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Business/Economic Services
City of Aurora Financial Empowerment Center*
Offers free one-on-one professional financial counseling to low- and moderate-income households in the region
Illinois Small Business Development Center at Waubonsee*
They offer no cost one-on-one coaching and a wide variety of low-cost events and workshops aimed for small business owners and entrepreneurs. They also help in creating a business plan.
National Foundation for Credit Counseling
As the largest and longest-serving nonprofit financial counseling organization in the U.S., its mission is to help all Americans gain control over their finances.
Quad County Urban League (QCUL)*
The Quad County Urban League (QCUL) supports racial justice, civil rights and economic empowerment for African Americans and others within the Quad Counties (DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will) of Illinois.
SCORE*
They provide business information such as buying/selling a business, choosing a bank, understanding credit scores and financial management. They also provide free face to face mentoring with experienced business owners or managers. They also provide with resources and workshops for entrepreneurs or small business.
Thrive Collaborative Center*
Supported by the City’s commitment to foster growth and stability of local social service organizations, it is the first coworking space in the Fox Valley region that focuses on the development of local nonprofits and social entrepreneurs.
Consumer Services
BroadbandSearch
Search your area for the best internet and television providers. BroadbandSearch has put together extensive research on the providers and plans available across the United States.
Consumer Action Website
Learn how to be a safe consumer, what to do when a purchase or service goes wrong, and more.
The Federal Trade Commission
The Federal Trade Commission is an independent agency of the United States government whose principal mission is the enforcement of civil U.S. antitrust law and the promotion of consumer protection.
Illinois Consumer Protection
Learn how to be a safe consumer, what to do when a purchase or service goes wrong, and more.
The Illinois Attorney General
Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s Consumer Protection Division protects Illinois consumers and businesses victimized by fraud, deception, and unfair business practices. The work of the Division is carried out by the following bureaus: Consumer Fraud Bureau, Charitable Trust Bureau, Franchise Bureau, Health Care Bureau, and Military and Veterans Rights Bureau.
Counseling & Mental Health
360 Youth Services*
Their mission is to provide life-changing services to youth through substance use prevention education, counseling, and housing.
Crisis Line of Fox Valley - (630) 966-9393
Provides assistance to persons with a wide variety of needs and concerns, including depression, anxiety, and loneliness. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides a valuable resource for support and information during difficult times. The EAP is a free, voluntary and confidential program that provides problem identification, counseling and referral services for employees and their covered dependents regardless of the health plan chosen.
Family Counseling Service*
FCS provides a wide range of counselling services in Aurora, catering to all ages, from children, to adolescents through to adults and older adults.
Fox Valley Hands of Hope*
Fox Valley Hands of Hope is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing expert support for children, families, and adults who are experiencing grief, loss, or life-threatening illness.
INC Board (A Community Mental Health Funding Alliance)
A unique partnership of seven township community mental health 708 boards working together to maximize planning and funding for the residents in all seven townships for mental health, developmental disability, and substance abuse services.
NAMI-South (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - (800) 273-8255
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Suicide Prevention Services of America
They provide counseling and treatment for a variety of things associated with suicidal ideation. They also have support groups for survivors of suicide, and they provide workshops and training for schools and organizations on suicide prevention and identifying the signs of when someone may have thoughts of suicide.
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Mutual Ground*
They provide comprehensive victim services free of charge. They offer counseling, preventative services and emergency shelter. Mutual Ground is the safe place where people come together to break the cycle of domestic violence and sexual abuse. They answer almost 2,000 calls for help each and every month with 24-hour hotlines staffed by trained Mutual Ground Crisis Intervention Advocates.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline - (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse. Contacts to The Hotline can expect highly-trained, expert advocates to offer free, confidential, and compassionate support, crisis intervention information, education, and referral services in over 200 languages.
Drug & Substance Abuse Counseling
Breaking Free*
Breaking Free is committed to one goal: helping individuals and families live in a community where everyone reaches their full potential. We do this by building strong family foundations and rebuilding those impacted by substance use and other life challenges.
Hope for Tomorrow*
Hope for Tomorrow, Inc. Is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit social services agency that operates four highly-structured, clinically-guided, substance-free homes in Kane County for men suffering from mental health disorders and/or chronic substance use.
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
The organization provides critical programs for over 50,000 Illinois residents each year, including foster care, mental health services, alcohol and drug treatment, affordable senior housing, residential programs for people with developmental disabilities, and services that help families who have been impacted by incarceration.
Education
Adult Literacy Project of Waubonsee Community College*
To strengthen literacy in our community, Waubonsee trains and places volunteers to provide English language tutoring to adults who want to improve their reading, writing and math skills, or learn English. Volunteer tutors work with students on an individual basis, or assist classroom instructors in High School Equivalency (HSE) and English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes.
Changing Children?s Worlds Foundation*
The Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation (CCWF) mission is for every child and adolescent to be supported in positive development by caregivers and professionals within loving, non-violent families and peaceful communities. Through parent groups and educational workshops we strive to promote a sense of community and foster empathy.
Colorin Colorado
Colorin Colorado is a bilingual site for educators and families of English language learners with state-by-state links to ESL and school support services.
Communities in Schools*
The mission of Communities in Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Their services include dropout prevention, mentoring, tutoring, before and after school programs, home visits, food, shelter, clothing, and utilities services.
TheDream.US
TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and success program for DREAMers. They provide financial support to attend one of their partner colleges and are committed to their college completion.
Dominican Literacy Center*
Dominican Literacy Center programs help women learn to read, write, and speak English. They also help immigrant women and men prepare to pass their naturalization test and become new U.S. citizens.
Family Focus*
Family Focus, Inc. offers innovative, community-based programs that help parents, grandparents, and foster and adoptive parents, gain confidence and competence as the primary educators of their children. They provide critical resources and learning opportunities, including free tutorials to learn English for Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese and Korean speakers.
Illinois Adult Learning Hotline

SPARK Aurora*

Two Rivers Head Start*

GCFGlobal
An online reading program for learning English with instructions in Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Portuguese, and other languages.
Illinois Adult Learning Hotline
The ALRC utilizes content expertise and current research to develop and deliver high quality professional development and technical assistance to individuals, programs, and state networks. These services are available to educators through online courses, in-person training, and other activities.
Leaders in Transformational Education*
LITE creates experiential learning sessions for youth to gain skills and knowledge necessary to achieve self-sufficiency and upwardly mobile careers. Their services include education advocacy, case management, assessment, life planning, coaching, and skill training.
Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley*
Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley provides free, one-to-one literacy tutoring to adults in St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Elburn, Campton Township, LaFox, Lily Lake, Wasco, and Wayne, Illinois. Lessons help people learn to read, write, understand, and speak English.
The Merry Tutor*
The Merry Tutor is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free tutoring to K-12 students and offers high school students the opportunity to volunteer as tutors.
SPARK Aurora*
An education initiative of Fox Valley United Way, SPARK (Strong, Prepared and Ready for Kindergarten) connects underserved Aurora families with early education and childcare opportunities that prepare their young children for success in school and life.
Two Rivers Head Start*
The mission of Two Rivers Head Start is to alleviate the effects of poverty by providing education, support services, and opportunities for children, families and communities.
Food Pantries & Nutrition
Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry*
The Aurora Food Pantry is committed to providing nutritious food relief to the community in a humanitarian and compassionate manner.
Feeding Illinois
The mission of Feeding Illinois is to coordinate and support the efforts of its member food banks and their partners serving Illinois in their collective and collaborative efforts to provide access to a healthy and adequate food supply for our Illinois neighbors in need.
Food Pantries
Food Pantries is a directory of Food Banks, Soup Kitchens, and non-profit organizations committed to fighting hunger.
Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry*
To continue the legacy of Marie Wilkinson, the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry is dedicated to meeting the hunger needs of individuals and families in Aurora and surrounding communities by educating, empowering and enlightening people to be self-sustainable through collaborations and partnerships.
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Northern Illinois Food Bank – a proud member of Feeding America – is the source of nutritious food, innovative feeding programs, and hope for a 13-county service area.
Two Rivers Head Start* https://www.trhsa.org/food-pantry/
Two Rivers Head Start Agency operates two Food Pantries which serve residents of Kane County.
Two Rivers Head Start*
Two Rivers Head Start Agency operates two Food Pantries which serve residents of Kane County.
Women Infants and Children
WIC is a food assistance program for Women, Infants, and Children. It helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy.
Healthcare
Aunt Martha's Community Health Center*
Aunt Martha’s reaches beyond traditional medicine, integrating all of the services and resources our patients need into one, seamless experience, including healthcare, financial and social services.
Aurora VA Clinic*
Provides primary care services for veterans in DuPage county and the surrounding western suburbs.
FreeClinics
Free Clinics lists local clinics offering free Dental, Medical, Adult, Women’s, Pediatric and Behavioral Health providers.
Kane County Health Department*
The mission of KCHD is to promote, protect and advocate for health and wellness in the community.
Open Door Health Center
Open Door is an affordable healthcare provider that offers a sliding scale for low income. They also offer pregnancy care, general care, vaccinations and physicals. They take most insurance or no insurance and can serve as primary care.
Planned Parenthood*
Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With or without insurance, you can always visit them for your health care.
Versiti Blood Center*
Versiti is a fusion of donors, scientific curiosity, and precision medicine that recognize the gifts of blood and life are precious. Its services include blood donation, organ/tissue donation, marrow donation, and educational programs.
Visiting Nurses Association (VNA)*
An affordable healthcare provider that offers a sliding scale for low income. They also offer pregnancy care, general care, vaccinations and physicals. They take most insurance or no insurance and can work as a primary care.
Housing
The Aurora Housing Authority*
Providing safe, decent and affordable housing for the people of the City of Aurora. With funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development the AHA provides housing for nearly 2,000 households through the Low Income Public Housing Program, the Project Based Voucher Program and Housing Choice Voucher Program.
Hesed House*
Hesed House’s mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, and give people the chance to hope again.
Housing and Urban Development
Chicago Tribune full-text articles (1985-present).
Housing Action Illinois
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is a Cabinet department in the executive branch of the United States federal government.
Illinois Housing Development Authority
State agency that helps people with modest means find a way to purchase a home for their family.
LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance)
Illinois LIHEAP is a low-income assistance program that is designed to aid eligible households in paying for winter energy services.
The Neighbor Project*
The Neighbor Project (TNP) is a nonprofit, HUD-Certified Housing Counseling Agency dedicated to helping low to moderate income families reduce debt, build credit, save and ultimately buy their first homes.
Rebuilding Together Aurora*
For over 26 years, Rebuilding Together Aurora has provided free critical home repairs for low-income homeowners in Aurora including senior citizens, military veterans, people living with disabilities and families with young children living in unsafe conditions.
Wayside Cross Ministries*
Wayside Cross Ministries is a religious organization that provides restoration and recovery for the impoverished, addicted, and abused.
Lazarus House
Lazarus House helps people in need find the shelter, food and other support services they need to get back on their feet. They serve people who are connected to Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, and western rural Kane County, IL by address, employment, school district or immediate family.
Immigration
APLD offers Immigrations Services.
Thinking about becoming a U.S. citizen and wondering how to get started? Every branch of our library has dedicated Citizenship Corners full of information. Here is what you can expect to find:

-Civics & Citizenship Toolkits (these include civics flash cards, naturalization study guides, civics lessons, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution)
- Civics Flash Cards for the Naturalization Test
-Quick Civics Lessons for the Naturalization Test
-A Guide for New Immigrants
-Applications for Naturalization & related information
-ESL materials
-Programs & classes at the library

…And much more! Ask a librarian for more resources
Job/Career Services
Illinois Department of Employment Security
Provides vital employment services to Illinois residents and employers, analyzes and disseminates actionable Labor Market Information, and administers Unemployment Insurance programs.
Illinois Department of Labor
Promotes and protects the rights, wages, welfare, working conditions, safety and health of Illinois workers, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, color or sexual orientation.
Illinois Worknet Center
Provides employment resources and workshops for job seekers.
Job Now
Provides resume templates as well as live expert feedback, resume and job resources including coaching for job interviews and career.
Waubonsee Community Center Job assistance*
Community members can register to use Waubonsee Career Network to search for jobs and internships.
Do-Over.Me
Provides practical, professional support to anyone seeking meaningful employment, working toward success, as they define it, in their work and in their lives.
Legal Services
American Immigration Lawyer Search
Learn about the challenges, motivations, successes, and failures of historical and contemporary persons.
Boundless
Immigrant Legal Services, Online Citizenship Applications, work and other forms
DuPage County Legal Assistance*
Offers a comprehensive suite of eLearning tools, including live tutoring, expert writing assistance, collaborative learning, targeted skills building, test prep, and self-study options. Live tutors available after school hours, from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
DuPage County Legal Resources*

Fwd.us
Immigration and Criminal Justice Legal Services
Illinois Legal Aid Online*

Kane County Ask a Lawyer Day*

Kane County Lawyer in the Lobby*
https://kanecountybar.org/lawyer-in-the-lobby
Kane County Bar Association Legal Aid Resources*

National Immigration Law Center
Advocates for Immigrant Rights, DACA Policy, Immigrant Health Care, Worker’s Rights, Education and Tax Assistance
Prairie State Legal Services

Court Appointed Special Advocates

Museums
Air Classics Museum of Air and Space
Air Classics chronicles the critical role of aviation and teaches this to the general public and visitors to Chicagoland through its unique exhibits, educational programs, and flight operations.
Aurora Historical Society*
The Aurora Historical Society gives the past a future by collecting, preserving, interpreting, and presenting the rich, diverse history of Aurora and the surrounding area.
Aurora Regional Fire Museum*
The museum features a variety of interactive exhibits designed to educate and engage children, families, and firefighters. We provide tours, present a variety of family-friendly educational programs, and provide a unique space to host events.
SciTech Hands On Museum*
Features STEAM focused inspired learning through creative, interactive activities and educational programs.
Senior Services
Illinois Department on Aging Benefit Access Program
A service for Illinois Seniors including care coordination, food programs, home response services, home repair, employment programs, health assistance programs, and transportation.
Senior Ride Free Program (RTA Chicago)
Provides service to Illinois residents aged 65 or older. Those currently enrolled in the Illinois Department on Aging’s Benefit Access Program are eligible for free transit on fixed routes operated by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra and Pace.
Senior Services Associates*
Provides referral for local to state services and benefits that are available for older adults age 60+. Some of these include homemaker services, adult day services, emergency home response and service assistance in applying for programs.
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) provides grants to qualified agencies and organizations for the dual purpose of engaging persons 55 and older in volunteer service to meet critical community needs and to provide a high-quality experience that will enrich the lives of volunteers.
Covenant Care at Home and in Hospice
Collaborating with hospitals, physicians, and residential care facilities to provide Medicare–certified health care, personal care, and hospice services, Covenant Care at Home focuses on continuity among all medical providers.
Special Needs/Disability
Association for Individual Development*
To empower people with physical, developmental, intellectual and mental health challenges to enjoy lives of dignity and purpose. They provide quality outcomes for individuals served in areas of housing, employment, community integration, health promotion, recovery and crisis prevention.
Bookshare
Provides a customized reading experience for those who have print disabilities and low-vision people. Audio Books, Braille, and Large Type are available.
Celebrate Differences
Offers support for people with disabilities, their families and caregivers.
DayOne Network, INC.
DayOne PACT is a not-for-profit agency that provides service case management, trust and guardianship services for people with disabilities in Illinois.
Fox Valley Special Recreation Association (recreational)*
Provides a diverse range of year-round recreational activities to enable residents with disabilities to experience active, healthy and playful lifestyles. Programs are designed to include opportunities that will enhance skill development and socialization, encourage self-awareness and community exploration, promote independence through personal choice of least restrictive environments, and provide a sense of enjoyment, satisfaction and fulfillment.
Information and Technical Assistance of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Provides access to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations for businesses and State and local governments.
The Joshua Tree Community
A 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit Day Program for non-aggressive Mildly Intellectually Disabled Adults over the age of 22 or are no longer in public education and over the age of 18. Their goal is to provide an underserved community of adults a means to participate in activities that will enrich their lives on a year-round, daily basis.
Relay Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
Illinois Relay is a free service that allows people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, speech-disabled, or deaf-blind to place and receive calls to standard telephone users via a keyboard or assistive device.
Ride-In-Kane Service*
Under Ride in Kane, eligible residents are offered subsidized curb-to-curb transportation available 24 hours-day, 7 days-a-week and 365 days a year. The service area is limited to southern Kane County and the DuPage County section of the City of Aurora. Aurora Township residents, 65 years of age or older or those who are disabled, may qualify for Ride in Kane services.
Valley Sheltered Workshop
Provides job opportunities for those with disabilities.
Voices of Vision Talking Book Center*
Voices of Vision is part of a statewide and national network of libraries which provide the talking book and braille service. It is one of three subregional libraries in Illinois working with the Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to provide this service. Voices of Vision serves eligible readers in a twelve-county area: Boone, Cook (except Chicago), DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, McHenry, and Will counties.
Veterans Services
Aurora Veterans Advisory Council*
Their mission is to advocate for all veterans, of all generations and all conflicts.
Aurora Vets Center*
Provides individual and group counseling for Veterans, service members, and their families as well as bereavement (grief) counseling, military sexual trauma counseling and referral, community outreach and education, substance abuse assessment and referral, employment referral, and more.
DuPage County Veterans Assistance Committee*
Their mission is to provide emergency financial assistance to indigent veterans and their families. To seek first to understand and to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for the veterans of DuPage County, who have served our country honorably, in the Armed Forces of the United States. The VAC also provides non-financial services and seeks to identify and provide for other needs that Veterans and their families may have
Kane County Veterans Assistance Commission*
The Veterans Assistance Commission exists to help veterans access the benefits they earned for serving their country. They provide free assistance in applying for health care, dental insurance, disability compensation, home loan, GI Bill, or State benefits.
Veterans Assistance Commission of Kendall County*
The Veterans Assistance Commission of Kendall County is a one-stop-shop for veteran/military related issues. Our CVSO's are accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs and work for the veterans and their families at no cost to them. Services include assistance with transportation, employment, healthcare, pensions, education, and home loans.
Social Services/Additional Resources
Illinois Department of Human Services
Provides equitable access to social/human services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who they serve.
Illinois Migrant Council
The Illinois Migrant Council (IMC) is a community-based non-profit organization with the primary mission of promoting employment, education, health, housing and other opportunities for migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFW) and their families to achieve economic self-sufficiency and stability.
Poison Control - (800) 222-1222

Project Help
Their mission focuses on empowering parents, nurturing families and strengthening communities by providing home-based parent mentoring services and providing parenting education workshops.
Rita's Ministry*
Their mission is to help offenders reintegrate back into the society as productive citizens, as well as offering support to their families.
Social Security Administration
Apply for benefits such as retirement, disability, and after incarceration transition among others. Also provides information and resources on financial protection and anything related to SSA programming.
Volunteer Fox Valley*
Aurora University and Fox Valley United Way have teamed up to connect volunteers with the organizations that need their help. Volunteer Fox Valley makes it easy for community members, students and businesses to find the perfect match for their talents and passion.

Tax Forms – Federal

1040 & Schedules 1-3

1040 - SR

1040 & 1040-SR Instructions 

Other 1040 Schedules

Tax Forms – State

1040

Other Individual Income Tax Forms & Schedules

City of Aurora Financial Empowerment Center*

They offer free one-on-one professional financial counseling to low- and moderate-income households in the region.

Illinois Small Business Development Center at Waubonsee*

They offer no cost one-on-one coaching and a wide variety of low-cost events and workshops aimed for small business owners and entrepreneurs. They also help in creating a business plan.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling

As the largest and longest-serving nonprofit financial counseling organization in the U.S., its mission is to help all Americans gain control over their finances. 

Quad County Urban League (QCUL)*

The Quad County Urban League (QCUL) supports racial justice, civil rights and economic empowerment for African Americans and others within the Quad Counties (DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will) of Illinois.

SCORE*

They provide business information such as buying/selling a business, choosing a bank, understanding credit scores and financial management. They also provide free face to face mentoring with experienced business owners or managers as well as resources and workshops for entrepreneurs or small business.

Thrive Collaborative Center*

Supported by the City’s commitment to foster growth and stability of local social service organizations, it is the first coworking space in the Fox Valley region that focuses on the development of local nonprofits and social entrepreneurs.

Illinois Department of Employment Security

Provides vital employment services to Illinois residents and employers, analyzes and disseminates actionable labor market Information, and administers Unemployment Insurance programs.

Illinois Department of Labor

Promotes and protects the rights, wages, welfare, working conditions, safety and health of Illinois workers, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, color or sexual orientation.

Illinois Worknet Center 

Provides employment resources and workshops for job seekers.

Job Now

Provides resume templates as well as live expert feedback, resume and job resources including coaching for job interviews and career.

Waubonsee Community Center—Job assistance* 

Community members can register to use Waubonsee Career Network to search for jobs and internships.

Do-Over.Me 

Provides practical, professional support to anyone seeking meaningful employment, working toward success, as they define it, in their work and in their lives. 


BroadbandSearch

  • Search your area for the best internet and television providers. BroadbandSearch has put together extensive research on the providers and plans available across the United States. 

Consumer Action Website

  • Learn how to be a safe consumer, what to do when a purchase or service goes wrong, and more.

The Federal Trade Commission

  • The Federal Trade Commission is an independent agency of the United States government whose principal mission is the enforcement of civil U.S. antitrust law and the promotion of consumer protection.

The Illinois Attorney General

  • Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s Consumer Protection Division protects Illinois consumers and businesses victimized by fraud, deception, and unfair business practices. The work of the Division is carried out by the following bureaus: Consumer Fraud Bureau, Charitable Trust Bureau, Franchise Bureau, Health Care Bureau, and Military and Veterans Rights Bureau.

Illinois Consumer Protection

  • Learn how to be a safe consumer, what to do when a purchase or service goes wrong, and more. 

360 Youth Services*

Their mission is to provide life-changing services to youth through substance use prevention education, counseling, and housing.

Crisis Line of Fox Valley - (630) 966-9393

Provides assistance to persons with a wide variety of needs and concerns, including depression, anxiety, and loneliness. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Employee Assistance Program 

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides support and information during difficult times. The EAP is a free, voluntary and confidential program that provides problem identification, counseling and referral services for employees and their covered dependents regardless of the health plan chosen.

Family Counseling Service*

FCS provides a wide range of counselling services in Aurora, catering to all ages, from children, to adolescents through to adults and older adults. 

Fox Valley Hands of Hope*

Fox Valley Hands of Hope is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing expert support for children, families, and adults who are experiencing grief, loss, or life-threatening illness.

INC Board (A Community Mental Health Funding Alliance)

A unique partnership of seven township community mental health 708 boards working together to maximize planning and funding for mental health, developmental disability, and substance abuse services.

NAMI-South (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - (800) 273-8255

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Suicide Prevention Services of America

They provide counseling and treatment for a variety of things associated with suicidal ideation. They also have support groups for survivors of suicide, and they provide workshops and training for schools and organizations on suicide prevention and identifying the signs of when someone may have thoughts of suicide.


Mutual Ground*

Mutal Ground provides comprehensive victim services free of charge. They offer counseling, preventative services and emergency shelter. Mutual Ground is the safe place where people come together to break the cycle of domestic violence and sexual abuse. They offer 24-hour hotlines staffed by trained Mutual Ground Crisis Intervention Advocates.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline - (800) 799-SAFE (7233)

National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse. Contacts to The Hotline can expect highly-trained, expert advocates to offer free, confidential, and compassionate support, crisis intervention information, education, and referral services in over 200 languages. 


Breaking Free*

Breaking Free is committed to helping individuals and families live in a community where everyone reaches their full potential. They do this by building strong family foundations and rebuilding those impacted by substance use and other life challenges.

Hope for Tomorrow*

Hope for Tomorrow, Inc. Is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit social services agency that operates four highly-structured, clinically-guided, substance-free homes in Kane County for men suffering from mental health disorders and/or chronic substance use.

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

The organization provides critical programs for Illinois residents, including foster care, mental health services, alcohol and drug treatment, affordable senior housing, residential programs for people with developmental disabilities, and services that help families who have been impacted by incarceration. 

Aunt Martha’s Community Health Center*

  • Aunt Martha’s reaches beyond traditional medicine, integrating all of the services and resources our patients need into one, seamless experience, including healthcare, financial and social services.

Aurora VA Clinic*

  • Provides primary care services for veterans in DuPage county and the surrounding western suburbs.

FreeClinics

  • Free Clinics lists local clinics offering free Dental, Medical, Adult, Women’s, Pediatric and Behavioral Health providers.

Kane County Health Department*

  • The mission of KCHD is to promote, protect and advocate for health and wellness in the community.

Open Door Health Center 

  • Open Door is an affordable healthcare provider that offers a sliding scale for low income. They also offer pregnancy care, general care, vaccinations and physicals. They take most insurance or no insurance and can serve as primary care.

Planned Parenthood* 

  • Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With or without insurance, you can always visit them for your health care.

Versiti Blood Center*

  • Versiti is a fusion of donors, scientific curiosity, and precision medicine that recognize the gifts of blood and life are precious. Its services include blood donation, organ/tissue donation, marrow donation, and educational programs.

Visiting Nurses Association (VNA)*

  • An affordable healthcare provider that offers a sliding scale for low income. They also offer pregnancy care, general care, vaccinations and physicals. They take most insurance or no insurance and can work as a primary care. 

Adult Literacy Project of Waubonsee Community College*

To strengthen literacy in our community, Waubonsee trains and places volunteers to provide English language tutoring to adults who want to improve their reading, writing and math skills, or learn English. Volunteer tutors work with students on an individual basis, or assist classroom instructors in High School Equivalency (HSE) and English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes.

Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation*

The Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation (CCWF) mission is for every child and adolescent to be supported in positive development by caregivers and professionals within loving, non-violent families and peaceful communities.

Colorin Colorado

Colorin Colorado is a bilingual site for educators and families of English language learners with state-by-state links to ESL and school support services.

Communities in Schools*

The mission of Communities in Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Their services include dropout prevention, mentoring, tutoring, before and after school programs, home visits, food, shelter, clothing, and utilities services.

TheDream.US

TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and success program for DREAMers. They provide financial support to attend one of their partner colleges and are committed to their college completion.

Dominican Literacy Center*

Dominican Literacy Center programs help women learn to read, write, and speak English. They also help immigrant women and men prepare to pass their naturalization test and become new U.S. citizens.

Family Focus*

Family Focus, Inc. offers innovative, community-based programs that help parents, grandparents, and foster and adoptive parents, gain confidence and competence as the primary educators of their children. They provide critical resources and learning opportunities, including free tutorials to learn English for Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese and Korean speakers. 

GCFGlobal

An online reading program for learning English with instructions in Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Portuguese, and other languages.

Illinois Adult Learning Hotline

The ALRC utilizes content expertise and current research to develop and deliver high quality professional development and technical assistance to individuals, programs, and state networks.

Leaders in Transformational Education*

LITE creates experiential learning sessions for youth to gain skills and knowledge necessary to achieve self-sufficiency and upwardly mobile careers. Their services include education advocacy, case management, assessment, life planning, coaching, and skill training.

Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley*

Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley provides free, one-to-one literacy tutoring to adults in St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Elburn, Campton Township, LaFox, Lily Lake, Wasco, and Wayne, Illinois. Lessons help people learn to read, write, understand, and speak English.

The Merry Tutor*

The Merry Tutor is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free tutoring to K-12 students and offers high school students the opportunity to volunteer as tutors.

SPARK Aurora*

An education initiative of Fox Valley United Way, SPARK (Strong, Prepared and Ready for Kindergarten) connects underserved Aurora families with early education and childcare opportunities that prepare their young children for success in school and life.

Two Rivers Head Start*

The mission of Two Rivers Head Start is to alleviate the effects of poverty by providing education, support services, and opportunities for children, families and communities. 

Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry*

The Aurora Food Pantry is committed to providing nutritious food relief to the community in a humanitarian and compassionate manner.

Feeding Illinois

The mission of Feeding Illinois is to coordinate and support the efforts of its member food banks and their partners serving Illinois in their collective and collaborative efforts to provide access to a healthy and adequate food supply for our Illinois neighbors in need.

Food Pantries

A directory of food banks, soup kitchens, and non-profit organizations committed to fighting hunger.

Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry*

The Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry is dedicated to meeting the hunger needs of individuals and families in Aurora and surrounding communities by educating, empowering and enlightening people to be self-sustainable through collaborations and partnerships.

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Northern Illinois Food Bank – a proud member of Feeding America – is the source of nutritious food, innovative feeding programs, and hope for a 13-county service area.

Two Rivers Head Start*

Operates two food pantries which serves residents of Kane County.

Women Infants and Children

WIC is a food assistance program for Women, Infants, and Children. It helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy. 

Air Classics Museum of Air and Space 

Air Classics chronicles the critical role of aviation and teaches this to the general public and visitors to Chicagoland through its unique exhibits, educational programs, and flight operations.

Aurora Historical Society*  

The Aurora Historical Society gives the past a future by collecting, preserving, interpreting, and presenting the rich, diverse history of Aurora and the surrounding area.

Aurora Regional Fire Museum*  

The museum features a variety of interactive exhibits designed to educate and engage children, families, and firefighters.

SciTech Hands On Museum*

Features STEAM focused inspired learning through creative, interactive activities and educational programs. 

The Aurora Housing Authority* 

  • Providing safe, decent and affordable housing for the people of the City of Aurora. With funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development the AHA provides housing for nearly 2,000 households through the Low Income Public Housing Program, the Project Based Voucher Program and Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Hesed House*

  • Hesed House’s mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, and give people the chance to hope again.

Housing and Urban Development

  • The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is a Cabinet department in the executive branch of the United States federal government.

Housing Action Illinois

  • Services include housing counseling agencies, homeless service providers, developers of affordable housing, and policymakers.

Illinois Housing Development Authority

  • State agency that helps people with modest means find a way to purchase a home for their family. 

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance)

  • Illinois LIHEAP is a low-income assistance program that is designed to aid eligible households in paying for winter energy services.

The Neighbor Project*

  • The Neighbor Project (TNP) is a nonprofit, HUD-Certified Housing Counseling Agency dedicated to helping low to moderate income families reduce debt, build credit, save and ultimately buy their first homes.

Rebuilding Together Aurora*

  • For over 26 years, Rebuilding Together Aurora has provided free critical home repairs for low-income homeowners in Aurora including senior citizens, military veterans, people living with disabilities and families with young children living in unsafe conditions.

Wayside Cross Ministries*

  • Wayside Cross Ministries is a religious organization that provides restoration and recovery for the impoverished, addicted, and abused.

Lazarus House

  • Lazarus House helps people in need find the shelter, food and other support services they need to get back on their feet. They serve people who are connected to Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, and western rural Kane County, IL by address, employment, school district or immediate family.   

Thinking about becoming a U.S. citizen and wondering how to get started? Every branch of our library has dedicated Citizenship Corners full of information. Here is what you can expect to find:

  • Civics & Citizenship Toolkits (these include civics flash cards, naturalization study guides, civics lessons, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution)
  • Civics Flash Cards for the Naturalization Test
  • Quick Civics Lessons for the Naturalization Test
  • A Guide for New Immigrants
  • Applications for Naturalization & related information
  • ESL materials
  • Programs & classes at the library
  • …And much more! Ask a librarian for more resources

Click here to learn more.


American Immigration Lawyer Search

Boundless  

Immigrant legal services, online citizenship applications, work and other forms

DuPage County Legal Assistance* 

DuPage County Legal Resources*

Fwd.us

Immigration and criminal justice legal services

Illinois Legal Aid Online*

Kane County Ask a Lawyer Day*

Kane County Lawyer in the Lobby*

Kane County Bar Association Legal Aid Resources*

National Immigration Law Center

Advocates for Immigrant Rights, DACA Policy, Immigrant Health Care, Worker’s Rights, Education and Tax Assistance

Prairie State Legal Services

Court Appointed Special Advocates

Association for Individual Development* 

  • To empower people with physical, developmental, intellectual and mental health challenges to enjoy lives of dignity and purpose. They provide quality outcomes for individuals served in areas of housing, employment, community integration, health promotion, recovery and crisis prevention.

Bookshare 

  • Provides a customized reading experience for those who have print disabilities and low-vision people. Audio Books, Braille, and Large Type are available.

Celebrate Differences

  • Offers support for people with disabilities, their families and caregivers.

DayOne Network, INC. 

  • DayOne PACT is a not-for-profit agency that provides service case management, trust and guardianship services for people with disabilities in Illinois.

Fox Valley Special Recreation Association (recreational)* 

  • Provides a diverse range of year-round recreational activities to enable residents with disabilities to experience active, healthy and playful lifestyles. Programs are designed to include opportunities that will enhance skill development and socialization, encourage self-awareness and community exploration, promote independence through personal choice of least restrictive environments, and provide a sense of enjoyment, satisfaction and fulfillment.

Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act

  • Provides access to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations for businesses as well as tate and local governments.

The Joshua Tree Community

  • A 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit Day Program for non-aggressive Mildly Intellectually Disabled Adults over the age of 22 or are no longer in public education and over the age of 18.  Their goal is to provide an underserved community of adults a means to participate in activities that will enrich their lives on a year-round, daily basis.

Relay Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

  • Illinois Relay is a free service that allows people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, speech-disabled, or deaf-blind to place and receive calls to standard telephone users via a keyboard or assistive device.

Ride-In-Kane Service*

  • Under Ride in Kane, eligible residents are offered subsidized curb-to-curb transportation available 24 hours-day, 7 days-a-week and 365 days a year. The service area is limited to southern Kane County and the DuPage County section of the City of Aurora. Aurora Township residents, 65 years of age or older or those who are disabled, may qualify for Ride in Kane services.

Valley Sheltered Workshop 

  • Provides job opportunities for those with disabilities.

Voices of Vision Talking Book Center*

  • Voices of Vision is part of a statewide and national network of libraries which provide talking book and braille service. Voices of Vision serves eligible readers in a twelve-county area: Boone, Cook (except Chicago), DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, McHenry, and Will counties. 

Illinois Department on Aging Benefit Access Program

A service for Illinois Seniors including care coordination, food programs, home response services, home repair, employment programs, health assistance programs, and transportation.

Senior Ride Free Program (RTA Chicago)

Provides service to Illinois residents aged 65 or older. Those currently enrolled in the Illinois Department on Aging’s Benefit Access Program are eligible for free transit on fixed routes operated by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra and Pace.

Senior Services Associates*

Provides referral for local to state services and benefits that are available for older adults age 60+. Some of these include homemaker services, adult day services, emergency home response and service assistance in applying for programs.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) 

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) provides grants to qualified agencies and organizations for the dual purpose of engaging persons 55 and older in volunteer service to meet critical community needs and to provide a high-quality experience that will enrich the lives of volunteers.

Covenant Care at Home and in Hospice

Collaborating with hospitals, physicians, and residential care facilities to provide Medicare–certified health care, personal care, and hospice services, Covenant Care at Home focuses on continuity among all medical providers. 

Aurora Veterans Advisory Council*

Their mission is to advocate for all veterans, of all generations and all conflicts.

Aurora Vets Center*

Provides individual and group counseling for Veterans, service members, and their families as well as bereavement (grief) counseling, military sexual trauma counseling and referral, community outreach and education, substance abuse assessment and referral, employment referral, and more.

DuPage County Veterans Assistance Committee*

Their mission is to provide emergency financial assistance to indigent veterans and their families. The VAC also provides non-financial services and seeks to identify and provide for other needs that Veterans and their families may have.

Kane County Veterans Assistance Commission* 

The Veterans Assistance Commission exists to help veterans access the benefits they earned for serving their country. They provide free assistance in applying for health care, dental insurance, disability compensation, home loan, GI Bill, or State benefits.

Veterans Assistance Commission of Kendall County*

The Veterans Assistance Commission of Kendall County is a one-stop-shop for veteran/military related issues. Services include assistance with transportation, employment, healthcare, pensions, education, and home loans. 


ALIVE Center

  • Our Mission is to be a teen-led, teen-driven center focused on empowering the youth of today to become the impassioned, resilient leaders of tomorrow.

Illinois Department of Human Services

  • Provides equitable access to social/human services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who they serve.

Illinois Migrant Council 

  • The Illinois Migrant Council (IMC) is a community-based non-profit organization with the primary mission of promoting employment, education, health, housing and other opportunities for migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFW) and their families to achieve economic self-sufficiency and stability.

Poison Control: (800) 222-1222

Project Help 

  • Their mission focuses on empowering parents, nurturing families and strengthening communities by providing home-based parent mentoring services and providing parenting education workshops.

Rita’s Ministry* 

  • Their mission is to help offenders reintegrate back into the society as productive citizens, as well as offering support to their families.

Social Security Administration

  • Apply for benefits such as retirement, disability, and after incarceration transition among others. Also provides information and resources on financial protection and anything related to SSA programming.

Volunteer Fox Valley*

  • Aurora University and Fox Valley United Way have teamed up to connect volunteers with the organizations that need their help. Volunteer Fox Valley makes it easy for community members, students and businesses to find the perfect match for their talents and passion.