Self Sufficiency

United Way Vision

Will County residents will have the opportunity to move toward economic self-sufficiency and independence.

Building Momentum

United Way of Will County empowers residents to achieve upward mobility through our Community Baby Shower, Hygiene for Humanity and Emergency Food and Shelter programs:

Community Baby Shower  

Donate to Self Sufficiency

TARGETED FOCUS AREAS

United Way of Will County empowers residents to achieve upward mobility through a targeted focus on:

Skills based instructional programs

Case management and supportive programs promoting security and independence

Basic and emergency needs

PROGRAMS FUNDED BY UNITED WAY OF WILL COUNTY

Case Management and Supportive Programs Promoting Security and Independence

  • Re-Entry Services – Agape Missions
  • “Specialty Courts (Drug, Veteran’s & ARI Courts)” – Center for Correctional Concerns
  • After-School Respite Care Program – Center for Disability Services
  • Adult Services – Center for Disability Services
  • Developmental Training – Center for Disability Services
  • Family Support/Home Base – Center for Disability Services
  • Pre- Employment Services for individuals with Disabilities – Cornerstone Services
  • Outreach & Community Legal Education – Farmworker & Landscaper Advocacy Project
  • Meals on Wheels – Kankakee County Community Services
  • Community Care Unit – Senior Services Center of Will County
  • Ongoing Developmental Disability Services – Services of Will Grundy & Kankakee Counties
  • Social Services – Spanish Community Center
  • Citizenship & New Americans Initiative Services – Spanish Community Center
  • Permanent Housing – Trinity Services
  • Habitat Partners Program – Will County Habitat for Humanity

Basic & Emergency Needs

  • Emergency Services/Homeless Prevention – Catholic Charities
  • Emergency Shelter/Shepherd Table – Catholic Charities
  • Senior Companion – Catholic Charities
  • Safe at Home – Senior Services Center of Will County
  • Social Services – The Salvation Army
  • Food Pantry – Warren Sharpe Community Center
  • Green Sprout Urban Farm – Warren Sharpe Community Center

Skills Based Instructional Programs

  • Education: GED, ESL, ABE – Center for Correctional Concerns
  • Independent Living Life Skills – Disability Resource Center (WGCIL)
  • Community Connection Collaborative – Senior Services Center of Will County
  • Adult Education – Spanish Community Center

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