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Hanover Township

Address:
7431 Astor Ave
Hanover Park, IL 60133

Map & Directions

(3 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(630) 540-9085

Website:
http://www.hanover-township.org

Services:
Hanover Township provides services to individuals, families, couples, and seniors. **General Assistance provides a small cash grant to eligible persons *The Food Pantry provides food to residents once every 15 days, and also come once a week on Wednesday or Fridays for bread See website **The Emergency Assistance Program can provide financial assistance to eligible persons in cases of eviction and gas, electric, and/or water cut off notices **The Holiday Sponsor a Family program enables donors to provide gifts for specific families ** See Related Resources under Details tab for services for youth, families and Seniors in Hanover Township. **Services are available in Spanish.**Hanover Township encompasses the Cook County sections of Elgin, Bartlett, and Hanover Park, most of Streamwood, and unincorporated sections of Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg. **Community resources can be found on the website under Resources.

Hours:
Office: 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday; Food Pantry: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm Tuesday, 11:00 am-3:00 pm Wednesday thru Friday, 9:00 am-11:30 am Saturday. Closed on Monday.

Eligibility:
Must be a resident of Hanover Township. For General Assistance grant, the client cannot be eligible for any other state or federal assistance with the exception of medical assistance benefits.

Documents To Bring:
Call for an appointment. For Food pantry, come in during hours --need a photo ID and a gas or electric bill to verify residency at intake.


DuPage County Government Campus

Address:
421 N County Farm Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187

Map & Directions

(18 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(630) 407-6500

Website:
http://www.dupageco.org/clientservices/

Services:
DuPage Social Service Association (DSSA) is a not-for-profit affiliated with DuPage County's Human Services Division The mission is to serve residents who are low income, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and those temporarily in need of financial assistance All funds go to direct assistance, and can help pay for a prescription, medical equipment, lab fees/medical bills, housing assistance and utility bills Clients receiving DSSA funds are those who often fall through the cracks in qualifying for other services and programs The funds also help expedite assistance to those in emergency situations Assistance in Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL).

Hours:
8:00 am-4:30 pm Monday - Friday

Eligibility:
Open to residents of DuPage County who qualify for assistance. Call for more information.

Documents To Bring:
Call for information.


Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.

-- Shaquille O'Neal

Jelke Creek Bird Sanctuary

Address:
Boncosky Rd
Dundee, IL 60118

Map & Directions

(18 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(847) 428-8092

Website:
http://www.dundeetownship.org

Services:
Dundee Township provides General Assistance for eligible residents, is responsible for maintaining township road district highways, bridges, and assessing all property within the township including the unincorporated areas Limited emergency financial assistance for rent or utilities for residents facing a utility turning off or eviction may be available to eligible township residents once every 18 months The Township also provides the registration and scheduling for the Ride In Kane transportation program for senior and disabled residents. **The Township operates and maintains two cemeteries and an 860 acre open space program The township includes West and East Dundee, Carpentersville, Sleepy Hollow, West Dundee, Gilberts and portions of Elgin, Barrington Hills, Hoffman Estates, and Algonquin.

Hours:
Office: 9:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday

Eligibility:
Dundee Township Residents only. Emergency funds for utility disconnections require a 5-day cut off notice; Emergency assistance for rent requires an eviction notice.

Documents To Bring:
Call for an appointment. Documentation required for any financial assistance.


Fox Mill Community Center

Address:
3N550 Vachel Lindsey St
Saint Charles, IL 60175

Map & Directions

(18 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(847) 697-2380

Website:
http://www.crisiscenter.org

Services:
The Community Crisis Center (CCC) provides comprehensive emergency services to individuals and families dealing with economic problems due to job loss, foreclosure, medical emergency or other increases in financial responsibilities leading to crisis. The program provides case management, personal and financial counseling, and emergency food Rent assistance, utility assistance and transportation help is also provided when funds are available. **Emergency shelter and case management for women and their children dealing with homelessness are also available.

Hours:
Hotline: 24 hours 7 days per week; Office: 8:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday

Eligibility:
Economic crisis help available to men and women and families facing homelessness or other financial crises

Documents To Bring:
Call the Hotline to discuss your needs or to make an appointment.


Community Housing Advocacy & Development (CHAD)

Address:
531 Roosevelt Rd #200
Wheaton, IL 60187

Map & Directions

(18 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(630) 456-4452

Website:
http://www.chadhousing.org

Services:
To provide and advocate for quality, affordable housing for low and moderate income individuals and families.

Their Sliding Scale program provides 35 households with rent assistance. Their Just Homes program has helped 29 families be able to afford homes.


North Township Trustee's

Address:
2107 Broadway St
East Chicago, IN 46312

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(219) 398-2435

Website:
http://www.northtownshiptrustee.com

Services:
May be able to assist persons living in North Township of Lake County who are experiencing an unexpected crisis with basic needs, such as:

Hours:
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm CT
Closing information:Closed federal holidays

Eligibility:
* Living in North Township of Lake County (East Chicago addresses only)* With financial need based on assessment* Able to provide documentation of income and expenses for all household members


How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.

-- G.k Chesterton

Salvation Army

Address:
8225 Columbia Ave
Munster, IN 46321

Map & Directions

(21 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(219) 838-0380

Website:
http://www.salarmyhammond.org

Services:
Provides emergency assistance to eligible persons and families in need for rent, mortgage, and utility payments. Clients may apply for assistance once a year per household, as funds are available. Limited service area.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30am-noon and 1pm-4pm CT

Eligibility:
* Living in the cities of Hammond, Munster, Griffith, Highland, Saint John, Dyer,and Schererville in Lake County* Low-income/financial need (determined by assessment)* Not received assistance from this program in the past 12 months


The Salvation Army Aurora Corps Community Center

Address:
437 E Galena Blvd
Aurora, IL 60505

Map & Directions

(25 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(630) 897-7265

Website:
http://www.salarmychicago.org

Services:
The Salvation Army in Aurora offers a variety of services to the community at their main location The General Assistance Program provides case management, resource connections and referrals for emergencies, and help with rental assistance and utilities through the NIGas Sharing and LIHEAP Programs. Additional services include -- Clothing vouchers for work purposes. Food Pantry open Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:00 am-12:00 pm Disaster Services responds to victims of fire, flood and/or tornado in Aurora by providing emergency food, water, cleaning supplies, clothing, housing referral and vouchers, counseling and casework They also will operate an emergency disaster canteen and a mobile feeding unit. The Second Horizon Center provides social, recreation, education, information and health services, plus a monthly dinner and program for older adults Service area includes parts of DuPage and Will Counties in addition to all of Kane and Kendall Counties. Spanish is spoken.

Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm-4:00 pm, Friday 10:00 am-12:00 pm; Food Pantry: 10:00 am-12:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday

Eligibility:
Call to verify eligibility for a particular program service. Appointments and forms are required.

Documents To Bring:
Call for information and to set an appointment.


You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.

-- Zig Ziglar

Aurora Quad County Urban League

Address:
1685 N Farnsworth Ave
Aurora, IL 60505

Map & Directions

(25 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(630) 851-2203

Website:
http://www.qcul.org.

Services:
Quad County Urban League helps secure equal opportunities for all disadvantaged persons and people of color, including African Americans, women and persons with disabilities. Quad County Urban League advocates for and establishes programs that facilitate the social and economic growth of disadvantaged people in DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will Counties in Illinois. For youth, services include a variety of programs to help youth develop skills for employment and academic success. For adults, services include emergency housing assistance, help with discrimination complaints, and employment and career development services. Classes available include G.E.D. and Computer classes.**Quad County Urban League provides federal Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRRP) funds to prevent low income individuals and families from becoming homeless and to help those who are homeless to be quickly returned to stable housing.

Hours:
8:30 am-5:00 pm Monday-Thursday; 8:30 am-4:30 pm Friday

Eligibility:
Open to all who would benefit, particularly African American, women and those with disabilities. Youth Employment Services are for 14-21 year old low income out-of-school youth who live in Kane County. (summer program )

Documents To Bring:
Call for information on requirements for the different programs and status of HPRRP
program.


Hesed House

Address:
659 S River St
Aurora, IL 60506

Map & Directions

(25 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(630) 897-2156

Website:
http://www.hesedhouse.org

Services:
Hesed House, Inc., is a center for ministries providing services to poor and homeless persons. Hesed House provides opportunities to rebuild lives The Aurora Soup Kitchen, Inc., provides hot lunch on Mondays and Fridays to poor and homeless individuals and families Public Action to Deliver Shelter, Inc., (PADS) is a multi-program organization providing various housing and other services to homeless individuals and families, including emergency shelter and a transitional housing program, counseling and employment assistance ** Spanish is spoken ** The Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry, Inc. which provides weekly grocery assistance to individuals and families in need, is located at Hesed House.

Hours:
Shelter: 7:00 pm-7:00 am daily; Day Program 9:00 am-3:00 pm Tuesday-Thursday & 11:00 am-4:00 pm Sat & Sun; Soup Kitchen 11:00 am-12:45 pm Monday & Friday.

Eligibility:
Shelter for anyone facing homelessness. Soup kitchen open to anyone needing food. Transitional Living Community will take referrals from other area service providers. If individuals qualify after an interview and screening process, they are put on a waiting list until space opens up.

Documents To Bring:
Individuals and families can show up for shelter and soup kitchen. Sign in required. Applications required only for Transitional Living Program.


I learned the value of hard work by working hard.

-- Margaret M. Fitzpatrick

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