Summer Session 2019 Highlights

Community Volunteering

The DuPage Children’s Museum, DuPage Care Center, Humanitarian Service Proejct & Southminster Presybyerian Church (gardening).

Volunteering at DuPage Children’s Museum
Volunteering at Connection of Friends
  • DuPage Care Center–Christmas ornaments for the gift shop
  • DuPage Pads–Creating place mats
  • SCARCE–Peeling and sorting crayons
  • People’s Resource Center–Christmas in July Food Drive
  • People’s Resource Center–Donating vegetables from COF’s garden
Place Mats for DuPage Pads
Topical Series (Not a complete list)
  • Summer in the City Series–Chicago
  • True Colors Series–The History of Colors
  • Fashion Through History Series
  • Pop Up Video Series–Music in Pop Culture
  • Health & Hygiene Series
Product Creation (for upcoming fundraisers)
  • Barklicious Dog Biscuits–Christmas in July Sale
  • Glass Bead Ornaments
  • Loofah Soap
  • Wooden Door and Pallet Christmas Ornaments
  • Wine Cork Wreaths
  • Wine Cork Coasters

Upcoming Fundraiser

Save the Date!

Raise a Glass to COF Art, Product & Trunk Show

Saturday, October 12th

6:30-9:00 pm

Emmett’s Brewing Co., Wheaton

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 offers a variety of day and time options. Dinner & Dancing with Friends is held on Monday from 3:00-6:00 pm and Saturday Night Socials are held from 6:00-9:00 pm.

Participants sign-up for 13-week sessions and select specific days and time options that work best for their schedule. A 13-week commitment is not required for Dinner and Dancing with Friends and Saturday Night Socials. Rather participants can pick and choose as many as they wish for each 13-week session. Connection of Friends is only closed on traditional holidays. Please click on the following tabs for further information: Week Day Activities, Dinner & Dancing and Saturday Night Socials

What’s Happening at Home?

At Connection of Friends, we know our participants do many amazing activities and celebrate wonderful accomplishments outside of our program! As we continue to work on socialization skills, we would love to hear about any current or future special events or occasions so we can encourage participants to share their experiences with their friends at COF.

If your participant has an upcoming event or special occasion, please fill out the following form and return it to Jamie Hager Lee at