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


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


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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