Sauk Valley Community College

an institution of higher education that provides quality learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of its students and community

Home of Hope

Address: 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, IL 61021

Phone: (815) 288-4673 (HOPE)

Fax: (815) 288-0259

Web Site URL: www.homeofhopeonline.com

Contact: Joan Padillan Executive Director; Connie Thimmesch, Program Manager; Michelle Wiederholtz, Client Services Coordinator

Counties

  • Bureau
  • Carroll
  • Lee
  • Ogle
  • Whiteside
  • Other (See Remarks)

Purpose:

When you and your family are faced with a diagnosis of cancer, it can be an uncertain and confusing time. You may feel overwhelmed with information, decisions and emotions but you are not alone. Home of Hope can help.

Remarks:

On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, the Home of Hope is open from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. On Wednesdays, available from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM and on Fridays from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Counseling for individuals, families, and couples are available by appointment. The Home of Hope is where survivors of cancer may share their experiences and also where those undergoing treatment can receive support. The support group is held every Tuesday from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. For those that are supporting someone with cancer, there is a group for the friends and family who need extra support and guidance through the cancer experience. Education on cancer is offered to children who have a family member with cancer. Bereavement support is also offered. Home of Hope also has stress management programs. Short orientations and tours are available on the first and third Mondays from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM to obtain more information about the programs.

Services Provided

  • Health/Immunizations/Disease Support Organizations

If this information is out-of-date or incorrect, please email any changes to servicesdirectory@svcc.edu.