Resources & Referrals

Health Insurance

For information on the Health Insurance Marketplace, visit This website includes personalized health care coverage options that are specifically tailored to your situation.

Visit the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health Insurance Exchange website for helpful articles and factsheets.

Find Child Care

Parents can search for child care in DuPage and Kane counties through the online child care referral service. Click here to search for child care online in DuPage and Kane Counties.

The YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center can help parents search for financial assistance for daycare and find a daycare provider. You can reach the office at (630) 790-8009 or visit the website.

Child and Adult Care Food Program

YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago
Serving Kane, DuPage, and Cook counties. Through nutrition training and monitoring, the YWCA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides technical support, supervision and monetary reimbursement to assist home-based child care providers in purchasing, preparing and serving healthy meals and snacks daily to all children, ages 0 to 12 years of age participating in their programs.
Location: 1 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60602
Program Contact: Myrtle J. Thomas
Phone: (312) 762-2724
Program Website:

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

Mutual Ground, Inc.
Mutual Ground Inc. provides programs that focus on Safety, Healing and Prevention for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their families. Mutual Ground is now one of the largest and oldest domestic violence/sexual assault agencies in the state of Illinois. Mutual Ground is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Domestic Violence Hotline: 630-897-0080
Sexual Assault Hotline: 630-897-8383:
Admin: 630-897-0084

Family Support & Counseling

Family Focus Aurora
Family Focus, Inc. Aurora offers a variety of services for adults, youth, and families.
Adult Programs: Services include child-rearing support for parents with children ages 0-5, immigration and immigrant family support, father support groups, and support for grandparents raising grandchildren.
Youth Programs: Services include medical, educational, and support services for pregnant teens and teen parents, and providing educational and enrichment programs for youth ages 6-14.
Location: 550 Second Street, Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: (630) 844-2550

Substance Abuse & Addiction

Breaking Free Aurora
Breaking Free's mission is to provide the highest quality education, prevention, and counseling services focused on drug and alcohol abuse, child abuse, family relationships, mental health and wellness. Breaking Free offers adult, adolescent, and family counseling services to help local residents break the cycle of substance abuse and addiction.
Location: 120 Gale Street, Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: (630) 897-1003

Aurora Community Alliance - "Talk. They Hear You" Initiative
ACA is dedicated to "building a healthy community by working together to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use/abuse among youth." Visit the website below for information on talking to your children about alcohol.
Location: 120 Gale Street, Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: (630) 897-1003 (ask for Ann, Nikki, or Betsy)

Financial Counseling

Family Counseling Service of Aurora
Family Counseling Service offers numerous resources including debt management, financial counseling, bankruptcy, rebuilding credit and much more.
Location: 70 S. River Street Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: (630) 844-2662