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Energy Assistance Programs
Commonwealth Edison
Description:  A number of resources are offered by ComEd to struggling and income qualified customers.
Information1-888-806-2273      www.ComEdassistanceprograms.com
 
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 www.nicorgasrebates.com.
Information:  1-888-642-6748      www.nicor.com
 
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      www.illinoisliheap.com
 
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      www.agingcareconnections.org
 
Beds Plus
Description:  An agency that helps homeless individuals obtain stable, affordable housing and professional counseling.
Information:  708-354-0858      www.beds-plus.org
 
Cantata Home Services
Description:  Provide an in-home support program, Take2, to help people age in place.
Information:  708-485-2047   www.cantata.org
 
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      www.cedaorg.net
 
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      www.communitynurse.org
 
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)     www.ray-graham.org
 
Helping Hand Center
Description:  Provides quality programs and services to children and adults with disabilities.
Information:  708-352-3580      www.hhcenter.org
 
Interfaith Community Partners
Description:  Is a non-profit organization that works together with volunteers to provide rides to older adults in the Lyons, South Proviso and Riverside townships.  Over 115 volunteers provide accompanied transportation to medical appointments, and life-enhancing errands such as the grocery store, hairdresser, bank, and church.
Information: 708-354-9328     www.interfaithcommunitypartners.org
 
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.
Information708-579-5898      www.theleadershop.org
 
Meals on Wheels (Community Nutrition Network)
Description:  Offers home delivered meals, Monday – Friday, to qualified individuals.
Information:  312-207-5290      www.cnnssa.org
 
NAMI Metro Suburban
Description:  Offers free mental health services
Information:  708-524-2582     www.namimetsub.org
 
Pillars
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      www.pillarscommunity.org
 
Young at Heart
Description:  Provides adult day care and home assisted services.
Information:  708-639-4342      www.youngatheart.info
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