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A Path to Homeownership
Welcome to CSC’s pre purchase program, “Your Home”. “Your Home” is designed to assist home buyers to become home owners. Throughout this program we will assist you with a variety of areas specifically designed to suit your needs. Some of the areas to be covered include:
This will be conducted in a one on one setting. All of your information is treated as confidential and will not be shared with anyone without your permission.
The goal, after you have completed this counseling, is that you will be in a position to qualify for a mortgage and potentially receive down payment assistance. We have a number of resources available and your specific circumstances will determine what you qualify for*.
The last piece of the puzzle is to find the right home for you and your family. CSC will have homes available for purchase only to clients that participate in the “Your Home” program. These homes were previously foreclosed and vacant. CSC has purchased and renovated these properties. Each comes with a two year home owner warranty.
Download and fill out The Your Home Appointment Packet
and have everything ready for your first appointment.
The CSC is governed by a volunteer board of directors who are residents of the communities we serve.
We are always looking for several community-minded individuals who would like the challenge of leading a growing social service agency into new areas of community programs. Knowledge of good business procedures and fund-raising are definite pluses.
Click on the links below to meet our current board:
Carol Penning has been the Board President since 2000. In 2014, Carol celebrated her 25th Anniversary as Bolingbrook’s elected Village Clerk.
A graduate, of a three-year Institute Training Program of the Municipal Clerks of Illinois and a Leadership Enhancement and Development program; both sponsored by the University of Illinois. Carol acquired certifications as a Registered and Certified Municipal Clerk.
• Former Executive Secretary to the Bolingbrook Mayor & Manager 1980-1985
• Acting Village Clerk 1980-1981
• Bolingbrook Deputy Clerk 1980-1985
• Registered and Certified Municipal Clerk
• Past President, Municipal Clerks of Illinois
• Past President, Municipal Clerks of DuPage County
• Founding Member and Past President, Municipal Clerks of Will County
International Institute of Municipal Clerks
Municipal Clerks of Illinois Municipal Clerks of DuPage County Municipal Clerks of Will/Grundy Counties Member
Liaison to the Bolingbrook Historic Preservation Commission
Member – Bolingbrook 50th Anniversary Committee
Carol Penning became a member of the CSC Board in 2000 and has been serving as CSC President since 2002. The Community Service Council (the CSC) was founded in 1973 and incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit agency in 1978. The CSC is dedicated to helping people work through their personal problems by providing a number of different types of counseling for both clinical and housing. In addition, they provide court-ordered evaluations, assessments, and special programs. The overall mission of the CSC is to inspire a positive difference in people’s lives.
• Bolingbrook Business and Professional Women's "Woman of the Year"
• Bolingbrook Jaycees Distinguished Service Award, "Outstanding Young Woman"
• “Award of Appreciation” from the Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois
• Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce “Lifetime Achievement Award”
“Community Leadership Award”
• The State of Illinois "Reaches Out Award" for Volunteerism
• American Cancer Society's Outstanding Service Award
• Bolingbrook Rotary Paul Harris Fellow Award - Recognition for “Service Above Self”
• Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Award for “Patriotic Service”
• Bolingbrook Lions Club “Humanitarian Award”
Resident Since 1977, Lives in Bolingbrook with her family & a Member of St. Dominic Parish
Peggy Danhof joined the Community Service Council in 2004. She currently serves as Vice-President of the Board of Directors of CSC. Peggy has been active in the Bolingbrook community for many years having served as a Bolingbrook Village Trustee for ten years, DuPage Township Supervisor for four years and now a fifteen year trustee for the Fountaindale Public Library, serving the last six years as President of the Board. Peggy also serves as President of the American Library Association/Trustee Division.
With ith the recent merger of the Friends of the Libraries USA, she is currently Co-President of the new ALA Division: Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations.
Peggy has been active in many social and civic organizations in Bolingbrook as well including the local and state Junior Miss Programs, American Association of University Women, Take Back the Night Consortium, an Honorary Bolingbrook Jaycee, Bolingbrook/Illinois Federation of Women’s Clubs and Business and Professional Women. She is a retired teacher from the Valley View School District 365U with 32 years of service to the teaching profession. She currently is an Adjunct Professor at Illinois State University where she supervises ISU student teachers during their student teaching experience. Peggy and her husband Chuck have lived in Bolingbrook for thirty-five years. Their daughter Meredith, son-in-law Sean and granddaughter Macey Walker also live in Bolingbrook.
Prudence Pukula presently resides in Crest Hill with her husband. Wayne. They are former residents of Romeoville, having lived there for 32 years. She served as Village Trustee from 1985 to 1993, and Village Clerk from 1998 to 2004. In 1992 she joined CSC as a member of the board of directors, and in 1995 she became treasurer of the organization. She says, “Over the years I’ve seen our dedicated staff help so many people, especially in these difficult times. This is what CSC is all about.”
Dr. Bernice Holloway has been a Romeoville resident for 12 years; she was elected Village Clerk of Romeoville in April 2011 to fill the vacancy of her husband, the late Raymond Holloway. She has two adult sons (Vernon and Richard). Bernice has demonstrated her commitment to Romeoville by serving as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner, and as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals since 2006. She currently serves as Board liaison to the Romeoville Senior Commission, the Valley View Community and School Leaders Group, a member of the Community Service Council of Northern Illinois Board of Directors, and a member of the Airport Road / Route 26 & Interstate 55 Interchange Advisory Group.
|Bill Kohl has been a member of the CSC board since 2007. After graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Notre Dame, Bill served in the Naval Air Reserve. During a career in machinery sales, he coached youth sports and was active in a service and a civic organization. He enjoys golf and marathons, almost as much as he and his wife Betty enjoy their nine grandchildren.|
Anastasia restarted her journalism career in Illinois in 2004 when she joined the Enterprise Newspapers in Plainfield. She was soon tapped by a new publication, The Bugle Newspapers, to help expand its coverage in Lockport, Bolingbrook and Joliet. She served as Bureau Chief for the Bolingbrook office. During this tenure, Anastasia became very familiar with Will County, traveling to all corners of the county in the pursuit of news stories.
In 2009, Anastasia made the switch from private sector to the public sector when she joined the office of Will County Executive Larry Walsh as Communications Director. In addition to her day-to-day communications duties, Anastasia produces a monthly cable television show, entitled Will County at Work, which features her boss, Larry Walsh as the host.
Under the direction of Larry Walsh, Anastasia is leading a heroin prevention initiative entitled Will County HELPS (Heroin Education Leads to Preventative Solutions) which is comprised of other elected officials, local treatment providers and educators. This initiative has raised awareness to the issue of heroin in Will County through numerous community forums and a partnership with Robert Crown Center for Health Education that has brought a heroin prevention curriculum to several schools across the county.
She is currently the president of the board of directors for the Will County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition through Sheriff Mike Kelly’s office. This coalition is pursuing a Drug Free Community grant to reduce the occurrence of underage drinking and tobacco use in the county.
Anastasia and her husband, Todd, live in Plainfield with their two sons, Scott and Nicholas, and their dog, Bailey.
When she isn’t working, Anastasia likes to spend time with her family at the Tuskey family’s cottage at Lake Shafer in Indiana. She is a fan of live theatre, concerts, and sporting events. A die-hard Cubs fan, she secretly roots for the Dallas Cowboys.
|Bob has lived in Bolingbrook since 1993. He has three daughters Cathy, Rebecca and Hannah.|
The CSC is always looking for community-minded individuals who are interested in working to help support the efforts of our agency. Throughout the year, we have need of volunteers when it comes to fundraising and outreach to the communities we serve.
We are also governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, who are assisted by an Advisory Board. Periodically we have need to fill these positions, as well.
If you are interested in volunteering your time and talents with the CSC, please contact our Executive Director.