The Northeast DuPage Family and Youth Services (NEDFYS) hosted a ribbon cutting and open house on Tuesday, May 30, at 4:00 p.m., to celebrate the opening of its new Bloomingdale Counseling Center, located at 255 E. Lake St., in Bloomingdale, IL.
NEDFYS was awarded a $500,000 grant from the DuPage Community Transformational Partnership (DCTP) (a $10 million grant program between DuPage County and DuPage Foundation) to fund the opening of this new center and to hire therapists to provide mental health care for youth in the Addison/Glendale Heights area.
NEDFYS increases awareness about mental health, and provides high-quality, accessible counseling and crisis intervention services that empower youth, strengthen families, and build communities.
DuPage Foundation presented a special community educational program and reception, “Transformational Solutions to Community Needs, Part II: Addressing Mental Health Needs & Substance Use Disorder”, the evening of Thursday, May 11, at IBEW Local 701 Hall, in Warrenville. The 2022 DuPage County Community Needs Assessment showed that one in three DuPage County high school students reported they have experienced anxiety and depression, and the 2022 Illinois Youth Survey showed one in seven reported that they have considered attempting suicide. Nearly 50 percent of DuPage teens reported that they have used alcohol, cigarettes, inhalants, or marijuana by their senior year of high school.
In celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 16 – 22, 2023, DuPage Foundation is proud to recognize the dedicated service of more than 150 volunteers who donate their time and talents to advance the work of the Foundation. The theme for this year’s National Volunteer Week is “United We Serve,” since we are all stronger together. National Volunteer Week highlights the importance of volunteerism and how every individual can create meaningful change.