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Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley Awards Renz Center


Elgin, IL – Renz Addiction Counseling Center was recently awarded $4,430 from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley in support of purchasing two new computers, network equipment, and group room chairs. The new computers and network equipment will allow the Center to replace antiquated computers with faster, more powerful equipment that will provide cost-saving efficiencies.

“The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a valued community partner,” said Renz Center’s Executive Director Jerry Skogmo, “and we appreciate the support they place on addiction treatment and prevention education in the Fox River Valley. Ultimately, the new chairs and the computer upgrades will allow us the better serve our clients.”

Renz Center provides a continuum of care dedicated to the prevention, intervention and treatment of addictive behaviors related to alcohol, drugs, and gambling. Services range from prevention programs for youth in the schools to outpatient treatment programs for adolescents and adults. Offices are located in St. Charles, Elgin, and Streamwood.

Renz Addiction Counseling Center is a non-profit organization funded in part by the Federal Government, Central Kane County United Way, Illinois Department of Human Services, Hanover Township, Geneva, and St. Charles 708 mental health boards and other local community organizations. To find out more about Renz Center’s programs, call 847-742-3545 or visit

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non-profit, taxexempt philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds and distributes grants and scholarships to benefit the citizens of the Fox River Valley in Illinois. Further information about the Community Foundation is available at


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