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COF Quick Notes–Early Bird Tickets on sale NOW!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Trivia Night & Silent Auction–Our 5 Year Celebration Continues

Trivia Night Tickets! Click HERE!

COF Quick Notes–Upcoming Open Houses!

New Participants–Let us help you plan for summer and next fall!

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Jamie Hager Lee, Program Director at jhager@connectionoffriends.org or at 630-260-0922.


Monday, March 26th

10-11:30 am

2018 COF Information –March 2018 Open House

New Volunteer and College Interns

In need of service hours for high school or college? Looking for an internship prior to graduation?

Please join us for an Open House to learn more about our volunteer and internship programs!

Thursday, March 29th

10:00-11:30 am

For more information, please contact Alexis Zola, Program Leader at 630-260-0922.

2018 Intern Open House–March

2018 Volunteer Open House–March

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.