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The GEYFCS relies on a unique mix of local funding partners to remain operational. Due to historic economic pressures and a difficult fundraising environment, the United Way has discontinued their fifteen-year funding partnership with the GEYFCS effective July 1, 2010. As a consequence of this action one of the central pillars of our funding structure has been removed. The United Way has been clear in stating “do not take this decline as a reflection of the good work of your program, or your approach to the application process.” The United Way was forced to severe ties with 31 groups. There was a total of $3,000,000.00 of denied or reduced funding across all groups.

The GEYFCS at any given time allocates between 70-85% of professional counseling services to individuals, youth and families with incomes at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. GEYFCS provides a community safety net to local youth and families who otherwise would be unable to access recommended services. As a direct result of a formal partnership with both Glenbard West and Glenbard South High Schools, local at risk, high risk and low-income youth and their families are able to access services.

Your donated dollars go to help supplement those reduced fees charged to individuals, youth and families who require our sliding scale to access services.

We urgently request your consideration in making a tax-deductible contribution and remain deeply appreciative for any and all support you may deem appropriate!

Checks may be made payable to GEYFCS an mailed to:

GEYFCS
535 Forest Ave.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Client Testimonials*

“For someone who finds herself in a (financial) bind, there is help out there.”

“It saved my life, I’m a much better person.”

“Our therapist was great! He really connected with my son.”

“Thank-you for providing a safe place where feelings could be shared without judgement.”

“Thank-you for giving us the help we needed at a price we could manage.”

“I have already recommended the service.”




*Testimonials gathered from client evaluation forms and quotes made for an article appearing in the Glen Ellyn News.