SUPPORTED PHILANTHROPIC ORGANIZATIONS

Local Organizations Supported by WCI in 2017

  • AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Women & Children’s Hospital allows local access to the full range of specialty care for pediatric patients, their parents, siblings and support network.  www.alexianbrothershealth.org
  • Arts Refreshing the Soul promotes the well-being of at-risk women and children and facilitates their recovery from domestic abuse, poverty and homelessness through educational creative arts and music programs. www.artsrefreshingthesoul.org
  • Barrington Area Council on Aging is the primary organization in the Barrington area that serves our growing population of seniors and caregivers, including family and friends.  www.bacoa.org
  • Children’s Home and Aid provides assistance to children in need.  www.childrenshomeandaid.org
  • Community Crisis Center meets the needs of individuals and families in crisis.  www.crisiscenter.org
  • District 15 Educational Foundation
  • Excel Beyond District #211 provides scholarship monies to college-ready students from first-generation and low-income families in district 211.
  • Harper College Foundation provides funding and resources for the College that are not available through normal government and tax sources. www.goforwardharpercollege.edu/foundation/index.php
  • Harper College 50th Anniversary recognizes the impact of 50 years of Harper College in our community.
  • Heartland Health Outreach – Vital Bridges helps women and children impacted by the HIV virus and Aids.
  • Home of the Sparrow serves the community as a transitional shelter program providing housing and supportive services for homeless women and their children in McHenry County.  www.homeofthesparrow.org
  • JourneyCare Foundation strives to make every moment count for those touched by serious illness and loss.  www.journeycare.org
  • Journeys | The Road Home is a collaborative effort between the HOPE Center and PADS shelter sites focusing on intervention and prevention for those in need.  www.journeystheroadhome.org
  • Life Span provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and their children.  www.life-span.org
  • Little City Foundation engages and supports individuals, families and communities to ensure that children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities can realize their unique potential to live safely, learn continuously, explore creatively and work productively throughout their lifetimes.   www.littlecity.org
  • Little Sisters of the Poor is devoted to making the elderly happy at St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderlywww.littlesistersofthepoorpalatine.org
  • Mane in Heaven provides therapeutic benefits to disabled and able-bodied children and adults through animal-assisted activity and therapy visits with miniature horses leading to improved outcomes of physical, mental and emotional well-being.  www.maneinheaven.org
  • Northeast Palatine Summer Camp provides 3 weeks of summer camp to 100 at-risk, low-income youths in Palatine.
  • NW Center Against Sexual Assault (CASA) is the only full service agency that provides free services to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones within the North and Northwest suburbs of Cook County.  www.nwcasa.org
  • Northwest Community Hospital Foundation cultivates innovative community partnerships, creating a supportive work environment and reaching out to those with limited resources.  www.nch.org
  • Palatine Township Food Pantry provides assistance to anyone in need living within our Township boundaries.  www.palatinetownship.com/foodpantry
  • Palatine Township Needy Family Fund assists Palatine residents with emergency payments for rent, utilities, prescriptions, and essential items that cannot be funded through the General Assistance operating budget. www.palatinetownship.com/needy-family-fund/
  • Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council operates the Palatine Township Senior Center.  www.ptscc.org
  • Partners for Our Community (POC) has welcomed and introduced families and individuals in need to the Palatine community.  The Palatine Opportunity Center connects people with local resources and provides a pathway for their integration and success.  www.poc.news
  • Shelter, Inc. provides community based, emergency and longer-term housing for children and adolescents who are abused, neglected, dependent or in need of supervision.  www.shelter-inc.org
  • Society for the Preservation of Human Dignity (PHD) is a counseling center for pregnancy help and education.  www.sphd.org
  • Special Gifts Theatre provides children and teens with special needs a unique, creative drama experience enabling personal growth, while breaking down stereotypes related to disabilities within the community at large.  www.specialgiftstheatre.org
  • Special Leisure Services offers opportunities through recreation for children and adults with disabilities.
  • The Bridge Youth and Family Services help young people and families achieve social and emotional health.   www.thebridgeyouth.org
  • Wings (Women in Need Growing Stronger) – giving flight to hopes and dreams.  www.wingsprogram.com