Community Resources

Baby Items and Clothing

Car Seat Safety 
Checks done every Wednesday at Advocate Sherman Hospital.
Phone: 708-684-7019 Call for an appointment.

Rush-Copley Medical Center Women’s Health Institute
(Car Seats & Car Seat Installation Training)
Phone: 630-236-4262

Salvation Army
(Diapers, Wipes, House supplies)
316 Douglas Avenue Elgin, IL 60120
Phone: 847-741-2304

Trinity Baptist Community Church
(Infant, Toddler and Adult Clothing: Families Shop Every Sunday for Free)
Compassion Center Open 12:30-2:00
5918 Route 31 Crystal Lake, IL 

ESL Classes

Chinese Mutual Aid
Phone:  847-289-1138
Address: 164 Division St., Elgin, IL 60120

Elgin Community College
Phone: 847-214-6904
Address: 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL 60123

Literacy Connection
Phone:  847-742-6565
Address: 270 North Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120

YWCA Elgin  
(ESL Adult Education & Family Literacy Program)
Phone: 847-742-7930
Address: 220 E. Chicago, Elgin, IL  60120

Food Resources

Click for Local Food Pantries

All People’s Interfaith Food Pantry
256 E. Chicago Street
Phone: 847-741-2329
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30-11:30 am

Food for Greater Elgin (Food Pantry)
Phone: 847-931-9330 x314
Address: 1553 Commerce Drive, Elgin, IL  60123

Salvation Army
316 Douglas Ave Elgin, IL   60120
Phone: 847-741-2304

Two Rivers Head Start Food Pantry
418 Airport Road Elgin, IL  60123
Phone: 847-717-6048

Housing Resources

Community Crisis Center 

Elgin Township Rental, Electric, Water Emergency Assistance
Phone: 847-741-2045
Address: 729 S. McLean Blvd. Elgin, IL 60123

The Housing Authority of Elgin
Phone: 847-742-3853
Address: 120 South State Street, Elgin, IL  60123

PADS of Elgin 
(Homeless Housing)
Phone: 847-608-9744


Elgin Parks and Recreation
Phone: 847-931-6100

Transportation Support 

Pace Suburban Bus Service
Phone: 800-606-1282

General Assistance

Catholic Charities
Phone: 630-820-3220
Address: 314 North Lake Street, Suite 1A  Aurora, IL 60506

Centro de Información
Phone: 847-695-9050 x310
Address: 1885 Lin Lor Lane  Elgin, IL  60120
Provides Bilingual Advocacy, information and referral, immigration services, parenting skills training, community education, and youth programs.

Community Crisis Center
Elgin IL 60120
English Hotline: 847-697-2370
Spanish Hotline: 847-697-9740

Elgin Township
(Emergency Rental, Water, Gas, Electric Assistance)
Phone:  847-741-2045
Address:  729 S. McLean Blvd. Elgin, IL 60123

Illinois Department of Human Services
(Childcare Assistance, Cash, Food Stamps, Early Intervention)
Phone: 847-931-2700
Address: 700 S. State Street, Elgin, IL 60123

Salvation Army 
(Diapers, Food, Household Items)
Phone: 847-741-2304
Address: 316 Douglas Avenue, Elgin, IL  60120

Single Mom Assistance in Elgin
Phone: 847-931-2700

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