PO Box 1390
Elgin, IL - 60121
PO Box 1390
Elgin, IL - 60121
Whether you need help because you find yourself in an economic crisis or need shelter due to homelessness, you can call the Community Crisis Center at 847-697-2380 to talk to a professional counselor who will help you do this in a confidential setting, or walk-in for in person services. In the Economic Crisis Program, there are 4 different groups of programs.
Economic Crisis Shelter Emergency shelter for women and their children needing a safe place to stay - If you don't have a place to call home, please call us. We have a 40-bed shelter for women and their children. Everyone deserves to have a safe place to sleep, eat, and plan. A case manager will work with you while you are here to help you make a service plan for you and your children. This program provides room and board with meals, and 24-hour case management, counseling, and material assistance to those women and children who are in crisis and homeless. Economic Crisis Program The Economic Crisis Program is for those clients who are either residing in the shelter or for people in the community who find themselves in an economic crisis. This program provides case management, counseling, financial counseling, emergency assistance, and financial assistance. Emergency assistance consists of food referrals to area food pantries and soup kettles, clothing referrals, emergency food, and other material assistance as available. Financial assistance consists of rent/mortgage or utility assistance to those in the community who are in danger of losing their housing due to overdue bills or eviction notices, as well as for those who are transitioning from homelessness. Eligibility is based on available funds. Appointments are necessary to determine eligibility. Adult Transitional living Programs (TLP) Transitional Living Programs are available through the Community Crisis Center. The Adult TLP focuses on housing assistance to homeless women and children ages 18 and over. The homeless adult program focuses on providing housing assistance to women and children who are transitioning out of the Community Crisis Center’s shelter. Services available in the transitional living programs include case management, counseling, mentoring relationships, client transportation, material assistance, and a rent subsidy. Adult and Youth Outreach Programs The Outreach Programs: Homeless clients who are not in the emergency shelter or transitional living program are served through the Outreach Program. Outreach case managers meet with the homeless either at the Community Crisis Center, at Pads, the area Soup Kettles, or a local church that provides homeless services. Services include: outreach, case management, counseling, mentoring relationships, transportation assistance, other material assistance, and rent assistance.