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Healthy Parenting Workshop Sept 14, 2017

 Healthy Parenting Workshop

Come join YWCA’s Women’s Health Exchange and Project HELP at the Healthy Parenting Workshop!

Thursday September 14, 2017

6p.m to 7 p.m.

Anne M. Jeans Elementary School

16W 631 Ninety-First Street

Willowbrook, IL 60527

In this workshop you will learn

  • Tips for talking (and listening!) to you kids
  • How to set and enforce rules and routines
  • The role of nutrition in learning

FREE dinner and childcare available!

Please email womenshealthx@ywcachicago.org to reserve your seat or call 312.762.2754


Early Childhood Community Resource Fair

9th Annual Early Childhood Community Resource Fair

Saturday, September 9th

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ann Reid Early Childhood Center

1011 S. Naper Blvd., Naperville, IL


Hosted by District 204 and 203. Over 60 community organizations will be providing info about a variety of services and resources for children age birth to 5 in the Naperville/Aurora Area!

Project HELP Receives Grant

PROJECT HELP RECEIVES GRANT FROM Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

Grant will strengthen the organization’s technology to support families

Project HELP recently received a technology support grant from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley.  The grant will allow Project HELP staff to more efficiently assist families in Aurora and surrounding communities during parent mentoring home visits and parent education workshops.

“This grant will allow our staff to be much more effective in their delivery of service to our families as well as help us have a greater reach in the community,” said Peggy McGuire, executive director of Project HELP.  “Staff will be able to use laptops during workshops to provide information more quickly and to assist in the home visiting program to access needed materials.  It will also help our interns work more effectively, as they will have technology available to them to develop new resources.”

Through home-based mentoring and parent education training, Project HELP has been serving the community since 1992 and provides parents with the proper tools, tips, advice, and support necessary to create a nurturing home environment that encourages children to reach their full potential.

“We are extremely grateful to the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley for this grant and we are looking forward to all the additional outreach and assistance we can provide to families in need,” said Ms. McGuire. “Support like this will allow Project HELP to continue its strong commitment to the field of parent education and child abuse prevention.”


About the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non-profit, tax-exempt, philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities and Kendall County, Illinois.

Founded in 1948, the Foundation provides a simple and powerful approach to charitable giving.  Individuals, families, businesses and organizations have the opportunity to custom design their own named funds that reflect their charitable goals and interests.  Since its inception, the Community Foundation has quietly grown to more than $74 million in assets and has awarded more than $51 million in grants and scholarships.

Funds may be created on a permanent basis or they may serve a more limited purpose. Donors establishing permanent funds have the assurance that their charitable objectives will be fulfilled in perpetuity.

For more information on the Community Foundation, please call 630-896-7800 or visit www.CommunityFoundationFRV.org.