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The following nonprofit organizations are located in the Joliet and Will County Area

The Community Alliance & Action Network (CAAN)
Our Mission is to build community and personal alliances to elevate quality of life no matter what sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expressions are. CAAN provides programming, support, and outreach services for the lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer community, and their allies.

4-H of Will County - University of Illinois Extension top ^
One part of the Youth Development Program of the University of Illinois Extension.

Agape Missions, Inc. top ^
Serves men, women and children with HIV/AIDS through case management, housing, education/prevention programs, social support, pastoral care, counseling, advocacy, support groups and ongoing volunteer support.

American Red Cross top ^
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.

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will & Grundy Counties top ^
Community volunteers provide guidance, friendship and educational support on a one-to-one basis to at-risk children.


Boys and Girls Club top ^
Serves boys and girls ages 8 through 18. Programs provide for the social, educational, health and character development of its members.

Boy Scouts of America - Rainbow Council top ^
Provides youth development programs for over 7,500 boys and girls of Will County.

Camp Fire USA Illinois Prairie Council top ^
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.

CASA of Will County top ^
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.

Catholic Charities top ^
Provides counseling, maternity services, early childhood services/Head Start, child care, and residential and volunteer programs for seniors.

Center for Correctional Concerns top ^
Serves residents of the Will County Adult Detention Facility (WCADF) - education, social services, chaplaincy, lifestyle intervention and outreach.

Childhood Trauma Treatment Program top ^
Dedicated to the treatment of child sexual abuse victims, their families, and molesters.

Child Care Resource and Referral top ^
Helping individuals in locating legal child care, training of individuals for professional in-home child care and assisting low income families with child care costs.

Community Service Council of Northern Will County top ^
Provides family and individual clinical counseling, housing counseling (foreclosure or eviction), anger management and domestic violence group sessions and D.U.I. evaluations. Sliding scale fees.

Cornerstone Services top ^
Progressive, comprehensive services for people with disabilities promoting choice, dignity and the opportunity to live and work in the community.

Crisis Line of Will County top ^
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

Daybreak Center
Provides a 24-hour shelter with on-site support services for homeless families including emergency assistance for food, rent and transitional housing for single mothers.

Eastern Will County Senior Services top ^
Provides transportation for seniors and people with disabilities (all ages), recreation, advocacy, and nutrition programs. Strives to keep individuals in their homes for as long as possible.

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

Girl Scouts of Trailways Council top ^
Girl Scouting offers all girls the opportunity to develop their potential, make friends, and learn new skills.

Good Shepherd Manor top ^
A long-term care facility providing vocational and developmental training for adult men with disabilities.

Guardian Angel Home top ^
Before and after school programs, summer camp, individual and family counseling, foster care, alternative school, domestic violence shelter, and sexual assault services.

Harvey Brooks Motivation Development Foundation top ^
Established in 1998; Provides education and literacy programs and social services or youth and families in the Joliet Will County area.

Hill Memorial Center top ^
Provides pre-school care and a social service outlet for youth and adults with health education, counseling, and food assistance.

Joliet Area Community Hospice top ^
Provides compassionate care to the terminally ill utilizing physical, psychological, social and spiritual means. Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance certified.

Lamb's Fold Women's Center top ^
Provides transitional housing for women over 18 and their children, offering recovery classes to help women become self sufficient.

Learning and Skills Center top ^
Provides literacy training, GED preparation and job placement to disadvantaged youth throughout Will County.

Model Ex-Offender Program top ^
Provides help with finding employment and developing employment-finding skills to ex-offenders residing in Will County.

Peter Claver Center top ^
Serving the economically disadvantaged of Will County for over 50 years, providing educational, humanitarian, job training/placement and recreational services.

Prairie State Legal Services. top ^
Provides legal assistance to low income and senior citizen residents of Will County in matters including domestic violence, housing, public benefits, and consumer and family law.

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.

Senior Services Center of Will County top ^
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.

Spanish Center top ^
Provides bilingual social services, food pantry, immigration assistance, licensed day care, full-day kindergarten, summer youth camp, and job placement.

Stepping Stones top ^
Offers licensed and accredited outpatient and residential alcohol/drug treatment services for persons 18 years and older.

The Salvation Army top ^
Provides food, disaster relief services, financial assistance, counseling, a community center youth program and related support services to those in need.

The South Suburban Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse top ^
Provides residential and outpatient alcohol and substance abuse treatment services.

Trinity Services top ^
A non-sectarian agency serving children and adults with developmental and mental disabilities in a variety of residential and day programs.

Family Counseling Center- Individual, family and group psychotherapy. Marital counseling and conflict management services. Consumer credit counseling services for families in financial debt.

United Cerebral Palsy of Will County top ^
People with disabilities and their families receive care through the Reedswood School, Raynor Park Adult Center, residential services, and respite and family support.

Vilaseca Day Care Center top ^
Provides day care and educational programs for low income and single parent families. Everyone is welcome regardless of race, creed or ability to pay. Serving children six months of age to six years.

Warren Sharpe Community Center top ^
Serves children, youth and families on Joliet's south side. Academic tutoring, job training, recreation, athletics and family support services.

Will-Grundy Medical Clinic top ^
"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.

Will County Habitat for Humanity top ^
Provides affordable housing for low income families that do not qualify for a conventional bank mortgage.


Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living top ^
A clearinghouse that helps people with disabilities lead lives of dignity, self-empowerment, self-sufficiency, self-respect and independence.

Will County Community Health Center top ^
Provides preventive and primary health services through direct care and partnerships to the under-served people of Will County.

Will County Children's Advocacy Center top ^
Provides a comprehensive approach to services for all minors who are victims of physical and sexual abuse and their non-offending family members. Stresses coordination of investigations and intervention services.

YMCA of Greater Joliet Area top ^
Serving families, youth, and adults in fitness, recreation and safety-oriented programs with values education a key component.


Our Community Links pages are geared towards nonprofit organizations located in the Joliet and Will County Area for residents.


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