Our Community Improvement Partner (CIP) for 2019-2020 term is Family Shelter Services

Family Shelter Service’s mission is to address the issue of domestic violence by providing services to victims of domestic violence through our three core programs: residential, counseling, and community advocacy. Services include: safe, emergency housing which is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; two intermediate housing facilities for clients ready for independent living; individual, group, and family counseling; case management; employment services; court and victim advocacy; a 24-hour crisis hotline and a counseling program specifically designed for children. Services are available in English and in Spanish. Family Shelter also plays a vital role in raising community awareness through our PEACE project, providing education and engaging the community in a dialogue about this devastating societal issue.

Our Community Improvement Partner (CIP)  for the 2017-2018 term was  Bridge Communities

The mission of Bridge Communities is to transition homeless families to self-sufficiency by working with partners to provide mentoring, housing, and supportive services.

Bridge Communities is a dynamic, grassroots, non-profit organization committed to transforming the lives of homeless families through partnering with talented, resourceful individuals and groups in our community. Their program of housing, mentoring and empowering families focuses on moving them towards a goal of self sufficiency.

Thank you for all you do for the community!! We are so happy to help!!

Our CIP for the 2015-2016 term was Kids Matter

KidsMatter is a Naperville not-for-profit organization. Their mission is to build resilient kids who say “no” to destructive choices and “yes” to endless opportunities.

Why do some kids grow up with ease, while others struggle? Why do some kids get involved in dangerous activities, while others spend their time contributing to society? Why do some youth “beat the odds” in difficult situations, while others get trapped?

Many factors influence why some young people have successes in life and why others have a harder time. Economic circumstances, genetics, trauma, and many other factors play a role. But these factors – which seem difficult, if not impossible, to change – aren’t all that matters. Research by Search Institute has identified 40 concrete, positive experiences and qualities -”Developmental Assets”- that have a tremendous influence on young peoples’ lives. And, they are things that people from all walks of life can help to nurture.

Naperville Junior Woman’s Club donated $10,000 to KidsMatter on January 24, 2017