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Partners for Our Communities...

… is a one-stop shop trusted by families to address their many needs. We empower underserved people to develop self-sufficiency and become leaders in their communities.

We are here for you.

For over 25 years, Partners for Our Communities has been present providing essential services to all members of our community. We are with you now and we will be there in the future. If you have questions and are looking for assistance, please reach out.

Por mas de 25 anos, Partners for Our Communities ha estado presente proveyendo servicios esenciales a todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad. Estamos con ustedes ahora, y estaremos en el futuro. Si usted tiene preguntas o est 6 buscando ayuda, favor de llamar.

English: Monday to Friday 10 am to 1 pm: 847-776-9500
Espanol: lunes a viernes de 10am a 1 pm: 847-847-4475

Event Update

As the United States shuts down for COVID-19, POC cannot. We had to cancel our major Fund-Raising Jubilee scheduled for May 9th, and we have had to cut back on some of our programs, but we can’t eliminate them all. Many families in the surrounding communities count on POC for continued support in times of crisis. We are receiving many calls and questions about what this crisis means to a parent in poverty. Individuals isolated due to language have serious questions that if unanswered could be critical. We are running on a skeleton staff of bilingual community navigators and liaisons and youth development staff with the Executive Director working alongside each. We are practicing social distancing, curbside pick up and drop off of food and community resources. Other non-crucial staff is working from home. We have been mobilizing people and donations, and communicating with partnering agencies to best serve these truly vulnerable children and families. 

BE OUR HERO: We could not accomplish this if it wasn’t for individuals like you who continue to give to others that need help now. This is your time to be our hero and open your heart. To support children and families please click the red DONATE button at the top of the page.


Our Partnerships

By leveraging the services of over 15 partnering organizations, POC accelerates access to critical resources, meeting the needs of the underserved families in the most efficient and cost-effective way.


Our Programs

POC creates programs that develop and strengthen communities.
By filling this crucial gap in services, we holistically ensure that families thrive.


Our Successes

Our ultimate goal is to help families become self-sufficient. Hear more about our impact below…

Welcome to POC

Our organization is called Partners for Our Communities (POC) because that is what we are: schools and churches, cities and townships, libraries and individuals along with Northwest Community Hospital coming together as partners to make our communities stronger. We partner together to build stronger and healthier communities in Palatine, Hoffman Estates and Rolling Meadows by strengthening families.

Since 1999, Partners for Our Communities (POC) has welcomed and introduced families and individuals in need to the Palatine community. The POC connects people with local resources and provides a pathway for their integration and success. We are dedicated to helping people help themselves through a variety of programs and services. In early 2015 the POC board of directors voted to share its programs with neighboring communities.


Adult Leadership

Adult Literacy & Employment

Health & Wellness

Youth Development & Family Engagement

Our Partnerships

Partners For Our Communities

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Partners for Our Communities (POC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
As such, donations are tax-deductible.

POC is committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees, applicants for employment, and individuals and families to which services are provided, without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age, disability, results of genetic testing, or service in the military.