Resources for Learners

Conversation Groups

Conversation groups give adult English as a Second Language (ESL) learners more practice in speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.  There is no charge for attendance, and there is no need to make a commitment or to register to attend a group. Simply attend when you can. All adult English learners—and their tutors—are welcome!

Schedule of Conversation Groups

Indian Prairie Public Library

401 Plainfield Rd, Darien IL 60561

 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month
10:00 AM – 12:00 noon

Contact: Adult Services at 630.887.8760 ext. 240

Itasca Community Library

500 W Irving Park Rd, Itasca IL 60143

Every Wednesday
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Contact: Adult Services at 630.773.1699

Lisle Library District

777 Front St, Lisle IL 60532

2nd & 4th Saturday of every month
10:00 AM – 12:00 noon

Contact: Literacy Outreach at 630.971.1675 ext. 1501

Naper Boulevard Library

2035 S Naper Blvd, Naperville IL 60565

Every Wednesday
10:00 AM – 12:00 noon

Contact: Adult Services at 630.961.4100 ext. 2212

West Chicago Public Library

118 W. Washington Street West Chicago IL 60185

Every Tuesday of every month
10:00 AM – 12:00 noon

Contact: Information Desk at 630.231.1552

Westmont Public Library

428 N Cass Ave, Westmont IL 60559

2nd & 4th Saturday of every month
10:00 AM – 12:00 noon

Contact: Adult Services at 630.969.5625 ext.215

Wheaton Public Library

225 N Cross St, Wheaton IL 60187

Every Saturday
10:00 AM – 12:00 noon

Contact: Adult Services at 630.868.7520

For more information, please contact us via email at info@literacydupage.org or by calling 630.942.5210.

Websites

Resource agencies

Social service agencies

There are a large number of community agencies that provide a wide range of social services.

Literacy DuPage has compiled a list which provides contact information for food pantries, shelter, domestic abuse victims, medical resources, and much more.

Community Services for Learners & Tutors

General Information

DuPage County Human Services, Information and Referral
630-407-6500

Career Counseling & Job Training

Goodwill/Workforce Connection Center
630-576-4661

Jane Adams Resource Corporation (JARC — Metro West)
773-728-9769

People’s Resouce Center
630-682-5402

Power Connection
630-679-6899

Women Employed
312-782-3902

workNet DuPage Career Center
630-955-2030

YMCA of Metro Chicago- Training Alliance
312-932-1200

Domestic Abuse

Child Abuse Hotline
800-252-2873

Community Crisis Center
847-697-2380

Family Shelter Services
630-221-8290

DuPage County Children’s Advocacy Center
630-407-2750

Child Care

YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral
630-790-8137

Child Care Information Line for Illinois
877-202-4453

Clothing Closets

People’s Resouce Center
630-682-5402

Power Connection
630-679-6899

Goodwill/Workforce Connection Center
630-576-4661

College of DuPage

Adult Basic Education, ESL, Computer Labs, Library (www.cod.edu)
630-942-3697

Computers & Computer Classes

People’s Resouce Center
630-682-5402

Power Connection
630-679-6899

Goodwill/Workforce Connection Center
630-576-4661

Driver's License Bureau

Secretary of State Driver Facilities
(www.cyberdriveillinois.com)
800-252-8980

Food

Catholic Charities
630-495-9850

DuPage County Human Services
630-407-6500

People’s Resouce Center
630-682-5402

Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry
630-355-3663

Health Resource Info & Referral

Access DuPage (affordable health insurance)
630-510-8720

College of DuPage Dental Hygiene Clinic
630-942-3250

DCHD Dental Care Referral
630-682-7400
All Kids (health insurance for children) 866-255-5437

DuPage County Health Department
630-682-7400

DuPage County Human Services: Information and Referral
800-942-9412

Housing Assistance

Bridge Communities
630-247-5636

DuPage County Human Services: Housing
630-407-6500

DuPage County Human Services: Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
630-407-6500

People’s Resouce Center
630-682-5402

Hope Fair Housing Center
630-690-6500

DuPage Home Ownership Center
630-260-2500

Immigration & Naturalization Services

World Relief Refugee Service of DuPage
630-462-7566

Legal Services

Prairie State Legal Services
800-690-2130

DuPage Bar Legal Aid Service
630-653-6212

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage
630-784-4800
www.Metrofamily.org

Illinois Legal Aid Online
www.illinoislegalaid.org

Mental Health Services

DuPage County Health Department (Crisis Unit 24 Hr.)
630-627-1700

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage
630-784-4800

Parenting

Family Focus DuPage
630-521-8808

Head Start of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage
630-784-4800

Metropolitan Family Services- Parents as Teachers (PAT)
630-784-4800

Teen Parent Connection
630-790-8433

Public Assistance

Illinois Department of Human Services
630-530-1120

Shelter

Community Crisis Center
847-697-2380

DuPage County Health Department (Crisis Unit 24 Hr.)
630-627-1700

P.A.D.S. of DuPage
630-682-3846

The Salvation Army
630-629-4948

Substance Abuse

DuPage County Health Department
630-627-1700