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

Addison Public Library

4 Friendship Plaza, Addison IL 60101

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

Contact: 630.543.3617

Indian Prairie Public Library

401 Plainfield Rd, Darien IL 60561

1st & 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. 1002

Loaves & Fishes

1871 High Grove Lane, Naperville IL 60540

2nd and 4th Friday’s of every month
10:00 AM to 12:00 noon

Contact: 630.355.3663

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

Wheaton Public Library - Conversation Café

225 N Cross St, Wheaton IL 60187

1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Contact: Adult Services at 630.868.7520

For more information, please contact us via email at info@literacydupage.org or by calling 630.416.6699.

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