Women & Families

Adoption, Foster Care, Safe Families

If you are interested in learning more about caring for vulnerable children, visit our Homes of Hope page.

Monthly Prayer at Planned Parenthood, Aurora

Gather to peacefully to pray outside of Planned Parenthood in Aurora on the 3rd Friday of every month. We have seen lives saved and people looking for alternatives as we simply stand and pray across the street from Planned Parenthood. For specific times, Email Ricki.  (MAP)

Administer Justice

Administer Justice provides a wide range of services to meet both the immediate and future needs of low-income individuals facing civil matters. Some services are no cost and some may require a small administrative fee. Anyone will qualify for help if their household earns less than 250% of the federal poverty guideline. There are no restrictions to age, race, gender or religious affiliation. Our programs lead to personal empowerment based on Biblical principles. 

Click Here to find out if you are eligible and to schedule an appointment, click the Schedule An Appointment link below.

Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Crisis pregnancy centers provide free and confidential support for women who may be experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Included are pregnancy tests, accurate information on pregnancy-related issues, assistance in finding affordable medical care, adoption, maternity home and prenatal childbirth class referrals, as well as ongoing mentoring and friendly support.

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Lifespring Crisis Shelter

Lifespring Ministry is Wayside’s long term transitional living program for women and women with children, who have lost their housing due to addiction, abuse or financial reasons. This safe, loving “family” environment provides a six-month program teaching families the necessary skills to live independently.

Pay It Forward

Providing low-cost temporary respite and lodging in a comfortable, home-like environment for family members and friends of patients at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore or elsewhere in DeKalb County. Serving opportunities include baking cookies, being a friendly face/greeter, cleaning crew, helping with fundraising, lawn and garden care.

Safe Passage

Safe Passage is a safe shelter for women and children who have experienced abuse. Volunteer opportunities include office help such as data entry and filing, helping receive and organize donations, helping with fund raising, and various other serving opportunities.

World Relief

Providing resettlement assistance for refugees from around the globe, World Relief works with local churches to help immigrants adjust to American life and culture. Volunteers provide basic resettlement needs by hosting refugee families that are in transition (typically one week), providing English tutoring, financial/budget advising, transportation, collecting/organizing household items for refugee's first apartments or joining a group of refugee moms for periodic "Ladies Day Out."