EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE:

 

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

815-933-7791

 

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

CAREER & EDUCATION RESOURCES:

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

-Provides professional development, technical assistance, and information resources to public and private school personnel

-Acts as a local resource to help with school improvement and support services for the students and educators

Contact Info:

189 East Court Street, Kankakee, IL 60901

(815) 937-2950

http://i-kan.org/aboutus/

 

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

https://www.doleta.gov/WIOA/

LEGAL SERVICES:

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

https://www.pslegal.org/psls-locations-detail.asp?locID=5

 

Iroquois County Probation

-Assistance with probation, parole, and re-entry

Contact Info:

550 South Tenth Street

Watseka, IL 60970

815-4352-6969

TRANSPORTATION:

SHOWBUS

-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:

815-929-0790

1-800-525-2454

https://www.showbusonline.org/Watseka.html

HOUSING:

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

https://catholiccharitiesjoliet.org/help-with-housing-in-ford-and-iroquois-counties/

 

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

https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30369

 

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

http://www.crosspointhumanservices.org/residential-services/

STATE RESOURCES:

 

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

I-KAN RESOURCES:

 

The I-KAN office of education has put together a bank of resources for Kankakee and Iroquois county that can be found at www.kan-i-help.org

 

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

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