Please join us on Saturday, April 29th for our annual Trivia Night & Silent Auction Fundraiser! All monies raised directly benefit programming and activities at Connection of Friends. To learn more or to purchase tickets, please click on the link! Trivia Night Tickets and Information
Connection of Friends is hosting a series of Open Houses for new families. Please join us on Monday, March 27th to learn more about us. Whether you are looking for programming to help fill the summer months or have a student that is completing their transition program, we can help meet your needs. For more information, please contact Jamie Hager Lee, Program Director at 630/260-0922 or at email@example.com.
Who We Are
Connection of Friends is a community-based program which provides a place for teens, age 16 and older, and adults with special needs to gather socially with an emphasis on life skill, volunteer and fitness activities on a daily basis and Saturday evenings. Our primary purpose is for participants to engage in meaningful ways within a supported environment.
Where We Are Located
Connection of Friends is located at Hope Presbyterian Church, 1771 S. Wiesbrook Road, Wheaton. (Connection of Friends is not affiliated with Hope Presbyterian Church).
What We Offer
COF operates Monday through Thursday with varied options of Noon-6:00 p.m. or Noon-3:00 p.m. or 3-6:00 p.m. Friday programming is from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Our Saturday Night Socials are held from 6-9:00 p.m. Participants sign-up for 13-week sessions and select the specific days and time options. Connection of Friends is only closed on traditional holidays.
Week-day programming includes preparing a daily meal and snack; volunteering at a food pantry and nursing home; volunteering for SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling Composting Education); music; art; gardening; fitness/yoga/nutrition; product creation and community lunch. Dinner & Dancing with Friends is offered on Mondays each session.
2017 Session Schedule (Through Fall)
Connection of Friends offers 13-week sessions that run consecutively. While we conduct Participant In-takes throughout the year, it is important to note the following dates if you are interested in a specific session. Please click on the link for a list of pertinent dates pertaining to our Summer and Fall Session 2017.