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Student success extends beyond our classrooms and school buildings. Sycamore Community School District 427 recognizes that basic needs have a direct impact on the well-being and success of our students, and we are committed to connecting students and their families with resources to support them.

Basic needs can include food, health, transportation, legal aid, and other important resources. This page is meant to connect students and their families with these resources, and it will continue to grow in use as more resources are added. 
 
Reference on this site to any specific resource is for the information and convenience of our students and their families, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Sycamore Community School District 427.

Student Support Team

At each building, our students are supported by a team of professionals.

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Missing Resources

Are we missing a resource? Please share your request or suggestion with our Student Support Team at communications@syc427.org.

Community Resources

Callers can get live assistance with needs such as food and shelter, counseling and mental health services, income and employment support, help for the elderly and people with disabilities, resources for children and families, domestic abuse, drug/alcohol rehabilitation, disaster recovery.

Mission is to assist youth ages 6 or older in overcoming challenges and becoming healthy adults through adventure based-counseling.

Mission is to provide caring, sensitive assessment and treatment for personal, relationship and family issues.

The Barb Food Mart is a food pantry serving DeKalb School District families.

If your child is a risk to themselves or others, having a mental health crisis, or if you would like a referral to services for children, youth, and families, call the 24-hour Crisis and Referral Entry Services (CARES) line to talk to a mental health professional

Provide early intervention services to children under 3 who are suspected of having delays in development (physical, cognitive, communication, social/emotional, self-help skills

The mission is to promote children’s well-being by advocating for quality, affordable child care. Supports childcare financial assistance, resources and referral for childcare, parent and provider education, and the child care food program. Helps families and child care providers by offering services and resources that include Child Care Financial Assistance, Resource and Referral for Child Care, Parent and Provider Professional Development, the Child Care Food Program, Family Support as well as nursing, social work, mental health, Quality and Infant Toddler Specialists.

The program provides services to help you prevent unintended pregnancy and maintain your reproductive health. The Family Planning program plays a critical role in ensuring access to a broad range of family planning and related sexual health services for low-income or uninsured males and females.

The DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau, Inc. (YSB) assists youth as they build healthy lives and relationships with their families, friends, and community. Therapists work exclusively with youth and their families.

Elder Care Services serves seniors and vulnerable adults in DeKalb County through programs under the Illinois Department on Aging. Our agency provides multiple services including in-home assessments for non-medical services, Adult Protective Services, Money Management, Information and Assistance, Senior Health Insurance Program Counseling and more

Helps homeless individuals and families in DeKalb county by providing access to an emergency shelter program, transitional housing program and permanent housing program

Offers programs for different age groups to enhance caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Swim lessons, sports, karate, fitness and other activities for youth. YMCA also provides Summer Camp and a "No School, No Problem" program where you can take you children on days they might be off of school but you have to work.

Provides therapy for individuals, child & adolescents, marital and couples, group therapy, support groups.

Love INC operates as a central clearinghouse and ministry center, receiving calls for needs of all kinds and verifying the legitimacy of all needs

Neighbors’ House is a not-for-profit, faith-based, community development organization partnering with DeKalb County students and families to help them fulfill their God-given potential for academic and relational success.

The Community Counseling Training Center (CCTC) is a training and counseling center. The counselors and supervisors provide high quality, culturally responsive counseling services to NIU students, faculty, staff and community members.

Ben Gordon Center (BGC) has provided mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment services to the DeKalb County area since 1968. Since that time, we have expanded to provide services at four sites, in addition to the main site on Health Services Drive in DeKalb.

Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital is a short-term, acute-care community hospital in DeKalb, Illinois, with more than 150 physicians on the medical staff. The Emergency Department at Kishwaukee Hospital provides 24-hour access to board-certified emergency physicians. As part of the Northwestern Medicine network, Kishwaukee Hospital offers patients access to the resources and advantages of world-class care and leading-edge clinical trials at locations across the region

OakHeart, Center for Counseling, Mediation, and Consultation. ​We are a values-based organization, using empirically-supported treatments, in a safe and confidential environment.​ ​With locations in North Aurora and Sycamore, IL. We also offer telehealth sessions.

A child’s social and home environments are essential components for individual success. Hence we focus on assessing, supporting, and strategizing with a child’s parents, daycare, school, or other caregivers to provide comprehensive treatment interventions.

Whether you or a loved one is struggling with a substance use or mental health disorder, the Rosecrance qualified team of dedicated professionals will help you restore what’s been lost. Their goal is to provide our clients with an environment that helps them discover new passions to replace unhealthy behaviors and build skills and confidence to live life well in recovery.

Safe Passage is DeKalb County’s only Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Center. They provide a wide range of services to survivors and their loved ones including shelter, counseling, advocacy, and so much more. All survivor services are completely free, confidential, and available to all, no matter your age, gender, or when the abuse occurred. The vision at Safe Passage is a world without violence where all are safe. Together, we believe that future is possible

Provides independent service coordination to people of all ages with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

The food pantry is open to families of Sycamore School District 427 students only and Photo ID is required. We are a choice pantry, meaning families can choose what they would like, how much they would like, and can omit certain items.

Unexpected pregnancy comes with a rush of thoughts and feelings. Contact our free and confidential pregnancy clinic to empower yourself with the knowledge to make the best decision for you

Provides a safe, supportive, and respectful environment for adolescents, whether they identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning.

Student Support Team

Our Student Support Team serves students during the school day. In addition to the community resources listed on this page, our staff can be a source of helpful information.

Sycamore High School

Wendy Bulthuis-Susong

Wendy Bulthuis-Susong

Psychologist
Sycamore High School
Kimmerly Duncan

Kimmerly Duncan

Social Worker
Sycamore High School
Mary Grimes

Mary Grimes

School Counselor (last names O-Z)
Sycamore High School
Ashley Jourdan

Ashley Jourdan

Social Worker
Sycamore High School
Jacqueline Kirchmann

Jacqueline Kirchmann

School Counselor (last names H-N)
Sycamore High School
Nan Phillips

Nan Phillips

School Nurse
Sycamore High School
Maryellen Spicer

Maryellen Spicer

Social Worker
Sycamore High School
Kristal Templin

Kristal Templin

School Counselor (last names A-G)
Sycamore High School

Sycamore Middle School

Kristin Gehrig

Kristin Gehrig

Social Worker
Sycamore Middle School
Elizabeth Hoerchler

Elizabeth Hoerchler

School Counselor (last names A-K)
Sycamore Middle School
Kaley Lorenz

Kaley Lorenz

Social Worker
Sycamore Middle School
Christy Wiedmaier

Christy Wiedmaier

School Counselor (last names L-Z)
Sycamore Middle School

Elementary Schools

Katie Beebe

Katie Beebe

Social Worker
North Elementary School
Jennifer Kamm

Jennifer Kamm

Social Worker
South Prairie Elementary School
Kelsie Landers-Lloyd

Kelsie Landers-Lloyd

Social Worker
North Grove Elementary School
Sarah Lave

Sarah Lave

Social Worker
Southeast Elementary School
Yvonne Morrongiello

Yvonne Morrongiello

Social Worker
West Elementary School