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Willowbrook Corner Coalition

The Willowbrook Corner Coalition is an umbrella of several community agencies, for which The Community House is the lead organization. The initiative involves a multifaceted, multi-agency approach to meeting the identified needs of the community of unincorporated Willowbrook.

Our Vision: Strengthening a quality community through actively engaged residents

Our Mission:

  • Offer equal opportunity for socially and economically disadvantaged groups and to promote self-sufficiency
  • Help locate resources that support residents’ needs
  • Provide programs or services that help residents in emergencies
  • Engage community residents to document and leverage skills, strategies and resources helpful in meeting or exceeding their goals.

Executive Team members

Coalition Partners

We Champion a Vibrant and Caring Community. We Stand for the power of neighbor helping neighbors. We help people find their place to engage. We inspire the art of being human. We build community through inspired learning, social impact, and life-enriching experiences.  Willowbrook Corner Youth Learning Program is a program of The Community House which strives to provide a space where children can learn and grow in a safe and supportive environment.

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The Indian Prairie Public Library offers programs once a week in the summer to children in grades k to 4 which are held at Anne J. Jeans School.  The library also participates with Anne M. Jeans in other types of programming.   We are part of the Teens4X book discussion group at the Burr Ridge Middle School.  Currently we are partnering with the Community House to provide programming for children while their parents attend a parenting class.

The library offers a wide variety of resources on its website, ippl.info, including ebooks and streaming music and movies as well as information databases and online learning.  Our website also provides a comprehensive overview of the various services and programs available at the library including technology, homework support, jobs and careers, health and wellness, and local resources.

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Burr Ridge School District 180 schools are where education and diversity meet to create real-world success.  District schools provide students and community members extensive opportunities to prepare for the world around them.  The school district is housed in two separate buildings, Burr Ridge Middle School and Anne M. Jeans Elementary School.  Our district is enriched by our cultural diversity.  We believe this is what makes us truly different and give our students the advantage when entering the real world beyond their next school experience.  Whether it is after school academic programs or parent education classes that the district sponsors, Burr Ridge 180 is dedicated to going above and beyond to meet the needs of the students and community we serve.

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Hinsdale South High School serving the community for 50 years with educational excellence.

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The Township of Downers Grove serves the unincorporated areas of all or part of 7 towns including: Burr Ridge, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Westmont and Willowbrook (plus a tiny portion of Lemont).

The Township’s Division of Human Services has three full and two part-time employees, two of which work under an Illinois Department of Human Services Substance Abuse Prevention Grant.

Both grant employees utilize model prevention programs, community/school events, communication campaign/marketing, resident/youth outreach, information sharing and community collaborations such as coalitions to help inform parents and youth about the dangers and consequences of using and abusing substances.

The above activities are currently utilized in the Hinsdale Lake Terrace (HLT) community. The campaign at HLT is presently focused on marijuana information.

Our goal is to support all Township residents, youth and families. Students are additionally steered toward the Township’s award-winning Peer Jury program.

For more information, contact: cathy.rager@dgtownship.com 630-719-6686 or visit our website.

The YWCA administers the IDHS Child Care Assistance Program to helps income-eligible mothers pay for child care while they work or go to school. YWCA Child Care Provider Services offer early childhood professional development for new and existing home-based and center-based child care providers. The program recruits, trains and supports providers of home-based child care.

The YWCA Operates a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the Rape Crisis Hotlines provides survivors of sexual assault/abuse and their significant others immediate support, crisis intervention and referrals:

888-293-2080 in Chicago Metropolitan Area
630-971-3927 in DuPage County
708-748-5672 in the South SuburbsThe YWCA also offers prevention education services to schools, youth-focused agencies and professionals.

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Project HELP is a program within the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and is also affiliated with the Exchange Club of Naperville.

Project HELP offers home-based parent mentoring as well as parent education workshops designed to empower parents with tools to create a nurturing home environment, ensure healthy development for their children, and provide skills and support to build family strengths.

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People’s Resource Center offers art classes and 2 week Summer Science day camp opportunities for students at Anne M. Jeans Elementary School.  Nearby in Westmont, we also offer nutritious food and other basic necessities like clothes and rent assistance for people facing tough times.  We connect people with resources at classrooms all over DuPage County offering—education and tutoring for adults, job search help, and computer lessons with free take home refurbished computers, to create a future with hope and opportunity.

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Did you have little or no financial education in school? How did you learn? For many, it’s trial and error because they didn’t know or didn’t understand what to do. Our Financial Fitness Program offers group workshops and one-on-one counseling sessions with a Financial Coach to teach you about money matters and help achieve your goals.  Just click here to learn more about the program or to register for a workshop. You can also call 630.260.2501 to schedule a workshop or coaching session. Click here to learn more.

Teen Parent Connection provides support, education and resources to young parents who are between the ages of 12 and 22 years old.  Whether you are looking for individual assistance or group support, Teen Parent Connection has a program for you. Young moms and dads can attend our parenting groups, receive home visits and utilize our Parents Pantry.  Programs are available from pregnancy and through the child’s 5th birthday – and are free of charge and available in both Spanish and English.  For more information, please call Christine at 630-790-8433 ext 239 or email her at Christinew@teenparentconnection.org

Literacy DuPage offers free adult English language instruction and support to Willowbrook residents.  English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education (reading and math) education is provided by trained volunteer tutors for two hours per week.  Tutoring sessions typically occurs at the Indian Prairie Library at a mutually convenient time.  Instruction is focused on developing everyday skills to help learners communicate effectively as a parent, community member and employee.  With tutoring support, adult learners experience success and are able to achieve their personal goals.

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Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers Chicago-area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities.

Metropolitan Family Services has more than 890 full- and part-time professional staff dedicated to providing quality services to families throughout Chicago, DuPage County, Evanston/ Skokie and the southwest suburbs. Metropolitan serves more than 68,000 families and individuals as diverse as the communities in which they live, with 81% being part of the working poor or lower-middle class.

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The mission of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office is to provide the highest level of law enforcement possible by:

  • Preserving and protecting life, property and the right of all citizens to live in peace;
  • Enforcing the laws of the State of Illinois and the county of DuPage in a fair and impartial manner;
  • Listening to and acting upon the needs of our citizens and the communities they live in;
  • Operating in a proactive manner so as to prevent criminal activity before it occurs;
  • Supporting a positive and innovative working environment for all of our members; and
  • Maintaining only the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and efficiency.

This mission shall be accomplished while adhering to the following values:

Respect: We will recognize the worth, quality, diversity and importance of each other, the people we serve and our Office.

Compassion: We will care about others and respect their feelings.

Integrity: We will be honest and forthright and meet the highest ethical standards.

Efficiency: We will meet society’s expectations and our own responsibility to be prudent with our resources.

Leadership: We will work together to be the best in everything we do.

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Hinsdale Lake Terrace provides quality 1, 2, 3 bedrooms apartments and townhomes for low income families and families on the section 8 program.

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