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Meet the Needs of Women and Children

3:17 Connection is a Caris program inspired by 1 John 3:17 “But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?” This program connects our supporters to our clients in order to meet their everyday practical needs. Volunteers can help by providing our clients with new or gently used baby items, which includes but is not limited to strollers, car seats, and cribs. Volunteers can also assist clients by providing groceries and a wide range of other practical needs. If you apply to volunteer with 3:17 Connection you will be notified when a need comes and you can decide if you would like to fill the need at that time.

3:17 Connection Application

Volunteer at a Caris Location

As an Individual

Administrative  Volunteer
Provide office assistance at our Loop headquarters.

Counseling Site Volunteer
Be the first person to greet a client or talk to her on the phone, helping her access the professional services at Caris.

As a Group

Empower women who are participating in one of our ten-week Caris Connection Groups. With your group you can…

  1. Provide refreshments for each session
  2. Prepare and serve a meal at one of the sessions
  3. Throw a baby shower as a culminating event

(may choose one or all opportunities)

Baby Boutique Shower
Host a baby shower at your church to provide essential items that young moms need. All items go directly to Caris’ Baby Boutiques and provide hope to the women in Caris Connection Groups.


We are only accepting applications for Counseling Site Volunteers at our South Barrington site right now.  We will accept applications for other positions in the near future.  Thank you!

Volunteer Application