Campus & Community Resources

Parenting

Campus

  • Family Center of NIU
    Wirtz Hall First Floor
    815-753-1684
    Services: Marriage and family therapy for children, adolescents and adults
    Cost: Sliding fee scale
  • College Parents Group
    Meeting Time and Location: Thursdays from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM at Northern View
    815-753-1142
    All prospective and current undergraduate parents are invited to attend. Childcare is provided.

Community

  • Family Service Agency
    14 Health Services Dr.
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    815-758-8616
  • DeKalb County Coordinated Child Care, 4-C
    155 N. 3rd St. #300
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    815-758-8149
    Services: Parenting training groups, social worker, nurse, family enrichment program, financial aid for day care, clearinghouse for day care
  • DeKalb County Health Department
    2550 N. Annie Glidden
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    815-758-6673
    Services: Family planning, immunization clinics, well child clinics and school exams for children, nursing division, WIC Nutrition Program, childhood vision hearing & screening programs
  • Family Connections
    P.O. Box 287
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    Services: Parenting education organization, play groups, social gatherings for networking
  • La Leche League of DeKalb County
    Services: Information meeting or support group for any woman interested in breastfeeding
  • Lutheran Social Services
    1001 E. Touhy Ave. Suite 50
    Des Plaines, IL 60018
    815-965-6300  Fax: 815-965-6312
    (Offices also in Lee, Whiteside, Carroll, & Ogle Counties)
    Services: Family life education, workshops,  First steps to parenting for pregnant and teen parents, support groups
    Cost: Sliding fee scale
  • Mothers and More DeKalb County
    Monthly Program: Third Thursday of every month, 7:00-8:30 p.m.; Ben Gordon Center Community Room
    All DeKalb County moms are invited to attend. Meetings are held without children to encourage moms to take time for themselves.
    Other Services: moms time out, playgroups, outing and activities for our members and their families
  • Women, Infants, and Children Food Supplement
    DeKalb County Health Department
    2550 Annie Glidden
    DeKalb. Il 60115
    815-748-2402
    800-323-4769 (Voice and TTY)
    Services: Nutrition program providing food, nutrition, education, and health screening, program for pregnant or breast-feeding women, and infants and children to age 5
    Eligibility: Must meet income guidelines
  • Ben Gordon Center
    12 Health Services Dr.
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    815-756-4875
    Services: Crisis intervention for parents of troubled children, individual and family counseling, psychological testing, child therapy
    Eligibility: Residents of DeKalb County
    Cost: Sliding fee scale

Surrounding Communities

  • Sinissippi Centers
    Crisis and general information 800-242-7642
    Services:  Services for children, adolescents, and families, children of divorced parents services, offices throughout Northern Illinois
    Cost: Sliding fee scale
    • Dixon
      325 Illinois Route 2
      Dixon, IL 61021
      815-284-6611
    • Sterling
      2611 Woodlawn Road
      Sterling, IL 61081
      815-625-0013
    • Oregon
      125 South Fourth Street
      Oregon, IL 61061
      815-732-3157
    • Rochelle
      1321 N. 7th St. 
      Rochelle, IL 61068
      815-562-3801
  • National Runaway Switchboard
    1-800-621-4000
    3080 N. Lincoln Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60657
    Phone: 800-786-2929
    Services: 24 hours, helps young people define their problems; determines if it's an emergency and offers referrals to programs; switchboard to re-establish communication with family, if desired
    Eligibility: Adolescents and parents
  • Parent Anonymous
    730 N. Main St.
    Rockford, IL 61103
    815-962-1043
    Services: Self-help support group for parents
    Eligibility: Any parents who desire support in the day-to-day challenges of child rearing
  • Teen Parents Program
    Kishwaukee College
    21193 Malta Rd.
    Malta, IL 60150
    815-825-2086
    Services: Assistance with completing high school, G.E.D., vocational classes, career assessment and counseling, support services: financial aid for child-care, transportation and tuition while attending classes
    Eligibility: Single parents between the ages of 14-21 who reside in the Kishwaukee College District