This 6 week session provided by Kathy Cherven RN, LCPC loss and grief counseling helps families understand the challenges they faced through their child’s addiction and the emotions of grief.
Issues: Coping Skills, Grief, Trauma and PTS
Al-Anon is a support group that provides individuals with encouragement and understanding who have been associated with an alcoholic.
Alateen teen groups are for teens who have a heavy drinker in the family. (Ages 10-18)
This group of men and women provide encouragement to one another through sharing their stories and offering advice on how to recover from alcoholism.
The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: Disaster Relief, Services to the Armed Forces, Lifesaving Blood, Health and Safety Services, and International Services.
AMT provides a range of diagnostic services, counseling and psychotherapy.
13 Fairlane Dr . Joliet, IL 60435.
AMT Counseling is located 2 buildings north of Jefferson St in between Fairlane Dr and Infantry.
The office can be accessed from either Fairlane or Infantry with the sign on Infantry (Infantry Business Center).
1095 S. Water St, Ste F . Wilmington, IL 60481.
This office is located in the plaza behind McDonalds.
We are sharing office space with the Wilmington Coalition for a Healthy Living.
If you are dealing with the loss of a child or the burden of infertility we want to help in any way we can.
Kankakee County Coalition Against Domestic Violence #
Kankakee County Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Fax: (815) 935-3551
Home health care offering physical, occupational, and speech therapies along with skilled nursing, medical social services, and medical supplies; in many cases services can be billed to medicare
Aunt Martha’s community-based services promote healthy lifestyles, strengthen communities, and improve the self-sufficiency of youth and families. Community-based services are available in Joliet and Kankakee, services include: education and life skills, new parent support, employment training, family and youth crisis services, homeless services, and juvenile justice.
After losing a loved one, members seeking support and a safe environment to share their feelings and stories find comfort in the bereavement support group through Hospice.
Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children relaize their potential and build futures through mentoring programs
Boy Scouts is a program for boys that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating in citizenship, and develops personal fitness. Cub Scouts are boys in 1st through 5th grade. Boy Scouts are boys in 5th through 12th grade. Venture Scouts is a co-ed program for youth ages 14-20. Please go to beascout.org to find a Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop, or Venture Crew in Grundy County.
Breaking Away, Inc is a program of the Grundy County State’s Attorney’s Office that assists victims of domestic violence. Victims must have reported the abuse to the police in order to obtain assistance.
Counseling for adolescents, adults, and families struggling with substance abuse.
This class provides mothers with the information and support to ensure a positive breastfeeding experience.
This is for anyone who has been diagnosed with chronic lung disease who wishes to be involved in a general discussion about how to handle their illness by listening to a 20 minutes educational topic. It is also an opportunity for each member to help encourage one another. The sessions will be lead by a respiratory therapist.
Daybreak Center operates 24-hours a day, 365 days a year and provides emergency housing, and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless. Some participants in the program are in need of short-term housing, as a result of a situational crisis. Others need support services as they work to reestablish permanent housing. Homelessness prevention services are also provided to individuals and families who are at risk of losing their homes. (Residents from outside Will, Grundy, Kendall, Ford, Iroquois, and Kankakee counties are limited to a three day stay at the shelter. Also, youth under the age of 18 are not admitted except when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or have been legally emancipated by the courts.)
CDS’ programs serve individuals with severe disabilities including mental retardation, epilepsy, autism and other developmental disabilities. CDS provides its services in a seven county area including Will, Kankakee, Grundy, Kendall, LaSalle, Ford, and Iroqouis.
The mission of this ministry is to fulfill the needs of members in the community.
Chestnut Credit Counseling Services (CCCS) is a non-profit education and debt management program. We are affliated with the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), who acts as a liaison between the client and the credit granting community. Our focus is to help clients regain financial control by developing a budget and reorganizing their debts.
For more than 40 years Chestnust Health Systems has offered a broad array of behavioral health care services to residents in Illinois.
Addiction treatment services for adolescents and adults (inpatient and outpatient)
Mental health counseling and housing
Early Intervention is a State funder program for families and children from birth to age 3 who have developmental delays or disabilities, or who are at risk for developmental delays. Early Intervention provides evaluations and services for children and their families who qualify. For more information or to make a referral call the number listed below.
CCR&R refers families to child care providers who meet that family's specific needs and supports child care providers through education, information, and training.
Training and education for existing child care providers. Also assistance to those who want to start a child care business, whether in-home or at a commercial site.
Behavioral health program for adults and seniors. Choices offers compassionate care on the road to recovery.
Must have a referral from Ottawa Regional Hospital Doctor
Christian, nondenominational youth center offering a safe place for you youth.
Telephone will answer “Public Works”, seniors and individuals with disabilities, only within Morris. $0.25 each way.
Open to all Grundy County residents who meet income qualifications (less than 200% of Federal Poverty Level). Individuals may visit the clothes closet once a month.
Food for seniors age 60 and over and individuals with disabilities
Crossroads Counseling Services helps the needs of every individual.
1802 N. Division St. Morris, IL 60450 (815) 731-9100
601 W. Norris Dr., Ste B, Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 433-5101
Child Abuse Hotline:
For people who struggle with depression this support group gives encouragement and helps educate those suffering.
Care coordination for families and children with special health needs
Scheduled appointments only at this location, please call in advance.
Will assist anyone with a diagnosed disability in attaining employment at Grundy County businesses.
Employment options seeks individuals who want to work but have trouble finding employment due to any type of diagnosed disabillity. We have the connections to employers who are open to the possibility of hiring adults with disabilities and through this program we hope to bring them qualified candidates who just want a chance to do what most adults want to do…contribute to society through satisfying employment.
To make this program more accessible to the general population, Jamie Rios, Employment Options Specialist, we will now have office hours at 519 W. Illinois Ave every Wednesday and Thurdsay from 8am-noon beginning July 13, 2016. Interesting parties are encouraged to call her at 779-205-5311 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Church of Hope Food Pantry will provide food in an emergency to people who live in the towns of Gardner, South Wilmington, East Brooklyn and Braceville. Please be honest about your need for food. We ask that you only come to the pantry when you are in an emergency situation regarding food and limit that visit to once every 30 days. The Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 5:00P.M. and Saturday 10:00A.M. to Noon. You are asked to call the church office in advance for a appointment (237-8312). Office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30A.M. to Noon. If you call after hours please leave a message with your name and phone number and we will contact you.
Girl Scouts is a program for girls to develop through leadership and community service
Provides physical, social, emotional, and spiritual assistance to terminally ill patients and their families.
This support group is for any caregiver who is attending to a senior who suffers from a mental or physical illness such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or cancer.
The Grundy County Housing Authority currently provides homes at three locations: Saratoga Tower in Morris; Gardner Village Commons; and Mazon Park Place.
Saratoga Tower is a 7 story high rise building, with 95 one bedroom apartments. A preference is given to current low income Grundy County residents who are either age 62 or older, or who are people with disabilities. Residents pay 30% of their adjusted household income as rent. Utilities included with rent are: water, sewer, natural gas, and garbage pick up. Residents are responsible for their own electricity bill, and receive an annually updated allowance for the cost of this utility, based on the average consumption per unit as determined by the Grundy County Housing Authority. Telephone, television, and high speed internet service is available to residents for an additional cost. Amenities of the property include: on site laundry facilities, a library with books, games, puzzles, computers and high speed internet access. Residents have substantial volunteer opportunities to participate in an elected Resident Council, gardening, and more.
Gardner Village Commons is located in Gardner, IL, and is comprised of 3 one story buildings, with 4 one bedroom apartments in each building. In order to live at Gardner Village Commons residents must be age 55 or older. A preference is given to those who are current Grundy County residents. A below market rate rent is set at a standard amount by the Grundy County Housing Authority annually.
Mazon Park Place is located in Mazon, IL, and is comprised of 5 one story buildings, with 4 one bedroom apartments in each building. There is also a community center with a kitchen, computers, and big screen television. The development is in a beautiful location next to a village park. In order to live at Mazon Park Place residents must be age 55 or older. A preference is given to those who are current Grundy County residents. Below market rate rents are set based on resident incomes and at a standard amount by the Grundy County Housing Authority annually.
Programs, services and more are available to help children with disabilities learn how they can become a working member of society.
Grundy County Transit offers public transportation to all Grundy residence of all ages in and around Grundy County for $3.00 one way in the county and $4.00 one way outside the county. All transit buses are ADA compliant with wheel-chair lifts.
Grundy County VAC helps veterans and their families understand and access local, state, and federal resources for veterans. VA claims can be filed via our office
Grundy County VAC provides rides for veterans to VA medical appointments. Please call to schedule your ride.
Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
Provides medical and legal advocacy to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Guardian Angel also offers a variety of counseling options for both victims and offenders.
People with head and neck cancer or a history of head and neck cancer find consolation in this support group which helps individuals find community in others dealing with similar challenges.
This support group combines a 15 minute educational presentation and advice for participants on how to live with their condition.
Non-medical resource for seniors to remain safely in their home; licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health; Caregivers are screened, trained, bonded, and insured.
Provides affordable public housing for families, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. Also offers Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.
This support group is for individuals suffering from cancer and their friends and families. Topics differ depending on what month it is. View the website for future topics, dates and times.
Immunizations are available through the Grundy County Health Department.
State of Illinois VCF Immunization program for children 0-18 years. Must meet requirements: uninsured, underinsured or enrolled in Medicaid. By appointment only.
Programs are supported by grants from the Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board. They are designed to meet both the needs of the communities’ businesses and the needs of job seekers and those who want to further their careers. Grants are available for training individuals who meet eligibility guidelines for short-term certificate or associates degree programs. Additionally, job search services such as workshops and job postings are available.
All programs are Equal Opportunity Employer Programs, and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities.
Jump Start's goal of providing home visiting services to families is to increase families’ protective factors. Supported families learn to increase their resilience as families. They increase their social connections. Knowledge of parenting and development improves. Families create a concrete support network in times of need. In addition, children’s social and emotional competence increases.
Kendall-Grundy Community Action (KGCA) provides a variety of services to residents of both Grundy and Kendall Counties. KGCA offer home energy assistance, weatherization services and Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) which provide assistance in education, transportation, employment , information and referral services.
Other Resources: http://www.grundyco.org/kendall-grundy-community-action/
For those who have lost a family member or a friend to suicide, this group offers a place of comfort to share their experiences.
Kendall-Grundy Community Action
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program assists residents with payment who are in need of home energy services.
The doctors at Linden Oaks specialize in behavioral disorders including depression, substance abuse, attention deficit disorders, etc.
A faith-based organization providing free services to new and expectant parents.
Offers pregnancy testing, parenting education, assistance with maternity and infant clothing, and adoption information.
This program through Morris Hospital was created for women enduring cancer treatment. Train volunteer cosmetologists come and teach the women how to deal with the side effects of cancer treatment which alter their appearance. Free cosmetic kits are offered to individuals who participate. See the link to the website for future dates and times.
The 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month in Minooka. Please contact the church before your first visit to register.
Mobile food pantries are held once a month in varies locations throughout Grundy County, they are run by We Care of Grundy County. Registration begins at 4:15 pm and distribution begins at 5:00 pm, please do not arrive before 4 pm. Please bring a current photo ID or utility bill to prove Grundy County residency. Also bring a laundry basket or wheeled cart to carry your items. Anyone who lives in Grundy County and needs food is welcome to attend. The remaining 2015 scheudle is as follows:
April 8: Mazon Verona Kinsman Middle School 1013 North St. (Sponsored by New Community Christian Church)
May 13: Gardner American Legion 426 Industry Ave. (Sponsored by Standard Bank)
June 10: Coal City Early Childhood Center 755 S. Carbon Hill Rd. (Sponsored by Geo's Pizza and Reeves Funeral Home)
July 8: Mazon Verona Kinsman Middle School 1013 North St. (Sponsored by Mazon State Bank, Seco Systems, and ITW Filtration)
August 12: First Christian Church 455 W. Southmor Rd. (Sponsored by First Christian Church)
September 9: Mazon Verona Kinsman Middle School 1013 North St. (Sponsored by Mazon State Bank, Seco Systems, and ITW Filtration)
October 14: Gardner American Legion 426 Industry Ave. (Sponsored by New Community Christian Church)
November 11: Coal City Early Childhood Center 755 S. Carbon Hill Rd. (Sponsored by Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers)
December 9: Gardner American Legion 426 Industry Dr.
Morningstar Mission provides food, clothing and shelter to aid the spiritual and physical hunger of the poor.
For residents of Morris School District. Must meet the qualifying income (less than 200% of Federal Poverty Level)
Provides free, non-emergency transportation to Morris Hospital, their healthcare centers, and area doctor offices in the Morris Hospital service area.
Vehicles can accommodate wheelchairs.
The Morris Lions Club is a volunteer organization dedicated to leadership development through community service. The Morris Lions are local men and women who work together to answer the needs that challenge our community. They are most notably known for working to end preventable blindness and hearing loss. Morris Lions participate in a vast variety of projects and concerns that are important to their community. These endeavors range from cleaning up local parks to providing much needed vision and hearing services to area residents that are unable to afford them. The members of the Morris Lions Club are community-minded individuals who raise monies through fundraisers to help those in need in their community, regional and world-wide.
Throughout the world Lions Clubs have offered people the opportunity to give something back to their communities. Lions Clubs have always embraced those committed to building a brighter future for their community. Today with more than 46,000 clubs worldwide, Lions have expanded their focus to help meet the ever-increasing needs of our global community. Our programs are continually changing to meet new needs and greater demands, but our mission has never wavered…We Serve.”
The Morris Lions Club is a 61 member volunteer organization whose major emphasis is on helping the visually and hearing impaired. In addition, many other community activities and services are done each year. The club meets each 1st and 3rd Thursday evening of the month at 6:30 at Eagle’s Hall for a dinner meeting.
Delivers meals to homebound Morris residents regardless of age. Dietary restrictions are available.
Program administered by Community Nutrition Network ($3.50 or donation-bill by month)
Provides low cost transportation to seniors in Morris.
Cost is $.25 per ride.
This group helps support men and women who have a drug problem.
Supports individuals with mental illness as well as their families through education, advocacy, and outreach.
Also offers DBT Group 1-815-224-1010
Overnight shelter program runs October through April in Morris area churches. Serves all of Grundy County.
Fall 2014-Spring 2015 Schedule:
Sunday: Peace Lutheran Church, 101 Candlelight Lane
Monday: Peach Lutheran Church, 101 Candlelight Lane
Tuesday: First United Methodist Church, 118 W. Jackson
Wednesday: First Christian Church, 455 W. Southmor Road
Thursday: First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Jackson
Friday: Immaculate Conception Church, 516 E. Jackson
Saturday: Living Word Bible Church, 304 E. Jackson
Panoptic Home Health team works closely with your doctor to create a plan of care that fits your medical needs. Services include: nursing services, physical, occupational, and speech therapies, medical social work, and home health aides.
This support group is for those suffering from Parkinson’s and their family members.
A support group for families who have lost a child due to a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, or death after birth.
Offers free legal services to low income individuals as well as those over the age of 60.
Areas of assistance: family law, housing law, healthcare, and needs-based government assistance.
PLEASE CALL FIRST.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
General Website: https://www.pparx.org
Offers rehabilitation, short tern skilled care, long term care, and respite. Regency Care of Morris accepts Medicare and Medicaid as well as private insurance and private pay.
Provides a variety of support and services to Grundy residents 60 and older and their caregivers.
An ombudsman advocates within a nursing home on behalf of the patient – not the nursing home and not the patient's family.
Serves Will, Grundy, and Kankakee Counties.
List of nursing homes or other types of facilities
How to choose a facility, including basic understanding of different levels of care
Medicare and Medicaid issues
How the complaint process works
How to contact IDPH to file a complaint
Information on appointing or changing agent for Power of Attorney
The mission of Special Connections of Grundy County is to connect people with disabilities to their community through social interactions, education, recreational opportunities and shared information. We promote an environment of inclusion, self-determination and knowledge.
Free meals for those who are hungry and/or in need of fellowship. Thursdays at 5:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Morris, and Mondays at 5:00 pm at Berst Center in Coal City
Stepping Stones provides professional alcoholism and substance abuse treatment to persons suffering from the disease of addiction, even if persons served are unable to pay for the cost of the services. Treatment is based on the belief that a substance use disorder is a treatable illness and not a moral failure.
Individualized treatment planning is provided within a variety of licensed and accredited programs:
· Intensive Residential
· Extended Residential
· Intensive Outpatient
· Recovery Homes.
Stepping Stones is fully accredited at the highest level by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
For those who have had a stroke and are dealing with the difficulties that come with it, this support group provides constant support for these individuals and their families.
This is a support group for stroke survivors and their families.
Religious organization providing services to women and children.
The United Way of Grundy County supports local not-for-profit agencies that make an impact and build a stronger community for all. We connect those in need with resources available and provide rewarding volunteer opportunities.
University of Illinois Extension serving Grundy, Kankakee and Will counties provides resources and programming to the community. The program areas are:
Family & Consumer Economics
Local Food Systems and Small Farms
Metro 4-H Youth Development
Nutrition and Wellness
We Care of Grundy County provides services to Grundy County residents with qualified income (less than 200% of Federal Pverty Level). Services include groceries, a clothes closet, and assistance with rent/mortgage, prescriptions, and utilities.
The Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living is a non-residential, community-based, nonprofit organization that is operated by and serves people of all ages with all types of disabilities.
The Will-Grundy Medical Clinic is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides free medical and dental care to adults who have no health insurance or medical care entitlements and meet prescribed income guidelines. Care is provided by physicians, dentists and other professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to the Clinic. The Will-Grundy Medical Clinic also operates a satellite clinic in Morris to make it easier for Grundy County residents to seek care. This satellite clinic occurs on the first Friday of each month.
Support group for any caregiver who is attending to an individual that is 60 and older.