As an organization that has been a gathering place to connect with neighbors and make new friends for almost 80 years, it is not easy to announce we will be suspending all programs and services and closing our facility to the public through April 30 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
As a community, we are in this together and based on the advice of the Governor’s Office and the Illinois Department of Public Health, this is what’s best for the families and communities we serve and the right thing to do during a public health crisis.
Even though our doors are closed, that doesn’t mean our programs are totally going away. We are committed to making sure we fulfill our mission to ignite the promise of relationship; inspire your best self to stay in and play; unite people across a diverse community; and provide a meaningful place to engage, but instead of inviting you to come to our house, you can stay engaged from the comfort of your own home.
Stay tuned to our social media outlets for opportunities to see some of your favorite instructors offering live and free virtual classes! Music classes for toddlers, a painting instructor, seated exercise for seniors, yoga for kids and more are coming your way. We want to help you and your family stay active, healthy, and engaged during this extended break.
Our own health, the health of our neighbors, and the health of our community is top of mind for everyone right now.
The Community House is taking the COVID-19 virus seriously and is using the information being provided by health organizations to guide our decisions.