Respond Now Chicago Heights

1439 Emerald Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

(708) 755-4357 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Food, Financial Help, Emergency Temporary Lodging

General Information:
RESPOND NOW attempts to help all people who have a genuine need. We strive to provide our services in a manner that maintains dignity and choice. We treat our clients as individuals and maintain a supportive environment for individuals who require assistance. On a daily basis, some of the problems we address are: Food - We provide the basic staples and non-perishable items including, if necessary, baby food and formula. Rent Assistance - We provide funds to avert eviction or for rental deposits to secure a lease. Utilities - We provide funds to keep utilities (water, gas, electric) operating. Prescription Medications - We provide vouchers for urgently needed medications, which are filled by a local pharmacy at discounted prices. Temporary Lodging - We provide funds for local motels for families who have lost their homes through fire or eviction. Clothing - We provide clean, used clothing donated by individuals or groups. We also provide funds for work shoes. Transportation - We provide bus passes for clients to get to job interviews, clinics, public aid and social security appointments.                                                                Furniture - We furnish, when available, donated beds, tables, chairs, etc. We also provide donated household items, when available. Toiletries & Personal Hygiene Items - We furnish soap, detergent, disposable diapers, feminine hygiene products, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors & shaving cream. Each holiday season, Respond Now provides families with children with food and presents, including toys for over 1,000 children. Click here to see the Holiday Store. We provide counseling and referrals to other areas agencies.


How To Volunteer at Respond Now Chicago Heights:
Be a volunteer. Call Respond Now Chicago Heights at (708) 755-4357 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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