Meeting our Community's Needs - Neighbor to Neighbor

PRC’s Response to Coronavirus

 

Since our launch in 1975, we strive to greet everyone with dignity, respect and compassion.  The families and neighbors we serve may be especially impacted by closures of local services and businesses.  With our mission to respond to basic human needs and create future of hope and opportunity, we are working hard to continue as many of our services as possible. 

In this time of caution, People’s Resource Center is committed to providing a safe environment for our neighbors, volunteers, employees and all who turn to us.  We are following guidance to take extra precaution. Our goal is to keep emergency services available to our neighbors in need.

Here are the steps and actions we have implemented in order to maintain a healthy environment for our employees and volunteers to serve our clients on a Modified Service Schedule:

 

  • Food Pantry will be open for regular hours, with pick-up service in our parking lot.  Clients are asked to remain outside for service.
    • Food Pantry services will keep these hours.
      Grocery bags will be pre-packed
    • Clients can wait in the parking lot and bags will be delivered
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  • Rent assistance and other financial assistance will be available by appointment
    • Clients need to call for an appointment at 630-682-5402, ext. 323
    • Employees will screen each client prior to services

 

  • All other PRC services will temporarily close until at least March 31.  This includes Clothes Closet, literacy and education classes, computer training, jobs assistance and art.  (A re-open date for classes and groups will be determined based on health department guidance.) 

 

  • PRC is stopping the acceptance of donations of clothes, books, computers, from individuals immediately.

 

  • PRC will still accept food and toiletry /paper products donations.  However, monetary donations will be most helpful to aid us in our work in our Food Pantries and with Emergency Financial Assistance.  Click Here to make a Gift.

 

We care about our community and want everyone to be safe. We encourage everyone to follow good health practices as outlined by the CDC:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

 

We are continuing to monitor the situation and will give timely updates as we learn more information.  Thank you so much for your patience and support during this time.