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TriCity Family Services Receives $15K Grant From Community Foundation

For further information:
Carol Tritschler, Director of Development
ctritschler@tricityfamilyservices.org

TriCity Family Services (TCFS) would like to express gratitude to the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley for awarding us $15,000.   We will use the funds to replace 15-year-old carpeting and flooring in common areas and wallpaper in client washrooms at our Geneva facility.  These improvements are needed due to wear and tear and safety concerns for the thousands of clients we serve annually.

Our experienced TCFS therapists provide quality, family-centered, behavioral health services for children, adolescents, adults, and their families in the Mid Fox River Valley.  We help children and teens work through individual challenges such as: conflict with other family members, problems interacting with peers, disruptive behavior, substance abuse, physical or sexual abuse and depression.  TCFS also specializes in personalized individual or couples counseling for adults, addressing issues like depression, marital discord, grief, divorce, domestic violence, parenting, stress, communication problems, sexual abuse and anxiety/phobias.  We also run a group therapy program for women, and a group for children K-5 designed to help them build social skills.

TCFS staff is active in community outreach and also develop and deliver many prevention and early intervention workshops for children, adolescents, and adults.  These interactive workshops on a wide range of mental health and wellness topics are given in schools and churches and other locations.  However, most of the individual and family counseling for community residents and employee assistance for participating local businesses take place at our 1120 Randall Court facility.  Many group workshops also take place at our office such as:  Superstars Successful Social Skills for Kids, Smart Choices K-5 Anger Management workshops for elementary school-aged children, I-C.A.N. Adult Anger Management workshops, Postpartum Depression / Anxiety Support Group for Women, and our Parent and Support Education series.

We served 3,366 clients and their family members in fiscal year 2008 for a grand total of 30,381 client hours of service.  We are able to offer our services on a sliding scale through donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, Community Chest, United Way, church and community groups, and state and local governments.  More information about our programs is available on our website at www.tricityfamilyservices.org or by calling 630-232-1070.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to the Community Foundation for their continued support of our mission.  We appreciate their confidence in our ability to continue to provide unique and beneficial services to this community.

TriCity Family Services is a 42-year-old, private, not-for-profit agency human service agency serving the community members and organizations of central Kane County. The agency is dedicated to strengthening people and building community through the provision of quality, affordable counseling, youth crisis intervention, prevention, and early intervention services that promote sound mental health and effective family functioning.  As a community-based agency, TriCity Family Services promotes service excellence, honesty, hopefulness, personal responsibility and respect for others.

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a collection of individual funds and resources given by local citizens to enhance and support the quality of life in the Fox River Valley in Illinois.  It is a tax-exempt charity that allows individuals, businesses, and other non-profit organizations to establish permanent endowment and temporary funds within the confines of one large foundation.  Foundation funds are used to provide grants to non-profit organizations and scholarships to area students.  The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley serves the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities and Kendall County in the State of Illinois.

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

Being a part of the Community Foundation scholarship committee is the highlight of my year. For many, a scholarship from the Community Foundation is the reason they are able to continue reaching for their dreams and changing the future of our world. I hope each recipient knows just how inspirational they are to those of us who are lucky enough to read their stories.

Jessica Breugelmans

Board Member & Scholarship Committee Member

…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

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