Emergency Assistance

Call 773-358-3200 for more information about the following services

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

Assistance is provided to individuals and families who are experiencing a temporary crisis in their life. Financial assistance for rent, utilities, furniture and clothing is provided by appointment only. To get an appointment time, you must leave a voice message for the caseworker. A phone pre-screening will then be done and an appointment will be set. Funding is very limited, so not all requests can be met and appointments are based on funding availability.

Day/Date: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays

Time: 9:00a.m.- 3:00p.m.

Fee: Call 773-358-3200 for more information.

FOOD PANTRY

Food assistance is provided on a drop-in basis on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Individuals requesting this assistance must provide identification and proof of address. Assistance is provided based on the availability of food.

Day/Date: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Time: 9:00a.m.-11:00a.m. and 1p.m.-3p.m.

CHRISTMAS ASSISTANCE

Assistance for Christmas food and toys is provided to individuals and families whose income is 150% or below the poverty level. One toy for each child and food for Christmas dinner is provided. Applications begin in October and those needing assistance must obtain an appointment. Assistance is provided based on the availability of toys and food.


 Call 773-382-4601 for more information about the following services

EMERGENCY HOUSING ASSISTANCE

This service is carried out with individuals in danger of losing their current living arrangement. An assessment is conducted and referrals for suitable, alternate living arrangements are developed. Referrals are required through the City of Chicago Department of Support Services/Aging Services to receive this assistance. Services are generally provided in the home.

OUTREACH AND SUPPORT SERVICES FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS

Outreach and access to counseling and support services are carried out through the STOP-IT program. This includes access to support by professional staff and other victims in a group led by trafficking victims. Professional staff are present in group meetings and help provide structure, establish group guidelines and share important information needed by this group. Participation in this group is voluntary and clients may choose to be a part of the group without a referral. Services are provided on-site.

PARTNER ABUSE INTERVENTION SERVICES

Assessments are carried out on-site by a staff member certified by the State of Illinois in the intervention with those inflicting abuse upon their partners. Clients may refer themselves or be referred by the Cook County probation department. These clients are typically court mandated to attend this program. Services are provided in office and require a 26-week commitment.