Congregational Support & Development

Getting Involved with Our CS&D Ministry

The Congregational Support and Development ministry offers many ways for UUFD members and friends to be involved in our community. We sponsor support groups, fun and relaxing activities, and retreats. We enable members to help other members through difficult times by providing occasional meals, transportation, cards, and other needs. We create a welcoming environment for newcomers and friends by sponsoring the greeter program and coffee hour each Sunday and by assisting the Minister with the Pathways to Membership program.

If you would like to assist these endeavors, please contact the current Congregational Support and Development Co-Chairs.

To view upcoming CS&D Ministry events, click here.

An additional mission of our CS&D Ministry is to help members in need find helpful sources of support sponsored by the Dekalb-area community. To that end, we hope the following list of community resources will be of assistance:

UUFD Information on Community Resources
in DeKalb and Sycamore, IL

 Includes information about community meals, food pantries, shelters, transportation, childcare, and other assistance.

 In case of emergency, call 9-1-1.

Non-emergency Numbers

 Fire:

DeKalb 815-748-8460
Sycamore 815-895-4514

Police:

DeKalb 815-748-8400
Sycamore 815-895-2123

Kish Community Hospital 815-756-1525

DeKalb County Community Action Department 815-758-3910
http://www.dekalbcountycommunityaction.org/
2550 North Annie Glidden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. most weekdays
Provides comprehensive support services for low-income residents, including financial advising, tax preparation, resume help, and employment and housing assistance.

Senior Center 815-758-4718
330 Grove St., DeKalb, IL 60115

 

 Food Pantries and Community Meals

Salvation Army Food Pantry 815-756-4308
http://salarmychicago.org/dekalb/
Ninth & Grove Streets, DeKalb, IL  60115
9:00 a.m. – Noon Monday -Thursday;
5:00 – 6:45 p.m - Thursday

St. Vincent dePaul Food Pantry 815-758-5432 x290
St. Mary Catholic Church
302 Fisk Ave , DeKalb, IL 60115 
Food Pantry Hours: Tuesdays 3–6 pm

Meals On Wheels (Seniors 60 +) 815-758-5703
Meal delivery for the homebound.

Feed My Sheep Pantry (815)758-3203
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
1915 N. First St., DeKalb, IL  60115
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Monday; 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Thursday

Feed'em Soup Community Project 815-310-0903
http://www.feedemsoup.org/
122 South First Street, Dekalb, IL 60115
Monday and Wednesday 5 – 7 p.m.
Thursday and Friday 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Sycamore Food Pantry 815-895-9113
http://sycamoreumc.org/sycamorefoodpantry.html
Sycamore United Methodist Church
160 Johnson Ave, Sycamore, IL 60178 
Hours: Noon – 4:00 p.m. Monday, open until 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month

VAC Senior Lunches 815-758-1678
DeKalb Senior Center, 330 Grove Street
815-758-1678

DeKalb High Rise, 507 E. Taylor St., 815-748-5994
Sycamore High Rise, 350 Grant St. 815-758-1678
Call for times.

VAC Senior Dinners 815-758-3932
330 Grove St., DeKalb, IL 60115
Every other Wed. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Welcome Café and Community Kitchen Brunch 815-756-7089
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb
www.uufdekalb.org
158 N. 4th Street, DeKalb, IL 60115
Free brunch the last Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to noon.  Check website or call to confirm times.

 

 Housing

 Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County 815-758-5055

http://dekalbhabitat.org/
2300 Sycamore Road #44 , DeKalb, IL 60115 

Hope Haven Homeless Shelter 815-758-3166
http://hopehavendekalb.com/
1145 Rushmore Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115 
Provides shelter, meals and supportive services to homeless individuals and families. 

 

Mental Health 

Ben Gordon Center 815-756-4875
https://secure.bengordoncenter.org/
12 Health Services Dr., DeKalb, IL 60115

Family Service Agency 815-758-8616
http://www.fsadekalbcounty.org/
14 Health Services Dr., DeKalb, IL 60115

Youth Service Bureau 815-748-2010
http://dcysb.com/
330 Grove St., DeKalb, IL 60115

Childcare

Community Coordinated Childcare (4-C) 815-758-8149 or 800-848-8727
http://www.four-c.org/
155 N. Third Street, Suite 3000
DeKalb, IL 60115
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday:  8:30a.m.-4:30p.m; Tuesday: 8:30a.m. – 6:30p.m.
Provides Child Care Financial Assistance, Resource & Referral for Child Care, Parent and Provider Education, the Child Care Food Program as well as Nursing, Social Work, Mental Health, QRS and Infant/Toddler Specialists.

 

Transportation

Voluntary Action Center (VAC) 815-758-3932 for information; 815-758-6641 for rides.
1606 Bethany Road, Sycamore, IL  60178
Community transportation services that are accessible, convenient, affordable and safe. MedVAC available for longer medical trips.

 

Other Services

Safe Passage 815-756-7930
http://www.safepassagedv.org/
P.O. Box 621, DeKalb, IL 60115 
Services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including children. Crisis hotline, legal advocate, and short-term housing available.

Welcome Essentials Pantry  815-756-7089
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb
http://www.uufdekalb.org/node/490
158 N. 4th Street, DeKalb, IL 60115
Provides toiletries, personal hygiene, cleaning, and paper products, and diapers. Available every month at the Welcome Café and Community Kitchen Bruch (see above).

Compiled by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, February 2015