Family Support Days

Bringing education and community resources together for our Will County Families.

Family Support Days

There will be 3 family support days held this year to serve families with children and youth that are experiencing economic hardships or have lost their housing.

School-Aged Children

There are a total of 1,638 school-aged children without stable housing in Will County. Many families with children and youth have lost their housing as a result of experiencing economic hardships. These families may be staying in a shelter, living temporarily with family or friends, or spending weeks to months at a motel. This is reality for many Will County families. Family Support Day supports them.

2018 Schedule

Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:00AM – 11:30AM
Joliet West High School Cafeteria
401 N. Larkin Ave, Joliet, IL

Saturday, August 11, 2018
9:00AM – 11:30AM
Crete-Monee School District #201U
1500 Sangamon Street, Crete, IL

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
9:00AM – 11:30AM
Bolingbrook High School
365 Raider Way, Bolingbrook, IL

What to Expect

Over 40 service providers will be on site to provide direct services in the following areas:

  • Shelter/Housing/Rental Assistance
  • Hygiene supplies
  • Medical/Health Insurance coverage for their children
  • Food for the household
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Mental Health Services
  • And more!

How Can You Help?

Host a Hygiene For Humanity Supply Drive

You, your friends, your family, or your office would collect the needed hygiene items and then have a packing party. However many kits you would like to pack is how many items you need to collect.

United Way of Will County is here to help with logistics!
Contact Samantha@uwwill.org for help

Learn more.

Donate to the Event

Monetary Donations:
Please direct your contribution to:
“Family Support Day”
United Way of Will County
54 N Ottawa Street, Suite 300
Joliet IL 60432

Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Product Donations:
Spring 2018 donations will be accepted through April 16, 2018.

Hygiene Items Needed:
Full Size Products: deodorant, bath soap, shampoo, disposable razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste and feminine hygiene products.

Please drop off your contribution at*:

Will County Regional Office of Education
702 W Maple St.,
New Lenox IL, 60451
(M-F 8:30 to 4:30)

*If you are a community group or employer, be sure to self identify your group when dropping items off.

Volunteer at the Event

For information on how to volunteer contact:
Ron O’Connor, McKinney-Vento Liaison
(815) 740-4787
roconnor@willcountyillinois.com

Participate as a Service Provider

For information on how to participate as a service provider contact:
Ron O’Connor, McKinney-Vento Liaison
(815) 740-4787
roconnor@willcountyillinois.com

Help us spread the word!

Share this page or tell someone who can benefit from attending.
The more families that know about this event, the more families we can help!

For additional questions, please contact:

Ron O’Connor, McKinney-Vento Liaison
Will County Regional Office of Education.
(815) 740-4787
702 W. Maple Street
New Lenox, Illinois 60451
roconnor@willcountyillinois.com