Who We Are > Mission & History

Come to our house and get inspired!

The Community House is your source for community recreation and quality social services that meet vital needs within the surrounding communities. Every day we live out our mission.

“We ignite the promise of relationships; inspire your best self to come out and play; unite people across a diverse community; and provide a meaningful place to engage.”

Based in Hinsdale and serving the surrounding suburbs, we are a nonprofit organization (501(c)3) that offers community recreation and quality social services to people of all ages and walks of life.  We make a difference in the lives of thousands of families and individuals by providing local opportunities for athletics, arts and culture, counseling, education services, volunteer opportunities, and community connections.

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“The Community House is the mortar that holds together the bricks of the community – the only organization in the area that reaches out to the full spectrum of people.” —  Fred Krehbiel, Life Trustee

First impressions are lasting… when you walk into The Community House you will experience a warm and welcoming environment for your whole family. Explore our site, see what we have to offer, and we invite you to come and start building new friendships as you get involved in the community.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we do not receive tax support, and we rely on the contributions of the community to sustain our services. We are grateful to the many generous community contributors; who over generations have dedicated their time, talents and financial support to make what we do possible.

Extraordinary Accomplishments Through Generations of Leadership

The rich and dynamic history of The Community House began in 1941 when a group of area residents recognized there was a growing need to support and serve the community. Our spirit of service has its roots in those early days, and continues to shape our dedication to building community and meeting local needs.

Read about our complete history