Virtual Sports Classes

Check out all of our virtual sports offerings! From preschool soccer to STEM Sports, we have just the right classes to keep your kids active at home! Below you will find registration links and class information so you can choose the sports class that’s best for your child!


Breakaway Basketball

ZOOM GET BETTER CLASSES
Ages: 1st-8th Grade

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Getting better does not happen after doing something 1 time. The biggest gains will be made by those who are taking what they are learning and doing a little extra on their own. WORKING HARD while no one else is watching is a big key to becoming your best. We want to be able to teach, inspire, motivate and most importantly connect with your children during these different times. The skills we teach will be great but the interaction of Coach Greg leading and being assisted by 6 Breakaway coaches in every class will be just as important. These classes will be 45 minutes in length.

Equipment needed: All players will need 1 or 2 basketballs depending on the class, a place to dribble, and some water.

CLICK HERE to see the action taking place


Sports Kids

Zoom instructions and code will be e-mailed to participants each week. SportsKids is not responsible for any issues with a participant’s device, WiFi access and location where he/she is doing the Zoom class.

PARENT & CHILD STORIES N’ SPORTS
Ages: 3-5 years w/ parent

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Parent participation is needed. Jump into the world of sports and literature through this exciting virtual class! Children, with the help of their parents, will enjoy a mind-awakening story, learn body challenging sports skills and enjoy some social time each week. Our curriculum helps families get active and have fun…at home! Please wear comfortable clothes, gym shoes, and make sure you have your own indoor or outdoor space with room to play each time class meets.
Supplies Needed: 1 Soccer ball and 1 basketball (or any ball that you can kick or bounce), 1 laundry basket, 2 tennis balls (or any small balls or balled up socks), 4 cones (or empty soda bottles, plastic cups, etc.), 1 scarf, 2 paper/plastic plates (or frisbee), 1 baseball mitt (if available), 1 broom (or hockey stick), and 1 indoor or outdoor chair.

KICKS FOR KIDS SOCCER SKILLS @ HOME

Ages: 6-10 years

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Stuck inside? Join us for this virtual class that will kick your soccer game into gear! Learn how to develop excellent soccer skills such as dribbling, balance, shooting, ball control, foot/eye coordination and agility so you can become a more confident player. This digital class will allow kids to see their teammates and work directly with the coach. Please wear comfortable clothes, gym shoes, and make sure you have an area that is roughly 10 x 10.

Equipment Needed: 1 soccer ball (or any ball that you can kick), 1 laundry basket or cardboard box, and 4 cones (or empty soda bottles, water bottles, plastic cups/bowls).

 

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL SKILLS & cONDITIONING @ Home

Ages: 7-10 years

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Stuck inside? Go yard in your backyard in this fun virtual class! We will provide 30-minute sessions that focus on bat grip, swing path, throwing techniques, pitcher grips, fielding skills and more. A variety of dynamic exercises that use the lower half, core and upper half of the body will be taught with the focus on improving agility, range of motion, strength, flexibility and body control. Wear your favorite team’s cap and be ready to improve your game! Please wear comfortable clothes, gym shoes, and make sure you have an open area that is roughly 10 x 10. Instructor: SportsKids Inc. Online Zoom class.
Equipment Needed: 2 baseballs (or tennis balls, any small balls), 1 laundry basket or cardboard box, 4 cones (or empty soda bottles, plastic cups/bowls, water bottles), 1 bat (or something to simulate a bat), 1 mitt (if available), chalk, 1 flat base (can cut one out of cardboard), and 1 indoor or outdoor chair.
Ready to get back to the basketball court at the gym or park but can’t? No need to worry! We will help you hone your ball handling, footwork, shooting form and other basketball skills as you “Zoom” with us at home. This interactive virtual class experience allows boys and girls to develop at their own pace with lots of encouragement and a big focus on FUN! Please wear comfortable clothes, gym shoes, and make sure you have an open, hard surface area that is roughly 10 x 10. Instructor: SportsKids Inc. Online Zoom class.
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball (or any ball that bounces), 1 laundry basket or cardboard box, 4 cones (or empty soda bottles, plastic cups/bowls, water bottles), chalk, masking tape and 1 indoor or outdoor chair.

SUPER SPORTS SAMPLER @ Home

Ages: 6-10 years

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Calling all young athletes! Get up, get moving and join us for an interactive and fun virtual sports class. Participants work on the fundamentals of soccer, track & field, basketball and more to keep active and athletic while they are at home. Please wear comfortable clothes, gym shoes, and make sure you have your own indoor or outdoor space with room to move around each time class meets. Instructor: SportsKids Inc. Online Zoom class.
Supplies Needed: 1 soccer ball and 1 basketball (or any ball that you can kick or bounce), 1 laundry basket or cardboard box, 2 tennis balls (or any small balls, balled up socks), 4 cones (or empty soda bottles, plastic cups/bowls, water bottles), 1 scarf, 2 paper/plastic plates (or frisbee), 1 baseball mitt (if available), 1 broom (or hockey stick), and 1 indoor or outdoor chair.

LACROSSE SKILLS/CONDITIONING @ Home

Ages: 6-10 years

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Staying at home doesn’t mean you can’t continue to hone your lacrosse skills! Join our virtual class to work on cradling, scooping, dodging, face-offs, and other offensive and defensive lacrosse fundamentals. Players will also learn strength and conditioning exercises to help them develop proper mechanics to be effective lacrosse players. Please wear comfortable clothes, gym shoes, and make sure you have an open area that is roughly 10 x 10. Instructor: SportsKids Inc. Online Zoom class.
Supplies Needed: 1 lacrosse stick, 1 laundry basket or cardboard box, 2 tennis balls (or any small balls), 4 cones (or empty soda bottles, plastic cups/bowls, water bottles), and 1 indoor or outdoor chair.

TRACK, FIELD, AND FITNESS @ Home

Ages: 6-10 years

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Turn off the tv, stand up and get moving in this fun at home virtual class! Boys and girls will learn the jumping, running and throwing skills involved in the sport of track and field. We will also focus on everything from enhancing agility to strength training so that kids learn the importance of exercise for a happy, healthy lifestyle. Please wear comfortable clothes, gym shoes, and make sure you have an open area that is roughly 10 x 10. Instructor: SportsKids Inc. Online Zoom class.
Supplies Needed: 2 tennis balls (or any small balls), 4 cones (or empty soda bottles, plastic cups/bowls, water bottles), 1 frisbee (or 2 paper/plastic plates), chalk, masking tape and 1 pool noodle (or plastic baseball bat, anything that can be safely used as a javelin).

Parent/Child Tracksters @ Home

Ages: 3-6 years w/ parent

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Run and jump into this unique class that will combine stretching, movement, and fitness concepts with jumping, running, throwing, and other skills used in track and field. Kids, with the help of their parents, can follow along with our instructors to learn to do jumping jacks, squats, stretches and other fitness activities while focusing on getting exercise and having fun as a family. Please wear comfortable clothes, gym shoes, and make sure you have an open area that is roughly 10 x 10. Instructor: SportsKids Inc. Online Zoom class.

Equipment Needed: 2 tennis balls (or any small balls), 4 cones (or empty soda bottles, plastic cups/bowls, water bottles), 1 frisbee (or 2 paper/plastic plates), chalk, masking tape and 1 pool noodle (or plastic baseball bat, anything that can be safely used as a javelin).

Parent N’ ME PIGSKIN PALS @ Home

Ages: 3-6 years w/ parent

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Pal around with dad or mom at home as you learn the basics of football such as throwing, hand-offs, center skills and catching as well as preschool fundamentals like counting, shapes, words, and colors. Activities help increase listening skills, coordination, self-esteem and confidence while focusing on being FUN! Please wear comfortable clothes, gym shoes, and make sure you have an open area that is roughly 10 x 10. Instructor: SportsKids Inc. Online Zoom class.

Equipment needed: 1 Nerf-style football, 1 laundry basket or cardboard box, 4 cones (or empty soda bottles, plastic cups/bowls, water bottles) and 1 indoor or outdoor chair. Other information: Parent participation is needed.

Tiny Toes Music

April 2020 Class Information

Welcome to our Spring semester of Music Together! We can’t wait to sing and dance with you and your family.

Tiny Toes Music and The Community House holds the safety and well-being of our friends, family, and community foremost in our hearts and minds. At this point, it’s impossible to tell when we’ll be able to gather together again. Our Spring Semester will begin as planned on April 5 from the comfort of our homes. It’s important to remember that what we are doing in our communities is practicing social distancing, NOT isolation. We’re focusing on what we CAN do, thinking creatively, and supporting young children’s development. Getting families singing and dancing as a family at home is really our goal each week at Tiny Toes Music, so in a way nothing has changed! Wondering what that will look like?

As an enrolled family in Tiny Toes Music’s Spring Semester, each week you will receive:

  • Zoom classes with your favorite Tiny Toes Music teachers at regular times seven days a week. Yes, seven days a week! And you can come to as many as you like! We’ll add more times if needed to keep up with demand.

Weekly Schedule 

    • Sunday at noon- Miss Shannon
    • Monday at 9:15 a.m.- Miss Lindsey
    • Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.- Miss Beth
    • Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.- Miss Emily
    • Thursday at 10:00 a.m.- Miss Roberta
    • Friday at 11:00 a.m.- Miss Kathy
    • Saturday at 10:00 a.m.- Tiny Toes Music Party! Who will you see this week??!
  • Exclusive access to our Family Portal, where you can stream these recorded classes at your convenience. No need to stress or have that dreaded fear of missing out. As time goes by we’ll add content- coloring pages, prerecorded songs, and special lullaby times.
  • A Wednesday email with educational content, ideas to make the music your own at home, dance party suggestions, and more!
  • Download codes to stream the music of the Maracas Collection as well as a pdf of the songbook. When it’s safe to do so, we’ll distribute CD’s and songbooks.

Here’s how you’ll log in once you are enrolled:

  • Create an account at tinytoesmusic.com. It’s very possible you’ve already done this. If so, wait until we’ve confirmed your enrollment and granted you “Level 2 Access” in the Family Portal. If you have trouble with this step, send us an email at info.tinytoesmusic@gmail.com and we’ll help you out.
  • Click on Family Portal and explore! It’s here that you’ll see links for Zoom Classes each week. And once the classes have been recorded, we’ll upload them here for you to watch later. You’ll also see a chat room that you can use to communicate with other Tiny Toes Music families.
  • Follow the links each week to attend class:
    • Sunday at noon- Miss Shannon
    • Monday at 9:15 a.m.- Miss Lindsey
    • Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.- Miss Beth
    • Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.- Miss Emily
    • Thursday at 10:00 a.m.- Miss Roberta
    • Friday at 11:00 a.m.- Miss Kathy
    • Saturday at 10:00 a.m.- Tiny Toes Music Party! Who will you see this week??!

Tips for participating in class:

      • Your microphone will be muted when you arrive. If there’s not many of you and you can talk without delay, go ahead and turn your microphone on and say Hello! Once ten or more people join, please keep your microphone on mute until after The Goodbye Song. You can then unmute and say hi to the teacher of the day.
      • If you are not comfortable being recorded or seen during class, simply turn off your video. You can also “Hide Self View” and we won’t see your screen!
      • To see all the people in the class, toggle Gallery View. To focus on the instructor, toggle Speaker View.
      • Zoom is free for everyone to use! Test it out with your friends and family members so you’re comfortable during class.
      • If you’re having trouble streaming, turn off the wi-fi on other devices in your home. Or, call your internet service provider and see what your options are! I was able to double my speed and reduce my costs this month.
      • Over time we’ll add content- coloring pages, prerecorded songs, and ideas to play at home

What about materials and once the class is moved back to The Community House?

In order to follow orders to stay at home and maintain social distance, we will not be distributing physical Music Together materials for these classes until it is deemed safe to do so.

Once it’s deemed safe to go back into buildings and gather together, we will begin to transition into physical classes again, while still offering online classes each week. By continuing to offer virtual classes at that time, your family will be able to make the decision when to join us in person.

More Information and Registration

For more information please visit tinytoesmusic.com/classes

To register click here

If you are experiencing any issues with Zoom or receiving content please email Roberta directly at info.tinytoesmusic@gmail.com

Jodie Harrison Basketball League 4th-8th Grade Player Evaluations

The Community House is very excited to announce that we are partnering with Breakaway Basketball to help with our player evaluations this year. With the new partnership there is some changes being made to they way our player evaluations are being done. Reserve your spot by registering for our evaluations with the links below! 

Evaluation Information

4th-8th graders are  REQUIRED to attend the player evaluation session on December 6th to help in the fair distribution of teams. Evaluations will take place at The Community House and will be ran by Breakaway Basketball. Players not present at evaluations or send in a rating will be placed on teams after those who attended evaluations/have a rating.

Your child must be registered for the league and must be registered for an evaluation time in order to attend on December 6th. This is to allow us a certain number of kids per try out time and to make sure there is an appropriate child to coach ratio for the evaluation process. Registration links below.


Date: Sunday, December 6th

Location: The Community House

Times and Registration Links: (These times are accurate but check back later, registration opens in October!)

4th Grade Boys 10:00-10:45am OR 10:45-11:30am

4th Grade Girls 2:30-3:15pm

5th Grade Boys 11:30-12:15pm or 12:15-1:00pm

6th grade Boys 1:00-1:45 or 1:45-2:30pm

5th/6th Grade Girls 3:15-4:00pm

7th/8th Grade Boys 4:00-4:45

7th/8th Grade Girls 4:45-5:30pm


LOCATION INFO AND WHAT TO BRING

Evaluations will take place at The Community House.

  • Arrive 10 minutes early for check in and to receive your player number
  • Tryouts will be 45 minutes – remember water!
  • ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING THEIR OWN BASKETBALL

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child have to be registered for evaluations in order to attend?

Yes, your child must be registered for both the league AND evaluations in order to show up for evaluations. Use the registration links above to register your child their spot in the player evaluations. This is to allow us a certain number of kids per try out time and to make sure there is an appropriate child to coach ratio.

What if my child can’t attend evaluations on December 6th?

If your child cannot attend the evaluation date please contact The Community House to rate your child’s skills from 1-3 (rating information below). Players not present at evaluations or send in a rating will be placed on teams after those who attended evaluations/have a rating.

How will evaluations be rated?

Evaluations will be 1 hour and consist of scrimmaging and skill evaluations (dribbling and shooting drills). We base it on a scale from 1-3. 1 being very good and in the top 15% of the kids in the league, 2 being somewhere in the middle and average with the sport, and 3 being in the bottom 15% of the league.


For more information about the league visit www.thecommunityhouse.org/jodieharrison

Contact Kelci Bednar at kbednar@thecommunityhouse.org for any questions

Employment Opportunities

The Community House has open positions to join our team of dedicated, professionals who are committed to making a positive impact on the communities we serve.

Employment Application

Summer Camp Counselor

As a Day Camp Counselor you will plan and implement lesson plans and activities, and provide assistance to the Summer Day Camp Coordinator and Recreation Supervisor. Applicant should be responsible, friendly, enthusiastic, patient and willing to learn. In this position, you will strive to provide the campers with a fun environment that is positive and safe while providing campers the opportunity to practice and develop appropriate social skills, and learn to make responsible choices. Counselor will supervise campers daily, during scheduled weekly swimming activities, generally scheduled every Wednesday. Previous experience working with children is preferred.

Summer Camp Counselor Job Description

Staff Therapist 

Reporting to the Director of TCH Mental Health Services the Staff Therapist is responsible for providing direct counseling and psychotherapy services to clients in individual, couples, family, and group modalities. The primary focus of the services will be with adolescents and young adults.

Full Time Staff Therapist Job Description

 

Director of Philanthropy

The Director of Philanthropy works with the Executive Director, the board of trustees, community members and the advancement team to increase visibility of our mission in the community, lead revenue development strategies focused on growing sustainable financial resources, and providing leadership to organizational messaging efforts. This includes leading strategy, delivery, and team members in the following areas: individual giving, corporate/foundation gifts, major gifts, planned giving, special events, grants, branding and marketing.

This role is a member of the senior leadership team that reports to the Executive Director and directly oversees the roles of:  Advancement Manager, Marketing Coordinator, and Grant Writer. 

Director of Philanthropy Job Description


Flag Football League

Updated 4/5/21 – all information is subject to change

This league is for 1st through 8th grade and is the best way for kids to SAFELY learn how to play the game. This website will be the location for all league information, rosters, schedules, standings, etc.
Flag football is a sport where the emphasis is speed, agility, teamwork, and precision. It is the perfect forum for players who love playing football, are just starting out or do not want to get into pads just yet. The goal of the league is for all kids to learn and compete in the game of football in a safe and fun atmosphere. Every participant, coach and parent is expected to emphasize sportsmanship, skill development and enjoying the game throughout the season.


League and Camp Registration

Check out the links below to register for our league or to get ready for the 2021 season!

League registration – be sure to register for the grade your child will be in as of September 2021:
1st grade
2nd grade
3rd grade
4th grade
5th grade
6th grade
7th grade
8th grade

Camps and Class registration:
Preseason August Flag Football Camp 1st/2nd grade
Preseason August Flag Football Camp 3rd/4th grade
Flag Football June Summer Camp 5-7 years
Flag Football June Summer Camp 8-12 years
Flag Football Weekly Skills Clinic 8-13 years
Fun w/ Flag Football weekly class 5-8 years

Guidelines

While we are hoping to return to a normal season, The Community House follows state and local guidelines in their entirety. We will make adjustments as needed to ensure all safety protocols are met at the time of league start date.

Please refer to our 2020 league guidelines for an idea of what 2021 league could look like CLICK HERE

Volunteer Parent Coaches

Volunteer Parent Coaches are needed at all grade levels. Coaches choose the practice location and time for their team. There is a max of 3 coaches per team and we do not take any coaching team requests.
If you are interested in volunteer please email Kelci Bednar at kbednar@thecommunityhouse.org.

The Coaches’ Meeting will take place at The Community House on Wednesday, August 25th at 6:30pm.

Important Dates

  • August 25- Coaches meeting 6:30pm
  • August 27- Teams online by 8pm
  • August 27– Game schedules online by 8pm
  • August 27– Earliest Practice can begin
  • September 9- Last day for refunds
  • September 11/12- Week 1 of games

Team Formation 

While we encourage a competitive spirit in all players and coaches, all league decisions are made with the best interest of the majority of children involved.  We know we cannot place each child with their best friend, so we do not guarantee any team placement requests or accept request from volunteer coaches.  We do make every attempt to place children on a team with at least some of their schoolmates.

Teams will be constructed using the following criteria:

  • what school they attend
  • grade level (to have equal numbers of each grade on all team)
  • # of years in the league

The Recreation Supervisor will be responsible for selecting all teams and all final team placement decisions.

Practices

Practices are a one time a week commitment, however coaches are allowed to schedule 2 practices a week until opening game. After opening day coaches are allowed one practice per week. Volunteer coaches are responsible for choosing the practice time and location. Earliest practices can begin is August 27th.

 

Game Days

Saturday games begin at 9:00am and Sunday games begin at 10:00am. Last game times of the day vary depending on number of teams. All teams play 7 games at Robbins Park. Playoffs are for 3rd-8th grade.

Saturdays: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade
Sundays: 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade

Equipment

All players will receive an a jersey. Mouth guards are required and rubber molded cleats are recommended. Flags will be supplied by the league for both games and practices. No metal spikes are allowed.

Resources

Plays and other resources
Rules Cheat Sheet
Rulebook
Under Armour Flag Football resources
USA Football Resources

 

Village of Hinsdale Field Closure links

For any teams who are practicing in Hinsdale and using the Village of Hinsdale field space please use the links below to see if there are any field closures

On the website: https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/departments/parks_and_recreation/field_and_facility_status.php

By calling (630) 381-4636

By checking social media: https://twitter.com/HinsdaleParks  or https://www.facebook.com/HinsdaleParksAndRecreation/

On the rainout line app or website: https://rainoutline.com/search/dnis/6303814636

Have any other questions? Contact Kelci Bednar at 630-323-7500 ext. 237 or by email kbednar@thecommunityhouse.org

 

Jodie Harrison Basketball League Information

The Jodie Harrison Basketball League is named in memory of Jodie Harrison, a longtime coach and Athletic Director at Hinsdale Central High School whose life was tragically cut short by in an accident involving an intoxicated driver. The league focuses on Coach Harrison’s teachings of mastering the fundamentals basketball and enjoying the game. The league philosophy focuses on participation, sportsmanship, learning the fundamentals of the game and creating an atmosphere for all players to succeed. This is not a traveling or ultra-competitive league.
The purpose of The Community House youth basketball program is to provide young players with an opportunity to participate in athletics in a fun and educational environment. We believe balanced athletic competition in a team environment promotes sportsmanship, cooperation, leadership skills, and the benefits of exercise and hard work.

Jodie Harrison takes place January- March for 2nd-8th grade boys and girls. All teams play 7 games and is a one practice and 1 game per weekend commitment. All team formation is done by the Recreation Supervisor.

Check back in fall for league registration and information on the 2022 season!


Be a SUPERHERO-Sponsor a Team!

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We are excited to offer opportunities for corporate sponsorship of teams, divisions and special events for the Jodie Harrison Basketball League. Fees charged for programs and services at The Community House cover roughly 50% of the operating budget. The remainder comes from generous individuals, corporations and foundation grants. This support helps cover things like equipment, uniforms, scholarships for those who couldn’t afford programs or services, education programs for low-income families and more!

Click here for sponsorship details.

 

 

Have any other questions? Contact us at 630-323-7500

American Bandy Hockey League

This league, for 3rd-8th graders, begins  APRIL 10, and is played on Sunday afternoons. Bandy league LogoPlayers can register as a team, or as an individual who will be placed on a team.  Teams are not coached, but the players make decisions to build their independence and leadership skills.  An introductory clinic will be offered at the start of the season for players to learn the unique rules of the game.

Click to Here to Register 

What IS American Bandy???

Hockey Biomechanics took a European game and created “American Bandy.”  While it is not limited to hockey players only, it does foster many of the puck possession and battle skills used in hockey.  We encourage players of all ages to compete and have fun!  This high energy game is a great alternative to hockey and pure fun for non-players.

The USBL has an official rule book and set of playing standards that encourage players of all ages to compete and have fun. This high energy game is a great escape from hockey and pure fun for non-players.

Click to Here to Register 

FAQ’s:

  • Offered to boys and girls
  • If a team registered that needs a player – participants that registered as an Individual will be placed on that team.
  • Spring Season is current grade
  • Games are for 1 hour, in between time slots of 12 – 5pm on Sundays, April 10-May 22
  • No practice, just games
  • Registration closes Friday, March 25
  • Schedule posted April 4th
  • Minimum of 5 players per team; max of 7 players
  • USBL Waiver must be completed and registered for every player with The Community House.
  • Safety Equipment is provided. Goalies must wear a helmet with a face mask (also provided). Mouth guard is optional.
  • No Coaches required. A Referee is provided by Hockey Biomechanics, Inc.

Location: All games will be played at The Community House.

For additional information or questions please contact the Recreation Supervisor at 630-323-7500 Ext. 247

Click to Here to Register 

Charlie’s Gift Mid-America Real Estate Group

MID-AMERICAWe are delighted to partner with Mid-America Real Estate Group in support of
our 
Charlie’s Gift Center for Autism and Related Disorders.

Charlie’s Gift provides a family-centered, team approach to address the needs of children and families facing autism and other related disorders.  As a community-wide resource serving the Chicago metro area, Charlie’s Gift strives to support the family as a whole, educate the community, and raise awareness about the importance of beginning therapy early so children have the best possible start to reach their full potential.

How your contribution will make a difference

  • $100 will provide access to summer camps for a child at Charlie’s Gift
  • $500 will allow a Charlie’s Gift child to receive 6 sessions of individual therapy
  • $1,000 will enable a Charlie’s Gift child to receive 6 moths of a weekly social group experienceCG button

Charlie’s Gift Statistics

  • More than 100 children with Autism and their families participated in our therapeutic programs and Services annually.
  • 1,800 clinical hours providing various therapies and recreational opportunities to help children and families cope with the effects of Autism.
  • Nearly 1,600 Walkers participated in the 2014 Walk the Walk for Autism!

Autism Facts

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder affects 1 in 68 children.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders are 5 times more common in boys than girls.
  • More children are being diagnosed at an early age so they have the earliest start possible to begin intervention.
  • The cost of lifelong care can range from $3.5-7 million for an individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • 88% of all marriages end in divorce after their child has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder is the fastest growing developmental disability.

Our Services

Through Charlie’s Gift, The Community House is able to provide the following services to families in the metro Chicago area:

  • Behavioral Therapy & Counseling
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy using both a fine motor and a sensory based therapy approach
  • Group services that focus on mental health therapy, speech and language development, fine motor and sensory integration, and social skills development
  • SibShops recreational, educational, and fun groups for the brothers and sisters of children with special needs
  • Coffee & Conversations, a monthly parent-to-parent networking, educational and support group
  • Lending library of books and resources for families
  • School and IEP Advocacy
  • A variety of seasonal group activities such as horse therapy, yoga, handwriting clubs, and much more!

3 on 3 Basketball in Suburban Life

The 2nd Annual Hinsdale Community 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament was featured in this week’s Suburban Life!  Come and enjoy the competition, the inflatables, the face painting and don’t miss your favorite Hinsdale neighbors in the DUNK TANK!

Read the Suburban Life piece below or click HERE 

Janowick: Bring your best game to the Community House’s annual basketball tournament

Published: Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 3:51 p.m. CDT

The Community House in Hinsdale continues to put out the welcome mat in the community. This local nonprofit is known as, “Your Place to Gather and Grow” to their neighbors in the western suburbs. With countless programs and resources, The Community House has become a staple to the local community.

Kid’s programming has been one of the most important aspects of what the Community House offers. They provide a place where children learn, thrive, practice teamwork and have fun. From basketball to theater, music to art, dance to camp and after-school activities, the Community House’s kid’s programming enriches the community.

In order to help the kid’s programing continue to impact children from the local suburbs, the Community House will be holding the second annual Hinsdale Community 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 23. This all-day Tournament is open to players in fourth grade and up.

Men and women are encouraged to grab some friends and form a team. There will also be many fun-filled family activities such as kid’s games, inflatables in the park and a dunk tank! All proceeds raised benefit kids programs at the Community House.

The Community House offers hundreds of opportunities for people of all ages each year ranging from athletics, to the arts, summer camps to after school programs and everything in-between. While registration fees pay for our individual classes, the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament raises money so we can make improvements to our programming through larger purchases like improved seating for our basketball leagues, facility upgrades for our after-school program or updated software for our graphic design classes.

To register your team, please log onto www.thecommunityhouse.org, or stop in to register at 415 W. Eighth St. in Hinsdale.

For further information, please call 630-323-7500.

Not a player? Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a day of basketball, food and fun.

The Community House has been a beloved local resource since 1943, and kids programs are the backbone of what we do. The support from our neighbors helps us continue to enhance and strengthen programs for children and families.

Dan Janowick is the facilities director for the Community House

Snow Day Activities for Friday, January 9

While we don’t know IF school will be cancelled tomorrow, we have two great activities to keep your kids busy!

Full Day Care

9:00am – 3:00pm(extended hours available from 3-6pm for an additional fee)

Come to the Youth Center (229 Symonds Drive) for a day full of games and crafts galore! The Youth Center, located near downtown Hinsdale, has plenty of entertainment options including a driving arcade game, Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 with Kinect, pool tables, ping pong, air hockey and so much more! There will also be fuse bead, wonder loom, bracelets and many other craft projects available. Our talented after school program staff, led by Chad Griffin, Recreation Supervisor and certified teacher, will be supervising the children throughout the day.

Age: 6-12 years

Register HERE

Sky Zone Trampoline Park Trip
Bus leaves at 9:45am, returns at 1pm

Put away the video game controller and jump away your snow day! Join us at Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Elmhurst for the excitement of bouncing, flipping, dunking and jumping your way to an awesome day. Entrance will include 2 hours of the main trampolines, the Dunk Zone and the foam jump pit. Tell your friends and get ready to fly! All kids will receive a pair of Sky Socks to keep! All participants must complete the Sky Zone waiver, found here to participate. If the waiver is not completed by a parent/guardian in advance, your child will not be able to jump.

Ages: 7-13
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