Zion Lutheran Church – Hinsdale, IL

Community Resources

Hinsdale Community Services

Hinsdale Community Service is a warm-hearted, efficient way to provide emergency or interim help to our neighbors whose needs cannot be met by existing government agencies. Residents of Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Oak Brook, Willowbrook, Darien, Burr Ridge and Westmont and unincorporated areas adjoining these villages are served. Services & Programs: Food Panty, Clothes Closet, Furniture & Appliances, Children’s Dental Care, and Homeless Prevention. Web site: www.hcsfamilyservices.org  Phone: 630-323-2500. Address: 19 E Chicago Avenue, Hinsdale, IL 60521

Lutheran Child and Family Services

Lutheran Child and Family Services provides help to members in crisis through pregnancy counseling, family life education, pre-marriage seminars, support groups & workshops, adoption, foster care, and residential programs. Web site: www.lcfs.org. Phone: 708-771-7180.

Lutheran Church Charities

Lutheran Church Charities is a nonprofit, human care ministry of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Their address: 3020 Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062.  Phone: (866) 455-6466.  Web site: www.lutheranchurchcharities.org

Buddy’s Place

Buddy’s place is a bereavement program offering support groups for children ages 4-18 and their families who have experienced the death of a parent or significant caregiver. It offers children and their surviving parents a safe supportive atmosphere where they can express their grief with others who have experienced a similar loss. Web site: www.pillarscommunity.org.  Phone: 708-354-0826.

Downers Grove Walk In Ministry

Downers Grove Walk In Ministry is a coordinated community effort to provide a site for compassionate assistance to individuals and families in need of immediate help. They provide a friendly atmosphere to listen to client’s needs, assess and service their immediate requirements and provide them with recommendations for seeking long-term assistance from other helping organizations in the area. Web site: www.wimoh.org.  Phone: 630-322-9803. Address: 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove, IL 60515


Web site: Dupagepads.org. Address: 705 West Liberty, Wheaton, IL 60187 Phone: (630) 682-3846. Fax: (630) 682-3874. Website: www.dupagepads.org.

Bed’s Plus

Beds Plus is a coalition of faith communities and people of good will. Their mission is to provide emergency overnight shelter and assist homeless people of west suburban cook county to become self-sufficient. Web site: www.beds-plus.org Phone: 708-354-0858.

Family Shelter Service

Family Shelter Service is a comprehensive domestic abuse program in DuPage County, providing a range of services, support, information and resources to assist victims and their children to overcome obstacles and to become safe. Services are free of charge, confidential and are offered in English and Spanish. Web site: www.familyshelterservice.org. Hotline: 630-469-5650, TTY: 630-221-8058. Office: 630-221-8290. Address: 605 E Roosevelt, Wheaton, IL 60187.

Family Shelter Service es un programa completo para víctimas de abuso doméstico en el Condado de DuPage, que provee una gran variedad de servicios, apoyo, información y recursos que ayudan a la víctima y a sus niños a derrotar los obstáculos y conseguir seguridad. Estos servicios son gratis, confidenciales y son ofrecidos en Inglés y Español. Linea de Crisis: 630-469-5650. Oficina: 630-221-8290

 L.O.V.E. Christian Clearing House

LOVE INC OF WESTERN SUBURBS also known as LOVE Christian Clearinghouse was established in 1985 as a network of churches in eastern DuPage County in Illinois. Our service area covers 18 towns in Addison, York, Downers Grove and Lisle townships. LOVE works with churches, agencies and individual volunteers in DuPage County to link people in need directly with the organizations and/or persons best suited to provide effective help. Website: www.love-cc.org. Phone: 630-512-8665. E-mail: info@love-cc.org.

Disaster Assistance

For homeowners, renters and business owners. If you sustain losses or damage due to disaster, you may be eligible for disaster aid. Call: 1-800-621-3362. For those with Speech or hearing impairment: TTY: 188-462-7585. Or apply online: www.fema.gov


CareNet Pregnancy Services of DuPage assists women who are experiencing unplanned or unwanted pregnancies by providing emotional support, spiritual counsel, and practical assistance.  Through the support of others in the community, families may face the future with hope and plan constructively for their lives.

CareNet provides the following free services:

Pregnancy tests
Information on all pregnancy options
Limited ultrasound services

Confidential consultations

Referral to resources and agencies

Material goods for baby
Ongoing counseling and support
Abortion recovery for both men and women
Pregnancy hotline
Bridges parenting group

Amplify Youth Development: abstinence education for students and parent workshops

Contact CareNet Pregnancy Services  (www.carenetdupage.com)

Are you or someone you know struggling with a past abortion?  Confidential help is available at www.Restoreafterabortion.com