Outreach, and how they maximize their gifts.

Local Scout Serves Jubilee Village

Thank you to Vince Cascio, a young man working on his final badge towards becoming an Eagle Scout, for serving Jubilee Village! For his project, Vince chose to bless Jubilee Village with two benches for the outdoor patio.

MLK Day Celebration 2019

The 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration took place on Monday, January 21. This year’s theme was “Beloved Community: Becoming the Dream” and featured speaker was Dr. Sheila Caldwell, chief intercultural engagement officer at Wheaton College.

Spreading Christmas Cheer at York

York Community Resource Center held a Christmas event on December 8 that included tree decorating, Christmas crafts and gift wrapping.

Christmas Store 2018

The annual Christmas Store, which allows qualifying families to select gifts and purchase them at an affordable price, was a great success thanks to volunteers and those who donated!

Knights of Columbus Donate Coats to OCC

Thank you to the Roselle Knights of Columbus and Caputo's Fresh Market stores for donating coats to OCC! A total of 267 coats in kids' sizes from XS to XL were donated.

Making Christmas Special

Thank you to the St. Irene's Council of Catholic Women for making Christmas special for students in the WYFS Link mentoring program!

Preparing for Christmas at OCC-Villagebrook

Almost 30 adults and children came out to the OCC-Villagebrook classroom on December 7 to make ornaments for the community holiday tree in the Villagebrook office.

Quest Serves the Homeless

Warrenville Youth & Family Services (WYFS) Quest students decided to help the homeless by making homemade signs and putting donation boxes around the community.

Giving Thanks at York Community Resource Center

A Thanksgiving potluck cultivates gratitude and builds community at York Community Resource Center.

Puente del Pueblo Celebrates 10 Years

Since Puente del Pueblo's inception 10 years ago, it's transformed the West Chicago community. Find out more about this partnership between Outreach and Wheaton Bible Church, how Puente del Pueblo has grown, and how it's made a difference in the lives of individuals, families and the community.

2018 WYFS Fall Dinner

Check out video and photos from the 2018 Warrenville Youth & Family Services Fall Dinner!

Dressing for Success

The Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties (JLKD) recently offered a fun, educational training session on seeking employment to Jubilee Village (JV) residents, the latest in their ongoing support of JV.

Getting to Know CACTC

The Chicago Area Christian Training Consortium (CACTC) is a partnership between Outreach and other like-minded organizations to train future psychologists. Find out more about the consortium and Outreach's role within it.

Therapy Dog Returns to Quest

Gunnar the therapy dog recently returned to the Warrenville Youth & Family Services (WYFS) Quest program to celebrate the fact that he passed his first certified therapy dog test.

2018 Hearts of Grace Women’s Luncheon

Check out videos and photos from the 2018 Hearts of Grace Women's Luncheon, including the message from featured speaker Carol Kent.

WYFS Quest Showcases Art at Local Festival

As part of WYFS Quest's service learning curriculum, students were tasked with making canvas artwork featuring Outreach's mission statement to enter in Warrenville's annual Art on the Prairie festival.

Wheaton College Students Serve Jubilee Village

A group of Wheaton transfer students recently cleaned and organized the transitional housing facility while finding out more about the experiences of young, single mothers.

Quest Students Host Fundraiser

Students from the Warrenville Youth & Family Services (WYFS) Quest program had a blast, learned about basic business principles, and funded a fun trip at its third annual fundraiser in early August.

Middle School Students Complete Prevention Programs

Middle school students at OCC recently completed the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)/G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) program led by local police officers.

Backpacks and School Supplies

Thanks to the generosity of two local church groups, students from OCC-Villagebrook have been outfitted with backpacks filled with school supplies.

WYFS Summer Quest Learns About Advocacy

Students in the Warrenville Youth & Family Services' summer youth program, Quest, have been learning about advocacy and writing their senators as part of Quest's service learning curriculum.

Summer Youth Program at OCC

The JNS (Jubilee Neighborhood School) program at Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream (OCC) has had a busy summer! Check out some of the highlights.

Art at OCC-Villagebrook

Thanks to a new program that launched this summer, Art at Villagebrook, adult residents in the community are able to enjoy fellowship while exploring their creative side.

Christmas in July

Please join us for our Christmas in July gift drive in preparation for the upcoming 2018 Christmas Store!

DuPage Foundation Awards Outreach Milestone Grant

Outreach is honored to be the recipient of the DuPage Foundation’s 6,000th grant, which will support York Community Resource Center.

OCC Hosts Author Mary Morgan

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,

Quest Celebrates National Day of Prayer

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

2018 College Tour

High school students from Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream (OCC) and Puente del Pueblo (PdP) in West Chicago spent their spring break visiting colleges on the annual college tour, as part of the College

WYFS Volunteer Appreciation Event

The annual WYFS Volunteer Appreciation Event was held on Monday, April 16 at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Warrenville. Warrenville Youth & Family Services and Discoveries Resale Store & Furniture Annex staff honored the volunteers by

Annual Outreach Events

2018 Hearts of Grace Women’s Luncheon

Check out videos and photos from the 2018 Hearts of Grace Women's Luncheon, including the message from featured speaker Carol Kent.

OCC Spring Dinner

The 2018 OCC Spring Dinner, benefiting Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream, was held on Friday, April 13 at the Embassy Suites in Naperville. This meaningful annual event was marked by the testimony of keynote speaker

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 2018

The annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Celebration featured an inspiring message from Moody Bible Institute Radio Host Roy Patterson, a performance by OCC's children's choir, update on OCC's College Opportunity Program and more.

Christmas Breakfasts

Christmas Breakfasts, held over a series of Saturdays in December, are open to Outreach's Partners and Leadership Partners. Hear ministry highlights and inspiring ministry plans from CEO Chris Ellerman.

Warrenville Youth & Family Services Fall Dinner

The annual Fall Dinner supports Warrenville Youth & Family Services.

Christmas Store

The Christmas Store is a special one-day event held each December. Qualifying families can affordably shop for Christmas gifts for their children - at a savings of 75% off retail price.

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