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Information and Referral

Programs whose primary purpose is to maintain information about human service resources in the community and to link people who need assistance with appropriate service providers and/or to supply descriptive information about the agencies or organizations which offer services. The information and referral process involves establishing contact with the individual, assessing the individual's long and short-term needs, identifying resources to meet those needs, providing a referral to identified resources, and, where appropriate, following up to ensure that the individual's needs have been met.

All Treatment, Inc.
Location: Seattle, WA
Website: www.alltreatment.com
Phone: 877.373.6238
Helps individuals and families find information on addiction and addiction recovery. Lists treatment centers by state and city. Provides information on various drugs and current trends. A substance abuse information database and a nationwide rehab network.
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Autism Society
Location: Carbondale, IL; Bethesda, MD
Website: www.autismsocietysi.org
Phone: 314.690.3855
A society of parents, professionals, and others working together for the benefit of children and adults with autism.
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Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: catholiccharitiesjoliet.org
Phone: 815.933.7791
Provides emergency services and homelessness prevention, Horizons Transitional Housing, counseling and addiction services, case management, and senior services.
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Champaign County Regional Planning Commission
Location: Watseka, IL; Urbana, IL
Website: www.ccrpc.org
Phone: 815.432.0195
Independent advocate and communication link between service providers, the person with a developmental disability, and their families.
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East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging
Location: Bloomington, IL
Website: www.eciaaa.org
Phone: 309.829.2065
Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for older adults and their families by providing information about services in their community.
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East Central Illinois Community Action Agency
Location: Gilman, IL; Danville, IL
Website: http://www.comaction.org/
Phone: 815.265.4685
Helps low-income families to receive assistance, which helps them to overcome a crisis or take steps to move toward self-sufficiency. Has Iroquois County Head Start information.
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Equip for Equality
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: www.equipforequality.org
Phone: 312.341.0022
A not-for-profit entity to implement the federal protection and advocacy system. It provides self-advocacy assistance, legal services, education, public policy advocacy, and systems monitoring.
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Hispanic/Latino Services- Catholic Charities- Kankakee, IL
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.cc-doj.org/communityservices.htm
Phone: 815.933.7791 ext. 103
Provides information and referrals to other community resources and raises community awareness of Hispanic community needs. Serves Kankakee, Iroquois, and Ford counties.
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Illinois Department of Human Services -Kankakee Family Resource Center
Location: Kankakee, IL; Springfield, IL
Website: www.hfs.illinois.gov
Phone: 815.939.4544
Determines eligibility for and provides legislatively mandated assistance for food stamps, Medicaid, temporary assistance to needy families, and assistance to the aged, blind, and disabled for residents of Kankakee and Iroquois counties.
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Illinois Department on Aging
Location: Springfield, IL; Chicago, IL
Website: http://www.state.il.us/aging
Phone: 217.785.2870
Distributes federal and state funds to thirteen Area Agencies on Aging which reallocate the money to serve older people.
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Illinois Lawyer Finder Service
Location: Springfield, IL
Website: https://www.isba.org/public/illinoislawyerfinder
Phone: 217.525.5297
Not-for-profit organization which refers persons to a private practicing attorney near them for the type of legal problem they have.
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Illinois Parents
Location: Champaign, IL
Website: http://illinoisparents.org
Phone: 217.333.1386
An information link for Illinois families to link parents directly to local programs, services, and community agencies and to help parents find information on raising and educating their children.
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Kankakee County Training Center for the Disabled, Inc.
Location: Bradley, IL; Bradley, IL
Website: www.kankakeecountytrainingcenter.org
Phone: 815.939.9980
Provides developmentally disabled adults with opportunities to acquire skills necessary to become more productive, contributing members of their community.
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Living Alternatives Crisis Pregnancy Center
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: http://www.hopeforafuture.com/Kankakee-IL
Phone: 815.933.2207
Provides free pregnancy testing, pregnancy and parenting education classes, assistance in maternity and baby clothing, referrals for medical care, referrals for adoption, and education on abstinence and STDs.
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Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.ageguide.org
Phone: 815.939.0727
Monitors distribution of Federal Older American's Act funding and State of Illinois general revenue fund for senior programs. Monitors coordination of services, advocates, and identifies service needs for seniors.
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Options Center for Independent Living
Location: Bourbonnais, IL; Watseka, IL
Website: www.optionscil.org
Phone: 815.936.0100
Non-residential, not-for-profit, community-based organization that promotes independent living for people with disabilities by providing information/referral, advocacy, peer support, independent living skills training, free equipment loan, community reintegration program, personal assistance program, TTY distribution, sign language interpreter referral, assistive technology center for people with vision impairment, vision services, and youth services.
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Pledge for Life Partnership
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.pledgeforlife.org
Phone: 815.936.4606
A coalition of committed individuals and organizations that mobilize public and private resources and initiatives to improve the quality of life for area residents. Specific efforts are made to promote responsible behavior and healthy lifestyle choices through life-long learning. Each April the Partnership promotes Alcohol Awareness Month. Initiatives include the Life Education Center Programs and the KAN-I HELP Information Network. The PfL Partnership is a co-sponsor of the Kankakee County Volunteer Recognition Luncheon.
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Second Sense
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: www.second-sense.org
Phone: 312.236.8569
Serves children and adults who are blind or visually impaired, including those with new vision loss.
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United States Railroad Retirement Board
Location: Joliet, IL
Website: www.rrb.gov
Phone: 877.772.5772
The Railroad Retirement and the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Acts provide income protection during old age and in the event of disability, death, or temporary unemployment and sickness.
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United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties
Location: Kankakee, IL; Kankakee, IL; Watseka, IL
Website: www.MyUnitedWay.org
Phone: 815.932.7476
Helps Kankakee County residents receive valuable health and human services by providing funds to more than twenty partner agencies.
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Volunteer Services
Location: Watseka, IL
Website: http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/affiliates/volunteer/
Phone: 815.432.5785
Provides assistance to the 60 years old and over population of Iroquois County through outreach and referral, transportation, mobile meals, homemaker, in-home, and respite care. Provides services for Caregiver Advisory and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.
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A Pledge for Life Partnership Initiative
1 Stuart Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901
Email: kan-i-help.org