Through prayer, relationship-building and sharing of resources, the Wheaton Franciscans collaborate with organizations whose mission and priorities are similar to ours. We focus primarily on the following areas: care of creation; health and dental in underserved areas; refugees and immigrants; women and children in vulnerable situations; and other purposes that align with our values. We are currently connected to nearly 100 organizations.
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Peoples Resource Center (PRC)
In 1975, a small group of community volunteers established People’s Resource Center (PRC) to help their neighbors struggling with hunger. Today, this organization serves nearly 30,000 low-income residents of DuPage County annually with both basic needs assistance and programs that help put economically struggling families on the path to self-sufficiency. Their programs are grouped into two categories. Families searching for immediate assistance can access our Emergency Services Program, which improves access to food, seasonally-appropriate clothing, and financial assistance. Residents looking to work towards personal and professional goals can access educational programs, resources and workshops through our Empowerment Program, which includes Adult Literacy, Computer Training and Access, Community Art, and Job Assistance