Community Outreach

Community Resource Center

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The Community Resource Center (CRC) is a community center that houses a spectrum of agencies and organizations dedicated to meeting the needs of the northwest suburbs' under-resourced population, including a large percentage of immigrant families.

NCH owns and financially supports the 20,000-square-foot building and partners with the not-for-profit organization, Partners for Our Communities (POC). The POC coordinates the services of the providers and employs a skilled staff that provides multilingual direct service, referrals, programs and assistance to community members who seek to improve their lives. Services include:

Education and Literacy

  • Harper College - non-native literacy/English as a Second Language (ESL), GED, citizenship classes
  • POC Learning Lab - computer literacy, vocational support, tutoring, and mentoring
  • Palatine Public Library - branch library
  • Community Consolidated School District 15 - bilingual outreach


  • Palatine Park District - fitness classes

Health and Wellness

Counseling and Social Service

  • Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) of Chicago - support with immigration and citizenship
  • Palatine Police Department - social workers provide crisis intervention, counseling and referrals
  • Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council - social workers provide outreach and social services for Spanish- and Russian-speaking senior citizens
  • Palatine Assisting Through Hope (PATH) - referral based clothing, household and financial assistance
  • Women In Need Growing Stronger (WINGS) - Latina outreach and support for individuals in domestic violence situations

Children’s Programs

  • Early Childhood Developmental Enrichment Center (ECDEC) / Family Involvement Nurturing Development (FIND) - early childhood development
  • I-Compete - after school activities

Community Resource Center (CRC)

1585 N. Rand Road
Palatine, IL 60074
Phone: 847-776-9500