G.Y.A. Partners

GYA Partners

Looking for a place to give yourself away?  CLICK HERE for a list of organizations who we have partnered with in the past.  However, you are not limited to serving at these organizations.  If you are aware of other organizations who are in need of volunteers, please email us at gya@getthevictory.org.


Heart Haven/H2O

201 Canterbury Lane Suite C
Bolingbrook, IL 60440-3167

Contact Person: April Ballinger
Youth Facilitator & Volunteer Coordinator

Mission & Vision

“Reaching Out to the Hearts of Youth and Facilitating Life Transformation” Heart Haven is a faith-based organization that believes healthy development is both balanced and multidimensional, including physical, social, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual components.

Volunteer Opportunities How to Get Started:

  • Complete an application package online

  • Receive an invite via www.SignUPGenius.com

  • Meet with a Heart Haven/H2O Staff (approx. 20 mins.)

  • Pass background and reference checks.

  • Schedule your first Volunteer date via www.SignUpGenius.com.

  • Attend Volunteer Training (approx.. 3 hours)

Lifespring Center

517 College Avenue, Suite 102
Aurora, Illinois 60505

Contact Person: Lynda Dorsch, Director
Web site: http://www.waysidecross.org/lifespring/

Ministry Philosophy

Lifespring’s ministry philosophy is simple-ministering to the whole person by offering education through the four phases of the six month program, along with leading women and families into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a local body of believers.

Volunteer Opportunities How to Get Started:

  • Contact Lifespring Center (Lynda Dorsch) and schedule to visit and complete volunteer packet.

  • Schedule with Center availability to volunteer services.

Morning Star Mission

350 E. Washington Street
Joliet, Il 60433

Contact Person: Jackie Kinney
Volunteer Coordinator


Morning Star Mission relieves the spiritual and physical hunger of the poor by providing food for the hungry, clothing for the needy, shelter for the homeless and the Gospel of Jesus Christ for all.

Volunteer Opportunities How to Get Started:

  • Contact Morning Star Mission (Jackie Kinney) and schedule to visit and complete volunteer packet.
  • Schedule with Center availability to volunteer services.

Daybreak Center

611 East Cass Street
Joliet, Illinois 60432

Contact Person: Stephanie Ambrose
Volunteer Coordinator

Daybreak Center is a faith-based organization providing service to people in need and calling others of good will to do the same. Provide emergency housing, food, supportive services and case management to individuals and families.

Volunteer Opportunities How to Get Started:

  • Contact Daybreak Center (Stephanie Ambrose) and schedule to visit and complete volunteer packet.

  • Schedule with Center availability to volunteer services.

Maria Shelter

7315 South Yale Avenue
Chicago, Illinois60621
(773) 994-5350

Contact Person: Gwen Fowler, Director

Maria Shelter mission is twofold: to provide transitional housing for homeless women and their children and to provide experiences that empower, mentor, and support women so they can achieve their highest potential.







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