More Than a Meal

A Jubilee Village resident recently expressed her gratitude to staff and fellow residents by preparing a feast for the entire group.

York Youth Program Update

Youth programs at York Community Resource Center are thriving; read how they're making a difference in students, families and the community.

Jalena’s Story

A young mother finds more than just stable housing, community and wise counsel in Outreach's transitional housing program—she experiences a Jubilee: a chance to start over.

Gaining Independence: Claire’s* Story

How a homeless, jobless young woman found stable housing, employment, and support through Outreach's transitional housing program and Employment Opportunity Center.

Kristi’s Story

Born and raised in Albania, Kristi longed for a better life. Despite numerous setbacks, she's thriving in the States thanks to Outreach's transitional housing program and Employment Opportunity Center.

*Sara’s Story

A local high school student is finding hope and healing through counseling at Wheaton Youth Outreach.

From Program Recipient to Volunteer: April’s Story

Watch as April shares about her journey from a Christmas Store recipient to an Outreach volunteer and Christ follower.

Counseling and Connecting

How a WYFS counselor helped a young girl overcome anger issues while building a positive relationship with her whole family.

Phillip’s Story

A Duke University grad credits the College Opportunity Program for helping him achieve college and career success.

Cindy’s Story

As a single mom to Diamond and Anna, Cindy knew she needed extra support. She turned to Warrenville Youth & Family Services for wrap-around services including an after-school program for her daughter Diamond and family counseling.

Giselle’s Story

Life has changed for Giselle since moving into Jubilee Village—for the better. “It's nice to have security and stability, and have others guide you to the right choices."

Making Christmas Bright

Becky tried to act happy. But all she felt was disappointment. Growing up with a single mom, her family didn’t

COP Grad Heads to Pharmacy School

Congratulations to Jessica Beamon, alumna of the College Opportunity Program at Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream, on her acceptance to the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy.

Kelsey’s Story

Kelsey, a resident of Jubilee Village, shares her story with her houseparents Samantha and Jeffrey Jensen at the 2016 Hearts of Grace Women's Luncheon.

Climbing the Ladders

Thanks to a partnership between Warrenville Youth & Family Services and the Warrenville Fire Protection District, an alumna of the Quest program is on her way to becoming a firefighter.

Part of the Family

A Transitional Housing program graduate includes Outreach staff in her wedding, referring to them as family.

Dale’s Story

A young man who lacked a job and a sense of direction grabs hold of a new beginning through the Employment Opportunity Center.

Bridget’s Story

A bright, hard-working young woman is seizing every opportunity at Outreach to reach her potential.

Creativity on Display

How an Employment Opportunity Center student is helping boost sales at Jubilee Furniture.

Mari’s Story

How the Employment Opportunity Program helped one young woman achieve stability and success.

Celebrating a COP Graduate

Congratulations to Terry Moore, a College Opportunity Program scholarship student, who graduated from Eastern Illinois University!

Through Struggle and Growth

A Wheaton Youth Outreach therapist counsels a special education student through trials and successes.

Juliet’s Story

How transitional housing gave one young woman and her son a new chance at life.

Adele’s* Story

One older adult's stunning transformation thanks to the Older Adults Program in Carol Stream.

Tom’s Story

Looking back 30 years, a local entrepreneur gives thanks for life lessons learned at WYO.

Brenen’s Story

One student discusses how the College Opportunity Program helped him overcome challenging circumstances and learn to be a leader.

Kevin’s* Story

A WYO counselor helps an at-risk youth make steps toward positive change.

Melissa’s Story

“She was a pistol of a resident.” Michelle de Muir, Director of Jubilee Village, speaks candidly about Melissa, a young girl who struggled in the transitional housing program.

WYFS Youth Programs Stabilize Family

Brothers showing academic and behavioral decline show positive changes as a result of mentoring and tutoring.

Transitional Housing Resident Gives Testimony to House Appropriations Committee

As Illinois legislators debate proposed budget cuts to vital funds that support transitional housing programs, a resident of Outreach's Transitions Program shares her story with the Illinois House Appropriations Committee.

Corina’s Story: Celebrating a New Jubilee Village Graduate

Outreach celebrates the accomplishments of a young woman who recently graduated from the transitional housing program at Jubilee Village.

Jennie’s* Story

At eight months pregnant, Jennie had nowhere to go. Fortunately for Jennie and her baby, she found Jubilee Village.

  • Dante's Story

Dante’s Story

The counseling program at Warrenville Youth & Family Services serves youth in crisis. Watch Dante's story.

Ashlee’s Story

The Quest and Link Mentoring youth development programs at Warrenville Youth & Family Services serve junior high and high school

  • Ebra's Story

Ebra’s Story

Jubilee Village changes lives of young, single mothers through safe and secure housing, relationships with houseparents and mentors, counseling, case

  • College Opportunity Program Graduates

College Opportunity Program Graduates

Left: Monique Johnson, Howard University graduateRight: Tonika White, Aurora University graduate Congratulations to our College Opportunity Program graduates! Monique

  • Kate's story

Kate’s* Story

Kate* grew up in what seemed to be a happy, average family in the western suburbs. But all was not

  • Story of Hope: Jay* was a tough case...

Jay’s* Story

Jay* is a tough case. But he’s not just a case. He’s a person—a young person who was raised without

  • Steven, a student in the Quest

From a Challenge to a Leader

It’s hard to be a kid in junior high. It’s even harder to be a kid with Asperger’s Syndrome. One

  • Amy, a College Opportunity Program grad.

A College Opportunity

“You are given a great opportunity here,” says Amy Halder. In fact, you might say that “opportunity” is the middle

  • Wheaton Youth Outreach Counseling

Finding Light through the Darkness

Gaby’s counseling sessions started with this challenge from her client, T*: “I don’t know why they want me to go

  • Boy in counseling at WYFS

Seeking Wise Counsel

James,* a high school freshman, wasn’t doing well in classes. He had a falling out with friends and the girl

Jessie’s Story

When Jessie Rowlett came to Outreach's Transitional Housing program, she needed so much more than a roof over her head.

A Proud “Parent”

When LaTanya Gatewood attended Thomas Crockett’s college graduation from Miles College in May 2012, she could hardly contain her excitement.