Category Archives: Our Purpose

Aurora Family Service celebrates milestone moments of 2012

On September 19, 2012, the Aurora Family Service Board of Directors met for its 130th consecutive annual meeting. When the organization formed as Associated Charities in 1882, there were no “horseless carriages,” no airplanes overhead, and no electric lighting to … Continue reading

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Make a new life goal and set your sights high

This past weekend, approximately 7 million people watched live as Felix Baumgartner jumped from 24 miles above the solid ground of Earth with the intention of landing safely on the Earth. He jumped and most importantly, he landed safely. The … Continue reading

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AFS 130: Celebrating the resilience and courage of families

In honor of their grace and determination, Jacqueline Williams and her family received the Aurora Family Service Resilience and Courage Award at the 130th annual meeting of the agency, held last week. Jackie’s fighting spirit has seen her through dark … Continue reading

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What makes your family stronger?

Families really do create the future. I see this everyday in the families that come to Aurora Family Service, in the lives of our caregivers, in my own home.  It is the place we seek comfort, encouragement, joy in the … Continue reading

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