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Centers of Care

Unfortunately, we are not always able to help in the way that we would like. The following is a list of agencies in the area that give aid to those who may need assistance.


Daybreak (Catholic Charities)
203 N. Ottawa St.
Joliet, IL 60432
Fax: 815.723.3452

Link below is a 5 page list of services including food, travel vouchers, housing, counseling, parenting classes, etc:

Morningstar Mission

350 East Washington Street
Joliet, IL 60433-1150

Phone (815) – 722 – 5780
Fax (815) – 726 – 9450

Hands of Hope Illinois/The Joliet Hope Center, Inc.

511 Oakleaf Court, Unit A,

Joliet, Illinois (the warehouse behind the post office off of McDonough Road, east of Hammes).

The Joliet Hope Center, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 community assistance program providing food and household items to qualifying members. It offers a long term self sufficiency solution to families and individuals struggling to fulfill their basic needs.

The Joliet Hope Center is now accepting membership applications with a photo id and a $5.00 cash annual fee.
No appointment is necessary.


9:30am to 7:00pm
9:30am to 5:00pm
9:30am to 5:00pm
9:30am to 5:00pm
10:00am to 3:00pm

Will County Public Aid
45 Webster St.
Joliet, IL 60432

Food stamps, welfare, medical cards

Health Care and Family Services
Who to call for Help in Receiving Your Child Support Payments

Illinois Department of Public Aid
If the custodial parent is receiving assistance 815 740-3061

Health Care and Family Services
If either parent is NOT IN WILL COUNTY 800 447-4278

Will County States Attorney Office
Both parents reside in Will County 815 727-8453

Making a difference one hug at a time

1147  Brook Forest Ave, #174

Shorewood, IL 60404
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