Our History

exchange-club-logoProject HELP’s history begins with the Exchange Club of Naperville in 1992. Understanding the inherent challenges of parenting children, members of the Exchange Club established Project HELP as a non-profit organization in an effort to help parents achieve better parenting skills.

Project HELP, accredited by the National Exchange Club, now serves as a model for a national network of Exchange Club Centers that span 72 locations in 25 states.  As a mission-driven organization, the Board of Directors and staff are passionate and committed to enhancing the lives of children and families. Peggy McGuire, Project HELP’s executive director, has dedicated the past 23 years to her mission of strengthening families and the communities in which they live. Project HELP works continuously to provide quality services designed to empower parents with the resources necessary to provide for their children’s health and well-being.

Project HELP accomplishes its mission of empowering parents, nurturing families and strengthening communities by:

  • Providing home-based parent mentoring services
  • Providing parenting education workshops

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Looking Ahead

About Us imageProject HELP is guided by the Strengthening Families framework and strives to integrate the strengthening factors approach into our programs and practice. The strengthening families approach is grounded in research and benefits ALL families. It builds on family strengths, bolsters family resilience, and promotes better outcomes for children.

Our ability to implement evidence-based programs that enhances the lives of children and families is made possible by the continual support of the Exchange Club of Naperville, and donations from individuals, businesses, and service clubs. HELP us to Empower Parents, Nurture Families and Strengthen our Communities!

Please Contact Us for more information about our programs, volunteer opportunities, or to make a donation.