Ikan Resources & More


Catholic Charities
-Their emergency services help provide food and travel vouchers; clothing and basic needs vouchers; financial assistance for prescriptions, rent/mortgage assistance; and information/referral to other community resources. Available on a limited basis
Contact Info:
270 North Schuyler Ave
Kankakee, IL 60901

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
-Investigation into children dealing with abuse or neglect
Contact Info:
401 North Franklin, Danville, IL 61832
(217) 443-3200


Iroquois- Kankakee Regional Office of Education (I-KAN)

Contact Info:
189 East Court Street, Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 937-2950

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
-Serves individuals who have lost jobs, low-income individuals working or not, and youth ages 16-24
-Helps with occupational skills training, paid work experiences, financial aid filing assistance, resume & interview skills development, job search guidance
-Programs and services that enhance employment marketability are offered at no cost to qualified individuals. Call to see if eligible
Contact Info:
Champaign County Regional Planning Commission- Workforce Division
1001 E. Grant Street, Watseka, IL 60970
(815) 432-5246


Prairie State Legal Services
-Free walk-in, non-criminal, legal advice on the last Tuesday of each month from 1-4pm at the Iroquois County Courthouse
-Or talk to an attorney on the phone Mon.-Thurs. 9am-1pm (1-800-531-7057/ seniors 60+: 1-888-965-7757)
-Examples of cases they handle include: landlord/tenant disputes, utility shutoffs, foreclosures, foodstamps, social security and medicaid, elder abuse, domestic violence, divorce. No criminal cases
Contact Info:
191 S. Chicago Avenue, Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 935-2750

Iroquois County Probation
-Assistance with probation, parole, and re-entry
Contact Info:
550 South Tenth Street
Watseka, IL 60970


-Transportation service with regular stops and individual pick-ups in Watseka, IL
-$2 round trip fare, free for individuals over 60 years of age
Contact Info:


Catholic Charities Transitional Housing Program
-Provides transitional housing for families with children who are homeless or imminently at risk of homelessness
Contact Info:
249 S. Schuyler, Suite 300, Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 993-7791

Support for Homeless Students and Families in Transition
-Call to see if student qualifies as homeless or in-transition and can receive free resources and education assistance
-Immediate school enrollment, transportation, free breakfast/lunch, free school supplies, free tutoring services, referrals to community health and social service providers, and more
Contact Info:
Illinois State Board of Education- Homeless Education
100 North First Street, Springfield, IL 62777
1-(800) 215-6379

Crosspoint Services
-Providing childcare, housing, psychiatric care and more to those in need in Iroquois County
-Offering safe and secure living arrangements provided to those needing housing, as well as supervised housing for individuals with mental disabilities or psychiatric needs
Contact Info:
Crosspoint Human Services
210 Avenue C., Danville, IL 61832
(217) 442-3200


Outside of our local community, the state of Illinois gives us access to many resources, such as:

  • Health Insurance and Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
  • Food stamp program
  • Summer food service programs
  • School breakfast and lunch program
  • Home weatherization help
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Head Start
  • Child Support

View, learn about and apply at: https://www.benefits.gov/benefits/browse-by-state/state/154


The Kankakee-Iroquois Help Information Network connects residents of Kankakee and Iroquois counties, in east central Illinois, with government agencies, human services, and non-profit organizations. Kan-I Help is an initiative of the Pledge for Life Partnership

It includes more info on:

  • food pantries
  • mental health services
  • domestic violence services
  • adult reading assistance
  • child care assistance
  • youth services
  • crisis pregnancy
  • counseling
  • health clinics
  • hispanic services
  • substance abuse
  • sexual assault
  • legal assistance
  • transportation
  • homeless services