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Abuse and neglect

Youth services

CASA Kane County
100 S. Third Street, Suite 460
Geneva, IL 60134
The program provides case management and leadership to Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers who are appointed by the juvenile Court Judge to serve as the Guardian ad litem for abused and neglected children.

Abuse and neglect

Youth services

CASA Kendall County
811 West John St.
Yorkville IL, 60560
Provides trained volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children.

Adoption services

Counseling services

Catholic Charities of Aurora
314 Lake St., Ste 1A
Aurora IL, 60506
Provides individual, marital, and family counseling, crisis pregnancy and adoption programs.
Adult day service Elderday Center
8 S. Lincoln Street
Batavia IL, 60510
Adult day service center. Provides quality day services by promoting independence for older adults and providing support and education for their care givers. They offer comprehensive program of socialization, recreation and health maintenance. Provides ca
Adult day service Rachel's Place, A Program of FVOAS
309 West Park Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
The program offers day care services for elderly adults, providing the opportunity for participants to remain in the community with caregivers.

Behavioral and substance abuse services

Financial counseling services

Family Counseling Service
70 South River St.
Aurora IL, 60506
Offers behavioral health counseling for individuals and families; substance abuse assessment and treatment; Consumer Credit Counseling Service; sponsors the local Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
Bilingual Community Services Centro de Informacion
28 N. Grove Ave. #200
Elgin, IL 60120
Bilingual information, advocacy and referrals in areas of housing, employment, immigration and food resources. Serving the Greater Fox Valley.
Child care services Child Care Resource and Referral
801 North Larkin Ave. Suite 202
Joliet IL, 60435
Assist parents, families, home based providers and childcare centers. Work with parents to find quality childcare.
Child care services Marie Wilkinson Child Development Center
1144 E. Galena Boulevard
Aurora IL, 60505
Provides reliable and affordable childcare services for children in the Aurora area.
Child care services YWCA Patterson and McDaniel Family Center
55 E. North Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Program works to increase awareness of the Child Care Resource and Referral program, and assist families in navigating its application process.
Community Services Search Engine Kane County Guide to Community Resources Comprehensive guide to the community resources in Kane County. It includes an overview of social services, how to obtain community services, and some examples of major service providers in each area.
Emergency Assistance Two Rivers Head Start
1661 Landmark Rd.
Aurora, IL 60506
Assists eligible individuals to attain skills, knowledge, and motivation necessary to achieve self sufficiency as well as immediate life necessities such as food, shelter or medicine.
Emergency financial assistance Kendall Community Benefits
811 W. John St.
Yorkville IL, 60560
630-553-9100 x 8012
Assists temporarily with security deposits, rent and mortgage, utilities and prescription drug bills.
Emergency financial assistance Salvation Army
437 East Galena Blvd.
Aurora IL, 60505
Provides a variety of emergency services including rent/mortgage utilities, food, prescriptions, and clothing assistance.

Employment training

Emergency financial assistance

Quad County Urban League
1685 North Farnsworth Ave.
Aurora IL, 60505
Provides an Alternative Education Program, Employment Programs and Emergency Assistance for one-time mortgage, rental or utility assistance to individuals and families.

Employment training

Waubonsee Community College/Hesed House Partnership
18 S. River Street
Aurora, IL 60506-4134

The program provides four week employability training sessions for clients of Hesed House homeless shelter.  The clients participate in work experience arranged by the program coordinator
Food assistance Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry
1110 Jericho Rd.
Aurora IL, 60506
Provides emergency food and nutritional assistance to individuals and families in need.
Food assistance Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry
834 N. Highland Av
Aurora, IL 60506
Provides low income families and individuals with food and clothing in an effort to improve their living environment
Food assistance Northern Illinois Food Bank
273 Dearborn Court
Geneva, IL 60134
The program provides non-perishable, child friendly, easy to prepare food for children on weekends and holidays for students who are eligible for free or reduced school lunch.
Health and human services Kendall County Health Dept.
811 W. John St.
Yorkville IL, 60560
Provides a wide array of health and human services which include family self-sufficiency, behavioral health, youth development, environmental health, and maternal child health programs.

Health and well-being

Youth services

Fox Valley Family YMCA
3875 Eldamain Rd.
Plano IL, 60545
Provides programs for health, well-being and physical fitness for the community.

Health and well-being

Youth services

Oswego Family YMCA
160 E. Washington St.
Oswego IL, 60543
Provides Jr. High School students an opportunity to interact with their peers as well as forming positive and meaningful relationships with adults in the community where they live.
Health care services Open Door Clinic
157 South Lincoln Ave. Suite #K
Aurora IL, 60505
Provide education, prevention, treatment of HIV/AIDS & other Sexually Transmitted Infections.
Health care services VNA Health Care
400 N. Highland Ave.
Aurora IL, 60506
Provides primary care and community health services. Provide Home Health, Hospice, WIC and Healthy Families Program.
History Aurora Historical Society
305 Cedar St
Aurora, IL 60506
Aurora history museum
History Aurora Regional Fire Museum
PO Box 1782
Aurora, IL 60507
Aurora Fire Museum
Homeless services Hesed House
659 South River St.
Aurora IL, 60506

A comprehensive Homeless Resource Center offering residential programs, case management, mental health and substance abuse counseling to homeless individuals and families.


Joseph Corporation
32 South Broadway
Aurora IL, 60505

Offer homeownership education, pre-and post purchase counseling, residential rehab programs and residential development.


Lead based paint

Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment
719 S. Batavia Avenue, Bldg A
Geneva, IL 60134

The Lead Hazard Reduction program provides needed lead hazard reduction activities to low and moderate income families with children who have Elevated Blood Lead Levels (ebls) within the City of Aurora.
Housing Neighborhood Housing Services of the Fox Valley
1 American Way
Elgin, IL 60120
Non-profit, HUD-certified housing counseling organization that offers residents the tools to buy, fix and keep their homes.

Housing assistance

Chore services

My Father's Hands
19 South Broadway
Aurora, IL  60505

Provides home improvement assistance to the elderly, disabled or persons in need thru a hands-on mentoring work program.

Housing assistance

Rebuilding Together Aurora
1460 N. Farnsworth Avenue, #5
Aurora IL, 60505

Provides free accessibility modifications and home repairs to low-income Aurora and Aurora Township homeowners through the use of volunteer labor and donated materials.

Job search services

Career counseling

Community Career Center
1815 W. Diehl Road, Suite 100
Naperville IL, 60563

Services offered are free of charge to job seekers. Assistance with resume writing, interviewing, and networking skills, job search strategy, career counseling, and basic computer skills.

Legal services

Prairie State Legal Services Inc.
1024 West Main
St. Charles IL, 60174

Provides free legal help for elderly and low-income persons.

People with disabilities

Association for Individual Development
309 W. New Indian Trail Court
Aurora IL, 60506

Primary Provider throughout the Fox Valley Area for the assessment, coordination, and treatment of individuals with diverse disabilities.

People with disabilities

Day One Network
1551 East Fabyan Parkway
Geneva IL, 60134

Provides individual service coordination and advocacy services to individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities.

People with disabilities

Open Door Rehabilitation Center
405 South Wells St.
Sandwich IL, 60548

Provides services to adults with developmental disabilities through a variety of programs such as sheltered employment, developmental training, supported employment and community placement.

Refugee assistance


World Relief
73 S. LaSalle St.
Aurora IL, 60506

Assists refugees by providing housing placement, orientation, ESL classes, school enrollments, employment assistance and mental health counseling.

Residential treatment

Substance abuse services

Gateway Foundation
400 Mercy Lane
Aurora IL, 60506

Offers both outpatient and residential treatment programs and mental health and substance abuse counseling for adults and adolescents.

Senior services

Golden Harvesters Senior Citizens
117 E. Jones St.
Plano IL, 60545


Senior services

Salvation Army Golden Diners
1031 East State St.
Geneva IL, 60134

Provides in-home meals to seniors as well as congregate dining sites.

Senior services

Senior Services Associates
900 North Lake St. Suite 205
Aurora IL, 60506

"One-Stop-Center" of social services for seniors. Providing elder abuse investigation, care giver assistance, assessments and case management.

Substance abuse services

Counseling services

Breaking Free, Inc.
120 Gale St.
Aurora IL, 60506

Provides prevention and counseling services addressing alcohol and other drug problems, child abuse and neglect, parenting skills, juvenile delinquency, and general relational and mental health issues.

Substance abuse services

Veterans, People with disabilities

Hope for Tomorrow, Inc.
479 North Lake Street
Aurora IL, 60506

Works with individuals with chronic substance use and gambling disorders by providing relapse prevention education to individuals in conjunction with a highly-structured, substance free, supportive living environment.

Suicide prevention

Suicide Prevention Services
528 South Batavia Ave.
Batavia IL, 60510

Helps save lives and restore hope through prevention intervention and post-vention services. Provide depression screenings, individual and family counseling and support groups.

Support services for ex-offenders

RITAS Ministry
568 W. Galena Blvd
Aurora IL, 60506

Provide aftercare support for ex-offenders and their families. Offer housing, food, transportation, case management, substance abuse counseling and information and referrals.

Support services for terminally ill/families

Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice
200 Whitfield Dr.
Geneva IL, 60134

Provides support, care, education, and advocacy for the terminally ill, their families and the bereaved.
Therapeutic services Center for Rural Psychology
106 West Pierce
Elburn IL, 60119
630-365-0899 ext-300
Partners with the community to provide support and services for men women and children in times of need.

Youth services, Child care services

Family Focus
550 Second Street
Aurora IL, 60505
Program that provides services to parents, children and teens. Programs include: parenting education, ESL and GED programs.

Supportive services

Wayside Cross
215 E. New York St.
Aurora IL, 60505


Victim services

Association for Individual Development
309 W. New Indian Trail Court
Aurora IL, 60506

24 hour program that provides outreach and wrap-around services to victims of crime and trauma.

Victim services

Mutual Ground
418 Oak Ave.
Aurora IL, 60506

Serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Offer shelter, transitional housing, legal/medical advocacy and a 24 hour crisis hotline.

Youth services

African American Men of Unity
PO Box 1534
Aurora IL, 60507

Program offers positive role models/father figures to at risk youth by guiding them through each developmental stage.

Youth services

Aunt Martha's Youth Services
19990 Governors Highway
Olympia Fields IL, 60461

Offers services in a full continuum of care for children, teens, and families that include community based, healthcare, and prevention services.

Youth services

Aurora Township
313 Gale St
Aurora, IL 60506

Delinquency Prevention Program/Soccer program

Youth services

Camp Kishwaukee
Plano IL, 60545
Ph: 630-552-7518

Camp used all year long by many scout troops.

Youth services

Campfire USA Illinois Prairie Council
45 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Lombard IL, 60148

Offers boys and girls at several elementary schools activities as an alternate to gang involvement.

Youth services

Communities in Schools
712 S. River St. 2nd Flr
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 256-4504

Dropout prevention

Youth services

Girl Scouts - Northern Illinois
200 New Bond St.
Sugar Grove IL, 60554

Provides recreational and educational programs for girls ages 5-17.
Youth services

L.I.F.E. Support Incorporated
1444 N. Farnsworth Ave.
Aurora IL, 60505

Program provides mentoring/tutoring, physical fitness, and life skills to middle school and high school students.
Youth services

Operation Snowball (Kendall County)
8125 Finnie Rd.
Newark IL, 60541

Provides prevention activities that educate, raise student's self-esteem and encourages peer leadership.

Youth services

Child care services

People for Child Care
14 North May St.
Aurora IL, 60506

After school program for school aged children ages 5-12; program promotes education enrichment, enforces self-esteem and provides a same and caring environment.

Youth services


SciTech Hands On Museum
18 W. Benton St
Aurora, IL 60506

An interactive hands on science museum for youth and families

Youth services

Three Fires Council Boy Scouts
415 North 2nd St.
St. Charles IL, 60174

Provides educational programs for boys age 8-18 to foster mental, physical, and emotional fitness, citizenship training and character development.
Youth services

Triple Threat Mentoring, NFP
100 S. River St.
Aurora IL, 60506

Empowering urban youth to develop confidence, character and life skills through innovative programs in Athletics, Academics and Arts

Youth services

Child care services

YWCA Aurora
501 College Ave. Suite 206
Aurora IL, 60505

Provides educational workshops for children and youth, seminars and discussion forums for adults, and special events for the community. Also serves family child care providers through the Child & Adult Care Food Program.