Teaching clients how to eat healthy on a budget.

Suzanne, Jo, and Megan, hard at work with food preparation for our ongoing “Healthy Cooking on a Budget” classes.

Volunteer Opportunities


Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Volunteering can be a great way for you to do just that! Here are several ways that you can be of help to Families Helping Families.

If you are interested in helping with any of the opportunities below, please download this volunteer opportunity form and contact Connie at conniecowan1@gmail.com.


FHF provides programming for our clients, such as a Nutrition and Cooking Class where even the children learned how to make a healthy veggie pizza. Volunteers are needed to help with these events.


Monetary Donations: To pay housing and utility costs. Please make checks payable to Families Helping Families and mail to: Sally Meno, 1164 Dickens Lane, Naperville, IL 60563. Questions? sallymeno@gmail.com

Mentors: Volunteers willing to go through training and become involved in the day-to-day lives of our clients. Contact Vicky at vicky.m.joseph@gmail.com.

Cars: Our families need serviceable cars to get to school and work. Your donation is tax deductible. Contact Vicky at vicky.m.joseph@gmail.com.

Service Projects: If your group is looking for a service project, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss it with you: Contact Mandie at mandiejue@gmail.com.

Supply closet: We welcome donations of personal products and cleaning products since our clients cannot buy these with their food stamps. Ask us for a list of needed items: Mandie at mandiejue@gmail.com.

Other donations: Get added to our LINK email list to see what our clients need and to offer donations of clothing, furniture, etc.: fhflink@gmail.com.

Gift Cards: Sometimes our families have budgets that come up short. Gift cards for gas, groceries, Walmart, and Target are lifesavers. Any amount is appreciated! Contact Nancy at nancy.mullin52@yahoo.com.

Volunteer: If you would like to volunteer, contact Connie at conniecowan1@comcast.net

Professional Services – Our families often need the services of an attorney, doctor, dentist, orthodontist, hair stylist, auto mechanic, etc. These services are unaffordable luxuries for our clients.  Contact Vicky at vicky.m.joseph@gmail.com.

Emergency Babysitters – Our clients sometimes need childcare help. They may be taking a night or weekend class, which is very difficult since childcare centers are not open then. Their child may have an ear infection and fever, in which case the childcare center will not allow them to attend. We are building a list of willing, occasional babysitters. Contact Connie at conniecowan1@comcast.net.

Mentor Support – There are times when one of our families has an emergency need such as transportation when their car is in the shop or similar circumstances. Can you be on call to help if you are available at the time?  Contact Connie at conniecowan1@comcast.net.

Truck and Moving Help – Our families often need help moving in and out. Please let us know if you might like to lend a hand for a few hours! Contact Connie at conniecowan1@comcast.net.