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Programs and Services

Adoption Support and Preservation

Provides home-based intervention to families formed through adoption or subsidized guardianship. Counseling, crisis intervention and 24-hour on-call assistance help address adjustment, grief/loss resolution, attachment, educational and emotional issues. This DCFS-supported program also provides therapeutic respite services, psycho-educational and support groups, workshops, and help securing resources.

Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health builds on individual strengths and capacity for change while addressing special needs, behavioral and situational problems, or mental illness. Counseling and psychiatric services are offered for children, families and adults. Services are provided in the office, client homes, schools, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, and other human service agencies, including the People’s Resource Center in Westmont.

Early Childhood Collaboration

Brings together school districts, community agencies, early childhood providers and supporters to improve school readiness for children in under-resourced areas of Wheaton, Warrenville and Addison. Funded under The DuPage Foundation Bright and Early Initiative.

Early Childhood Education Services

Early Head Start serves pregnant women, infants and toddlers from birth to three years of age and their families. Working to ensure school readiness for our youngest residents, and for empowering families to do the best for their children’s future.

Family Caregiver Support

Family Caregiver Support groups give children of aging parents, spouses and long-distance caregivers of seniors older than 60 or adults with Alzheimer’s or Dementia an opportunity to share caregiving concerns, learn to balance their needs with those of their loved ones, manage stress, feel supported by others who share their journey, and get helpful tips and resources.

Family Self-Sufficiency

Gives low-income families access to job training, education, mental health services, intensive career and family counseling, transportation and child care. Offered in partnership with the DuPage County Department of Community Services, the DuPage County Housing Authority and Worknet.

Family Shelter Service of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage (FSS of MFSD)

Family Shelter Service of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage transforms lives by offering help and hope to those affected by domestic violence. Programming includes emergency shelter, court services and orders of protection, supportive services for children and adults, community-based services and prevention services. Learn more at metrofamily.org/fssofmfsd

General Counseling

Provides clinical intervention and prevention services to youth and adults to help individuals and families improve, learn, and practice new coping skills and manage problems and stress at home, school, and in the workplace.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Mobilizes support services for older caregivers who are raising children, including clinical observance, assessment, referrals, support and educational groups, and for both grandparents and grandchildren, if needed, family and individual counseling.

Integrated Health Care Services

Integrated Health Care Services are provided by a team of medical and behavioral health care specialists to meet patients’ psychological, emotional and physical needs. This integrated health care model makes it easier for patients to access care, increases patients’ capacity to follow doctor recommendations, addresses mental health issues and the key social determinants of health, and improves healthcare results while reducing healthcare costs. Integrated health/behavioral care services are available at VNA Health Center-DuPage in Carol Stream.

Intensive Placement Stabilization

Provides clinically intensive therapeutic interventions to DCFS youth in foster care who are at risk of being removed from their foster home.

Senior Counseling

Senior Counseling helps physically, emotionally and/or economically vulnerable older adults function as independently as possible. It includes in-home or office assessments, family and individual counseling, support groups, case management and links to resources.

Supportive Housing Initiative for Families in Transition (S.H.I.F.T)

Works with community partners to provide permanent housing and long-term stability through mental health services, housing, case management, and employment counseling.

WEGO Together for Kids

WEGO Together for Kids is a collaboration mobilizing West Chicago schools and community to address the health, safety, and well-being of students and families. Our newest partner, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, invests through its Live United Neighborhood Network.