At do-over.me, we recognize that not only is everyone involved in some kind of transition, but more importantly that it's always easier with help.  People are often in need of many different kinds of support.  

We've helped by coordinating pro bono (FREE) doctor, dentist, and speech therapy visits; with getting individuals re-purposed bikes, coordinating reduced fees for driving classes and work wardrobes; support with business plans and computer classes.  We meet clients where they are and try to support them with what they need.  

We realize that do-over.me is not going to be able to meet all needs. but do-over.me is always a good place to start.  If we can't help, maybe someone on the list below will.  And if that doesn't work, ask, maybe we can find a way.

If you are in an emergency situation, please dial 911.

If you are aware of a resource not listed here, please let us know about it.

 

LITERACY

Reading and Writing

Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley - www.lvfv.org - 630-584-2811   Provides free, one-to-one literacy tutoring to adults to help people learn to read, write, understand and speak English better.                                        

Computer

Peoples Resource Center - 630-682-5401 Provides Programs like computer literacy training and access

Automotive Assistance

CAR INSURANCE ASSISTANCE

Two Rivers Head Start Agency - 630-264-1444     Assistance with auto insurance.   Also provides rent, mortgage assistance, budgeting and financial literacy to low income and unemployed.  Provides emergency assistance with gasoline, eye glasses & exams, medical/hospital bills.  Assistance with car repairs.  Food pantry available.

CAR REPAIR ASSISTANCE

Two Rivers Head Start Agency - 630-264-1444     Assistance with auto repairs.    Also provides rent, mortgage assistance, budgeting and financial literacy to low income and unemployed.  Provides emergency assistance with gasoline, eye glasses& exams, medical/hospital bills.  Assistance with auto insurance.  Food pantry available.

GASOLINE VOUCHERS

Two Rivers Head Start Agency - 630-264-1444     Emergency gasoline.     Also provides rent, mortgage assistance, budgeting and financial literacy to low income and unemployed.  Provides emergency assistance with eye glasses& exams, medical/hospital bills.  Assistance with auto insurance and auto repairs.  Food pantry available.

St. John Neumann Catholic Church - 630-375-7746     One-time assistance with free gasoline.     Also provides one-time assistance with food vouchers, rent, mortgage and utility bills, thrift store and clothing closet.

 

Housing Assistance

HOMELESS SHELTERS

Lazarus House - 630-587-2144     Provides shelter for persons in Tri-City Area, western rural Kane Co.

Elgin PADS - 847-608-9744     Shelter for Elgin area

Hesed House - 630-897-2165     Shelter for Aurora area.

Wayside Cross Ministries - 847-695-4405     Day shelter in Elgin

Wayside Cross Ministries - 630-842-4239     Shelter and programs for women and women with children in Aurora

RENT / MORTGAGE

Two Rivers Head Start Agency - 630-264-1444    Provides rent and mortgage assistance to low income and unemployed.     Also provides budgeting and financial literacy to low income and unemployed.  Provides emergency assistance with gasoline, eye exams, medical/hospital bills. Assistance with car insurance and repairs.  Food pantry available.

Catholic Charities of Aurora and Kane County - 630-820-3226     Funds for rent.     Also provides pregnancy programs, assistance for children. Limited assistance for utility bills, funds for food. Employment counseling may be offered. Bilingual for Hispanic community.

St. John Neumann Catholic Church - 630-375-7746     One-time assistance for rent or mortgage.     One-time assistance with free gasoline and food vouchers, utility bills, thrift store and clothing closet.

Salvation Army Tri-City Corps - KANE COUNTY ONLY - 630-377-2769     Rent assistance.     Also provide assistance with utility bills, food, health and education programs and much more.

 

 

 

 

 

CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE

Volunteers of America of Illinois                                                            

312- 564-2300

Children in foster care receive gifts, meals, toys during holidays.

Volunteers of America of Illinois – Operation Backpack

312-564-2300

Children in foster care receive backpacks, stationery, pencils, crayons, markers, books, binders, calculators, protractors, Thesaurus, dictionary, clothing

 

CHILDREN ONLY

Child Abuse and Neglect

800-252-2873

Child Support Help Line                                                                                                   800-447-4278

Department of Human Resources

815-338-0234

All Kids Covered                      

www.allkidscovered.com                                                    

866-255-5437

Health care insurance for women and children.

Kid Care Medical                                       

8 area offices in suburbs                                 

847-888-3631

Provide physicals & medical assistance for children.

Volunteers of America of Illinois – Operation Backpack                                             312-564 2300

Children receive backpacks, stationery, pencils, crayons, markers, books, binders, calculators, protractors, Thesaurus, dictionary, clothing.

Well Child Center                                                                                                               847-741-7370

Provide preventative health care, medical & dental services for children. 

Nutrition counseling and education offered.

 

CLOTHING

Batavia Interfaith                                                                                                               630-406-0036

100 Flynn St., Batavia, IL                             

(Batavia residents only)

Bountiful Blessing                                                                                                             630-820-0002

901 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL         

Clothing closet bi-monthly.

Community Crisis Center                                                                                                 847-697-2380

Emergency assistance w/housing, clothing, food) and crisis counseling (women & minors only)

Community Crisis Center-Thrift Shop

847 695 2662

1341 Manor Ct., Elgin, IL

 

Elgin Junior Service Board - Clothing Center

AID Elgin Training Center, Elgin, IL

For women, children, and qualified families in U-46 School District.  Referral required from child’s school, Community Crisis Center in Elgin, or from Kane Co. Public Aid Office. 

Kendall County Clothing Closet/Food Pantry

630-553-0473

1204A Deer St., Yorkville, IL

Peoples Resource Center                   

(DuPage County residents only)                            

630-682-5401

Provide clothing assistance. 

Redeemer Fellowship

630-584-8750

1125 Oak St., St. Charles, IL  

Also household items.

St. John Neumann Catholic Church                                                

630-375-7746

2900 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL

One-time assistance with free gasoline and food vouchers, rent, mortgage and utility bills.  Thrift store, clothing closet.

St. John United Church of Christ,              

630-892-1932

309 5th Street, Aurora, IL

St. Patrick Catholic Church

630-338-8270

Clothing vouchers, general furniture provision, food, rent payment assistance and more available.

St. Vincent de Paul Pantry of St. Mary Catholic Church

815-301-2634

302 Willow St., Maple Park, IL      

Toys, donated clothing, household items.  Social Services:  food, referrals to financial aid, holiday meals.

 

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store  

213 Main St., West Chicago, IL                                                                                              630-562-4801

Center is at 1014 N. Farnsworth, Aurora, IL  630-820-5370

 

Warehouse Church

630-859-0600

308 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL

 

Willow Creek Community Church                                                                                      847-765-5000

67 E. Algonquin Rd., South Barrington, IL

 

COMPUTER LITERACY

Peoples Resource Center

630-682-5401

Provide programs like computer literacy training & access.

 

CREDIT/DEBT COUNSELING

Consumer Credit Counseling Services                                                                       815-338-5757

www.illinoiscccs.org

 

CREDIT RESOURCES

Free Annual Credit Report:                                                                 

877-322-8228

    Annual Credit Report Request Service

    P.O. Box 105281

    Atlanta, GA 30348-5281          www.annualcreditreport.com

    Credit Karma - Free all the time

    www.creditkarma.com

 

Consumer Affairs

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/online/credit-report/

Credit Report Sites Guide is a resource that is offered free of charge.  This guide is available to help you make the right consumer decisions

 

Credit Bureaus:

     Experian                                                                                             888-397-3742

     P.O. Box 2104

     Allen, TX 75013-2104             www.experian.com

 

     Trans Union Corporation                                                                   800-916-8800

     P. O. Box 1000

     Chester, PA 19022                   www.transunion.com

 

    Equifax                                                                                                    800-685-1111

     P. O. Box 740241

     Atlanta, GA 30374-0241          www.equifax.com

 

 

Credit Fraud                                                                                                                            

     Each credit bureau maintains and cooperates with

     the Trans Union Fraud Victim Assistance Department                                                   800 680 7289

 

Identity Theft

     Call Fraud Department of Credit Bureaus above.

     Call FTC                                                                                                  877 438 4338

     Report to police

     www.consumer.gov/idtheft

 

Banking History

ChexSystems                                                                                               800 428 9623

12005 Ford Rd., Ste. 600

Dallas, TX 75234-7253                

www.chexhelp.com

 

CRISIS COUNSELING

Community Crisis Center                                                                              847 697 2380

Emergency assistance w/housing, clothing, food) and crisis counseling (women & minors only)

 

DISABLED PERSONS ONLY

Between Friends Food Pantry                                                           630-466-0345

For residents of Kaneland School District, Big Rock, Presbury in Aurora, and Sugar Grove.  For low income persons or with health-related needs.  Priority for seniors and disabled.

 

Bureau of Disability Determination Services

  800 225 3607

Circuit Breaker and Pharmaceutical Program  

800-624-2459

www.cbrx.il.gov

Provide property tax grants, transportation & license plates (for seniors & persons with disabilities)

 

Donka, Inc.                                                                                                               

 630-665-8169

Assistance to achieve goals, learn skills towards independence through computers & adaptive technology.

 

Dundee Township                                        

(Dundee Township only)

847-428-80923

557 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL

General assistance, limited amount of emergency financial assistance for rent or utilities for Township residents.  Transportation by Ride In Kane for seniors and disabled.

 

Volunteers of America of Illinois                                                        

312 564 2300

Housing for the disabled.  Security deposit programs, eviction prevention services, loans for housing expenses, rent payments.

ww.askjan.org     job accommodations and info for disabled individuals.

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE / SEXUAL ASSAULT

Community Crisis Center  

847 697 2380

Emergency assistance w/housing, clothing, food) and crisis counseling (women & minors only)

Mutual Ground             Services in Southern Kane Co. & Kendall Co. for victims.    630-897-0084

DUNDEE TOWNSHIP ONLY

Dundee Township  847-428-80923

557 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL

General assistance, limited amount of emergency financial assistance for rent or utilities for Township residents.  Transportation by Ride In Kane for seniors and disabled.

 

DuPAGE COUNTY ONLY

Peoples Resource Center                                                                                                     630-682-5401

Provide food, clothing & rental assistance.  Provide programs like English as a Second Language, adult literacy, computer literacy training & access, and an art community for women called Women’s Wisdom.

 

ELDERLY – see SENIOR ASSISTANCE

 

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

Salvation Army Tri-City Corps                     Kane County Only                                        630 377-2769

Helps with variety of bills including emergency assistance. 

 

EMPLOYMENT

Catholic Charities of Aurora and Kane County                                                                  630 820-3226

Pregnancy programs, assistance for children.  Limited assistance for utility bill assistance; funds for rent, food; employment counseling may be offered.  Bilingual worker for Hispanic community.

 

LDS Employment Resource Services                                                                                  630-369-0785

Two-day job search strategy workshop.

 

EMPLOYMENT SEARCH WEBSITES

www.illinoisworknet.com            job listings, career data, training info, Illinois resources.

www.illinoisjoblink.com              enter info about yourself to be matched with jobs.

www.indeed.com                           compiler accesses multiple job boards/companies

www.simplyhired.com                  compiler accesses multiple job boards/companies

www.americasjobexchange.comaccess job listings from one-stop centers nationwide

www.linkedin.com                         professional networking site

www.google.com                            research employers and other topics

www.gmail.com                             set up a free e-mail account

www.hotmail.com                         set up a free e-mail account

www.work.illinois.gov                  employment with the State of Illinois

www.usajobs.gov                          Federal employment

www.ides.illinois.gov                    Illinois Department of Employment Security

www.wisc.jobs                              employment with the State of Wisconsin

www.onetonline.org                    includes descriptions for thousands of occupations

www.quintcareers.com             links and more for a variety of jobs and careers

www.gcflearnfree.org                 free computer tutorials and online classes

www.freerice.com                       test your knowledge of English, geography, chemistry, art, other languages.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/training-FX101782702.aspx   tutorials in all Microsoft Office products

www.annualcreditreport.com    central site that allows you to order one free credit report per year from each

                                                      of the three major credit bureaus

www.iwds.state.il.us                   list of Workforce Investment Act training programs

www.fafsa.ed.gov                       application for federal student aid

www.fastweb.com                      register to receive information about scholarships

www.askjan.org                         job accommodations and info for disabled individuals.

www.tradeswomen.org             dedicated to women in apprenticeship and non-traditional jobs.

www.seniors.gov                        info for seniors on social security, taxes, healthcare info regarding

                                                    employment, volunteer, education and training.

www.sba.gov                             Small Business Administration

www.vabenefits.vba.va.gov     information about veteran benefits.

www.mapquest.com                 find your route to any employer

www.goroo.com                       find your route to employer via train or bus.

www.pacebus.com                  find local bus schedules to your job

www.metrarail.com                find train schedules for Chicagoland area

 

FARM WORKERS ONLY

Aurora Medical and Dental Clinic              Farm Workers Only                                         630-859-0015

For adults and children, whether insured or not, medical and dental care such as immunizations, outpatient sick care, lab work, meds and physicals.

Illinois Migrant Council                                                                                                           630-820-7088

 

FINANCIAL AID/ASSISTANCE

Consumer Credit Counseling Services  - Provides financial aid                                        815-338-5757  /  www.illinoiscccs.org

Myloangen.com

credible.com

Department of Human Services                                                                                              815-338-0234

www.dhs.state.il.us                                                                                                                     800-843-6154

Provides financial aid

 

Dundee Township                                                                                                                    847-428-80923

557 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL

General assistance, limited amount of emergency financial assistance for rent or utilities for Township residents.  Transportation by Ride In Kane for seniors and disabled.

 

Government Benefits                                                                                                               800-333-4636

www.govbenefits.gov

Assists low income households with winter energy services

 

Lazarus House                              rent help                                                                             630-587-2144

Provides money for rent, energy bills, food, safe shelter, case management, heating bills, counseling and support services to those facing eviction, for homeless persons in Tri-City Area, western rural Kane Co.

 

Two Rivers Head Start Agency                                                                                                630-264-1444

Provide rent, mortgage assistance, budgeting and financial literacy to low income and unemployed.  Provide emergency assistance with gasoline, eye glasses & exams, medical/hospital bills.  Assistance with car repairs or auto insurance.  Food pantry available.

 

Veterans Assistance Commission of Kane County                                                                  630-232-3550

719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL 60134

Offer financial aid and services, pay for rent, food, heating, personal needs.  Offer support to apply for benefits, pensions, filing lost discharge claims.  Social services offered.

 

FOOD/FOOD PANTRY

Aurora Area Interfaith                                                                                                             630-897-2127

659 S. River St., Aurora, IL 60506

 

Between Friends Food Pantry                                                                                                 630-466-0345

For residents of Kaneland School District, Big Rock, Presbury in Aurora, and Sugar Grove.  For low income persons or with health-related needs.  Priority for seniors and disabled.

 

Bountiful Blessing                                                                                                                     630-820-0002

901 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL

Client-choice food pantry.  Limited resources for first 50 families monthly. 

 

Catholic Charities of Aurora and Kane County                                                                    630 820-3226

Pregnancy programs, assistance for children.  Limited assistance for utility bill assistance; funds for rent, food; employment counseling may be offered.  Bilingual worker for Hispanic community.

 

Community Crisis Center                                                                                                       847 697 2380

Emergency assistance w/housing, clothing, food) and crisis counseling (women & minors only)

 

FISH Food Pantry                                                                                                                   847-428-4357

150 S. Kennedy Drive, Room 15A, Meadowdale Mall, Carpentersville, IL

Supports Carpentersville, Sleepy Hollow, West Dundee, Gilberts & East Dundee.

Spanish spoken.

 

Illinois Dept. of Human Resources                                                                                         800 843 6154

 

Kane County Department of Human Services - Family Community Resource Center.    847 931-2700

Public assistance, government aid; SNAP food stamps; energy bill assistance; health care through Medicaid; cash assistance/TANF; low-income housing; and more.

 

Kendall County Clothing Closet/Food Pantry                                                                      630-553-0473

1204A Deer St., Yorkville, IL

 

Loaves and Fishes Community Pantry.                                                                                  630-355-3663

Provides food & leadership by uniting & mobilizing resources to empower people to be self-sufficient.

 

Marie Wilkinson Foundation Community                                                                             630-897-5431

834 N. Highland Ave., Aurora, IL

Provide canned good and groceries.

 

Peoples Resource Center                  DuPage County residents only                                  630-682-5401

Provides food assistance. 

 

Salvation Army Tri-City Corps                      Kane County Only                                         630-377-2769

Helps with variety of bills including food. 

 

South Elgin Food Pantry                                                                                                          847-931-0563

400 W. Spring St., South Elgin, IL

 

St. John Neumann Catholic Church                                                                                   630-375-7746

2900 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL

One-time assistance with free gasoline and food vouchers, rent, mortgage and utility bills.  Thrift store, clothing closet.

 

St. Patrick Catholic Church                                                                                                 630-338-8270

Clothing vouchers, general furniture provision, food, rent payment assistance and more available.

 

St. Vincent de Paul Pantry of St. Mary Catholic Church                                                      815-301-2634

302 Willow St., Maple Park, IL       toys, donated clothing, household items.  Social Services:  food, referrals to financial aid, holiday meals.

 

Two Rivers Head Start Agency                                                                                                630-264-1444

Food pantry available.

 

Veterans Assistance Commission of Kane County                                                                  630-232-3550

719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL 60134

Offer financial aid and services, pay for rent, food, heating, personal needs.  Offer support to apply for benefits, pensions, filing lost discharge claims.  Social services offered.

 

FORECLOSURE – see RENTAL OR MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE

DuPage County Community Services  630/407-6500

FURNITURE VOUCHERS

 

St. Patrick Catholic Church                                                                                                 630-338-8270

Clothing vouchers, general furniture provision, food, rent payment assistance and more available.

 

GASOLINE VOUCHERS

Two Rivers Head Start Agency                                                                                                630-264-1444

Provide rent, mortgage assistance, budgeting and financial literacy to low income and unemployed.  Provide emergency assistance with gasoline, eye glasses & exams, medical/hospital bills.  Assistance with car repairs or auto insurance.  Food pantry available.

 

St. John Neumann Catholic Church                                                                                   630-375-7746

2900 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL

One-time assistance with free gasoline and food vouchers, rent, mortgage and utility bills.  Thrift store, clothing closet.

 

HANOVER TWP. ONLY

Community Health                                                                                                                   630-483-5665

Health needs assessments, wellness screenings, immunization clinics, lending closet of medical equipment.

 

 

HEALTH INSURANCE

Department of Human Resources                                                                                          815-338-0234

 

www.allkidscovered.com                                                                                                         866-255-5437

Health care insurance for women and children.

 

Medicare Complaints                                                                                                               800-647-8089

 

Medicare Information & Help                                                                                                800-642-6930

Refinancing Loans

 

HEALTH, MEDICAL & DENTAL CLINICS

Aurora Medical and Dental Clinic              Farm Workers Only                                         630-859-0015

For adults and children, whether insured or not, medical and dental care such as immunizations, outpatient sick care, lab work, meds and physicals.

 

Greater Elgin Family Care Center-Slade Health Center           Kane County only           847-608-1344

Pediatrics, family practice & dental care for uninsured, underinsured and insured residents of Kane County.  Spanish-speaking staff.

 

Hanover Township Community Health           Hanover Twp. Only                                     630-483-5665

Health needs assessments, wellness screenings, immunization clinics, lending closet of medical equipment.

 

Kane County Department of Human Services - Family Community Resource Center.    847-931-2700

Public assistance, government aid; SNAP food stamps; energy bill assistance; health care through Medicaid; cash assistance/TANF; low-income housing; and more.

 

Kid Care Medical                                    8 area offices in suburbs                                           847-888-3631

Provide physicals & medical assistance for children only.

 

Salvation Army Tri-City Corps                      Kane County Only                                          630-377-2769

Helps with variety of bills including low cost health services.  Works with Delnor Hospital to offer free osteoporosis screenings and heart disease risk assessment.

 

Tri City Health Partnership                                                                                                      630-377-9277

Provides medical and dental services to low income, unemployed and uninsured for acute and chronic illnesses, and preventive medicine.

 

Two Rivers Head Start Agency                                                                                                630-264-1444

Provide rent, mortgage assistance, budgeting and financial literacy to low income and unemployed.  Provide emergency assistance with gasoline, eye glasses & exams, medical/hospital bills.  Assistance with car repairs or auto insurance.  Food pantry available.

 

United States Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS)                                   Aurora        630-844-7400

                                                                                                                                  Elgin           847-931 -2700

 

Well Child Center                                                                                                                      847-741-7370

Provide preventative health care, medical & dental services for children. 

Nutrition counseling and education offered.

 

HOME REPAIR

Home Assistance Volunteer Effort, Inc.                                                                                 630-375-7227

For limited income residents within the school districts of Batavia, Geneva & St. Charles needing repairs.

 

HOUSING – see also RENTAL ASSISTANCE

Aurora Housing Authority                                                                                                      630-859-7210

Community Crisis Center                                                                                                       847-697-2380

Emergency assistance w/housing, clothing, food) and crisis counseling (women & minors only)

 

Kane County Department of Human Services - Family Community Resource Center.    847-931-2700

Public assistance, government aid; SNAP food stamps; energy bill assistance; health care through Medicaid; cash assistance/TANF; low-income housing; and more.

 

Volunteers of America of Illinois                                                                                              312 564-2300

Housing for Veterans:  Meals, clothing, personal hygiene items, and emotional support provided.

Security deposit programs, eviction prevention services, loans for housing expenses.

 

IMMIGRATION SERVICES

World Relief, Aurora                                                                                                                                630- 906-9546  

Administer Justice, Elgin                                                                                                                        847-844-1100      

 

KANE COUNTY ONLY

Greater Elgin Family Care Center - Slade Health Center                                                    847-608-1344

Pediatrics, family practice & dental care for uninsured, underinsured and insured residents of Kane County.  Spanish-speaking staff.

Kane County Department of Human Services - Family Community Resource Center.    847 931-2700

Public assistance, government aid; SNAP food stamps; energy bill assistance; health care through Medicaid; cash assistance/TANF; low-income housing; and more.

Kane County Information                                                                                                      630-966-9393

Salvation Army Tri-City Corps                                                                                              630-377-2769

Help with variety of bills including rent and energy bills.  Free food aid, low cost health care, social services, Christmas meals, wide variety of emergency services.

Two Rivers Head Start Agency                                                                                              630-264-1444

Provides rent, mortgage assistance, budgeting and financial literacy to low income and unemployed.

 

KANE COUNTY REFERRAL LIST

Child and Family Connections           888 297 1041

Car Seat Loaner Program                   630 208 3999

Special Creations                                847 695 7567

Two Rivers HeadStart                         847 742 4922

Goodwill                                              847 741 0236

Hope Chest                                          630 892 2785

Batavia Interfaith Clothes Closet        630 406 0036

Breaking Free                                      630 897 1003

Family Service Assoc. of Elgin           847 695 3680

Family Counseling                              630 844 2662

Kairos Family Center                          847 742 5717

Renz Addiction Counseling Center

                                  Elgin                   847 697 1221

                                  St. Charles          630 513 6886

                                  24-hr. referral     847 742 4003

A.I.D.                        Aurora                630 966 4000

                                  St. Charles          630 844 5040

Day One Network, Inc.                        630 879 2277

Ecker Center for Mental Health           847 695 0484

Easter Seals                                          847 742 3264

Fox River Valley Center for Independent Living            847 695 5818

Valley Sheltered Workshop                  630 879 2359

 

Education & Employment Assistance

Adult Learning (literacy)                     800 321 9511

Elgin Community College                   847 697 1000

Literacy Connection                            847 742 6565

Literacy Volunteers                              630 584 2811

Waubonsee Community College         630 466 2381

IL Employment & Training Center

                                            Elgin        847 888 7900

                                           Aurora      630 844 6640

 

Energy Assistance

Community Contacts/LIHEAP           847 697 4499

 

Food Pantries

Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry    630 897 2127

Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry            630 879 3784

Holy Angels Food Pantry                    630 897 2478

Golden Diners Program                      630 232 6676

First Baptist Church of St. Charles     630 584 8750

 

Health Care

Carlton Home Health Care                  630 232 6908

Kane County Health Dept.   Aurora    630 897 1124

                                              Elgin      630 695 0848

Tri-Cities Well Child Clinic                630 584 0771

Visiting Nurse Association   Aurora   630 978 2532

                                              Elgin      847 888 0505

Well Child Center – WIC     Aurora    630 892 4355

                                              Elgin      847 741 7370

 

Hispanic Assistance

Centro de Informacion                        847 695 9050

 

Homeless Shelters

Elgin PADS                                         847 608 9744

Hesed House                                        630 897 2165

Lazarus House                                     630 587 2144

Wayside Cross Ministries                    847 695 4405

 

Legal Services

Attorney General’s Office &

           Consumer Protection                800 243 0618

Kane County State’s Attorney             630 232 3500

Prairie State Legal Services                 800 942 4612

 

Pregnancy

Crisis Pregnancy Center                       847 697 0200

Care Net Pregnancy Info. Center         630 896 8600

Pregnancy Hotline                                800 848 5683

 

Salvation Army

Aurora                                                  630 897 4426

Elgin                                                     847 741 2305

Geneva                                                 630 232 6676

Salvation Army TriCity Corps.            630 377 2769

 

 

Senior Centers/Elderly Care

Elderday Center, Inc.                           630 761 9750

Aurora Senior Center                           630 897 4035

Elgin Senior Center                              847 741 0404

Carpentersville Senior Center              847 551 4307

 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

AIDS                                                     800 243 2437

Aurora Open Door                                630 264 1819

Elgin Open Door                                   847 695 1093

 

Violence & Abuse

IL Dept. of Children & Family Services

                                          HOTLINE   800 252 2873

 

YMCA & YWCA

YMCA of Elgin                                     847 888 7410

YMCA of Aurora                                   630 896 8588

YWCA of Elgin                                     847 742 7930

 

Youth Services

Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center

                                             Aurora      630 896 7900

                                             Elgin        847 622 0010

Big Brother/Big Sister                          630 844 9090

Boys & Girls Club                                847 608 5017

CASA Kane County                             630 232 4484

 

KENDALL COUNTY

 

Kendall County Clothing Closet/Food Pantry                                                                   630 553 0473

1204A Deer St., Yorkville, IL

 

Mutual Ground             Services in Southern Kane Co. & Kendall Co. for victims.    630-897-0084

 

SCORE Fox Valley Chapter

1444 N. Farnsworth, Ste. 504, Aurora, IL 60505           www.scorefoxvalley.org                 630-375-6026

Counseling for businesses through mentoring, workshops & training covering DeKalb, DuPage,

Kane, Kendall, McHenry & Will counties.

 

LEGAL AID

Prairie State Legal Services                            Kane County only                                       800-942-4612

Free advice and consultations for elderly and low income.

 

 

LICENSE PLATES

Circuit Breaker and Pharmaceutical Program                                                                   800-624-2459

www.cbrx.il.gov

Provide property tax grants, transportation & license plates (for seniors & persons with disabilities)

 

MAILING LISTS

To be removed from mailing lists call 888-567-8688

 

Mail Preference Service                     Telephone Preference Service                        TransUnion LLC

Direct Marketing Association                        Direct Marketing Association                 Name Removal

P. O. Box 9008                                    P. O. Box 9008                                    P.O. Box 97328

Farmingdale, NY 11735                     Farmingdale, NY 11735                     Jackson, MS 39288-7328

 

MILITARY PERSONNEL ONLY

ComEd Helps Activated Military Personnel (CHAMP)                                                     888 806 2273

One-time cash grants, deferred billing, stipend, extended due dates, late charge cancellation, payment plans.

 

MISCELLANEOUS USEFUL NUMBERS

 

Al-Anon                                      800 344 2666

 

Al-Teen                                       630 896 5552

 

Alcoholics Anonymous               630 377 6610

 

Catholic Charities        Aurora    630 820 3220

                                      Elgin      847 742 4525

 

Circuit Breaker                           800 624 2459

 

Department of Human Services

                                Public Aid800 843 6154

                                Link Card800 678 5465

         Food Stamps/PA Aurora   630 844 7400

                                      Elgin    847 931 2700

                             Fraud Line  800 252 8903

 

Depression/Suicide Prevention   630 482 9696

                                                    847 608 0138

                                                    630 801 3565

 

Hope Line                                   630 482 9179

 

Illinois Migrant Council             630 820 7088

 

Social Security Administration   800 772 1213

 

Suicide Prevention/Depression   630 482 9696

                                                    847 608 0138

                                                    630 801 3565

 

Townships               Aurora         630 897 8777

                                Dundee        847 428 8092

                                Elgin            847 741 2045

                                St. Charles   630 584 9342

 

United Way of Elgin                    847 741 2259

 

MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE

Illinois Foreclosure Prevention                                                                                               773-329-4010

Mortgage assistance and counseling, negotiation with lenders,

 

Illinois Housing Assistance Pool                                                                                              312- 836-5200

Mortgage counseling, loans, refinancing,

 

NUTRITION PROGRAMS

Well Child Center                                                                                                                     847-741-7370

Provide preventative health care, medical & dental services for children. 

Nutrition counseling and education offered.

 

PREGNANCY PROGRAMS

Catholic Charities of Aurora and Kane County                                                                   630-820-3226

Pregnancy programs, assistance for children.  Limited assistance for utility bill assistance; funds for rent, food; employment counseling may be offered.  Bilingual worker for Hispanic community.

 

PRESCRIPTIONS

Circuit Breaker and Pharmaceutical Program                                                                   800-624-2459

www.cbrx.il.gov

Provide property tax grants, transportation & license plates (for seniors & persons with disabilities)

 

Illinois Rx Buying Club                                                                                                          866-215-3462

 

I-Save RX                                                                                                                                866-472-8327

 

Partnership for Prescription Assistance                                                                               888-477-2669

Prescription assistance for non-seniors only.

 

Pfizer Prescription Assistance                                                                                               866-776-3700

Prescription assistance for non-seniors only.

 

RX Assist                                                                                                                                 401-729-3284

Prescription assistance for non-seniors only.

 

PROPERTY TAX GRANTS

Circuit Breaker and Pharmaceutical Program                                                                   800-624-2459

www.cbrx.il.gov

Provide property tax grants, transportation & license plates (for seniors & persons with disabilities)

 

RENTAL OR MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE

Catholic Charities of Aurora and Kane County

630-820-3226

Pregnancy programs, assistance for children.  Limited assistance for utility bill assistance; funds for rent, food; employment counseling may be offered.  Bilingual worker for Hispanic community.

 

Housing Discrimination    

800-669-9777

Peoples Resource Center                     DuPage County residents only

630-682-5401

Provide rental assistance. 

 

Salvation Army Tri-City Corps                         Kane County Only                                     630 377-2769

Helps with variety of bills including rent. 

 

St. John Neumann Catholic Church                                                                                      630-375-7746

2900 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL

One-time assistance with free gasoline and food vouchers, rent, mortgage and utility bills.  Thrift store, clothing closet.

 

Veterans Assistance Commission of Kane County                                                              630-232-3550

719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL 60134

Offer financial aid and services, pay for rent, food, heating, personal needs.  Offer support to apply for benefits, pensions, filing lost discharge claims.  Social services offered.

 

SENIOR ASSISTANCE

Assisted Living Locators          

331-208-5041

Professional in-depth assessment, analysis and recommendations to find home for loved ones.

 

Between Friends Food Pantry                          

 630-466-0345

For residents of Kaneland School District, Big Rock, Presbury in Aurora, and Sugar Grove. 

For low income persons or with health-related needs.  Priority for seniors and disabled.

 

Circuit Breaker and Pharmaceutical Program

800-624-2459

www.cbrx.il.gov

Provide property tax grants, transportation & license plates (for seniors & persons with disabilities)

 

Dundee Township                                    

(Dundee Township only)                                    

847-428-80923

557 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL

General assistance, limited amount of emergency financial assistance for rent or utilities for Township residents.  Transportation by Ride In Kane for seniors and disabled.

 

Elder Abuse HOTLINE            

866 800 1409

 

Illinois Department on Aging                                                                                      

800 252 8966

Illinois Rx Buying Club                                                                                            

 866 215 3462

I-Save RX                                                                                                          

 866 472 8327

Needymeds

www.needymeds.com

Drug assistance and advocacy           

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

888 477 2669

Pfizer Prescription Assistance

866 776 3700

Prairie State Legal Services                           
(Kane County only)

 800-942-4612

Free advice and consultations for elderly and low income.

RX Assist                                                                                                        

401 729 3284

Salvation Army                                                                                                                 815 455 2769

Nutrition programs, emergency assistance.

Volunteers of America of Illinois                                                                               

312 564 2300

Housing for seniors

 

SHELTERS

Lazarus House                              

630 587 2144

Provides money for rent, energy bills, food, safe shelter, case management, heating bills, counseling and support services to those facing eviction, for homeless persons in Tri-City Area, western rural Kane Co.

 

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS

College of DuPage Center for Entrepreneurship

2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 201, Lisle, IL 60532            

630-942-2771

www.cod.edu/business_resources/entrepeneurship/index.aspx

Training, counseling & consulting services to Illinois businesses to improve,

develop or finance their organizations.

College of Lake County SBDC & ITC

19351 W. Washington St., Room T-302, Grayslake, IL 60030                                              847-543-2033

wpdi.cicillinois.edu/sbdc/

1-on-1 sessions, assistance developing business/marketing plans & identifying markets for products.

Elgin Community College SBDC

1700 Spartan Dr., Bldg. E, Room E105, Elgin, IL 60123                          

847-214-7488

www.elgin.edu/sbdc

Counseling for existing & start-up businesses; business classes.

Harper College SBDC

Professional Building, 650 E. Higgins Rd., Ste. 18N, Schaumburg, IL 60173                     847 925-6520

goforward.harpercollege.edu/business/sbdc/

Education, corporate training, meeting space, small business consulting, enrichment classes.

SCORE Fox Valley Chapter

1444 N. Farnsworth, Ste. 504, Aurora, IL 60505                                                             

 630-375-6026

www.scorefoxvalley.org

Counseling for businesses through mentoring, workshops & training covering DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, McHenry & Will counties.

Waubonsee Community College SBDC

18 S. River St., Rm. 268, Aurora, IL 60506                                                                     

630-906-4143

www.waubonsee.edu/learning/business/sbdc/

Management, marketing & financial counseling for prospective & existing small business owners.

www.sba.gov      Small Business Administration

 

SOCIAL SERVICES

Salvation Army Tri-City Corps                   

Kane County Only                                      

 630-377-2769

Helps low income and working poor with social services.

Veterans Assistance Commission of Kane County            

(Kane County Only)             

630-232-3550

719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL 60134

Offer financial aid and services, pay for rent, food, heating, personal needs.  Offer support to apply for benefits, pensions, filing lost discharge claims.  Social services offered.

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Breaking Free –                                                                                                                 

 630-897-1003

Screening, assessment & counseling services for adolescents & adults.  

Hearts of Hope                            

www.heartsofhope.net                                                  

630-327-9937  

 

TELEPHONE SERVICES

AT&T                                                

800 621 8650

Discounted telephone services

 

TRANSPORTATION

Circuit Breaker and Pharmaceutical Program

 800-624-2459

www.cbrx.il.gov

Provide property tax grants, transportation & license plates (for seniors & persons with disabilities)

Dundee Township                                    

(ForTownship Residents Only)                     

 847-428-80923

557 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL

General assistance, limited amount of emergency financial assistance for rent or utilities for Township residents.  Transportation by Ride In Kane for seniors and disabled.

 

www.mapquest.com                 find your route to any employer

www.goroo.com                       find your route to employer via train or bus.

www.pacebus.com                  find local bus schedules to your job

www.metrarail.com                find train schedules for Chicagoland area

 

UTILITY BILL ASSISTANCE

http://www.nrdc.org/air/energy/genergy/easy.asp                                                   (referral only)

http://www.oilheatamerica.com/index.mv?screen=tips                                           (referral only)

Ameren                                                                          

 877 411 9276

Call to get the name and address of your local Community Action Agency in your county or town.

Catholic Charities of Aurora and Kane County

 630 820-3226

Pregnancy programs, assistance for children.  Limited assistance for utility bill assistance;

funds for rent, food; employment counseling may be offered.  Bilingual worker for Hispanic

community.

ComEd Helps Activated Military Personnel (CHAMP) 888 806 2273

One-time cash grants, deferred billing, stipend, extended due dates, late charge cancellation,

 payment plans.

ComEd CARE Rate Relief Program, Summer Assistance Program 888 806 2273

Utility credits

Dundee Township    

847-428-80923

557 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL

General assistance, limited amount of emergency financial assistance for rent or utilities for Township residents.  Transportation by Ride In Kane for seniors and disabled.

Government Benefits                              

800-333-4636

www.govbenefits.gov

Assists low income households with winter energy services

Kane County Department of Human Services - Family Community Resource Center. 847 931-2700

Public assistance, government aid; SNAP food stamps; energy bill assistance; health care

through Medicaid; cash assistance/TANF; low-income housing; and more.

Keep Warm Illinois                                                                                                            877-411-9276

Financial assistance for energy bills.

Lazarus House        

cash grants for rent or utility bill assistance                    

630-587-5872

Provides money for rent, energy bills, food, safe shelter, case management, heating bills, counseling and support services to those facing eviction, for homeless persons in Tri-City Area, western rural Kane Co.

Northshore Gas                                                                                                                

800-571-2332

Share the Warmth Heating bill assistance and cash grants.

Salvation Army Tri-City Corps                  

(Kane County Only)  

630 377-2769

Helps with variety of bills including utilities. 

St. John Neumann Catholic Church

630 375 7746

2900 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL

One-time assistance with free gasoline and food vouchers, rent, mortgage and utility bills.  Thrift store, clothing closet.

Veterans Assistance Commission of Kane County

630-232-3550

719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL 60134

Offer financial aid and services, pay for rent, food, heating, personal needs.  Offer support to apply for benefits, pensions, filing lost discharge claims.  Social services offered.

 

VETERANS

Department of Veteran Affairs

 800-827-1000

Veterans Assistance Commission of Kane County

 630-232-3550

719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL 60134

Offer financial aid and services, pay for rent, food, heating, personal needs.  Offer support to apply for benefits, pensions, filing lost discharge claims.  Social services offered.

Volunteers of America of Illinois  

312-564-2300

Job search assistance, info on govt. benefits. 

Luncheon for Thanksgiving.

Children of veterans receive gifts, meals, toys during holidays.

www.vabenefits.vba.va.gov     information about veteran benefits.

 

 

WOMEN ONLY

Department of Human Resources

815-338-0234

www.allkidscovered.com  

866-255-5437

Health care insurance for women and children.

Peoples Resource Center                    

(DuPage County residents only)                           

630-682-5401

Provide an art community for women called Women’s Wisdom.

Women’s Resource Center

309 755 2200

www.tradeswomen.org       

Dedicated to women in apprenticeship and non-traditional jobs.