Members of the Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Associate Board met this morning at a breakfast hosted by the Board Development Committee. Attendees heard the latest updates on the programs and services offered at the DuPage Center.
Highlights of the morning included a special presentation on the new BreakThrough Care Center Partnership with DuPage Medical Group, including an agency update and development report.
Image (l to r): Bob Hutchinson; John Stitzell, Chuck McKenna, Patrick Whiteside, Dan Schuchardt, Howard Goldstein, Matthew Allgood, Sandy Allison and Paul Pyrcik, Jr.
Julia Lathrop, born in Rockford in 1858, was one of the founders of the Chicago Bureau of Charities and an advocate for mental health, immigrants, equal rights for women, social reform and child welfare. In 1890, she joined Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr at the Hull House and spent the next 22 years there. Lathrop also helped to found the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy, which eventually became the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. She was also pivotal in reforming the juvenile judicial system. With the help of the Chicago Woman’s Club and the Chicago Bar Association, she secured legislation to create the first juvenile court.