Project HELP's 4th Annual Community Begins At Home Breakfast
Abbington Distinctive Banquets



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Join us as we hear from our keynote speaker, Shenandoah Chefalo.

Each attendee will receive a copy of Shenandoah Chefalo's book, Garbage Bag Suitcase.

This will be an inspiring morning you won't want to miss!


Shenandoah Chefalo is a survivor and alumni of the foster care system. Plagued and embarrassed by her name, made worse by a nomadic childhood that made it impossible to build lasting relationships, Shenandoah developed a tough skin at an early age. Along the way she learned to deal with disappointment, push through discomfort, overcome adversity and accurately gauge   people, qualities that have helped her to succeed. Shenandoah is the co-founder of the #4600andCounting, a grass-roots movement to bring awareness and change to the missing youth of foster care and is also a faculty member and trainer at The Center for Trauma Resilient Communities. Her award-winning book, Garbage Bag Suitcase, recounts her journey to overcome her desolate childhood and also presents grass-root solutions on how to revamp the broken foster care system.


Friday, May 3rd
7:30 am - 9:30 am 
Abbington Distinctive Banquets
3 South 002 IL Route 53, Glen Ellyn 


If you have any questions or would like to a sponsor please contact
Sofia Bobak at or (331) 204-9002

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Project HELP is a program of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Project HELP was established in 1992 by the Exchange Club of Naperville to prevent child abuse and neglect among the most vulnerable members of our community. Project HELP is accredited by the National Exchange Club as a Child Abuse Prevention Center. Through home-based parent mentoring and education classes, Project HELP works to empower parents and to promote the safety and well-being of all children.


Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
3 South 002 IL Route 53
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
United States

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