THE KENILWORTH COMMUNITY FUND SUPPORTS 


The Alliance for for Early Childhood Began in 1989 as a community organization to promote the healthy growth and development of children, from birth to age eight. It currently has 35 member organizations, including all of the public, private, and parochial elementary schools; all the preschools and day care centers; and many other organizations that provide services to young children in Winnetka, Northfield, and Kenilworth, Illinois.


Angles for Sexual Health, Identity & Education (LINKS) Empower young people by providing health care, education, and support relating to their sexuality.


Epilepsy Services for Northeastern Illinois Provides services and support for individuals and organizations dealing with epilepsy.


Family Promise Chicago North Shore Helps families get back into permanent and sustainable housing and employment as quickly as possible.


Family Service Center Offers Provides individual and family counseling as well as seminars, special sessions, education consultation and psychotherapy. Experienced therapists regularly deal with drug and alcohol abuse, marital concerns, and family issues.


Haven Youth and Family Services  Located in Wilmette, Haven provides 24-hour crisis intervention, emergency housing and counseling to youth and their families. Haven helps youth and their families in crisis by offering specialized programs focused on prevention, intervention and private counseling. Haven collaborates with schools and other community agencies to counsel youth and to identify and prevent crises. Some of these programs include psycho-educational workshops, youth boards, service-learning opportunities, around the clock crisis intervention, outreach and ongoing counseling. All of Haven’s services are free of charge.


The Jocelyn Center Provides outpatient psychiatric services for people with mental and substance abuse problems. Staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and child development specialists.


Boy Scouts of America  Troop #13, Kenilworth Offers program opportunities and new experiences to more than 100 boys.


Kenilworth Girl Scouts Offers program opportunities and new experiences to more than 175 girls. Six active troops, third through eighth grade. Almost 100% participation.


Meals at Home  Fosters health and contributes to individual well-being and independence by delivering nutritious meals, medically prescribed diets, and providing other supportive services to the homebound, elderly, disabled and others temporarily unable to care for their nutritional needs.


National Alliance on Mental Illness  NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.


North Shore Youth Health Service, Inc. Empower young people to take responsibility for their health, well-being, and sexuality through education and prevention. 


North Shore Senior Center Supports the independence and well-being of older adults, enhances their dignity and self-respect, and promotes their participation in all aspects of community life.


Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association Works to ensure that recreation and leisure opportunities are available for children and adults with disabilities. They accomplish this mission primarily through the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association which hosts social, physical, outdoor day camp and special event programs, giving the same type o f experiences for disabled persons as are available through park districts and recreation departments for people without disabilities.


Our Place  The mission of Our Place is to support teens and adults with developmental disabilities so that they can live meaningful, productive, socially connected lives in their home community.


Samaritan Counseling Provides counseling and educational programming for those in our community that are experiencing difficult situations that include: marital relationships, loss and grief, transition, depression, divorce, anxiety, substance abuse, family relationships and job loss.  What makes Samaritan Counseling Center unique is our ability to integrate a person’s faith, if they so desire, into the healing process, treating the whole person; mind, body and spirit.


Winnetka Youth Organization Fosters individual development in junior high and high school youth in the North Shore by providing adult-to-youth mentoring, prevention services, and opportunities for leadership, citizenship, and, education within a safe, informal environment.


The Kenilworth Community Fund (previously Kenilworth United Fund) was founded in 1939 by civic-minded residents, and has remained an annual fundraising tradition every year since.  


The Kenilworth Community Fund supports local non-profit organizations with services to youth, senior citizens, families, and differently able people.


OUR HISTORY


Formed on August 30, 1939 by 9 men and women of Kenilworth, the Kenilworth Community Fund purposes as stated in the Articles of Incorporation were to: 


(a) raise and expend funds for general social welfare work

(b) to assist in the maintenance of charitable institutions, agencies, committees, or activities operating primarily for, or contributing primarily to the welfare of the people of the Village of Kenilworth

(c) to correlate social service work in the Village of Kenilworth and to assist in the planning and execution of such work, and

(d) to contribute to the support of such other charitable institutions, agencies, committees, or activities as the corporation, through its directors, may select.


FOUNDERS


Mrs. Leon T. Ellis

Mrs. Harry A. Olin

Stanley P. Farwell

George H. Rigler

Roland D. Feltman

Thompson M. Wakeley

Mrs. Newell S. Knight

Mrs. Henry G. Zander, Jr.

Vernon R. Loucke


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