DuPage County Social Services Directory

September 7, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More

This is a directory of social services and public resource organizations serving DuPage County.  Some of these organizations are private charities and some are sponsored by DuPage County (i.e. your tax dollars at work).  All are worthy organizations intended to assist DuPage County residents in times of need.

For a printable copy of this following list, please download this document in PDF format.

Animals Deserving of Proper Treatment (A.D.O.P.T.)
A private nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter that houses pets available for adoption. Animals are Vet-checked, tested for disease and treated, if needed, given appropriate vaccinations, spayed or neutered and AVID chipped. Fully funded by private donations.
420 Industrial Drive
Naperville, IL  60563
(630) 355-2299

www.adoptpetshelter.org

Bridge Communities
Transitional Housing for Homeless Families
505 E. Crescent Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, Illinois  60137
630-545-0610

www.bridgecommunities.org

Care Net Pregnancy Services of DuPage County (CPS)
Free pregnancy tests. Counseling by trained volunteers for men, women, parents and anyone experiencing unplanned pregnancies. They also offer maternity and baby clothes, baby supplies and furniture, options information, referrals to other sources, support groups and parenting/life skills classes and meetings, Shepherding homes, and post-abortion information and support. All services are free. Geographic location is no issue.
515 Ogden Avenue Suite 200
Downers Grove, IL  60515
(630) 455-0300

www.pregnanthelp.com

Catholic Charities
Shelter for men, women and families. Transitional housing for women and/or men with children. Emergency services including but not limited to rental, food, transportation, medication, and clothing. Support Services in the area of case management, education, employment, and health/wellness. Community Services is a division of Catholic Charities.
26 W. St. Charles Road
Lombard, Illinois  60148
Main Office : 630-495-8008
24 hour shelter : 630-941-8681
www.cc-doj.org

DuPage County Health Department
The DuPage County Health Department promotes physical and emotional health; prevents illness, injury and disability: protects health from environmental risk factors: and strives to assure the provision of accessible, quality service.
111 N COUNTY FARM RD
WHEATON, ILLINOIS 60187
PH  (630)682-7400

http://www.dupagehealth.org/

DuPage Center for Independent Living
Aimed at empowering persons with disabilities to effectively control their lives. Core Services include information. Issues and/or concerns regarding transportation, medicaire, housing, employment, can be directed to DuPage CIL.
739 Roosevelt Rd.
Bldg. 8, Suite 109
Glen Ellyn, IL  60137
630-469-2300

www.dupagecil.org

DuPage Convalescent Center
Long-term care facility providing skilled and rehabilitative nursing care to DuPage County residents. Rate includes room, board, laundry, wheelchair and equipment as needed, recreational activities, rehabilitation, nursing services, social services, outpatient speech, physical and occupational therapies as needed. Medicaid/Medicare/VA/JCAHO approved.
400 N. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL  60187
(630)665-6400

www.dupageco.org

DuPage County Animal Care & Control
Enforces state and county laws/ordinances concerning rabies, animal control and humane care for all pets. Picks up stray dogs and cats; accepts animals given up by owners; provides education; adoption program for dogs and cats. Pet food subsidy program for senior citizens.
120 N. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL  60187

(630) 407-2800

DuPage County Children’s Center
The Children’s Center is a specialized unit of the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office. Its mission is to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to child sexual abuse investigations which recognizes the special needs of child victims while demanding accountability for the crime of child sexual abuse.  The Children’s Center relies on funding from federal, state, county. local and private sources. Tax-deductible contributions are gratefullyaccepted through the Friends of DuPage County Children’s Center. Donations support the non-governmental functions of the Children’s Center. To make a donation of any kind please visit www.fdccc.org
130 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL  60187
(630) 407-2750

DuPage County Family Center
The DuPage County Family Center provides services for single parents and families going through divorce. All services are mandated or ordered by the court. The Family Center provides Co-Parenting Education (CCC and PAK), Mediation, Neutral Exchange and Supervised Visitation.
421 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, Illinois  60187
630-407-6500

www.dupageco.org

DuPage County Homeless Prevention Program
The DuPage County Continuum of Care Homeless Prevention Program (HPP)consists of a number of community agencies that receive homeless prevention funds. These funds provide one-time assistance to avoid eviction and homelessness of individuals or families experiencing a short-term economic crisis. The funds can also be used to assist homeless families in securing housing. The program is designed to stabilize individuals and families in their existing homes, shorten the amount of time individuals and families stay in shelters and assist individuals and families with securing affordable housing. Services offered through this program include: – Rental Assistance – Mortgage Assistance – Security Deposit Assistance – Supportive Services – Utility Assistance (when available) The above services are offered on a one-time basis. Assistance from any homeless prevention provider is likely to make a household ineligible for further assistance for 12 to 24 month(depending on the type of funding used).
421 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, Illinois  60187
630-407-6500

www.dupageco.org

DuPage PADS
DuPage PADS provides Permanent Supportive Housing for single males/females. Our mission is to end and prevent homelessness in DuPage County. Individuals need to be part of other DuPage PADS programs to be eligible for this program.
705 W. Liberty
Wheaton, Illinois  60187
(630) 682-3846

www.dupagepads.org

DuPage County Ride DuPage
Provides subsidized taxi/bus transportation for income eligible DuPage County residents. Can only be used for visits to medical facilities, DuPage County Community Services appointments, and DuPage County Health Department appointments. Trips are allowed within the County limits. Trips outside of the County must be approved. Lift equiped vehicles are available. Trip reservations are made with PACE. A limit is placed on the number of times that the service can be used during a month. Fees are $4 each way to the 421 N. County Farm Road Building and the 111 N. County Farm Road Building, both in Wheaton. All other trips are based on $1.50 for the first 6 miles, then a charge of $1.50 per mile over 6 miles.
421 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL  60187
(630) 407-6500

www.dupageco.org

DuPage County Workforce Development Division
GED preparation and vocational training for free for low-income youth aged 17-21. DuPage County residents.
workNet DuPage Career Center
2525 Cabot Dr., Suite 302
Lisle, IL  60532
(630) 955-2030

www.worknetdupage.com

DuPage Housing Authority
The DuPage Housing Authority provides rental assistance vouchers through a program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Housing Choice Vouchers allow income eligible families and individuals, elderly persons and persons with disabilities to live in decent affordable rental units. Participants locate a private market unit for rent. The participant pays no more than 40% of their adjusted monthly income towards rent and utilities.
711 E. Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, Illinois  60187
630-690-3555

www.dupagehousing.org

Family Shelter Service
Mission:
We commit ourselves to serving those affected by domestic violence by providing a network of dynamic, interconnected programs and by empowering individuals and families to realize their potential. We challenge ourselves to become a vital resource and an organizing force in the community around the issue of domestic violence.
605 E. Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Tel: 630 221 8290
Fax: 630 221 8098
Hotline: 630 469 5650

Web: www.familyshelterservice.org
Email: mail@familyshelterservice.net

Humanitarian Service Project
The mission of the Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) is to alleviate the pain and suffering poverty brings to chldren and the elderly living in DuPage and Kane Counties without distinction of race, creed, caste, or color. HSP was founded in 1979 when co-founders Karole and Floyd Kettering wanted to make the Christmas holiday more meaningful for other families in their community. Instead of focusing just on their own family, they obtained a list of inpoverished families from local health nurses to provide gifts for the needy. This idea became known as the Christmas Offering, an annual holiday tradition for the Kettering family and the start of HSP. The second program, the Senior Citizen Project, was established in 1982, the same year HSP was incorporated as a non-for-profit. The third program, which started in 1992 is the Childrens Birthday project serving 1,200 low-income children with birthday and Christmas gifts. The fourth program started in the summer of 2004, is called Feed the Kids and currently serves 75 families with a monthly grocery delivery in June, July and August.
465 Randy Road
Carol Stream, IL  60188
(630) 221-8340

Lawyer Referral Service of the DuPage County Bar Association
Assistance to individuals in locating an attorney in their community. Can refer to attorneys who speak Spanish.
126 S. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL  60187
(630) 653-9109

www.dcba.org

Naperville CARES
The mission of Naperville CARES is to provide resources to people within the Naperville community who need assistance to avoid homelessness and attain self-sufficiency.
618 West 5th Avenue
Suite B
Naperville, Illinois  60563
630-369-0200

www.napervillecares.org

Northern Illinois Food Bank
Northern Illinois Food Bank acquires donated food from retailers, manufacturers, corporations, and community resources and distributes it through a network of more than 520 food pantries, shetlers, soup kitchens, and other nonprofit food assistance sites to help the more than 275,000 people living in poverty in 13 northern Illinois counties. Northern Illinois Food Bank’s is available to make presentations to interested organizations and individuals.
600 Industrial Dr.
St. Charles, IL  60174
(630) 443-6910

www.northernilfoodbank.org

Peoples Resource Center
Mission We exist to respond to basic human needs, promote dignity and justice, and create a future of hope and opportunity for the residents of DuPage County, Illinois through discovering and sharing personal and community resources. Vision A one-stop shop for basic needs and economic access where people see and use multiple services, gain guidance to resources, and take another step to achieve financial independence.
201 S. Naperville Road
Wheaton, Illinois  60187
(630)682-5402

www.peoplesrc.org

Suicide Prevention Services
Suicide Prevention Services is a not for profit agency dedicated to reducing suicide through prevention, intervention, and postvention. Suicide prevention education, counseling, depression screening, support group, hotlines.
528 S. Batavia Avenue
Batavia, IL  60510
(630) 482-9699

www.spsfv.org

University of Illinois Extension – DuPage County Office
University of Illinois Extension – DuPage County provides the residents of DuPage County with unbiased, research-based information, enabling you to make decisions which improve the quality of your life. We bring the research from the University of Illinois to DuPage County, providing educational programs in the areas of: Youth Development and 4-H; Horticulture and the Environment; Nutrition, Family and Consumer Issues; and Community and Economic Development.
1100 E. Warrenville RD.
Suite 170
Naperville, IL  60563
(630) 955-1123

www.extension.uiuc.edu/dupage

West Suburban Humane Society (WSHS)
We offer adoption of homeless cats and dogs. We accept animal abuse and neglect cases too. Another service we provide is veterinarian referrals for spay/neuter/general requests. Free pet identification tags (I.D. tags), pet care tips and behavior counseling, pet therapy programs; humane education.
1901 W. Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL  60515
(630) 960-9600

www.wshs-dg.org

YWCA Provider Services
YWCA Child Care Provider Services offer early childhood professional development for new and existing home-based and center-based child care providers. The program recruits, trains and supports providers and clients of home-based child care, advising them on many issues, including nutrition and mental health support. The YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral Provider Services Department offers grants for early childhood practitioners to pursue their professional development and for child care center programs and family child care homes to improve the quality of care provided to the children enrolled in their programs. In addition early childhood trainings, training and information on how to start a family child care business, and technical assistance and support is provided to all child care programs and early childhood practitioners.
739 Roosevelt
Building #8 Suite 210
Glen Ellyn, Illinois  60137
630-790-3030

www.ywcachicago.org

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  1. Steven Moran says:

    I was hoping to find a County agency that would offer low or no cost legal assistance inthe matter of a divorce for my sister.
    She also is a DuPage County resident. Currently divorced and her ex husband is not following the court ordered rules of the divorce. she does not have enough money to try and pursue the matter through the courts.
    Is there a legal advocate agency or group that could help her.
    Thank you.
    Steven Moran

  2. Laura says:

    I am permanantly disabled (severe back condition). I also am permanantly mentally & emotionally disabled) I am in desperatly in need of an auto. I currently have a 16 year old buick that I paid $1000.00 for 8 years ago. It needs $6-7hundred dollars to make it safe to drive. The windsheild needs replacing, the drivers seat does not have a back on it..It is like driving while on a stool. It also needs a rod I think.As I need the car to attend social service class thru the DuPage County Health department to maintain my mental and emotional health. PLEASE help me or refer me to an organization that could.My land line is (630) xxx-xxxx. I live in Warrenville. I do not have family to help.I was a strong, smart, talented, woman until 6 years ago when Major depression took over my health, and phsically becam e disabled. Please help me. Thank you in advance for any lead you can give me. Bless you.
    Laura

    ** NOTE ** This comment has been edited for privacy reasons.

  3. Pamela says:

    My Family and I are on the verge of eviction as both my husband and I are unemployed due to recent health issues…My daughter and Husband both have mental health issues and both have been in and out of hospitals several times in the last 6 months my daughter 4 times and my husband 2 times due to my recent job loss due to stress and emotional anguish through all this ( Honestly thought I was gonna hurt myself or someone)none of us have health insurance so the bills keep coming as public aid is still process our case..We have half the rent this month now 5 days past due..But not the rest of it..We have been looking for Jobs even though my husband can’t function fully yet as he can’t drive and is easily confused..Due to medication so we are not lazy people..I have never asked help before but have been bounced around from place to place for rent assistance the County of Dupage refer me to catholic charities. I called them and two days later they called me back and said they don’t provide rent assistance to unemployed only to people who are working..unbelievable I mean I thought they helped people who are in need…I gave 20 to 40 dollars a week at church for years thinking this money was going to help people who needed it…All I was asking for was half of this months rent..not all and every month…Addison township only help single people with no dependence with a monthly grant until they find work..What about families…
    Am I wrong!!

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