Amboy Education Foundation
The Amboy Education Foundation is a volunteer organization that helps to purchase programs and equipment that expand educational opportunities for Amboy students. The foundation provides such educational tools as library books, remedial reading and math programs, computers and software, and microscopes.
American Red Cross – Lee County Chapter
This local chapter of the Red Cross provides disaster relief programs, services to members of the military and their families, safety kits, first aid courses, rentals of infant car restraints, and facilitates donations of blood in Lee County.
Boy Scouts – Blackhawk Area Council
Through a variety of year-round programs, the Boy Scouts strives to build the moral strength and character of boys in Lee County. Serving hundreds of young people in Lee County, the programs also develop good citizens and physical, mental, and emotional fitness.
Bright Beginnings Christian Preschool & Daycare
Bright Beginnings is a DCFS licensed not for profit child care center providing quality education and care for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years. All United Way funds are targeted to Fee Assistance programs, reducing tuition for families that demonstrate financial need.
Catholic Charities Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
Catholic Charities Long Term Care Ombudsman Program works to preserve and protect the dignity of individuals who reside in long-term care facilities in our communities. Ombudsmen are committed to ensuring residents are treated with respect and advocate for individuals to receive the highest level of care and services to maximize independence.
Dixon Community Garden
The volunteers of Dixon Community Gardens provide raised bed garden spaces for local residents who desire to grow fresh produce for their personal consumption and to donate to those in need of healthy vegetables.
Dixon Family YMCA
The Dixon Family YMCA offers many programs for all ages in an atmosphere that values caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Its health, wellness, educational, and recreational programs promote physical, mental and spiritual wellness.
Dixon Habitat for Humanity
Habitat is a joint effort of Dixon’s Christian community that builds decent, affordable homes for families in need.
Dixon PADS Shelter
PADS offers shelter and food to homeless individuals and families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They provide individuals assistance, education and counseling to aid in the goal of independent living.
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
The Girl Scouts provide girls with a friendly, supportive environment in which they learn new skills, cultivate strong friendships, participate in constructive recreational activities, and look up to positive, easily accessible role models.
Goodfellows of Lee County
Goodfellows provides food, clothing, toys, and gifts for families in need during the holiday season.
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center
Home of Hope supports families touched by cancer. Programs and services include emotional support groups, educational seminars, and stress management programs. All services are free of charge.
Hospice of the Rock River Valley
HRRV provides compassionate care for patients of all ages in the latter stages of terminal illness, at a time when assistance and understanding are needed most. UWLC funding helps to train hospice volunteers and to provide support services to bereaved family members.
Kreider Services Early Intervention Program
Kreider Services assists individuals with disabilities to reach their fullest potential. UWLC funding supports Kreider’s Early Intervention program, which serves Lee County children (ages birth to three) who have developmental delays. Trained staff work with parents to facilitate the child’s development in cognition, speech, language, social, and motor skills.
Lee County CASA
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) provides trained volunteer guardians for every abused or neglected child who is subject to juvenile court proceedings in Lee County. CASA also works to facilitate placement of such children into safe, loving, permanent homes as soon as possible.
Lee County Council on Aging
LCCOA assesses and meets the needs of Lee County senior citizens. The agency provides transportation, nutrition, a senior citizens center, and is a primary provider of information and assistance for Lee County seniors.
Lee County Health Department Car Seat Program
Lee County Health Department has car seats available at a reduced rate for WIC parents or guardians in need of one. During the appointment to acquire a seat our certified technician will review the seat with the parent or guardian, adjust the straps and demonstrate proper installation of the seat in the client’s vehicle.
Lifescape Community Services
The largest agency in northwestern Illinois serving older adults, families and caregivers in Winnebago, Boone, Whireside, Carroll, Lee and Ogle counties. Whether a person needs a nutritious meal, help completing complicated paperwork, assistance in paying bills, a safe place to go during the day or wants to put their talents and skills to use by volunteering at a local nonprofit agency, Lifescape Community Services is the resource that can help meet that need.
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
www.lssi.org (State Website)
LSSI provides counseling services to Lee County individuals and groups through intensive work and interaction to chronic delinquent offenders, family issues, youth/adult substance abuse, and youth runaways.
Open Sesame Child Care Center
Open Sesame is an IL licensed, not for profit child care center that offers full- and part-time child care for children ages six weeks through 12 years. United Way funding assists families that become ineligible for tuition assistance from IDHS and other families that are going through difficult times and need assistance with tuition.
Prairie State Legal Services
www.pslegal.org (Regional Website)
Prairie State Legal Services offers legal help at no charge to low income and elderly persons in Lee County. PSLS attorneys focus on the most urgent problems such as domestic violence, nursing home discharge cases, elder abuse, and other basic-needs issues.
The Safe Passage Initiative is a program to help people with any substance use disorder get into treatment sooner than they could on their own. It is a deflection program run by the Dixon Police Dept. and Lee Co. Sheriff Dept.
www.saheartland.org (National Website)
The Salvation Army provides various crisis services such as food, transportation, medical assistance, furnishings, emergency disaster relief, transient service, and lodging. UWLC funding goes to the rapidraft assistance program, providing fast direct assistance to Lee County people who urgently need Salvation Army services.
Serving Up Summer
Children can enjoy free lunches through the Summer Food Service Program, a federally funded nutrition program open to all kids aged 1‐18 years. No applications are necessary to drop in and all children and teens are welcome. In addition to lunch, a free enrichment activity will also be provided. Serving Up Summer makes sure all children can eat healthy food during the summer months when they can’t eat at school.
Shining Star Children’s Advocacy Center
Shining Star helps local children who are involved in cases of sexual and serious physical abuse, ensuring that investigations are conducted in a manner sensitive to the needs of children. The center provides a neutral child-friendly environment where children and families can be interviewed for crisis intervention, evidence gathering, and counseling service referrals.
Sinnissippi Centers is a community based behavioral health center. UWLC funds a program within the schools in our area, helping children with needs that guidance counselors or teachers are unable to help with in the hopes that the child has the best possible chance to succeed in academics.
Teen Turf Youth Center
Teen Turf offers a safe and wholesome environment for Amboy and the surrounding areas’ youth, providing mentoring, role models, and after-school tutoring. Focusing on positive values, Teen Turf teaches youth to be community volunteers and responsible citizens.
Tri-County Opportunities Council Early Head Start
The TCOC Two Generations, Hand in Hand Initiative focuses for the two generational model is to increase family stability through curriculum module training, case management, mentor coaching, and paid internship opportunities in the Early Head Start/Head Start classrooms. This program supports individuals experiencing low income to increase their knowledge, further their education, and gain the necessary skills for employment in the early childhood field.
Woodlawn Arts Academy
Woodlawn provides quality artistic opportunities to the Lee County residents Community. They offer quality programming opportunities to all ages in all disciplines, taught by dedicated, educated, and experienced staff members.
YWCA of the Sauk Valley
This local YWCA provides safe shelter for domestic violence victims and their children. Counseling is provided for victims of sexual assault/harassment and their families. A 24 hour hotline is available. UWLC funds help generate matching state grants for domestic violence and sexual assault services and also supports the YWCA’s TechGYRLS and Career Center programs.