Food, Shelter and Employment Support

A group of people at a food kitchen

Catholic Charities
(312) 655-7700
Food pantry, clothing, outreach for Medicare/LINK; referral to emergency assistance program; suburban shelter; family and elder services; counseling and psychotherapy; outreach to survivors of suicide; immigration; children and adolescent pregnancy program (CAPP); adoption services and intact family services program; respite services.


CEDA (Community & Economic Development Assn.) Near West
(312) 782-2332
A variety of services for income-eligible families including Family Case Management, Access to Care, Kid Care applications, Head Start, WIC, energy assistance (LIHEAP), weatherization, rent and mortgage assistance.


No Kid Hungry
Find free meals near where you are.


Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry
(708) 386-1324
Clients select an allotment of food once a month; assistance with food stamp applications. Clients must reside within service boundaries and meet income guidelines set by the Illinois Emergency Food Assistance Program; photo ID and proof of residence.


Housing Forward
(708) 338-1724
Emergency homeless shelter, supportive services & housing, employment readiness and one-time homelessness prevention program.