Respond Now - Chicago Heights, IL

Contact information

1439 Emerald Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL 60412
: Phone: (708)755-4357


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    2020-06-08 13:47:04
    This is a wonderful organization and an essential service to many in our community.

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Description: We provide immediate, short-term assistance so families can meet their day-to-day needs and focus on looking for more long-term solutions. With the assistance of partners, donors, staff and volunteers we strive to break the cycle of poverty.

We assist our clients through the following services: food pantry, rent/mortgage assistance, utility assistance, foreclosure prevention, SNAP Outreach, Medicaid Expansion assistance, prescription medication vouchers, temporary lodging, transportation, clothing, Community Garden, books for children, Holiday Giveaway and Back-To-School backpacks and supplies.

    We strive to keep our families happy and healthy in their local homes through mortgage, rental and utility assistance.
    Temporary lodging is also available to qualifying families and individuals who may be facing homelessness due to fire, eviction, or other crisis.
    Foreclosure Prevention Specialists advise those families who are having difficulty paying their mortgages.
    We offer ongoing housing support for the chronically homeless or otherwise in need.
    We offer monthly pre-purchase counseling and home buying workshops.

    Clothing donations for all ages, men and women.
    Transportation support, including assistance with bus fares.
    Yearly events, such as our "Christmas Store" holiday giveaway.
    Support with back-to-school materials, such as backpacks.

    Our food pantry consists of a client choice menu that includes the basic food groups; fruits, vegetables, proteins, grains, and dairy. Clients typically receive several bags of groceries.
    We offer our clients an opportunity to apply for food stamps through our SNAP Outreach program.
    Our Community Garden allows our clients to grow their own fruits and vegetables.
    Through this combination of services we make sure our clients are able to access the food they need.

Do you have items to donate? Contact Respond Now at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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