When the first presbyterian church in elgin offered its basement rent-free to family counselors interested in starting a practice, they did so with a couple conditions. first, there could be no waiting list, and second, therapists would have to serve anyone regardless of ability to pay. jim otepka, of batavia, has worked for kairos family counseling center for almost 31 years -- he said the original offer from the church in 1975 is part folklore but fundamentally true.
updated: 10/2/2012 10:59 AM
Batavia man leaves Kairos, Elgin's hidden gem
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