Healthy Parenting Workshop Sept 14, 2017

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Test

 Healthy Parenting Workshop Come join YWCA’s Women’s Health Exchange and Project HELP at the Healthy Parenting Workshop! Thursday September 14, 2017 6p.m to 7 p.m. Anne M. Jeans Elementary School 16W 631 Ninety-First Street Willowbrook, IL 60527 In this workshop you will learn Tips for talking (and listening!) to you kids How to set and enforce rules and routines The role of nutrition in learning FREE dinner and childcare available! Please email...

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Early Childhood Community Resource Fair

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Test

9th Annual Early Childhood Community Resource Fair Saturday, September 9th 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Ann Reid Early Childhood Center 1011 S. Naper Blvd., Naperville, IL   Hosted by District 204 and 203. Over 60 community organizations will be providing info about a variety of services and resources for children age birth to 5 in the Naperville/Aurora...

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May Mission Moment: You Have to Look Deeper than You May Expect

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Mission Moment, Resources

Project HELP’s Community Counselor recently worked with a family that had many layers of developmental issues. The in-home visits by Project HELP were very important in discovering the needs of the five-year-old child. Upon entering the home, it was apparent that the boy, Josh*, was socially and emotionally deprived and spent his days sitting in a room. Josh did not have an opportunity to use his gross motor skills and appeared to be malnourished. During one of the first...

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Staff Member Spotlight: Shani Whiteside

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Board Member Spotlight, Resources

Staff Member Spotlight: Shani Whiteside

We are pleased to introduce you to Shani Whiteside, MSW, our new Program Coordinator. Shani is responsible for coordinating parent education workshops, volunteer management, and community outreach at Project HELP. “At a very early age I realized that I had a great passion for helping others and empowering people,” Shani said. “During my undergraduate studies, I created a mentorship program for teen mothers and troubled youth.” For her efforts in creating this mentorship...

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Project HELP Mission Moment February 2017

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Mission Moment, Resources

Like a lot of parents today, Sasha* was facing many obstacles including a misbehaved child who would not listen and talked back all while living in transitional housing with an ex-boyfriend. Her son had been diagnosed with multiple behavioral disorders. While Sasha had been and would continue to rely on her ex-boyfriend, she also felt that he was over-powering her decisions as a parent. Unfortunately, she had little to no support from her family. Sasha’s past challenges...

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