- Valley View CUSD 365U
- Community Resource Information
VVSD Community Resources
For assistance connecting with the resources below or other family needs contact Kathy Batistich, VVSD Community Outreach Coordinator at 815-886-2700 x6068 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
District & School Website Translation
Our district and school websites have built-in translation capabilities, using Google Translate. Use this feature to automatically translate all of our webpage content into any one of multiple languages. To use, click the Translate icon in the top right corner of this website, then select your language.
VVSD has partnered with Care Solace to allow our community to quickly connect to reliable, ethical and quality mental health care and recovery services.
If you or a family member is experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, substance abuse, or other mental health conditions, use Care Solace for expert help in navigating the mental health care system. The Care Concierge team can quickly and confidently find available providers in the community, matched to your specific needs.
Contact Care Solace 24/7: 888-515-0595
To start an anonymous search: caresolace.com/vvsd
Teen Resource Guide
Child Care Resources
REACH All Day CareThe 2020 REACH program will provide supervision for Valley View School District (VVSD) students or Bolingbrook Park District residents, grades K-5th, as they guide themselves through their daily e-learning requirements. Participants will be able to utilize the Bolingbrook Park District facilities for WIFI (as needed), use of the gymnasium, outdoor play areas, structured and unstructured table games, arts and crafts, and personal space/quiet time to relax, read and eat (during certain times or as needed).
The Village of Romeoville Parks and Recreation Department is offering day care for students grades K-5th following the VVSD school calendar. Camp is held in the Rec Center gymnasiums.
Camp Friendship Remote Learning/Support Camp
The Friendship Centre at HighPoint will be holding a full day camp for students grades K-6 that are attending school remotely.
Adventures and E Learning
Camp Fire Illinois Prairie in Bolingbrook is providing an all day camp for students.
Illinois Network of Child Care Resource & Referral Helpline
A dedicated helpline has been created to connect essential worker families to emergency child care. Call toll-free 888.228.1146. The helpline will be available from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Monday through Friday to answer calls, but callers may leave a message 24 hours a day.
VVSD Parent Network for Remote Learning Facebook Page
Parents, teachers and the community working together to support remote learning.
Community Resource Directory
ADDICTIONS Agape Missions 815-723-1548 Family Guidance Center 815-730-7521 Stepping Stones 815-744-4555 Will County Addiction Services 815-727-8521 CHILD CARE Catholic Charities’ Head Start & 815-724-1148 Early Head Start (Spanish) 815-724-1149 Child Care Resource & Referral 815-741-1163 Hill Memorial Center 815-723-0942 Spanish Community Center 815-727-3683 Vilaseca Day Care Center 815-727-1467 COUNSELING Agape Missions 815-723-1548 Aunt Martha’s Youth Services 877-692-8686 Catholic Charities 815-723-3405 Community Service Council (Northern Will County) 815-886-5000 Crisis Line of Will County 815-722-3344 DCFS 815-730-4000 Groundwork (Domestic Violence) 24/7 815-729-1228 Guardian Angel 815-729-0930 Hartgrove Hospital 773-413-1700 Heart Haven Outreach 630-226-8403 Lutheran Social Services of IL 847-635-4600 MidAmerican Psychological Institute, P.C. 815-735-0732 The Salvation Army 815-726-4834 Warren Sharpe Community Center 815-722-2727 Will County Mental Health 815-727-8521 Will County Youth Services 815-727-5065 Disability Resource Center 815-729-0162 CRISIS HOTLINES AIDS Hotline - IL Dept. of Public Health 800-243-2437 Alcohol Abuse Hotline 800-252-6465 American Red Cross 24 Hour 877-597-0747 Birthright of Joliet 815-725-3411 Child Abuse 800-252-2873 Child Help USA - National Child Abuse Hotline 800-422-4453 Dept. of Children & Family Services 815-730-4000 Disaster Distress Hotline 800-985-5990 Drug & Alcohol Hotline 800-662-4357 Focus Treatment Center (drug,alcohol,eating disorder) 800-675-2041 Guardian Angel 815-729-0930 Military Communication Line 877-272-7337 Narcotics Anonymous 24/7 708-848-4884 Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration 877-726-4727 EDUCATION JJC - Division of Adult & Family Education 815-729-9020 American Red Cross 630-378-0344 Catholic Charities’ Head Start & 815-724-1148 Early Head Start (Spanish) 815-724-1149 Dept. of Children & Family Services 815-730-4000 Fountainbrook Library - Bolingbrook 630-759-2102 GED Hotline 800-321-9511 Joliet Junior College (City Center) 815-727-6544 Joliet Public Library 815-740-2660 Will County Regional Office of Education 815-740-8360 University of Illinois Cooperative Extension 815-727-9296 Disability Resource Center 815-729-0162 White Oak Library - Romeoville 815-552-4200 Workforce Center of Will County 815-727-4444 EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING Catholic Charities Daybreak Center 815-774-4663 Cross Paths - Joliet 779-707-0444 IL Dept. of Employment Security 815-740-5100 IL Dept. of Rehab Services (DORS) 815-730-4200 Joliet Job Corps 815-727-7677 Prison Release Ministry 815-730-8541 Spanish Community Center 815-727-3683 Warren Sharpe Community Center 825-727-2727 Workforce Center of Will County 815-727-4444 FAMILY SERVICES Agape Missions 815-723-1548 Birthright of Joliet 815-725-3411 Cornerstone 815-727-6666 Child & Family Connections 815-730-2617 Catholic Charities Daybreak Center 815-744-4663 Lutheran Social Services 847-635-4600 Salvation Army 815-726-4834 Senior Services Center of Will County 815-723-9713 Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project 630-296-6755 Spanish Community Center 815-727-3683 Pregnancy Resource Center 815-744-7755 Warren Sharpe Community Center 815-722-2727 FINANCIAL SERVICES Catholic Charities Daybreak Center 815-774-4663 Center for Community Concerns 815-722-0722 Child Care Resource & Referral - Will County 815-741-1163 Daybreak Center 815-774-4663 Dept. of Human Services (Resource Center) 815-740-5350 Social Security Administration in Joliet 815-783-7302 Veterans Assistance Commission of Will County 815-740-8389 Will County Center for Community Concerns 815-722-0722 FOOD PANTRIES/NUTRITION Catholic Charities’ Daybreak Center 815-774-4663 The Compass Church 630-739-2824 DuPage Township 630-759-1317 Northern Illinois Food Bank 815-846-1041 Salvation Army 815-726-4834 Seventh Day Adventist Church 630-739-1038 Spanish Community Center 815-727-3683 West Suburban Community Pantry 630-512-9921 W.I.C. - Women, Infants, Children-Joliet 815-727-8524 HOMELESS/EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS Will County Regional Office of Education 815-740-8360 HOUSING ASSISTANCE Bridge Communities (DuPage Co.) 630-545-0610 Community Service Council of Northern Will County 815-886-5000 Catholic Charities’ Daybreak Center 815-774-4663 Housing Authority of Joliet 815-727-0611 MorningStar Mission 815-722-5780 Veterans Assistance Commission 815-740-8389 Will County Center Community Concerns 815-722-0722 Willfindhousing.org 815-723-3434 LEGAL Chicago Coalition for the Homeless 312-641-4140 Prairie State Legal Services 815-935-2750 Public Defender’s Office 815-727-8666 Will County Bar Association 815-726-0383 Will County Clerk’s Office 815-740-4615 Will County Office of Prairie State Services 815-727-5123 MEDICAL AMITA Bolingbrook Hospital 630-312-5000 Agape Missions - HIV/AIDS 815-723-1548 Christian Health Center 630-783-2832 Div. of Specialized Care for Children 800-322-3722 IL Dept. of Rehab Services (DORS) 815-730-4200 Linden Oaks 630-527-7225 Presence St. Joseph Medical Center 815-725-7133 Silver Cross Hospital 815-300-1100 VNA 630-892-4355 Will County Community Health Center 815-727-8670 Will County Health Department 630-679-7000 Will County Health Dept. Immunization Clinic 815-740-8143 Will-Grundy Medical Clinic 815-726-3377 RECREATION CENTERS Bolingbrook Rec Center 630-783-6529 Romeoville Rec Center 815-886-6222 RESALE STORES/CLOTHING Goodwill Bolingbrook: 123 S Weber Rd. 630-771-0474 Goodwill Joliet: 308 Hennepin Dr. 815-609-9740 MorningStar Mission Treasure Chest 2221 W. Jefferson, Joliet 815-725-6702 St. Vincent de Paul: 307 N. Chicago, Joliet 815-722-1140 Salvation Army: 300 3rd Avenue, Joliet 815-726-4834 Unique Thrift Store: 2155 W. Jefferson, Joliet 815-730-8099 SHELTERS Catholic Charities’ Daybreak Center 611 Cass St., Joliet 815-744-4663 Guardian Angel Domestic Violence 815-729-0930 Lamb’s Fold Women’s Center 153 S. Ottawa, Joliet 815-723-5262 MorningStar Mission 350 E. Washington, Joliet 815-722-5780 SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Boys & Girls Club 815-723-3434 Camp Fire USA 630-629-5160 DuPage Township 630-759-1317 Joliet Park District 815-741-7275 Rainbow Council Boy Scouts of America 815-942-4450 Trailways Girl Scouts 815-723-3449 TOWNSHIP/COUNTY OFFICES Channahon 815-467-2569 Crete 708-672-8279 DuPage 630-759-1317 Homer 708-301-0522 Joliet 815-726-4781 Lockport 815-726-6056 Manhattan 815-478-5154 New Lenox 815-485-6431 Plainfield 815-436-8308 Troy 815-744-1968 Wheatland 630-717-0092 Will 815-722-5515 TRANSPORTATION Metra 815-723-2244 Pace Heritage Bus 815-723-3259 RTA (schedule service info) 815-836-7000 VITAL STATISTICS Cook County 866-252-8974 DeKalb County 815-895-7149 DuPage County 815-895-7194 Kane County 630-232-5950 Will County Clerk’s Office 815-740-4615 VOTER REGISTRATION Will County Clerk’s Office 815-740-4615
The Compass Church Food Pantry
151 E. Briarcliff Rd Bolingbrook
Wednesdays 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bring photo ID and proof of residency
DuPage Township Food Pantry
719 Parkwood Ave. Romeoville
Bring a utility bill and identification
Open for drive up Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am – 2pm
For KIDS Sake Food Pantry
192 Lily Cache (Behind Living Water Church) Bolingbrook
Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30pm - 5:30pm
(Pop Up Market: Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9am - 12pm)
Open to all
Highpoint Church Drive-Up Care Center
1251 Windham Pkwy Romeoville
Receive a bag filled with household toiletries and groceries on Tuesdays from 6-8pm
Care Centers operate every day of the week at different locations. Check the website link for further details.
Romeoville Community Pantry
2 Belmont Dr. Romeoville
Open every Saturdays from 9:30am-11:30am (Families can attend twice a month)
Must bring photo id and be a Romeoville resident
Spanish Community Center Food Pantry
309 N. Eastern Ave. Joliet, IL
Tuesdays 11:30am - 2:00pm
Open to all but must bring an identification (a school id will work)
West Suburban Community Pantry
6809 Hobson Valley Drive, #118, Woodridge, IL
COVID-19 Modified Client Service Hours:
Bring photo ID, proof of residency, and bags or boxes for your food.
Free and Low Cost Health Clinics
Housing Assistance Resources
Emergency Housing Assistance
For families in need of emergency shelter call Morning Star Mission: 815-722-5780
Mental Health Resources
VVSD-Hartgrove Counseling Center is now virtual, offering individual counseling, group counseling, family counseling, psychiatric evaluations and level of care assessments. For more information or to schedule an appointment call: 815-372-6258 text: 773-762- 9453 Email: email@example.com
Elyssa’s Mission webinars and support for teachers and parents on suicide prevention
Safe2Help Illinois provides students with a platform to share school safety issues, resources to get help, and encouragement to help others
The Illinois Department of Human Services has launched a support line called Call4Calm that is reachable via text. Individuals who want to speak with a mental health professional can text the word “TALK” or “HABLAR” (for Spanish speakers) to 552-020. Within 24 hours, that individual will receive a call from a mental health professional employed by a local community health center. People can also text other terms, like “unemployment” or “food” or “shelter” to the same number to receive information on how to navigate and access supports and services. Call4Calm is free, and individuals who use it can remain anonymous.
Online Mental Health Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
NAMI HelpLine for assistance with mental health resources and support (National Alliance of Mental Illness)
NAMI Crisis Line: (800) 950-6264 Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., www.nami.org
AMITA Behavioral Health- Virtual behavioral health services
Mosaic Therapy Virtual Clinic: https://mosaictherapy.org/mosaictherapy-virtual-clinic/
www.7cups.com Free online text chat with a trained listener for emotional support and counseling. Also offers fee- for-service online therapy with a licensed mental health professional. Service/website also offered in Spanish.
www.emotionsanonymous.org An international fellowship of people who desire to have a better sense of emotional well-being. EA members have in person and online weekly meetings available in more than 30 countries with 600 active groups worldwide. The EA is nonprofessional and can be a complement to therapy.
www.supportgroupscentral.com Offers virtual support groups on numerous mental health conditions - free or low-cost. Website also offered in Spanish.
www.support.therapytribe.com Free, online peer support groups offering members facing mental health challenges and/or difficult family dynamics a safe place to connect. Support groups include Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, HIV/AIDS, LGBT, Marriage/Family, OCD and Teens.
https://online.supportgroups.com/ Website featuring 200+ online support groups.
www.forlikeminds.com Online mental health support network that allows for individuals to connect with others who are living with or supporting someone with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, and stressful life events.
www.18percent.org Offers a free, peer-to-peer online support community for those struggling with a wide range of mental health issues.
www.psychcentral.com Offers online mental health resources, quizzes, news, an “Ask the Therapist” function, and online support communities.