Community Resources & Information

Regional Office of Education

ALOP (Alternative Learning Opportunities Program) - designed for students who are at risk of academic failure and/or struggling with attendance. Referrals to ALOP DuPage are made through the student’s home school.  If you have questions about eligibility, please contact the ALOP Coordinator, Kathy Ekstrand.

Rebound -  supports students in grades 6-12 during a suspension of four or more days with academic instruction continuity while promoting restorative practices teaching conflict resolution and strengthening social emotional skills.  Referrals to Rebound are made through the student’s home school.  If you have questions, please contact the Rebound Coordinator, Kathy Ekstrand.

Launch - designed as a short-term, transitional approach to reintegrating students back into school after inpatient hospitalization. Small groups offer increased social and emotional support. Contact your child's school for additional information. If you have questions, please contact Kathy Ekstrand.

Partners for Success - offers an alternative to expulsion and/or can benefit students with multiple suspensions in grades 6-12. Contact Principal Linda Downey with questions

Parents as Teachers - supports children from the prenatal period through age 3 as well as their parents. This early childhood intervention program offers routine parent education, discusses stages of healthy child development, offers developmental screening, and is free to parents residing in select DuPage School Districts (2, 4, 15, 16, 96) Contact Lenny Rivota, Early Childhood Coordinator, for additional information

GED/HSE (High School Equivalency) - available to youth age 18 and older* (see website for details) without a GED or High School Diploma and is a resident of Illinois. Contact Raquel Wadsworth, Division Assistant, for additional information.

Homeless Students

Information about the rights of homeless students; available in English and Spanish. Contact Heather Britton, Student Advocate, for additional information.


Probation & Court Services

The Probation Department offers a variety of services.


Some minors may have an opportunity to participate in Diversion. Services are facilitated by the arresting agency or the Probation Department, depending on the nature of the minor's offense and other factors.


Adjudicated minors formally involved with Juvenile Court may be sentenced to probation. Youths sentenced to a term of probation by the Juvenile Court will receive services facilitated by the Probation Department.

For a list of services or to obtain a copy of Probation's Family Guide please visit:


Most youth being detained by DuPage County agencies are held at the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center (KCJJC) (37W655 IL-38, St Charles, IL 60175). A screening is conducted by Probation Department staff, in conjuction with the arresting officer, prior to most youth being admitted to the KCJJC for detention.

DuPage County Probation staff transport youth to and from court hearings held in DuPage County.

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the KCJJC please (scroll down to "Juvenile Justice FAQs) visit:

On occasion, a youth may be detained at the DuPage County Jail, which is predominantly an adult facility. To learn more about visitation, mail/letters, and other aspects of the DuPage County Jail, visit the DuPage County Sheriff's website


CCBYS (Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Services) AGENCIES receive state funding to increase family reunification, improve family stabilization, and divert or minimize involvement in the child welfare and/or juvenile justice system. 

Three agencies serve DuPage County. Caregivers whose home address is in DuPage County can contact the agency in their area to self-refer for intervention. 

(If you reside in another county, contact the statewide number 877-870-2663)    


Northeast DuPage Family and Youth Services (NEDFYS) 

(Northern DuPage County)  


Communities Served:  Addison, Bensenville, Burr Ridge, Elmhurst, Hanover Park, Hinsdale, Itasca, Lemont, Lombard, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Roselle, Villa Park, Wood Dale         

Wheaton Youth Outreach (WYO) 

(Central DuPage County)  


Communities Served:  Bartlett, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Warrenville, Wayne, West Chicago, Wheaton, Winfield     

360 Youth Services 

(Southern DuPage County)  

630-961-2992     Communities Served:  Aurora, Bolingbrook, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, Lisle, Naperville, Westmont, Willowbrook, Woodridge    

DuPage County C.R.I.S.

C.R.I.S. (Community Resource Information System) is a searchable database offering an overview of various services offered in DuPage County. Contact information for service providers is also included. 

Searchable Service Categories Include:

Clothing & Household Items

Disaster Services





Housing & Utilities

Income Support

Individual & Family Support

Legal & Public Safety

Mental Health & Addictions



DuPage County Programs

DuPage County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Program 


Offers a 30-minute consultation with an attorney.  You are not obligated to hire the referred attorney nor is the attorney obligated to accept you as a client.

DuPage County Family Self-Sufficiency Program 


Offers case management and support services to aid families in achieving self-sufficiency.

DuPage County Health Department


Offers a variety of services including:

Behavioral Health 




Access DuPage  


Offers temporary assistance to eligible individuals in DuPage County accessing medical services until that individual can become eligible for insurance

DuPage Dispensary of Hope

630.510.8720 x203

Free pharmacy program for uninsured, low income individuals. Income restrictions apply (see chart on their website to determine if you qualify; call for additional assistance). Not all medications are available and program uses generic versions only; see formulary (list of approved medications) for details. Must have a current prescription.

DuPage County Prescription & Eyeglass Assistance 


Please visit website to determine program eligibility

DuPage County Psychological Services, Substance Use Disorder/Addiction Treatment, and Education Programs 


Services include:


Early Intervention Program

Outpatient & Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Continuing Care

Worknet DuPage 


Trains, connects, and develops the workforce of DuPage County. Supports individuals wanting to return to work.

Comprehensive List of DuPage County Services

Please visit this website for additional details and qualifying criteria for the various services

Additional Programs


(Department of Children and Family Services)

To report suspected Child Abuse or Neglect, call 1-800-25-ABUSE (1-800-252-2873)

Crime Victim Resources


Information and resources available to victims of violent crimes.

Family Shelter Services

630-221-8290 (main line)

630-469-5650 (hotline)

Offers support to local victims of domestic violence. Services include Safety Planning, Court Services, Legal Protection, 24/7 Hotline, and General Information/Resources

Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS)


Offers information and online application for state-funded programs, including:

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

Cash Assistance

Medical Programs

TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

Emergency Food and/or Shelter

Sexual Assault Prevention Program

For an overview of all services, visit:

To apply online for SNAP, Healthcare, Cash Assistance, or Medicare Savings visit: 

The Illinois Hunger Coalition - 

Hunger Hotline


Apply for food stamps and health coverage over the phone. Find out if you qualify for other programs like WIC (Women, Infants & Children). Get free, confidential help if you've already applied for benefits and are having a difficult time getting them. Quickly find an emergency food pantry or soup kitchen near you.

Northern Illinois Food Bank  

Online resource to help locate food pantries, soup kitchens, and meal programs closest to you

University of Illinois Extension

Eat.Move.Save Program

FREE online resources promoting easy wellness tips for anyone on a budget. 

EAT - healthier choices made easy.

MOVE - fun activities to get the whole family moving

SAVE - smart shopping tips to keep more money in your pocket

Hope House - DuPage County  


Providing housing and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless often due to divorce, job loss or depleted savings.  During a temporary, short stay, participants work toward securing employment and permanent housing.  Hope House provides the only 24-hour crisis hotline to assist in the single point of entry process for homeless services in DuPage County.

DuPage Federation on Human Services

Welcoming Center


Resource for immigrants and refugees to assist in finding information and assistance. FREEprogram offering informaiton and referrals on topics such as housing, food, healthcare, transportaion, legal issues, language needs, employment, and education. 

DuPage County Townships

Townships are local units of government. Each township offers General Assistance programs to qualifying residents. DuPage County is divided into nine townships. If you are in need of assistance, please review the map below to identify your local office. Contact your local office to determine what type of help is available in your area and qualification guidelines.


Visit and enter your address of residence to determine your township.

Addison Township


General Assistance Program:

Food Pantry:

Bloomingdale Township

630-529-9993 (General Assistance)

630-893-6685 (Youth Services Bureau)

General Assistance:

Youth Services Buerau: 

Downers Grove Township

630-719-6600 (Main Number)

630-719-6670 (Human Services)

Financial Assistance:

Social Services Community Referral List:

Lisle Township


General Assistance:

Food Pantry:

Youth & Family Services:

Milton Township


General Assistance:

Food Pantry:

Youth Committee Scholarships:

Naperville Township


Assistance Programs: 

Wayne Township


General Assistance (Financial, Food & Clothing, Medical):

Winfield Township


Basic Needs Assistance:

York Township


General Assistance:

Neighborhood Resource Centers & Community Support

Various services are offered through local Neighborhood Resource Centers (NRCs) and community support organizations. Contact an NRC/community support organization in your area to learn about available financial, educational, spiritual, emotional, and/or social support.

Addison - Henry Hyde Resource Center


After School Program, Summer Camp, English Language Acquisition, Spanish Literacy, Computer Literacy, Teen Parenting Classes

Carol Stream - Outreach Community Center


Youth Development Programs, College Opportunity Program, Case Management, Counseling, Community Development

Naperville - Loaves & Fishes Community Services


Food and Nutrition Programs, Car Donation, Computer Training, Drop-In Health Clinic, English Language Acquisition, Emergency Assistance, Emotional Support, Job Search Assistance, Legal Support, Money Education, Moving Up Poverty Education Class (free childare; gift card), Public Benefits Assistance, Resource Meetings, Income Tax Assistance

Villa Park - York Community Resource Center

Youth Development, Case Management, Counseling

Warrenville - Warrenville Youth & Family Services


Youth Development, Mentoring, Case Management, Counseling, Hispanic Outreach

West Chicago - Puente del Pueblo


Youth Development Programs, Case Management, Spanish & English Literacy, Counseling

Wheaton - People's Resource Center


Food Pantry, Clothes Closet, Social Service, Computer Access & Training, Art Studio, Job Search Assistance, Adult Learning & Literacy

DuPage County - Catholic Charities


800-941-8681 (Hope House Hotline)

Emergency Services/Homelessness Prevention (including program for veterans)

Daybreak Center (24/7 emergency housing, homelessness support, prevention when at risk of losing home)

Transitional Housing

Permanent Supportive Housing (for individuals with disabilities)

Hope House (24 hr hotline; housing and supportive services to homeless individuals/families due to divorce, job loss or depleted savings

Classes (Anger Management, Positive Parenting, Out of Poverty)

Support Groups (Caregivers, Loss of Loved One to Suicide)

Counseling (individual, couples, families, group)

Mobile Food Pantry (review programs under "Services" tab)

DuPage County - People's Resource Center


Food Pantry

Emergency Rent and Mortgage Assistance

Clothes Closet (free, gently-used seasonal clothing for men, women and children)

Financial Assistance and Social Services (available on a limited basis for qualified clients facing special hardships or unexpected needs such as transportation, utilities, and medical expenses.)

Job Assistance (workshops; one-on-one job search coaching)

Computer Assistance (FREE classes in computer skills and software; FREE computer repair/maintenance for existing PRC clients)

Adult Learning and Literacy (instruction in English, math, reading skills, GED preparation, and citizenship test preparation; tutoring)

Art Classes (adults, youths, and families)