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Young Professionals Board - JOURNEYS The Road Home

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JOURNEYS | The Road Home

  • 18 people are interested

Young Professionals Board


JOURNEYS | The Road Home is a non-profit agency providing both shelter and social services to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in north/northwest suburban Cook County. JOURNEYS’ Young Professionals Board (YPB) members are caring and committed young professionals on a mission to encourage philanthropy and volunteerism amongst their peers, while broadening community awareness and involvement with the homeless in our area. YPB members are entrepreneurial, ambitious individuals dedicated to advancing the efforts of JOURNEYS through volunteering, fundraising, networking, and community engagement opportunities.

Join members between the ages of 21-39 and attend exciting fundraising and networking events with JOURNEYS.

Change the story for men, women, and families in 37 communities across our region who need our help.

Why Join the YPB?

In becoming a member, you will have the opportunity to plan and attend fundraisers, meet new people and attend networking events. You will become part of the next generation of leadership helping JOURNEYS achieve its mission.

Benefits of Membership

-Professional and leadership development opportunities through committee and event chairmanship

-Exclusive volunteer opportunities

-Member name listing on the JOURNEYS website and YPB Facebook page

-Gain knowledge and understanding of the nonprofit sector

-Network with other young professionals in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago

-Have fun in a meaningful way!

Membership Expectations

-Set/achieve personal fundraising goals

-Attend 3 of the 4 YPB meetings

-Participate on board committees

-Support and attend YPB fundraising efforts/events

-Attend a JOURNEYS Volunteer Orientation

How to Join

To apply to become a member of the YPB, please contact us at

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About JOURNEYS | The Road Home



Mission Statement

The mission of JOURNEYS | The Road Home is to individually assess and serve the homeless and near homeless, while broadening community awareness and involvement with the homeless.


JOURNEYS is a collaborative effort between the HOPE Center and PADS shelter sites focusing on intervention and prevention for those in need. The clinical staff at the HOPE Center provide a wide array of psychological services, including mental health counseling, vocational rehabilitation, and housing assistance, all geared to helping our constituents achieve independence. Along the way, 19 faith-based emergency shelter sites provide dinners and a safe, warm place to sleep from October through April and 5 faith-based emergency shelters providing the same hospitality from May through September.

The face of homelessness has changed. Financial instability now affects a wider segment of our population, extending into the middle class and even beyond. Our goal is to not only serve the needs of these people, but the community as a whole as our efforts provide services for free, and in turn, offset costs typically absorbed by hospitals, municipalities, and legal systems.

Board Development
Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


1140 E. Northwest HighwayPalatinePalatine, IL 60074



  • Recruiting
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Public Relations
  • Business Development
  • Community Outreach




  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 - 4 hours a month

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