How You Can Help
Volunteering with the Garden of Prayer Youth Center is one way to give back to your community in a lasting way.
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Donating to Garden of Prayer Youth Center helps children get the educational support they need.


Garden of Prayer Youth Center is a faith-based, non-profit organization that was incorporated in March of 1995. Garden of Prayer is a child welfare agency licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services and governed by a Board of Directors that supports the center and its mission.

Today, GOPYC services include: group home and residential services, emergency and specializd foster care services, individual and family counseling, family advocacy and support services, early childhood education services, mentoring, tutoring, after school recreation, life skills training, and job readiness training. The ultimate goal of this agency is "Keeping Families Together".

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Volunteering is the perfect vehicle to discover a new passion and develop new skills. As Mahatma Gandhi said ”Live as if you were to die tomorrow.”

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Your donation will impact the children and families that Garden of Prayer Youth Center helps on a daily basis. GOPYC dedicates their time to help.

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Garden of Prayer Youth Center hosts outreach programs through the year in an effort to engage and support the Kankakee County community.

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