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  • 20 Hour Partner Abuse Intervention Facilitator Training -- Session Dates: Sept 20-22, 2017 Participants can expect to learn best practices in group dynamics, group co-facilitation, and intervention methods. Completion of this training is required for those working w/ DV perpetrators as well as those seeking the CPAIP certification. IDHS and ICDV approved. CEU's available for Counseling, Social Work & CDVP..Click Here to register online.
  • We now have a Domestic Violence support groupThursday's 7pm-9pm this is open to walk-ins and residents- no child care but we can work on it depending on the number for children and their ages.
  • We are running low on personal toiletry items for our walk-in and homeless population. As you head out on your summer vacations, please consider collecting unused toiletry items from your hotel rooms, especially shampoos, toothpaste and soap. The Community Crisis Center accepts donations of these items all through the year.
  • 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!
  • Coming in January 2017... Community Crisis Center Training Academy Download the brochure and register for classes running from January to March 2017 Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Partner Abuse Intervention and Training Workshops
  • 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.

  • 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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