Aurora, IL
Child Care

Free diapers, clothing, formula plus free and reduced cost daycare services for children of families in need. There are 14 child care programs in the Aurora, Illinois area.

Care.com

1 Miles Away

Aurora , IL 60502

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Services:
Care.com is a safe and trusted conduit that offers families and care providers in Aurora , IL a chance to easily connect, share care giving experiences, and get advice. The company addresses the different care needs a family may go through the life cycle; be it child care, special needs care, tutoring, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. The service enables families to find and select the best care possible based on detailed profiles, background checks, and references for hundreds of thousands of mom and families.

Additional Services:
Low and reduced cost childcare in Aurora , IL.

Area Served:
Aurora , IL


How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours. (from the Sufis).
-- Wayne Dyer




SmartSteps

3 Miles Away

594 Fifth Avenue
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 236-9440

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Services:
SmartSteps is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides free early childhood education and parental training services to needy parents and children, ages birth to 5, living on the East Side of Aurora Parent educators make home visits to work with parents and children SmartSteps uses the Parent as Teacher model and works with families to have their children enrolled in pre-kindergarten programs They stress English proficiency for children entering Kindergarten.

Hours:
Monday-Friday 9:00 am-4:00pm

Eligibility:
Services provided to high-risk, low income families willing to make changes in their lives with children from birth to age 5 living on the East Side of Aurora in the 60505 zip code.

Documents To Bring:
Come in and fill and application. Applications accepted May through June. Programs begin July 1st each year.



People have been known to achieve more as a result of working with others than against them.
-- Dr. Allan Fromme




Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry, Inc.

3 Miles Away

659 South River Street
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 897-2127

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Services:
The Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry provides food assistance for those in the community who do not get adequate nutrition. Food is available to those eligible once per week. Hours are Monday, Tuesday and Fridays from 11:00 am-2:00 pm. The food pantry office and distribution center is located in the Hesed House building, but is a separate organization. **Spanish is spoken.

Hours:
11:00 am-2:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Friday

Eligibility:
Food provided to residents of Kane, Kendall, DuPage and DeKalb counties.

Documents To Bring:
Bring photo ID each visit. For the first visit, also bring a piece of mail (e.g., utility bill) showing your address.



Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.
-- John Wesley




Catholic Charities of Aurora (Kane County)

3 Miles Away

1700 North Farnsworth Avenue
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 820-3226

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Services:
Catholic Charities provides services for individuals in need from Aurora and Elgin Services include a Pregnancy Crisis Program which provides counseling for women to help them deal with emotional and social stress related to their pregnancies, as well as counseling for the father and his family For those who keep their child, follow-up assistance is provided for schooling and establishing a stable home For those choosing adoption, adoptions are arranged **Catholic Charities is licensed to handle adoptions of healthy infants, both interstate and international adoptions **Community outreach program is available to help individuals with limited assistance for utility bills (electric, gas, water) and rent. A bilingual worker provides outreach to the Hispanic community. ** Workers arrange with individuals not living in the Aurora area to meet in convenient locations. (Some service in Spanish available.)

Hours:
8:30 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday

Eligibility:
Serves individuals living within the Diocese of Rockford, which includes Kane County and all 11 counties north to the Wisconsin border and west to the Mississippi River.

Documents To Bring:
Please call for more information or to make an appointment or to get a referral.



You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
-- Sri Ram




Pregnancy Information Center - Care Net

3 Miles Away

411 West Galena Boulevard
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 896-8600

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Services:
Care Net Pregnancy Information Center is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian volunteer organization that provides free and confidential pregnancy testing Other services include: abstinence team speakers, one-on-one or group post-abortion stress counseling for women and men, information on STD's (Sexually Transmitted Diseases), parenting classes for men and women, and Earn While You Learn classes for mothers to earn points for baby care items Trained client advocates screen individuals for referral to community agencies and services for family members There is also a program for Dad's to be. The Pregnancy Information Center will not provide abortion clinic referrals but pregnancy option counseling is offered. Limited obstetrical ultrasounds are provided free of charge **Services offered in English & Spanish.

Hours:
9:00 am-4:00 pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday ; 9:00 am-6:30 pm Tuesday and Thursday

Eligibility:
Anyone in need of services. 'Earn While You Learn' services require that a woman be pregnant or have a child under one year of age.

Documents To Bring:
Call for an appointment or walk-ins also welcome.



There is enough in the world for everyone to have plenty, to live happily, and to be at peace with his neighbors.
-- Harry Truman




Sudden Infant Death Services (SIDS) of Illinois

10 Miles Away

6010 State Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 541-3901

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Services:
Sudden Infant Death Services (SIDS) of Illinois, Inc. is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to: Support family members and others who have been touched by the tragedy of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or other infant deaths; Educating both the public and professionals about bereavement services and methods to reduce infant mortality; Creating community awareness on the subject of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other infant deaths; and Eliminating SIDS and other infant deaths through the support and implementation of appropriate research. For more information on Safe Sleep for infants or to refer a family, please call 1-800-432-SIDS (7437). ** Spanish and limited Polish spoken Support groups are available throughout the state and on-line See website for all details.

Hours:
8:00 am-3:00 pm Monday - Friday

Eligibility:
Anyone who has experienced death of an infant.

Documents To Bring:
Call or view website anytime.



Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats. Yet each struggle, each defeat, sharpens your skills and strengths, your courage and your endurance, your ability and your confidence and thus each obstacle is a comrade-in-arms forcing you to become better… or quit. Each rebuff is an opportunity to move forward; turn away from them, avoid them, and you throw away your future.
-- Og Mandino




American Red Cross of Greater Chicago - Kane County Center

10 Miles Away

121 North Second Street
Saint Charles, IL 60174
(630) 443-8844

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Services:
American Red Cross of Greater Chicago Chapter serves Kane County through its Community Center in St. Charles. It is led by volunteers who provide assistance to those in need. Services provided are: --Armed Forces Emergency Services communicates emergency messages between military personnel and families who reside in our area; -- Biomedical Services - Blood Drives works diligently with hospitals across the country to supply lifesaving blood and tissue; -- Disaster Assistance responds to disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, house fires, and other natural disasters, providing emergency items such as food, clothing, diapers, baby formula and prescription medications to families who have lost their homes and personal belongings due to a disaster. All disaster assistance is given free of charge. --Health and Safety offers a number of health and safety courses which range in topic from CPR and First Aid to Baby-sitter Training. Also an authorized reseller of the AED, call our chapter to learn how you can purchase this lifesaving device for your home or business; --International Services supports humanitarian relief including: tracing relatives separated during disasters or wars, educating the public about international humanitarian law, and more.

Hours:
Emergency 24 Hours 7 Days; Office: 8:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday

Eligibility:
Serving all communities in Kane County.

Documents To Bring:
Call for assistance.



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-- General George Patton




Hope House - Catholic Charities

15 Miles Away

P O Box 696
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 941-8681

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Services:
Hope House provides temporary shelter for men, women and families Adults are required to work or to be looking for work or have an income provided through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Social Security The goal of shelter is for clients to live independently, to be employable and get an apartment The average stay is 6-8 weeks with extensions based on case by case basis *Spanish is spoken.

Hours:
24 Hours 7 Days

Eligibility:
Open to homeless men, women and families. Special requirements apply to those with mental illnesses, substance abuse issues, and domestic violence concerns. This is not a shelter for those fleeing domestic violence.

Documents To Bring:
Call for an intake.



Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.
-- James Allen




Well Child Center - WIC and Pediatric Dental Care

18 Miles Away

620 Wing Street
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 741-7370

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Services:
The Well Child Center is a community health center dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through education, counseling and services in the areas of childhood nutrition and pediatric dental health. Services include **Nutritional counseling and support including WIC food coupons, lead poisoning screening, and breast feeding counseling, support and education. **Pediatric Dental Services are available for Birth-17 year olds. **Partner locations for WIC services include Greater Elgin Family Care Center -Seneca Street site, Tri-City Salvation Army in St. Charles, in addition to the Well Child Center satellite at Aunt Martha's Youth Service Center in Carpentersville. ** Well Child Center services are provided to both the uninsured and insured individuals *Spanish is spoken.

Hours:
WIC Clinic: 8:00 am-7:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; 8:00 am-4:00 pm Wednesday and Friday; 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday.

Dental Clinic: 8:30 am -7:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; 8:30 am-4:30 pm Thursday, Friday; 9:00 am-2:00 pm Saturday.

Eligibility:
Must be income eligible for the WIC program (185% of federal poverty level). Dental services open to all children through age of 17.

Documents To Bring:
Call 847-741-7370 for an appointment



The only problem facing you in life is the belief in separation from your Source. Solve that one and all the other ones will vanish.
-- John Randolph Price




TLC Pregnancy Services and Life Choices Clinic

18 Miles Away

825 Dundee Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 622-1235

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Services:
TLC Pregnancy Services operates a pregnancy testing clinic - Life Choices - that provides free pregnancy testing and counseling, including limited obstetrical ultrasounds. Free STD testing and education is available For established clients only, the program provides diapers, baby food, formula, clothing, female products, and maternity clothes as available.

Hours:
Clinic: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm Monday, 3:00 pm-7:00 pm Tuesday, 12:00 pm-5:00 pm Wednesday, 10:00 am-4 pm Friday; Closed Thursday, Saturday & Sunday

Eligibility:
Open to all.

Documents To Bring:
Call for an appointment. Walk-ins welcome, but may experience a wait if no appointments are open.



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-- Buckminster Fuller




FISH Food Pantry

24 Miles Away

150 South Kennedy Drive, Room 15A
Carpentersville, IL 60110
(847) 428-4357

Services:
FISH Food Pantry provides perishable foods, including meat, eggs, and produce for those who are in need and can show proof of residence in Carpentersville, East Dundee, Sleepy Hollow, West Dundee and Gilberts The pantry does not serve or deliver food Visitors can get food once a month Spanish is spoken.

Hours:
9:30 am-11:30 am Monday & Friday; 9:30 am-11:30 am and 6:00 pm-8:00 pm on Wednesday.

Eligibility:
Services are restricted to residents of Carpentersville, East Dundee, Sleepy Hollow, West Dundee and Gilberts who show proof of address.

Documents To Bring:
Please call for more information. Must provide a utility bill that shows home address and a photo ID.



An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
-- Prescott