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Fall/2011
Greetings! 

NCO Youth & Family Services is in an exciting transition.  We have just announced that we will be changing our name to 360 Youth Services. This new name truly reflects who we are and how we assist youth and their families by encircling them with support and services as they navigate through their life.  The name change will happen slowly over the next few months, so expect to see great new things from us as we make those changes. 

In addition, we have consolidated our counseling offices into a wonderful new facility located at 1935 Brookdale Rd., Suite 119, Naperville.  It is conveniently located on the corner of Brookdale and Bond Street.  We have new counseling and meeting spaces which are a welcome additiion.   We will be hosting an open house at a future date so stay tuned for your chance to come and visit our new office.
 
As you can see from her smiling face, Sia who is a client in our Transitional Housing Program (THP), is on her way to a bright future, having just graduated from Naperville North High School in May and was awarded the Rotary At Hope Scholarship Award from the The Rotary Club of Naperville. Sia will be attending the College of DuPage in the Fall. It is hard to believe that eight months ago she found herself homeless after her adoptive parents asked her to leave their home.

SIA
Thankfully she was referred by her church to NCO.  With the help of the NCO staff, her church and the support of NNHS staff, Sia has made great progress towards a hopeful future.  Sia is an example of the young people  we help each and everyday at THP.   

If you are looking for a night out on the town and at the same time helping NCO, please check out the Tix4Cause site and see how you can purchase dinner either at Jimmy's Grill or City Gate Grill on behalf of NCO.  Tix4Cause

We look forward to showing you our new counseling offices in the near future.  Stay tuned for more exciting news from the soon to be "360 Youth Services".

Sincerely,

 


Julie Lichter
NCO Youth & Family Services

Sunsets and Flip Flops in Paradise

Auction a HUGE Success!
The 21st Annual Auction was held on July 27th at the Abbington. The 250 guests experienced a wonderful event with great food, exciting auction packages and inspirational stories about our clients.  A big thank you to our Auction co-chairs Brenda Harter, Barb Juckins and Ellen Calamos and their committee.  

 Auction 2011 BAuction 2011 A

This event could not have been successful without the support of our sponsors:  Thank you for your support.  

 

Diamond

Exchange Club of Naperville 

The Harter Family 

Naperville Jaycees 

Platinum

ConAgra 

Nitel 

Gold 

Advanced Data Technologies 

Dr. Chris and Tanya Olson 

Joe Vozar and Vicki Coletta 

Naperville Township 

Sara Lee

Silver

BBM. Inc.

Dommermuth, Brestal, Cobine & West

First Merit Bank

Nicor Gas 

Ready Wise

In-Kind 

Fast Signs

Minuteman Press

Naperville Magazine 

Positively Naperville

Advertising Sponsors 

Alden of Waterford
Brennan & Brosnan, L.L.C.
Casey's Foods
CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc.
Dan Wolfe Automotive Group
Edward Jones - Mark Putbrese
J.P. Morgan Securities Inc.
Linden Oaks @ Edward
Lisle Savings Bank
Naperville Bank & Trust
State Rep. Darlene Senger
Wealth Strategies

630 Fashion Show

Fashion Show 2011Featuring Boris Powell
Calamos Investments and Two K Productions Present 630 Fashion Show 2011 which will be held at the Hotel Arista on September 30, 2011. The beneficiaries for this year's event are NCO Youth & Family Services and Almost Home Kids.

Thank you to our outstanding sponsors: Calamos Investments, Glancer Magazine, Factor Models, Sound Investment, Innovative Orthodontic Centers, Naperville Dental Specialists, Fusion Medical Spa, Lillians, That Pickle Guy Products and Zano's Salon and Spa.

This year will feature top Chicago designer Borris J. Powell, winner of the 2011 Oscar's designer dress challenge!! This is your chance to see his award winning Black Swan dress and his C Me N Dior 2011 Fall/Winter Collection live on our runway.

Don't miss your favorite local boutiques (Lululemon, Joe Naperville, York Furrier, Bri Zan Couture, and Strut) local designers (Sophia Forero, Rupali Iyengar (Purple Leaf Collection), Samantha Raphael (Winter Blues) and a surprise runway segment from Zano Salon & Day Spas.

Stick around directly after the show to meet and greet with the designers, take pictures, and shop their collections!

Cocktail Hour is 7:30pm-8:30pm and Fashion Show at 9:00pm.

Tickets are $75 and include 2 complimentary cocktails, Hors D'oeuvres and gift bags full of luxurious items.  To purchase tickets click here!

There are many different sponsorship opportunities available at a variety of price points (cash, gift bag items, silent auction items, program ad etc.). If you have any questions, please contact Kristy Brezinsky (630-405-9120), Kristen Frederick (630-518-6947), or send us an email at twokproduction@hotmail.com.

Thank you

Hope ChurchHope Church of Christ

On Sunday, July 31, Hope United Church of Christ brought out 20 members to our Cornerstone Group Home to do yard work. They call this their  "Jesus has left the building and we're following him" program and you can find Hope UCC at sharehope.org.   They did an amazing job of cleaning up some unkempt areas and some general sprucing up.  Thank you to Val Moreno-Tucker for coordinating and to Les Pierce for leading the project.  Your work is greatly appreciated.  

 
Mercedes-Benz of Naperville
Mercedes-Benz of Naperville held their third test drive fundraising event for NCO in June.  This time $2850 was raised to support the programs and services of NCO.  Thanks to General Mgr. Mike Tegge and all the sales team at Mercedes-Benz for their efforts on our behalf!
 
DuPage Community Foundation Grant 

NCO was one of 33 not-for-profit organizations in DuPage County to receive a grant from the 2011 Spring Discretionary Grant Cycle of The DuPage Community Foundation based in Wheaton, Illinois.  The grant for $7500, awarded at a special distribution breakfast on Wednesday, June 15 at Glen Oak Country Club, will help underwrite the costs of counseling for low income clients.

  

Hawthorne Credit Union Hosts

2nd Annual Car Wash for THP

For the 2nd year in a row, the Hawthorne Credit Union located in Naperville let the young men and women from our Transitional Housing Program take part in the car wash on Sat. Aug. 13.  Thanks to Hawthorne for providing the lot and water for this great fundrasing event. 2011 Car Wash

 

Eagle Scout Project

John Luchok coordinated and implemented a clean-up project on the property bordering the Cornerstone group home.  John and his troop cleaned up the remants of an old garage which was removed from the property, removed old fence posts and planted grasses.  John, we appreciate all your hard work on this project.

The Counseling Department News

We are in "full bloom" with all of our recent changes!flowers in vase
This is a particularly exciting season of change for the Counseling Department.  Not only have we moved to our new location, we are expanding our services to offer more groups and workshops for youth and are also about to begin accepting insurance payments.  An important part of our mission has always been to serve anyone in need regardless of ability to pay.  By adding insurance payment as an option, we will now be able to expand our circle of positive impact to serve even more families...

Please keep checking our website for updated information regarding our name change, details on our new location and expanding services.  Additionally, fliers for our fall groups will be posted soon along with online registration.  Middle School Madness (for boys and girls just starting 6th grade) will begin on September 13th.  ACES "social confidence" groups for boys and girls will begin respectively on October 11th and 12th.  Workshop details for Middle School and High School teens will also be posted online soon!