SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS in Rockford

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SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS in Rockford
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
AT ROCKFORD
Social Service
Organizations
in Rockford
June 2013
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
Social Service organizations
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
AT ROCKFORD
CONTENTS
Nourishment (Meals and Food Pantries)................................................................................. 3
Emergency Services................................................................................................................. 4
Housing (Long-Term, Short-Term, and Transitional)................................................................ 4
Clothing and Household Items................................................................................................. 5
Medical Services....................................................................................................................... 6
Psychiatric Care and Counseling............................................................................................. 7
Substance Abuse and Addiction............................................................................................. 8
Domestic and Sexual Abuse.................................................................................................... 8
Homeless Services................................................................................................................... 9
Children’s Services.................................................................................................................... 9
Employment and Education Services....................................................................................10
Financial Assistance................................................................................................................11
Legal Services.........................................................................................................................11
Senior Services.......................................................................................................................12
Services for the Disabled........................................................................................................12
Prison and Jail Transition........................................................................................................12
Hispanic Services....................................................................................................................13
Veteran Services......................................................................................................................13
Other Services.........................................................................................................................13
To update, add or delete information, please email [email protected]
Updated June 2013
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Social Service organizations
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AT ROCKFORD
NOURISHMENT
Meals
• Carpenter’s Place: Breakfast 9:00am-9:45am and lunch Monday through Friday 12:15pm - 1:15pm. Location: 1149 Railroad Ave,
Rockford IL 61104. Phone: 815-964-4105. Website: http://www.carpentersplace.org
• Emmanuel Episcopal: Open Saturday, noon to 1:00pm. Location: 412 N Church St, Rockford, IL 61103 Phone: 815-964-5520.
Website: http://www.emmanuelrockford.org
• Emmanuel Lutheran: Soup kitchen open every Monday, Saturday and Sunday, 11:30am-12:30pm. Location: 320 S. 5th St,
Rockford, IL 61104. Phone: 815-963-4815. Website: http://www.emmanuellutheranrockford.org/outreach/soup.htm Bilingual
• Rockford Rescue Mission: Breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the year. Location: 715 W. State St, Rockford, IL 61101.
Phone: 815-965-5332. www.rockfordrescuemission.org Bilingual
• Rockford Human Service: Summer food program. Lunch and a snack for anyone under the age of 18. There are 33 locations
throughout the city of Rockford. Phone: 815-987-5509 Bilingual
• Shelter Care Ministries Jubilee Center: Breakfast and lunch provided for members. Membership is obtained after the client has an
intake at the Jubilee Center and a specific mental illness has been determined. Location: 412 N. Church St, Rockford, IL 61103.
Phone: 815-964-5520. Website: http://www.shelter-care.org/ • Shelter Care Soup kitchen in Jubilee Center: Every Saturday Noon-1:00pm. Location: 412 N. Church St., Rockford, IL 61103.
Phone: 815-964-5520. Website: http://www.shelter-care.org/
Food Pantries
• Christ the Carpenter United Methodist Church: Mondays, 12:30pm-2:30pm, food and personal care items when available.
Location: 1100 S. Winnebago St, Rockford, IL 61102. Phone: 815-965-7112
• Christian Union Church: Thursdays 10:00am - 12Noon. Location: 1705 Kilburn Ave, Rockford, IL 61101. Phone: 815-963-3808.
• Cornucopia Pantry: Open every Tuesday, Thursday and the 3rd Saturday of the month, 9:00am-11:00am. Clients can only receive
food once a month. Clients also need a photo I.D. and must be from Illinois. Food is distributed to families but clients need to prove that they have children, e.g. insurance information, birth certificate. Location: 402 Market St, Rockford, IL 61107. Phone:
815-962-1380
• Emmanuel Lutheran Church: Provides a 2 day food supply every Monday and Friday 9:30am-11:30pm. Location: 920 3rd Ave,
Rockford, IL. Phone: 815-963-4815. Website: http://www.emmanuellutheranrockford.org/outreach/index.htm Bilingual
• Gentle Shepherd Pantry. Location: 2905 Bildahl St, Rockford, IL 61109. Hours: 2nd and 4th Wed 8:30am-10:00am. Phone: 815399-7283. Website: http://www.gentleshepherdfellowship.com/
• Living Word Food Pantry and Outreach: Food distribution every second and fourth Wednesday of the month or by Friday
appointment. Location: 4426 Virginia Ave, Rockford, IL Phone: 815-963-4688
• Rock River Valley Pantry: ID required. Six nutritiously balanced meals distributed to individuals and families. Two locations: 1080
Short Elm St, Rockford, IL 61102 Monday - Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm and 1100 Broadway St, Rockford, IL 61104 Monday - Friday
10:00am - 12:00 Noon. Phone for both locations 815-965-2466 Bilingual
• Salvation Army: Office hours 9-4pm Monday through Friday. Clients must have a photo I.D. and the social security card of
everyone in their family that they are bringing food to. Location: 416 S. Madison St, Rockford, IL 61104. Phone: 815-972-1135 Bilingual
• St. Elizabeth Catholic Community Center: Monday - Thursday 1:00pm - 2:30pm and Friday 9:30am - 10:30am; Adults need
driver’s license or ID; Children need social security card or medical card. Location: 1505 S. Main, Rockford, IL 61102. Phone: 815965-6993. Website: www.stelizabeth-rockford.org. Bilingual
• Zion Lutheran Church. Location: 618 S. 5th St. Rockford, IL 61104. Serves area codes 61104, 61108, 61109. Hours: Tuesday &
Thursday 9:00am - 11:00am. 815-961-0397
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EMERGENCY SERVICES
• St. Elizabeth Community Center: Services include emergency assistance (clothing, food pantry, soup kitchen, etc.). Soup kitchen
hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 11-12:30. Location: 1505 S. Main, Rockford, IL 61102. Office hours for all other services:
8:00am-4:30pm. Phone: 815-965-6993. Website: www.stelizabeth-rockford.org Bilingual
• St. Elizabeth Community Center: Services include preschool, counseling for troubled youth, educational and craft programs,
youth recreational and sports programs. Location: 1536 S. Main St, Rockford, IL 61102. Phone: 815-969-6526 Website: www.
stelizabeth-rockford.org Bilingual
• American Red Cross, Rock River Chapter: After hours, 800-784-3272, Disaster preparedness, education and relief, communication
to military families, OSHA approved first aid and CPR instruction, AIDS education and water safety. Location: 727 N. Church St,
Rockford, IL 61103. Phone: 815-963-8471. Website: www.rockriver.redcross.org
• Salvation Army: Social Services Coordinator, 815-972-1135. For thrift store locations & pick up of donated items, 815-397-0440.
Social welfare programs including emergency assistance with food, clothing, and utilities, delinquency prevention and intervention
programs in west side facility. Location: 416 S. Madison, Rockford, IL 61104. Phone: 815-972-1135 and 210 N. Kilburn Ave,
Rockford, IL 61101. Phone: 815-986-0822 Bilingual
HOUSING
Long-Term
• Christian Life Retirement Centers. Two Locations:
} 250 Bienterra Tr, Rockford, IL. Provides one-bedroom rental housing for low income seniors and disabled. Phone: 815-2271400.
} 2750 N. Mulford Rd. Rockford, IL 61107. Provides one and two bedroom rental housing for low income seniors and disabled.
Phone: 815-633-5544.
} Both only have to pay 30% of adjusted income. Website: http://www.clrcgroup.com/index.html
• Grand Apartments: Low income studio apartments. Location: 1146 Broadway, Rockford, IL 61104. Phone: 815-986-0299
• Homeless Prevention Program: First month’s rent provided if applicant has income and as long as funding is still available.
Location: 612 N. Church St., Rockford, IL 61103. Phone: 815-987-5685
• Longwood Plaza: One-bedroom apartments for individuals age 55+, at or below 50% of median income. Location: 1055 E. State
St, Rockford, IL. Phone: 815-965-8683
• Rockford Housing Authority: Provides a variety of housing options to families and individuals with limited resources. Open M-F,
8:00am-5:00pm. Location: 223 S. Winnebago St, Rockford, IL 61102. Phone: 815-987-3830. Website: http://www.rockfordha.org/ Bilingual
• Rockford Human Services: Rent assistance for those with low income. Open M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm. Location: 612 N. Church St,
Rockford, IL. Phone: 815-987-5782 Bilingual
• Rockford Township: Rent assistance for those w/o income. Open M-F, 8:00am-4:00pm. Location: 119 N. Church St, Rockford, IL
61101. Phone: 815-962-8855. www.twp.rockford.il.us Bilingual
• Rockford Rescue Mission: Housing and case management for adults. Location: 715 W. State St, Rockford, IL 61102. Phone: 815965-5332 Bilingual
• Winnebago County Housing Authority: Housing for low income residents of Winnebago County. Open M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm.
Location: 3617 Delaware St, Rockford, IL 61102. Phone: 815-963-2133. www.wchauthority.com
Short-Term/Emergency Housing
• Motherhouse Crisis Nursery: Birth to 7 years. For emergency childcare. 24 hour service. Location: 1603 S. 4th St, Rockford, IL
61104. Phone: 815-962-4858
• Rockford MELD/Trinity: For women ages 18-21 and children. Location: 620 Kishwaukee, Rockford, IL 61104. Phone: 815-9633369: Website: www.rockfordmeld.org
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• Rockford Rescue Mission Men’s Crisis Shelter: Location: 715 W. State St, Rockford, IL 61102. Phone: 815-965-5332 Bilingual
• Rockford Rescue Mission, Women’s Crisis Shelter: women and mothers with children, safe shelter, food and clothing for up to 90
days. Location: 928 Cedar St. Rockford, IL 61110. 815-986-0393
• Rockford Township Emergency Assistance: Emergency financial assistance that can include rental assistance and water bill
disconnect. Location: 119 N. Church St, Rockford, IL 61101. Phone: 815-962-8855. www.twp.rockford.il.us Bilingual
• Shelter Care Ministries: 90 day short-term housing for families. Parents must be at least 18 and have legal custody of at least one
child. Location: 412 N. Church, Rockford, IL 61103. In-take assessment required. Phone: 815-964-5520. Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm
Mon - Fri. Website: www.shelter-care.org
Transitional Housing
• Carpenter’s Place Transitional Program: Must be homeless and have graduated from an inpatient recovery program in the last two
years. Phone: 815-964-4105. Website: http://www.carpentersplace.org/
• Rockford MELD/Trinity: Transitional living up to 2 yrs: For women ages 18-21 and children. Location: 620 Kishwaukee. Rockford, IL
61104. Phone: 815-963-3369. Website: www.rockfordmeld.org
• Shelter Care Ministries: Transitional Program: Must have been through emergency program and reached goals. Phone 815-9645520
• Victory Outreach for Men: Up to 1 year. No smoking, drinking or drugs. Location: 326 Avon St., Rockford, IL 61101. Phone: 815963-2010
• Victory Outreach for Women: Up to 1 year. No smoking, drinking or drugs. Location: 1202 Fairview Ave Rockford, IL 61101. Phone
815-964-2429
CLOTHING AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
• Carpenter’s Place: Clothing and household items provided to clients who are regularly meeting with their case managers. Location:
1149 Railroad Ave, Rockford, IL 61104. Phone: 815-964-4105. Website: http://www.carpentersplace.org/
• Easter Seals: provides exceptional strength-based services, including family support, education, outreach, and advocacy to
families and children in our community. Easter Seals provides individualized services to parents of children with special needs,
pregnant and parenting teen parents, and children with autism. Location: 650 North Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103. Phone: 815965-6745. Website: www.eastersealschicago.org Bilingual
• Goodwill: Reduced price clothing and household items. } 4618 E. State St, Rockford, IL 61108, Phone: 815-484-9294. Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am-9:00pm, Sat 9:00am-7:00pm, Sun
10:0am-6:00pm. Bilingual
} 8010 N. Second St, Machesney Park, IL 61115, Phone: 815-639-4963. Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am-9:00pm, Sat 9:00am-7:00pm,
Sun 10:0am-6:00pm. Bilingual
} Warehouse Outlet, 1907 Kishwaukee St, Rockford, IL 61104. Phone: 815-965-0445. Hours: Mon - Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm Bilingual
} Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois and Wisconsin Stateline Area, Inc., 1907 Kishwaukee St, Rockford, IL 61104. Phone:
815-965-3795 Bilingual
• St. Elizabeth Community Center: Clothing available every Tues 9:00am-10:30am. Location: 1505 S. Main St, Rockford, IL 61102.
Phone: 815-965-6993. Website: www.stelizabeth-rockford.org. Bilingual
• St. Elizabeth Community Center: Household items available on an as needed basis, by appointment only. Phone: 815-965-6993.
Website: www.stelizabeth-rockford.org. Bilingual
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AT ROCKFORD
MEDICAL SERVICES
• Breast/Cervical Cancer Program: Testing and services for low income and uninsured women through the Winnebago Health
Department. Location: 555 North Court, room 217, Rockford, IL 61103. Phone: 815-720-4000 Ext 7251 Bilingual
• Crusader Clinic on State: Comprehensive healthcare for the uninsured, including pharmacy, dental, primary care, prenatal,
pediatric, optical, HIV/AIDS treatment and other medical services. Location: 1200 W. State St, Rockford, IL 61102. Phone: 815490-1600 Bilingual
• Crusader Clinic on Broadway: Comprehensive healthcare for the uninsured, general dentistry, memory problem diagnosis,
pharmacy, and primary care. Location: 1100 Broadway St, Rockford, IL 61102. Phone: 815-490-1600 Bilingual
• Crusader Clinic in Belvidere: Comprehensive healthcare for the uninsured, primary care and pharmacy. Location: 1050 Logan Ave,
Belvidere, IL, 61008. Phone: 815-490-1600 Bilingual
• Crusader Clinic in Loves Park. Location: 6115 North 2nd St, Loves Park, IL 61111. Phone 815-490-1600 Bilingual
• Epilepsy Education/Support: Epilepsy Foundation: Educational classes and support groups for people and families with epilepsy. Youth council and art therapy for ages 15-25 also avaialble. Open M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm. Location: 321 W. State St, Rockford, IL.
Phone: 815-964-2689. epiliepsyheartland.org Bilingual
• Hard of Hearing Services: Center for Sight & Hearing: Classes, information programs, support groups and counseling programs.
Insurance required, Medicaid and Medicare are accepted. Location: 8038 Macintosh, Rockford, IL 61107. Phone: 815-332-6800
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am - 4:30pm. Website: http://www.rockfordcenter.org/ Bilingual
• HIV Anonymous testing: Winnebago Health Department. Location: 401 Division St, Rockford, IL 61104. Mondays 10:00am-12:00
Noon, Wednesdays 3:30pm - 6:00pm, Fridays 12:30pm - 3:30pm. Valid ID required. Phone: 815-720-4050. Bilingual
• Hospitals
} OSF St. Anthony Medical Center: Location: 5666 E. State St, Rockford, IL 61108. Phone: 815-226-2000 Bilingual
} Rockford Memorial Hospital: Location: 2400 N. Rockton Ave, Rockford, IL 61103. Phone: 815-971-5000 Bilingual
} SwedishAmerican Hospital: Location: 1401 E. State St, Rockford, IL 61104. Phone: 815-968-4400 Bilingual
• OSF St. Anthony Medical Center Medical Support Groups and Classes: Classes and support groups for various health issues
ranging from childcare, cancer, diabetes, cholesterol control, and insurance advice. Classes and groups are free but reservations
are required. Comprehensive list of groups available on the web at www.osfsaintanthony.org/events.html. Location: 5510 E. State
St, Rockford, IL 61108. Phone: 815-226-2000 Bilingual
• Prescription Assistance - Salvation Army: Provides one time prescription assistance limited to $50/non-narcotic. Location: 416 S.
Madison, Rockford, IL 61104. Phone: 815-972-1135 Bilingual
• Rockford Rescue Mission - Hope Clinic: Basic primary, chiropractic, and dental care. Location: 715 W. State St, Rockford, IL
61101. Phone: 815-965-5332. www.rockfordrescuemission.org Bilingual
• Rockford Township - Senior Emergency: Emergency prescription and utility assistance for seniors. Location: 119 N. Church St,
Rockford, IL 61101. Phone: 815-962-8855. www.twp.rockford.il.us Bilingual
• SwedishAmerican Hospital Medical Support Groups and Classes: Classes and support groups for various health issues ranging
from childcare, cancer, diabetes, cholesterol control, and insurance advice. Classes and groups are free but reservations are
required and can be made by telephone. Comprehensive list of groups available on the web at www.swedishamerican.org/
calendar_news/calendar/ Location: 1401 E. State St, Rockford, IL 61104. Phone: 815-968-2500 Bilingual
• The Bridge Clinic: Free basic health care for uninsured adults over 18 years of age. Every Saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm (except
holiday weekends). No appointment necessary. Location: Second Congregational - First Presbyterian Church, 4th floor, 318 N.
Church St, Rockford, IL 61101. Phone: 815-494-1594. www.thebridgeclinicrockford.com/
• Women, Infant, Children Program (WIC): WIC provides nutritious supplemental foods, nutrition education and referrals to other
health and social care services through the Winnebago Health Department.
} Requirements: Must live in Winnebago County, meet Federal Income Guidelines, be pregnant or breastfeeding, infants and
children up to the age of five.
} First appointment necessities: Proof of income: medical card or two check stubs from each person living in the home. Proof
of residency: a piece of mail with your address on it or a rent receipt. (Driver’s license or State Identification Card are not
acceptable) For children: Birth certificate, or crib card from the hospital, immunization records. Pregnant: Proof of pregnancy.
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} Locations: 401 Division St, Rockford, IL 61104. Phone: 815-720-4370 Bilingual
555 North Court St, Rockford, IL 61103 Phone: 815-720-4370 Bilingual
• Winnebago County Health Department/Women’s Health - Family Planning. Pregnancy Testing Walk-In: M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm,
office closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm. Location: 555 N. Court St,
Rockford, IL 61103. Phone: 815-972-7400, TTY: None, Fax: (815) 7204302 Bilingual
PSYCHIATRIC CARE AND COUNSELING
• Anger Alternatives: individual and family services. Classes Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm at West Minister Presbyterian Church
Springbook & Bell School Rd. $5.00 per session
• Barbara Olson Center of Hope: providing services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. They provide a variety of
vocational, employment, educational, social and habilitative services for teens and adults with developmental disabilities living in
Winnebago and Boone Counties and surrounding areas. Location: 3206 North Central Ave, Rockford, IL 61101. Contact: 815-9649275; Website: www.b-olsoncenterofhope.org
• The Haven Network, The Northern Illinois Perinatal Hospice & Bereavement Network: Perinatal hospice outreach for families
experiencing the death of their pre-born or newly born baby. Location: 124 N. Water St, Ste 303B Rockford, IL 61107. Questions
contact Kathy Way. Phone: 815-962-1512. Website: www.thehavennetwork.org.
• Common Boundary Wellness Center: Comprehensive psychotherapy for children and adults, as well as outpatient services for
a variety of mental health issues. Medicare accepted and cash payment is on a sliding scale. Location: 4873 Manhattan Dr,
Rockford, IL 61108. Phone: 815-965-1817. Website: http://www.common-boundary.com/ Bilingual
• Divorce Recovery Workshop: Workshop offered several times a year. Call for schedule and cost. Location: Rockford 1st Assembly
of God Church, 5950 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61114. Phone: 815-877-8000. Website: http://www.rockfordfirst.com
• Family Counseling Services of N. IL: Counseling services on a wide variety of family issues, insurance not required. Location: 210
N. Longwood St, Rockford, IL 61107. Phone: 815-962-5585. Website: www.familycounselingrockford.org Bilingual
• Grief Counseling/Support: N. IL Hospice & Grief Counseling. Grief counseling and support for individuals and families dealing with
death and terminally ill loved ones. Location: 4215 Newburg Rd, Rockford, IL 61108. Phone: 815-398-0500
• Group Hope: Support for clinical depression, bipolar, and postpartum depression. Sessions are free and are in several locations
throughout the Rockford area. Call for locations and times. Phone: 815-398-9628. www.grouphope.org Bilingual
• Illinois Crime Victim’s Compensation Program: The program allows victims of violent crimes or their survivors to receive
compensation for hospital and doctor bills, rehabilitation, loss of wages and tuition, and funeral/burial expenses when other
sources of funding have been exhausted, such as insurance and court-ordered restitution. Phone: 1-800-228-3368 Bilingual
• Rosecrance Mental Health Center: Mental health services for individuals and families. The clinic provides group and individual
therapy, financial assistance, living assistance and vocational help. Location: 526 W. State St, Rockford, IL 61101. Phone: 815-9689300. Website: www.rosecrance.org Bilingual
• Jubilee Center: Meals and activities for members. Membership is obtained after the client has an intake at the Jubilee Center and a
specific mental illness has been determined. Location: 412 N. Church St, Rockford, IL 61103. Phone: 815-964-5520
• Lutheran Social Services of Illinois: Full range of counseling services for individuals and families (Multiple locations throughout
Rockford). Main Office 1001 E. Touhy Ave. Ste 50. Des Plaines IL 60018. Phone: 847-635-4600 Bilingual
• Rosecrance Mildred Berry Center: The home for child and adolescent services, branch of Janet Wattles Center, 8616 Northern
Ave, Rockford, IL 61107. Phone: 815-332-8003, www.rosecrance.org Bilingual
• Rockford Memorial Hospital Psychiatric Services: Inpatient, adult psychiatric treatment, no drug treatment available. Medicare and
Medicaid are accepted, open 24 hrs. Located in the east wing of Rockford Memorial Hospital, 2400 N. Rockton Ave, Rockford, IL
61103. Phone: 815-971-6350 Bilingual
• Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling: Services for survivors of sexual assault or abuse. Sessions are free for children and adults. Location: 4990 E. State St, Rockford, IL 61108. Phone: 815-636-9811. Website: www.rsaconline.org Bilingual
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• Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers: Guidance, support and professional help for those who are having trouble coping with
life. Intake required. Location: 1706 18th Ave, Rockford, IL 61104. Phone: 815-397-0440
• Suicide Support Group: Support for those considering suicide and for survivors of suicide. No payment is necessary and meetings
are the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 7:00-9:00pm. Location: Ray of Hope Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 4700
Augustana Dr, Rockford, IL 61107. Phone: 815-399-0202
• SwedishAmerican Hospital Center for Mental Health: Mental health assessments, behavioral programs, inpatient and outpatient
care. Location: 1401 E. State St, Rockford, IL 61104. Phone: 815-489-4123. 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 815-966-2273 Bilingual
• Access Services of Northern Illinois (Developmental Disabilities) Location: 7399 Forest Hills Rd
Loves Park, IL 61111. Phone: 815282-8824, TTY: 815-282-8824. Website: http://www.accessni.com
• Stepping Stones, Inc. (Mental Health) Location: 706 N Main St,
Rockford, IL 61103. Phone: 815-963-0683, TTY: None, Fax: 815963-6108
• Youth Services Network, Inc., Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Services. Located: 3703 N Main St,
Rockford, IL 61103.
Phone: 815-986-1947, TTY: None, Website: www.ysnkids.com. 24 Hour Crisis No. 815-986-1953 Bilingual
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTION
• Alcoholics Anonymous: Counseling and support for alcoholics. All services are free. Call for locations and schedule: 815-968-0333 Bilingual
• Changes Place: Individual and family support for substance abuse. Inpatient and outpatient services available as well certified
counselors. Location: 773 W Lincoln Blvd, Freeport, IL 61032. Phone: 815-232-1913. Website: www.changesplace.com
• Lutheran Social Services: Variety of services available. Adoption, pregnancy, foster care, crisis intervention, youth programs,
disability, counseling and senior services may be available. Call for available programs and fees. Location: 321 W. State St, Ste
400, Rockford, IL 61101. Phone: 815-969-8836
• Remedies Clinic: Assists persons who have problems with substance abuse. Counseling services and methadone treatment are
available. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Location: 516 Green St, Rockford, IL 61102. Phone: 815-9620871, Crisis Line: 815-962-6102. Website: www.remediesrenewinglives.org
• ALANO of Rockford: A recovery clubhouse for individuals and families. Individual and family support for those recovering from
substance abuse and those affected by substance abuse. Emotions anonymous, Alcoholics anonymous, Narcotics anonymous,
Cocaine anonymous, Codependents anonymous, and other meetings. Location: 1210 11th St, Rockford, IL 61104. Phone: 815227-4633. Website: alanoclubofrockford.org Bilingual
• Rockford Rescue Mission Men’s and Women’s Life Recovery Program: Faith-based residential rehabilitation for men and women.
All programs are free. Location: 715 W. State St, Rockford, IL 61102. Phone: 815-965-5332. www.rockfordrescuemission.org Bilingual
• Rosecrance: Wide range of substance abuse treatment and programs for adults and adolescents at multiple locations. Inpatient
and outpatient treatment available. Services are not free but an account representative will help develop a feasible treatment plan.
Administration: 1021 N. Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-3877. Phone: 815-391-1000. www.rosecrance.org
DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL ABUSE
• Child Abuse and Neglect Report: Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS): Hotline available 24-hours at 800-25-ABUSE
(800-252-2873). 200 S. Wyman St. Ste 201, Rockford, IL 61101. Phone: 815-987-7640.
• Camelot Care Centers: A for-profit organization that provides therapeutic foster care, 24-hour crisis intervention, counseling
services for youth and families, On-going foster parent training and other services. Location: 5301 E. State St, #208, Rockford, IL
61108. Phone: 815-484-9180. www.fosterkidsareourkids.org
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• Family Domestic Violence: Remedies): 24-hour emergency shelter; crisis hotline; medical advocacy; legal advocacy; individual
and group counseling; economic, educational and employment assistance; life and parenting skills; children’s counseling;
educational advocacy; structured activities for the children to bond with the custodial parent; screening and advocacy for an
array of children’s needs both physical and developmental; contractual children’s therapy and specialized programming relative to
victims with substance abuse or mental illness. Location: 516 Green St, Rockford, IL 61102. Phone: 815.962.6102. Website: www.
remediesrenewinglives.org
• Rape/Sexual Assault: Carrie Lynn Children’s Center: Utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the investigation,
advocacy and medical services for child sexual abuse and serious physical abuse cases. Location: 826 N. Main St, Rockford, IL
61103. Phone: (815) 319-4150
• Violence Prevention Collaborative: A community agency collaborative providing violence prevention activities. Rockford, IL 61104.
M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm. Phone: 815-720-4261.
• Youth Services Network, Inc. Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Services. Located:3703 N Main Street,
Rockford, IL 61103.
Phone: 815-986-1947, TTY: None. Website: www.ysnkids.com. 24 Hour Crisis No. 815-986-1953 Bilingual
• Options for Changing Patterns of Abuse. Conducts partner abuse groups in English. Contact William Welch or Linda Rowlett.
Located: 810 East State St,
Rockford, IL 61104. Phone: 815-316-7604, TTY: None. Fax: 815-316-7614
• Mathers Clinic. Conducts partner abuse groups in English. Contact Jeffrey A. Martin. Located: 6090 Strathmoor, Suite 1,
Rockford,
IL 61107. Phone: 815-397-7654, TTY: None. Fax: 815-397-2712
• Clarity Counseling Center. Conducts partner abuse groups for male & female batterers in English. Contact Raegan Caras or
Stephanie Johnson. 333 Amphitheater Dr,
Rockford, IL 61107. Phone: 815-227-0988, TTY: None. Fax: 815-227-0992
HOMELESS SERVICES
• The Carpenter’s Place: Case management for homeless: ID’s, housing, employment, addiction, legal, transportation, belongings,
mental and physical health, spiritual, laundry, showers, and phone services. Location: 1149 Railroad Ave, Rockford, IL 61104.
Phone: 815-964-4105. Website: http://www.carpentersplace.org/
• M.A.Y.A’S House (Shelter Care Ministries): A daytime 8:00am-1:00pm drop-in day center for homeless children. Maya’s House
gives parents a safe, structured, educational environment for their children while allowing them to look for a job or obtain the
training or education they need. Location: 412 N. Church St, Rockford, IL 61103. In-take assessment required. Phone: 815-9645520. Website: http://www.shelter-care.org/
• Crusader Clinic Homeless Program: Provides comprehensive medical care for homeless individuals within the Rockford area.
Services are provided within Crusader Community Health and at a variety of sites throughout the community. Phone: 815-4901680 Bilingual
CHILDREN’S SERVICES
• Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Rockford Ymca. Offers the traditional community based mentoring and school based mentoring.
Located: 200 Y Boulevard, Rockford, IL 61107. Phone: 815.489.1131. Website: www.rockfordymca.org/bbbs/index.asp
• Blackhawk Learning Connection: Provide quality, affordable child care so that low to moderate income families residing in
Rockford can achieve and maintain economic independence. BLC is a licensed child care facility that provides care for children 6
weeks to 12 years of age. Located: 421 Buckbee St, Rockford, IL 61110. Phone: 815.962.8853. Bilingual
• Children’s Home and Aid Society of Illinois: Provides adoption services, family and individual counseling, residential services,
parent support, youth programs, and foster care. Location: 910 Second Ave, Rockford, IL 61104. Phone: 815-962-1043. Website:
www.childrenshomeandaid.org Bilingual
• Circles of Learning: Nursery, preschool, after-school care, fee charged based on income/family size. Location: 5711 Wansford Way,
Rockford, IL 61109. Phone: 815-226-8715 and 2907 N. Main St, Rockford, IL 61103. Phone: 815-636-3820 Bilingual
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Social Service organizations
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
AT ROCKFORD
• Head Start: Program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and learning development of children through
educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to low income families. Location: 612 N. Church St, Rockford, IL 61103.
Phone: 815-987-5480. www.rockfordil.gov/human-services/head-start Bilingual
• Lutheran Social Services: Variety of services available. Adoption, pregnancy, foster care, crisis intervention, youth programs,
disability, counseling and senior services may be available. Call for available programs and fees. Location: 321 W. State St, Ste
400, Rockford, IL 61101. Phone: 815-969-8836. www.lsi.org
• M.A.Y.A’S House (Shelter Care Ministries): A day-time drop-in day center for homeless children. Maya’s House gives parents a
safe, structured, educational environment for their children while allowing them to look for a job or obtain the training or education
they need. Location: 412 N. Church St, Rockford, IL 61103. Phone: 815-964-5520. Website: http://www.shelter-care.org/
• Rockford Human Service Summer Food Program: Lunch and a snack for anyone under the age of 18. There are many locations
throughout the city of Rockford. Phone: 815-987-5782 Bilingual
• Rockford MELD: Offers support and resources, life and job skills training, parenting information, emergency shelter and housing,
and prevention education. Location: 3703 N. Main St, #107, Rockford, IL 61103. Phone: 815-633-6353. Website: www.
rockfordmeld.org
• Rockford Day Nursery Early Learning: Child care for individuals involved in work training. Location: 2323 S. 6th St, Rockford, IL
61104. Phone: 815-962-0834 Bilingual
• Safe Families for Children through Lydia: Church families willing to take children in short-term until parent is stable. Location: 223 S.
Winnebago St, Rockford, IL 61102. Phone: 815-966-0039. www.safe-families.org
• YWCA: Provides child care referrals and consumer education to parents, offer training opportunities and technical assistance to
child care providers, work to develop new child care options and assist employers in meeting their employees’ child care needs.
Location: 4990 E. State St, Rockford, IL 61108. Phone: 815-968-9681. Website: http://www.ywca.org
• Youth Services Network, Inc: Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Services. 3703 N Main Street,
Rockford, IL 61103. Phone:
815-986-1947.
TTY: None.
Website: www.ysnkids.com. 24 Hour Crisis No. 815-986-1953 Bilingual
EMPLOYMENT AND EDUCATION SERVICES
• Goodwill Abilities Center: Education, training, and employment with emphasis on the disabled and those with low income. Call
for training schedules. Location: 615 North Longwood, Rockford, IL 61107. Phone: 815-965-3795. Website: www.goodwillni.org Bilingual
• Boone-Winnebago County Regional Office of Education: GED administration. Location: 300 Heart Blvd. Loves Park, IL 61111.
Phone: 815-636-3060 Bilingual
• La Voz Latina: Bilingual services, adult education, job placement, youth programs, and scholarships. Location: 412 Market St,
Rockford, IL 61107. Phone: 815-965-5784. Website: www.lavozlatina-rkfd.org
• Literacy Council: Reading, writing, life skills and math instruction. Location: 982 N. Main St, Rockford, IL 61103. Phone: 815-9637323. Website: www.theliteracycouncil.org Bilingual
• High School: LYDIA Urban Academy-Rockford: a non-traditional school for students who have dropped out, failed or been
unsuccessful in the traditional learning environment. 9-12th grade. Location: 223 S. Winnebago St, Rockford, IL 61102. Phone:
815-966-0039. www.lydiarockford.org
• MELD Employment Assistance: GED tutoring and career planning for young adults. Location: 3703 N. Main St, Rockford, IL 61101.
Phone: 815-633-6353. www.rockfordmeld.org
• Northwest Community Center: Services for job training, skills training, job search, GED. Open M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm. Location: 1325
N. Johnston Ave, Rockford, IL 61101. Phone: 815-964-6885. Website: www.northwestrockford.org
• Rockford Rescue Mission Innovative Education Center: Education and employment services for those in life recovery program.
Location: 715 W. State St, Rockford, IL 61102. Phone: 815-965-5332 Website: http://www.rockfordrescuemission.org/ Bilingual
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Social Service organizations
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
AT ROCKFORD
• Rock Valley Community College GED Program: Tuition is free for adults. Location: 3301 Mulford, Rockford, IL 61114. Phone: 815921-2001. Rockvalleycollege.edu Bilingual
• Rock Valley College, Adult Education Center: GED prep, ESL, and citizenship classes. Location: 4151 Samuelson Rd, Rockford, IL
61109. Phone: 815-921-2001. Rockvalleycollege.edu Bilingual
• Roosevelt Center, Rockford School District: ESL classes, GED classes, Call for schedule. Bus pass through RMTD. Location: 978
Haskell Ave, Rockford, IL 61103. Phone: 815-966-3251 Bilingual
• Workforce Connection Center: Comprehensive one-stop career and unemployment services. Location: 303 N. Main St, Rockford
IL, 61101. Phone: 815-395-6600. Bilingual
• Illinois Department of Employment and Training: Phone: 815-395-6600. Bilingual
• Rock River Training: Phone: 815-395-6685. Located 303 N. Main St. Rockford, IL 61101. Bilingual
• Literacy Council: Educational services for reading, writing, math, English language and computers. Location: 982 N. Main St,
Rockford, IL 61103. Phone: 815-963-7323 Bilingual
• Comprehensive Community Solutions, Inc. (CCS): YouthBuild Rockford - vocational skills training for at-risk youths. Location: 917
S. Main St, Rockford, IL 61101. Phone: 815-963-6236. Website: www.youthbuildrockford.org Bilingual
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
• LIHEAP: Help with energy bills, one-time credit based on income and family size. Location: the Dept. of Human Services, 612 N.
Church St, Rockford, IL 61103. Phone: 815-987-5711 Bilingual
• Public Aid Office: LINK card, TANF card and Medical card available. Location: 1111 Avon St, Rockford, IL 61101. Phone: 815-987-7620 Bilingual
• Rockford Human Services: Assistance with rent. Location: 612 N. Church St, Rockford, IL 61103. Phone: 815-987-5782 Bilingual
• Rockford Township: Emergency financial assistance ranging from rental assistance for single families, to prescription assistance
$50/non-narcotic for age 65 + and help with utilities for seniors. Assist with rent or mortgage for current month once in a 12 month
period. Location: 119 N. Church St, Rockford, IL 61101. Phone: 815-962-8855. www.twp.rockford.il.us Bilingual
• Salvation Army: Assistance with emergency needs such as clothing, prescriptions, and utilities. Location: 416 S. Madison,
Rockford, IL 61104. Phone: 815-972-1135 Bilingual
• Salvation Army: Help with energy bills. Must have copy of gas or electric bill, ID and income verification , one-time assistance.
Location: 416 S. Madison, Rockford, IL. 61104 Phone: 815-972-1135 Bilingual
• Social Security Administration: Cash benefits to those who qualify. Requirements include 62+ or disabled families raising children
with disabilities. Location: 502 E. Jefferson Street, Rockford, IL 61107. Phone: 1-877-628-6570. TTY: 1-815-987-4215. www.
socialsecurity.gov
LEGAL SERVICES
• Lawyer Referral: Legal advice $35 for 1/2 hour consultation and referral. Location: 321 W. State St, Rockford, IL 61101. Phone:
815-964-5152
• Prairie State Legal Services: Comprehensive legal services. No criminal cases. Open M-F, 8:30am - Noon then 1:00pm - 5:00pm.
Location: 300 N. Main St, Ste 600 Rockford, IL 61101. Phone: 815-965-2902. Website: www.psleagal.org Bilingual
• Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic/NIU Law: Free services by senior law students for the elderly and abuse victims supervised by an attorney.
Open M-F, 8:30am - Noon then 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Location: 319 W. State St, Rockford, IL 61101. Phone: 815-962-9980 Bilingual
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COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
AT ROCKFORD
SENIOR SERVICES
• Mindset Acres Adult Daycenter: Location: 1165 Key West Court, Rockford, IL 61103. Phone: 815-636-7801
• Wesley Willows Kirk Alzheimer’s Activity Center: Senior day-care for Alzheimer’s patients. Location: 4054 Albright Lane, Rockford,
IL 61103. Phone: 815-316-1500. Website: http://www.wesleywillows.org/
• Lifescape Community Services: Provides a wide range of social services for seniors including nutritious meals, help with
paperwork, help with bills and group activities. Open M-F, 7:30am-4:00pm. Location: 705 Kilburn Ave, Rockford, IL 61101. Phone:
815-963-1609. Website: www.lifescapeservices.org Bilingual
• Lutheran Social Services: Variety of services available. Adoption, pregnancy, foster care, crisis intervention, youth programs,
disability, counseling and senior services may be available. Call for available programs and fees. Location: 321 W. State St, Ste
400, Rockford, IL 61101. Phone: 815-969-8836
• Northwestern Illinois Area Agency on Aging (NIAAA): One-stop resource center for aging services, open M-F, 8:00am-4:00pm.
Location: 1111 South Alpine, Rockford, IL 61108. Phone: 815-226-4901. Bilingual
• P.A. Peterson Center for Health: Medical care and social opportunities. Location: 1311 Parkview Ave, Rockford, IL 61107. Phone:
815-399-8832. www.papeterson.org
• Rockford Township: age 65+ one time per year payment of Nicor and Comed bills up to $275; One time per year Rx up to $50.
Phone: 815-962-8855. www.twp.rockford.il.us Bilingual
• Visiting Nurses Association: Services and case management, also qualified to help with elder abuse. Location: 4223 E. State St,
Rockford, IL 61108. Phone: 815-971-3550 Bilingual
SERVICES FOR THE DISABLED
• Illinois Department of Human Services/Office of Rehabilitation: Open M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm. Location: 615 N. Longwood St,
Rockford, IL 61107. Phone: 1-800-843-6154 (Voice, English or Español) or 1-800-447-6404 (TTY).
• Illinois Growth: Job placement for adults with disabilities. Location: 7200 Clinton Rd, Rockford, IL 61111. Phone: 815-962-8333.
• Lutheran Social Services: Variety of services available. Adoption, pregnancy, foster care, crisis intervention, youth programs,
disability, counseling and senior services may be available. Call for available programs and fees. Location: 321 W. State St, Ste 400, Rockford, IL 61101. Phone: 815-969-8836
• RAMP: Assistance with disabilities, peer groups, and personal assistants. Open M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm. Location: 202 Market St,
Rockford, IL 61107. Phone: 815-968-7467 (2401–TTY). Website: www.rampcil.org
PRISON AND JAIL TRANSITION
• Faith Center: Classes for ex-offenders and families for support from criminal mind set. Location: 4721 S. Main St, Rockford, IL
61102. Phone: 815-964-0600. Website: http://rockfordfaithcenter.com/ Bilingual
• Lutheran Social Services: Variety of services available. Prison and jail transition, counseling and other services may be available.
Call for available programs and fees. Location: 321 W. State St, Ste 400, Rockford, IL 61101. Phone: 815-969-8836
• Rockford Reachout Jail Ministry: Referrals, guidance, and case management. Location: 119 N. Church St, Rockford, IL 61101.
Phone: 815-319-6625 Bilingual
• Salvation Army Women’s Restoration Justice Program: Lodging and case management for women returning from prison or jail
time. Location: 3201 Gilbert Ave, Rockford, IL 61101. Phone: 815-713-3179
• Workforce Connection/IDES - Re-entry Employment Service Program (RESP): RESP with referrals for training/supportive services.
Call for orientation date. Location: 303 N. Main St, Rockford, IL 61101. Phone: 815-395-6600
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COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
AT ROCKFORD
HISPANIC SERVICES
• ALERTA: Help in accessing social services for Hispanic community. Location: 130 N. State St, Belvidere, IL 61008. Phone: 815-547-3800
• La Voz Latina: Has job training, youth programs, family support, adult education, and scholarship programs, open M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm. Location: 412 Market St, Rockford, IL 61107. Phone: 815-965-5784. Website: www.lavozlatina-rkfd.org
VETERAN SERVICES
• Carpenter’s Place Transitional housing: Up to 2 years, 3 bed facility, provided to clients who regularly meet with their case manager.
1149 Railroad Ave, Rockford, IL 61104. Phone 815-964-4105. Website: http://www.carpentersplace.org/
OTHER SERVICES
• Rockford MELD/Trinity - Community Groups: For young moms, Mon, Tues, Thur 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Community Groups: For young dads. Tues 6:30pm - 8:30 pm. Both Locations: 620 Kishwaukee, Rockford, IL 61104. Phone: 815-963-3369. Website: www.rockfordmeld.org
• Winnebago County Health Dept. – Family Case Management. Location: 555 N Court St,
Rockford, IL 61103. Phone: 815-7207412 TTY: None.
Fax: 815-720-4302
• Access Services of Northern Illinois (CFC 1) – Early Intervention (Child & Family Connections). Location: 1752 Windsor Rd, PO Box
16390,
Loves Park, IL 61132. Phone: 815-654-6170. TTY: None. Fax: 815-654-6197, Toll Free: 800-921-0094
• DHS Family Community Resource Center in Winnebago County – Family Community Resource Center. Location: 1111 N Avon
St,
Rockford, IL 61101. Phone: 815-987-7620. TTY: 866-322-2681. Fax: 815-987-2380. Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday
(except state holidays). Receives applications for Cash, SNAP, and medical assistance by fax, mail or in person.
• Search for Community Services. United Way 2-1-1 Central Illinois: 2-1-1 information and referral service for the following counties
in Illinois: DeWitt, Livingston, McLean, Menard, Ogle, Sangamon and Winnebago. Alternative numbers: 309-827-4005 and 800570-7284. www.illinois211.org
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