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  • October is DV Awareness Month, join us for Shine a Light: Domestic Violence Rally and Candlelight Vigil, October 27th, 2016 at 7pm at the ECC Spartan Auditorium G100, click here for flyer. Visit us at these events throughout the month! click here for list of events.
  • To RSVP online for the 41st Annual Anniversary Dinner held on November 10, 2016, Click Here!
  • The Staff of the Hoffman Estates Claim Jumper will host a Community Support Day,  Claim Jumper will proudly donate 15% of your Pre-Tax food and beverage purchase. Join us for a FUN-raiser at Claim Jumpers and raise money for the Take the family to dinner and support our families at the same time! --- Where: Claim Jumper Hoffman Estates, IL, 2610 N. Sutton Rd.---When: Thursday, October 20th 11am-9pm ** Please Call for Reservations at (847) 645-6400 Must have flyer, click here to download
  • Please make the Holidays brighter for the women and children we serve; click here for a list of gifts and project ideas for you, your family, group or business. Click Here to download this years Wish List!
  • Thank you to everyone who voted for the Community Crisis Center in the Baird and Warner Goodwill Network! A grant of $10,000 was awarded. This money will be put towards the continuation of our 24 hour services for those impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness and other crisis. Thank you!!!
  • Ana (14) and Sarah (14), Girl Scouts from Troop 35 of St. Catherine of Siena School, have made stuffed animals for the children at the Community Crisis Center as part of their Silver Award project. The intention of these cuddly creatures is to provide warmth, comfort and security to children who have experienced trauma. The girls presented their adorable animals to Lea Conrad, Children's Program Coordinator. Their kindness and support is greatly appreciated. If you would like the directions to make one of these stuffed animals please click the following link(s). Owl Pattern: Whale Pattern:
  • Our 29th Annual Gala & Auction fundraiser was a success! Save the Date for next years Auction!! Sauturday, March 11, 2017! Fun was had by all! Thank you to all of our sponsors, supporters, guests, and volunteers!
  • View our Current Newsletter! - Current Newsletter our current Donor's list and our Annual Report
  • Why diapers matter. Clean diapers are a basic need of babies. Without diapers babies are ineligible for childcare; without childcare, parents cannot work. Last year we provided 33,199 diapers to families in need. Please donate diapers – our greatest need is sizes 5 & 6. Click HERE to donate now or shop and have them delivered to our door.
  • When you are shopping online Think of AmazonSmile! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Community Crisis Center, Inc. whenever you shop on AmazonSmile Click Here for more details and to start shopping!

  • Through our community’s efforts, we have raised over $30,000 through cell phone recycling. If you know of a church, civic or business organization willing to collect cell phones for us, have them call Mary at ext. 120 for details.

  • Click Here for Crisis Center Greatest Needs list.

  • Help Fill Our Emergency Food Pantry!
  • Our pantry is running low, click here for a list of most needed items Click here for a list of non-food needs.

  • Please note: due to safety concerns we no longer accept donations of used baby/toddler equipment.

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Computer Safety

Steps to Clear Internet Explorer History and Cookies

Question: How can I clear the Internet Explorer history file?

Answer: Instructions on how to clear the History/Cache in Internet Explorer 4.0 and above on a PC.

  1. Select "Internet Options" under the "View" or "Tools" option (depending on the version you are running) on the toolbar.
  2. Under the "General" folder under "Internet Options", there is a section called "History". Change the "Days to keep pages in History:" to 0 and click the "Clear History" button.
  3. Click "Apply" at the bottom of the "Internet Options" box, then click "OK"
  4. To double check that everything is cleared, click the "History" button on the web browser toolbar - it should be empty. Also, click the arrow on the right of the URL Address box - it should be empty as well.


Steps to clear browsing history for Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Click on Tools on the top menu bar of the browser
  2. Select Options...
  3. You will then see the Firefox Options dialogue box
  4. Click on the PRIVACY icon and you will be presented with the Firefox Privacy settings
  5. To clear your history
  6. Click the CLEAR BROWSING HISTORY NOW (Firefox Versions 1 and 2) or the CLEAR NOW (Firefox Version 3) button.
  7. When done, click the OK button


Safari Browser


  1. Click on History in your Safari menu, located at the top of your screen.
  2. When the drop-down menu appears your most recent history (the last 10 web pages that you have visited) will appear
  3. At the very bottom of the History drop-down menu is an option labeled Clear History. Click on this to delete your history records.

Kane County Guide

The Kane County Guide is an internet based guide to community services and is available by clicking the image below. The Kane County Guide to Community Services is a project of many partners of Elgin United Way and provides an up to date overview of social services in Kane County. Surrounding county listings are also available in the Guide. Users will have several search options to locate information, the ability to add a new agency and/or edit their information already included in the Guide.

Kane County Guide

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