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Community OrganizationsAlzheimer's Support Group
The Alzheimer's Association & Related Dementia Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Beecher Community Building, 908 Game Farm Rd., Yorkville, in the Austin Room. The support group is free and is open to the public. Alzheimer's and related dementia are very difficult diseases to accept and live with. Having to face Alzheimer's on a daily basis can tear a family apart and create extensive stress.

Don't let that happen to you. Help is right here in Yorkville. For information call Senior Services at 630.553-5777 or the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Help line at 1-800-272-3900.

Centennial Counseling Center

Centennial Counseling Center provides a supportive, safe environment for exploring some of life's more challenging issues. The center offers a wide range of specialized training in helping people with concerns

such as handling stress, communication problems, martial tension, parent-child issues, eating disorders, depression, divorce and much more. At Centennial a team of seasoned, well-trained therapists are

dedicated to the well-being of their patients. Centennial therapists are state-licensed professionals, recognized by national organizations and are known as leaders in their respective fields. A complete list of services is available here. Centennial Counseling Center is located at 106 Countryside Parkway, Suite 3, Yorkville Professional Building. For more information you can contact Elizabeth Davy at 630.553.1600, ext. 327 or elizabeth.davy@centennialcounseling.com.

Child Care Resource & Referral (Serving Will, Grundy, Kendall and Kankakee counties)

Child Care Resource & Referral is a not-for-profit United Way partner agency located at 801 N. Larkin Ave., Joliet, IL 60435. This organization has been providing information and resources to support families since 1991 and is part of the Illinois Statewide Child Care Resource and Referral System of IDHS. Regardless of your role as a parent, grandparent, foster parent or guardian, or your responsibility in a child’s life, Child Care Resource and Referral knows that you want to do your best to nurture a child’s healthy development.

     Child Care Resource & Referral designed the Family Guide to Early Care & Education to provide families with an overview of the vast array of programs and services that are available to support family life, provide education so families can make an informed child care choice and ultimately to support children’s healthy development. A few of their many programs include: Family Services, Provider Services, Employer Services, a Parent Referral Department, a Child Care Assistant Department, a Social Emotional Learning Facilitation Program, Healthy Childcare Illinois Program, and a Resource Center. For additional information or answers to your questions, please call CCR&R so that they can provide you with further assistance. If you live in Joliet, please call 815.741.1163; if you live outside of the city of Joliet limits call 1.800.552.5526 or visit www.childcarehelp.com.

Free Legal Services for Seniors
Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit agency offering legal assistance at no charge for senior citizens, age 60 and over, residing in Kendall County. Services are made possible through funding from the Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging, United Way, and a special grant from Kendall County. Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. provides legal assistance to seniors in many different areas including: Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, pension, consumer problems, housing concern, living wills, power of attorney, elder abuse and exploitation. For assistance or more information call (630) 554-0245.

Fox Valley Therapy Dogs

This unique not for profit club reaches out to community members through the help of their canine companions. Members use their own dogs to visit hospitals, nursing homes, schools, libraries and more. If you think your dog would be great for any of these activities and would like to find out more, please call Lora Johnson at 630.466.7953 or via e-mail at lora255@aol.com.

Kendall County Food Pantry
In order to assist those less fortunate the Kendall County Food Pantry accepts donations of the following items: blankets, bath and dish towels, bed linens, sugar, oil, juices, peanut butter, jelly, ketchup, canned meat products, spaghetti sauce, canned fruit, detergents (dish/laundry), personal items (deodorants, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bar soap, etc.). The Kendall County Food Pantry is located in the Fox Industrial Park, 1204A Deer Street in Yorkville. Donations are accepted during the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or online by visiting their Web site. The Food Pantry is open Thursday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. for any individual or family who needs to pick up supplies. The elderly, handicapped and special needs clients receive priority from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. To volunteer your time or for more information call 630.553.0473 or 630.853.3029.

Kendall County Older Men's Group
This group meets at the Kendall County Health Department, 811 W. John Street, Yorkville and focuses on those individuals who are recently retired or have questions regarding family members or spouses. For additional information regarding meeting times and dates, or to register, please contact Keith at (630) 553-9100, ext. 8028. We're looking forward to meeting you.

Kendall County Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS)

Kendall County Pads is designed to provide safe shelter, food, and hospitality to men, women, and children within Kendall County who are homeless or in need of temporary help. Seven sites, one for each night of the week, are available from October to April throughout the county. The sites open in the evening at 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. Before leaving for the day, individuals are given a hot breakfast and a sack lunch. The program is staffed by trained volunteers from the following organizations: Caring Hands Thrift Shop, Kendall County Food Pantry, Kendall County Health and Human Services, and Kendall Area Transit (KAT). For more information or to volunteer call 630.553.5073.

Suicide Prevention Services
This support group is open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a relative or a friend through suicide. Survivors of suicide need a safe place to explore their feelings of grief and anger, to raise questions and doubts. Your common trauma will be shared. Survivors of Suicide is located at 528 S. Batavia Avenue.

For general information, please contact Suicide Prevention Services at 630.482.9699. The following hotlines are operated by Suicide Prevention Services: Suicide hotline: 1.800.784.2433; LifeLine: 1.800.273.8255 and a Depression Hotline: 630.482.9696.