WebLinks: Careers by Major/Interest

Social Service Agencies in the DeKalb/Sycamore Area

Below is list of agencies that may need volunteers


DeKalb County Nonprofit Directory

Website: http://www.dekalbcountynonprofits.org/

4H/Youth

DeKalb Co. Cooperative Extension Service
(815) 758-8194 
Services:   a community based program helping youth ages 8-19 develop leadership and basic life skills

Access Services of Northern Illinois

12 Health Services Dr.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-7570
(815) 748-3291 
Services:   provides an independent services coordinator for people with developmental disabilities

Alcohol, Chemical Dependency Treatment Center

Kishwaukee Hospital
626 Bethany Rd.
DeKalb IL, 60115
(815) 748-2966 
Services:   24-hour in-patient treatment for alcoholism and drug problems

Allen Home Health Agency, Inc.

306 Willow St.
Maple Park, IL
(815) 827-3210
(815) 756-3591 
Services:   provides services of registered nurses, home health aides, and/or physical therapists under care of a physician

Alpha Christian Registry

205 N. 2nd St.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 758-1224 
Services:   private duty nursing in the home, Medicare accepted

American Cancer Society

11 E. Wilson St.
Batavia, IL 60510
(800) ACS-2345 
Services:   volunteer health agency that provides information regarding this disease and some services for these patients

American Red Cross

2727 Sycamore Road, Suite 2A
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-7339 
Services:   assistance for victims of disaster; and health and safety education 
Volunteers Needed:   general office work and miscellaneous computer work; disaster team members and persons for health & safety assignments needed

Animal Welfare Shelter

16173 Baseline Rd.
Genoa, IL
(815) 784-5924 
Services:   provides shelter for stray and abandoned animals

Ben Gordon Center

12 Health Services Drive
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-4875
(815) 756-5589 - #TDD 
Services:   Students Helping Students Program, comprehensive family and counseling services, alcohol & drug abuse prevention, mental health problems, community education, school-based intervention services 
Volunteers Needed:   assist with mass mailings about 8 times/year (could be done off-site); time frame:   3-4 hours/mailing

Boy Scouts of America

Three Fires Council
415 N. 2nd St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 584-9250 
Services:   an organization for males, ages 7 through 20, that provides training, character development, physical and mental fitness

Cancer Support Group

Kishwaukee Community Hospital
626 Bethany Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-1521 
Services:   meetings open to any cancer patients, their families and friends

CASA DeKalb County Inc.

(815) 895-2052 
Services:   CASA is a non-profit membership organization which trains local citizens as volunteer advocates. These are appointed by the DeKalb County Juvenile Court in cases involving children who have been abused or neglected by their parent or guardian. 
Volunteers Needed:   CASA volunteers are responsible for gathering information about a child's case and advocating for the best interests of these children.

Center for Counseling (Family Service Agency)

14 Health Services Dr.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 758-8636 
Services:   provides casework services to help families resolve marital and family difficulties; and provides individual, family, group counseling and divorce mediation

Children and Family Services, Department of (DCFS)

2496 DeKalb Ave.
Sycamore, IL
(815) 756-3401
(815) 756-8033 - TDD# 
Services:   handles child abuse cases, foster children, day care centers, and day care homes 
To report Suspected Child Abuse
(800) 252-2873

Children's Home & Aid Society

[Healthy Families Illinois Program]
Contact:   Margo Sutorius
1430 DeKalb Avenue
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 899-0137 
Services:   assistance for expectant mothers & newborn, adoption, pregnancy & early parent counseling 
Volunteers Needed:   administrative assistance in office and transportation for clients getting to appointments 
Requirements   experience in social service field; reliable transportation; valid driver's license & car insurance

Children's Home & Aid Society of Illinois

730 N. Main St.
Rockford, IL
(815) 962-1043
(815) 758-2980 
Services:   provides counseling for teenage and young adult pregnancies

Children's Learning Center

P.O. Box 531
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-3506 
Services:   infant, toddler, preschool program, before & after school program, school holiday & summer program, 60% of children from low income families 
Volunteers Needed:   Reading is Fundamental (RIF) volunteers (reading to children, helping children write their names in books)

Community Contacts, Inc.

1035 E. State St.
Geneva, IL
(630) 232-7600    (815) 758-3835 
Services:  

  • LIHEAP - the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides a once per program year benefit to eligible households to be used for energy bills
  • Weatherization Program - the Weatherization Program is designed to help eligible residents of DeKalb County save fuel and money, while increasing the comfort of their homes; measures can include insulation, water heater, new furnace, windows and door
  • Home Investment Partnership Program - the Home Investment Partnership Program is a five or ten year, no interest, forgivable loan for eligible single-family, owner-occupied homes; the program is designed to enable eligible homeowners to undertake necessary repairs to their homes up to building code standards

Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C)

155 South Third Street - Suite 300
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 758-8149 
Services:   resource & referral; financial assistance for child care; nursing service, parent education 
Volunteers Needed:   Spanish translators needed for parent educator classes and to translate written manuals 
Requirements:   fluent in Spanish & English

Court Appointed Special Advocates

407 West State Street, #6
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 895-2052 
Services:   advocacy for infant-18 years who have abuse, neglect or dependency cases in DeKalb County Juvenile Court 
Volunteers Needed:   child advocates for abuse & neglect cases in juvenile court system (35-hour training required - offered in fall & spring); help with fundraising events, newsletters, mailings, etc.

Cuerpo de Cristo

Communidad Hispana y Catolica
308 Fisk Ave.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 758-1377 
Services:   a social service of the Catholic Diocese of Rockford to assist the development of the Hispanic community

Day Care and Preschool Community Coordinated Child Care (4C)

155 N. 3rd St.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 758-8149
(800) 848-8727 - Outside DeKalb Exchange 
Services:   call 4-C for resource and referral services for all child care, day care centers, day care homes and preschool programs in DeKalb County, also, 4-C administers child care financial assistance programs, parent training programs, and support and technical assistance for child care providers

DeKalb Area Adoptive Families

(815) 758-4307 
Services:   a support group for pre- and post-adoptive parents

DeKalb County Community Services

2550 N. Annie Glidden Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 758-3910 
Services:   provides general information about available human services; and emergency assistance and general information for rent and utilities

DeKalb County Health Department

2550 N. Annie Glidden Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 758-6673 
Services:   represents the community's overall interest in the matters relating to public health

  • AIDS - confidential antibody testing programAnimal Control - registration and license control for animals, impoundment and prevention of rabies
  • Family Planning Clinic - confidential medical, educational, and social services provided for women of childbearing age
  • Home Health Program - home visits to individuals to provide therapeutic treatment and care for illnesses and diseases
  • Immunization Program and TB Testing - vaccine clinics and TB testing to control and prevent the spread of preventable diseases
  • Loan Closet - provides sick room equipment on loan basis
  • Nursing Division - assists individuals and families to best possible state of health through comprehensive health care
  • Vision and Hearing Screening Program - for preschool and school age children
  • Vital Records Statistics - registration of births and deaths from 1916 to date, also, registered with the County Clerk
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) - a nutritional program for pregnancy and breast feeding women and children to age five; pregnancy testing and counseling

DeKalb County Hospice

2727 Sycamore Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-3000 
Services:   a support system providing physical, emotional, social and spiritual comfort for individuals and families coping with terminal illness 
Requirements:  For direct care volunteers: 27 hours of training, TB test; background check (non-fingerprint) 
Volunteers Needed:   

  • direct care volunteers to work with patients & families
  • Tag Day volunteers (once a year fundraising to collect donations in front of local stores) and other volunteers to assist with fundraising
  • office receptionist (morning & afternoon); office volunteers to help with mailing and copying
  • baking and delivering snacks for bereaved families (specified holidays)
  • persons to sew "Memory Bears" for children who have lost loved ones

DeKalb County Partnership for a Safe, Active and Family Environment (DCP/SAFE)

12 Health Services Drive
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-4875
Email: prevention@dcpsafe.org 
Services:    DCP/SAFE is a community coalition promoting community based prevention, wellness and healthy lifestyles for youth, adults and the community as a whole. Their goals include: substance abuse free environments, community activities, networking and collaboration, and inter-organizational cooperation.

DeKalb County Safe Kids

P.O. Box 223 
Sycamore , IL   60178 
Website: dcsafekids.org 
Email: mike@dcsafekids.org 
Services: This is a local Chapter of the Safe Kids Worldwide Campaign and an Action Group under the DeKalb County Partnership for a Safe and Active Family Environment (DCP/SAFE). Safe Kids focus is Childhood Injury Prevention Programs, primarily Child Restraint Systems in vehicles (carseats).  We inspect and install child safety seats in vehicles at monthly events and often daily at one of our fitting stations throughout the county. Safe Kids also provides Child Identification Cards and presents bicycle safety programs on occasion along with other safety/injury prevention programs.

DeKalb County Special Education Association

1600 E. Lincoln Hwy #D
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 758-0651 
Services:   this is the special education cooperative serving DeKalb county children from birth to 21 years of age

DeKalb County Youth Services Bureau (YSB)

330 Grove St.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 748-2010 
Services:   provides individual, family counseling, crisis intervention and drug prevention education for youth, ages 8-18 and their families

DeKalb Human Relations Commission

200 S. 4th St.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 748-2090 
Services:   voluntary group appointed by the Mayor of DeKalb to assess complaints of discrimination as defined by law

DeKalb Senior Citizens Center

330 Grove St.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 758-6550 
Services:   information about services for adult citizens

DeKalb United Way

P.O. Box 311
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-7522 
Services:   resource for persons needing services, fundraising for partner agencies, advocacy 
Volunteers Needed:   assistance with mailings; unpaid internships in various areas (i.e., marketing, PR, etc.)

Dept. of Human Services/Office of Rehabilitations (ORS)

1330 Oakwood Ave.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 758-2471 - TDD# 
Services:   this agency assists the vocationally handicapped to obtain and/or retain employment (formerly DORS)

Elder Abuse

(815) 758-6550 
Services:   to report suspected abuse, or for information concerning abuse of senior citizens

Endometriosis Support Group

1108 S. 2nd St.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 758-2355 
Services:   to provide information and support for those who have this disease and for their families

Epilepsy Foundation of North Central Illinois

Kishwaukee Community Hospital
626 Bethany Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-8554 
Services:   provides medical help and information to persons with epilepsy and support services to members of their families

Family Connections

P.O. Box 287
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 758-5237 
Services:   support group for parents, including parenting classes and seminars

Family Service Agency of DeKalb County

3131 Sycamore Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 758-8616 
Services:   Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program, in-home assisted living, center for counseling, senior services 
Requirements for direct care volunteers:   criminal background check & DCFS child abuse/neglect report check; 16 years and older; transportation is helpful, but not required
Volunteers Needed:

  • volunteers for Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program
  • Learning About Different Abilities Program
  • special outings & activities
  • office assistance
  • fundraising assistance

Food Pantries & Stores

  • Country Store
    621 E. Lincoln Hwy.
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    (815) 756-2378 
    Services:   resale shop operated by the Family Service Agency Guild and staffed by volunteers
  • Genoa Area Food Pantry
    Foursquare Gospel Church
    301 S. Sycamore St.
    Genoa, IL
    (815) 784-5427
  • DeKalb Area Food Pantry
    830 Grove St.
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    (815) 756-4308 
    Services:   pantry is open 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Mon - Fri and evening hours can be requested by calling
  • Hinckley Area Food Pantry 
    St. Paul's UCC
    Corner of McKinley & View
    Hinckley, IL
    (815) 286-3391 
    Services:   pantry is open the 3rd Saturday every month from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
  • Kirkland Food Pantry
    1st Lutheran Church
    510 W. South St.
    Kirkland, IL
    (815) 522-3886 
    Services:   pantry is open the 1st Tuesday of each month
  • Sandwich Our Sharing Pantry
    Fox Valley Older Adults Center
    1406 Suydam Rd.
    Sandwich, IL
    (815) 786-9404 
    Services:   open the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
  • Sycamore Food Pantry
    United Methodist Church
    160 Johnson Ave.
    Sycamore, IL
    (815) 895-9113 
    Services:   open every Monday afternoon
  • The Thrift Store
    The Salvation Army
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    (815) 756-4935 
    Services:   resale shop for clothes and some household goods

Fox Valley Older Adult Services

1406 Suydam Rd.
Sandwich, IL
(815) 786-9404 
Services:   for those over 55 years of age, providing general and recreational programs; minibuses are available for trips, appointments, shopping, and visiting; also, MedVac available, however, must be ambulatory; services provided for outreach, doctor, and medical type of appointments; this program is volunteer staffed

Friendship Group for the Blind

1626 Huntington
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 758-1626 
Services:   provides support and social activity for blind in DeKalb County

Genesis House

350 Sycamore Rd.
Genoa, IL
(815) 784-5146 
Services:   this is a residential program to further the independence of developmentally disabled persons 18 or older

Girl Scouts of America

12N124 Coombs Rd.
Elgin, IL 60123
(815) 741-5521 
Services:   provides an informal educational program for girls ages 5-17 for community activity

Guardianship and Advocacy

4302 N. Main St.
Rockford, IL
(815) 987-7657 
Services:   the state agency that protects and enforces the rights of the mentally ill, developmentally disabled, physically handicapped and elderly

Hope Haven

1145 Rushmore
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 758-3166 
Services:   emergency food and shelter, short term housing, support services for homeless individuals and families, aftercare program; open 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m., Monday - Friday and open 24 hours on weekends 
Volunteers Needed:   to teach a one hour computer class on a weekly basis

Housing Authority of DeKalb County

Administration Office
310 N. 6th St.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 758-2692 
Services:   provides subsidized housing according to HUD guidelines

Housing Concerns

Services:   apartment complexes which have low-income units for those who meet income guidelines

  • Gideon Court Apartments
    1325 W. Lincoln Hwy.
    DeKalb, IL 60115      
    (815) 758-1320
  • Malta Manor & Sycamore Manor
    (630) 904-4157
  • DeKalb County Community Services
    722 N. Annie Glidden Rd.
    DeKalb, IL 60115           
    (815) 756-3822

Huskies Student Food Pantry

Grace Place/Campus Ministries Church
401 Normal Road
DeKalb, IL
(815) 815-501-5298 
For NIU students only
Hours:   1st and 3rd Thursday every month from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Illinois Dept. of Human Services

2245 Gateway Dr.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-4805 
Services:   

  • Aid to Aged, Blind, or Disabled (AABD) - to meet medical needs of persons 65 or older, and blind or disabled through Supplemental Social Security (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) - provides financial, medical, or food stamp assistance to eligible households
  • Food Stamp Program - supplements income to meet basic food needs

Illinois Employment & Training Center

1701 E. Lincoln Hwy.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-4893 
Services:   

  • Green Thumb, Inc. - provides training and temporary employment for older adults to help them find permanent work
  • KDK Training, Employment, and Business Services - provides training and employment to population of Kane, DeKalb, and Kendall counties through Job Training Partnership Act

Infertility Information and Support Group

1108 S. 2nd St.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 758-2355 
Services:   information resource for caring and support

Janet Wattles Center

Mental Health Services in Rockford
website

Juvenile Learning Mentor Program

(815) 895-7193 
Volunteers Needed:   serve as mentor to youth in juvenile court system through DeKalb County Court

Kishwaukee Community Hospital

626 Bethany Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-1521

Kishwaukee Education Consortium

901 S. 4th St.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2400 
Services:   a regional, vocational and at risk educational delivery system for junior high (middle school) and high school students

Kishwaukee Family YMCA

P.O. Box 466
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-9577 
Services:   scholarships to needy families and partner agency clients 
Volunteers Needed:   October Halloween Party

Kishwaukee United Way - DeKalb/Sycamore

P.O. Box 311
115 North First Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 756-7522
Fax: (815) 748-5142
E-Mail: info@kishwaukeeunitedway.com
Website: http://www.kishwaukeeunitedway.com/

La Leche League

DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-4205 
Services:   informational meetings and support group for any woman interested in breast feeding her baby

LaMaze Classes

Kiswaukee Community Hospital
626 Bethany Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-1521 
Services:   information and training for expectant parents

Lions Evening Club

Dan & Toni Byford
123 Mattek
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-1329 
Services:   financial aid to low-income families for vision testing, treatment and eye glasses, and hearing aids

March of Dimes, Northern Illinois

5411 E. State St. #8
Rockford, IL 61108
(815) 397-0097 
Services:   research and education to prevent birth defects

MedVAC - Meals on Wheels

1606 Bethany Road
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 758-3932 
Volunteers Needed:   

  • provide out-of-town non-emergency medical transportation using VAC cars; flexible schedule Mon-Fri
  • Meals on Wheels Delivery to homebound elderly, persons with disabilities and others in need. Meals in DeKalb and Sycamore Mon-Sat and on most holidays; Delivery: 1 hour or less

Northern Illinois Radio Information Service (NIRIS)

WNIU-NIU
801 N. First Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 753-9000 (DeKalb)
(815) 972-2955 (Rockford) 
Services:   broadcast service to blind and physically disabled 
Volunteers Needed:   to record or read newspapers and articles live on the radio for the visually and print impaired

Northwestern Illinois Area Agency on Aging

638 Holister
Rockford, IL
(815) 226-4901 
Services:   provides financing to purchase training services for older citizens and places employees

Northwestern Illinois Association

245 W. Exchange St.
Sycamore, IL
(815) 895-9227 
Services:   special education cooperative and diagnostic identification services for visually handicapped and hearing impaired

Nursing Homes/Retirement Facilities

  • Barb City Manor
    680 Haish Blvd.
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    (815) 756-8444
  • Oak Crest-DeKalb Area Retirement Center
    2944 Greenwood Acres
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    (815) 756-8461
  • Colonial House
    1600 N. 4th St.
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    (815) 756-3408
  • Rochelle Healthcare Center-East
    1021 E. Caron Rd.
    Rochelle, IL
    (815) 562-4047
  • DeKalb County Nursing and Rehab Ctr.
    2331 Sycamore Rd.
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    (815) 758-2477
  • Rochelle Healthcare Center-West
    900 N. 3rd St.
    Rochelle, IL
    (815) 562-4111
  • Dogwood Health Care Center
    902 E. Arnold Rd.
    Sandwich, IL
    (815) 786-8409
  • Shabbona Health Care Center
    Route 30
    Shabbona, IL
    (815) 824-2194
  • EHS Pine Acres Care Center
    1212 S. 2nd St.
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    (815) 758-8151
  • Willowcrest Nursing Pavilion
    515 N. Main St.
    Sandwich, IL
    (815) 786-8426

Open Closet

Seventh Day Adventist Church
300 E. Taylor St.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 758-1388 
Services:   open Tuesday from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. and Thursday from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., emergency clothing program providing free clothing to DeKalb County residents who have need

Open Door

405 S. Wells St.
Sandwich, IL
(815) 786-8468 
Services:   the open door believes that their fundamental contribution is to help the disabled help themselves through workshops and residential services

Opportunity House

P.O. Box 301
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 895-5108 
Services:   residential and training programs for people with developmental disabilities 
Volunteers Needed:   

  • referees for Special Olympic events (softball, basketball)
  • helpers and supervisors for recreation activities and outings
  • volunteers to rework flower beds
  • carpenters/handyman or tool/die maker (possibly retired) to volunteer for projects in the workshop or do minor building repairs
  • individuals who can give 1 hour presentation to clients on various topics (art, history, music, dance, travel, hobbies, etc.)
  • teachers (possibly retired) who could teach basic reading and math skills to clients
  • volunteer plumber- Contact:   Chris Spartz (815) 899-3827
  • assistance for adaptive baseball leagues; help with games every Sunday at 4pm in summer months through August

Positive Parenting

Youth Services Bureau
330 Grove St.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 748-2010
(815) 962-1043 
Services:   a self-help support group to help parents cope with normal stresses of raising children

Prairie State Legal Services

201 Honston St. #200
Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 232-9415
(800) 942-4612 
Services:   provides civil legal services to poor persons and elderly who are unable to afford private counsel

Reach to Recovery

American Cancer Society
11 E. Wilson St.
Batavia, IL 60510
(800) 942-6985 
Services:   a volunteer organization that visits patients who have had breast surgery, upon request of a physician

Reality House

631 S. 1st St.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-8501 
Services:   day treatment and vocational training for the long-term mentally ill

Recreation

  • DeKalb County Forest Preserves
    110 E. Sycamore St.
    Sycamore, IL
    (815) 895-7191
  • DeKalb Park District
    1403 Sycamore Rd.
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    (815) 758-6663
  • Genoa Township Park District
    400 E. 2nd St.
    Genoa, IL
    (815) 784-5612
  • Kishwaukee Family YMCA
    2500 Bethany Rd.
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    (815) 756-9577
  • Sandwich Park District
    1001 N. Latham St.
    Sandwich, IL
    (815) 786-8044
  • Shabbona Lake State Park
    4201 Shabbona Grove Rd.
    Shabbona, IL
    (815) 824-2106
  • Sycamore Park District
    940 E. State St.
    Sycamore, IL
    (815) 895-3365

Regional Access and Mobilization Project (RAMP)

1022 W. Lincoln Hwy.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-3202     (815) 756-4263 - TTY#

14 Health Services Dr.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 758-8616     (815) 758-8813 - TTY# 
Services:   for individuals with disabilities, independent living, personal assistance, information and referral 
Volunteers Needed:   to volunteer for and participate in annual Wheel-a-Thon in the Fall (mid-late September); Preparations are made in March and April 
Requirements:   preregister with office

Safe Passage

PO Box 621
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-5228 
Services:   24 hour crisis line, information and referral, individual and group counseling, legal advocacy, shelter and services for victims of domestic violence and their children, groups for abusers. 
Volunteers Needed:   abuse hotline 
Requirements:   training required

Salvation Army

830 Grove St.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-4308 
Services:   emergency assistance for families and homeless 
Volunteers Needed:   

  • holiday bell ringing (coin collection)
  • sponsoring turkeys/holiday food baskets (Thanksgiving) and gifts for families (Christmas)
  • food pantry volunteers to sort and stack donations and distribute food

Sandwich Community Hospital

11 E. Pleasant St.
Sandwich, IL
(815) 786-8484

Sexual Assault and Abuse Services

Ben Gordon Mental Health Center
12 Health Services Dr.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 758-6655 
Services:   confidential assistance to victims of sexual assault

Shabbona Neighbors in Christ

100 N. Illini
Shabbona, IL, Water Tower Place
(815) 824-2359

Single Parent Network

(815) 899-1062 
Services:   a support group for single parents; stress management, community resources, pot luck dinners and family activities; moms, dads and children are welcome

Substance Abuse Support Groups

(815) 758-6655 
Call Crisis Line for information about:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Alanon
  • Alateen
  • Narcotics Anonymous

Sycamore Community Center

425 W. State St.
Sycamore, IL
(815) 895-3202 
Services:   provides recreation for senior citizens, and food programs for older adults

Sycamore Human Rights Commission

535 DeKalb Ave.
Sycamore, IL
(815) 895-4515 
Services:   voluntary group appointed by the Mayor of Sycamore to assess complaints of discrimination as defined by law

Trans Vac (Voluntary Action)

(815) 758-3932 
Services:   local transportation for senior citizens, handicapped and general public

TriCounty Community Health Center

Kishwaukee Community College Campus
21193 Malta Rd.
Malta, IL
(815) 753-9010 
Services:   affordable primary health care including physical exams, diagnosis and treatment of common illnesses, and health maintenance services

Two Rivers Head Start

Sycamore Center
2425 Bethany Rd.
Sycamore, IL
(815) 748-3713
(800) 847-9010 - Outside DeKalb Exchange 
Services:   a federally funded preschool program designed to assist children who need educational, nutritional, social and comprehensive services before attending school

United Leukodystrophy Foundation

2304 Highland Ave.
Sycamore, IL
(815) 895-3211 
Services:   to educate and provide a support network for the leukodystrophy families - for families, patients, and professionals concerned with related disorders

Veterans Admin. Hospital

Roosevelt Rd. & 5th Ave
Hines, IL
(708) 343-7200

VITA (Tax-Aid)

(815) 895-5250 
Services:   this group is sponsored by AARP and IRS to assist older citizens and low-income people make out Federal and state tax forms

Voluntary Action Center

1606 Bethany Road
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 758-3932 
Services:   TransVac, MedVac, Meals on Wheels, Senior lunches 
Volunteers Needed:   

  • provide out-of-town non-emergency medical transportation using VAC cars; flexible schedule Mon-Fri
  • Meals on Wheels Delivery to homebound elderly, persons with disabilities and others in need. Meals in DeKalb and Sycamore Mon-Sat and on most holidays; Delivery: 1 hour or less
  • Kitchen Helper to assist with meal assembly on Sats and holidays. Usually 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Volunteers work with cook and Meals-on-Wheels coordinator)
  • Office Assistant: assist office personnel with reception, mailings, copying, etc.