Ecumenical Support Service for the Elderly (E.S.S.E.)


ESSE is an adult day care center which provides ecumenically Christian care for the elderly persons in the Wheaton area.  Its goal is to provide an environment which preserves their dignity, recognizes their gifts of wisdom and experience, enables them to grow and to be their best, while promoting their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

St. Matthew was one of several Wheaton churches that participated on the task force to expand the Glen Ellyn ESSE site and to develop a second facility in Wheaton.

We support ESSE through financial aid, volunteering our time, and hosting activities.

E.S.S.E.