Posted on Apr 18, 2019
This week, we heard from two more local organizations that received financial grants from the Club.
Suzanne Ploger,  Palatine Rotarian, and Development Director of Jouneys, the Road Home, explained ho how our grant, which paid for transportation vouchers, played an important role in helping their clients transition from homelessness.  She also gave us an update on new developments at Journeys, including the upcoming expansion of the Hope Center.  For more information about the services and programs offered by Journeys visit
Connect to Community was started to assist young adults with special needs as they transition out of educational entitlements into the “real” world.  As Barbara Tobias, explained, their primary focus is on customized employment,  but they also do educational outreach, offer social and volunteer opportunities and advocacy.  As a relatively young organization that was started in 2013, one of their challenges is managing growth.  Their Rotary grant was used to help develop a database and email platform that will help them communicate with their client base.  For more information visit