Hephzibah is Oak Park’s oldest charity—founded in 1897 when Mary Wessels opened her home to children from a nearby orphanage that had been destroyed by fire. Responding to a need in the community, Mary continued to welcome youngsters into her home and made it her mission to “care for society’s most vulnerable children.”
Today, Hephzibah’s services are many and we are continually developing new programs that meet the changing needs of the community.
Hephzibah’s Mission: To help children thrive and families flourish through innovative, community-based programs.
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Fall Volunteer Orientation
When: November 4, 2014
Location: 946 North Blvd.
Open to all individuals interested
in volunteering at Hephzibah. Space is limited.
Please RSVP to the Volunteer Manager, Hannah Weigel,
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 708-649-7122
Sign Up to Volunteer at the Economy Shop