The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The mission of Project HELP is to strengthen and support the quality of life for parents and their children.
Project HELP is a non-profit organization established in 1992 by the Exchange Club of Naperville. We provide supportive services for at-risk families through our parent mentor home-visitation program and parent education classes. The heart of Project HELP's program is Parent Mentoring. Parent Mentoring is free and available to parents who live in DuPage County with children under the age of twelve. In this two-year program, professionally trained volunteers provide weekly one-on-one support services in the home to help parents achieve the following goals: improve their understanding of child development, parent more effectively, improve their ability to identify and manage situational stress, improve family communication and strengthen their social support networks.