of Project Safe Aurora. More information about Project Safe Aurora is available here: https://kanehealth.com/Pages/Violence-Prevention.aspx
Batavia Township provides general and emergency financial assistance, rental and utility assistance.
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
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.
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.
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.
Emergency shelter for men, women and children, rental assistance, rapid rehousing, subsidized housing, food/clothing/blankets at the door
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.
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.
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
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.
Faith-based support, homework help, healthy snacks, mentoring, social, recreation
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.
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
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.
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.
Non-emergency calls received after working hours will be answered the next business day.