Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
(630) 896-7800

Family Counseling Service Receives $15.8K Grant From Community Foundation

Letter To The Editor

Dear Editor,

Family Counseling Service wishes to thank the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley for the $15,850 grant for building renovations.  Our building at 70 South River predates the organization of our agency in 1925.  The costly maintenance of repairs for an historic Aurora location is difficult for a non-profit in these trying economic times.

With the assistance of the Community Foundation and Olsson Roofing, Midwest Door and Window and R. J. O’Neil, we were able to make repairs to roof and windows and replace an HVAC unit without taking funds away from direct service to clients. Family Counseling Service strengthens families through our core programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Behavioral Health and Consumer Credit Counseling .We served over 6,400 clients last year with 90 percent of those receiving services in our building, a building that is now much more efficient and comfortable.

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non-profit philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities and Kendall County. For more information on the foundation, please visit

Eric Ward, Executive Director
Family Counseling Service

(630) 896-7800