Renz Addiction Counseling Center


Empowering Individuals to Lead Healthier Lives     (847) 742-3545



Live Here. Give Here
Giving Tuesday Donations To Impact Lives, Our Community

On Tuesday, November 27th, Renz Center will be participating in #ILGIVE, a statewide Giving Tuesday initiative to help individuals in need of substance use disorder prevention and treatment.

DOUBLE YOUR DONATION...The Grand Victoria Foundation will again match all electronic donations to Renz Center up to $4,000.

                    For more information on Renz Center's programs, visit

Epicurean Delight's Feast & 
Folly Brings Awards, Laughter

Renz Board of Director Laura Newman emceed the event.
Renz Center's Epicurean Delight fundraiser was held last month at the Northwest Marriott Chicago where attendees enjoyed an evening of feast and folly. Passed appetizers started the evening, followed by a gourmet meal of salmon and chicken. Two awards were presented for outstanding support, followed by GreenRoom improv entertainment.

 * * * Award Recipients * * *

Mark Gibson received the Julie McCormack award for outstanding volunteerism.
Bob Tighe (right) accepted the Partner In Empowerment Award on behalf of Tighe Kress & Orr from Board President Brian Monson.

Thank you to our sponsors

Tighe, Kress & Orr, PC
Event Sponsor

City of Elgin
Lauderdale Electric
JEP Communications
Hausner Foundation
Advocate Sherman Hospital

Associated Bank
Lamp Inc.
Presence Saint Joseph Hospital

Rays Family Restaurant
Inland Bank
Corkill Insurance Agency, Inc.

CSHE's Red Ribbon Bridge Project Brings Community Awareness, 
Alcohol/Drug Prevention Education 

CSHE President Keith Goins
To bring awareness to teen drug and alcohol prevention during  Red Ribbon Week,  the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy  Elgin  had over 80 volunteers  attach 470 red ribbons to  Highland Ave  and  East Chicago St bridges on  October 21.

For more on on CSHE, visit

Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths 

While Kane County saw a slight decrease in opioid-related drug overdose deaths last year, overall it continues to climb. Renz Center offers  Medication-Assisted Treatment, Alpha-Stem Therapy, and Opioid Overdose Prevention Education Program that includes a free Naloxone kit to help individuals overcome their opioid addiction and beat the overdose odds. For more information on Renz Center substance use disorder treatment programs, visit

Opioid-Related Drug Overdose Deaths: 
Kane County 2003-2017

Renz Cares For Kids During The Holidays

Make this holiday season special for a child whose mom or dad is in recovery by donating a toy or other small item, including:
  • Board games and puzzles
  • Match Box cards, Lego sets, remote control cars, trucks
  • Barbie Dolls, art and craft materials
  • Baby blankets
  • Body lotion, shower get, nail polish, jewelry-making kits
  • $10 gift cards to Chipotle, McDonald's, Dunkin Donuts, Walmart and Wendy's 
Don't have time to shop? Send us a cash donation and we will do the shopping for you.

Please drop all unwrapped donations to Renz Center's One American Way facility in Elgin no later than December 1. All donations are 100% tax deductible.


You Shop. Amazon Gives.

When you shop AmazonSmile, they will donate 5% to Renz Center. This special offer is only good until November 2, 2018.

Visit AmazonSmile this holiday season.

Starting November 5th...

Thank you for being a supporter of Renz Center. Whether you are an area professional who informs and refers potential clients or you are a generous donor, we appreciate the partnership in keeping our communities healthy and safe.

Deb Howe, Director of Marketing & Fund Development
Renz Addiction Counseling Center

Renz Center is a non-profit organization funding in part by the federal government, Fox Valley United Way, the Illinois Department of Human Services, and other local community organizations. To find out more about Renz Center's programs, call (847) 742-3545 or visit