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Agency Directory

Also see Agency Services to see these agencies grouped by services they provide.

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360 Youth Services
Provides life-changing services through prevention education, counseling and housing. Trained therapists provide a variety of professional counseling services for school-aged youth and families, as well as young adults. Educational groups for youth of all ages and their parents are also offered. Some issues addressed include depression, anxiety, grief, family conflict, life transitions, self-esteem and parenting. Specialized services for high-risk youth are also available. Many insurance plans are accepted and special accommodations can be arranged for families who are struggling financially.
www.360youthservices.org
Ability Links
Ability Links is a program of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in partnership with CareerBuilder, Arbita Global Cross-Posting and Disabilityworks at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. Ability Links matches job seekers with disabilities and employers assisting with searching for a job, submitting a resume, and searching for job training programs & staffing agencies.
www.AbilityLinks.org
Bridge Communities
Bridge Communities provides housing and a stable, supportive environment for homeless families who are working on improving or developing the skills necessary to live independently by acting as advocates for the homeless, providing services and opportunities that connect families to a better future, collaborating with faith-based partners, community groups and businesses to leverage resources and create long-term solutions.
www.bridgecommunities.org
Care for Cars
A partnership between the private sector and non-profits, working together to provide affordable car repair for low income residents in order to conduct job searches or retain employment. Case workers and job coaches from social service agencies may refer clients to apply for funding. Applicants may not be self referred.
www.careforcars.org
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet helps people move toward self-sufficiency by preparing children in low-income families for school, keeping youth in school and out of gangs, counseling and giving job training to adults with economic problems, providing affordable housing for seniors, and organizing in-home care services for seniors who need help caring for themselves.
www.cc-doj.org
College of DuPage
College of DuPage is the third-largest single-campus community college in the nation. It is a fully accredited institution of higher education providing more than 90 certificate programs, 59 occupational degrees and 45 transfer pre-baccalaureate programs.
www.cod.edu
Community Career Center
Community Career Center empowers job seekers to achieve long-term career stability and self reliance by providing assistance with resume writing, career counseling, networking and interviewing skills, job search strategies, basic computer skills, referrals and job bank access.
www.communitycareercenter.org
DuPage County Community Services
The Department of Community Services consists of human services, psychological services, a Family Center to provide support to parents and children, senior services, the Community Development Commission, and volunteer information (Giving DuPage).
www.dupageco.org
DuPage PADS
DuPage PADS provides temporary, transitional and permanent supportive housing for people without homes. DuPage PADS designs, implements and manages programs and series for men, women and children who are homeless.
www.dupagepads.org
Family Shelter Service
Family Shelter Services provides many services for victims of domestic violence, including individual and group counseling, court advocacy, shelter, a crisis hotline, teen and children's services, as well as Latina services.
www.familyshelterservice.org
First Institute
Offers Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting and Massage Therapy programs. No matter which one you choose, you’ll get the technical knowledge and practical training you need to help you succeed in a new career. With a combination of traditional classroom and laboratory settings, our instructors provide you with a comprehensive set of skills in your chosen field.
www.firstinstitute.edu
Goodwill Industries of Metropolitan Chicago, Inc.
Goodwill Industries help people with barriers to employment learn the skills to find competitive employment.
www.goodwillchicago.com
Hope’s Front Door
Hope’s Front Door provides an entry point to social services for members of our community who need immediate assistance and help in finding continuing assistance. The guiding theme of our organization is to assess—in a caring and compassionate manner—the immediate needs of each client and to meet those immediate needs using our limited funds and resources. We then offer specific guidance toward other helping organizations in our community that can provide continuing care and assistance on the path to self-sufficiency.
www.hopesfrontdoor.com
Illinois Department of Employment Security
Illinois Department of Employment Security is a direct link to Illinois workforce services: job placement and referrals, unemployment insurance, employment and training programs, career and labor market information, payroll tax filing.
www.ides.state.il.us
Interfaith Career Network
Interfaith Career Network (ICN) is a fellowship of men and women with a common desire to become employed or seek career advancement through a Christian forum. All programs are open to everyone and there are no dues or fees for membership.
www.interfaithcareernetwork.org
Jane Adams Resource Corporation (JARC)
Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) is a Center for Working Families that focuses on job training and workforce development. JARC’s job training programs target strategic skills gaps in the manufacturing and IT sectors, such as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinist, welder and brake press operator (only offered at Ravenswood site).
www.jane-addams.org
Lisle Township
Lisle Township Job Club provides services and support for job seekers, job movers and job re-locators through learning resume development, effective interviewing techniques, networking strategies, and job search support groups to improve self confidence and job referrals.
www.lisletownship.com/lisle_township_job_club.htm
Literacy DuPage
Literacy DuPage trains volunteer tutors to provide customized, learner-centered English language instruction. Tutoring occurs in one-on-one or small group settings at a mutually convenient time and location for both tutors and students.
www.literacydupage.org
Loaves & Fishes
Loaves & Fishes provides food and access to a full range of social services to residents of DuPage County whose financial circumstances make it difficult to provide for themselves and their families.
www.loaves-fishes.org
Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services provides programs in child and youth development, school based services and violence prevention, counseling and mental health services, child welfare, employee assistance, services for older adults and their families, legal aid bureau, community development and social policy.
www.metrofamily.org
Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans
Provides transitional and affordable housing programs and supportive services to U.S. Veterans of any era, as well as their families, to help them out of homelessness and back to useful, productive lives.
www.helpaveteran.org
NAMI DuPage
National Alliance On Mental Illness

The National Assistance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) of DuPage provides support, advocacy and education in order to improve the lives of individuals with mental illness and their families. They support various facilities and activities to assist members of the community in coping with the effects of mental illness.
www.namidupage.org
National Able
Providing workforce development programming for individuals, families, and communities. We provide services to businesses in all major sectors and help job seekers of all ages, skills, and income levels achieve economic self-sufficiency through gainful employment. National Able Network was originally founded as an advocacy and employment resource for mature workers in 1977. While we have expanded our programming to serve various job seekers, serving mature workers has remained core to our mission. National Able Network’s core programs for seniors include the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), and the Senior Ambassador Loaner Laptop Program.
www.nationalable.org
National Latino Education Institute
Exists to enhance the quality of life for Latinos through educational, vocational, and employment services, and through advocacy, thus enabling the achievement of economic independence.
www.nlei.org
Outreach Community Ministries
Outreach Community Ministries is a Christian community service organization serving DuPage County. OCM and its partner churches are dedicated to putting this mission into action by providing a full range of charitable, educational, religious and community development activities for youth, families and older adults in their multi-service resource centers.
www.outreachcommin.org
Parents Alliance Employment Project
Parents Alliance Employment Project offers Professional Employment Specialists that work one-on-one with qualified individuals with disabilities to provide an array of supported employment programs and services including: career counseling, job training and preparation, job development and placement, job coaching and support services.
www.parents-alliance.org
People's Resource Center
Since 1975, People’s Resource Center has been bringing neighbors together to respond to hunger and poverty in DuPage County. We never refuse service to anyone regardless of their income and we never charge a fee for any of our services.

Our Job Ready Assistance program provides job seekers one on one job coaching, access to employer connections and job ready workshops developed with our clients’ needs in mind. We deliver assistance through our 20 job coaches to ensure that all residents in DuPage County who want to pursue meaningful employment have the resources to become job ready.

In addition, with a team of over 1,750 volunteers, we offer nutritious food and other basic necessities like clothes and rent assistance for people facing tough times. And we connect people with resources—education and tutoring, computer training, art, a caring community—to create a future of hope and opportunity for all. Last year, the People’s Resource Center served over 31,000 individuals.
www.peoplesrc.org
Poised for Success
Poised for Success provides business clothing to women referred by social services agencies, who are attempting to enter or re-enter the workforce but who lack the means to acquire suitable attire. Clients face their job interviews, and subsequent working environment, with the self confidence of knowing that they are dressed professionally for their new position.
www.poisedforsuccess.org
Ray Graham Association
901 Warrenville Rd., Ste. 500, Lisle IL 60532, 630-620-2222, www.raygraham.org Contact: Sara Scruggs, Employment Services, saras@raygraham.org
Ray Graham Association Employment Services provides customized supports, including vocational evaluation, career counseling, job development, placement, transportation training, job coaching, and support for those who want to start their own small business. Monarch Academy, a post-transition community based program with locations in Naperville and Burr Ridge, emphasizes vocational, recreational, and social skills and activities. Monarch Academy II, also in both locations, is more highly structured to meet the needs of individuals on the Autism Spectrum.
www.ray-graham.org
Supported Employment Associates
Supported Employment Associate is a liaison between people with disabilities and prospective or current employers. They provide comprehensive supported employment services from job search plans, to ongoing job coaching and follow-up training in a traditional work environment.
www.seassociates.org
Symbol Training Institute
Symbol trains individuals who are looking to start careers within the manufacturing industry and assists them with quality job placement services while filling the ever growing job openings at local manufacturing companies. Symbol’s philosophy of collaboration, which incorporates the linkage between industry and education has produced exceptional placement results whereby over 90% of Symbol’s graduates obtain and retain employment.
www.symboltraining.edu
Teen Parent Connection
Teen Parent Connection serves adolescent parents in and around DuPage County, ages 12-22, with comprehensive programming ranging from prenatal support until the child is 5 years old. We provide support, education on parenting, and empowerment towards self-sufficiency. In addition, we provide pregnancy prevention education in middle schools and high schools in an effort to reduce births to teens.
www.teenparentconnection.org
workNet DuPage
workNet DuPage Career Center provides residents of DuPage County training and connecting to the local workforce. The Center has several partner agencies who share the common goal of providing job seekers with the tools necessary for successful employment, as well as assisting employers in strengthening their workforce.
www.worknetdupage.org
World Relief
World Relief, together with partner churches, save lives and restores hope through ministries that address poverty, disease, hunger, persecution and the effects of war and disasters. World Relief offers programs for disaster response, child development, aids, agriculture, microfinance, refugee care, immigrant services, and trafficking victim protection.
www.wr.org
YWCA
YWCA supports women with the support and tools they need to transform their lives, be confident in their choices and raise healthy families. They offer programs in racial justice, economic empowerment, sexual violence and support services, employment and early childhood services.
www.ywcachicago.org

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