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December 2023 Collaborator: Women and Children

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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Lazarus House

St. Charles, IL

Lazarus House is an emergency shelter and center for transitional living for men, women, and children who are homeless or in crisis from the communities of Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, and western rural Kane County. Their services include safe shelter, nutritious food, personal hygiene items, shower and laundry facilities, clothing through local resources, healthcare through a local free clinic and other local funding, case management, coaching, linkage to needed services in the community and to federal and state programs. The agency also provides access to mental health and substance abuse services, transportation for work and school appointments, budgeting and credit repair, employment assistance/skills upgrade, GED tutoring, assistance with securing college scholarships and job training grants and in-house classes that support successful living.

For it is in giving that we receive.

St. Francis of Assisi

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