Human Services

The Center for Governmental Studies is affiliated with the DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform, a collaboration of government and key community organizations, to identify ways a local community can address its human needs using its own resources and resourcefulness.

The Federation serves as an organizer and catalyst in DuPage County, bringing together the responsible organizations and advocating for development of real solutions. It is the only organization doing policy analysis and systems change work on human services issues in DuPage County. We effect change by managing collaborations and projects, identifying needed systems changes and making recommendations for improvement.

The Federation's value lies in its expertise and objectivity. The fact that it is not a direct service provider preserves its ability to look at the big picture, addressing cross-categorical problems in human services. We do this through a strong, involved board, a synergistic partnership between Board and staff and through long-term relationships with key decision makers and organizational partners.