Community Resources

Social Services

Information and listings of social and community resources may be found at:

Salvation Army Liaison

Downers Grove Township-Division of Human Services at (630) 719-6685.

Find a Food Pantry

The website for the Community Hunger Network  lists food pantries that serve Downers Grove and DuPage County.

Volunteer Opportunities

Municipal Volunteer Program

The Village is looking for volunteers to work on special projects as needed, such as electronics recycling events, general office assistance, building improvements and emergency response. If you are interested in becoming a Municipal Volunteer, please fill out the Online Application, which identifies your skills and availability. Applicants will be kept on file and called upon, as needed, or may apply for specific posted volunteer opportunities.

 Volunteers will be assigned to projects and specific duties at the Village's discretion.  Questions about the program may be directed to Sheryl Vlk at (630) 434-8810.

DuPage County

Additional volunteer opportunities throughout Downers Grove and the DuPage area may be found on the Giving DuPage website.

Home Chore Program

The Home Chore Program connects residents, in need of assistance with household chores, with local participants, 12 and older, who provide such services as: yard work, snow removal, light moving and lifting, babysitting, etc. To obtain some household help through the Home Chore Program or to sign up as a service provider, call the Village at (630) 434-5500.

Counseling

For non-emergency situations of an urgent nature, contact the DuPage County Mental Health Department, Crisis Line / Central Intake number at (630) 628-1700.

Additional not-for-profit counseling service providers in the region include:

  • Metropolitan Family Services (Wheaton/Woodridge) 630-784-4800,
  • Community House (Hinsdale) 630-323-7500,
  • Catholic Charities (Lombard) 800-240-7011,
  • Naperville Community Outreach (Naperville) 630-961-2992,
  • DuPage Community Clinic (Wheaton) 630-682-0639

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