USO of Illinois, Inc. Centers are available for walk-in service for military personnel. Program services include:-- Drop in centers at O'Hare Airport, Midway Airport, Rock Island and Navy Pier that offer a place to relax, refreshments, movies and internet and email; --Illinois AMVETS Emergency Fund to help military families in need;-- USO Troop Entertainment; -- USO Discovery Kids Programs for family of military including cultural and educational entertainment and holiday events; --Support for Homecomings and Deployments; --Community Information --USO Great Lakes has Family Outreach program for local E1-E4 personnel (furniture, diapers, formula, carseats).
Site Hours: open daily. Call specific location for their hours. Administrative offices: 9:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday.
Any active duty member of the Armed Forces, National Guard or Reserves and their dependent family members.
Registrations for programs are accepted by e-mail, phone or fax as advertised. Contact by phone or E-mail with any questions about how USO can support a unit.
Common Pantry is dedicated to providing emergency food supplies and personal items to individuals and families in need.
They provide food assistance to approximately 800 individuals per month who are living below the federal proverty guidelines.Program:Emergency Food DistributionBudget: $57,500Category: Human ServicesPopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Program Description: Each Wednesday, Common Pantry hosts two emergency food distribution sessions that assist over 300 households each month. Nonperishable foods, dry goods, bread, produce, dairy products and meats are provided in a client choice model of distributionProgram:Home Delivery ProgramBudget: $7,600Category: Human ServicesPopulation Served: Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Program Description: Common Pantry provides a monthly home delivery of emergency food supplies to senior citizens in their community. They currently assist over 30 households each month.Program:Produce DistributionBudget: $7,100Category: Human ServicesPopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Program Description: Common Pantry hosts a monthly distribution focused on fresh fruits and vegetables. They currently provide produce to nearly 200 households each month.Program:Common Community ServicesBudget: $47,000Category: Human ServicesPopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Program Description: Common Pantry hosts a weekly Common Community program focused on peripheral social service needs of clients coming to us for food assistance. They help clients with SNAP applications, housing/shelter needs, job training assistance and have a representative from UIC that provides workshops and classes on nutrition, healthy eating and cooking. They also provide a lunch service each week via the Common Community Program.
Hope House provides temporary shelter for men, women and families Adults are required to work or to be looking for work or have an income provided through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Social Security The goal of shelter is for clients to live independently, to be employable and get an apartment The average stay is 6-8 weeks with extensions based on case by case basis *Spanish is spoken.
24 Hours 7 Days
Open to homeless men, women and families. Special requirements apply to those with mental illnesses, substance abuse issues, and domestic violence concerns. This is not a shelter for those fleeing domestic violence.