Saint Charles, Ill., March 20, 2012 – Wine Sergi Insurance has contributed $500 to this year's United Way Campaign goal of $480,000. Their continued commitment to United Way helps over 32,000 people who live and work in the Central Kane County area.
CUSD 303 Worksite Campaign a SuccessSaint Charles, Ill., January 19, 2012 – CUSD 303 conducted another successful worksite campaign this year for United Way of Central Kane County. Their support is essential for the United Way agencies and their programs that strengthen local communities.
All businesses in the Central Kane County area can now call UNITED WAY of Central Kane County for FREE prescription discount cards for all their employees and families. Paula Yensen, of United Way of --- Central Kane County said, “The FamilyWize card reduces the cost of medicine by an average of 35%. It can be used by businesses for employees who have no health insurance, part-time employees, family members who may not be covered, as well as for all employees with health insurance as a backup for medicine that isn’t covered by the plan. Cards can also be used during the deductible period to make medication more affordable.”
The United Way of Central Kane County elected new appointed one newboard member at their November Board of Director’s meeting.
Carol McIntyre, President,Board of Directors for United Way of Central Kane County, said “The United Wayof Central Kane County is committed to making a real difference in the lives ofthe people who live and work in the communities of St. Charles, Elburn, LaFox,Kaneville, Campton Hills, Geneva,and Wasco. This is the time of renewed energy to continue this commitment. TheBoard, Staff, and I are looking forward to building our agency’s legacy ofcaring and compassion in meeting the growing needs in our communities.”
Akso Nobel Inc.
Allegheny Ludlum Corporation
American Bank & Trust
American Hospital Association
Attorney George E. Richeson
Bank of America
Benefit Plan Services, Inc.
Carson Pirie Scott
Chicago Board Options Exchange
Chicago Title Insurance Co.
Continental Automation, Inc.
Delnor Community Hospital
First Merit Bank
First State Bank
Grant Thornton LLP
H.A. Phillips & Co.
J.L. Wagner Plumbing & Piping, Inc.
Johnson Controls, Inc.
The National Bank
National Futures Association
Northrop Grumman Corp.
The Private Bank
Rockwell Sales Offices
St. Charles Bank & Trust
St. Charles Park District
St. Charles Public Library
Strohschein Law Group, LLC
Union Pacific Railroad
Valley Insurance Agency
Wilson Travel & Cruise
Synopsis of Services 2012 — 2013
Association for Individual Development
Enriches lives of people with disabilities through vocational training, job placement, residential and behavioral health services; Provide respite to family members.Increases awareness of community's services through Kane County INFO. Community Crisis Center
Provides immediate safety to victims of domestic violence and links individuals with resources to prevent future abuse through a 24 hour hotline, legal and medical advocacy, counseling and group support. Operates a shelter for short-term housing. Conley Community Outreach
Provides benevolent services for those in emergency situations. DayOneNetwork, Inc
Guides persons with developmental disabilities through the maze of community services to obtain needed services and supports. Easter Seals DuPage/Fox Valley
Provides rehabilitation services to infants, children, and young adults who exhibit neurological, orthopedic, cognitive, sensory, and social developmental delays. Ecker Center for Mental Health
Serves mental health needs through outpatient therapy services and 24 hour psychiatric emergency program. Elderday Center
Through an adult day services program, assists older adults in maintaining independent home situations.
Family Counseling Service of Aurora
Provide tools to families and individuals to increase personal accountability, maximize strengths, envision goals, and manage resources. Fox Valley Christian Action
Serves youth from under resourced communities in the Fox Valley at no charge. Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice
Serves persons with life-threatening illnesses, their families and bereaved individuals with compassion. Provided service without charge. Girl Scouts – Northern IL
Enables all girls K-12, in partnership with committed adults, to build character and skills for success in the real world in an accepting and nurturing environment. Larkin Center
Teaching skills, changing lives by providing residential treatment, education, and counseling to youths, students, adults, families every year. Lazarus House
Offers emergency shelter, food and supportive services to men, women and children who are homeless or in need. Serves St. Charles, Geneva, Elburn or Campton Township. Literacy Volunteers of Fox Valley
Provides one-to-one tutoring in reading, writing and spoken English to adults. Helps mature adults acquire a St. Charles High School diploma.
Marklund of Mill Creek
Serves persons who need developmental training which focuses on the development and enhancement of daily adaptive living skills and economic self sufficiency.
Reach persons who are increased risk of becoming infected with HIV or of transmitting the virus to others. Prairie State Legal Services
Ensures that residents are not denied access to the justice system because they are low income through provision of legal services. Renz Addiction Counseling Center
Provides early intervention and treatment services for alcohol and/or substance abuse and compulsive gambling. Salvation Army Golden Diners Nutrition Program
Serves nutritious meals to older adults at congregate centers. Delivers meals to homebound seniors. Salvation Army, Tri-City Corps
Assists clients to meet basic levels of success in society through immediate help with practical problems such as food, clothing and rent and utility assistance. Attempts to identify and solve root causes of distress. Senior Services Associates, Inc.
Serves older adults through a variety of programs including home delivered meals and homemaker services. Suicide Prevention Services, Inc.
Strives to prevent suicide and suicide attempts though public awareness, educational programs, advocacy, and collaboration. TriCity Family Services
Provides counseling to individuals, couples and families, youth crisis intervention and stabilization, prevention and early intervention programs and employee assistance services. TriCity Health Partnership
Provides services to the uninsured for acute and chronic illnesses, while focusing on preventive medicine. Visiting Nurses Assoc. Health Care
Provides support and care for persons in the last stages of an incurable disease so they might live as fully and comfortable as possible. Well Child Center
Provides preventive health care services for children birth to 18 and nutrition counseling and education for families (WIC Program). Also provides pediatric dental care to eligible children.
United Way of Central Kane County matches donated goods to the twenty six member agencies and their 35 programs linking citizens to agencies who may need services.
The Charter for Illinois Children was created because the people of Illinois believe that every child counts and we should invest in children and families.
The City of St. Charles is working to maintain a high quality of life, preserve our physical and social character, instill a strong sense of community, involve people in the governing process, work together to create effective solutions, provide for a safe and secure community, and shape the future from our heritage.
The Chamber of Commerce mission is to maintain a high quality of life in the community by fostering a positive business enviroment.
In collaboration with the United Way of St. Charles, our local Make a Difference Day committee works together to promote Make a Difference Day and the concept of volunteerism in our community. Make a Difference Day is a nationally recognized day to help others, change lives, and make improvements in communities across the country. The event is sponsored by USA Weekend Magazine in partnership with the Points of Light Foundation.
United Way Worldwide is the national organization dedicated to leading the United Way movement in making measurable impact in every community across America. The United Way movement includes approximately 1,400 community-based United Way organizations. Each is independent, separately incorporated, and governed by local volunteers.
Kane County Guide to Community Services is an internet based "one stop shopping" site for almost any social, health or human service need in Kane County.
The Kane Community Health Access Integrated Network (KCHAIN) was created in 2004 to build an integrated health provider network to serve the growing need for affordable health care to low - income residents. Convened by the Kane County Health Care Department, KCHAIN consists of Kane County health care providers and advocates, including the five hospitals, three federally funded qualified health care centers, a free clinic, two health consortia, faith based and community representation
The goal of the FamilyWize® Community Service Partnership is to reduce the cost of prescription medicine for children, families and individuals by $1 billion by the end of 2015. We believe that stronger, healthier and happier people make healthier and better communities.
We deliver these savings by distributing free prescription drug discount cards. These pharmacy discount cards are provided free of charge both to the organizations and agencies helping to distribute the drug cards and to the people who receive the cards. All funding for the FamilyWize prescription card program is provided by part of the dispensing fee that is included in the cost of medicines when a FamilyWize card is used to save you money, and by in-kind donations and reduced costs from the program sponsors.
Board of DirectorsScott Wood, PresidentEd Brooks, Vice President CampaignGeorge Richeson, Vice President of FinanceJerry Orpen, SecretaryMark MooneyJohn SchnierKathy TedescoWalt TaffFred MarguliesScott PruddenTom ShawMatthew RichardsonTom BuellRick Rittgarn
StaffPaula Yensen, Ph.D., Executive DirectorJulie Slavens, Adminstrative Assistant