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Families in Transition is an event held three times a year to serve families with children and youth that are experiencing economic hardships, and have lost their housing as a result.  The families may be staying in a shelter, living temporarity with family or friends, or even at a motel.


This is reality for many of our Will County families. Currently there are 1,638 school-aged children without stable housing; this event is to support them!


Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:00AM - 11:30AM

Joliet West High School Cafeteria
401 N. Larkin Ave, Joliet, IL


Saturday, August 19, 2017
9:00AM - 11:30AM
Crete-Monee School District #201U
1500 Sangamon Street, Crete, IL
Saturday, October 21, 2017
9:00AM - 11:30AM
Bolingbrook High School
365 Raider Way, Bolingbrook, IL


What Families Can Expect:

Over 40 service providers will be on site to provide direct services in the following areas:

·         Shelter/Housing/Rental Assistance
·         Hygiene supplies
·         Medical/Health Insurance coverage for their children
·         Food for the household
·         Medical/Dental/Vision/Mental Health Services
·         And more!


How Can YOU Help?

1.  Host a Hygiene 4 Humanity Supply Drive

Contact Sarah Oprzedek to get started or download our customizable kit 


2. Donate to the Event:

Monetary donations are welcome, and are tax-deductible as allowed by law.  Please direct your contribution to:

“Families in Transition”
United Way of Will County
54 N Ottawa Street, Suite 300
Joliet IL  60432


Hygiene Items Needed:

Full Size Products: deodorant, bath soap, shampoo, disposable razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste and feminine hygiene products. 

Donations can be dropped off at:

Regional Office of Education, 702 W Maple St., New Lenox (M-F 8:30 to 4:30), or

Valley View Administration Center, 801 West Normantown Road, Romeoville 

Donations will be accepted through October 18, 2017


3.  Volunteer at the Event
Contact Ron O'Connor for more details
4.  Participate as a Service Provider
Contact Ron O'Connor for more details
5.  Help us spread the word! 
Share this page, post our flyers (download to the left,) tell someone who can benefit from attending.  The more families that know about this event, the more families we can help!
For additional questions, pleae contact Ron O'Connor at the Will County Regional Office of Education.


Ron O’Connor, McKinney-Vento Liaison

Will County ROE (815) 740-4787

702 W. Maple Street

New Lenox, Illinois 60451


The Families in Transition event is a proud partnership between the Will County Regional Office of Education and the United Way of Will County, and with site specific partners including the Will County Center for Community Concerns, Crete-Monee School District and Valley View School District.

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