The health and social agencies PRCF funds are vital.  They're also local, focused on the northwest suburbs or on Park Ridge specifically. So every dollar that you donate really does stay right here, improving your community.

If you already give to one of the worthy organizations listed below, thank you. If not, or if you would like to increase the breadth of your giving, it's easy with a contribution to the Park Ridge Community Fund. 

spotlight on: HAVE DREAMS

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Have Dreams, founded in 1996 in Park Ridge, is a comprehensive autism resource organization serving individuals across the entire autism spectrum, as well as families and professionals seeking training, resources and support. Have Dreams' programs for children, teens and adults with autism are focused on developing social, communication and independence skills at every stage of life. Social, Communication and Independent Living Skills (SCILS) programs offered at our Park Ridge location include Interactive Games, Wee Dream for preschoolers, Instructional Swimming at the Park Ridge Community Center, Music & Games, and our Friday night Teen Club and Young Adult Club, helping foster friendships and learning in the safe, supportive environment of Have Dreams. Programs for adults include our Life SCILS community-based program and our Have Dreams Academy Workforce Training program. Have Dreams' mission is to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) learn, function independently and socialize so that they may realize their full potential and develop into contributing members of their communities. To learn more, visit Have Dreams' website at


For more information on each agency, please click on the name to visit its website.

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Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Charitable Foundation - Cancer Survivorship Program
Support for adults in and out of cancer treatments & their caregivers.

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Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Charitable Foundation - Senior Services
Care to meet the medical, psychological and emotional needs of senior patients

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Association of Horizon
Summer camp for adults with physical disabilities


Avenues to Independence
Vocational training, job placement, and residential services for developmentally disabled people

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Boy Scouts of America, Pathway to Adventure Council
Leadership, citizenship, and character-building programs for boys and girls


Brickton Art Center
Art therapy for developmentally disabled/autistic people, pediatric cancer patients and grieving families

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Center of Concern
Senior services, case management for homebound people, housing assistance and homelessness prevention, family/individual & legal/job counseling


Clearbrook Center
Education, therapy, vocational rehabilitation, and residential services for developmentally delayed children & adults and their families

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Volunteers providing free transportation for medical needs


Educational & residential care for developmentally delayed infants, children & adults; adoption assistance and respite care


The Harbour
Emergency shelter, crisis intervention and comprehensive services for girls 12-18; transitional living support and life skills training for homeless girls 16-21

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Have Dreams
After-school and weekend programs for autistic youth and training for parents and professionals

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Josselyn Center
Outpatient mental health services

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Leyden Family Service - SHARE Program
Detoxification and residential treatment for adult substance abuse patience


Life Span
Emergency services/ counseling/legal help for domestic violence victims and families


Midwest Brain Injury Clubhouse
Rehabilitative support to persons affected by brain injury and stroke


Maine Community Youth Assistance Foundation (MCYAF)
Teen, parent, and community education to reduce underage usage of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs


Maine Niles Association of Special Recreation (M*NASR)
Recreation activities for individuals with disabilities

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Maine Township District 207 School-Based Health Center
Affordable physical and emotional health care services and healthy living education for students


National Alliance for Mental Illness, Cook County North Suburban Chapter (NAMI CCNS)
Support services for individuals with mental illness and those who care for them


Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault
Hotline 888-802-8890 Crisis intervention, counseling and support for victims of sexual assault

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Northwest COMPASS
Provide emergency services, education and empowerment for those in crisis

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Northwest Suburban Day Care
Affordable, quality childcare for low-income working families

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Norwood Seniors Network
Home-delivered meals, homemaker/caregiver services, transportation, emergency response system, and home accessibility assessments

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Park Ridge Civic Orchestra
Music therapy program at Lutheran General Hospital for adult Down Syndrome patients

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Park Ridge Park District Centennial Activity Center (formerly Senior Center)
Recreation and cultural activities; health, fitness, & social services for seniors


Rainbow Hospice & Palliative Care
Clinical and social services for seriously ill patients and their families; bereavement support; palliative care consulting and end of life support training

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Turning Point
Outpatient mental health services


Emergency and transitional housing and support services for women and their children made homeless by domestic violence

Questions or Comments?

If you have questions about any of the agencies we support or would like to suggest an agency that we should consider supporting, please fill out the information below and we'll be happy to contact you.

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