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Affordable Childcare
State Programs
Crisis Centers/Baby Items
Child Support
Essentials (food pantries, financial assistance, household wares, vouchers, etc)
Support Groups
I don’t see my city?
Putative Father Registry
Adoption Law/Revocation
End An Adoption Plan
Pay It Forward
Recommend a Service



Medical Info


Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- vision care- One Sight


Statewide- free clinics- Directory


Aurora- medical assistance- Hesed House

Chicago- healthcare services- Deborah’s Place

Chicago- mental health, medical, dental, vision, prescription assistance, Jewish clients- The Ark

Kane County- prescription assistance- The Salvation Army

Kane County- medical & dental- Tri City Health Partnership

Northbrook- mental health, medical, dental, vision, prescription assistance, Jewish clients- The Ark

Palatine- limited medical, prescription assistance- Journeys

Quincy- prescription assistance, emergency medical- The Salvation Army

Rockford- medical, dental, chiropractic- Hope Clinic

Springfield- prescription assistance- Contact Ministries

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Housing info


National- Affordable Housing

National- CoAbode

National- Family Promise

National- For Rent By Owner

National- Low Income Apartments

National- housing authority directory- Public Housing

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room


Southern Illinois- The Salvation Army


Aurora- Hesed House

Aurora- Mutual Ground

Berwyn- Housing Forward

Bloomington- Home Sweet Home Ministries

Carbondale- Carbondale Samaritan Ministries

Charleston- HOPE of East Central Illinois

Chicago- A Safe Haven

Chicago- Believe Shelter

Chicago- Breakthrough

Chicago- Cornerstone Community Outreach

Chicago- Darkim Responsible Living for Women

Chicago- Deborah’s Place

Chicago (domestic violence)- Family Rescue

Chicago- Franciscan House

Chicago- ICNA Relief

Chicago- Inner Voice

Chicago- Lincoln Park Community Services

Chicago- Margaret’s Village

Chicago (domestic violence)- Neapolitan Lighthouse

Chicago- Pacific Garden Mission

Chicago- Primo Center for Women and Children

Chicago- Roseland Christian Ministries

Chicago- Sarah’s Circle

Chicago- focus on Jewish clients- The Ark

Chicago- You Can Make It Inc.

Country Club Hills- South Suburban Pads

Decatur- God’s Shelter of Love

DeKalb- Hope Haven

East St. Louis- Call for Help

East St. Louis- CDBG Operations Corporation

Elburn- Beautiful U Ministries

Elgin- Community Crisis Center

Elgin- Matthew 25:40 Ministry

Elgin- PADS of Elgin

Englewood- Maria Shelter

Evanston- Connections for the Homeless

Evanston- Family Promise

Forest Park- Housing Forward

Freeport- Freeport Area Church Cooperative

Galesburg- Galesburg Rescue Mission

Glen Ellyn- Bridge Communities

Granite City- Good Samaritan House

Harrisburg- Christian Community Compassion Center

Homewood (domestic violence)- South Suburban Family Shelter

Joliet- Lamb’s Fold

Joliet- Morningstar Mission

Kane County- Lazarus House

Libertyville- The Lake County Haven

Marion- Southern Illinois Coalition for the Homeless

Marion- The Lighthouse Shelter

McHenry- Home of the Sparrow

McHenry- Pioneer Center for Human Services

Oak Park- Housing Forward

Ottawa- PADS Shelter

Palatine- Journeys

Park Ridge (age limits)- The Harbour

Pekin- Harold J. Rust Transitional Center

Peoria- Dream Center

Peru- PADS Shelter

Quincy- The Salvation Army

Rockford- Rockford MELD

Rockford- Rockford Rescue Mission

Rockford- Shelter Care Ministries

Rockford- The Carpenter’s Place

Rock Island- St. Joseph The Worker House

St. Charles- Lazarus House

Springfield- Contact Ministries

Springfield- Inner City Mission

Springfield (domestic violence)- Sojourn Shelter and Services

Taylorville- Shadow Home

Wheaton- DuPage Pads

Wheaton- Family Shelter Service

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Affordable Childcare


National- extended hours-

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- Mom Trusted

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections


Statewide- National Head Start Association

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State Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

Child Care Assistance



Job Corps

Lifeline Program


National School Lunch Program

Section 8 Housing




Unemployment Insurance

Utility Assistance LIHEAP


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Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Crisis Info


National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- diapers- Cloth for All

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- free samples- Everyday Family

National- National Diaper Bank Network

National- one time free formula sample- Nature’s One

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

National- crib alternative- The Baby Box


Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle


Chicago- children’s clothes- Cornerstone Community Outreach

McHenry- diaper bank- Diaper Bank of Northern Illinois

Quincy- baby supplies- The Salvation Army

Rockford- baby and toddler clothing, diapers, baby items, etc.- Rockford MELD

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Child Support

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Essentials info


National- babysitting, errands, carpooling, meal swaps, etc.- Babysitter Exchange

National- feminine hygiene- Cloth for All

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- Phone App for food assistance- Food Finder

National- trade clothes- Rehash

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- various assistance- The Salvation Army

National- rideshare- Zimride


Statewide- food assistance directory- Tri-State Food Bank


Southern Illinois- food pantry, clothing, rent & utility assistance, etc.- The Salvation Army


Carbondale- emergency assistance, food pantry, daily meals, etc.- Good Samaritan Ministries

Chicago- food assistance- Breakthrough

Chicago- food bags, weekly meals, clothing, household items, etc.- Cornerstone Community Outreach

Chicago- daily meals, clothes- Pacific Garden Mission

Chicago- food pantry, daily meals, etc.- Roseland Christian Ministries

Chicago- Jewish clients, food pantry, financial assistance, etc.- The Ark

Chicago- daily meals, showers, laundry- The Marquard Center

Chicago- food assistance, showers, laundry, mail, etc.- Sarah’s Circle

Chicago- Operation Backpack- Volunteers of America

Cook County- emergency assistance- Housing Forward

Country Club Hills- food, clothing, etc.- South Suburban Pads

Elgin- emergency assistance, financial assistance- Community Crisis Center

Elgin- daily meals- PADS of Elgin

Evanston- rent assistance, employment assistance, etc.- Connections for the Homeless

Freeport- food pantry- Freeport Area Church Cooperative

Galesburg- food boxes, daily meals, clothing, furniture, etc.- Galesburg Rescue Mission

Harrisburg- food pantry, financial assistance- Christian Community Compassion Center

Joliet- vehicle donation program- Lamb’s Fold

Joliet- multiple services from an address to school supplies- Morningstar Mission

Kane County- daily meals, rent, utility & mortgage assistance- Lazarus House

Kane County- food assistance, rent & utility assistance- The Salvation Army

McHenry- food assistance, hygiene, undergarments, etc.- Home of the Sparrow

Northbrook- Jewish clients, food pantry, financial assistance, etc.- The Ark

Palatine- showers, laundry, haircuts, food pantry, daily meals, transportation assistance, mail, etc.- Journeys

Peoria- clothing, household items, etc.- Dream Center

Quincy- food pantry, general assistance, utility assistance, rent assistance, vouchers, etc.- The Salvation Army

Rockford- household items, employment assistance, etc.- Rockford MELD

Rockford- daily meals, clothing, household items, furniture, etc.- Rockford Rescue Mission

Rockford- daily meals, clothing, showers, etc.- The Carpenter’s Place

Rock Island- daily meals- Christian Care

St. Charles- food program, rent & utility assistance- Lazarus House

Springfield- rental assistance, food pantry, school supplies, clothing, household items, transportation assistance, etc.- Contact Ministries

Tazewell County- food, clothing, rent & utility assistance, transportation assistance, etc.- Pekin Salvation Army

Urbana- general assistance grants- City of Urbana

Wheaton- showers, laundry, daily meals, mail, etc.- DuPage Pads

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Support Groups

Support Info


National- CoAbode

National- Meetup

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom


Aurora- Mutual Ground

Elgin- Community Crisis Center

Granite City- Good Samaritan House

Rockford (for men and women)- Rockford MELD

Rockford- The Carpenter’s Place

Wheaton- DuPage Pads

Wheaton- Family Shelter Service

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I don’t see my city?

Don’t worry. There are resource links added to the website every day and it’s possible that your area has not been researched yet. If the administrator is not currently working on other projects, your city can be made a priority. Please contact the page here.

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Putative Father Registry

Register Here

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Adoption Law/Revocation

Law Info

No consent or surrender shall be signed within the 72 hour period immediately following the birth of the child.

A consent or a surrender signed not less than 72 hours after the birth of the child is irrevocable except as provided in Section 11 of this Act.

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End An Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator:

Saving Our Sisters

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Pay It Forward

If you have been a recipient of help, you know firsthand how essential volunteers and/or donations were to your success. Please consider volunteering for or donating to any of the vital organizations on this page.
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Recommend a Service

Know a service applicable to moms and children in this state, but it’s not listed? Please share it by contacting the page: Here.
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