Who We Serve
Our Recipient Agencies
Through an application process each year, the Witches Night Out Joliet planning committee selects Recipient Agencies to receive net proceeds from the Witches Night Out Joliet event. Each Recipient Agency selected provides necessary services and support vital to the wellbeing of area women and children. To be considered for approval, agencies applying to be a Witches Night Out Joliet Recipient Agency must be a registered 501(c)(3) organization located in Will County.
Our 2023 Recipient Agencies
CASA of River Valley
CASA of River Valley works to ensure that all of the abused and neglected children served find safe and secure homes where they are able to recover from their past and look towards a brighter future. CASA acts as the child’s voice in court, helping to navigate the confusing maze of the juvenile court system and making sure that the child’s needs are met. More than 90% of the children served come from low-income families. Donations from individuals ensure that the children served receive the services they need free of cost. It costs CASA $1,000 per child, per year to offer services. The barriers to recovery from abuse and neglect may seem insurmountable, but they can be overcome with community support.
Guardian Angel Community Services
Guardian Angel assists women who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Donations provide the Groundwork Domestic Violence Program at Guardian Angel Community Services with the ability to meet their clients’ needs in many ways. Last year, Groundwork replaced an outdated freezer in their shelter kitchen and purchased brand new beds for client use. The donation also assists in providing the sheltered women and children with food, basic need items, and ongoing supportive services.
Morningstar Mission Ministries
Today, MorningStar Mission is a non-denominational organization dedicated to relieving the spiritual and physical hunger of the poor by providing food for the hungry, clothes for the needy, shelter for the homeless and the gospel of Jesus Christ for all.
Through our many Christ-centered programs and services, we aim to help people in need by getting to the core issues of what has caused their homelessness. Whether the problem stems from alcohol, drugs, mental health or family matters, our services have been developed for those who have reached the decision to make a real change in their lives.
Ready Set Ride Therapeutic Recreation Facility
Ready Set Ride Therapeutic Recreation Facility in Plainfield, IL provides equine-assisted services to individuals with disabilities and terminal illnesses. For over 20 years, riders as young as three years of age engage in special needs therapy and development activities led by our PATH certified instructors. Our maneuvers and games on guided horseback incorporate physical, speech, and occupational therapy methods as well and social and emotional benefits. For these kids, a day at the barn is their favorite day of the week!
Stepping Stones Treatment Center
Stepping Stones assists women who need help with substance abuse. Stepping Stones is dedicated to providing substance use disorder treatment for women suffering from the disease of addiction. Stepping Stones provides women seeking assistance with the tools and counseling needed to overcome their addictions.
Wilmington Coalition For A Healthy Community
The Wilmington Coalition for a Healthy Community is dedicated to making Wilmington a place where our children and youth can grow up happy, healthy, and safe. WCHC was founded in 2006 in response to the damage inflicted on local families by opioid and other drug overdoses. Because substance abuse is a complex problem, the coalition has worked to create strong partnerships with other groups in the community.
Will County Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity partners with people in your community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families.