Advocate Sherman - Childbirth Education & Lactation Support

​Empowered Pregnancy is a free montly program that provides education and resources to expecting parents. Topics include early pregnancy, labor and delivery, breastfeeding basics, newborn care, breathing and relaxation techniques.

Website: https://www.advocatehealth.com/sherman/health-services/obstetrics/
Address: 1425 North Randall Road, Elgin, IL
Phone: 224-783-8996
Eligibility: Programs are available to anyone anywhere. Now providing virtual services.
Insurance:
Language: English
African American Men of Unity (AAMOU)

​Provides mentoring, rite of passage, leadership development, cultural connection, manhood/womanhood (adulthood) training, life skills, job/career readiness and social and emotional well-being to at risk youth ages 7-21.​ 

​Member of Project Safe Aurora. More information about Project Safe Aurora is available here: https://kanehealth.com/Pages/Violence-Prevention.aspx​​

Free gun locks available for pick-up: To schedule a pick-up, email ricky1rodgers@aamou.org or call 630-606-1910

Website: https://aamou.org/
Address: 712 S. River Street, Suite H, Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: 630-606-1910
Eligibility: Youth of all Racial/Ethnic backgrounds that desire positive role modeling and mentorship
Insurance: Services funded through grants, school districts, or private foundation and/or sliding fee scale
Language: English
C.A.B.S. Autism & Behavior Specialists

​Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy services provided in clinic, home, school & community settings, Telehealth services. Visit website to schedule a free consultation, behavioral screening & to view free parent support groups & webinar trainings.​


Website: https://www.cabsautism.com/
Address: 975 W. Hawthorn Drive, Itasca, IL 60143
Phone: 800-844-1232
Eligibility: Behavioral concerns in regards to autism for behavioral screening; Primary diagnosis of Autism
Insurance: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health Care
Language: English
Changing Children's Worlds Foundation

Parent/Caregiver Learning, Support Groups, SEL@Home support for Parent-Child Interactions on Social/ Emotional, Resilience-Building, and Self-Regulation Skills, Community-Based Facilitated Learning Groups for Teens/Young Adults (12-24 years old). ​ Youth program exploring personal strngths, unique qualities, and relationships.

Website: https://www.changingchildrensworlds.org/
Address: 411 Stevens Street, Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: 630-909-9411
Eligibility: These programs are offered to caregivers and youth of all ages.
Insurance: No insurance, Sliding Scale $0- $140
Language: English and Spanish
Children's Home and Aid-Jerri Hoffmann Child and Family Center

Early Head Start /Head Start program providing qualified education and support staff, training and screening, parent and child enrichment activities to boost academic development, safe and quality education, prevention initiative, home visiting for 0-3 to enhance parent/child interaction and better understand your child's developmental stages. For Parents: Family support services, parent engagement services, valuable resources and helpful community connections, parent and father engagement services, monthly parent meetings​.

Website: https://www.childrenshomeandaid.org/early-childhood-care-education/community-child-care-centers/jerri-hoffmann-child-family-center/
Address: 229 Lake Marian Road, Carpentersville, IL 60110
Phone: 847-844-5100
Eligibility:
Insurance:
Language: English and Spanish
Cities in Schools Aurora

​After school programs, homework help, mental health services for youth​

Website: https://www.citiesinschools.org/
Address: 444 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: 630-692-9524
Eligibility: Youth, grades K-12
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CUSD 300: deLacey Family Education Center- Parents As Teachers B-3 Program

​We offer developmental screenings for children 2-34 months. Services also include caregiver support, referrals, parent education and training. Parents as Teachers curriculum​

Website: https://www.d300.org/dfec
Address: 50 Cleveland Avenue, Carpentersville, IL 60110
Phone: 224-484-2329
Eligibility: Must reside within CUSD 300 boundaries. 2-34 months for developmental screening. Caregiver must qualify with high risk stressors such as low income, low educational attainment, history of mental illness, etc
Insurance:
Language: English and Spanish
Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley

​Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley provides expert multi-discipline pediatric services for infants, children and adults with mild developmental delays, complex disabilities or undiagnosed concerns at our centers in Villa Park, Elgin and Naperville. Our core services for infants, children and adults include physical, occupational and speech therapies, while also offering leading assistive technology therapy, medical nutrition services, audiology, behavior therapy, developmental evaluations, social services, specialty clinics, and a continuing education program.  ​

Website: https://www.easterseals.com/dfv/
Address: https://www.easterseals.com/dfv/about-us/locations/locations.html
Phone: 630-620-4433
Eligibility: Children Ages: Birth to 18 with Developmental Delays or Disabilities
Insurance: We accept most insurance plans.
Language: English, Spanish
Elgin Partnership for Early Learning (EPEL)

​Resources for families with children ages birth to five to support their learning and opportunities to prepare them for Kindergarten. Help make connections to early care opportunities traditional and non-traditional: home visiting, child care, preschool, child care assistance funding, developmental and social-emotional screenings, early learning laundromat programs, parenting programs, meeting families where they are in the community.​

Website: https://www.elginpartnership.org/
Address: 220 E. Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60120
Phone: 847-452-2457 (844-KID-INFO)
Eligibility: Available to all families. No criteria.
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Elgin School District U-46-Parents as Teachers

​Home visiting services for families with children aged prenatal - 3 years. Health and developmental screenings. Group connections​

Website: https://www.u-46.org/earlylearners
Address: 1019 E. Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60120
Phone: 847-888-5000 ext. 6003
Eligibility: Must live within School District U-46 boundaries. For parents with with children prenatal - 3 years of age
Insurance: N/A There is no charge for services.
Language: English, Spanish
Family Focus Kapur Center Aurora


Family Focus will drive education and advocacy opportunities in the areas of Early Childhood, Youth Development, and Family Support, key program streams that we deliver in several communities. Advocacy will be directed toward issues that our community and participants face on a daily basis which include economic asset development, housing, health access and equity, public safety, immigrant supports, and overall racial equity​​.

Website: https://www.family-focus.org/
Address: 1444 N. Farnsworth Ave, Ste 200, Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: 630-844-2550
Eligibility: Based on assessment
Insurance:
Language: English and Spanish
Family Service Association of Greater Elgin

​Family Service Association of Greater Elgin Area provides a full array of comprehensive, outpatient mental health services.​

Website: https://fsaelgin.org/index.php
Address: 1140 North McLean Blvd, Ste 1, Elgin, IL 60123
Phone: 847-695-3680
Eligibility: There are different eligibility requirements for different services and programs.
Insurance: Sliding Scale Fee available, accepts Medicaid and MCO's.​​
Language: Spanish, English
Focus Group Wellness Partners

*TELEHEALTH AVAILABLE* Group Wellness Partners is a nonprofit organization that primarily serves underserved and uninsured populations. We provide mental /behavioral health services such as individual therapy, group therapy, case management, anger management classes, family counseling, play therapy, and parent coaching.

Website: https://www.focusgroupwellnesspartners.org/
Address: 27475 Ferry Rd., Warrenville, IL 60555
Phone: 630-206-3322
Eligibility: Clients must be 6 years old or older. Parental consent is needed for those under the age of 12 years. Proof of need is required to participate in our sliding scale program.
Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicaid, Aetna, Meridian, Molina, United Healthcare
Language: English and Spanish
Fox Valley United Way/SPARK

Free developmental screenings for any child birth to five, Gateway to Early Childhood Interviews to determine the individual family's needs and then connect them to quality early childhood supports and services​

Website: https://www.foxvalleyunitedway.org/spark-education-initiative
Address: 44 East Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: 630-896-4636
Eligibility: Family with at least one child birth to five, or a pregnant mother. Serving southern Kane County (St. Charles and south), all of Kendall county and all of the city of Aurora (all counties)
Insurance: N/A
Language: English  and Spanish
Greater Family Health
Services include adult, adolescent, pediatric and women’s health services, dental care for all ages, behavioral health, including counseling, psychiatry and substance use disorder services, and LGBTQ health services. Additional services include Family Planning, Case Management, Health Benefits Enrollment, HIV and STD testing and treatment, and COVID-19 testing and vaccination. Family Case Management, a home-visiting program, is also available for pregnant women and families with a baby under the age of 1. 

Website: https://greaterfamilyhealth.org/
Address: 373 Summit St, Ste 100, Elgin, IL 60120
Phone: (844) 599-3700
Eligibility: Accepts all insured and uninsured individuals and families. Patients will have to provide proof of income and family size information in order to qualify for sliding fee discount. Services are available regardless of immigration status.
Insurance: Medicaid, Medicare, Private/Commercial PPO/HMO, and Uninsured - https://greaterfamilyhealth.org/patient-resources/paying-for-your-visit
Language: Staff speaks many different languages, including Spanish, Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu, Polish, Tagalog, Russian, and more. We also offer translation services for multiple languages. If translation services needed, please ask us during your visit.
Hopeful Beginnings

In person and Telehealth maternal mental health services for women experiencing postpartum depression/anxiety, grief and loss of a pregnancy, or difficulty transitioning to motherhood.  Case management and access to baby essentials such as formula, diapers, clothing, wipes.  Unbiased options counseling for unplanned pregnancies.  Adoption services for women wanting to place baby for adoption or families seeking to adopt child/children. ​​

Website: https://www.hopefulbeginning.org/
Address: 510 N. Plum Grove Road, Palatine, IL 60067
Phone: 847-870-8181
Eligibility: Counseling is free of charge and does not require insurance.  Wait list is prioritized via needs assessment.
Insurance: Free Services
Language: English, Spanish
Kane County Health Department - Coordinated Intake/iGrow

Free, family-focused home visiting programs that help parents guide their children to succeed in school and life. Provides referrals to parenting support programs in the county and some surrounding areas.​ Individual program requirements will be assessed by trained staff.

Website: https://kanehealth.com/Pages/IGrow.aspx
Address: 1240 N, Highland Ave, Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: 630-208-5150
Eligibility: Please fill out iGrow Referral Form on our website to start referral process. Program takes referrals for families from pregnancy to age 3. Criteria for specific Home Visiting programs will be assessed on a individual basis.
Insurance: No cost.
Language: Differs based on organization
Kane County Health Department - High-Risk Infant Follow-Up Program

​High Risk Infant Follow-Up Program (HRIF) provides home / telehealth visits by a nurse with advanced knowledge of high-risk infant care. This support opens a door of learning opportunities and development for your baby during the first two years of life.​

Website: https://kanehealth.com/Pages/High-Risk-Infant-APORS.aspx
Address: 1240 North Highland Avenue, Aurora
Phone: 630-208-3801
Eligibility:  Children identified by Illinois Department of Public Health with adverse pregnancy outcomes
Insurance: No cost.
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Kane County Health Department Kane Kares Nurse Family Partnership

​Kane Kares-Nurse Family Partnership empowers first-time moms to transform their lives and create better futures for themselves and their babies. Specially trained nurses visit first time moms beginning in pregnancy and continuing through the child's second birthday.​
A nurse provides parent support, education and resources until the child's second birthday.  


Website: https://kanehealth.com/Pages/Kane-Kares.aspx
Address: 1240 North Highland Avenue, Aurora
Phone: 847-888-6457
Eligibility: First time mothers only, 28 weeks gestation or less in pregnancy (prefer 16 weeks or earlier), low income, lives in Kane County. Please send any referrals to Kane County Health Department-iGrow-Home Visiting Coordinated Intake for this program.
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Kane County Sheriff's Office

​The Kane County Sheriff's Office special victims unit serves the unincorporated area of Kane County. The special victims unit umbrellas senior services, serious crimes against minors, domestic violence and sexual assault victims. The SVU focuses on investigating crimes, as well as offers social work support for community members in need of services. These services include: mental health support, substance use, juvenile complaints, hoarding, homelessness, veteran assistance, and any case requiring social services. ​​

Website: https://www.kanesheriff.com/
Address: 37W755 IL Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175
Phone: 630-444-3374
Eligibility: Must be located in unincorporated Kane County.
Insurance:
Language: English, Spanish
Leaders in Transformational Education (LITE)

Opportunity Youth are ages 16 - 24 who face challenges in completing school and gaining a foothold into employment. During high rates of unemployment, youth employment takes the longest to recover with slow growth in jobs offering advancement. 

LITE creates experiential learning sessions for youth to gain skills and knowledge necessary to achieve self-sufficiency and upwardly mobile careers. Collaboration with partners ensures a comprehensive approach to meet needs and strengthen support networks.​​



Website: https://liteleaders.org/
Address: 31 W Downer Pl STE 101, Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: 331-256-5483
Eligibility: Ages 16-24+, resident of Kane County, attending school or dropout, working or not, parenting, ability to participate in program activities. Registration required on website.
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Mutual Ground Inc.

​Domestic and sexual violence counseling for children, adolescents, and adults, Medical/legal advocacy, residential services, case management, parenting, prevention education​, alcohol and substance use treatment​

Website: http://mutualground.org/
Address: 418 Oak Avenue, Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: 630-897-0080
Eligibility: Clients identify as being a victim/survivor of domestic/sexual violence or significant other related to a victim.
Insurance:
Language: English, Spanish
Mutual Ground, Inc.-Substance Use Services (Formally Breaking Free)

​Mutual Ground Substance Use Services campus offers these services: Early Intervention, Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment, Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Treatment (Medication treatment), Anger Management by a Certified Anger Management Specialist, Nurturing Families Program (Parenting classes) are also available free of charge. Please visit our website for more information. Mutual Ground, Inc. also offers preventions services by pairing with many local schools to offer education and prevention services to students.​

Website: https://www.mutualground.org
Address: 120 Gale Street, Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: 630-897-1003
Eligibility: Mutual Ground provides clinical services to adolescents and adults with SUD or co-occurring disorders.
Insurance: Medicaid (including MCO's), unfunded/uninsured individuals
Language: English
My Recess Therapy

​Pediatric Occupational, Physical, Speech Therapy.  Pediatric Chiropractic Care.  Sensory Social Classes and Yoga classes for kids.

Website: https://www.myrecess.com/
Address: 2018 Larkin Avenue, Elgin, IL 60123
Phone: 630-880-0993
Eligibility:
Insurance: BCBSIL PPO and Blue Choice Plans
Language: English
Summit Early Learning Center

​The Preschool Program at Summit School Early Learning Center is designed to provide a high quality preschool program that supports children who may be at risk of not progressing at a rate anticipated for potential success in kindergarten. Summit School Early Learning Center currently is awarded funding by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to provide a Preschool For All program, and the Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide a Title XX Program. These programs are offered at no cost to families.​​

Website: http://www.summitinc.org/elc-home
Address: 333 W. River Rd., Elgin, IL 60123
Phone: 847-468-0490
Eligibility: Preschool programming available for 3-5 year olds at risk for learning.
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The Place for Children with Autism

​The Place for Children with Autism provides ABA therapy (i.e., autism therapy) to children ages 2-6 with autism. Therapy is provided in a full-day (8am-4pm) pre-school like setting. We work on increasing communication, social skills, independent living skills (e.g., toilet training), and preparing children with school-readiness skills. Given that the program is in a school-like setting, there is a large emphasis on teaching appropriate social interaction.​​​

Website: https://theplaceforchildrenwithautism.com/
Address: Aurora: 140 S River St, Suite 102/104; Elgin: 2450 Westfield Drive
Phone: Aurora: English 224-267-9754, Español: 224-360-5422; Elgin: English 224-267-9754, Español 224-360-5422
Eligibility: Ages 2-6, autism or suspected autism (we can help find a provider to conduct an evaluation).
Insurance: Major Insurance Plans, also helps families with Medicaid (via grants)
Language: English, Spanish
Two Rivers Head Start Agency-Community Service Block Grant

​Two Rivers Head Start is a Community Action Agency of Kane County. We help low-income families reach self-sufficiency through emergency assistance for families in crisis needing immediate aid, case management, prevention services, and scholarships. Our emergency services can cover:  Rental and utility assistance, Vision, Dental, and medication assistance (Mercy pharmacy); Emergency transportation: car repair, bus vouchers.  We can provide financial assistance to families for tutoring at the Huntington Tutoring Center. Our organization also promotes the Kindergarten readiness of young children aged 3-5 years for income-eligible families; Two Rivers Head Start is a Federal program that promotes the school readiness of children from birth to age five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Two Rivers Head Start serves children ages 3-5 year of age.​​​

Website: https://www.trhsa.org/
Address: 1661 Landmark Rd., Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: 630-264-1444
Eligibility: Kane County residents only (any immigration status), low-income/verylow-income, Head Start for ages 3-5 years (serving Kane & Dekalb Counties)
Insurance: N/A
Language: English, Spanish
VNA Health Care

​VNA offers free pregnancy testing, prenatal care, vaccinations, sick care and physicals (including for school), diabetes and high blood pressure care, dental and vision care, mental health services, low-cost prescription drugs, home health and hospice programs, and application assistance.​

Website: https://www.vnahealth.com/
Address: Locations in Aurora and Elgin
Phone: 630-892-4355 Aurora Pharmacy: 630-482-8167 Elgin Pharmacy: 847-760-6503
Eligibility: Patients with Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance or no insurance at all. If client is uninsured, they may qualify for a discount based on income and family size.
Insurance: Blue Cross Community, Aetna Better Health, Meridian, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO plus, Medicare, Medicaid, uninsured, and sliding scale.
Language: Interpreting Services available for all patients
VNA Health Care-Healthy Families

Free home-visiting and doula services for expecting, first and second time moms of any age and income.  Supports include: Doula and Home Visitor support, parent education, developmental screenings, community resource connections, advocacy, food, and caregiver supports.  We also offer free virtual prenatal classes. Link to sign up is on the www.vnahealth.com website. All are welcome.


Website: https://www.vnahealth.com/services/healthy-families/
Address: 1400 Indian Avenue, Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: 630-978-2532 ex. 8398
Eligibility: Expecting, first and second time moms.
Insurance: No insurance needed
Language: English, Spanish
West Aurora SD 129-Parents as Teachers

​Home visiting program for families that have prenatal-3 year olds within SD129 boundaries.


Website: https://earlylearning.sd129.org/parents/parents-as-teachers-pat
Address: 1870 West Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: 630-301-5371
Eligibility: Must live withing SD129 boundaries and have some of our high stressors.
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Youth Services Bureau

A child welfare agency licensed by the State of Illinois to provide care for youth who are abused, neglected, and dependent. YSB licenses and supports its own network of foster homes. A provider of treatment services including individual, family, and group therapy. .


Website: https://www.ysbiv.org/
Address: 1700 N. Farnsworth, Suite 18, Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: 630-820-6303
Eligibility: Youth, runaways (or youth locked out of home), abused or neglected youth
Insurance: Licensed provider of Medicaid services and is eligible for reimbursement from many private insurance plans
Language: English, Spanish
YouthOutlook

​Services support LGBTQ+ youth and their parents, drop-in center provides a space for sharing, support, and education.

Website: https://youth-outlook.org/about-us/
Address: 1828 Old Naperville Rd., Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: 815-754-5331
Eligibility: Youth and their families
Insurance: This organization is funded by other area organizations and businesses
Language: English
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago - Childcare Resource & Referral

​Serves all of Kane County! Child Care Resource and Referral (CCAP) team helps families apply for child care assistance (financial aid to pay for child care) and connects them with local high quality child care providers (both center and in-home) that accept assistance in their community.  Has access with over 2,000 child care programs Head Start & Early Head Start Programs, Connections to supportive resources

 


Website: https://ywcachicago.org/
Address: 2055 Army Trail Road, Addison, IL 60101
Phone: 630-790-6600
Eligibility: Enrollment based on income and possible categorical eligibility criteria (Aurora, Carpentersville, Elgin) Serving children 6 weeks to 5 years of age.  Child Care Assistance families must fall below 200% of FPL
Insurance: Financial assistance for child care
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YWCA Metropolitan Chicago-Early Learning Programs

​MULTIPLE HIGH QUALITY CHILDCARE/PRESCHOOL LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT KANE (Aurora, Elgin, Carpentersville): Head Start and Early Head Start and Preschool for All Expansion programs for children 6 weeks to 5 years in partnership with local child care centers.  Children under 3 are provided with free diapers, wipes and formula while in care. ​

Website: https://www.ywca.org/
Address: 712 South River Street, Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: 630-790-6600
Eligibility: Families must fall below 100% of federal poverty level and be working full time or in school, experiencing homelessness, receiving cash assist from State of Illinois or supporting fostercare children, must provide appropriate documentation
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