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Local Area Social Services Information and Referrals

Call or visit the websites to find specific residency requirements, fee schedules, hours, and services. We recommend you always call first to find out if you are eligible for services or shelter.

Online Portals: Visit the online portals to find help


Illinois 2-1-1
Online database available to anyone looking for basic needs, crisis and mental health services, financial assistance, health care, support groups, etc.

Immigrants Like Us
A non-profit that helps you prepare immigration forms for free.

Kane County Behavioral Health Council
Northnern Kane County Crisis Line: 847-697-2380
An alliance dedicated to improving mental health services for children, adults and families in their communities.

United Way of Elgin, Online Portal to Social Services via United Way, Elgin
Social Services Information and Referral

Local Area Social Services: Find help or Shelter


Community Crisis Center, Hotline and Domestic Violence Shelter, Elgin
Hotline, Emergency shelter

Dundee Township Supervisor, 611 Main St., East Dundee
Financial assistance

Salvation Army, 150 South Kennedy Dr., Carpentersville
Financial assistance

Alianza Hispanoamericana, 600 Spring Hill Ring Road, Suite 107, West Dundee
Immigration assistance. Bilingual. Accredited by the Department of Justice.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul of St. Monica's Church, 90 North Kennedy Dr., Carpentersville
Financial assistance

Fish Food Pantry, 150 South Kennedy Drive, Carpentersville
Food Pantries

Centro de Informacion, 28 North Grove Ave., Elgin
847-844-1971 Carpentersville
847-695-9050 Elgin
Social services advocacy. Bilingual.

PADS of Elgin, 1730 Berkley St., Elgin
Homeless Shelter

Literacy Connection inside Gail Borden Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin
Literacy Tutoring

Aunt Martha's--Carpentersville Community Health Center, 3003 Wakefield Dr., Carpentersville
Medical & Counseling

Prairie State Legal Services, Fox Valley Office, 1024 West Main St., St. Charles
Pro Bono Legal Aid

Boy's & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township, 20 South Grove, Suite 201, Carpentersville
Youth Club