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Community Outreach

Community Resource Center (CRC)

The CRC is a community center that houses a spectrum of agencies and organizations dedicated to meeting the needs of the northwest suburbs’ under-resourced population, including a large percentage of immigrant families.

We own and financially support a 20,000-square-foot building where we partner with the not-for-profit organization Partners for Our Communities (POC). The POC coordinates the services of the providers and employs a skilled staff that provides multilingual direct service, referrals, programs and assistance to community members who seek to improve their lives.

Learn more in English and Spanish about the services offered.

CRC Services include:

Education and Literacy
  • Harper College: non-native literacy / English as a Second Language (ESL), GED citizenship classes
  • POC Learning Lab: computer literacy, vocational support, tutoring and mentoring
  • Palatine Public Library services
  • Community Consolidated School District 15: bilingual outreach
Health and Wellness
  • NCH Community Nurse: bilingual registered nurse provides education, referrals and coordination of care
  • Community Health Worker provides referrals to community clinics, social services, education and support for diabetes and heart failure; prenatal tours and support
Counseling and Social Service
  • Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) of Chicago: support with immigration and citizenship
  • Palatine Police Department: social workers provide crisis intervention, counseling and referrals
  • Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council: social workers provide outreach and social services for Spanish- and Russian-speaking senior citizens
  • Palatine Assisting Through Hope (PATH): referral-based clothing, household and financial assistance
  • Women In Need Growing Stronger (WINGS): Latina outreach and support for individuals in domestic violence situations
Children’s Programs
  • Early Childhood Developmental Enrichment Center (ECDEC) / Family Involvement Nurturing Development (FIND)
  • I-Compete: after school activities