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Community Resources

Apply for Food Snaps/Cash Assistance/ Medical Card, etc. | DHS:

Crisis Line of Will County:
Provides Telephone Counseling and Support | non-directive, non-judgmental telephone counseling 24/7
Joliet: (815) 722-3344
Bolingbrook: (630) 759-4555

Information and Referrals (healthcare, rent, utility, medical, etc.):

National Suicide Prevention Hotline | 800-273-8255 | | 888-628-9454

Child Abuse Hotline:  800-25-ABUSE | 800-252-2873
What are child abuse and neglect?
Child abuse is the mistreatment of a child under the age of 18 by: 

  • A parent or their romantic partner;

  • An immediate relative or someone living in their home;

  • A caretaker such as a babysitter or daycare worker; or

  • Any person responsible for the child’s welfare, such as a health care provider, educator, coach or youth program volunteer. 

The mistreatment can either result in injury or put the child at serious risk of injury. Child abuse can be physical (i.e. bruises or broken bones), sexual (i.e. fondling or incest), or mental (emotional injury or psychological illness). 
Neglect is the failure of a parent or caretaker to meet “minimal parenting” standards for providing adequate supervision, food, clothing, medical care, shelter or other basic needs. (Adopted from DCFS index.aspx)

See more on reporting child abuse:

Need to file for Unemployment (IDES | Illinois Department of Employment Security):

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Mental Health

Mental Health Informational Resources (Note this is not intended to serve as treatment or a diagnosis.  Please contact a licensed professional for treatment:


Autism Spectrum​

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Intermittent Explosive Disorder




  • Mental Health America | Depression Screener:


  • Mental Health America | PTSD Screener:

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 | CDS:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 | World Health Organization:

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