360 Youth Services
360 Youth Services offers housing for 18-24-year-olds who were previously homeless, and 13-17-year-old boys who are unable to live with their families (court-appointed only), counseling for school-aged youth, families, and young adults. 


Member of Project Safe Aurora. More information about Project Safe Aurora is available here: https://kanehealth.com/Pages/Violence-Prevention.aspx​​

Website: https://360youthservices.org/
Address: 1305 Oswego Road, Naperville, IL 60540
Phone: (630) 961-2992
Eligibility: Youth aged 18 through age 24 who are currently experiencing homelessness.
Insurance: N/A
Language: English
Batavia Township

Batavia Township provides general and emergency financial assistance, rental and utility assistance.​

Website: https://www.bataviatownship.com/
Address: 131 Flinn Street, Suite B, Batavia, IL 60510
Phone: 630-879-1392
Eligibility: Must live in Batavia and be able to provide income and other documentation. People NOT Eligible for general assistance: 1. Applicants receiving cash assistance from the Illinois Department of Human Services 2. Applicants under the age 0
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Challenge II Change

​Challenge II Change provides a safe and comprehensive inside and outside of prison model. We empower participants that are at high risk of becoming system impacted, to challenge and overcome automatic beliefs and use practical strategies II change or modify their behavior. Thus resulting in more positive feelings, which in turn lead to more positive thoughts. Creating safer communities one Challenge at a time. 


Member of Project Safe Aurora. More information about Project Safe Aurora is available here: https://kanehealth.com/Pages/Violence-Prevention.aspx​

Website: https://challengeiichange.org/
Address: 31 W. Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60506
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Housing Authority of Elgin

The Housing Authority of Elgin is the affordable housing provider in the city of Elgin and Kane county villages and municipalities. We provide an affordable housing rental program through our Low Income Housing Tax Credit properties and through a Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance program. HAE also administers a Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program to our clients.​

Website: https://www.haelgin.org/
Address: 130 S. State St, Elgin, IL 60123
Phone: 847-742-3853
Eligibility: Households in this program earn 30% of Area Median Income or less to qualify, and pay a portion of rent and utilities not covered by the voucher – typically 30-40% of their monthly income.
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Kane County Sheriff's Office

​The Kane County Sheriff's Office special victims unit serves the unincorporated area of Kane County. The special victims unit umbrellas senior services, serious crimes against minors, domestic violence and sexual assault victims. The SVU focuses on investigating crimes, as well as offers social work support for community members in need of services. These services include: mental health support, substance use, juvenile complaints, hoarding, homelessness, veteran assistance, and any case requiring social services. ​​

Website: https://www.kanesheriff.com/
Address: 37W755 IL Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175
Phone: 630-444-3374
Eligibility: Must be located in unincorporated Kane County.
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Language: English, Spanish
Kane County Veterans Assistance Commission

​Application assistance for verterans and their dependents who are applying for various federal, state, and local verterans benefits. These include VA benefits, discharge upgrades, financial assistance and other basic needs.

Website: https://www.countyofkane.org/pages/veterans.aspx
Address: 719 South Batavia Avenue, Building A, Geneva, IL 60134-3077
Phone: 630-232-3550
Eligibility: MUST be a U.S. military veteran OR a dependent of a veteran
Insurance: N/A
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Lazarus House

​Emergency shelter for men, women and children, rental assistance, rapid rehousing, subsidized housing, food/clothing/blankets at the door​

Website: https://lazarushouse.net/
Address: 214 Walnut St., St. Charles, IL 60174
Phone: (630) 587-2144
Eligibility: Anyone can come for food at the door.  All other programs must be in our service area of St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia and western rural Kane County.
Insurance: Free
Language: English, some Spanish
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps eligible low-income households pay for home energy services (primarily heating during winter months).  Energy costs can place severe and continuing stress on a family’s budget. In some instances, households are forced to make painful decisions regarding which bills to pay and which necessities to survive without.  Illinois residents with a household income that does not exceed an amount determined annually by the Department of Commerce are eligible. Annual eligibility levels are determined based on available funding and may not exceed 200% of the federal nonfarm poverty level. 

Energy assistance builds on the administration’s Help Illinois Families initiative, created in 2020 to help reach an unprecedented number of families in crisis and needing financial assistance for utility bills and other household expenses due to the pandemic. For more, visit helpillinoisfamilies.com. ​


Website: https://dceo.illinois.gov/communityservices/utilitybillassistance.html
Address: 100 S. Hawthorne St., Elgin IL AND 1700 N. Farnsworth, Aurora, IL
Phone: 847-697-4400
Eligibility: Based on need, application, and household income
Insurance: N.A
Language: Interpreting Services available
Mercy Housing Lakefront - Batavia Apartments

​Mercy Housing provides affordable housing for all low- and moderate-income populations. We serve families, seniors, and people with special needs with the full spectrum of affordable housing, including supportive housing for the formerly homeless, transitional housing, permanent rental, and affordable homeownership opportunities.​

Website: https://www.mercyhousing.org/lakefront/batavia-apartments/
Address: 1259 E. Wilson St., Batavia, IL 60510
Phone: 630-879-3117
Eligibility: Contact program to determine eligibility and availability
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Mercy Housing Lakefront: Constitution House Apartments

​Mercy Housing provides affordable housing for all low- and moderate-income populations. We serve families, seniors, and people with special needs with the full spectrum of affordable housing, including supportive housing for the formerly homeless, transitional housing, permanent rental, and affordable homeownership opportunities​

Website: https://www.mercyhousing.org/lakefront/constitution-house/
Address: 401 N. Constitution Drive, Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: 630-896-2100
Eligibility: Contact program to determine eligibility and availability
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PADS of Elgin

Emergency homeless shelter for men, women and families serving Elgin, Rutland, Dundee and Hanover Townships. The shelter is open 24/7, 365 days/nights a year. We also provide comprehensive case management services to every guest.​

Website: https://www.padsofelgin.org/
Address: 1730 Berkley St, Elgin, IL 60123
Phone: 847-608-9744
Eligibility: Resident in our service area prior to being homeless or have community connection to service area, We cannot accept registered sex offenders. Referrals must have photo ID, proof of community connection, and negative COVID-19 test
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Language: English, Spanish
Salvation Army
Website: https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/auroraIL/overcome-poverty/
Address: 550 Redwood Drive. Aurora
Phone: 630-897-7265
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Salvation Army Tri-City Empower Youth

​Faith-based support, homework help, healthy snacks, mentoring, social, recreation

Website: https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/tricity/empower-youth/
Address: St. Charles
Phone: 630-377-2769
Eligibility: Preschool age children through teenage
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The Neighbor Project: Steps to Home Ownership & Help for Homeowners

The Neighbor Project Homebuyer Education gets you the knowledge you’ll need to purchase—and keep—your home. We will walk with you through each step of the home buying process.  Common issues like home maintenance and financial management are covered in this HUD-approved housing counseling and education service among other topics, such as local grants and funding that can help with home repairs.  Our Foreclosure Prevention Service provides you with resources to prevent losing your home (like ILHAF Mortgage Assistance) and avoid possible foreclosure.​​

Website: https://neighborproject.us/
Address: 32 S. Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: 630-906-9400
Eligibility: Our services are open to everyone. There are no requirements to receive counseling.  Our counselors will advise what resources are available and the requirements during counseling sessions.
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The Salvation Army Elgin

​Food Pantry Saturdays from 9am-11am.  

Home Goods Pantry on Tuesdays 10am-12pm Thursdays 1pm-3pm (Cleaning Supplies and Personal Hygiene Items)  

Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance 



Website: https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/elgin/
Address: 316 Douglas Ave., Elgin, IL 60120
Phone: 847-741-2304
Eligibility: Must reside in our service area based on zip codes: 60110, 60118, 60120, 60121, 60123, 60124, 60136, 60140, 60177 Citizenship Status does not matter Emergency Financial Assistance. Must be a clearly stated emergency for why the individual needs assistance
Insurance: N/A
Language: English, Spanish
Two Rivers Head Start Agency-Community Service Block Grant

​Two Rivers Head Start is a Community Action Agency of Kane County. We help low-income families reach self-sufficiency through emergency assistance for families in crisis needing immediate aid, case management, prevention services, and scholarships. Our emergency services can cover:  Rental and utility assistance, Vision, Dental, and medication assistance (Mercy pharmacy); Emergency transportation: car repair, bus vouchers.  We can provide financial assistance to families for tutoring at the Huntington Tutoring Center. Our organization also promotes the Kindergarten readiness of young children aged 3-5 years for income-eligible families; Two Rivers Head Start is a Federal program that promotes the school readiness of children from birth to age five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Two Rivers Head Start serves children ages 3-5 year of age.​​​

Website: https://www.trhsa.org/
Address: 1661 Landmark Rd., Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: 630-264-1444
Eligibility: Kane County residents only (any immigration status), low-income/verylow-income, Head Start for ages 3-5 years (serving Kane & Dekalb Counties)
Insurance: N/A
Language: English, Spanish
Weston Bridges

​Weston Bridges is a residential option for high-functioning, post-transition adults looking to live their best life. Weston Bridges provides individual secure apartments with amenities including high-speed internet, daily meal programs, transportation, and campus green space.




Website: https://www.westonbridges.com/
Address: 323 Weston Avenue, Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: 630-892-5762
Eligibility: Weston Bridges is private pay, but works with individuals to ensure ability to keep most of their state/federal funding. Does not accept Medicaid housing voucher. An extensive intake procedure to ensure residents are happy living in community, needs met
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