Recommendations to keep in mind when utilizing programs:
- Keep a copy of any application you complete
- Make sure that you complete your application in its entirety, and provide all supporting documentation as requested; without all documentation your application may be delayed. Many applications will be closed after 60 days if not complete.
- Keep a record of dates and times that you make phone calls, and note the person to whom you speak.
Naperville Chamber of Commerce Job Lisings
Career Development Resources
Career Transition Support Group
Grace Methodist Church
300 E. Gartner
630-355-6297 ext. 4
Jim Blackshire, jblackshire@ETASC.com
Meets every 2nd Saturday, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
College of DuPage Career Services Center
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, 60137
M-F 8am – 5pm; evening hours by appointment.
Available to all residents of District 502. Career counseling; career & job outlook databases; skills assessment.
Community Career Center
1971 Gowdey Road, Suite 210
Assistance with: Resume writing; career counseling; networking & interview skills; job search strategies; referrals; job bank access & basic computer skills.
$35.00 administrative fee due at first appointment.
Illinois Department of Employment Security
837 S. Westmore-Myers Road, Suite B
Illinois Skills Match
Illinois WorkNet Employment and Training Center
(formerly Illinois Employment and Training Center)
www.worknetdupage.org or www.illinoisworknet.com
2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 302
Hours: M-F 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Resource room; job club; Friday job fairs, job search workshops; personal & professional development workshops; career counseling; skills testing; case management; scholarships for vocational/occupational training; screening for DuPage County Community Services eligibility (housing assistance, clothing vouchers, etc.).
St. Thomas the Apostle Job Ministry
1500 Brookdale Road
630-355-8980 email: email@example.com
Contact: Jim Breen
Fridays, 9:30 am – 9:00 pm; Last Tuesday of each month, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
“Job leads shared through our email network. Those who sign up receive daily/weekly emails with job postings contributed by networking volunteers.”
Financial and Material Assistance
Department of Health and Human Services (DHS)
DHS Help Line 800-843-6154
Check website: www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx or call for location based upon your county and zip code
*sample location: DHS Family Community Resource Center
146 Roosevelt Road, Ste. 2
Villa Park, IL 60181
*assistance with cash benefits, food, housing, health care programs
*All Kids health insurance: even families with existing health insurance may qualify for assistance
*cash grant assistance
*rent & utility assistance
*Early Intervention Services: for children age 0-3 that may require serviced if there is evidence of developmental delay
*WIC: Woman, Infants and Children. Program for children ages 0-5, and breastfeeding mothers. Included monetary assistance, formula, food vouchers, nutrition counseling.
*Child care subsidy
DuPage County Health Department
111 N. County farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
Main intake line: 630-682-7400 for information & appointments pertaining to all services. Operator will direct your call. Spanish language operator and services available.
*various locations throughout DuPage County
*Provides education and screening and support services free and low cost.
*women’s health clinic
*access to All Kids applications and clinics
*family case management programs
DuPage County Mental Health Services
Access and Crisis Center
440 S. Finley Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
Crisis intervention, free depression screenings, counselor referrals
Community Resource Information System "C.R.I.S."
"C.R.I.S.", Community Resource Information System, is a fast and easy way to obtain basic information on over 1,400 social service agencies throughout DuPage County. Information on food, clothing, elder care, child care and more can be accessed in two ways:
630- 407-6500, 1-800-942-9412, TDD (630) 407-6502
Local service providers who can address a variety of needs are listed including contact information, eligibility requirements, applicable fees, services offered and location map.
The Department of Employment Security
Filing for benefits, job search hints, occupation & education information, financial aid information pertaining to education.
This agency administers the Illinois unemployment insurance program. Before you fill out an Illinois unemployment application, make sure you’re unemployed, have earned wages in insured employment, and are looking for new work. Your unemployment position can’t be from anything you did such as quitting your job or being fired. If you’re eligible for unemployment benefits, you may receive up to 26 weeks of regular unemployment insurance benefits. This is only during your benefit year.
The first working day after you become unemployed is when you should file a claim. It’s important that all your gross wages are reported whether it’s from full time or part time work.
Social security Administration
-Disability benefits for those who qualify medically and financially
-SSI or supplemental security income for disabled children & adults, as well as healthy adults over age 65.
-Medicare & prescription drug assistance
Glen Ellyn Youth and Family Counseling Service
Clarity Counseling Center
DuPage Family Center
1525 N. Main Street, Wheaton
*specialize in court-ordered supervision, mediations, neutral exchange, court ordered parenting classes
Peoples’ Resource Center
201 S. Naperville Rd., Wheaton 60187 (second location in Westmont)
*Emergency rent & mortgage assistance
Glen Ellyn Food Bank
493 Forest Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Metropolitan Family Services,
DuPage County (various locations)
222. E. Willow, Wheaton, 60187
630 784 4800
*counseling for families and individuals, Spanish speaking services; sliding scale fees
Specializing in Trauma Treatment
Summit Clinical Services
Bonnie Knox, LPC, CADC
1761 S. Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 601287
True North Clinical Associates
Pamela Rohm, LCPC & Dr. Paul Mullen
199 Town Square, Suite G
Wheaton, IL 60187
*serving families with disabilities
Services Specifically for Teens:
Provena Mercy Center
1325 N. Highland
Linda Parker, LCSW – Private Practice
315 W. Roosevelt road, Ste. 10B
*accepts Medicare, considers sliding scale
*treats trauma/abuse victims / adults only
240 Melrose Ave.
Aurora, IL 60505
*Grief support for children and teens experiencing death, divorce, crisis, loss of a parent due to incarceration. Program emphasizes peer contact.