CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES FOR WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS RESIDENTS
Domestic Violence 24-hour hotline:
Sexual Assault 24-hour hotline:
Guardian Angel Community Services: Operates a 24/7 hotline and an emergency shelter for both English and Spanish. If you need assistance, please call 815-729-1228. En Enspanol 815-729-0930 ext. 1439.
Will County Center for Community Concerns (WCCCC)
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to assist Will County low-income eligible households pay for winter energy services. wcccc.net
The WCCCC can provide families facing eviction or are threatened to have their water service disconnected. They can also help with employment support (childcare costs, transportation and work supplies). wcccc.net
Most townships offer some type of emergency assistance to help residents with basic needs during severe economic times. If a township resident qualifies based on specific guidelines, financial assistance might be available to temporarily help with rent, mortgage payments, utility bills, food and other services. Each township operates differently, has its own programs, guidelines and qualifications for assistance. It’s recommended to check with your specific township to see what types of emergency assistance they might offer.
*If you don’t know which township you live in, check your voter-id card or tax bill.
Actualmente, el programa de asistencia de vivienda del Spanish Community Center está disponible para los residentes de Joliet que reúnan los requisitos de ingresos. Si usted es un residente de Joliet y necesita ayuda, complete la encuesta en el enlace de arriba para ver si califica para recibir ayuda.
Internet Options for Low-and Fixed-Income Households
If an individual/family is in quarantine or isolation for COVID-19, it’s recommended not to leave their home for the duration. If there’s not a family member or friend available to pick up groceries or prescriptions, most grocery stores and big box stores have No-Contact Pickup & Delivery. Shopping and scheduling delivery can be done online at respective store websites.
Food Pantries – can be found on the links below. Most food pantries are mobile/drive-up during COVID.
The Northern IL Food Bank knows that there are times when families have hardships and have difficulty balancing financial demands. At times, food can be a significant expense in a household budget. That is why Northern Illinois Food Bank has a program – My Pantry Express, an online food pantry and your online source for free groceries when in need.
MyPantryExpress.org offers a variety of free grocery items such as fresh produce, dairy products, frozen meats, canned items, and more. These items can be picked up from Northern Illinois Food Bank’s South Suburban Center in Joliet on Larkin on Wednesday evenings and no income or residency restrictions apply.
Please visit www.mypantryexpress.org for instructions on how to participate, select dates and pick up location, to choose your needed groceries. If you have any questions regarding the ordering and/or pick-up of food, please call (630) 443-6914.
Grocery Delivery – can be found on the link below.
Grief Support Program
Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care grief support program can help you process your grief and begin to heal. Please go their website or call 815-740-4104 for more information