BBBS/FCS (Aurora, IL)


  • Name:Mr. Eric Ward
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:BBBS/FCS
  • Address:70 South River Street
    Aurora, IL 60506
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:630-844-9090

Organization Web

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of Family Counseling Service is to strengthen families, communities and the organizations that serve them by providing quality personal and professional services that develop and promote the skills necessary to encourage growth and success.

  • Overview:
  • Family Counseling Service of Aurora helps people manage their money, their work, and their family life.

    Last year, Behavioral Health served 2,250 individuals, Big Brothers Big Sisters served 1,555 mentors and children, Consumer Credit Counseling Service served 673 families, and the Continuing Education Network provided seminars to 354 area professionals. We are proud to be an accredited, innovative, professional non-profit community agency.

    We value:

    For our clients:

    •The family as the integral core of our society
    •Facilitating rapid access to quality services
    •Helping people improve their lives consistent with their own values, traditions, and priorities
    •Respecting and honoring the diversity and rights of each other and those we serve
    •Services that make a measurable difference in the lives of those we serve
    For our organization:

    •Collaborations and partnerships that are community based and client-focused
    •Services that are consistent with our trade’s best practices
    •Learning practices throughout the organization, including quality improvement, development, and innovation
    •Leaders who reward employees for their skills, knowledge, and commitment and encourage continued learning
    •Transparency that encourages the highest standards of ethical conduct and honesty
    •Knowing our community and being prepared to respond to changing needs

    We are seeking funding to support our Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program which helps build confidence and self-esteem.

  • History:
  • History
    •Formed in 1925, the agency’s main purpose until the end of the Depression was to provide families with relief, which was in the form of food, coal, shoes and even cash.
    •By World War II, with families needing counseling to help deal with the loss of their loved ones in the battlefield and the weary soldiers needing help acclimating back to living at home, the first professional counselors were hired.
    •In the 1950’s and 60’s, several programs were developed that have become free standing professional programs within our community.
    •The onslaught of credit cards found many families dealing with large credit card debt by the mid 1970’s and Consumer Credit Counseling Service was added to help them sensibly repay this debt and better understand credit.
    •Searching for the best program for children brought Big Brothers Big Sisters under the agency umbrella in 1980.
    •In the mid 1980’s, when the crime of domestic violence became more of a public concern, Family Counseling Service developed MARS, a program to help men learn to change their abusive behaviors.
    •As the demographics of the community changed, Family Counseling Service hired bi-lingual staff to accommodate the growing Latino community and now offers all services in English or Spanish.
    •In the 1990’s, an Older Adults Program was created to help older adults maintain their independence and self-esteem.
    •HUD Certified in 2006, Consumer Credit Counseling Service added staff during the housing crisis to help residents with Housing Counseling and began offering foreclosure prevention, loss mitigation, First Time Homebuyer Education, as well as bankruptcy counseling.
    •Most recently, Family Counseling Service partnered with Mental Health Mental Retardation, Inc to begin the Continuing Education Network. As a licensed CEU sponsor, Family Counseling Service is able to offer continuing education credits to Illinois social workers, professional counselors, and substance abuse professionals for most seminars.
    Over the years the agency has served its constituency with innovative, professional programs that best respond to the current needs of the community.

    As the populations of Kane and Kendall Counties have grown and become more complex, Family Counseling Service has focused on becoming more visible, more

  • Year established:1925
  • Endowment:Unknown

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • 2012-2013 Board of Directors
    President – Lynda Elmore, Alderman Ward 10, City of Aurora
    President Elect – Darlene Varney, Retired, Community Volunteer
    Vice President - Terese Raabe, Director, Planning & Business Development, Rush-Copley Medical Center
    Treasurer – Julie Bird, President, Allied Partners in Accounting & Consulting, Ltd.
    Secretary – Joan Glotzbach, Assistant Superintendent of HR, East Aurora School District 131
    Terry Fox, Partner, Smith Amundsen, LLC
    Kathy Healy, Realtor, Re/Max Town & Country
    Jonathan Helton, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch
    Brian Johnson, Owner, Chicago Sports Photography
    Andrea Kastor, Owner, Can’t Find the Words Marketing
    Darryl Kronsted, Exec. Vice President, GJK Associates
    Maricela Luna, Branch Manager, Harris Bank
    Fr. Michael Miller, Pastor, St.Therese of Jesus
    Chuck Nelson, Assistant Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor, Aurora
    Hortencia Ramirez, Assistant VP, Old Second Bank
    Tom Streit, Partner, Dreyer, Foote, Streit, Furgason & Slocum, PA

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Eric Ward, Executive Director, Psy.D., LCPC

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Stephanie Lilly, MA, LCPC Youth Services Manager, holds a Masters degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University. Stephanie works with a variety of clients but her primary area of practice is with children and families, specializing in working with young children and adolescent females. She is experienced working with clients struggling with mood disorders, ADHD, parenting challenges, anxiety, self-injury, trauma, and relationship issues. Stephanie is trained in play therapy, parent-child therapy, domestic violence, and crisis intervention
    Eric Dhom
    is the School-Based Program Coordinator. He works to match area high school students with local elementary school students in organized after-school programs. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and certification to teach secondary education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His hobbies are many and varied.


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:362195470

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:362195470
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:70 S RIVER ST STE 3
  • Organization City:AURORA
  • Organization State:IL
  • Organization Zip:60506-5298
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:December, 1934
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:16
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes. 509(a)(2)
  • Activity Code(s):328, 160
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Combat juvenile delinquency, Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:P46Z
  • Asset Amount:$1,679,365
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$2,362,922
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$2,333,809
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 7:34:36 pm

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