Community Resources In Illinois

If you have a more urgent need, please click here to find a local pantry near you.  For additional information, please email or call 630-443-6914.


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Top Box Foods Top Box Foods is a non-profit organization with a simple purpose: to offer easily accessible, delicious, and healthy food at affordable prices. WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

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The Governor has required the temporary closure of all care facilities. For more information, visit:

To locate child care for parents at this time, call the statewide toll free number (888) 228-1146 Or visit the emergency care website:

In DEKALB County, call 2-1-1 or visit PATH to find help with housing, utilities, and more.

  • DeKalb County Information:
  • DeKalb County Health Department: 
  • Family Service Agency:
    • Family Service Agency serves as an “umbrella agency” of five distinct community programs: Youth Mentoring, Children’s Advocacy Center, Center for Youth Counseling, Community Action Program, and Senior Services. We organize the efforts of many local agencies to provide the best care possible to our community.
    • 1325 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb, IL 60115
    • Phone: (815) 758-8616
  • Network of Nations:
    • Network of Nations (NofN) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that links Northern Illinois University (NIU) and community international students with each other and with volunteers from churches in the DeKalb Co., Illinois area. Network of Nations is committed to extending hospitality and practical assistance, and offering them a caring community for friendship and cross-cultural understanding.
  • Safe Passage:
    • Safe Passage, a comprehensive domestic violence and sexual assault agency, provides: a 24-hour hotline; short and long term transitional housing (including all food and personal items); counseling; children’s therapy for child victims of sexual assault and domestic violence; legal advocacy; 24-hour hospital response; prevention programs for children and adolescents and more.
    • 24 Hour Crisis/Client service call line: (815) 756-5228
    • 24 Hour Crisis/Client text line (815) 393-1995
  • Hope Haven:
    • Hope Haven’s mission is to provide shelter, meals, and life skills programs for homeless individuals and families as they prepare for relocation.
    • 1145 Rushmoore Dr, DeKalb, IL 60115
    • Phone: (815) 758-5765

In LAKE County, call or text 2-1-1 for help with housing, utilities, mental health and addiction, health care, crisis help, support, and more. Visit

  • Lake County Information:
  • Lake County Health Department: 
  • A Safe Place:
    • A Safe Place is the sole provider of services exclusively addressing domestic violence and human trafficking in Lake County, Illinois. Through multi-faceted programs we assist victims in transforming their lives after violence, prevent future abuse by addressing its root cause through abuser intervention programs, and educate the community about domestic violence and human trafficking and how we can all be involved in ending them.
    • 24 Hour toll free hotline: (800) 600-SAFE (7233)
    • Main office: (847) 731-7165
  • Kids Above All:
    • Since 1894, our mission has been to protect, heal and educate children and families so they can build better lives. Using a trauma-informed, clinical framework, Kids Above All invests in children and youth, strengths families through various programs, and offers therapeutic and counseling services.
    • 415 Washington St., Suite 002 Waukegan, IL 60085
    • Phone: (773) 867-7360
  • Mano a Mano:
    • Mano a Mano’s mission is to empower immigrant families to become full participants in their community. Our vision is an integrated community where everyone has access to opportunities and pathways to success. Through programs that support engaged citizens, healthy families, productive parents, and successful children. Serving Lake and McHenry Counties.
    • 1801 Sheridan Rd., Suite #101 North Chicago, IL 60064
    • Phone: (224) 538-7270
  • YWCA
    • YWCA empowers women, children, and families in the Lake County community. They have been in Lake County for over 98 years and continue to strive for the growth and success of all those living in the area. YWCA provides services such as: childcare resources and referral, an economic empowerment program, health services program, and youth development programs
    • 1425 Tri State Pkwy Suite 180, Gurnee, IL
    • Phone: (847) 662-4247
  • Will County Center for Community Concerns (Will)
    • 2455 Glenwood Avenue Joliet, IL 60435
    • (815) 722-0722
    • The mission of the Will County Community Affairs Center is to assist and enable low- and moderate-income individuals to gain the opportunities they need to prepare for self-sufficiency. We are a 501 (c) (3) charity dedicated to addressing community needs by providing the following programs and services:
      • Community Service Block Grant
      • LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
      • IHWAP (Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program)
      • WCCCC is a HUD Certified Housing Counseling Agency
  • Will County Health Department

In WINNEBAGO County, visit PATH to find help with housing, utilities, and more.

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