Community Help & Support

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Job Seekers

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Mental Health

  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor.
  • The Crisis Line of Will & Grundy Counties refers people in need to local aid, provides 24/7 non-directive, non-judgmental telephone counseling, and offers friendly reassurance calls to elderly, disabled, and homebound people. Crisis Line is also accredited through the American Associaton of Suicidology for the intervention and prevention of suicide. Answering calls not only on their local hotline numbers, but also for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

Food Security

  • SNAP Application
  • The New Lenox Food Pantry is available at the Township Offices for New Lenox residents who are in need of food supplies.
  • The Crisis Line of Will & Grundy Counties refers people in need to local aid, including local food assistance programs.
  • MorningStar Mission’s East Side Cafe offers three warm meals six days a week and two meals on Sundays to homeless and at-risk guests in the Joliet-area community.
  • The Meals on Wheels of Will County nutrition program serves the entire County of Will. Nutrition services are provided to assist older adults to live independently by promoting better health through improved nutrition and reduced isolation through a program coordinated with other supportive services. For home-delivered meals, call 1-815-726-0094 ext. 324. This program can also act as a well-being check.

Housing

  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low-income households pay for utilities such as heat, gas, and electric. Call (877) 411-9276 to learn where you can apply in your county.
  • Illinois Tenant Rights Laws
  • The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) can aid low-income families in finding affordable rental housing and help homeowners avoid foreclosure. Call the Chicago Regional Office: 312-353-6236

Caregiving & Children's Needs


Clothing Needs