Individual & Family Assistance

Community Resource Guide for Will County, Illinois

This guide is compiled and distributed by the Will County Center for Community Concerns, the Community Action Agency serving Will County.

Seeking Resource Assistance

If you wish to seek assistance from any sources listed in this guide, we suggest you call first to make sure the resource can help you. Services listed are subject to change without notice.

Child Care Resources

Child Care Resource and Referral
801 North Larkin Avenue, Suite 202
Joliet IL 60435
Joliet: 815-741-4622 8am – 4:30pm M-F
Outside Joliet: 800-641-4622

Head Start Catholic Charities
203 North Ottawa Street
Joliet IL 60432
815-723-3053

Drug/Alcohol Rehab Resources

MorningStar Mission
350 E Washington Street
Joliet IL 60433
815-722-5780

Presence/St. Joseph Medical Center
815-741-7545

Silver Cross Hospital
815-300-1100

Stepping Stones
1621 Theodore Street
Joliet IL 60435
815-744-4555

Educational Resources

Aunt Martha’s Youth Services
409 West Jefferson Street
Joliet IL 60435
877-692-8686

Joliet Job Corps
1101 Mills Road
Joliet IL 60433
815-727-7677

Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Rd
Joliet, IL 60431
815-280-1526

Joliet Junior College
Early School Leaver’s Program

815-280-1460
For GED(ages 16-21)
Small Business
Development Center
815-280-1400
Start your own business

Learning and Skills Center
1256 West Jefferson Street #101
Joliet IL 60435
815-744-8670

Peter Claver Center
172 South Chicago Street
Joliet IL 60436
815-722-6361

Workforce Services
2400 Glenwood Avenue
Joliet IL 60435
815-727-4444
Job training
Case management

Employment Resources

Dislocated Workers
Workforce Services
2400 Glenwood Avenue
Joliet IL 60435
815-727-4444

Division of Adult and Family Services
Joliet Junior College
City Center Campus
235 N Chicago Street
Joliet IL 60432
815-280-1333
Divorced, widowed, separated, and/or single parent females only.

Experience Works
Toll-Free: 800-397-9757
P.O. Box 456
Marseilles IL 61341

IL Dept. of Employment Security
250 North Chicago Street
Joliet IL 60432
815-740-5100

Prisoner Release Ministry
1321 W Jefferson St
Joliet, IL 60435
815-730-8541

Food/Meals Resources

Daybreak Shelter Catholic Charities
611 Cass Street
Joliet IL 60432
815-774-4663

East Side Café (Meal)
MorningStar Mission
350 East Washington Street
Joliet IL 60433
815-722-5780
Mid-day meal

Illinois Dept of Human Services (DHS)
(Food Stamps – LINK)
45 East Webster
Joliet IL 60432
815-740-5350

MorningStar Mission
350 E Washington St
Joliet IL 60433
815-722-5780
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Second Baptist Church  (Meal)
158 S Joliet St
Joliet IL 60436
815-726-3731
Lunch on Thursday, 1-2 pm

Shepherd’s Table (Meal)
Catholic Charities Daybreak Center
611 E Cass St
Joliet IL 60432
815-774-4663
Breakfast and Lunch
(Mon, Tue, Wed, & Fri)

Health Care Resources

WIC Clinic
1-800-WIC-FOOD
501 Ella Ave
Joliet, IL 60433
815-727-8524

Bolingbrook:
815-679-7010

Eastern Will County:
5601 W Monee-Manhattan Rd
Monee, IL 60449
708-534-5777

Senior Services Center  of Will County
251 North Center Street
Joliet IL 60435
815-723-9713
Prescriptions

University of Saint Francis Health and Wellness Center
311 North Ottawa
Joliet IL 60432
815-740-3598
Healthcare, Counseling
Will County

Community Health Center
1106 Neil Avenue
Joliet IL 60433
815-727-8670
Clinic

Will-Grundy Medical Clinic
213 East Cass Street
Joliet IL 60432
815-726-3377
For those with no insurance or medical card

Housing/Shelter Resources

Catholic Charities Daybreak Center
611 East Cass Street
Joliet IL 60432
815-774-4663
Limited rent/mortgage payment, shelter for homeless

City of Joliet – Neighborhood Services
150 West Jefferson Street
Joliet IL 60432
815-724-4090
Home repair loans – JOLIET residents only

Community Service Council of Northern Will County
440 Quadrangle Dr, Unit C
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(815)886-5000
Housing Counseling
Will / DuPage County residents

Guardian Angel Community Services
168 North Ottawa Street
Joliet IL 60435
815-729-0930
Domestic violence shelter, counseling

Housing Authority of Joliet
6 South Broadway
Joliet IL 60436
815-727-0611
Section 8, public housing

MorningStar Mission
350 East Washington Street
Joliet IL 60433
815-722-5780
Male only emergency shelter.
Women & children/family program.

Riverwalk Apartments
350 North Broadway
Joliet IL 60435
833-748-7955
Subsidized apartments

Will County Center for Community Concerns
2455 Glenwood Avenue
Joliet IL 60435
815-722-0722
Housing Counseling, Case Management, home weatherization, limited home repairs

Veterans Assistance Commission of Will County
2400 Glenwood Ave
Joliet IL 60435
815-740-8389
Limited financial assistance for VETERANS only.

Utility Resources

Salvation Army
300 Third Avenue
Joliet IL 60433
815-726-4834
NICOR sharing

Will County Center for Community Concerns
2455 Glenwood Avenue
Joliet IL 60435
815-722-0722
LIHEAP payment assistance – lights, gas

Other Resources

American Red Cross
1293 Windham Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446
630-378-0344
Victims of fire or natural disaster only.
Must call within 24 hours of disaster.

Cornerstone Services
800 Black Road
Joliet IL 60432
815-727-6666

DHS Office of Rehabilitation Services
1617 West Jefferson Street
Joliet IL 60435
815-730-4200

Disability Resource Center
77 North 129th Infantry Drive
Joliet, IL 60435
815-729-0162
TTY: 815-729-2085
VRS: 815-768-2582

IL Bureau of  Child Support Enforcement
16 West Cass Street, 4th Floor
Joliet IL 60432
815-740-3061

IL Dept. of Human Services
45 East Webster
Joliet IL 60432
815-740-5350

Prairie State Legal Services
18 W. Cass St., 5th Floor
Joliet, IL 60432
815-727-5123

Social Security Administration
552 Houbolt Rd
Joliet IL 60431
866-783-7302

Spanish Community Center
309 North Eastern Avenue
Joliet IL 60432
815-727-3683

Will County Legal Assistance Program
5 West Jefferson
Joliet IL 60432
815-727-5123