Local Resources
AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois

AgeGuide is a non-profit organization that works closely with the Administration on Community Living, Illinois Department on Aging and many other agencies to address both the immediate and long range needs of older adults.

Phone Number: 630-293-5990

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will & Grundy Counties

Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter has helped thousands of children in Will, Grundy, Kane  Kankakee, Kendall as well as 6 other counties.  BBBS operates under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. BBBS is the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network – making meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through young adulthood in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Phone Number: 815-723-2227

Breaking Away

Helping individuals & families break away from Domestic Violence crisis in Grundy County. The primary purpose of Breaking Away, Inc. is to provide emergency services to individuals and families that are affected by domestic violence.

Phone Number: 815-942-0336

Childcare Resources & Referral

The Child Care Resource & Referral, also known as CCR&R. CCR&R promotes and facilitates the availability of affordable, quality child care through assistance, education and advocacy in Will, Grundy, Kendall and Kankakee counties.

Phone Number: 815-741-1163

Community Nutrition Network

The Community Nutrition Network and Senior Services Association “CNNSSA” provides meals and resources to older adults and persons with disabilities and assists them in leading active and healthy lives.

Phone Number: 815-941-1590

DHS Illinois Department of Human Services Office – Ottawa IL

The Illinois Department of Human Services is the code department of the Illinois state government responsible for providing a wide variety of safety net services to Illinois residents in poverty, who are facing other economic challenges, or who have any of a variety of disabilities or health challenges.

Phone Number: 815-433-1572

Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center strives for equality and empowerment of persons with disabilities in the Will and Grundy County areas. We inform persons with disabilities of their rights, educate them about their responsibilities, provide support services, promote advocacy, and raise community awareness about disability issues.

Phone Number: 815-729-0162

Easter Seals of Will & Grundy County

Easterseals Joliet Region provides  services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that veterans, people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities.

Phone Number: 815-725-2194

Grundy Area PADS

Grundy Area PADS provides shelter, services, and support for anyone experiencing homelessness in the Grundy County area.

Phone Number: 815-942-3245

Grundy County 941-HELP

(815) 941-HELP is a local community resource to help Grundy County residents find local agencies and programs.

Phone Number: 815-941-4357

Guardian Angel Community Services

Domestic violence and sexual assualt services. 

Phone Number: 815-729-0930
24-Hr. Domestic Violence Hotline: 815-729-1228
24 Hr. Sexual Assault Hotline: 815-730-8984

Morris Community YMCA

One of the area’s leading nonprofits, the Y is strengthening our community through Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

Phone Number: 815-513-8080

NAMI Will-Grundy

Our mission is to provide education, support, advocacy, and public awareness, so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

Phone Number: 815-409-7917

Prairie State Legal

Prairie State Legal Services ensures equal access to justice and fair treatment under the law by providing legal advice and representation, advocacy, education, and outreach that serve to protect basic human needs and enforce or uphold rights.

Phone Number: 815-965-2134

We Care of Grundy County

We Care of Grundy County offers services ranging from Food, Clothing, One-time Rent/Mortgage Assistance, Utility,  & Holiday Assistance.

Phone Number: 815-942-6389
State Resources
Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA)

The mission of the Illinois Department on Aging is to serve and advocate for older Illinoisans and their caregivers by administering quality and culturally appropriate programs that promote partnerships and encourage independence, dignity, and quality of life.

Senior HelpLine Phone Number: 1-800-252-8966

Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS)

The Department of Human Services provides the state’s residents with streamlined access to integrated services, especially thouse are are striving to move from welfare to work and economic independence, and others who face multiple challenges to self-sufficiency. 

Phone Number: 1-800-842-6154/TTY 1-866-324-5553

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

The Illinois Department of Public Health is an advocate for and partner with the people of Illinois to re-envision health policy and promote health equity, prevent and protect against disease and injury, and prepare for health emergencies.

IDPH Springfield Phone Number: 217-782-4977/IDPH Chicago Phone Number: 312-814-2793/312-814-5278

Illinois Environmental Protections Agency (EPA)

The Illinois Environmental Protections Agency (EPA) safeguards environmental quality, consistent with the social and economic needs of the State, so as to protect health, welfare, property,
and the quality of life.

Phone Number: 217-782-3397

PATH 211

PATH’s online database is available to anyone looking for basic needs, crisis and mental health services, financial assistance, health care, support groups, etc.

Phone Number: Dialing 211 or Text Messaging TXT211 (898211)

Substance Use Prevention & Recovery (SUPR)

The mission of the Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery is to provide a recovery oriented system of care along the continuum of prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery support where individuals with SUD, those in recovery and those at risk are valued and treated with dignity and where stigma, accompanying attitudes, discrimination, and other barriers to recovery are eliminated.

Phone Number: 1-800-842-6154/TTY 1-866-324-5553
Federal Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC is the nation’s leading science-based, data-driven, service organization that protects the public’s health. For more than 70 years, we’ve put science into action to help children stay healthy so they can grow and learn; to help families, businesses, and communities fight disease and stay strong; and to protect the public’s health. Saving Lives, Protecting People. 

Phone Number: 800-232-4636 (800-CDC-INFO)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CMS is the federal agency that provides health coverage to more than 160 million through Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Health Insurance Marketplace. CMS works in partnership with the entire health care community to improve quality, equity and outcomes in the health care system.

Medicare Service Center: 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227)
Medicare Service Center TTY: 877-486-2048

National WIC Association (NWA)

The National WIC Association (NWA) is the non-profit voice of the 12,000 public health nutrition service provider agencies and the over 6.3 million mothers, babies, and young children served by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). NWA provides education, guidance, and support to WIC staff; and drives innovation and advocacy to strengthen WIC as we work toward a nation of healthier families.

Phone Number: 202-232-5492

SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.

Find Treatment and Help:
Phone Number: 1-800-662-HELP(4357)

General Questions:

Phone Number: 1-877-726-4727

U.S. Food & Drug Administration

The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.

Phone Number: 1-888-463-6332
Illinois Adoption Registry 877-323-5299
AIDS/HIV/STD 800-243-2437
Al-Anon for Families of Alcholics 800-344-2666
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Hotline 800-729-6686
Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE (7233)
Help Me Grow 800-323-4769
LGBT National Hotline 888-843-4564
Nursing Home Hotline 800-252-4343
Illinois Poison Control 800-222-1222
SAFE2HELP (24 hours) Call 844-4-SAFEIL (723345) or Text SAFE2 (72332)
Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-HOPE (4673)
Smoke-Free Illinois Complaint Line 866-973-4646
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (24 hours) call or text 988
Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK (8255)
Tobacco Quitline, Illinois 866-784-8937
TrevorLifeline For LGBTQ Youth 866-488-7386
Veteran’s Crisis Line (24 hours) Call 988 then press 1 at the prompt or Text: 838255
Illinois WARM Line 866-359-7953
Women’s Health Helpline 888-522-1282
Youth Crisis Hotline 800-442-HOPE (4673)
Important Links