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
Crete-Monee School District #201U
1500 Sangamon Street, Crete, IL
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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
Will County Center for Community Concerns, 2455 Glenwood Ave, Joliet (M-F 8:00 to 4:00)
Donations will be accepted through Monday, April 17, 2017
3. Volunteer at the Event
More details about specific opportunities coming soon
4. Participate as a Service Provider
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.
The Families in Transition event is a proud partnership between the Will County Regional Office of Education, Will County Center for Community Concerns, and United Way of Will County.