Very good resource guide:


BPS101 Resource Guide- Hard copies available at Rosalie Jones Administration Center

BPS101 Family Resource Guide, 2017-2018 edition. Information in English and Spanish about food, clothing, laundry, shelter, medical needs, mental health, transportation, financial assistance, legal assistance, education and community resources.
RESOURCE GUIDE 2017-2018.pdf
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The following organizations offer support services to families who find themselves in temporary housing situations.



Batavia Food Pantry (Batavia Residents Only) Batavia 630-879-3784
DHS-Family Community Resource Ctr. Aurora 630-844-7400
Kane County Health Department (Food Stamps) Aurora 630-897-1124
Salvation Army St. Charles 630-377-2769


Batavia Clothes Closet(attached to the food pantry) Batavia  630-406-0036
Goodwill Batavia  630-761-8049
Hesed House & PADS Emergency Shelter Aurora 630-897-2156
Lazarus House Emergency Shelter St. Charles 630-587-2144
360 Youth Services (formerly NCO) Naperville 630-961-2992
Salvation Army (rent assistance;food pantry and more ) St. Charles 630-377-2769
Wayside Cross Ministry  Aurora 630-892-4239



Batavia Township

630-879-1392 Monday-Thursday 9am-2pm

General Assistance (GA) is a program that provides assistance to adults who are not receiving or do not qualify for public aid. They can help with basic living needs such as utilities, shelter, food, medical care and personal essentials.


St. Vincent DePaul at Holy Cross Church 


879-4750, ext. 307

Many helpful outreach programs and links

Requires an in home visit; they will help with food, bills, furniture…many areas


Bridges Communities


Non Profit that helps homeless families get back on their feet in DuPage



TriCity Family Services


Provided counseling and other mental health services for teens, and other mental health services for families and community members across all income levels and life stages.  Many links to other service agencies on their website.


Batavia United Way


Can connect you with several area agencies that can assist you with your emergency services, counseling needs, housing, etc. Contact us at


Corbella Clinic

Pregnancy Care Center in South Elgin: Medical and support services.

101 E. State St., South Elgin IL  60177

847-697-0200 (call)

224-268-5848 (text)


Assists individuals who are unprepared for pregnancy to calmly and confidently explore their options.  Their free and confidential services include: pregnancy test, limited obstetrical ultrasound, information on abortion, adoption and parenting, support for individuals, couples and families.


Community Career Center

The Community Career Center is committed to empowering job seekers to achieve long-term career stability and self-reliance by providing assistance with resume writing, career counseling, networking and interviewing skills, job search strategies, basic computer skills, referrals and job bank access. They raise community awareness of employment issues and concerns and assist employers in meeting workforce needs. It provides a safe, supportive, and confidential environment for employers and jobseekers. This site has many resources and partners to help families.

Sanctuary Church-Outreach



1S430 Wenmoth Rd., Batavia  


 Laundry Love

 First Thursday of each month at Batavia Laundromat located in the shopping center in downtown Batavia. 6:30-8:30PM.

 Free for up to 4 loads of wash/dry and detergent/softener. No  restrictions. Sponsored by Santuary Church in Batavia.


Breadsmith in St. Charles-Free Bread- 121 N 2nd St.

Each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9-3- Bread from Breadsmith is available-take as much as you need.  Share with friends.
Raises awareness of the consequences of smoking and helps communities become smoke-free (, and  the Addiction Resource, which also promotes health through education and awareness. Addiction Resource was founded to provide a community for those recovering from addiction (



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For more information or to volunteer, fill out our contact form.

CHIP IN Batavia

c/o Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence

P.O. Box 1003

Batavia, IL  60510

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We help families move from temporary housing to their own apartments, provide  clothing,  school supplies and many other individualized things to help a student succeed. We help students and their families  on a case by case basis to make sure students are ready and excited to learn and thrive.We work directly with BPS101 to help with mentor projects and other activities that help students on free/reduced lunch or who are in temporary housing.

For information on how to participate, please contact us.

Please see our News and Events page for an update on all the accomplishments we have made together!!


Bikes for Batavia:


We need CHILD AND  ADULT  bicycles that are in rideable condition- All Spoked Up repairs them for kids and adults who need a bike.  Thank you Batavia!!  We can also use  locks and and  new helmets, training wheels too--If you have any of these, please drop them off at All Spoked Up, 3 Webster St., Batavia.  We are working with All Spoked Up, and the Batavia Bicycle Commission. They are given to students and adults in need of transporation for school, work  and shopping.  CHIP IN helps identify students in need and contributes funds for repairs.  THANK YOU!


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