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Through our CARES Programs, Loaves & Fishes provides low-income families support to meet immediate needs and educational programs/services to achieve long-term self-sufficiency.
We accomplish this through collaboration with community partners and health professional, building a network of support for underserved members in our community.
Cars donated by the community are repaired and given to families who lack reliable transportation to get to work. Eligible individuals must go through an application and documentation process.
Seven-session courses in computer and software skills are offered in partnership with People’s Resource Center.
Drop-In Health Clinic
A walk-in diabetes clinic offering free health screening is scheduled every 4th Thursday in partnership with Midwestern University. It is open to the public.
ELA: English Language Acquisition Class
Semester- length weekly classes to improve reading, writing, listening and speaking skills are offered in partnership with College of DuPage.
Emergency financial assistance for basic needs such as rent and utilities is available to residents of Naperville or members of a Naperville congregation. Eligible individuals must go through an application and documentation process.
A professional counselor is available to provide care and support for individuals experiencing emotional challenges. Sessions are strictly confidential and are provided through SamaraCare Counseling and Fox Valley Institute. Appointments are required.
Job Search Assistance
Volunteers provide coaching sessions to improve your resume and interview skills. Appointments are required.
Legal consultations are available for a variety of legal issues.
Monthly small group discussions and one-on-one individual sessions are available to help you with your personal finances and money challenges. Offered in partnership with H.O.M.E. DuPage, Inc.
This 16-week course is offered twice a year and is designed to help individuals explore their personal situation and develop a future story. The group size is 6-12 individuals and the weekly sessions are three hours long. Dinner, supervised child care and a gift card are provided.
Public Benefit Assistance
A certified representative can help you determine eligibility and assist in completing an application for these programs: SNAP (LINK card), LIHEAP, Medicaid, Marketplace health care coverage, Access DuPage.
Meet with a resource specialist to discuss family needs and learn about agency and community resources.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Volunteers are trained to help prepare your tax return during tax season at no cost to you. Appointments are required.