People’s Resource Center Receives $60,000 Immediate Intervention Grant from the DuPage Community Transformation Partnership Fund

(August 9, 2022 WHEATON, Illinois) People’s Resource Center received a $60,000 Immediate Intervention grant from the DuPage Community Transformation Partnership (DCTP) Fund to support PRC’s Essential Services programming to improve stability for DuPage residents continuing to experience the negative health and economic effects of COVID-19. 

Pictured, L to R: County Board Members Elizabeth Chaplin and Paula Deacon Garcia, PRC CEO Jeni Fabian, DuPage Foundation VP of Community Engagement Barb Szczepaniak, DuPage Foundation Board Member Megan Shebik

People’s Resource Center’s (PRC) mission is to respond to basic human needs, promote dignity and justice, and create a future of hope and opportunity for the residents of DuPage County, Illinois.  

In 1975, a passionate group of residents recognized that not everyone in DuPage County enjoyed the same access to resources and opportunities to thrive. They rented a house on a quiet street in Wheaton and asked their friends to bring bags of groceries. That inaugural year, they shared food with 125 families.  

Now, after nearly five decades of community building, PRC has evolved into a full-service agency that provides basic needs support and educational and enrichment opportunities accessed by more than 7,000 families each year. 

“Thousands of families across DuPage County are still feeling the effects of the pandemic, and as the costs of groceries and gas rise, their budgets are getting even tighter,” said Jenifer Fabian, chief executive officer. “This grant will help lift that burden off of local families and give them access to the nutrition they need to live active, healthy lives.”

Through 2026, the DCTP Fund will award $10 million in grants to address immediate and long-term needs in the community in response to the COVID-19 health emergency.

Visit for grant guidelines and more information.

About the DuPage Community Transformation Partnership
The DuPage Community Transformation Partnership (DCTP) is funded by a grant from the DuPage County Board through the American Rescue Plan Act. The DCTP, a collaboration between DuPage County and DuPage Foundation, supports programs to address some of the community’s most urgent social service needs including: food insecurity, housing instability, mental health and substance use disorder. Programs funded through the DCTP will provide positive, measurable impact, helping people in need move from instability to security and self-sufficiency.

ABOUT PRC: For almost 50 years, PRC has greeted neighbors from DuPage County with dignity, respect and compassion. With a team of over 2,700 volunteers, PRC responds to human needs to create a future of hope and opportunity for DuPage residents. PRC offers basic needs assistance, educational programs and personalized services to meet people where they are, and provide tools needed for success. To learn more about how PRC makes a difference, visit


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