• ***Please Call or Check Websites before going, to verify services, please!

     

    Resources & Assistance for Families: Food, Shelter, Support

     

    FOOD:

     

    Mobile Food Pantry in DuPage County, through Northern Illinois Food Bank: Link to website below, times and locations change, late afternoon and evening pick-ups monthly across DuPage County

    Mobile Pantry Calendar No registration is needed. Just show up. 

    Family In Faith, 1480 Bloomingdale Rd, Glendale Heights, Phone: 630.653.5030

    Check the website for updates:  https://fifcc.org/next-food-pantry-reg-9am-distribution-10-am/

    The pantry will be open alternating Wednesdays 3pm-6pm & Saturdays 9 am-12am check the link above for times and dates

    Can come up to 4 times a month, ideally once a week. 

    Serve all faiths and creeds

    *To receive food: all guests (even those who attended the past mobile pantries) MUST provide

    two forms of ID, one each from #1 and #2 below:

    1. A photo ID– like driver’s license, State ID, etc
    2. A bill or receipt that has your name and address on it to show proof of residency.

    A card will then be issued that you can use the next time you attend that you will show.

    Bloomingdale Township, 123 Rosedale Ave, Bloomingdale, Phone: 630.529.9993 

    :In the Transportation Garage, the building just north of the usual Pantry, closer to Rosedale Ave

    Next Pantry Date: Wednesdays & Fridays 9:00AM – 11:00AM

    Following the social distancing recommendations, all food pantry distribution will now be on a drive-up basis on. If you have not registered previously for the food pantry, please bring a current utility bill to prove Bloomingdale Township residency.

    Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, 493 Forest Avenue, Glen Ellyn (630) 469-8668

    Providing emergency food bags ONLY, pick up. Call to register by phone ahead of time. Bring Utility Bill and ID. No face to face contact.  If someone is limited in English phone-skills, another person may make the appointment for them, set up an ID number, and be able to access the pantry. 

    Monday-Thursday 11:30-12:30 No Appointment needed,  Walk up food bags given. Included in bags; bag of produce, bad of bread bakery items, and bag of refrigerated items

    Monday - Thursday 1-3pm, Appointment needed. Will serve you monthly 7 out of 12 months. You will receive larger amounts of food including; meat, milk and eggs. 

    ** Food is given depending on inventory

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    Willow Creek Wheaton Care Center,  in WEST CHICAGO at Wheaton Academy,

     900 Prince Crossing Road, West Chicago

    Will provide boxes of food, delivered to your car.

     

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    Willow Creek Care Center, 67 Algonquin Rd., South Barrington, Phone: 224-512-2600 

    Check website for updates: https://www.willowcreekcarecenter.org/ 

    Food Pick ups only Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am - 12pm, Wednesdays 6:30-7:30, Saturdays 8:00-10:00

    Groceries will be pre-packed and brought to your vehicle in the pick-up lane in front of the Care Center. (usually the first 150 cars). 

    First time going? Please bring: A photo ID, proof of address within 30 days (utility bill, mortgage, bank statement, mail) and  & proof of income; bank statement or tax statement

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    ICNA Relief Food Pantry (has halal items for those who need them).  Open to all 

    1781 Bloomingdale Rd, Glendale Heights 60139. (844) 414-4862 ext. 2 

    Walk-In Hours ( Registration not required) 

    Tuesday from 2 pm – 4 pm 

    Thursday from 10 – 4 pm 

    Saturday from 10 – 4 pm 

    Ph: 844.414.4862 

    Email: chicago@icnarelief.org 

    ICNA Relief Monthly Food Box/ Financial Assistance 

    A photo of an ID, bank statement or lease, and last 2 paystubs, can be emailed to chicago@icnarelief.org requesting an intake appointment conducted via phone. 

    ICNA Relief Office: 1793 Bloomingdale Rd Suite 4, Glendale Heights, IL 60139 

    Hours: MON, TUES, WED - 10 am to 3 pm; SAT: 11:30 to 3:30 

    (844) 414-4862 ext. 2 

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    Food Assistance, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance - (SNAP) Program:

     

    Here is a flyer for the application process:  EBT (P-EBT) SNAP Benefits

    Here is a link to apply for benefits: https://abe.illinois.gov/abe/access/

     

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    INTERNET: 

    Internet Essentials from Comcast: 

    https://www.internetessentials.com/ 

    New Internet Essentials customers will receive 2 free months of Internet service, which is available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month plus tax. 

    To qualify: 

    You are eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI and others. 

    You do not have outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than a year old. Families with outstanding debt more than one year old may still be eligible. 

    You live in an area where Comcast Internet service is available. 

    You are not an existing Xfinity Internet customer and have not subscribed to Xfinity Internet in the last 90 days. 

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    SHELTER:

    Journeys:

    Need a place to stay? Journeys, is committed to serving the members of our community who have no home. Click here to find assistance. 

    DuPage Pads 630-682-3846 or https://dupagepads.org or  866.682.3846 x2275 or email streetoutreach@dupagepads.org

    Homeless Prevention and Re-Housing - 630-407-6500

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    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT:

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE

    1-877-863-6338

    Family Shelter Services/Metropolitan Family Services,  Domestic violence resource – hotline & support, If you are a victim of domestic violence, please visit their website or call 630.469.5650 (available 24/7). https://www.metrofamily.org/FSSofMFSD/

    National Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-800-799-7233 ___________________________________________________________________________________

    EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

    Willow Creek Care Center- Pastoral Response

    Pastors available to listen and pray with you. Call 847-765-5000, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday, ask to speak with a response pastor.

    Illinois Call4Calm Text Line

    If you or a loved one are struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need emotional support, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People seeking assistance will remain anonymous and will provide only their first name and zip code, which enables the service to link you to a counselor in your area who is knowledgeable about available local resources.

    NAMI HelpLine Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., EST (800) 950-6264

    Finding Online Support Communities

    NAMI hosts online communities where people exchange support and encouragement. These Discussion Groups can easily be joined by visiting www.nami.org.

     

    7 Cups: www.7cups.com Free online text chat with a trained listener for emotional support and counseling. Also offers fee- for-service online therapy with a licensed mental health professional. Service/website also offered in Spanish.

      

    Emotions Anonymous: www.emotionsanonymous.org An international fellowship of people who desire to have a better sense of emotional well-being. EA members have in-person and online weekly meetings available in more than 30 countries with 600 active groups worldwide. The EA is nonprofessional and can be a complement to therapy.

     

    Support Group Central: www.supportgroupscentral.com Offers virtual support groups on numerous mental health conditions - free or low-cost. Website also offered in Spanish.

     

    TheTribe Wellness Community: www.support.therapytribe.com Free, online peer support groups offering members facing mental health challenges and/or difficult family dynamics a safe place to connect. Support groups include Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, HIV/AIDS, LGBT, Marriage/Family, OCD and Teens.

     

    SupportGroups.com: https://online.supportgroups.com/ Website featuring 200+ online support groups.

     

    For Like Minds: www.forlikeminds.com Online mental health support network that allows for individuals to connect with others who are living with or supporting someone with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, and stressful life events.

     

    18percent: www.18percent.org Offers a free, peer-to-peer online support community for those struggling with a wide range of mental health issues.

     

    Psych Central: www.psychcentral.com Offers online mental health resources, quizzes, news, an “Ask the Therapist” function, and online support communities.

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    SHORT- TERM FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:

     

    Short term financial assistance with rent or utilities. Call 312-744-5000 - press option #3,

     (Spanish available). 

     

    Economic Assistance for Illinois Families Apply for unemployment insurance if unable to work because of COVID-19 Call IDES at 1-800-244-5631 or ttps://www2.illinois.gov/ides/Pages/default.aspx

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    MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES:

     

    SASS – Screening, Assessment, & Support Services (for children)  through DuPage County Health

    Department

    If your child is presenting a mental health crisis and is in need of an evaluation to

    determine the most appropriate level of care.

    Contact the CARES line at 800-345-9049

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    Crisis Text Line for Teens in DuPage County

    Text “REACH” to 741741

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    DuPage County Health Dept. Crisis Line and Residential mental health stabilization for adults 18 years and older

    630-627-1700

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    EMERGENCY CHILD CARE

    1-888-228-1146 or visit COVID-19 Emergency Provider Search

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    CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT HOTLINE

    1-800-252-2873 or TTY 1-800-358-5117