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Local Resources

Local Resources

Apartment Solutions is a FREE rental locator service. While we can help most people find a rental however, there are some situations where additional resources are necessary. For your convenience we have put together a list of organizations that help with homeless prevention, utility payments, job searches, food, clothing, career skills building, and credit repair and rebuilding. We want to see each and every one of our customers succeed and sometimes a little extra help is needed to do so.

**Please note: we are not affiliated with any of these organizations.**

DuPage County Client Services Department

Mission: To enable and equip people with needs in DuPage County to become self-sufficient and lead enriched productive lives.

Homelessness Prevention Funds: Homelessness Prevention and Re-housing funds provide 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 individuals or families in securing housing by providing short-term financial assistance and/or supportive services to eligible families. Services are 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. Visit our Housing Assistance page for more information or contact our Information and Referral Department at (800) 942-9412, Monday-Friday 8 AM – 4:30 PM.

People’s Resource Center

Meeting our Community’s Needs – Neighbor to Neighbor

People’s Resource Center has served our neighbors in DuPage County since 1975. PRC meets basic needs, including food, clothing and rental assistance, and offers skill building resources, such as literary classes, job assistance, computer training and art.

Phone: 630-682-5402

Wheaton Location: 201 S Naperville Road Wheaton, IL 60187

Westmont Location: 104 Chestnut Westmont, IL 60559

Hours:

Monday-Thursday 8AM-9PM

Friday 8AM-4PM

Saturday 8am-12pm

CHAD Housing

About: Established in 1983, Community Housing Advocacy & Development (CHAD) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation that provides quality, affordable, long-term rental housing to income qualifying, hardworking individuals and families who struggle to support themselves. CHAD owns, leases and manages 175 properties in 30 west suburban communities that represent a range of affordable housing opportunities including single family homes, duplexes, apartments and townhomes and provides professional property management services to over 1,100 residents. CHAD offers below market rents to income qualified applicants.

Phone: 630-456-4452

Email: info@chadhousing.org

Location: 531 East Roosevelt Road Suite 200 Wheaton, IL 60187

Catholic Charities

26 W St. Charles Road Lombard, IL 60148

Phone: 630-495-8008

EMERGENCY SERVICES/HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION

Will County  815-774-4663
DuPage County  630-495-8008
Grundy/Kendall Counties  815-941-2560
Kankakee, Ford & Iroquois Counties  815-933-7791
Providing food and travel vouchers; clothing and furniture vouchers; financial assistance for prescriptions; and rent/mortgage assistance, and information and referral to other community resources.

DAYBREAK CENTER

For more information, 815-774-HOME (4663)
Click here to visit our Daybreak Center page
Daybreak Center operates 24-hours a day, 365 days a year and provides emergency housing, and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless. Some participants in the program are in need of short-term housing, as a result of a situational crisis. Others need support services as they work to reestablish permanent housing.

Homelessness prevention services are also provided to individuals and families who are at risk of losing their homes.

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING

DuPage County  630-495-8008
Kankakee County  815-933-7791

Click here for more information about Transitional Housing.
Providing housing and supportive services to homeless families and their children while they work toward permanent housing and a quality of life that supports their needs. The program represents a unique partnership which joins the participating family with the professional case management services of Catholic Charities and the loving support of local churches or community groups.

PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING AND OTHER HOUSING ALTERNATIVES

DuPage County  630-495-8008
Will County  815-774-4663
Click here for more information about Permanent Supportive Housing and Other Housing Alternatives.
Serving individuals and/or families with children, in which one or more family members experiences a disability that seriously limits their ability to function independently in the community. Households reside in affordable, safe, scattered site apartments throughout the County. Services provided include case management, independent living skills training, access to employment support, budgeting, money management, financial literacy training, parent training, behavioral health services, specialized counseling, Out of Poverty classes, and other services as needed to maximize their independence as well as to improve their quality of life.

HOPE HOUSE

DuPage County  800-941-8681
Providing housing and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless often due to divorce, job loss or depleted savings.  During a temporary, short stay, participants work toward securing employment and permanent housing.  Hope House provides the only 24-hour crisis hotline to assist in the single point of entry process for homeless services in DuPage County.

Naperville CARES – Naperville Residents

Phone: (630) 355-3663 Ext. 122.

Address: 1871 High Grove Lane,  Naperville, IL 60540.

Email:  CARESPrograms@loaves-fishes.org.

Mission: The mission of Naperville CARES is to help local families in financial crisis meet their essential needs by providing emergency financial support and resources.

360 Youth Services

Administrative Offices

1305 W Oswego Road Naperville, IL 60540

Phone 630.961.2992

Mission and History 

Our Mission is to provide life-changing services to youth through substance abuse prevention education, counseling and housing.

Our Vision is a community where all youth possess the necessary skills to successfully navigate life’s challenges.

Our History is rich and challenging. 360 Youth Services began in 1971 when a group of concerned parents, community, and religious leaders recognized the need for professional, youth-centered services in the Naperville community. They formed a council that eventually became a non-profit organization referred to as Naperville Community Outreach. In 2011, the organization changed its name to 360 Youth Services to better reflect its mission and vision.

Today, 360 Youth Services offers substance abuse prevention education, counseling, and housing.  The organization serves youth and families in Naperville and the surrounding areas.

Bridge Communities
505 Crescent Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Phone: (630) 545-0610

Bridge Communities serves homeless families in DuPage County with mentoring, housing, and supportive services

Mission

The mission of Bridge Communities is to transition homeless families to self-sufficiency by working with partners to provide mentoring, housing, and supportive services.

Partners

Bridge partners with dozens of local churches, community groups, and businesses to provide a comprehensive program for homeless families in DuPage County.

Impact

Charity Navigator rates Bridge a 4-star organization—the highest possible rating. Chicago magazine ranked Bridge among the 20 Best Charities in Chicago in 2015, for connecting more than 130 families to homes and hope each year.

Illinois Credit Services

16143 S. Lincoln Highway, Unit 201
Plainfield, IL 60586

Phone: 630-427-8500

Credit Repair, Build Credit and Educate

“Rebuild your credit, Rebuild your future”

Is Credit Repair Legal?
Yes. Every consumer has legal rights under the credit reporting laws  to dispute inaccurate, unverifiable, obsolete, or incomplete information on their credit reports.

Like all legitimate credit repair companies, Illinois Credit Services follows the laws, guidelines, and requirements under the Federal Credit Repair Organizations Act (CROA) and state laws.
We feel it’s important that you know why we are qualified to help you dispute inaccuracies in your credit report: See Illinois Credit Services credentials.

Remember, the credit bureaus, big banks, creditors, and debt collectors must follow the laws too. But who’s watching them to make sure they are doing their job and not incorrectly harming your credit?
Learn more about how our legal credit repair process works.

DuPage PADS

601 West Liberty

Wheaton, IL 60187

Phone: 630-682-3846

DuPagePads is so much more than a pad on the floor.

DuPagePads is about the journey home.

It’s about the journey from dependency to self-sufficiency. Not the shelter. Not the nights spent in a car, in a motel room or on the street. DuPagePads is a journey that begins with an extended hand, an affirming voice, and a trusting soul that will advocate undividedly for each individual.

The solution to end homelessness. Starts with housing.

The solution to end homelessness is more complex than providing individuals with food and shelter. Founded in 1985, DuPagePads is the largest provider of interim and permanent housing, coupled with support services in order to help individuals work toward becoming self-sufficient. These vital support services enable the individuals we help to receive case management and life coaching, employment support such as GED courses and job coaching, as well as engagement with employers—effectively stopping the cycle of homelessness.

DuPagePads IS the solution to end homelessness—because when someone believes in you, everything can change.

 

 

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