Community Resources

Illinois 2-1-1

Get connected with essential community and health and human service assistance. Call 2-1-1 or visit the Illinois 2-1-1 website to access an online database to search for basic needs, crisis and mental health services, financial assistance, health care, support groups, and others.

This fast, free, confidential resource finder provides 24/7 access to information, referrals, and crisis response. Due to differences in phone service and wireless providers, callers who experience difficulty contacting 2-1-1 may call direct (toll-free) 888-865-9903.

Local Resources

Resource Types  Website Links
General Assistance Salvation Army Emergency Assistance
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Community Contacts, Inc.
Child Care Community Coordinate Child Care (4-C)
Disabilities, Individuals with RAMP
Domestic Violence Shelter Safe Passage
Elder Care Elder Care Services
Food/Nutrition DeKalb County Food Pantries
DeKalb County Health Department (WIC)
Voluntary Action Center (Meals on Wheels)
Health Care - Immunizations,
ACA Enrollment Assistance
DeKalb County Health Department
Health Care - Mental Health Ben Gordon Center
Family Service Agency
DeKalb County Youth Services Bureau
Homeless Shelter Hope Haven
Housing Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb
Continuum of Care
Transportation DeKalb Route 18 Bus Line
Huskie Bus (NIU)
Greyhound Bus
Utilities Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program / LIHEAP
ComEd CARE Programs
Nicor Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP)

State of Illinois Resources

Illinois Department of Child and Family Services
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (All Kids Health Insurance)
Illinois Department of Human Services
Illinois Department of Employment Security / Unemployment


Every effort has been made to provide accurate information; however, this list is not all-inclusive. Please report errors or omissions to the Community Development Department at 815-748-2060.

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