Parent Support

One of our goals in Shine is to walk alongside families in their parenting journey by offering events throughout the year to provide support and fellowship for our families with special needs.

Buddy Break

Buddy Break is an opportunity for individuals with special needs, their siblings, and buddies to participate in fun and engaging activities while caregivers take a much-needed break. Buddy Breaks take place on Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm.

Support for Mothers

Ladies Night Out meets monthly to allow mothers of those with special needs to come together for a time of fellowship and prayer, typically on Wednesday evenings.

Mothers who wish to participate in a weekly Bible study are invited to join a Women’s Bible Study Place 4 You small group where you may select whether you wish to be in a group with other mothers of children with special needs.

Support for Fathers

Fathers of children with special needs are invited to join the Shine/STARS Dad’s group that connects monthly for a time of prayer and a devotional, typically on Thursday evenings. Contact John Foos for more information.


A supportive and compassionate small group community for the parents/caregivers of those with special needs. Shalom meets at Wheaton Bible Church on Sunday mornings during the 9:45 am service.

For more information about our Special Needs ministry, contact Holly Kitchens, Special Needs Ministry Coordinator, 630.876.6622, 

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