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6:00pm - 7:00pm | 1st Wednesday of Every Month
Come join us to share ideas, issues, concerns, and thoughts about having a child or family member of any age with special needs. Helping Hand Center offers Family Support Nights the first Wednesday of each month to bring families together to talk and share with each other. Each session focuses on a different topic.
1st Wednesday each month
6:00pm - 7:00pm

May 3 | Project SEARCH Recruitment
Project SEARCH is an international internship program that takes place entirely in the workplace. Interns in the program participate in three 10-week internships at either Brookfield Zoo or AMITA Health in LaGrange while completing classroom trainings. During the program, interns work with job specialists from Helping Hand Center to seek competitive employment in the community.

If you or your family member are interested in Project SEARCH, join us for this informational meeting to learn about the program and how to apply!

LOCATION: Main Building | 9649 W. 55th Street, Countryside

June 7 | Empower Open House
Empower is a new program at Helping Hand Center that provides confidence and skills to individuals with disabilities so they can become active members in their communities. The program – which focuses on community engagement, volunteerism, and employment – is meant to serve as an intermediary step for those interested in employment or other community opportunities, but may not be ready for a traditional vocational program.

Please join us for this informational session to meet the program staff and participants and see if Empower is the right fit for you or your family member.

LOCATION: Adult Services Building | 6160 East Avenue, Hodgkins

We're looking for your ideas!
If there is a topic you would like to discuss or a guest speaker that you would like us to invite in, let us know!

For more information regarding our Mentoring Program or our Family Support & Update Nights, please contact us at or
(708) 352-3580 x220.