Please mark these Day Program/Administrative Office closures on your calendar:


  • Independence Day, July 4
  • Staff In-Service, August 19
  • Labor Day, September 5
  • Thanksgiving, November 24 & 25
  • Staff In-Service, December 16
  • Christmas Eve & Day, December 23 & 26
  • Holiday Closure, December 27-30


  • New Year’s Day, January 2
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 16
  • Presidents’ Day, February 20
  • Staff In-Service, April 28
  • Memorial Day, May 29

Family Support Group – Illinois

In-person or virtual meeting – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2022
    Topic: You have questions. We have answers.

Meeting held at:
New Star
1005 West End Ave.
Chicago Heights, IL

Click here to register for in-person or virtual option.

For more information, contact Christine A. Rechsteiner
708-755-8030 x 2236 or 

Family Connect – Indiana

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
6 to 7 p.m.
Crown Point Community Library
122 N. Main Street, Crown Point, IN

Virtual option available

Next meeting: May 4, 2022

For more information, contact Christine A. Rechsteiner
708-755-8030 x 2236 or

Emergency Closing Information

In case of hazardous road conditions or other extenuating circumstances, New Star will make the decision to close or delay the opening of the agency.  You can find status information on the following websites/news outlets:
Local television news stations and radio stations: AM WGN 720, WBBM News Radio 78, or FM 94.7

Wish List:

Friends and family members, we have an ongoing need for a variety of new supplies. Please take a look at our wish list, and let us know if you’re able to purchase or donate (in good condition) any of these items.