Algonquin Area Public Library

​Book lending and media resources, youth and adult activities, free gun locks available for pick-up.  Hours: M-Th 9am-9pm, F-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm.

Website: https://www.aapld.org/
Address: Main Library: 2600 Harnish Drive; Branch: 115 Eastgate Dr. Algonquin, IL 60102
Phone: Main Library: 847-458-6060; Branch: 847-658-4343
Eligibility: Area Residents
Insurance: N/A
Language: N/A
Aurora Public Library

​Book lending and media resources, youth and adult activities 

Warming and Cooling Center Hours: M-Th 9am-9pm, Fri and Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm​​​.

Free gun locks available for pick-up at the times listed above.​​​​

Website: https://www.aurorapubliclibrary.org
Address: Santori: 101 S. River St; 233 West Branch: S. Constitution Dr.; Eola Branch: 555 S. Eola Rd,
Phone: 630-264-4117 (main number for all locations)
Eligibility: Area Residents
Insurance: N/A
Language: N/A
Chinese Mutual Aid Association

​Community Care Program (In-home services), Adult Education Programs, ESL, Healthcare Bridge/ABE class, Citizenship Services, Case Management, Workforce Development. Social Services. Illinois Welcome Center​

Website: https://www.chinesemutualaid.org/
Address: 164 Division St. Suite 307, Elgin, IL 60120
Phone: 847-289-1138
Eligibility: Residents of Kane, DuPage, and Cook County
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Language: Spanish, Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Napali, Cambodian and more
Family Focus Kapur Center Aurora


Family Focus will drive education and advocacy opportunities in the areas of Early Childhood, Youth Development, and Family Support, key program streams that we deliver in several communities. Advocacy will be directed toward issues that our community and participants face on a daily basis which include economic asset development, housing, health access and equity, public safety, immigrant supports, and overall racial equity​​.

Website: https://www.family-focus.org/
Address: 1444 N. Farnsworth Ave, Ste 200, Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: 630-844-2550
Eligibility: Based on assessment
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Language: English and Spanish
Fox River Valley Libraries

​​Book lending and media resources, youth and adult activities, free gun locks avaiable for pick-up.  Hours: M-Th 9am-9pm, F-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm.

Website: https://www.frvpld.info/
Address: 555 Barrington Avenue East Dundee, IL 60118
Phone: 847-428-3661
Eligibility: Area Residents
Insurance: N/A
Language: N/A
Gail Borden Library - Elgin

Book lending services and media resources, youth and adult activities

Warming and Cooling Center Hours: M-Th 9am - 9pm, Fri. and Sat. 9 am - 6 pm, Sun. Noon - 5 pm

Website: https://www.gailborden.info/about-the-library/main-library
Address: Main Library: 270 North Grove Ave.; Rackow Branch: 2751 W. Bowes Rd., South Elgin: 127 S. McClean Blvd.
Phone: Main Library: 847-742-2411; Rackow Branch: 847-531-7271; South Elgin: 847-931-2090
Eligibility: Area Residents
Insurance: N/A
Language: English, Spanish
Geneva Public Library

​Book lending and media resources, youth and adult activities

Warming and Cooling Center Hours: M-Th 9am-9pm, F 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm

Website: https://gpld.org/
Address: 227 S/ Seventh St., Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: 630-232-0780
Eligibility: Area Residents
Insurance: N/A
Language: N/A
IL Department of Employment Security-Veteran's Division

 DVOP specialists provide Intensive Employment Services utilizing a Case Management approach to eligible Veterans with Significant Barriers to Employment (SBE) – which includes age (18-24 years old), VA-Service Connected Disability Rating, Homelessness, Recent Military Discharge combined with at least 27 weeks of unemployment, formerly incarcerated, lack of GED or high school diploma, and living at or below the poverty Level – to assist them in obtaining their employment goal. ​​​

Website: https://ides.illinois.gov/jobs-workforce/veterans/resources.html
Address: 2 Smoke Tree Plaza, North Aurora, IL 60542
Phone: 630-844-8466
Eligibility: Veterans w/Significant Barriers to Employment (SBE) 18-24 years old, VA-Service Connected Disability Rating, homeless, recent military discharge at least 27 weeks of unemployment, formerly incarcerated, no GED/high school diploma, at/below poverty level
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Kane County Law Library & Self Help Legal Center
The Library houses the County's core of legal research materials, including print products and online databases. The professional library team provides outstanding service supporting its governing statute 55 ILCS 5/5-39001 and furthering open and equal access to legal and governmental information.  ​

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM-7:00 PM | Closed on Weekends


Website: https://www.kclawlibrary.org/
Address: 37W777 IL-38, St. Charles, IL 60175 (Located on the second floor of the Kane County Judicial Center)
Phone:
Eligibility: Open to the public.
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Kane County ROE

The Kane ROE serves school districts and families with truancy, educator licensure, fingerprinting, and GED. ​


Website: https://kaneroe.org/
Address: 28 North 1st Street, Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: 630-232-5955
Eligibility: N/A
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Lifespring Ministry

​Lifespring is a transitional, 6-month to 1-year, Christ-centered housing program for women and their children. Our program is designed to help women know and follow Christ and to start a new chapter of their lives.


Website: https://www.waysidecross.org/lifespringwomenshelter/
Address: 517 College Avenue, Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: 630-851-0187
Eligibility: Willing & able to work full-time (part-time if disabled), sober for 30 days or more, must follow program rules
Insurance: N/A
Language: English
Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley

We will match you with a tutor who will teach you one hour each week. You can take the class in the morning, afternoon or evening at the library or another public place.​

Website: https://www.lvfv.org/
Address: 1 S. Sixth Avenue, St. Charles, Illinois 60174
Phone: 630-584-2811 
Eligibility: To qualify, you must be an adult who lives or works in St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Elburn, Campton Hills, LaFox, Lily Lake, Wasco or Wayne.
Insurance: All services are free.
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Maple Park Public Library

​Book lending and media resources, youth and adult activities, free gun locks available for pick-up.  Hours: Mon 10am-7pm, T-Th 1pm-7pm, Sat 9am-1pm.

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/mapleparklibrary/
Address: 302 Willow Street, PO Box 159, Maple Park IL 60151
Phone: 815-827-3362
Eligibility: Area Residents
Insurance: N/A
Language: N/A
Midwest Asian Health Association

​Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA)’s mission is to reduce health disparities for medically underserved, low-income populations in the Midwest through providing culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate services, which include community outreach education, screening and immunization, linkage to care, mental health services, and research and policy advocacy. To serve its mission, MAHA collaborates with community-based organizations, health care providers, academic institutions, public health departments, and volunteers.​

Website: https://maha-us.org/services/
Address: 4360 E. NEW YORK ST, ROOM #105, AURORA
Phone: 312-286-2486
Eligibility:
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Language: Bengali, Chinese, Cantonese, English, Mandarin Chinese, Nepali, and Vietnamese
Quad County Urban League

​Academic achievement, job placement and training, equal access to employment, housing and cultural enrichment for low-income and displaced citizens. Help securing equal opportunities for all disadvantaged persons and people of color, including African Americans, women and disabled persons. Programs: Workforce development works by preparing workers with the skills necessary for a specific type of job. Home ownership; financial literacy workshops Specialized skills (i.e.: computer literacy) Small business navigation, Youth and Education programs focuses on empowering youth to earn their degree and certification to become employable.

Website: https://www.qcul.org/
Address: 1685 North Farnsworth Ave, Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: 630-851-2203
Eligibility: Vary based on program
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St. Charles Public Library

​Book lending and media resources, youth and adult activities.   

Warming and Cooling Center hours: M-Th 9am-9pm, F-Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 12pm-5pm.​​ 

Free gun locks are available for pick-up also during the hours listed above.​​

Website: https://www.scpld.org/
Address: One South Sixth Ave. St. Charles, IL 60174
Phone: 630-584-0076
Eligibility: Area Residents
Insurance: N/A
Language: N/A
Talented Tenth Social Services, Inc.

​WE PROVIDE ACCESS TO FOOD, TOILETRIES, HOUSEHOLD GOODS, AND BABY ITEMS. WE ALSO DO REFERRALS.​

Website: https://www.talentedtenthss.org/
Address: 213 N. Lake Street, Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: 312-945-6202
Eligibility: NO ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
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The Literacy Connection

​Primary essential services provided are Basic literacy and English language instruction for adults who are at the lowest levels of proficiency through one-on-one, group, and workplace tutoring.​

Website: https://www.elginliteracy.org/
Address: 270 N. Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120
Phone: (847)742-6565
Eligibility: The Literacy Connection provides tutoring services free of charge to individuals over the age of 18 and older.
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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
WorkNet Batavia

​WorkNet Batavia is the one-stop center serving the employment needs of jobs seekers and businesses in Kane, Kendall and DeKalb Counties​

Website: http://worknetbatavia.org/
Address: 143 First Street, Batavia, IL 60510
Phone: 630-762-2120
Eligibility: All job seekers, workers looking for funding for training for skills and businesses looking to hire
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World Relief Chicagoland

We provide newly arrived refugees and other immigrants with access to basic necessities and begin them on the journey to belonging through english classes, immigration legal services, employment services, and more. We equip churches and community members with the information they need to educate, advocate and take action on behalf of our immigrant neighbors. And we work to change systems and resulting injustices that marginalize refugees and other immigrants in the U.S. We connect churches and community members with immigrant families to foster transformative relationships, where both new and long-term community members flourish and find a sense of unity and belonging.   

Website: https://worldrelief.org/chicagoland/homepage/
Address: 73 S. LaSalle Street, Aurora
Phone: 630-906-9546
Eligibility:
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YouthBuild Elgin

​Job training and educational opportunities for at-risk youth ages 16-24 who have previously dropped out of high school or may have graduated and would benefit from the programs. Youth learn vocational skills in construction, (onsite training, industry certifications, and career readiness skills, education; academic skills, GED Certification, and college readiness, leadership, coaching, community service, and Youth Voice and input. Youth also provide community service through the required construction or rehabilitation of affordable housing for low-income or homeless families in their own neighborhoods. YouthBuild Elgin is part of the Illinois YouthBuild Coalition, which works on behalf of Illinois’ YouthBuild programs to serve young adults across the state. Youth Build Elgin is also funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s YouthBuild program, which prepares workers for quality jobs and promotes the attainment of skills and knowledge necessary for success in a knowledge-based economy. ​

Website: https://youthbuild.org/
Address: 130 S. State  Street, Elgin, IL 60123
Phone: 847-742-3853
Eligibility:  Ages 16-24 on the date of enrollment, school dropout in need of high school diploma or equivalency, low-income, youth in foster care/youth offender/disabled youth/child of incarcerated parent/migrant youth, willing/able to participate in program
Insurance:
Language: English
YWCA Elgin: Adult Education ESL & Family Literacy Program

​The YWCA Elgin offers FREE English as a Second Language Classes (ESL) to adults that want to improve their English. Our classes include the spoken language, writing, use of computers and tablets, group activities involving public issues, job readiness, basic health education, and information about how to managing money. Our free Family Literacy program includes our regular English as a Second Language classes Monday through Thursday for adult students while their children attend ESL preschool. On Friday, the parent and child join together for special activities.​

Website: https://www.ywcaelgin.org/our-work/english-as-a-second-language/
Address: 220 East Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60120
Phone: 847-742-7930
Eligibility: SACC: Household Income, school schedule and household size will be needed to apply for childcare. ESL Adult Education & Family Literacy Programs: must take an oral English test for placement. Students who score beyoChildren must be at least pre-school age
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YWCA Elgin: Immigration and Citizenship Program

​The YWCA Elgin offers free citizenship and Immigration services including: Application Assistance preparing for Naturalization (N400) and/or DACA renewals, application scholarships for those who qualify, citizenship classes/workshops and interviewing practice.  ​

Website: https://www.ywcaelgin.org/our-work/citizenship-services/
Address: 220 East Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60120
Phone: 847-742-7930
Eligibility: Applicants must be permanent residents to apply for citizenship. No qualifications necessary for citizenship classes/workshops.
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Language: We have bilingual staff available for assistance.