At the Warrenville city council meeting on October 5, 2015, Mayor David L. Brummel proclaimed November 6, 2015, to be Warrenville Youth & Family Services Day. The day, which coincides with the annual WYFS Fall Dinner, honors the community service agency’s more than 30 years of service to the greater Warrenville community.
Over the past 30 years, WYFS has grown to provide both youth development and family stabilization programs. Its Quest after-school and summer program served 77 students last year, 27 of whom were also matched with caring adult volunteers through the Link Mentoring program. Case managers worked with 235 individuals, providing financial and referral assistance to individuals with pressing financial needs, and 171 people came to WYFS for counseling services last year.
Pictured from left to right: Lori Belha, Director, WYFS Community Board; Bonnie Malcolm Chrisman, Vice President of Resource Development, Outreach Community Ministries; Sheryl Togami, Director, WYFS Community Board; Angela Mains, Director, Warrenville Youth & Family Services; Jim Salek, Director, WYFS Community Board; Mayor David Brummel; Elizabeth Fairbanks, Vice President, WYFS Community Board; Chris Ellerman, CEO, Outreach Community Ministries