Directory of Services

Service information has been divided into the following eleven categories to help you find the agency that can best meet your needs. When you select one of them, there are additional service listings under each main category. When you select one of these, you will be given a list of the agencies that provide that service. You can click the agency name to obtain additional information about the agency. If the agency has a web site, you can click and go straight to it.  

Basic Needs
Programs that furnish survival level resources including food, housing, material goods, transportation and temporary financial assistance for low and fixed-income, indigent or elderly people or people with disabilities who are otherwise unable to adequately provide for themselves and their families. Also included are related services that are available to the community at large.

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Consumer Services
Programs that provide for the education and protection of individuals who purchase, use, maintain and dispose of products and services. Included are programs that establish and/or enforce pricing policies, credit reporting and debt collection practices, quality and safety standards for goods and services and other trade practices that affect the consumer; programs that provide information and/or counseling to help consumers manage their finances and make informed credit and purchasing decisions; and programs that provide access for consumers to fair hearings, mediation or binding arbitration when they have complaints regarding consumer products and services and to appropriate remedies when their complaints are justified.

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Criminal Justice and Legal Services
Programs that promote and preserve the conditions that enable community residents to live in a safe and peaceful environment through the enforcement of laws that protect life and property and the administration of justice according to the principles of law and equity. Included are crime prevention programs as well as programs that investigate and make arrests for criminal behavior; provide support for witnesses to and victims of crimes; and provide for the arraignment, prosecution and defense, judgment, sentencing, confinement and eventual release and resettlement of offenders.

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Government

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Education
Programs that provide opportunities for people to acquire the knowledge, skills, desirable qualities of behavior and character, wisdom and general competence that will enable them to fully participate in and enjoy the social, political, economic and intellectual life of the community.

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Environmental Quality
Programs that preserve, protect and, where possible, improve both the natural and built aspects of the physical environment and/or which develop and implement measures for accident prevention and intervention in the case of emergencies in order to promote public health and safety and enable people to live in ecological balance and harmony with their surroundings.

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Health Care
Programs whose primary purpose is to help community residents achieve and maintain physical well-being through the study, prevention, screening, evaluation and treatment of people who have illnesses, injuries, disabilities or substance abuse problems; and the provision of family planning, maternity and other services that relate to human reproduction and sexual health.

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Income Security
Programs that help to meet the economic needs of the community by helping residents prepare for, find and sustain gainful employment; providing public assistance and support for those who are eligible; and ensuring that retirees, older adults, people with disabilities and other eligible individuals receive the social insurance benefits to which they are entitled.

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Individual and Family Life
Programs that promote the personal, social and spiritual development of people in the community by providing services that replace or supplement the care and support that is generally available through the family unit, and by offering social, religious and leisure-time activities that are personally satisfying and lead to optimal social functioning.

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Mental Health Care and Counseling
Programs that provide preventive, diagnostic and treatment services in a variety of community and hospital-based settings to help people to achieve, maintain and enhance a state of emotional well-being, personal empowerment and the skills to cope with everyday demands without excessive stress. Treatment may include emotional support, introspection and problem-solving assistance utilizing a variety of modalities and approaches, and medication, as needed, for individuals who range from the severely chronically mentally ill through those who are experiencing difficult life transitions or who are having problems in coping with daily living.

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Organizational/Community/International Services
Programs that provide any of a broad spectrum of services for the entire community or which reach beyond the boarders of a particular community, geographic region or the country as a whole and provide services that have international scope. Included are opportunities for individuals or groups to enjoy the artistic and cultural life of the community, participate in community improvement or service projects, have a voice in the political process, receive assistance in times of disaster, have access to information services, and/or benefit from the availability of a variety of services for residents, travelers, newcomers, community agencies, organizations, businesses and industry, and people who live abroad.

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Target Populations
Individuals who have specific disabilities, medical diagnoses, ethnic backgrounds, national origins, family relationships, income levels, religious affiliations, special problems or considerations, or other targeted characteristics.

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189 E. Court Street, Suite 600
Kankakee, IL 60901
Email: kan-i-help.org