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USO of Illinois Administrative Office


Contact
333 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 822-6699


Description
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).

Hours
Site Hours: open daily. Call specific location for their hours. Administrative offices: 9:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday.

Eligibility
Any active duty member of the Armed Forces, National Guard or Reserves and their dependent family members.

Documents Required
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.

Area Served
Cook County

Common Pantry


Contact
3744 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 327-0553


Description
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.

Area Served
Cook County

Hope House


Contact
696 PO Box
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 941-8681


Description
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.

Hours
24 Hours 7 Days

Eligibility
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.

Documents Required
Call for an intake.

Area Served
Dupage County

New Life Church


Contact
500 Gougar Rd
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 462-0202


Description
Food pantry is available. Clothing and personal/grooming supplies are offered when they are donated to the pantry. Can visit pantry each time it is open.

Hours
Wednesdays every 3 weeks, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Call or check the website to find out which Wednesday they will be open.

Area Served
Will County

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Maristella- Ministry to Homeless Women and Children


Contact
745 N Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 367-5360


Description
Maristella promotes self-sufficiency of single women and mothers with children in Lake County who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness with rental subsidies, security deposits, hotel vouchers, emergency food and clothing, employment and apartment location assistance, and educational services Maristella assists families in emergency or short term situations.

Hours
Mon. - Fri. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Evenings and Weekends by appointment.

Eligibility
Women and children who are homeless or who are at risk of becoming homeless. Need to be employed for at least the past two weeks. Documentation required is an apartment lease, proof of employment, social security card, drivers license or I.D.[br]

Documents Required
Please call for appointment. At appointment, clients fill out brief intake and then meet with case manager.

Area Served
Lake County

MorningStar Mission


Contact
350 E Washington St
Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 722-5780


Description
Non-Denominational organization dedicated to relieving the spiritual and physical hunger of the poor. They do this by providing food for the hungry, clothing for the needy, shelter for the homeless and the Gospel of Jesus Christ for all.

6 month homeless recovery program for men.Program:East Side CafeBudget: NaNCategory: Population Served: Program Description: Serve three meals a day Monday through Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Served over 135,000 meals.Program:Drop In CenterBudget: NaNCategory: Population Served: Program Description: A day drop in center that allows guests to access computers to find jobs and housing. Each guest must meet with a casemanager for evaluation. It also allows guest to have a safe place to stay during the day.Program:Family ShelterBudget: NaNCategory: Population Served: Program Description: Motel style rooms available for families who find themselves homeless and are wishing to make a new start. Each room has three beds abd are connecting to allow for a larger family to stay together.Program:Hope HouseBudget: NaNCategory: Population Served: Program Description: 3/4 house for men graduating for the 180 club program. The participants must have a job and pay a minimal rent. They are required to attend weekly support groups and church. They are still casemanged but on a monthly basis instead of daily or weekly. The participants are re-evaluated every six months to see if another six months is needed or desired.

Area Served
Will County

Waukegan Twp Supervisor


Contact
149 S Genesee St
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 244-4900


Description
Keyword/Resource Guide: Community Groups; Ex-offenders - Adult;

AKA: exoffenders; felons

Area Served
Lake County

The Chapel


Contact
1200 American Way
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 201-2777


Description
Provides food and clothing Opens June 3, 2009

Hours
Wed. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Area Served
Lake County

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Batavia Interfaith Clothes


Contact
100 Flinn St
Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 406-0036


Description
Batavia Interfaith Clothes Closet's mission is to provide gently used clothing to the economically disadvantaged of Batavia and Batavia Township. Clothes are given twice a month, 10 items per person in household. Some items are limited. We also have shoes, linens, and a small amount of housewares.

Hours
Open hours for clients: Monday 6:30 pm-7:30 pm; Tuesday 1:00 pm-3:00 pm; Friday 10:00 am-12:00 pm; and the first Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. ** Drop off Hours for clothing: 9:00 am-11:30 am Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.

Eligibility
Persons are required to be a resident of Batavia or Batavia Township, which includes parts of Aurora and North Aurora. If you are unsure if you live within the township boundaries, please call Batavia Township at (630) 879-1411 to verify if you are eligible before coming to the pantry.

Documents Required
Need a pantry card from Batavia Food Pantry next door. To obtain the card, go to Food Pantry during its open hours and fill out an application with documentation of residency - may use a utility bill or a lease. Also need a picture ID. (Food pantry hours can be found in its record in this Guide or by calling (630) 879-3784.)

Area Served
Kane County

Life Center


Contact
825 Dundee Ave
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 622-1235


Description
TLC Pregnancy Services operates a pregnancy testing clinic - Life Choices - that provides free pregnancy testing and counseling, including limited obstetrical ultrasounds. Free STD testing and education is available For established clients only, the program provides diapers, baby food, formula, clothing, female products, and maternity clothes as available.

Hours
Clinic: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm Monday, 3:00 pm-7:00 pm Tuesday, 12:00 pm-5:00 pm Wednesday, 10:00 am-4 pm Friday; Closed Thursday, Saturday & Sunday

Eligibility
Open to all.

Documents Required
Call for an appointment. Walk-ins welcome, but may experience a wait if no appointments are open.

Area Served
Kane County

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