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American Red Cross
Provides emergency assistance within 48 hours of a disaster. Emergency assistance to Armed Forces/family members. Blood Services for Will County (800) 728-3543. Community Services Education Programs, Health & Safety Classes, and International Services.
(630) 378-0344. 24-hour: (312) 729-6100.

Aunt Martha's Youth Service Center
Comprehensive, community-based services for youth and families including child welfare, counseling, crisis intervention, delinquency intervention, parenting skills, and support for runaway youth.
(815)727-3002

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will & Grundy Counties
Community volunteers provide guidance, friendship and educational support on a one-to-one basis to at-risk children.
(815)723-2227

Camp Fire USA Illinois Prairie Council
Builds caring, confident youth and future leaders through a variety of youth development programs including in-school and after school clubs, camping, and community empowerment programs.
(630)629-5160

CASA of Will County
Court Appointed Special Advocate Program. Recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers to represent the best interests of children in specific abuse and neglect cases in Will County.
(815) 730-7072

Catholic Charities
Provides counseling, adoption and foster care training and licensing, maternity services, early childhood services/Head Start, child care, and residential and volunteer programs for seniors.
(815) 723-3405

Daybreak CenterProvides a 24-hour shelter with on-site support services for homeless families including emergency assistance for food, rent and transitional housing for single mothers.
(815)774-4663

Dream It. Do it.
Dream It. Do It. of Will County educates young people about careers and preparation for advanced manufacturing careers. Manufacturing is a critical part of American prosperity and security. It determines the economic strength in an area.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) - Provides seniors with volunteer opportunities that allow them to share their knowledge, wisdom, time and talents in community-based agencies and organizations.
(815)723-3405

Childhood Trauma Treatment Program
Dedicated to the treatment of child sexual abuse victims, their families, and molesters.
(630)679-0127 or (800)216-1110

Cornerstone Services
Progressive, comprehensive services for people with disabilities promoting choice, dignity and the opportunity to live and work in the community.
(815)727-6666

Crisis Line of Will County
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Comprehensive suicide prevention hotline, information, referral, telephone counseling, and "Sunshine" calls. Services are available for the hearing impaired.
(815)722-3344. Non-emergency: (815)744-5280

Easter Seals - Joliet Region
Rehabilitation services to children and adults with disabilities - physical, occupational and speech therapy; inclusive developmental day care, early intervention clinics and residential programs.
(815)773-9362

Guardian Angel Home
Before and after school programs, summer camp, individual and family counseling, foster care, alternative school, domestic violence shelter, and sexual assault services.
(815)729-0930. 24-hour hotline: (815)729-1228

Joliet Area Community Hospice
Provides compassionate care to the terminally ill utilizing physical, psychological, social and spiritual means. Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance certified. (815)740-4104 or (800)360-1817

Lamb's Fold Women's Center
Provides transitional housing for women over 18 and their children, offering recovery classes to help women become self sufficient.
(815) 723-5262

Learning and Skills Center
Provides literacy training, GED preparation and job placement to disadvantaged youth throughout Will County.
(815)744-8670

Senior Services Center of Will County
Programs include arranging for in-home care, elder abuse investigation, information and assistance, health screenings, nutrition, recreational and educational programs, nursing home ombudsman, and care-giver support.
(815)723-9713

Spanish Center
Provides bilingual social services, food pantry, immigration assistance, licensed day care, full-day kindergarten, summer youth camp, and job placement.
(815) 727-3683

The Salvation Army
Provides food, disaster relief services, financial assistance, counseling, a community center youth program and related support services to those in need.
(815)726-4834

Trinity Services
A non-sectarian agency serving children and adults with developmental and mental disabilities in a variety of residential and day programs.
(815)485-6197

United Cerebral Palsy of Will County
People with disabilities and their families receive care through the Reedswood School, Raynor Park Adult Center, residential services, and respite and family support. (815)744-3500

Will-Grundy Medical Clinic
"The Free Clinic." Provides, at no charge, primary, diagnostic, therapeutic, and referral medical and dental services to those who have no other access to such care. (815)726-3377

Will County Habitat for Humanity
Provides affordable housing for low income families that do not qualify for a conventional bank mortgage.
(815)730-1830

Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living
A clearinghouse that helps people with disabilities lead lives of dignity, self-empowerment, self-sufficiency, self-respect and independence.
(815)729-0162. TTY: (815)729-2085

YMCA of Greater Joliet Area
Serving families, youth, and adults in fitness, recreation and safety-oriented programs with values education a key component.
(815)729-9622