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Family Service Association of Greater Elgin Area (FSA) has had a relationship with the United Way of Elgin since they were known as the Community Chest in 1932, 85 years ago! At that time, the Community Chest funded Family Service Association to be a family welfare agency during the depression. We helped to feed people and we even bought shoes for people that could not afford them.

In the present day, Family Service Association is known as a Community Mental Health Center. United Way of Elgin funds FSA to offer a full array of behavioral health services to children, adolescents and...

Saturday, May 13th marks the 25th anniversary of one of America’s great days of giving — the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food drive. Letter carriers walk through the community every day, often coming face to face with a sad reality for too many, hunger.

Each year on the second Saturday in May, letter carriers across the country collect non-perishable food donations from their customers. These donations go directly to local food pantries to provide food to people in the Elgin area who need our help.

Last year, they collected over 80 million pounds...

The Northern Illinois Food Bank’s mission is “Leading the Northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need through innovative program and partnerships.” Serving 13 counties, Northern Illinois Food Bank provides food through a network of more than 800 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, youth, and senior centers. The Food Bank also offers direct distribution services through its Mobile Pantry Program, which delivers food directly to high-need areas across Northern Illinois to meet hunger right where it lives. The Food Bank also has several...

Below is the official media release from United Way of Illinois regarding the results of their latest human services survey. We've including the results summary page after the release. Regional results will be released next week, and we will post those on our blog once available.

Post Stop-Gap Funding, United Way Survey Shows Reductions in Critical Human Services that Build the Health and Vitality of Communities

Youth development, employment training and mental health providers among hardest hit during 22-month budget impasse

(CHICAGO,...

The Literacy Connection, an affiliate of ProLiteracy, is a non-profit, community-based 501(c)(3) organization helping individuals acquire fundamental literacy skills and learn to read, write, speak and understand English. Learners are provided tutoring services free of charge in the sixteen communities we serve:

Algonquin
Bartlett
Carpentersville
Cary...

My Free Taxes informational flier

Over the past decade, United Way of Elgin (UWE) has evolved from its roots as a fundraising organization to an important community convener that works to mobilize local partners, including businesses, community leaders, public officials and community residents to expand opportunities for people to succeed. Working together, we must tap into people’s aspirations, focus on issues and underlying conditions for change, and bring people and organizations together to create lasting impact. 

The United Way of Elgin’s goal is to create a well-educated community prepared for...

At Greater Elgin Family Care Center we believe that dental health is part of comprehensive health care and we strive to provide the highest quality of care to all our patients. We have been at the forefront addressing gaps in provision of dental health services in our community since 2001, when we started providing integrated oral health services in partnership with Elgin Community College. 

In September of 2007, through a partnership with School District U-46, GEFCC began offering oral health services, including prophylaxis, oral health exams and sealants, in multiple schools...

The Center for Economic Progress will open the Free Tax Preparation Program in Elgin on Saturday, January 21 2017 at Judson University in Elgin.

Families making less than $55,000 and individuals making less than $30,000 are encouraged to visit during the tax season, from January 21 to April 17. The site is open M/W/Th from 5:30-8:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am-1:00 pm in the Lindner Tower of Judson University. The site operates on a first-come, first served system.

For more information, download this Bi-Lingual Flyer. Please spread the word about this great, FREE service...

There is a saying, “A good volunteer is worth double their weight in gold.” Okay, maybe that’s not really a saying, but it is how we feel about our two departing board members, Dr. David Sam of Elgin Community College and Tonya Lucchetti-Hudson from Advocate Sherman Hospital. As the sun rises on 2017, we lose Dr. Sam to term limits, and Tonya to a new position within the Advocate Health system. While we are sad to see both go, we are grateful for their combined 11 years of service on the United Way of Elgin Board of Directors.

Dr. David Sam first joined the...

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