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FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT: BSD2 Community Center’s doors are still open to families in need

Imnage of the BSD2 Community Center logo

Originally Posted: April 11, 2020

Since our schools closed and our remote learning program began four weeks ago, District 2 has distributed nearly 30,000 meals to students who might otherwise have gone without. 

Simply put, food insecurity is a challenge many of our families are facing right now. 

It is not the only challenge, though. Many are now facing financial difficulties and medical and mental health concerns stemming from unemployment. Others may be encountering new parenting dilemmas as they juggle remote learning activities and work-from-home responsibilities while sheltering in place.

Fortunately, the new BSD2 Community Center is still here to connect our families to vital community supports throughout this uncertain time. 

The BSD2 Community Center remained open throughout spring break, and served more than 100 families that week, connecting most of them with much-needed food resources. As part of the BSD2 Full Service Community Schools Program, though, the Community Center serves as a resource hub where families can also access a wide variety of supports in the areas of mental and physical health, school enrollment, and parent skill development.

If the BSD2 Community Center’s staff can’t answer your question or solve your problem, it is likely they can connect you with one of our numerous community partners who can. Those partners include …

So if your family needs assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the BSD2 Community Center. Appointments are required and can be made from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday by calling 630-766-2602 ext. 4655.

Remember, their door is still open, and -- like the sign in front says -- everyone is welcome there!

Sincerely,

 

Dr. James Stelter
Superintendent of Schools
Bensenville School District 2