Respond Now - Chicago Heights, IL

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

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Description: RESPOND NOW attempts to help all people who have a genuine need. We strive to provide our services in a manner that maintains dignity and choice. We treat our clients as individuals and maintain a supportive environment for individuals who require assistance. On a daily basis, some of the problems we address are:
Food - We provide the basic staples and non-perishable items including, if necessary, baby food and formula. Respond Now's major source of food is the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Rent Assistance - We provide funds to avert eviction or for rental deposits to secure a lease.
Utilities - We provide funds to keep utilities (water, gas, electric) operating.
Temporary Lodging - We provide funds for local motels for families who have lost their homes through fire or eviction.
Clothing - We provide clean, used clothing donated by individuals or groups. We also provide funds for work shoes.
Transportation - We provide bus passes for clients to get to job interviews, clinics, public aid and social security appointments.
Furniture - We furnish, when available, donated beds, tables, chairs, etc. We also provide donated household items, when available.
Toiletries & Personal Hygiene Items - We furnish soap, detergent, disposable diapers, feminine hygiene products, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors & shaving cream.

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.

Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long. Shelters and service also go out of business. Always call ahead to confirm that this location is still active. If you find that this location is no longer operating, please send us a comment using the form below.

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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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