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Community Resources and Family Support

As a reference for families, District 45 lists a variety of local and regional resources that may provide a variety of assistance. Families are encouraged to connect with the resources to learn more and to get updated information.

If you have any questions about the information listed, please contact D45’s Community Engagement Coordinator, Claudia Garcia, at (630) 516-7894 or [email protected].

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Food Support and Pantries

The Outreach House Food Pantry

*Registration required upon first visit, bring ID

805 S. Main St.
Lombard, IL 60148
Phone: (630) 693-0185

Pantry hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m.-11:45 a. m.
Wednesday: 5 p.m.-6: 45 p.m.
Every third Saturday of the month: 9 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

For more information, visit The Outreach House’s Food Pantry page

 

People’s Resource Center (PRC) Food Pantry

*Must be a registered PRC client. To register, come in during pantry hours at one of two locations:

201 S. Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Phone: (630) 682-5402 (leave a message detailing service needed)

Pantry hours:

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Wednesday: 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

104 Chestnut Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559

Pantry hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Thursday: 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

My Pantry Express (online scheduling option): visit PRC’s My Pantry Express page for details

For more information, visit PRC’s Food Pantry Page

 

The Salvation Army Oakbrook Terrace Food Pantry

415 Summit Ave. #1
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Phone: (630) 629-4948

Pantry hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.

For more information, visit the Salvation Army’s Cure Hunger page

 

Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Relief Food Pantry

*Registration and appointments preferred

1781 Bloomingdale Rd.
Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Phone: (844) 414-4862 (leave a voice message detailing service needed)
Email: [email protected]

Pantry hours:

Tuesday and Thursday: 12 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

For more information, visit ICNA Relief’s Services page

 

Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, Inc.

*Bring photo ID and piece of mail (e.g. phone, electric bill) showing your current address

493 Forest Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Pantry Hours (1 per week):

Monday – Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday Evenings: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Appointments (1 per month): Call (630) 469-8668 or visit during pantry hours to schedule

Monday – Thursday: 1 p.m. -3 p.m.
Tuesday Evenings: 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

For more information, visit the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry page

 

Loaves & Fishes Community Services

*Must register for a Loaves & Fishes Card either online or in person at a location below. For access to a permanent card, a client must provide acceptable documents.

Online Market

Loaves & Fishes Clients may place a grocery order online and choose their preferred pick-up location. Non-registered clients will be prompted to complete an online registration form to complete their order.

Naperville Market & Administrative Offices
1871 High Grove Lane
Naperville, IL 60540

Phone: (630) 355-3663

Pantry (In-Person Grocery Shopping) Hours:

Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Please bring your own bags. Shoppers are limited to 1 adult per household.

Aurora Hub
580 Exchange Court
Aurora, IL 60504
Phone: 630-355-3663

Pantry (Curbside Pre-Packed Groceries) Hours:

Monday: 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

For more information, visit the Loaves & Fishes Food Assistance and Nutrition page

 

Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet

This resource can provide food vouchers.

3130 Finley Rd., Suite 520
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Phone: (630) 495-8008

For more information, visit the Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet’s Community Services page

Clothing, Household Goods, and Infant Needs

The Outreach House Clothes Closet (sizes 5T and up)

*ID requested for registration

805 S. Main St.
Lombard IL., 60148

Phone: (630) 693-0185

Clothes Closet Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Wednesday: 5 p.m.- 6:45 p.m.
Third Saturday of each month: 9 a.m. -11:45 a.m.

For more information, visit The Outreach House’s Clothes Closet page

 

The Outreach House First Things First (sizes 5T and under)

This resource can also help with additional infant needs such as diapers and wipes and access to additional assistance resources.

*First time registrants should bring own ID and proof of child’s age (medical card, WIC card or birth certificate)

805 S. Main St.
Lombard IL., 60148

Phone: (630) 693-0185

First Things First Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9 a.m. -11:45 a.m.
Wednesday: 5 p.m.- 6:45 p.m.
Third Saturday of each month: 9 a.m. -11:45 a.m.

For more information, visit The Outreach House’s Infant Needs page

 

People’s Resource Center (PRC) Clothes Closet

*Appointments required

104 Chestnut Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559

Phone: (630) 682-5402 and press 0

Clothes Closet hours:

Monday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. -2 p.m.

For more information, visit PRC’s Clothes Closet page

 

Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet

This resource can provide clothing and furniture vouchers.

3130 Finley Rd., Suite 520
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Phone: (630) 495-8008

For more information, visit the Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet’s Community Services page

 

DuPage County Community Services

This resource can provide clothing and household goods vouchers from other agencies.

421 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Phone: (630) 407-6500

For more information, visit DuPage County’s Community Services page

Urgent Needs, Utility, Rent, and Mortgage Assistance

The Outreach House 

This resource can offer financial help with utility bills and can also help provide transportation assistance.

* A notice of disconnection is required for utility assistance
* Valid driver’s license and car insurance are required for transportation assistance

805 S. Main St.
Lombard, IL 60148

Phone: (630) 693-0185

Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m.-11:45 a. m.
Wednesday: 5 p.m.-6 p.m.
Every third Saturday of the month: 9 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

For more information, visit The Outreach House’s Emergency Financial Needs page


DuPage County Community Services

This resource can provide rental, mortgage, and security deposit assistance and can provide supportive services to help achieve stable permanent housing.

421 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Phone: (630) 407-6500

For more information, visit DuPage County’s Community Services page

 

People’s Resource Center

*Must be a registered PRC client. To register, come in during pantry hours at one of two locations:

201 S. Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

104 Chestnut Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559

Phone: 630-682-5402, ext. 323
Email: [email protected]

Leave a message with your name, phone number, and a short explanation of your situation. You will receive a call back from a volunteer or staff member.

For more information, visit PRC’s Emergency Rent and Mortgage page

 

The Salvation Army Oakbrook Terrace

This resource can provide assistance for mortgage, rent, and utility bills

415 Summit Ave. #1
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Phone: (630) 629-4948

For more information, visit The Salvation Army’s Overcome Poverty page

 

Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet

This resource can provide assistance for mortgage, rent, and utility bills.

3130 Finley Rd., Suite 520
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Phone: 630-495-8008

For more information, visit the Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet’s Community Services page

Homelessness Prevention Services

Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet

This resource can provide emergency housing for those looking for short-term housing assistance or those working toward reestablishing housing.

Daybreak Center
611 E. Cass Street
Joliet, IL 60432

24/7 phone: (815) 774-4663

For more information, visit the Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet’s Daybreak Center page

 

DuPage PADS

This resource provides housing evaluations for anyone without shelter. Housing evaluations are available via phone.

601 West Liberty
Wheaton, Illinois 60187

Phone: 630-682-3846

For more information, visit DuPage PADS

 

Bridge Communities

This resource provides free transitional housing and case management services. Must meet eligibility criteria.

500 East Roosevelt, Suite 220
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Phone: (630) 545-0610 ext. 20
Email: [email protected]

For more information, visit the Bridge Communities Programs and Services page

 

Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Relief Women’s Transitional Program

1781 Bloomingdale Rd.
Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Phone: (844) 414-4862 (leave a voice message detailing service needed)
Email: [email protected]

For more information, visit ICNA Relief’s Services page

 

Health Services

DuPage Health Coalition

DuPage Health Coalition offers three programs to help eligible residents of DuPage to receive low-cost primary healthcare services, as well as some other medical assistance.

Access DuPage coordinates low-cost comprehensive health care for families who do not qualify for public insurance.

Silver Access provides financial assistance to families who purchase public health insurance.

DuPage Dispensary of Hope helps uninsured patients get free medications with valid prescriptions.

Call this number to verify eligibility for each program and to complete an application by phone: 630-510-8720 ext. 204

For more information, visit DuPage Health Coalition’s Home page

 

Hamdard Health Alliance

This resource provides affordable health care for those with and without health insurance.

228 E. Lake Street
Addison IL 60101

Phone: (630) 835-1430

For more information, visit Hamdard Health Alliance’s Medical Services page

 

VNA Health Care-Mona Kea

397 S Schmale Rd
Carol Stream, IL 60188

Phone: (630) 892-4355

Same Day & Walk-in visits welcomed

For more information, and other locations in DuPage county, visit VNA Health Care’s home page

 

DuPage County Community Services

This resource can provide vouchers for medical fees, eyeglasses, dental fees, prescriptions and supplies.

421 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Phone: (630) 407-6500

For more information, visit DuPage County’s Community Services page

 

People’s Resource Center

This resource can help with vouchers for eye exams & eyeglasses, and other medical expenses.

*Must be a registered PRC client. To register, come in during pantry hours at one of two locations:

201 S. Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

104 Chestnut Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559

Phone: 630-682-5402, ext. 323
Email: [email protected]

Leave a message with your name, phone number, and a short explanation of your situation. You will receive a call back from a volunteer or staff member.

For more information, visit PRC’s Financial Assistance/Social Services page

 

Loaves & Fishes Community Services

This resource offers free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings through the Midwestern University School of Pharmacy. Screenings are available during food distribution hours in Naperville and follow the schedule below:

2nd Saturday of the month: 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
4th Thursday of the month: 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Those not already registered as Loaves and Fishes clients can begin the registration process by calling (630) 355-3663.

For more information, visit the Loaves & Fishes CARES page

 

Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet

This organization can provide vouchers for prescriptions.

3130 Finley Rd., Suite 520
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Phone: (630) 495-8008

For more information, visit the Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet’s services page

 

 

Legal, ESL, and Immigrant Support

DuPage Legal Aid

This resource provides free legal services from volunteer attorneys from the DuPage County Bar Association to income-eligible clients. Services include legal help with divorce, guardianship, child support, adoption, bankruptcy, and more. First-time clients must complete a telephone or in-person screening to confirm eligibility for services.

126 South County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Phone: (630) 653-6212

To arrange a screening, please call (630) 653-6212 or fill out a Contact Form.

For more information, visit the DuPage Legal Aid site.

 

Prairie State Legal Services

This resource offers free legal services for low-income persons and those aged 60 and over who have serious civil legal problems and need legal help to solve them. Types of services include assistance with immigration cases, safety cases, housing and eviction cases, and more.

31W001 East North Avenue Suite 200
West Chicago, IL 60185

Phone: (630) 690-2130

For more information, visit the Prairie State Legal Services web page

 

Loaves & Fishes Community Services

Legal consultations with DuPage Legal Aid are available for various legal issues on the third Friday of the month. A screening questionnaire must be completed before an appointment is scheduled.

For more information, please call (630) 355-3663 or visit the Loaves & Fishes CARES page

 

Literacy DuPage 

This resource offers free English tutoring for adults in DuPage county learning English for the first time and those seeking to improve proficiency. Services include 1-on-1 individualized tutoring supplemented by conversation groups via Zoom and at local libraries. 

2100 Manchester Rd., Suite 904

Wheaton, IL 60187 

Phone: (630) 488-4111

For more information, visit the site, call or text 331-472-7160,

or e-mail [email protected]

 

People’s Resource Center

This resource offers free literacy and digital learning resources that include basic literacy, English Language Learner and High School Equivalency preparation. Tutors assist with US citizenship preparation and help students attain basic computer skills and a level of digital literacy.

*Must be a registered PRC client. To register, come in during pantry hours at one of two locations:

Wheaton Location
201 S. Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Westmont Location
104 Chestnut Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559

Phone: 630-682-5402, ext. 331

Leave a message with your name, phone number, and service needed. You will receive a call back from a volunteer or staff member.

For more information, visit PRC’s Adult Literacy and Learning page

 

Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Relief

This resource can provide ESL and immigrant/refugee support.

*Registration and appointments preferred

1781 Bloomingdale Rd.
Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Main phone: (844) 414-4862 (leave a voice message detailing service needed)
Email: [email protected]

For more information, visit the ICNA Relief web page

 

World Relief

This resource can provide ESL classes, immigration and legal status assistance, refugee resettlement, and more.

191 S. Gary Ave. Suite 130
Carol Stream, IL 60188

General phone: (630) 462-7566
Immigration services: (630) 462-7660

For more information, visit World Relief Chicagoland’s main page

 

Job Search Assistance and Job Training

People’s Resource Center

*Must be a registered PRC client. To register, come in during pantry hours at one of two locations:

201 S. Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

104 Chestnut Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559

Phone: (630) 682-5402, ext. 333

Leave a message with your name, phone number, and service needed. You will receive a call back from a volunteer or staff member.

For more information, visit PRC’s Job Assistance page

 

Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Relief

*Registration and appointments preferred

1781 Bloomingdale Rd.
Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Main phone: (844) 414-4862 (leave a voice message detailing service needed)
Email: [email protected]

For more information, visit the ICNA Relief web page

 

The Salvation Army Oakbrook Terrace

415 Summit Ave. #1
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Phone: (630) 629-4948

For more information, visit The Salvation Army’s Overcome Poverty page

 

Goodwill Workforce Connection Center

351 East Roosevelt Road (IL Route 38)
Lombard, IL 60148

Phone: (630) 576-4660

For more information, visit the Goodwill Workforce Connection Centers page

 

Metropolitan Family Services

This resource’s Family Self-Sufficiency program gives low-income families access to job training, education, intensive career and family counseling, transportation and child care.

222 East Willow Avenue
Wheaton, Illinois 60187

Phone: (630)784-4800

For more information, visit the Metropolitan Family Services DuPage services page

 

Loaves & Fishes Community Services

Appointments are required

Volunteers provide coaching sessions to improve your resume and interview skills.

For more information, please call (630) 355-3663 or visit the Loaves & Fishes CARES page

 

 

 

Counseling and Mental Health Resources

NAMI DuPage

This resource provides accessible counseling and support services for individuals with a mental illness and the families of a child with a mental illness. They offer a wide range of counseling services, support programs, and other recreational and social opportunities.

115 N County Farm Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187

Phone: (630) 752-0066

For more information, visit NAMI DuPage’s Overview of Services page

 

Hamdard Health Alliance

228 E. Lake Street
Addison IL 60101

Phone: (630) 835-1430

This resource provides counseling and psychiatric care for those with and without insurance.

For more information, visit Hamdard Health Alliance’s Mental Health Services page

 

Northeast DuPage Family and Youth Services (NEDFYS)

*Appointment required

NEDFYS is a community-based, nonprofit organization that provides high quality, accessible mental health and social services to underserved residents of DuPage County.

777 Army Trail Blvd., FL 2
Addison, IL 60101

Phone: (630) 693-7934

For more information, visit NEDFYS’ services page

 

VNA Health Center

350 S. Schmale Rd., Suite 150
Carol Stream, IL

Phone: (630) 593-7080

For more information, visit the VNA Health Care-Carol Stream page

 

Metropolitan Family Services

This resource’s Behavioral Health and General Counseling programs offer youth and adults access to counseling and psychiatric services

222 East Willow Avenue
Wheaton, Illinois 60187

Phone: (630)784-4800

For more information, visit the Metropolitan Family Services DuPage services page

 

Loaves & Fishes Community Services

This resource offers professional mental health support for individuals experiencing emotional challenges. Support is provided through SamaraCare Counseling and Fox Valley Institute interns.

Those not already registered as Loaves and Fishes clients can begin the registration process by calling (630) 355-3663.

For more information, visit the Loaves & Fishes CARES Programs page

Child Care

Tri-Town YMCA

*This resource offers school-based after and before-school childcare programs for D45 families. Programs provide services for students grades K-8. CCAP is accepted. 

136 S. Cornell Ave.
Villa Park, IL 60181

Phone: (630) 629-9622

For more information, visit Tri-Town YMCA

 

Childtime Learning Center

*Programs offer services for children six weeks to 10 years old. CCAP is accepted. 

127 East St. Charles Road
Villa Park, IL 60181

Phone: (630) 834-5625

For more information, visit Childtime of Villa Park

2-1-1 of DuPage County

2-1-1 of DuPage County

For additional assistance options available in the community including mental health services, addiction support and rehabilitation, crisis counseling, supplemental food programs, shelter and affordable housing options, employment and education support, financial support, and more, dial 2-1-1 available 24/7, or visit the 2-1-1 of DuPage County site. Interpreting is available for non-English speaking residents who call 2-1-1, and translation is available for those who visit the website.

Public Benefits

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a public benefit that provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of families in need. To learn more about the program, visit SNAP’s official page or Northern Illinois Food Bank’s SNAP help page. Visit the Application for Benefits Eligibility (ABE) website to apply online. To apply in person locally, visit the Family Community Resource Center in DuPage County at 1717 Park St, Suite 105, Naperville, IL 60563. People’s Resource Center and DuPage County Community Services may also provide local assistance with the SNAP application.

 

Child Care Assistance Program

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) is a public benefit from the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) to help income-eligible parents pay for child care while they work or go to school. Please visit the program’s main page or the YWCA site to learn more about the program or apply locally. Tri-Town YMCA and Childtime in Villa Park accept CCAP and help eligible families use.

 

Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a new public benefit that helps income-eligible families pay for monthly internet service from participating service providers. The program offers families $30 each month to cover internet service and a one-time $100 discount for purchasing a laptop, desktop, or tablet. Families receiving other public benefits, including SNAP, Medicaid, and WIC, qualify for this program. To verify your family’s eligibility and for assistance with applying for the benefit, visit getmyinternet.org. For more information about the benefit, visit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) site.