LyArts Exhibit: A FELT SENSE, paintings by Klari Barcelos

 A  FELT  SENSE – Paintings by Klari Barcelos

The Community House invites you to visit the Summer 2022 LyArts Gallery, featuring the paintings of Klari Barcelos.

Ms. Barcelos works depict internal sensations through mark making and applying paint. The result, a series of self portraits using acrylic on canvas that range between 30”x40 to 72”x72”, oscillating between visual and representational, internal and abstract. Using red as an anchor, a womb color, a place of safety, birth, and creation, the process of Ms. Barcelos work doesn’t end when the paint is dry.

The LyArts Gallery is located at The Community House (415 W. Eighth Street, Hinsdale) on the 2nd Floor.


Whiskey Tasting 101

Whisk the night away with us and enjoy 4 whiskey tastings lead by Whiskey Acres co-founder Nick Nagele as he takes us through Whiskey 101 highlighting the history and journey of Whiskey Acres and share tastes of their internationally award winning bourbon and rye whiskeys.

Sign up here.

Enter code #whisk5 at checkout for $5 off until June 24. 

WHAT: Whiskey Tasting 101

WHEN: Thursday, June 30, 6:00PM-8:00PM

WHERE: The Community House – 415 W. Eighth Street, Hinsdale, IL

For only $30 (Keyholder fee) or $35 (Non-Keyholder Fee) you’ll get a whiskey acres glen cairn tasting glass, a signature whiskey cocktail recipe, SWAG giveaways, BOGO coupon for a tour/tasting at Whiskey Acres, live music, and delicious snacks!

Our lead for the night, Nick Nagele is vice president and COO of Whiskey Acres Distilling Company in DeKalb, IL – Illinois’ first estate distillery. Along with his business partners Jim and Jamie Walter, Whiskey Acres grows all of the corn, wheat, rye & barley that they use for distilling. Three of their product earned Double Gold at the ’21 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, while two earned Double Platinum at Fred Minnick’s ‘21 ASCOT Awards. Nick manages the daily operations and leads the sales and marketing at Whiskey Acres. You’ll often find him hosting a tasting, leading a tour, filling bottles or pouring samples throughout Illinois. Nick is also a fifth-generation farmer and active in his family’s row crop farm in Sheldon, IL.

Must be 21 or older to attend.


Sign up for Summer Camp #AwesomeCamps4AwesomeKids








The Community House Summer Camps begin June 6 – August 10.

This summer, The Community House has AWESOME CAMPS for AWESOME KIDS! Each one of our campers will be treated to a summer of play and learning in an enriching, fun and safe environment.

Our Summer Camps and Kiddie Camp offer children many opportunities to grow
outside of school and the home while engaging in activities designed to keep them busy and having fun! Click the link below to view our Program Guide.

Summer Camp descriptions begin on page 16. Each camp is hyperlinked to our ActiveNet registration site. Just hover your mouse over the camp you’re interested in and a link will appear. Click the link and register.

For more information call 630-323-7500.

Summer Camp 2022

Thank you for Walking the Walk!

THANK YOU FOR WALKING THE WALK! Over 400 people came out to Walk the Walk on Sunday, May 15 in support of mental health services for all. The event was a huge success and we’re grateful to each sponsor, volunteer, donor and participant who spent their morning with us or contributed virtually. Life is better when our community comes together to support each other, and the Walk the Walk proved to be the most colorful day in May, thanks to you!


Top Fundraising Team – Life Insight

Top Individual Fundraiser – Carol Schwerha

Top D181 School Participation – Madison Elementary Panthers (Big Blue Shoe Trophy Winners)





#WalktheWalk #MentalHealth #StepUp #ColorWalk #TheCommunityHouse

Thank you for your support of Community Revue 2022

Thank you for coming to see Community Revue 2022 – Hinsdale Unmasked. The show was a hit and we are so grateful for the support of our community, who came out in droves to watch our very own Community House Players unmask our fair village and inspire us with their incredible talents.

The Community House is a nonprofit organization that does not receive tax dollars, and your contributions help us continue to provide life changing services throughout eight communities in DuPage County and beyond.

News: The Community House Announces the Appointment of Luke Goodwin as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

The Community House, DuPage county’s premier non-profit organization, dedicated to providing life changing recreation, educational enrichment, art, social impact, and counseling, today announced the appointment of Luke Goodwin as Chairman of its Board of Trustees. Goodwin succeeds Dave Rogero, Partner, Cressey & Company, who served as Chairman since 2020.

“Over the past two years, The Community House delivered valuable community-wide support, providing thousands of residents opportunities to participate in therapy, recreation, and arts programming,” said Dave Rogero, outgoing Chair of the Board of the Trustees.  “The organization’s tireless leadership team has positioned The Community House well to continue fulfilling its mission of serving local citizens seeking community engagement.”

Dave Rogero passes the gavel to Luke Goodwin, new Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Luke Goodwin has over 17 years of experience in the Finance and Accounting industry. He is the Senior Principal, Head of Originations at Walton Street Capital and an active member of the Hinsdale community. The Community House is uniquely positioned to provide community engagement through recreation and the arts as well as mental health services for those in our service area that need assistance during challenging times. The Board, along with the Community House leadership team and staff, is excited to continue making an impact in our community and at Willowbrook Corner for years to come. As a non-profit organization, we rely heavily on private donations so, I would like to thank all current and past supporters of The Community House for your generosity,” added Luke Goodwin, incoming Chair of the Board of Trustees.

“I’m deeply grateful to Dave for his vision, dedication, and passion to bring our mission to life despite the immense challenges we have faced during the pandemic,” said Dan Janowick, Executive Director. “Equally, I am excited for what the future holds under Luke’s leadership. Luke brings a wealth of finance experience as well as a strategic vision to our organization, which will be critical to our ability to meet the growing demand for services in our community.”


Commit to Community

C2C – Commit to Community, DAY OF GIVING

We Give Because We Care. 

#C2C Day of Giving is a 36-hour online giving challenge that brings together our community to help raise much-needed unrestricted funds and shine a spotlight on the work that The Community House does to make this the place we all call home.

This year, The Community House is celebrating on Monday, April 4th at 6am and will continue until April 5th until midnight.

Please mark your calendar and when asked give as generously as possible. All proceeds will benefit the mission we serve – to insure equitable access to social services and recreational, cultural, educational and social programming for Hinsdale and its surrounding communities.

Won’t you Commit to Community today?

There are three ways to give!

  1. Text C2C to 72572
  2. Request a C2C Annual Fund Brochure be sent by mail or view it here.

Gifts of all sizes are vital to the success of this campaign and are deeply appreciated.


WE HAD A BALL! #TheHolidayBall21


Thanks to the leadership of Holiday Ball Co-Chairs Jenny and Kavian Boots and Sara and Rob Clary, Wine Auction Co-Chairs Jill and Jason Sanderson, and the generosity of many, this year’s event raised over $425,000 in support of equitable access to vital social services and recreational, social, educational, and cultural programs. Your generosity will make a difference in the lives of hundreds of youth and their families in the Willowbrook Corner neighborhood and throughout the eight communities we serve. Below you will find a complete file of the professional photographs taken at the Holiday Ball! We hope you had a ball!

Photos by Marcello Rodarte 







COVID-19 Update

Updated February 28, 2022

As determined by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health, beginning today, a mask mandate will no longer be in place in the State of Illinois. 

The Community House will continue to recommend mask use but beginning February 28, per the Governor’s most recent order providing citizens of Illinois the choice, we will be choosing to adopt a mask optional policy. This mask optional policy applies to our main facility and those who participate and work at facilities hosted in schools will be required to adopt the policies of those partners facilities.

This also ends other mitigations such as no drinking fountains and spacing requirements. We will continue our practices of high airflow from the outside, more frequent filter changes, the use of filters designed to stop contaminants from being spread, and a frequent cleaning schedule of high touch areas.

We thank you for your cooperation and for choosing The Community House as your place to come out and play. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please call 630 323 7500 or email

2021 Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

 Holiday Building Schedule:

o   November 25 (Thanksgiving) : the building will be CLOSED.

o   November 26 (day after Thanksgiving): the building will be CLOSED this day until an evening event.

o   December 24: Organization holiday, facility closed.

o   December 25: Organization holiday, facility closed.

o   December 31:  Facility closed.

o   January 1: Organization holiday, facility closed.

If you have any questions regarding our 2021 holiday hours, please call 630 323 7500 or email