Naperville CARES Combines With Loaves and Fishes Community Services
Naperville CARES Becomes Loaves and Fishes CARES
Effective July 1st, Naperville CARES will permanently partner with Loaves & Fishes. This alliance represents a major step for both organizations: we have created strong program models in our respective areas and will now integrate resources and programs to provide an elevated level of excellence in service to the community.
The combined entity will be called Loaves & Fishes Community Services. The Naperville CARES emergency assistance and car program will be integrated with all non-food services offered by the agency and renamed the Loaves & Fishes CARES Programs. Mike Havala will continue to lead the expanded organization as Chairman of the Board and will serve as Interim CEO until a permanent CEO is named. Janet Derrick will become the Vice President of Loaves & Fishes CARES Programs.
Normal programming will continue for both organizations as this partnership moves forward. Gradual changes and CARES’ relocation to Loaves and Fishes will be made over the next six months as the organizations integrate.
Every day we strive to serve our under-resourced neighbors through our core values of compassion, respect, stewardship, integrity, and collaboration. We look forward to this exciting new chapter for CARES and our community.
The mission of Naperville CARES is to help local families in financial crisis meet their essential needs by providing emergency financial support and resources.
Naperville is a community that works together to ensure that our neighbors have access to resources to meet their essential needs.
Compassion. We strive to listen to the people we serve with empathy and understanding.
Respect. We value the dignity and worth of each person we serve.
Stewardship. We use the resources entrusted to Naperville CARES in the most responsible and effective manner.
Integrity. We value honesty in our relationships with others.
Collaboration. We develop partnerships and communications with others to leverage resources and to coordinate positive outcomes for those we serve.