Community Resources

 

Suicide Prevention

No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

For more information and resources, please www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

 

 

Are you or someone you know affected by Domestic Violence?

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-7233. Their website is www.thehotling.org.

In DuPage County, please contact Family Shelter Service at 1-630-469-5650 and visit their website at www.familyshelterservice.org.

In the City of Chicago, please contact the Domestic Violence Help Line for information, options, counseling, legal and shelter services. Toll-Free. 24-hour. Confidential. Multilingual.
Phone: 1-877-863-6338   TTY: 1-877-863-6339

 

 

Are you homeless or in need of housing assistance?

We understand this can be a time of frustration, hardship, and often desperation for individuals and families. Please contact these organizations for help, right now.

DuPagePads: DuPagePads offers families and individuals a safe environment that begins with an extended trusting hand and affirming voice that helps begin the journey to self-sufficiency. Respect for each individual is a priority at DuPagePads. Please call 1-630-682-3846 or visit this website for more information. 

Bridge Communities: Bridge Communities is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to inspire and affect change by advocating for homeless families and to provide services and opportunities that connect families to a better future. Please call 1-630-545-0610 ext. 20 or email will.moeller@bridgecommunities.org or visit their website  

DuPage County Housing Assistance: This program links the family or individual to services that may prevent homelessness. These services may include financial assistance for rent or mortgage payments and referral to appropriate other sources. For more information, visit this website or contact the Division of Client Services at 1-630-407-6500 or 1-800-942-9412 or email housing@dupageco.org.

National Coalition for the Homeless: The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission: To prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected. Please click here for resources and more information. 

 

 

Runaway Help

If you are a teenager and are thinking about running away from home, or if you are already living on the streets, call the National Runaway Switchboard. The Switchboard is a toll free, confidential hotline. The Switchboard staff will listen to you and help you think about what you need and want to do next. They also can tell you about people in your community who can help you. Dial 1-800-621-4000 or visit the Switchboard's website at www.1800runaway.org/.

 

 

 

Household Goods Needed at Sharing Connections Furniture Bank

Sharing Connections Furniture Bank (SCFB) provides furniture and household items to low income families, helping them transform bare rooms into a home. Families come to SCFB after facing devastating challenges including domestic violence, health issues, fires, floods, returning home from war, job loss, and other difficult situations.  SCFB provides a safe and respectful environment for families to preserve their dignity while receiving the needed items to make a home. We NEED YOUR HELP to be able to continue to help our neighbors in need and are in critical need of gently used couches, dressers, tables and chairs, dishes, glasses, silverware, bedding, and towels.  We are also in need of new cleaning supplies and personal care items such as shampoo, deodorant, and conditioner.

Items can be dropped of at the SCFB warehouse at 5111 Chase Ave, Downers Grove, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Furniture can be picked up in designated surrounding towns.  To coordinate pick-up contact our furniture coordinator at 630-971-0565-ext 300. Visit our website for additional pick up information and details on needed and accepted items at www.sharingconnections.org.  Financial contributions are graciously accepted.

 

 

West Suburban Community Pantry

The West Suburban Community Pantry, located at 6809 Hobson Valley Drive, Unit 118, Woodridge is in immediate need of volunteers in many areas.

Please contact the pantry at 630-512-9921 
 
 
 
Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Sunday at 6:30pm. (Copyright © by The A.A. Grapevine, Inc.)

 

Wednesdays - 12:00-4:00PM ? assist our driver with local pickups and stocking product.

 

Saturdays ? 11:00AM ? pickup food donations @ Jewel Foods, 75th & Janes Ave., Woodridge, IL.

 

You are welcome to use the pantry van or your own personal vehicle (truck or van).

 

Please contact the pantry @ 630-512-9921 ext 205 or abanks@wcpinc.org.