Summer Lunch Program Information | Updated 6/7/17

"School food authorities (Newark Community High School) must cooperate with Summer Food Service Program sponsors to distribute materials to inform families of the availability and location of free Summer Food Service Program meals for students when school is not in session."

Methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer include the following:
• Call 211
• Call 1.866.3Hungry or 1.877.8Hambre
• Visit the website: (note, this replaces the website)
•Use the site locator for smartphones -

Aunt Martha's
Joliet Office Crisis Line Number -
(815) 768-8750, press #2
409 West Jefferson
Joliet, IL

Aunt Martha’s offers haven, help and hope for youth and their family members. Aunt Martha's most important partner is the child, youth or family who needs help. Their philosophy is to treat every client/patient with respect and dignity, to listen to concerns and offer solutions. Aunt Martha's is the agency contracted for Grundy and Kendall counties to provide crisis intervention services to 11-17 year olds who are MRAI youth, homeless, runaway, refuse to go home or are being locked out of the home by their parents.

Association for Individual Development
309 W. New Indian Trail Court
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 996-4000

Association for Individual Development (AID) has provided services to individuals who have developmental, physical and/or mental disabilities, those who have suffered a trauma or those at risk. All clients have access to vital, life enriching services through early intervention; developmental therapy; respite care; permanent, affordable housing; developmental and vocational training; job placement and on-the-job coaching services; crisis intervention; victims services; mental health treatment; behavioral intervention; community education and advocacy.

Be Happy, Involved & Positive (BHIP)
Contact Stephanie for more information at (630) 499-4725
Free for Families

Growing up in the world today can leave kids scared, confused and unhappy. The Be Happy, Involved & Positive (BHIP) program is designed to provide parents and their children ages 5 to 17 years old with a safe and secure place to learn about ways to improve their behavior and self-confidence. This is a free program that is generously funded by the Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation.

This program is available in English and Spanish and starts with a questionnaire that is reviewed by Rush-Copley Family Medicine Center staff. Then, if parent and child are interested, both group education and counseling is offered. To date, over 700 screenings have been provided.

Breaking Free
250 West Downer Place
Aurora, Il 60506
(630) 859-0670

Adult, Adolescent And Family Services For Mental Health Counsling, Mainly Geared Toward Substance Abuse And Child Abuse Issues. Prevention Services For School And Communities, Family Support Services.

Caring Hands Thrift Store
220 S. Bridge St. (Hwy 47)
Yorkville, IL 60560
(630) 553-1847
Hours: Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Affordable clothing for the family and household goods

Celebrating the Abilities of Those with Disabilities
Celebrate Differences
5375 US RT 34, Suite 4
Oswego, Il 60543
(630) 885-3006

Celebrate Differences is committed to creating a place for families of children with disabilities to feel a part of a larger, accepting community. We realize parents are experiencing the feeling of being overwhelmed with emotions, worries and questions. We want families to know there is hope and resources available to help. Celebrate Differences offers a place where children, adults and families feel welcome and safe. A place where they are able to utilize their gifts and celebrate their uniqueness; where they can truly be themselves.

Celebrate Differences is an all-inclusive Disability Awareness Center, welcoming all children and their families regardless of age or disability. We offer services - such as informative monthly workshops, sib shops, resource library, annual summer and holiday party, Next Chapter book club, play groups, Autism and Down syndrome support group and much MORE! We connect families through our outreach projects, our social activities and social networking.

Centennial Counseling
St Charles: (630) 377-6613
Sandwich: (815) 786-8606
Yorkville: (630) 553-1600

They specialize in marriage, family, and individual counseling and have offices located in St. Charles, Sandwich, and Yorkville, Illinois. Their multidisciplinary team are well-trained mental health professionals are licensed in psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or professional counseling.

Community Hospital of Ottawa
100 East Norris Drive
Ottawa, Illinois 61350
(815) 431-5745

Mental health Counseling, Inpatient and Partial Programs

Conley Outreach Community Services
106 West Pierce
Elburn, 60119
(630) 365-2880
Contact: Carol Alfrey

Sliding Scale – Specialize In Grief Counseling For All Ages

Crisis Line of Fox Valley

(630) 966-9393

Easter Seals
Jump Start - A Parental Training Program
1802 N. Dicision St. Suite 800
Morris, IL 60450
Stacy Clauson, Parent Educator
(815) 416-6410

The Jump Start Parental Training Program is a parenting enrichment program offered in Kendall and Grundy county. It is a free program that offers parent education and family support services throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten, usually age 5.

Gateway Drug and Alcohol Inpatient and Outpatient Services
400 Mercy Ln
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 966-7400

Goodwill Store
481 E. Countryside Parkway
Yorkville, IL 60560
(630) 553-6969
Hours: Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Affordable clothing and household goods.

Heartland Counseling
106 W. Pierce Street, Elburn, IL
(630) 365-0899

Helmar Food Pantry
Food Pantry Leader: Linda Mathre
Phone: 1-815-695-5489 x23
11935 Lisbon Road
Newark, IL 60541
(815) 695-5489

The Helmar Church food pantry is open on the second Friday of each month from 5:00-7:00p.m. as well as on the fourth Monday of each month from 3:00-5:00p.m. Participants should bring the following:

Two (2) proof of residency
(Drivers License, State ID, Utility Bill, etc.)

One (1) proof of dependent child(ren)
(Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, Report Card, etc.)

Hesed House
659 South River Street
Aurora, 60506
Soup Kitchen - (630) 897-2156
Food Pantry - (630) 897-2127

JOI Counseling
674 W. Veterans Parkway,
Yorkville, Illinois 60560
(630) 553-9686

A psychodynamic theoretical approach is based on a strengths perspective, competency-based practice. Client centered therapy goals of treatment include: improving problem solving skills, increasing communication skills, developing a deeper insight and promoting overall functioning. Individual, couples, group and family therapies are available.

Kendall Area Transit (KAT)
Serving the greater Kendall County communities public transportation needs.

Fares (one way)
The one-way fare for the KAT demand response service is $3 curb-to-curb or $5 door-to-door. For destinations outside of the county, an additional $2 fee will apply. Seniors (60 years of age and older) receive a $1 discount on all fares. Fares can be handled in one of two ways:
1. Through KAT directly
2. Through one of KAT's sponsor agencies. Note: KAT only transports registered riders to designated locations outside of Kendall County.

Service Area
Kat provides curb-to-curb and door-to-door services for Kendall County residents within sponsoring communities with designated transfers to surrounding communities. Non-sponsoring communities have limited service.

Hours of Service
Bus service is available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays). The last scheduled reservation is 5:30 p.m. Reservation office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays). When scheduling trips, priority will be given to those with disabilities and to senior citizens.

Registering for Service
In order to participate in the Kendall Area Transit Program, you must be a registered rider that resides in Kendall County. To find out more about how to become a registered rider contact Kendall Area Transit at 1.877.IGO.4KAT (1.877.446.4528).

Kendall County Community Bridges
Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church
8609 Route 47
Yorkville, Illinois 60560
(630) 301-4637
Contact: Michele Schwarz – Service Director
Hours: Tuesday ( 5-7 p.m. if these hours don’t work, please call)

In times of need, citizens of Kendall County are invited to come to the public drop-in center to meet with an advocate and get help. They can help identify and use local social service programs and church ministries, meet basic needs such as food, clothing, and household items. They also provide supportive counseling.

Kendall County Health & Human Services
811 W. Johns Street
Yorkville, Illinois 60560
(630) 553-9100
(630) 553-6314 (24 Emergency hotline)
Contact: Sandra Lamburt – extension 8051

Home energy Assistance Program, Drive for success Program, and Community Benefits Program – Homeless Prevention. To provide population based programs and services to promote personal health, including mental health; protecting community health; preventing disease and promoting family self-sufficiency.

Kendall County PADS information for 2016-2017

Monday - Sunday from 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.
Oct. 16, 2016 - April 14, 2017

Sunday night: Cross Lutheran Church; 8609 Route 47, Yorkville
Monday: Yorkville Congregational United Church of Christ, 409 Center Parkway, Yorkville
Tuesday: Harvest New Beginnings, 5315 Douglas Rd, Oswego
Wednesday: United Methodist Church of Plano, 219 North Hale Street, Plano
Thursday: Trinity Church United Methodist, 2505 Boomer Lane, Yorkville
Friday night: Church of the Good Shepherd, 5 West Washington Street, Oswego
Saturday night: St. Luke’s Lutheran, 63 Fernwood Road, Montgomery

2016-2017 Volunteer Flier
2016-2017 Are You Homeless Flier

Overnight guests will receive a hot meal, a safe place to sleep, breakfast and a packaged lunch to go. Caring volunteers will be available at all times. For more information call 331-207-8903 or visit

Kendall County Food Pantry
208 Beaver Street
Yorkville, IL 60560

Kendall County Food Pantry provides food and clothing for low-income families or emergency need to Kendall County residents. Several days of food can be obtained at the pantry on Thursdays from 12:00 to 4:00 PM. Check the website or call for items to bring for first visit.

Kendall Free Clinic
208 Beaver Street
Yorkville, IL 60560
630-553-0473, extension 104

Located at the Kendall County Food Pantry, the Free Clinic offers primary and preventative medical care for all ages by appointment. Hours are Thursday afternoons from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. Services include treatment of chronic and acute illnesses including diabetes, hypertension, asthma, emphysema, and more; prescription medications; and for qualified patients: access to free medications, diagnostic labs and radiology services. Call to make an appointment.

Linden Oaks Behavioral Health Center at Edward Hospital
801 S. Washington
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 305-5500 - Resource & Referral 24-hour 

Mission Possible
61 and 63 S. Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505
phone 630-801-0086
M-Th 5:00-9:00pm
Fri 9:00am-1:00pm
Sat 5:30-10:00am

Some of the services of our interdenominational parachurch organization include: free health care services (including medical, dental, vision, orthopedic, and diabetes education), addictions recovery ministry (including lay counseling, mentorship, life skills coaching), formal Bible training and discipleship, financial counseling, resume assistance, tax preparation assistance, haircuts, and other outreach and fellowship activities designed to impact the specific needs of those within the heart of Aurora and surrounding areas. Services are free. A $10.00 donation would be appreciated, if able, to offset costs of operation.

Prairie State Legal Services
1024 West Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 232-9415
(800) 942-4612
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:05 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and
Monday - Friday 1:05 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Types of legal issues they can help with: Landlord/tenant, housing, debts, food stamps, medicaid, disability, social security, powers of attorney, divorce, guardianship, orders of protection
Qualified Individuals: low income, seniors, disabled, or those with HIV/AIDS

Mutual Ground, Inc
(630) 897-0080 Domestic Violence
(630) 897-8383 Sexual Assault

Services available: Shelter, individual and group counseling, legal advocacy, medical, information, referrals

Provena Mercy Behavioral Health Center
1325 North Highland Ave
Aurora, Illinois 60505
(630) 801-2656
Sue Kemp – intake Nurse (630) 801-2657
Marissa Hepp – School/Hospital Liaison (630) 801-5729

Child, adolescent, adult and older adult inpatient services, as well as adolescent partial programs and outpatient services for individuals, groups, and family. Addiction treatment programs are available.

Society of St. Vincent DePaul
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
406 Walnut Street
Yorkville, IL  60560
(630) 225-5234

They can provide help with beds, furniture, gas, clothing, food and other household items as well as referrals for other kinds of help. They can help all residents in our county and there is no religious affiliation requirement.

Screening Assessment Support Service Program (SASS)
Serves Kendall County
22 S. Spring Street
Elgin 60120
(847) 695-3680

Program that provides emergency crisis assessments for children who are at risk of psychiatric hospitalization and don’t have the private and public health insurance coverage. SASS also assists parents who are applying for the Individual Care Grants through the Office of Mental Health.

Sonlight Counseling
Susan Garner, Christian Counselor
417 Madison Street, Suite 201A
Ottawa, IL 61350

Rush - Copley Healthcare Center
1100 W. Veterans Parkway
Yorkville, IL 60560
(630) 466-8200
Hours: Open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Rush-Copley Healthcare Center is pleased to offer quick-access healthcare services to Yorkville and Kendall County residents. Just walk in, and Rush-Copley Convenient Care will provide the care you need, when you need it. With full scanning and X-ray capabilities, as well as lab services, board-certified physicians diagnose and treat any non-life threatening injuries and ailments.

The Prairie Clinic
1541 E. Fabyan Parkway
Ste. 101
Geneva, IL  60134
Monday - Friday 900 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(630) 845-9644

Family Mental Health and Development Disorders. The Prairie Clinic was founded on the vision and belief of both Timothy Wahlberg, Ph.D. and Angel Heredia, M.D.

Their vision has stemmed from the desire to offer individuals and families a broader continuum of services in both the medical and clinical aspects of treatment. In working together, clients will benefit from a team approach.

3875 Eldamain Road
Plano 60545
(630) 552-4100

Contact: Stephanie Wayne for scholarships – Sliding fees
Recreational programs, skill programs, pool

VNA of Fox Valley
General Information: (630) 978-2532VNA
Home Health: (630) 978-2532 & (847) 888-0505
VNA Hospice: (630) 978-2532
VNA Community Health and Wellness: (630) 978-2532
VNA Health Center – Aurora: (630) 892-4355
VNA Dental Clinic: (630) 859-9124

VNA is a community health organization dedicated to bringing healthcare wherever it’s needed. This is accomplished through our Home Health, Hospice, Community Health and Wellness, as well as our Health Center services.

This care is delivered in patient homes, community sites and VNA Health Centers. VNA serves people of all ages and all socioeconomic levels.

VNA provides healthcare with a team of close to 200 physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, rehabilitation therapists, registered dietitians, medical social workers and support personnel.

Dr. Alafia Nomani - M.D. Help Program

Board Certified Internist
Medical Care Associates, Inc.
624 W. Veterans Parkway (Rt. 34), Suite B
Yorkville, IL  60560
(630) 553-9999

Medical Doctor Help Program is to assist clients who are income eligible (under 200% of poverty) and who have no insurance or other methods with which to pay for medical care. Call (630) 553-8051 for more information.

Dr. Ankur Patel

Family Doctor who takes the Medicaid (sliding Fee)
5685 Route 34
Oswego, IL  60543
(630) 551-0047

Dr. Lery Pane
Preferred Dental Associates
Kendall County Health Department
811 W. Johns Street
Yorkville, Illinois  60560
(630) 553-9100

Preferred Dental Associates also provides dental services to youth and elders through school or senior based programs throughout the Chicago land area, offering dental care to the underserved or access challenged populations.  Services include; dental exams, cleanings, fillings, extractions, dentures/partials, and sealants for children with permanent molars.

Dr. Pane accepts most dental insurance plans and the All Kids state insurance plan. Services are reasonable for those without insurance coverage. Appointments are taken from 9:00am to 3:30pm for the first Friday of the month beginning November 4th 2011.   

Dr. Vatianou
Beacon Eye
10 E. Merchants Drive
(630) 892-1401

Takes Medicaid – Appointments only on Tuesday and Thursday