pantry, homeless residences, medical and legal clinics, dental and eye clinics,
pharmacy, crisis intervention, counseling services, emergency financial aid,
programs for seniors & thrift shops.
6450 N California
Chicago, IL 60645-5257
Email: ark < at > arkchicago.org
This program is
part of the Illinois Internal Revenue Service and provides annual grants to the
disabled. Their deadline for filing is December 31. Some assistance in
paying for certain prescriptions is also available. For a booklet describing
the details of this program, call.
Illinois Department of
P.O. Box 19003
Springfield, IL 62794-9003
is now available online at:
Consumer Credit Counseling
Service of Greater Chicago
and help with making the most of your money and getting out of debt. There are
many locations in the Chicago area, with more coming soon. In the 312,
630, 708, 773, 815 or 847 area codes, call 888-527-3328. Outside of these area
codes, call 312-849-2227.
To schedule an
appointment, call 866-889-9347
Chicago - Downtown
70 E. Lake, Suite 1115
Chicago, IL 60601
1030 Dixie Highway
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
3317 W. 95th St., Suite 3
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
1515 North Harlem, Suite 205
Oak Park, IL 60302
810 East State Street, Suite
Rockford, IL 61104
1320 Tower Rd., Suite 150
Schaumburg, IL 60173
16860 South Oak Park Avenue,
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Cook Co. Tax Assessor’s Office
exemptions available for those over 65 or with income less than $14,000.
County Building, Rm.
118 North Clark
Chicago, IL 60602
If you are
unemployed or on welfare, are told a collection agency has or
will report negative credit information about you, were recently rejected
for credit employment or insurance based on credit, or feel you were the
victim of credit fraud, you are entitled to a free credit report.
To obtain a
Equifax P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374
TransUnion P.O. Box 1000, Chester, PA 19022
Illinois Department of Human
1 800 843-6154
1 800 447-6404 (TTY)
Food stamps are
generally available to low income individuals through your local public aid
office. When applying bring: 1) I.D. with name and address, 2) proof of
earnings or other income for each member of household, 3) proof of money spent
on childcare (if applicable), 4) rent or mortgage receipt, 5) record of utility
costs, and 6) medical bills for household members over 60 or those getting Social
Security or SSI benefits. Depending upon your situation, other documents may
also be required. For more info, call your local public aid office.
Health Care Choices
Provided by Suburban
Area Agency on Aging, is a program in suburban Cook County which provides assistance to people on Medicare and their
families. Plans, coordinates, and funds services for adults over 60 . Primarily
a resource center.
1048 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
Provides money to hospitals
to pay for the indigent.
Facilities, by Illinois City
Shawnee Health Center
441 E Willow
Carbondale, IL 62914
Lower West Side Neighborhood Outpatient Facility
1713 South Ashland
Chicago, IL 60608
Komed Neighborhood Health Center
4259 South Berkley Street
Chicago, IL 60653
University of Illinois Infectious Disease Clinic
Chicago, IL 60612
Near North Health Services
1276 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60610
Alivio Medical Center
2355 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608
2020 West Harrison St., Rm. 1302
Chicago, IL 60612
Fair Haven Christian Home
1790 S. Fairview Ave.
Decatur, IL 62521
Rock Island County Health Dept. Public Health Center
2112 25th Ave.
Rock Island, IL 61201
Rockford, IL 61107
Illinois Student Assistance Commission
for 3 years with temporary disability. For permanent disabilities, loan
cancellation is available.
assistance for home energy costs. Call or email below for specific guidelines.
and City of Chicago
Economic Development Association of Cook County, Inc. (CEDA)
208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1900 (LIHEAP Suite 2010)
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1001
Telephone: 800-571-2332 (LIHEAP) or 312-795-8998 (Weatherization)
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Web site: http://www.cedaorg.net/www2/index.htm
Blagojevich’s Keep Warm Illinois Campaign
LIHEAP Springfield, IL 217-785-6135
Email: hfswebmaster < at > illinois.gov
Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at
Chicago-Kent College of Law
represent taxpayers in controversies with IRS under the supervision of an
experienced attorney and law professor. No Fee.
Chicago Kent College of Law
Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
565 West Adams Street - Suite 600
Chicago, Illinois 60661
ATTN: Professor Jonathan
Email: jdecator < at > kentlaw.edu
Billing Advocates of America
Checks for over
billing and clerical errors on bills for which you are unable to obtain
Email: MBAofAM < at > aol.com
(go to “Find an Advocate”)
Affiliates in Illinois:
Albion, IL 62806
Needs is a charitable organization that offers grants individuals and families who suddenly
find themselves faced with a small, unexpected expense, like the unexpected car
repair, the unanticipated visit to the doctor, the unusually large winter
heating bill. Grants are usually $5-100. Donors needed.
National Foundation for Credit
Ideas on managing
your finances and protecting your credit. Call to locate an office listing
801 Roeder Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Ph: 301-589-5600, 800-388-2227 (for an
automated listing of member offices)
Website (Debtadvice.org): http://www.nfcc.org
Northwestern Medical Faculty
For Medicare patients. Financial assistance for services rendered with a balance
on your account.
680 North Lake
Shore Drive – Suite 1118
Chicago, IL 60611
312-695-1920, TTY (312)
Tax Assistance Program
Enlists the help
of professional volunteers to offer free, confidential tax preparation services
to lower income families and individuals who need assistance. Their goal is to
help these clients bring home tax refunds that they may not know are available
Julie Yen –
Mart Plaza, Suite 493
Chicago, IL 60654
Telecommunications Research and Action Center (TRAC)
non-profit consumer advocate group in Washington, D.C. Check your own phone usage against interstate charges at seven
phone companies to see if you are paying too much and switching to a new
carrier is sensible.
P.O. Box 27279
Washington, D.C. 20005
Email: trac < at > trac.org
U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
To file a complaint or get
OCRMail < at > hhs.gov
number at (800) 368-1019
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Independence Avenue, S.W.
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201
TDD line: (800) 537-7697.