Several government, non-profit and faith-based organizations in Kane County provide social services to local residents. The resources and links below are provided to help you find the help you need.
Kane County residents are now able to dial 211 to access information on local human services and resources made available by over 1,000 government, non-profit and faith-based organizations in Kane County. The service provides callers with free and confidential assistance with needs such as emergency shelter, food, utility assistance, counseling, senior services, employment and health care. Callers are connected to a live specialist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The Kane County Guide to Community Services is a comprehensive guide to community resources in the local area. It includes an overview of social services, how to obtain community services, and some examples of major service providers in each area. A Service Index is provided, organized according to service specializations. Agency profiles include address, phone numbers, website addressed, e-mail addresses, hours, disability access, fees, eligibility requirements, and service descriptions.
The Guide serves all of Kane County. Services include (but are not limited to):
- Rent / Rental Assistance
- Community Services
- Public Resources
- Financial Assistance
General Assistance (GA) is a locally administered welfare program that provides monthly financial assistance to persons who do not have adequate income or resources to provide for their own basic needs. Contact the Township Office at (630) 466-4283 for more information.
The Sugar Grove Township recently enhanced transportation services for seniors and disabled persons in the Township. Seniors, ages 65 & up, or disabled residents may schedule rides for medical appointments, employment and shopping within Kane County (limitations apply) Monday thru Friday between the hours of 7:30 am and 5:30 pm. Interested persons need to register at the Sugar Grove Township office prior to scheduling a ride. The fee is $3 per ride within a 10 mile radius and a companion may ride along for free. For more information contact Sugar Grove Township at (630) 466-4283 or (630) 466-5255.
The Sugar Grove Food Pantry is a nonprofit organization that assists individuals and families in need with information, food, household items and school supplies in Sugar Grove and surrounding communities.
The Illinois Department on Aging offers the Benefit Access Program for seniors and persons with disabilities. Benefits include:
- Seniors Ride Free Transit Benefit
- Persons with Disabilities Free Transit Ride
- Secretary of State License Plate Discount
For information or help applying, call toll-free 1-800-252-8966
A local resources checklist developed by Fox Valley United Way
A list of social service organizations Fox Valley United Way partners with to help those in need.