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Housing/Shelter

Affordable Childcare

State Programs

Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Child Support

Essentials (food pantries, financial assistance, household wares, vouchers, etc)

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Adoption Law/Revocation

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Medical

Medical Info

National

Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- healthcare financing- Care Credit

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- free clinic directory- Free Clinics

National- prescription discounts- Good Rx

National- birth control, emergency contraception- Nurx

National- vision care- One Sight

National- patient assistance programs- Rx Assist

Statewide

Statewide- free clinics- Directory

County/City

Aurora- medical assistance- Hesed House

Chicago- healthcare services- Deborah’s Place

Chicago- healthcare, dental- Ezra Multi-Service Center

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

Chicago Heights- prescription assistance- Respond Now

Cook County- medical transportation assistance- County Care

Kane County- prescription assistance- The Salvation Army

Kane County- medical & dental- Tri City Health Partnership

LaGrange Park- medical, dental, behavioral health- Pillars Community Health

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

Tinley Park- medication assistance- Together We Cope

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Housing/Shelter

Housing info

National

National- Affordable Housing

National- CoAbode

National- Family Promise

National- For Rent By Owner

National- Low Income Apartments

National- housing authority directory- Public Housing

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room

Statewide

Statewide- Housing Authority- Directory

Regional

Southern Illinois- The Salvation Army

County/City

Aurora- Hesed House

Aurora- Mutual Ground

Aurora- Wayside Cross Ministries

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- Olive Branch Mission

Chicago- Pacific Garden Mission

Chicago- Primo Center for Women and Children

Chicago- Roseland Christian Ministries

Chicago- Sarah’s Circle

Chicago- Single Room Housing Assistance Corporation

Chicago- Southwest Chicago PADS

Chicago- focus on Jewish clients- The Ark

Chicago- The Salvation Army

Chicago- You Can Make It Inc.

Chicago Heights- Respond Now

Chicago Heights- South Suburban Pads

Cicero- Housing Authority

Cook County- CEDA

Cook County- Housing Authority

Cook County- Housing Forward

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- Daybreak Center

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

Tinley Park- Together We Cope

Wheaton- DuPage Pads

Wheaton- Family Shelter Service

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Affordable Childcare

National

National- extended hours- Care.com

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

Statewide- National Head Start Association

County/City

Chicago- emergency childcare- Maryville Crisis Nursery

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State Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

Child Care Assistance

CHIP

FAFSA

HUD

Job Corps

Lifeline Program

Medicaid

National School Lunch Program

Section 8 Housing

SNAP

TANF

TEFAP

Unemployment Insurance

Utility Assistance LIHEAP

WIC

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Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Crisis Info

National

National- women scholarships- AAUW

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- cloth diapers- Cloth for Every Bum

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- free samples- Everyday Family

National- cloth diapers- Jake’s Diapers

National- National Diaper Bank Network

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

National- first time mom assistance- Nurse Family Partnership

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

National- crib alternative- The Baby Box

Statewide

Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

Statewide- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material)- diapers, formula, clothing, equipment- Living Alternatives

Statewide- car seat events- Safe Kids

County/City

Chicago- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material)- earn while you learn program- Aid for Women

Chicago- car seat events- Buckle Up Program

Chicago- children’s clothes- Cornerstone Community Outreach

Chicago (referral needed)- formula, diapers, etc.- St. James Catholic Church

Cicero- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material)- earn while you learn program- Aid for Women

Des Plaines- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material)- earn while you learn program- Aid for Women

Elgin- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material)- material assistance- Life Choices

Flossmoor- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material)- earn while you learn program- Aid for Women

Lake County- diaper bank- Diaper Bank Partnership

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

Schaumburg- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material)- Life Choices

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Child Support

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Essentials

Essentials info

National

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

National- car donation program- Cars 4 Christmas

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- Phone App for food assistance- Food Finder

National- car donation program- Free Charity Cars

National- job search- Indeed

National- trade clothes- Rehash

National- various assistance- Society of St. Vincent de Paul

National- education grants- Soroptimist

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- various assistance- The Salvation Army

National- car donation programs- Working Cars for Working Families

National- rideshare- Zimride

Statewide

Statewide- public transit directory- American Public Transportation Asoociation

Statewide- children’s bed assistance- Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Statewide- food assistance directory- Tri-State Food Bank

Regional

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

County/City

Alsip- food pantry, school supplies, holiday assistance- Operation Blessing

Alsip- food pantry- The Lighthouse Church

Berwyn- food pantry- Christian Life Center

Bremen Township- general & emergency assistance- Bremen Township General Assistance

Bridgeview- food pantry- Mosque Foundation Food Pantry

Brookfield- food pantry- Share Food Share Love Food Pantry

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

Chicago- food assistance- Breakthrough

Chicago- food pantry, clothing, employment assistance, pet pantry- Care for Real

Chicago- food pantry- Chatham-Avalon Church of Christ

Chicago- food assistance, job search, self-sufficiency programs, etc.- Common Pantry

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

Community Outreach

Chicago- food pantry- European American Associates

Chicago- food & hygiene pantry, emergency assistance, employment assistance, weekly meals, etc.- Ezra Multi-Service Center

Chicago- food pantry- Harmony Community Church

Chicago- food assistance- ICNA Relief

Chicago- food pantry- Irving Park Community Food Pantry

Chicago- food pantry, employment assistance- Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization

Chicago- meals for kids- Kid’s Cafe

Chicago- food pantry- Lakeview Pantry

Chicago- food pantry- Mother Jones Food Pantry

Chicago- food pantry- New Hope Community Food Pantry

Chicago- food pantry- Northwest Church of Christ

Chicago- food pantry, clothing, general assistance- Open Arms Ministry

Chicago- daily meals, clothes- Pacific Garden Mission

Chicago- food pantry- Ravenswood Community Services

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

Chicago- food pantry- Sabeel Food Pantry

Chicago- food pantry- St. Columbanus Catholic Church

Chicago- food pantry- St. Cyprian’s Food Pantry

Chicago- food pantry- St. Ignatius Church

Chicago- food assistance, emergency assistance, holiday assistance, etc.- St. James Catholic Church

Chicago- food pantry- St. Philip Neri Church

Chicago- food pantry, clothing, weekly meals- St. Thomas of Canterbury

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

Chicago- food pantry- Sheldon Heights Church of Christ

Chicago- food pantry, free store, etc.- Shepherd’s Hope

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

Chicago- food pantry- The Friendship Center

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

Chicago- food assistance- United Church of Rogers Park

Chicago- Operation Backpack- Volunteers of America

Chicago Heights- food pantry, general assistance- Bloom Township Food Pantry

Chicago Heights- food pantry, rent/mortgage assistance, utility assistance, etc. – Respond Now

Cicero- food pantry- CBS Food Pantry

Cook County- food assistance, clothing, job training, etc.- Catholic Charities

Cook County- self-sufficiency program, energy assistance- CEDA

Cook County- food bank directory- Greater Chicago Food Depository

Cook County- emergency assistance- Housing Forward

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

Deerfield- food pantry, general assistance, transportation program, etc.- West Deerfield Township

Des Plaines- food pantry- Des Plaines Food Pantry

Elgin- emergency assistance, financial assistance- Community Crisis Center

Elgin- daily meals- PADS of Elgin

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

Evergreen Park- food pantry- The Village Pantry

Freeport- food pantry- Freeport Area Church Cooperative

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

Hanover Park- food pantry, employment services, emergency services, etc.- Hanover Township

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

Harvey- food pantry, daily meals- Bethel Human Resources

Hoffman Estates- food pantry, general assistance, employment services, etc.- Township of Schaumburg

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

Lake County- food assistance, clothing, job training, etc.- Catholic Charities

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

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

Oak Park- food assistance, social services- Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry

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

Skokie- general assistance- Niles Township Government

South Elgin- food pantry- South Elgin Food Pantry

South Holland- rent & utility assistance- The Link & Option Center

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

Summit- food pantry- St. Blase Church

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

Tinley Park- food, clothing, & transportation assistance- Together We Cope

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

National- CoAbode

National- Meetup

National- MOPS

National- pregnancy and post partum- My Red Tent

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Postpartum Support International

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom

County/City

Aurora- Mutual Ground

Chicago- Sheldon Heights Church of Christ

Chicago- United Church of Rogers Park

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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Putative Father Registry

Register Here

Father’s Rights Support- Sky is the Limit Foundation

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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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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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