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Community Resources


Community Crisis Center

 Rent Assistance, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assualt Services.   www.crisiscenter.org

847-697-2380 English      847-697-9740 Spanish

Child Abuse Hotline DCFS



Victims of Violent Crimeswww.illinoisvictims.org

312-882-4584   Email IllinoisVictims@gmail.com


Grief Counseling For Loss & Life Changes



Suicide Hotline – 1-800-784-2433

Youth line 1-877-968-8454

Elgin Emergency Food Pantry, Soup Kitchen, Homeless Shelter

Centro De Informacion 847-695-9050 x 313  28 N Grove Ave Elgin IL

Food Pantry Service Hours Mon – Fri 1-4pm

Other Locations on Print Out

Women’s Shelterswww.womenshelters.org

  • Lazarus House 214 Walnut St Charles IL 60174
  • Home of The Sparrow McHenry County Interfaith Shelter Program

6213 Factory Rd Crystal Lake IL 60014

  • Wings Program, INC PO Box 95615 Palatine IL 60095 847-519-7820
  • Family Shelter Services 605 E Roosevelt Rd Wheaton IL 60187


  • Mutual Ground, INC. 418 Oak Ave Aurora IL 60506 630-897-0080
  • Turning Point INC PO Box 723 Woodstock IL 60098 815-338-8081

Substance Abuse Rehab

  • Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital

1650 Moon Lake Blvd Hoffman Estates IL 60169   847-882-1600

  • Ecker Center

1845 Grandstand PL Elgin IL 60123   847-695-0484


Gateway Foundation

Alcohol & Drug Treatment Center

877-505-HOPE (4673)

Locations in Aurora, Chicago River North, Chicago West and Lake Villa

Planned Parenthood

Aurora Health Center 3051 E New York St Aurora IL 60504


Services: Abortion, Birthcontrol, HIV Testing, Men Healthcare, Morning After Pill (emergency contraceptive), Pregnance Testing & Services, STD Testing, Treatment & Vaccines, Women’s Healthcare.

Hours  Mon    Tues      Wed    Thurs    Fri      Sat

             9-5       9-5        8-3        11-7     8-3    7-3



Bridges – Translation Services




Theravive – Counseling

Karen Bridwell, M.A., L.C.P.C

461 Briargate Dr South Elgin IL 60177  224-578-5548


Neuroticos Anonimos ( Depression – Low cost therapy/ Spanish)

1635 N. 37th Avenue

Melrose Park, IL 60160

Monday & Friday Group sessions

Gloria: 847-451-1847; Lourdez 708-227-2785 or Pathy 847-532-2528


Smoking Cessationwww.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/cessation/





Greater Elgin Family Care Center

370 Summit Elgin IL 60120     847-608-1344

Aunt Marthas   303 Wakefield Dr Carpentersville IL 60110 847-851-8600

Rosecrance 4100 Veterans PKWY McHenry IL 815-363-6132



Youth Behavioral Health

Aunt Marthas 303 Wakefield Dr Carpentersville IL 60110






Kane County



Ride In Kane

Association for Individual Development AID Aurora Township City of Batavia Batavia Township Dundee Township City of St. Charles St. Charles Township Village of South Elgin City of Elgin City of Geneva

Service Area:

Kane County and surrounding area.

Service Hours:

Transportation services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year including holidays.


In order to participate in the Ride in Kane transportation program, you must be a registered rider. To find out how to become a registered rider, contact the Ride in Kane information line at 847-428-8092 opt #7 (Dundee Township).


$4.00/10 miles and $1.50/mile after

Advanced Call-In

1 day in advance. Trips can be reserved up to seven days in advanced. Same day reservations are not guaranteed and require at least four hours advance notice.


866-727-6842  Mon - Sun 6am - 6pm

Additional Info:

Call the Ride in Kane information line at 888-480-8549.


ALL KIDS/ Illinois Dept. of healthcare and Family Services

This includes Medicaid, Illinois Cares RX, Health benefits for worksers with diabilites

1-866-ALL KIDS (1-866-255-5437) 1-800-447-4278


Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan

Health Insurance options for high-risk individuals and persons who have exhausted their COBRA coverage.


Illinois Depart. Human Services

Includes LINK cards, ALL Kids, SNAP and Early Intervention Program.



Illinois Healthy Women

Medicaid (also see Illinois Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services)



Two Rivers Head Start Agency

  • Free affordable program options for eligible families.
  • Quality early childhood programs for mothers and children 0-3
  • Nutritious meals
  • Serving children with disabilities
  • All families welcome to apply

Elgin: 847-841-8815

Carptentersville: 847-836-6204

Aurora: 630-907-9525