York Community Resource Center
York Community Resource Center is a multi-purpose neighborhood resource center serving residents of Villa Park, providing them the opportunity to become all that God intends them to be. Staff are professionally trained to serve each person’s physical, social and spiritual needs. Services are available without preference to all people and, where fees apply, based on one’s ability to pay.
Services include Elementary and Middle School after school and summer programs where children are provided homework assistance, emotional learning and recreation as well as life skills training. Case management services are offered to assist families with setting goals and overcoming obstacles they may face economically, emotionally, and with other challenges they may face.
A team from Elmhurst CRC provides a God Time, a biblically-based element to children at the center.
DuPage PADS provides an Interim Overnight Program that offers families and individuals a safe and warm sleeping environment. Volunteers assist staff in providing dinner, breakfast, and a bag lunch, sleeping space, and support activities. Have a couple of hours? Or can you pick up chips or yogurt? This once-monthly opportunity is easy to plug-in. PADS will begin again in October 2021.
For more than ten years Elmhurst CRC has shared a special relationship with the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Our relationship has included
One on one mentoring with inmate pastors 4 to 6 times each year
Joint Christmas celebration worship services via the internet
Team visits including games with inmates, worship services and a shared meal
Worship retreats for inmate pastors led by Elmhurst Church staff
Sending 800 Christmas packs that are distributed among the inmates.
Inviting inmate chaplains to visit Elmhurst Church
5th Sunday Serve
On the fifth Sunday of the month, we go out as a church and do service projects. We call it the 5th Sunday Serve, and it happens four to five times yearly. Serve projects include distributing food, packing for prisons, making blankets for those currently homeless, dry-walling and painting for a ministry partner, provide facility and maintenance support to outreach partners, and lots more.