Energy Assistance Programs

Commonwealth Edison
Description:  A number of resources are offered by ComEd to struggling and income qualified customers.
Information:  1-888-806-2273

Nicor Gas
Description:  Various programs include the Nicor Gas Sharing Program, Nicor Gas Budget Plan and Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program.  Specific information regarding the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program can be found at
Information:  1-888-642-6748

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) or Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP)
Description:  Hardship programs and grants are available for customers facing challenges in paying electric and gas bills.  Eligibility is based on several factors including household size, location and income.
Information:  1-877-411-9276

Social Service Organizations

Aging Care Connections
Description:  Provides to adults 60 and older and their family members.  Programs and services are designed to provide options for care to seniors in order to enhance their ability to remain as independent as possible.
Information:  708-354-1323

Beds Plus
Description:  An agency that helps homeless individuals obtain stable, affordable housing and professional counseling.
Information:  708-354-0858

Cantata Home Services
Description:  Provide an in-home support program, Take2, to help people age in place.
Information:  708-485-2047

Community and Economic Development Association (CEDA)
Description:  Offers case management and supportive services to residents in Suburban Cook County with low incomes who demonstrate the motivation to be sustainable.
Information:  708-222-3824

Community Nurse Health Association
Description:  Community healthcare center for residents of the western suburbs of Chicago, focusing on those who have limited access to care.  A modest sliding scale is available for low-income and uninsured individuals.
Information:  708-352-0081

Helping Hand Center
Description:  Provides quality programs and services to children and adults with disabilities.
Information:  708-352-3580

Gateway Special Recreation Association (SRA)
Description:  Provides recreation services throughout the year to children, teens, and adults with disabilities.
Information: 1- 630-325-3857 (ext. 110)

The LeaderShop
Description:  Offers programs for elementary through high school aged youth.  The programs are designed to give youth the tools, confidence and passion to want to make a difference in their community.
Information:  708-579-5898

Meals on Wheels (Community Nutrition Network)
  Offers home delivered meals, Monday – Friday, to qualified individuals.
Information:  312-207-5290

Description:  Provides mental health services, social services, and education for people of all ages.  Fees are collected on a sliding scale.
Information:  708-745-5277

Young at Heart
Description:  Provides adult day care and home assistive services.
Information:  708-639-4342