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COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR YOUTH BREAKFAST

OCTOBER 17, 2013 KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE CONFERENCE CENTER


PROGRAM SCHEDULE 8:00 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast & Networking 8:30 - 8:35 Welcome 8:35 - 9:45 Organization Presentation Session 1 CASA Gateway Foundation NIU STEM Outreach Kishwaukee Family YMCA DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau Ben Gordon Center DeKalb County Health Department Adventure Works DeKalb County Court Services Family Service Agency DeKalb County Juvenile Fire Setter & Fire Prevention Coalition Kishwaukee Special Recreation Association Children’s Home + Aid Neighbors’ House 9:45 - 10:00 Question & Answer 10:00 - 10:15 Break & Networking 10:15 - 11:25 Organization Presentation Session 2 Nguzo Saba Mens Club Survivors of Suicide DeKalb County KEYS Initiative NIU Family Therapy Clinic Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois ParentsWithPromise Kishwaukee College Youth Programs Camelot Schools Committee on Youth B’Y.O.N.D. SPORTZ The DeKalb Ogle County Industrial Workforce Consortium DeKalb County Regional Office of Education Mommas Village DeKalb County Juvenile Justice Council 11:25 - 11:35

Question & Answer

11:35 - 11:45

Closing Remarks - City of DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery

The organizations below are not presenting but are hoping to share their information at a booth Youth Outlook Ben Gordon Center - DCP/SAFE RAMP Barb Food Mart DeKalb County Transition Planning Committee


CASA COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES Contact: Jill Olson, Executive Director Email: casadekalb@aol.com Phone Number: 815-895-2052 Address: 407 West State Street, Ste. 6, Sycamore, IL 60178 Website: www.casadekalb.org Populations Served: DeKalb County children ages infant to 18 who have abuse and neglect cases in the DeKalb County Juvenile Court. Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: CASA provides volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children who have cases in the DeKalb County Juvenile Court. The CASA advocate gathers information for the court and advocates for what is in the best interest of the child. The goal of the CASA program is to advocate for each child to have a safe and permanent home.


GATEWAY FOUNDATION Contact: Becky Thompson, Outreach Coordinator Email: bthompson@gatewayfoundation.org Phone Number: 24 Hour Helpline 1-877-505-HOPE (4673) Address: Aurora, Carbondale, Chicago, Lake Villa, & Springfield Website: www.RecoverGateway.org Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: Gateway Foundation has been providing inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment for over 40 years to adolescents and adults. Populations Served: Adolescents and Adults (Insurance and Medicaid)


NIU STEM OUTREACH (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, & MATH) Contact: Gillian King-Cargile Email: gkingcargile@niu.edu Phone Number: (815) 753-6784 Address: 307 Lowden Hall, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL Website: www.niu.edu/p20 ; www.niu.edu/stem ; www.teenread.niu.edu ; www.niu.edu/p20/smartspace Populations Served: All levels of students from pre-k to graduate school and beyond; formal and informal educators; and families throughout the region Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: The Center for P-20 Engagement supports mutually beneficial partnerships related to education and training at all levels from preschool (P) through graduate studies (20+) in schools, workplaces, and the community. Here are some of our programs: STEM Outreach: We deliver off-campus programs and on-campus activities that increase science, technology, engineering, and mathematics literacy and enthusiasm among P-12 students, their families, and educators. Our office is also a central place to find information on the numerous outreach programs offered by NIU's STEM departments and the colleges. STEM Teen Read:We use live and online programs to inspire readers to learn more about the STEM concepts in popular science-fiction books. Teens read the book on their own or with school or library groups and then meet at NIU or connect online to explore free videos, discussions, virtual tours, interactive games, and collaborative writing projects. SmartSpace: We create virtual learning experiences to enable students, educators, and the community to collaborate on creative projects and access valuable online resources, including interactive modules. Current projects include the STEAMSpace Art Studio, a STEAMSpace Lab, eTutoring, and ACT Help.


KISHWAUKEE FAMILY YMCA Contact: Katrina Luetkebuenger Email: Katrina@kishymca.org Phone Number: 815-756-9577 ext. 32 Address: 2500 West Bethany Road, Sycamore, IL 60178 Website: www.kishymca.org Populations Served: all ages are served Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: We're an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. At the Y, we believe that all kids have amazing potential. The values and skills learned early are vital building blocks for life, and young people deserve an opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. From the youngest in our child care programs to the teens in our leadership development initiatives, the Y gives kids and teens a safe place to belong, build confidence and learn positive behaviors grounded in our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.


DEKALB COUNTY YOUTH SERVICE BUREAU Contact: Ahna Young, Clinical Director Email: ayoung@dcysb.com Phone Number: 815-748-2010 Address: 330 Grove Street DeKalb, IL 60115 Website: www.dcysb.org Populations Served: Youth ages 8-18 and their families Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: For over 40 years, our mission has been to assist youth as they build healthy lives and relationships with their family, friends, and community. Our caring and compassionate therapists work to help youth and their families through a variety of problems including issues such as school behavior, anxiety, depression, family conflict, parenting, self-esteem, sexual abuse, grief, violence, truancy, self-injury, homelessness, and crisis situations. YSB also offers specialized groups dedicated in the areas of: empowering teenage girls, anger & emotion management, parenting teenagers, and substance abuse and tobacco intervention. Additional program include day-long services for suspended youth, programs for court-involved youth, youth volunteerism, after-school programming, and 24-hour crisis intervention to families with youth that have run away, been locked out, or are beyond the control of their parents.


BEN GORDON CENTER Contact: Stephanie Sinnett, MA, LCPC, Program Manager of Child and Adolescent Services Email: stephanies@bengordoncenter.org Phone Number: 815.756.4875 x336 Website: www.bengordoncenter.org Populations Served: Children, ages 2 and older, Adolescents, Adults, Families, Couples Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: Nearly 40 counselors and therapists, many with licenses and certifications in their areas of specialization, provide a variety of services in a number of clinical specialties for women, children, adolescents, couples, and families. The clinical staff consults with four psychiatrists whose medical services are provided at BGC. Registered psychiatric nurses assist with doctor appointments and administer prescribed medications. BGC accepts most medical insurance and is an approved provider for numerous managed care companies. BGC also accepts Medicaid and Medicare. As a professional courtesy, we will file health insurance claims for you. For persons needing financial assistance, a sliding fee is made possible by funding from various government sources.

BGC PROGRAMS: Early intervention services for children ages 2-5; Parenting Groups; Emotional and behavioral counseling (individual and group) for children and adolescents; SASS Services; Mental health counseling for adults; Suicide Prevention Program; Substance abuse treatment for adolescents; Substance abuse treatment for adults, recovery home, and DUI services; Eating disorder treatment; Anxiety Clinic; Non-suicidal Self-Injury Treatment; Psychoeducational and support groups; Psychiatric Services; Adult Psychological Testing; Employee assistance and worksite wellness; Psychosocial rehabilitation for long-term mental illness; Vocational training and job placement services; Prevention and community education services; Emergencies and 24-hour availability; BGC 24-hour response line


DEKALB COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT Contact: Deb Hall Email: dhall@dekalbcounty.org Phone Number: 815-758-6673 Address: 2500 N Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, IL 60115 Website: www.dekalbcountyhealthdepartment.org Populations Served: The Family Planning Program provides services to individuals of reproductive age. No one is denied services due to inability to pay. Targeted populations include sexually active teenagers, the uninsured and underserved. In 2012, 99% of our clients were at or below 250% of the federal poverty level. The majority of our clients were in their 20’s (54%), 20% were age 30 or older and 26% were 19 and younger. Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: The health department provides preventive health services, health protection services and health education with competence and skill, respecting the dignity and rights of all individuals to provide optimal health for all county residents. Services for youth include voluntary, confidential, routine reproductive health exams to improve the healthy reproductive development of female and male adolescents and young adults. Other services include, nondirective, non-judmental pregnancy testing and counseling, and screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. All minors served receive specialized services, including counseling and education per protocol on all FDA approved methods of contraception including abstinence, counseling to involve families in decisions about family planning services and counseling on how to recognize unhealthy relationships and resisting coercion to engage in sex.


ADVENTURE WORKS Contact: Lynette Spencer Email: adventureworksforkids@gmail.com Phone Number: 815-758-8616, ext. 226 Address: 14 Health Services Drive, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 Website: www.adventureworksdekalb.org Populations Served: Youth ages 6-18 years of age Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: As an alternative to traditional counseling Adventure Works offers Adventure Therapy to youth for treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Depressive and Anxiety Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and other mental illnesses associated with childhood and adolescence. Additionally, Adventure Works offers Adventure Therapy as a preventative measure addressing the Soft Skills and Asset development deficits common in at-risk youth. Adventure Therapy is an evidence-based practice and is outcomes driven. Every child or adolescent referred to the agency has a comprehensive psychosocial assessment and individualized treatment plan that assists in identifying which adventure activity will be most useful in meeting his or her needs. Adventure Works offers individual, group, and family psychotherapy for youth ages 6-18 years. Fees are reimbursable by most insurance companies and are based on sliding scale fee assessment for families who do not have private health care insurance. Referrals can be made directly to Patrick McMillion, Clinical Adventure Groups Coordinator, by calling 815-758-8616, ext. 226 or by email inquiry: Patrick@adventureworksdekalb.org


FAMILY SERVICE AGENCY Contact: CAC: Holly Peifer- hpeifer@fsadekalbcounty.org BBBS: Courtney Denison- cdenison@fsadekalbcounty.org Counseling: 815-758-8616 Phone Number: 815-758-8616 Website: www.fsadekalbcounty.org Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS)- Staff provides their expertise in matching children with adult mentors in the community, paving the way for life changing impacts and life-long friendships. There is at least a one year commitment that volunteers and children make to the program. Social service staff and teachers can make referrals for children to be involved in the program. Research indicates “Littles” have higher self confidence, do better in school and improve relationships with peers and adults. Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC)- The CAC provides comprehensive, child appropriate and multidisciplinary responses to reports to child sexual or severe physical abuse in the county. Services provided include forensic interviews, assessment, crisis intervention, and counseling services; referral services; case coordination; court advocacy; training and community education. Counseling- FSA counselor’s work with clients to gain relief from issues, create meaningful change and work toward personal growth. Counselors work with all ages around a broad range of issues and help the individual, couple or family work toward managing the area of concern. Additional services include the Kids First program and divorce mediation.

Populations Served: BBBS- “Littles” can be 5-16 years of age, “Bigs” can be 18 years of age or older CAC- Interviews can be done with children ages 3-17 Counseling- We serve all ages for counseling


DEKALB COUNTY JUVENILE FIRE SETTER & FIRE PREVENTION COALITION Contact: FF James Ward Phone Number: 815-761-2870 Address: 535 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore IL, 60178 (Sycamore Fire St # 1) E-mail: FFWard5@yahoo.com Populations Served: DeKalb County Youth Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: The Mission of the Coalition is twofold. 1) To facilitate the sharing of information, ideas and resources between appropriate agencies involved in the juvenile fire setting problem and to provide appropriate interventions to address the problem of juvenile fire setting in the greater DeKalb County area. 2) To facilitate the sharing of information, ideas and resources between appropriate agencies involved in the promotion of fire and burn prevention activities in DeKalb County.


KISHWAUKEE SPECIAL RECREATION ASSOCIATION Contact: Julie Eggleston Phone Number: 815-758-6663 x122 Website: www.KishwaukeeSRA.org Address: 1403 Sycamore Rd, DeKalb E-mail: jeggleston@dekalbparkdistrict.com Populations Served: Individuals with special needs 0 - 100 years Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: We provide leisure and recreation services to individuals with special needs throughout DeKalb, Genoa, and Sycamore Park districts


CHILDREN’S HOME + AID Contact: Peggy Franklin Email: pfrankli@childrenshomeandaid.org Phone Number: 815-720-2109 Address: 910 2nd Ave., Rockford, IL 61104 Website: www.childrenshomeandaid.org Populations Served: DeKalb County Clients: Teens and women experiencing a first pregnancy or an unplanned pregnancy. Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: Pregnancy, Early Parent, and Adoption Counseling offers free confidential counseling and support for expectant parents who are facing an unplanned pregnancy. Counseling may also include the birth father and/or grandparents. When the parent decides on a plan, the agency provides parenting skills training or offers adoption placement. Healthy Families Illinois provides intensive home visiting services to at-risk parents with the goal of preventing child abuse and neglect. Staff offer parenting education, model effective skills, help parents develop positive parent -child interaction, complete developmental screenings and assessments, and make community-based referrals and linkages to clients.


NEIGHBORS’ HOUSE Contact: Kyle White, Director Email: NH@NeighborsHouse.org Phone Number: 815-787-0600 Address: PO Box 132 DeKalb, IL 60115 Website: www.NeighborsHouse.org Populations Served: K-12, income-eligible housing in DeKalb County Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: Neighbors' House provides Reading & Homework CLubs, Summer Reading Vacations, and Summer Art Vacations. Our programs take place yearround in low income multi-housing communities. Neighbors’ House is a not-for-profit, faith-based, community development organization partnering with DeKalb County students and families to help them fulfill their God-given potential for academic and relational success.


SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUICIDE PREVENTION SERVICES OF AMERICA Contact: Stephanie Weber Email: stephanie@spsamerica.org Phone Number: (630) 482-9699 Address: 528 S. Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL Website: spsamerica.org Populations Served: those at risk of suicide or affected by suicide Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: education, counseling, support groups


DEKALB COUNTY KEYS INITIATIVE (KEEP ENCOURAGING YOUTH TO SUCCEED) Contact: Mary Hess Email: maryh@bengordoncenter.org Phone Number: 815.756.8501 x111 Address: 631 South First Street Website: www.dekalbcountykeys.org Populations Served: All DeKalb County residents Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: The mission of the DeKalb County KEYS Initiative is to engage the community to build developmental assets with our youth through education, practice and promotion. The DeKalb County KEYS Initiative is a volunteer group of individuals committed to the growth and success of our county’s youth through educating the public on the value of the 40 Developmental Assets, and ensuring that our own businesses and organizations practice the behaviors needed to encourage youth to succeed. The Developmental Assets are 40 building blocks young people need to be able to grow up to be caring, competent, and productive members of society.


NIU FAMILY THERAPY CLINIC Contact: Barb Cuppett, Director, Family Therapy Clinic of NIU Phone Number: 815-753-1667. Clinic phone number is 815-753-1684 Email: bcuppett@niu.edu Website: http://chhs.niu.edu/familytherapyclinic https://www.facebook.com/NIUFamilyTherapyClinic Address: Northern Illinois University Wirtz Hall DeKalb, IL 60115 The clinic is located in Wirtz Hall, (near the intersection of Lucinda Ave. & Garden Rd. Our entrance is on the North side of the building, facing the parking lot across the street. We offer free parking for clients. Populations Served: We serve individuals, couples, families, and children from NIU and the surrounding Northern Illinois communities. Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: We are excited to offer our services to our community at costs that our clients can afford. We are a fully accessible clinic with multiple therapy rooms including a play therapy room for our younger clients. We are available for sessions five days per week, including four evenings until 9:00 pm. We specialize in services to families and couples, and serve clients across the lifespan. We have special programs for families coping with issues related to addiction and families with children with disabilities. Fees are determined by a sliding fee scale, and no one is turned away for an inability to pay.


GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS Contact: Shannan Harley Email: sharley@girlscoutsni.org Phone Number: 1-630-897-1565 ext. 7121 Address: 200 New Bond Street, Sugar Grove, IL 60554 Website: www.girlscoutsni.org Populations Served: 18,000 girls in northern Illinois Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: The Girl Scout mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. This is achieved through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience designed solely for girls and is based on three keys: discover, connect and take action. Girls discover by understanding themselves and their values and using their knowledge to explore the world. Girls connect by caring about, inspiring, and teaming with others locally and globally, and girls take action to make the world a better place.


PARENTSWITHPROMISE Contact: Asheli Mann Phone Number: 8157581358 Email: pwp@parentswithpromise.com Website: www.parentswithpromise.com Address: 810 S. 4th St. DeKalb Il, 60115 Populations Served: Adults, Transitioning Youth, and Parents with Intellectual, Developmental or Cognitive Delays and Disabilities. Brief Description of Organization: ParentsWithPromise is a specialty practice developed in direct response to the growing need for support services for parents who have intellectual disabilities or adaptive functioning concerns that directly impact their parenting abilities. Parents with intellectual disabilities love their children and desire an ongoing positive family relationship. However, providing for the care and safety of their children are often concerns on the minds of family and friends. In the social service field it has long been recognized that this specialty group has little support in terms of specific parenting services that meet the direct needs of children and families. So many times lack of knowledge, understanding, skill, financial crisis, and/or stress can lead to the neglectful care of a child. Parenting classes available to the general population overlook the specific needs of these families and do not provide necessary support. ParentsWithPromise has been developed to meet the needs of individuals whose adaptive functioning skills are impacting their parenting abilities and to promote healthy relationships and safe family interactions. Services Provided: Individual /Family Counseling; Parenting Classes; Parent Coaching; Parent Capacity Assesments; Healthy Relationship Groups; Life Skill Courses; Continuing Education Units; Training Seminars


KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE ADULT EDUCATION & TRANSITION PROGRAMS YOUTH PROGRAMS Contact: Mary Ann Kolls - WIA Youth Program Kim Green - Right to Succeed Program Email: Mary Ann Kolls-maryann.kolls@kishwaukeecollege.edu Kim Green- kim.green@kishwaukeecollege.edu Phone Number: Mary Ann Kolls 815-825-2086, ext. 5190 Kim Green 815-825-2086, ext. 5200 Address: Address: 21193 Malta Rd. Malta IL 60150 Website: www.kishwaukeecollege.edu Populations Served: 16-21 year old youth Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: The WIA Youth Program offers youth, 16 - 21 years old, an opportunity to participate in short-term training that will assist them in obtaining employment in which they can earn more than minimum wage. Youth participants must be residents of DeKalb County, meet income guidelines, and possess one of several barriers. Program services include: career counseling, job shadowing, employment readiness instruction, tuition, fees, textbooks, class supplies, childcare, and mileage reimbursement. The Right to Succeed Program assists students who have dropped from school obtain a Certificate of General Educational Development (GED). It provides counseling services, case management, and support services to assist students in meeting their educational and career goals.


CAMELOT SCHOOLS NORTHWEST CENTER FOR AUTISM Contact: Niamh Dillon Email: ndillon@camelotforkids.org Phone Number: 815-981-4661 Address: 509 Oak St DeKalb, IL 60115 Website: www.camelotforkids.org Populations Served: Students Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: We will discuss the changes in our programing and new name.


DEKALB TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE ON YOUTH (COY) Contact: Derrick Burress Email: coy@dekalbtownship.org Phone Number: 815-758-8282 Address: 2323 S 4th St, DeKalb, IL Website: www.dekalbtownship.org Populations Served: DeKalb Township At-Risk Youth Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: The DeKalb Township Committee on Youth is a volunteer committee which serves in an advisory capacity to the DeKalb Township Board of Trustees. The goal of the Committee on Youth is the prevention of delinquency and the promotion of positive development in young people.


THE DEKALB OGLE INDUSTRIUAL WORKFORCE CONSORTIUM Contact: Gene Fogle Email: gfogle@dcedc.org Phone Number: 815-593-0865 Address: 501 West Dresser N112A Populations Served: Kishwaukee College district Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: Pilot program to transition high students into industrial career paths through the use of tours; shadowing; internships and co-op work opportunities.


DEKALB COUNTY REGIONAL OFFICE OF EDUCATION Contact: Regional Superintendent Amanda Christensen Email: achristensen@kidsroe.org Phone Number: 815-217-0460 Address: 2500 North Annie Glidden Road, Suite C, DeKalb, IL 60115 Website: http://www.dekalbcounty.org/ROE/index.html Populations Served: DeKalb County, Kindergarten - 12th Grade Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: Truancy Services, Homeless Assistance, GED Registration & Transcripts


MOMMAS VILLAGE Contact: Tifarah Jackson Phone Number: 773-517-7463 Website: mommasvillage.webs.com Address: 600 E Lincoln Hwy #505 DeKalb, IL 60115 (PO Box) E-mail: mommasvillage2012@gmail.com Populations Served: Youth At Risk, Pregnant and Parenting, General Youth Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: We provided a mentoring program (Beautiful Ambitious Girls) for any girl, age 11-17. We also provide support services for young moms .


DEKALB COUNTY TRANSITION PLANNING COMMITTEE (BOOTH ONLY) Contact: Julie Craig Email: julieanncraig88@gmail.com Phone Number: 815-970-1972 Address: 431 E. 2nd Street, Genoa, IL 60135 Website: http://tpcofdc.com/ Populations Served: students transitioning from school to adult services Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: The DCTPC is a clearing house of information for families and service providers to assist in the Transition process. We host an annual Transition Fair the third Saturday in October and Ice Cream Social the first Sunday in May, and have set up a website. The DCTPC is a group of volunteers who may be a parent of a child with a disability, a service provider in the community or an educator who works with students with disabilities. We meet the third Tuesday of the month at 3:30pm to share and disseminate information to help families with the Transition process. Our locations rotate, but are typically held at school districts or service providers offices. Please see our web site for a list of upcoming meeting locations. Volunteers are welcome to join our committee!


RAMP REGIONAL ACCESS MOBILIZATION PROJECT (BOOTH ONLY) Contact: Heather Foulker Email: hfoulker@rampcil.org Phone Number: 815-756-3202 Address: 115 N 1st Street DeKalb, IL 60115 Website: www.rampcil.org Populations Served: Individuals with disabilities of any age Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: RAMP promotes an accessible society that allows and expects full participation by persons with disabilities. Believe it or not, we want to work ourselves out of a job. Society should be fully accessible to all people with any type of disability – no barriers and no limits. RAMP wants people to realize that a disability is not the end, but a normal part of life that can happen to anyone and does not prevent us from making the most of our abilities. When this occurs, agencies like RAMP will no longer be needed. Until that day, RAMP will continue to provide the best services possible. After all, there are no limits to what you can do! RAMP will assist individuals that seek its services and want to achieve their goals by: • • •

Requiring that they be part of the solution and take an active role; Being emphatic that their disability is only a part of who they are and focus more on their abilities; Always being honest with them about their choices and opportunities as well as the possible benefits and/or consequences of those same options; Encouraging them to use the talents and passions they possess to create a life of which they are proud.


YOUTH OUTLOOK (BOOTH ONLY) Contact: Nancy Mullen Phone Number: 815.754.5331 Website: www.youth-outlook.org E-mail: info@youth-outlook.org Populations Served: LGBT youth, ages 12 through 25. Ages vary by program site. Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: Social support, education and leadership development for LGBT youth and their allies. Community education and professional development on LGBT youth issues.


DCP/SAFE (BOOTH ONLY) DEKALB COUNTY PARTNERSHIP FOR A SUBSTANCE ABUSE FREE ENVIRONMENT Contact: Capri Smith Email: capri@bengordoncenter.org Phone Number: 815-756-8501 ext. 104 Address: 631 S. First Street, DeKalb, IL 60115 Website: http://www.bengordoncenter.org/prevention/ Populations Served: DeKalb County youth, adults, and families Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: The DeKalb County Partnership for a Substance Abuse Free Environment (DCP/ SAFE) is a 24 year old community coalition that also is part of programming of Ben Gordon Center. DCP/SAFE began as a joint effort to reduce alcohol and tobacco advertising in the local school districts. Out of this initial partnership has developed an intricate collaboration between community members, government, non-for-profit agencies and private industries. The coalition has grown by utilizing environmental prevention and evidence based prevention strategies to reduce or eliminate underage drinking, tobacco use, and other substance abuse, injury prevention, motor vehicle safety, and other types of prevention and general community health education. Mission: To facilitate the promotion of community based prevention, wellness and healthy lifestyles for youth, adults and the community as a whole within DeKalb County, using researched based, best practice, and outcome driven prevention strategies that includes input and collaboration with the DCP/SAFE coalition.


BARB FOOD MART (BOOTH ONLY) Contacts: Sheryl Nak Becky Mascal Co-Coordinators E-Mail: barbfoodmart@dist428.org Address: Huntley Middle School 1515 South 4th Street Door #28 DeKalb Website: Find Barb Food Mart on Facebook! Populations Served: We serve families who have a student(s) in the DeKalb School District which includes St Mary's, KEC and Camelot. Brief Description of Organization/Services Provided: BFM is open each Thursday from 4:00-6:00. Families can shop for what they need that week including milk. We average 60-70 families per week. We are supported by the Northern Illinois Food Bank, National Dairy Council and many local agencies. Fresh vegetables are provided by the DeKalb County Community Gardens


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DEKALB COUNTY YOUTH SERVICE PROVIDERS DeKalb County Youth Service Providers purpose is to:  promote, encourage, and foster the development of comprehensive integrated services and resources to DeKalb County youth and their families.  advocate for issues and programs that affect DeKalb County youth and their families.  support and encourage comprehensive service planning and resource exploration for youth and their families. DeKalb County Youth Service Providers meets the first Thursday of every month at the DeKalb County Outreach Building Conference Room West, 2500 Annie Glidden Rd., DeKalb, IL 60115 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Meetings include monthly presentations from youth serving providers and sharing resources, ideas, and encouragement. All youth service providing organizations or individuals are welcome. No RSVP necessary. Chair—Peggy Carey- DeKalb County Court Services pcarey@dekalbcounty.org Vice Chair—Becky Zantout, DeKalb County Community Foundation becky@dekalbccf.org Secretary— Youth Service Bureau


A BIG THANKS TO THE INDIVIDUALS WHO PARTICIPATED IN CRY BREAKFAST PLANNING! Courtney Denison, FSA Big Brothers Big Sisters Amanda Poturalski, Kishwauke College WIA Youth Program Andrea Monroe, DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau Anita Zurbrugg, DeKalb County Community Foundation For more information or if you have questions please contact: Peggy Carey— pcarey@dekalbcounty.org or Becky Zantout— becky@dekalbccf.org A copy of this booklet is available at www.dekalbccf.org

CRY BREAKFAST SPONSORS

DeKalb County Youth Service Providers* DeKalb County Regional Office of Education #16 DeKalb County Community Foundation Hinckley-Big Rock CUSD #429 *For more information about the DeKalb County Youth Service Providers see inside back cover

INDIVIDUALLY WE MAKE AN IMPACT. TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE.


CRY Booklet 2013