ILLINOIS HOMELESS SHELTERS, FOOD PANTRIES AND MORE

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CALL US:

DISCLAIMER

Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any money.

This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters . At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, DIAL “211” from a land-line telephone. This will not work from a cell telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the location you are currently in plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

Don’t have a land-line telephone??? Go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

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For those of you looking for employment through-out the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, simply send me an email to:

Ann@homelesstoindependence.org with:

1) the name of your State/Commonwealth, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico and
2) if you have a conviction and your record contains something more serious than a traffic conviction within the past 7-years. We do NOT need to know what the conviction was, we do not want to waste your time with opportunities you will not be qualified to apply for at this time.

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Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.

OCCASIONALLY, THERE WILL BE ARTICLES BY OTHER WRITERS. HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE MAY NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THEIR VIEWPOINTS, BUT WE DO RESPECT THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

OFFICE CONTACT INFO:

THE VERY BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS TO SEND ME AN EMAIL: ANN@HOMELESSTOINDEPENDENCE.ORG

OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500

Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.

IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, NO ONE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK.

THANK YOU!!!

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Illinois 2-1-1

2-1-1 is a free and confidential way to find out about important health and human services programs in your community. Call 2-1-1 for information about health care, help paying rent and utility bills, transportation services, job training, mental health counseling and much more.

GO TO: http://pathcrisis.org/page/1rb2j/Home/2-1-1.html

POSTED 07-15-12

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Chicago Housing Authority – Housing for Low Income Individual​s & Seniors

Find housing for low-income families and senior citizens in Chicago Housing Authority rental properties throughout the city. You can search by type of property, housing that has mobility accessibility units or sensory accessibility units, or by senior buildings and location. Includes information on the Property Rental Assistance Program and the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
For more information visit https://www.disability.gov/state/illinois/housing.

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A free housing service that helps people find a room, house or apartment that best suits their needs. Search by rent amount, accessibility features, housing vouchers and more. Also has information about moving costs, assisted living facilities, help for people who are homeless and financial assistance to help pay rent.

For more information visit this link: http://www.disability.gov/state/illinois/housing

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Love INC Lake County Southwest Selects Clearinghouse Location in Wauconda
WAUCONDA IL − Love INC Lake County Southwest, a local affiliate of the national Love INC Movement in Minneapolis, announces the location of its local office: 1000 Brown Street, Ste 312 in Wauconda.

“Our Board and others have been working hard for more than a year to make Love INC Southwest Lake County a reality,” said Joe Besenjak, Executive Director for the affiliate. “With our clearinghouse location set we will focus on growing our partnerships with churches and agencies, recruiting and training volunteers and getting to better know the needs in our area.”

The mission of Love INC (In the Name of Christ) is to mobilize the church to transform lives and communities in the name of Christ. For more information visit LoveINCSouthwest.org and LoveINC.Org.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joe Besenjak
Phone: 847-494-0455
Email: jbesenjak@loveincsouthwest.org

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ALWAYS BRING THESE ITEMS WITH YOU WHEN APPLYING ANYWHERE

When you have these items with you, it shows the prospective landlord you are serious about attaining stable
housing. You will not waste time to go back there if you are ready in the first place. Be prepared to have to fill
out the application there and then!

• Birth Certificate
• Social Security Card
• Valid Photo Drivers License or Valid Photo State ID Card
• Most Recently Dated Medicaid/Medicare Card
• A current Decision Letter from your local Board of Social Services Office Services or Social Security, Food-stamps, stating the amounts you are receiving.
• Should you be disabled, a copy of your most current Med-1 Form from your County Social Services Office or your Social Security Decision Letter stating your disability.
• Proof of any and all of the programs that you are attending.
• Hospital’s Charity Care Papers

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IF YOUR TRANSITIONAL OR HALF-WAY HOME HAS OPENINGS – PLEASE LET ME KNOW!

AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND SECTION 8 HOUSING LISTING…

CAN BE FOUND IN THE “TRANSITIONAL HOUSING” SECTION THANK YOU!

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HUD Shelter Listing for Illinois (Outside of Chicago):

American Red Cross 727 N. Church Street
Rockford, Illinois 61103 (217) 963-8471

American Red Cross
Second Chance Shelter East St. Louis 240 N. 6th. St East
St. Louis, Missouri 62201-3001 (618) 482-5662

BCMW Community Services, Inc. 909 E. Rexford
Centralia, Illinois 62801 (618) 532-7143

Beds Plus P.O. Box 2035
LaGrange, IL 60525 (708) 354-0858

Carver Community Action P.O. Box 28
235 East Main
Galesburg, Illinois 61402-0028 (309) 342-0158

Catholic Charities 60100th Street
North Chicago 671 S. Lewis Avenue
Waukegan, Illinois 60085 (847) 782-4000

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet 611 E. Cass St
Joliet, Illinois 60432 (815) 774-4663

Catholic Urban Programs
Holy Angel Shelter 1410 N. 37th East
St. Louis, Illinois 62205 (618) 874-4079

CEFS Economic Oppor. Corp. P.O. Box 928
1805 South Banker
Effingham, Illinois 62401 (217) 342-4701

Central Illinois Economic Dev. Corp. 1800 – 5th St
Lincoln, Illinois 62656 (217) 732-2159

Community Crisis Center, Inc. P.O. Box 1390
37 South Geneva
Elgin, Illinois 60121 (847) 697-2380

Connection Resource Service, Inc. 3001 Green Bay Rd. Bldg 5
North Chicago, Illinois 60064 (847) 689-4357

Connections for the Homeless: Hilda’s Place 1458 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201 (847) 424-0945
Ext 11

Contact Ministries 1100 East Adams St.
Springfield, Illinois 62703 (217) 753-3939

Crisis Center for South Suburbia Tinley Park, Illinois 60477 (708) 429-7233

Danville Rescue Mission P.O. Box 1485
834 North Bowman
Danville, Illinois 61832-1485 (217) 446-7223

Daybreak Family Support Center 611 East Cass Street
Joliet, Illinois 60432 (815) 774-4663

DuPage P.A.D.S. 705 W. Liberty
Wheaton, Illinois 60187 (630) 682-3846

Family Shelter Service P.O. Box 3404
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60138 (630) 469-5650

F.A.C.C. 514 S. Chicago Avenue
Freeport, Illinois 61032 (217) 233-0435

Good Samaritan House 1825 Delmar
Granite City, Illinois 62040-4508 (618) 876-0607

Good Samaritan Ministries 701 S. Marion
Carbondale, Illinois 62901 (618) 457-5794

Grace House (women and women with children) 851 E. Cantrell
PO Box 1215
Decatur, Illinois 62525 (217) 422-8064

Groundwork 1550 Plainfield Road
Joiet, Illinois 60435 (815) 729-1228

Hesed House, Inc. 659 South River Street
Aurora, IL 60506 (630) 897-2156

Helping Hands of Springfield, Inc. 200 S. 11th Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703 (217) 522-0048

Home of the Sparrow, Inc 6213A Factory Road
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014 (815) 444-1660

Home Sweet Home Mission, Inc. 303 E. Oakland Avenue
Bloomington, Illinois 61701-5292 (309) 828-7356

Hope Haven 1145 Rushmoore Drive
DeKalb, Illinois 60115 (815) 758-3166

Hope in Christ Ministries 1515 S. 14th
Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864 (618) 241-9307

Illinois Valley Public Action
To Deliver Shelter 1120 Canal St
Ottawa, Illinois 61350 (815) 433-1292

Illinois Valley Public Action
To Deliver Shelter 132 Menard Ave. Peru, Illinois 61354 (815) 224-3047

Lazarus House 214 Walnut Street
St. Charles, Illinois 60174-2836 (630) 587-2144

Madonna House P.O. Box 246
405 South 12th St.
Quincy, Illinois 62306 (217) 224-7771

McHenry County P.A.D.S. 14411 Kishwaukee Valley Road
Woodstock, Illinois 60098 (815) 338-5231

MCS Community Services 345 West State Street
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650 (217) 243-9404

Morning Star Mission 350 East Washington
St Joliet, Illinois 60433 (815) 722-5780

Mutual Ground, Inc. P.O. Box 843
Aurora, Illinois 60507 (630) 897-0080

Outreach Community Ministries, Inc. 122 West Liberty Drive
Wheaton, Illinois 60187 (630) 682-1910

PADS Crisis Services 3001 Green Bay Road – Bldg. #5
North Chicago, IL 60064 (847) 689-4357 x 122

PADS of Elgin Inc. 1730 Berkley St. Elgin, IL 60120 (847) 608-9744
Peoria Citizens Committee for

Econ. Opportunity, Inc. 711 W. McBean
Peoria, Illinois 61605 (309) 671-3900

Public Action To Deliver Shelter, Inc. 659 S. River Street
Aurora, Illinois 60506-5551 (630) 897-2156

Respond Now 1439 Emerald Ave
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411 (708) 755-4357

Saint Monica’s Center 109 East Lawrence Ave
Springfield, Illinois 62704 (217) 523-7922

The Phoenix Group Foundation of Centralia 727 S. Locust St.
Centralia, Illinois 62801 (618) 533-9639

The Salvation Army 525 Alby Street
P.O. Box 524
Alton, Illinois 62002-0524 (618) 465-7764

The Salvation Army 4102 W. Main
Belleville, Illinois 62226-5806 (618) 236-2167

The Salvation Army 611 W. Washington
P.O. Box 3186
Bloomington, Illinois 61701-3186 (309) 829-9476

The Salvation Army 119 E. University
Champaign, Illinois 61820 (217) 373-7832

The Salvation Army 301 W. 6th St
Davenport, Iowa 52803 (319) 324-4808

The Salvation Army 106 W. Exchange
Freeport, Illinois 61032 (217) 235-7639

The Salvation Army 148 N. Harrison Ave
Kankakee, Illinois 60901 (815) 933-8421

The Salvation Army 417 N.E. Adams
Peoria, Illinois 61603 (309) 655-7272

The Salvation Army 400 Broadway
Quincy, Illinois 62301 (217) 222-2087

The Salvation Army 530 N. 6th Street
Springfield, Illinois 62702 (217) 525-2196

The Salvation Army P.O. Box 358
117 South Bloomington
Streator, Illinois 61364 (217) 672-2746

The Salvation Army – Family Haven
237 S. Main Hillsboro 3744 Lindell
St. Louis, Missouri 63109-0787 (314) 646-3000

Shelter Care Ministries 412 N. Church Street
Rockford, Illinois 61103 (815) 964-5520

South Suburban Family Shelter, Inc. P.O. Box 937
Homewood, Illinois 60430 (708) 335-3028

Southern Seven Health Dept. #37 Rustic Campus Drive
Ullin, Illinois 62992 (618) 634-2297

Stopping Woman Abuse Now P.O. Box 176
Olney, Illinois 62450 (618) 392-3556

TIMES Center 70 E. Washington St.
Champaign, IL 61820 (217) 398-7785

Transitional Mental Health Services
Community Counseling Center 460 Garfield St. East Wing
Aurora, Illinois 60506 (630) 896-2223

Tri-County Opportunities Council P.O. Box 610
405 Emmons Ave.
Rock Falls, Illinois 61071 (217) 625-7830

Two Rivers Regional
Council of Public Officials Franklin Square/4th & State St
Quincy, Illinois 62301 (217) 224-8171

Volunteer Services, Inc. 410 West Main St
West Frankfort, Illinois 62896 (618) 937-3581

Wabash Area Development, Inc. P.O. Box 70
100 North Latham
Enfield, Illinois 62835 (618) 963-2387

West Suburban PADS West Suburban PADS
PO Box 797
Oak Park, IL 60303 (708) 338-1724 or (888) 338-1744

YMCA-Metro Chicago/SW YMCA 3801 West 127th St
Alsip, Illinois 60803 (708) 385-6700

YWCA of Danville 201 North Hazel
Danville, Illlinois 61832 (217) 446-1217

YWCA Shelter for Battered Women and Their Children Evanston, Illinois (Toll Free)
(877) 418-1868

YWCA of Peoria 714 Hamilton Blvd
Peoria, Illinois 61603 (309) 674-1167

Williamson County Family Crisis Center 514 N. 18th Street
P.O. Box 2066
Herrin, Illinois 62948 (618) 988-8020

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Christian Family Care Center, 2010 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61204
Phone: (309)788-2276

Danville Rescue Mission, 834 N. Bowman Avenue, Danville, IL 61834-1485
Phone: (217)446-7223
FAX: (217)446-3313

Galesburg Rescue Mission, 435 E. Third Street, Galesburg, IL 61402-0591
Phone: (309)343-4151

Home Sweet Home Mission, 303 E. Oakland Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone: 309-828-7356
FAX: 309-827-6415

Hope in Christ Ministries, Inc., 1515 S. 14th Street, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-241-9307

Mt. Vernon Rescue Mission, 811 S. 10th Street, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: (618)242-3756

Peoria Rescue Ministries, 601 S. W. Adams, Peoria, IL 61652
Phone: (309)676-6416

Rockford Rescue Mission, 715 West State Street, Rockford, IL 61110
Phone: (815)965-5332

Shelter Care Ministries, 412 N. Church Street, Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 815-964-5520

Wayside Cross Rescue Mission, 215 E. New York Street, Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: (708)892-4239
FAX: (708)892-4259

Oxford House – Acorn, 38237 N. Wilson Avenue, Beach Park, Il 60087
(847) 244-4642
Men

Oxford House – Arron, 512 Center Street, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 244-6501
Men

Oxford House – Argonne, 806 Argonne Drive, N. Chicago, IL 60064
(847) 578-0616
Women

Oxford House – Ash, 628 Center Street, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 244-5344
Men

Oxford House – Beale, 921 Adams Street, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 672-4399
Men

Oxford House – Belleville, 4918 W. Main Street, Belleville, IL 62221
(618) 234-6557
Men

Oxford House – Belvidere, 110 S. Butrick Street, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 625-8375
Women

Oxford House – Benham, 1101 Indiana Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 672-3499
Men

Oxford House – Bloomington, 501 North McLean, Bloomington, IL
(309) 829-5014
Men

Oxford House – Bohanna, 2001 Arthur Drive, Waukegan, IL 60087
(847) 672-8327
Women with Children

Oxford House – Bonner, 25280 Bonner Road, Waudonda, IL 60084
(847) 487-7945
Men

Oxford House – Braden, 1716 Cleveland, Granite City, IL 62040
(618) 876-0938
Men

Oxford House – Brianna, 812 Moran Street, Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 280-5768
Men

Oxford House – Briarwood, 2222 Washington, Granite City, IL 62040
(618) 451-5185
Men

Oxford House – Butrick, 611 N. Butrick Street, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 263-3979
Men

Oxford House – Cahokia, 41 Dora Drive, Cahokia, IL 62206
(618) 332-1863
Men

Oxford House – Cierra, 309 Stryker Avenue, Joleit, IL 60436
(815) 725-7558
Men

Oxford House – Chicago, 7314 S. Mozart Street, Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 863-0181
Men

Oxford House – Cushing, 657 Lenox Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 623-5084
Men

Oxford House – Decatur, 1616 W Main Street, Decatur, IL 62522
(217) 422-5765
Men

Oxford House – Downtown, 442 North County, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 377-1808
Men

Oxford House – Freeman, 921 Ash Street, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 672-8349
Women

Oxford House – Henry, 524 S Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Waukegan, IL 60087
(847) 623-2389
Men

Oxford House – Genesee, 437 N Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 662-8496
Men

Oxford House – Halsted, 9421 Halsted, Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 874-4129
Men

Oxford House – Harding, 213 Dorchester, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 336-3499
Women

Oxford House – Hawkins, 618 Second Street, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 623-5263
Women

Oxford House – Isles, 1824 S. 4th Street, Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 788-1988
Men

Oxford House – Jobe, 308 Dewey Avenue, Joliet, IL 60436
(815) 723-8122
Men

Oxford House – Juniper, 124 Juniper Street, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 406-2367
Men

Oxford House – Kalimba, 3002 Enoch Avenue, Zion, IL 60099
(847) 731-0731
Men

Oxford House – Kinsyn, 602 Summit Street, Joliet, Il 60435
(815) 740-4064
Men

Oxford House – Lorraine, 615 Lorraine Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 782-0904
Men

Oxford House – Macon, 1044 Lincoln Park Drive, Decatur, IL 62522
(217) 425-2907
Women

Oxford House – Malcolm, 514 Martin Luther King Drive, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 599-0336
Men

Oxford House – McAlister, 584 McAlister Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 662-6332
Men

Oxford House – Montesano, 2227 Western Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60087
(847) 336-8922
Women

Oxford House – Morris Grove, 107 S. Morris Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61701-4861
(309) 829-8904
Women

Oxford House – Nameoki, 1720 State Street, Granite City, IL 62040
(618) 451-1147
Men

Oxford House – Niedring, 1926 Benton Street, Granite City, IL 62040
(618) 452-2853
Men

Oxford House – Northland, 838 Hickory Street, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 672-0830
Men

Oxford House – Patricia Jones, 2238 Hervey Avenue, North Chicago, IL 60064
(847) 688-9404
Men

Oxford House – Patterson, 226 Stewart, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 279-9398
Women with Children

Oxford House – Pershing, 520 North 45th Street, East St. Louis, IL 66207
(618) 875-3810
Men

Oxford House – Sharon Pawlick, 628 8th Street, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 599-1993
Men

Oxford House – Sangamon, 1235 N. Fifth Street, Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 522-4272
Men

Oxford House – Sharron Pawlick, 628 8th Street, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 599-1993
Men

Oxford House – Sheridan, 1920 20th Street, Zion, IL 60099
(847) 746-3040
Men

Oxford House – Skyler, 722 Atlantic Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60087
(847) 623-8114
Men

Oxford House – Smithton, 1501 S. 7th Street, Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 744-3025
Men

Oxford House – Southern View, 3325 South First Street, Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 529-5813
Men

Oxford House – St. Cloud, 116 St. James, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 662-9749
Women

Oxford House – White Oaks, 1936 South Fifth Street, Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 753-9693
Men

Oxford House – Will, 621 Keith Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 360-9418
Men

Oxford House – Williams, 446 Williams Street, Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 744-1172
Women with Children

Oxford House – Yeoman, 8th Street, Waukegan, IL 60085-7402
(847) 336-3839
Men

Oxford House – Zion, 1904 Joanna Street, Zion, IL 60099
(708) 746-7116
Men

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WE LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING OTHERS!!