Quick Links - Family Issues

Administration on Aging
Location: Washington, DC; Chicago, IL
Website: www.aoa.gov
Phone: 202.619.0724
AoA is the Federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons and their concerns.
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All Treatment, Inc.
Location: Seattle, WA
Website: www.alltreatment.com
Phone: 206.659.8149
Helps individuals and families find information on addiction and addiction recovery. Lists treatment centers by state and city. Provides information on various drugs and current trends. A substance abuse information database and a nationwide rehab network.
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Asbury Child Care Center
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.933.4749
Provides child care for children six weeks of age to twelve years of age. Accepts subsidy clients.
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Aunt Martha's Iroquois County Community Health Center
Location: Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.432.3507
Health Clinic open on Mondays from 9-3.
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Aunt Martha's Kankakee Community Health Center
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.928.6222
Provides family health care to those uninsured, underinsured, or receiving public aid including KidCare Family Program and All Kids.
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Aunt Martha's Youth Service Center, Inc.
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.AuntMarthas.org
Phone: 815.937.0100
Counseling center provides comprehensive, community-based programs for children, youth, and families, encouraging them to become self-sufficient members of the community.
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Birthright of Kankakee
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.birthright.org
Phone: 815.937.5881
Operates a walk-in crisis pregnancy center weekdays from 12pm-4pm. Arranges professional pregnancy tests without charge and provides medical, legal, and adoption information and referrals.
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Bourbonnais Friendship Festival
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.bourbonnaisfriendshipfestival.com
Phone: 815.933.4444
Typically held in June each year and celebrates family fun with amusement rides,parade,and activites.
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Bourbonnais Public Library District
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.bourbonnaislibrary.org
Phone: 815.933.1727
Provides library services for area residents.
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Bourbonnais Township Park District
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.btpd.org
Phone: 815.933.9905
Provides recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities for area residents and a children's museum.
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Bourbonnais, Village of
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.villageofbourbonnais.com
Phone: 815.937.3570
Bourbonnais is located off I-57 in Kankakee County.
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Boy Scouts of America, Rainbow Council
Location: Morris, IL
Website: www.rcscouts.org/
Phone: 815.942.4450
Provides an educational outdoor program to youth through local community initiatives.
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Bradley Public Library District
Location: Bradley, IL
Website: www.bradleylibrary.org
Phone: 815.932.6245
Provides library services for area residents.
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Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See
Location: Manteno, IL
Website: www.campshaw.org
Phone: 815.933.3011
Provides outdoor and camping opportunities.
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Carl, Jo Ellen, L.C.P.C.
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Phone: 815.933.7887
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.
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Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: catholiccharitiesjoliet.org
Phone: 815.933.7791
Provides emergency services and homelessness prevention, Horizons Transitional Housing, counseling and addiction services, case management, and senior services.
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Central Citizens' Library District
Location: Clifton, IL
Website: www.ccld.org
Phone: 815.694.2800
Contracts with Central Community School District #4 for space and use of the jointly-supported collection and service program.
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CHADD- Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder
Location: Landover, MD
Website: www.chadd.org
Phone: 301.306.7070
National non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD.
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Child & Adolescent Local Area Network #24/ Iroquois County
Location: Paxton, IL; Gilman, IL
Phone: 815.265.8601
C&A LAN #24 - Community-based partnership helping children and families utilize local resources through agency networking and collaboration.
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Child & Adolescent Local Area Network #26/ Kankakee County
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.936.4633
C&A LAN #26 - Community-based partnership helping children and families utilize local resources through agency networking and collaboration.
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Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
Location: Evanston, IL
Website: http://www.bpkids.org
Phone: 847.492.8519
A parent-led, not-for-profit, Web-based membership organization of families raising children diagnosed with, or at risk for, pediatric bipolar disorder.
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Child and Family Connections
Location: Kankakee, IL; Danville, IL
Phone: 815.937.3847
In Kankakee and Iroquois counties, the starting point for referral of all children under the age of three years to Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for early intervention, and developmental screenings.
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Child Care Resource & Referral
Location: Joliet, IL
Website: www.childcarehelp.com
Phone: 815.741.1163
Child Care Resource & Referral offers a variety of services to families, child care providers, and communities. Their mission is to promote and facilitate affordable, quality child care through assistance, education and advocacy in Will, Grundy, Kendall and Kankakee counties.
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Child Care Resource Service
Location: Urbana, IL
Phone: 217.333.3252
State child care resource and referral agency assisting parents in locating child care and helping eligible families receive assistance when paying for child care in east central Illinois.
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Child Network
Location: Bradley, IL
Website: www.childnetwork.org
Phone: 815.936.7372
Umbrella agency dedicated to advocacy for neglected and physically and sexually abused children. The agency houses two programs: Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) of Kankakee County and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Kankakee County.
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Cissna Park Community Library
Location: Cissna Park, IL
Website: www.cissnapark.k12.il.us
Phone: 815.457.2452
Addresses the educational, recreational, and informational needs of the residents of the library district.
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Clifton Public Library
Location: Clifton, IL
Website: www.cliftonlibrary.info/
Phone: 815.694.2069
Public library serving the town of Clifton, Illinois.
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Community Resource & Counseling Center
Location: Paxton, IL
Phone: 217.379.4302 Crisis line: 217.384.4390
Promotes families in their struggle to be strong and healthy by pooling together community resources and providing tools essential in family building.
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Compassionate Friends, Greater Kankakee Area Chapter #2115
Location: Bourbonnais, IL; Oakbrook, IL
Website: www.compassionatefriends.org
Phone: 815.295.0291
A national not-for-profit, self-help organization that offers friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child.
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Dotson, Julie, M.A., L.C.P.C.
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Phone: 815.933.7887
Julie Dotson, L.C.P.C. and N.C.C., is dedicated to providing competent, ethical, and empathetic mental health care.
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Dynamo Soccer
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: http://dynamosoccer.org
Dynamo Soccer is a recreational league for children ages 5-14 that operates from mid-Juy to mid-October.
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East Central Illinois Community Action Agency
Location: Gilman, IL; Danville, IL
Website: http://www.comaction.org/
Phone: 815.265.4685
Helps low-income families to receive assistance, which helps them to overcome a crisis or take steps to move toward self-sufficiency. Has Iroquois County Head Start information.
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Easter Seals of MidEastern Illinois
Location: Bradley, IL
Website: www.joliet.easterseals.com
Phone: 815.932.0623
Provides medical rehabilitation, therapies, and summer day camps for disabled children. Hosts a monthly parent support group and provides information and referrals.
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Edward Chipman Library, Momence
Location: Momence, IL
Website: edwardchipman.lib.il.us/
Phone: 815.472.2581
Public library providing a variety of programs.
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Equip for Equality
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: www.equipforequality.org
Phone: 312.341.0022
A not-for-profit entity to implement the federal protection and advocacy system. It provides self-advocacy assistance, legal services, education, public policy advocacy, and systems monitoring.
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Family Education Network
Location: Boston, MA
Website: http://www.fen.com/
Phone: 617.542.6500
Internet learning and information resource for parents, teachers, and kids with practical guidance and grade specific information.
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Focus - Human Resource Development
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Phone: 815.939.4232
Dr. Erwin J. Baukus, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
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Fossil Ridge Public Library District
Location: Braidwood, IL
Website: www.fossilridge.org
Phone: 815.458.2187
Library district to residents of Reed, Custer, Essex, and Salina Townships.
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Garden of Prayer Youth Center
Location: Momence, IL; Kankakee, IL; Aroma Park, IL; Kankakee, IL
Website: www.gopyouthcenter.org
Phone: 815.472.2490
Provides year round structured educational and recreational programs and activities that enhance personal development, dignity, pride, self-esteem, and self-worth.
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Gilman-Danforth District Library
Location: Gilman, IL
Website: http://www.ltls.org/gin.html
Phone: 815.265.7522
Public Library Services.
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Girl Scouts - Green Meadows Council
Location: Urbana, IL
Phone: 217.328.5112
Inspires girls with the highest ideas of character, conduct, patriotism, and service that they may become happy and resourceful citizens.
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Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
Location: Joliet, IL; Bourbonnais, IL
Phone: 815.933.9914
Provides girls in Kankakee County with opportunities to develop their potential and have fun with their peers in a supportive, all-girl setting.
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Girls & Boys Town USA
Website: www.girlsandboystown.org
Can access more than 50,000 agencies to help you, no matter where you are, if you are experiencing: suicidal thoughts, depression, school/parenting/relationship problems, run away, physical/sexual/emotional abuse, chemical dependency, anger.
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Grant Park Library
Location: Grant Park, IL
Phone: 815.465.6047
Library Services.
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Habitat for Humanity Kankakee County
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.kankakeehabitat.org
Phone: 815.802.0225
A branch of Habitat for Humanity International.
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Harbor House
Location: Kankakee, IL; Watseka, IL
Website: www.harborhousedv.org
Phone: Office: 815.932.5814 Crisis: 815.932.5800
Provides services to victims of domestic violence and their children in Kankakee and Iroquois counties including emergency shelter, transitional housing, 24-hour hotline, court advocacy, group and individual counseling, referrals, domestic violence education classes, and community education.
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Hospice of Kankakee Valley
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.HKVCares.org
Phone: 815.939.4141 (24 hour patient and family services phone)
Provides compassionate physical, emotional, spiritual, and social support for individuals living with terminal illness and their families. Also hosts a variety of grief support groups - open to the community - for adults, children, and teenagers.
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Illinois Children's Mental Health Partnership
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: http://icmhp.org/
Phone: 312.516.5569
ICMHP is a statewide group of individuals working to provide easier access to programs and services that meet the mental health needs of Illinois children and their families.
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Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Location: Chicago, IL; Springfield, IL; Kankakee, IL
Website: www.state.il.us/dcfs
Phone: 815.939.8140
Provides child welfare services in Illinois.
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Illinois Department of Employment Security
Website: http://www.ides.illinois.gov
Phone: 800.244.5631
Provides employment services for the jobless as well as the under-employed, matching employer labor needs with the skills of job seekers.
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Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services - Public Aid
Location: Kankakee, IL; Springfield, IL
Website: www.hfs.illinois.gov
Phone: 815.939.4544
Determines eligibility for and provides legislatively mandated assistance for food stamps, Medicaid, temporary assistance to needy families, and assistance to the aged, blind, and disabled who reside in Kankakee and Iroquois counties.
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Illinois Department of Human Services - Family Community Resource Center
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.939.4544
DHS can help you and your family meet your basic needs. We offer a range of services to help you become healthy and self-sufficient. Services include: Cash, Food, Child Care, Housing Health & Medical, Pregnancy & Parenting Developmental Disability, Disability & Rehabilitation Mental Health, Addiction Youth Services Housing
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Illinois Department of Human Services - Office of Rehabilitation Services
Location: Kankakee, IL; Danville, IL
Website: http://www.dhs.state.il.us/ors/
Phone: 815.939.4422
Provides rehabilitation services to severely disabled, physically or mentally impaired citizens who cannot obtain gainful employment.
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Illinois Fatherhood Initiative
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: www.4fathers.org
Phone: 312.795.8631
A volunteer-led organization that seeks to promote responsible fathering and helps equip men to become better fathers and father figures.
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Illinois Hunger Coalition
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: http://www.ilhunger.org/
Phone: 312.629.9580
A statewide membership organization that works to alleviate hunger through education, networking, advocacy, and empowerment activities.
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Illinois Secretary of State - Jesse White
Location: Springfield, IL
Website: http://www.sos.state.il.us/
Phone: 217.782.2201
Issues driver licenses and registers vehicles. Promotes organ donation awareness, oversees the Illinois State Library, and administers the state's literacy efforts.
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Iroquois County Early Intervention Program
Location: Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.432.5288 x29
Provides services to children from birth to three with developmental delays.
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Iroquois County Fair
Location: Crescent City, IL
Website: www.iroquoiscofair.com
County 4-H and Agricultural Fair
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Iroquois Memorial Hospice
Location: Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.432.0185
Provides special care and support services to people with a limited life expectancy and their families. Serves persons in Iroquois, Ford, and parts of Livingston and Vermillion counties.
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Joliet Junior College
Location: Joliet, IL
Website: www.jjc.edu
Phone: 815.729.9020
A comprehensive community college offering pre-baccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university; occupational education leading directly to employment; adult education and literacy programs; work force and workplace development services; and support services to help students succeed.
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K3 Kids Play
Website: http://www.dynamosoccer.org/K3KidsPlay.html
Web site with links to local activities for children and families.
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Kankakee Chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
Phone: 815.932.2845
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through support, education, and advocacy. Meets monthly at St. John United Church of Christ, 1045 W River Street, Kankakee, IL 60901.
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Kankakee Community College
Location: Kankakee, IL; Kankakee, IL
Website: www.kcc.edu
Phone: 815.802.8100
A two-year, fully accredited institution of higher education located in Kankakee, Illinois.
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Kankakee Community College Parent Training Initiative
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.802.8311
Offers specialized courses, workshops, support groups, and home visits to enrolled adults who have an open DCFS case and live in Kankakee County.
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Kankakee County Community Services, Inc.
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: http://www.kccsi-cap.org
Phone: 815.933.7883
Nonprofit community action agency that works to alleviate the effects of poverty on low-income families, and/or individuals in Kankakee County. Provides programs to help people become more self-sufficient.
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Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Location: Manteno, IL
Website: www.visitkankakeecounty.com
Phone: 815.935.7390
Tourist information center and tourist information radio station WTKC 91.1 FM. A convention and visitors bureau promoting meetings and tour bus destinations.
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Kankakee County Fair & Exposition
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: http://www.kankakeefair.org
Phone: 815.932.6714
An annual county event featuring 4-H exhibits, livestock judging, agriculture, and many other exhibits.
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Kankakee County Health Department
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.kankakeehealth.org
Phone: 815.802.9400
Provides public health services that protect, maintain, and promote the bio-psycho-social health and well-being of the community.
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Kankakee County Housing Authority
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.kchail.com
Phone: 815.939.7125
Provides low income housing for adults, seniors, and the disabled, Section 8 housing for those meeting HUD guidelines, and family self-sufficiency and homeownership programs.
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Kankakee County Museum
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.Kankakeecountymuseum.com
Phone: 815.932.5279
The Museum complex offers a variety of exhibits and activities for all ages.
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Kankakee Public Library
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.kankakee.lib.il.us
Phone: 815.939.4564
Developed and maintains an outstanding collection of books, other materials, and electronic resources reflecting Kankakee's diversity.
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Kankakee River State Park
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.stateparks.com
Phone: 815.933.1383
Kankakee River State Park offers you its proud heritage in an unspoiled setting consisting of approximately 4,000 acres along the banks of the Kankakee River.
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Kankakee River Valley Fishing Derby
Website: http://www.kankakeefishingderby.com
Phone: 815.937.4165
Sponsored by the Northern Illinois Angler's Association, it is Illinois' largest fishing derby with over 1/4 million dollars in prizes.
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Kankakee River Valley Forest Preserve District
Location: Aroma Park, IL
Website: www.krvfpd.org
Phone: 815.935.5630
Preserves and protects open space such as forest, prairie, and wetlands; restores natural habitat; and provides educational programs.
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Kankakee River Valley Regatta Races and River Festival
Website: http://www.visitkankakeecounty.com
Phone: 815.932.4411
Competition and thrills can be found at the Kankakee River Valley Regatta Races which includes a broad selection of inboard and outboard engines and countless hull configurations.
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Kankakee Rotary Club
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: http://www.kankakeerotary.com
Phone: 815.939.4472
An organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
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Kankakee Township
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.932.6317
Provides general and emergency assistance to residents of Kankakee Township.
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Kankakee Valley Park District
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.kvpd.com
Phone: 815.939.1311
Exists to acquire, develop, and maintain parks; promote the conservation of natural and historical resources; and provide recreation facilities, programs, and services for the benefit of all district residents.
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Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.kvso.org
Phone: 815.933.3119
Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra; season tickets available.
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Limestone Township Library
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.limestonelibrary.org
Phone: 815.939.1696
Provides summer reading program, story times, youth puppet troupe, Project Soar materials for childcare providers, youth advisory club, Internet availability, copy/fax, check out books, audios, videos, magazines, and CD-ROMS.
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Loda Township Library
Location: Loda, IL
Phone: 217.386.2783
Public library.
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Manteno Public Library District
Location: Manteno, IL
Website: www.manteno.lib.il.us
Phone: 815.468.3323
Lending of library materials: books, periodicals, videos, recorded books, reference searches. Children's programs: summer reading programs, pre-school storytime. Public internet access.
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Mental Health Center of Champaign County, Inc.
Location: Champaign, IL
Website: http://www.mhcenter.org/
Phone: 217.398.8080 Crisis line: 217.359.4141
Assists youth between the ages of 14-21 who are homeless or near homeless, including youth who are pregnant or parenting, in seeking employment, continuing education, and a secure, safe, and stable living environment. The program serves Champaign, Ford, and Iroquois counties.
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Milford District Library
Location: Milford, IL
Website: http://www.ltls.org/min.html
Phone: 815.889.4722
Provides library services.
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Milford Swimming Pool
Location: Milford, IL
Phone: 815.889.5287
Community Swimming Pool.
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Momence Community Unit School District #1
Location: Momence, IL
Website: www.momence.k12.il.us/
Phone: 815.472.3501
Kankakee County Public School District #1.
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Momence Park District
Location: Momence, IL
Phone: 815.472.2670
Activities and facilities include fishing, bandstand, pavilion with grill, field house, and boat dock.
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National Alliance for the Mentally Ill - Kankakee County
Location: Bradley, IL; Kankakee, IL
Website: http://kankakee.nami.org
Phone: 815.933.6871
Support group for family members, family-to-family education, and support for consumers of mental health services. NAMI Connection sponsors recovery support group meetings for adults with mental illness.
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National Association for Down Syndrome
Location: Wilmette, IL
Website: www.nads.org
Phone: 630.325.9112
Support group for parents who have children and adults with Down Syndrome.
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National Center for Fathering
Location: Kansas City , MO
Website: www.fathers.com
Phone: 913.384.4661
Offers insights, information, and training on fathering issues.
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National Domestic Violence Hotline
Location: Austin, TX; Springfield, IL
Website: www.ndvh.org
Phone: 512.794.1133
Provides a hotline database of more than 4,000 shelters.
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Oak Orthopedic Sports Arena
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.oakorthoarena.com
Phone: 815.939.1946
Features an NHL rink, state-of-the-art fitness center, Game Zone arcade, Advanced Pro Shop, Ice Cafe Concessions, and four private party/meeting rooms.
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Oakside Clinic (Riverside Behavioral Services)
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.933.2240
Provides confidential counseling services to individuals of all ages including children.
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Olivet Nazarene University
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.olivet.edu
Phone: 815.939.5011
A fully accredited liberal arts university offering bachelor's and master's degrees.
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Onarga Public Library
Location: Onarga, IL
Website: http://www.ltls.org/onn.html
Phone: 815.268.7626
Serves children and adults in the communities of Onarga and Thawville and surrounding rural areas.
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Onarga Swimming Pool
Location: Onarga, IL
Phone: 815.268.4397
Community Swimming Pool.
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One Hope United
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.onehopeunited.org
Phone: 815.932.1695
Child welfare agency which provides support and counseling to DCFS-referred clients. Services include family preservation and relative foster care. Provide individual and family counseling, placement services and foster care.
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Parent and Teachers Association
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: www.pta.org
Not-for-profit association of parents, educators, students, and other citizens active in their schools and communities.
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Parenting 24/7
Website: www.parenting247.org
Parenting 24/7 is a project of the University of Illinois Extension at Urbana-Champaign.
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Parents Are Linked with Schools
Location: Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.432.6895
Dedicated to providing families with young children's services that will promote the parent-child relationship and foster their child's development and learning.
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Parkland College
Location: Champaign, IL
Website: www.parkland.edu
Phone: 217.351.2200
A comprehensive community college dedicated to providing high-quality programs and services to its students.
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Partners In Parenting (Herscher School District)
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.933.2243
Early childhood services available to expectant parents and parents of children from birth to five who reside in the Herscher School District.
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Pembroke Township Library
Location: St. Anne, IL
Phone: 815.944.8609
Library Services.
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Piper City Public Library
Location: Piper City, IL
Website: http://www.ltls.org/pcn.html
Phone: 815.686.9234
A member of the Lincoln Trail Libraries System offering free public library services.
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Play Palz 101
Location: Kankakee, IL; Bourbonnais, IL; Chebanse, IL
Website: www.playpalz101.com
Phone: 815.939.0101
Provides care for children ages six weeks - 12 years including special needs children. Full time nursing staff. AM and PM Preschool.
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Pledge for Life Partnership
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.pledgeforlife.org
Phone: 815.936.4606
A coalition of committed individuals and organizations that mobilize public and private resources and initiatives to improve the quality of life for area residents. Specific efforts are made to promote responsible behavior and healthy lifestyle choices through life-long learning. Each April the Partnership promotes Alcohol Awareness Month. Initiatives include the Life Education Center Programs and the KAN-I HELP Information Network. The PfL Partnership is a co-sponsor of the Kankakee County Volunteer Recognition Luncheon.
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Prairie Center Health Systems, Inc.
Location: Urbana, IL
Phone: 217.328.4500 ext. 116
A state-funded program designed to educate young adults age 15-25, their families, and communities to the dangers of club drugs and Methamphetamine.
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Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.pslegal.org
Phone: 815.935.2750
Not-for-profit corporation that provides free legal help to senior citizens and low-income persons.
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River Valley Pregnancy Resource Center
Location: Bradley, IL
Website: www.rivervalleyprc.org
Phone: 815.802.9917
A nonprofit interdenominational, life-affirming, Pro-Life pregnancy help organization committed to providing pregnancy resources that will empower stronger families.
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River Valley Special Recreation Association
Location: Bradley, IL
Website: www.rivervalleysra.com
Phone: 815.933.7336
Provides recreation programs and events for people with special needs or developmental disabilities. Represents Kankakee Valley, Bourbonnais Township and Limestone Park Districts.
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Riverside's New Life Center
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.935.5433
Provides family planning, education, and healthcare services for women in their childbearing years.
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Rural Development (USDA)
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/il/index.html
Phone: 815.937.8940 ext. 4
Provides low income families with the opportunity to acquire, build, rehabilitate, improve, or relocate dwellings in rural areas.
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Salvation Army
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: http://www.salvationarmyusa.org
Phone: 815.933.8421
Programs include emergency family shelter, free lunch, and emergency food pantry.
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Shapiro Developmental Center
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.939.8011
Shapiro Developmental Center is a center for developmentally disabled adults run by the State of Illinois.
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Sheldon Public Library District
Location: Sheldon, IL
Website: http://www.ltls.org/shn.html
Phone: 815.429.3521
Library Services.
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Social Security Administration
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.ssa.gov
Phone: 855.807.8801
Provides advice and assistance to inquiries, claimants, and beneficiaries regarding any Social Security matter.
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South Pointe Youth for Christ
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.spyfc.org
Phone: 815.935.2020
Provides outreach programs and programs geared toward young people in the urban setting. Includes "Campus Life and "City Life" programs.
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Starfish Family Homes
Website: www.starfishhomes.org
Provides care for foster children and serves abused and neglected children in Kankakee County. A 501c3 Not for Profit Organization.
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STARNET
Location: Macomb, IL; Oak Forest, IL
Website: www.starnet.org
Phone: 309.298.1634
Provides training, consultation, and resources to the early childhood community in Illinois. Serves professionals and families with children ages birth through eight with special needs.
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Success By 6
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.parentspage.org
Phone: 815.939.1611
A Joint initiative of the United Way of Kankakee County and the Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley to promote early childhood learning, child development, and parenting.
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Suicide & Crisis Hotline
Phone: 800.SUICIDE (800.784.2433) or 800.273.TALK (800.273.8255)
Suicide and Crisis Hotline.
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The Arc of Iroquois County
Location: Watseka, IL; Watseka, IL
Website: http://www.thearcirq.org/
Phone: 815.432.5288
Promotes opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and empowers people to choose goals with which they are satisfied.
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Twenty-first Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.ifvcc.org
Phone: 815.936.4649
Provides coordinated response to family violence including child abuse, elder abuse, and sexual assault in Kankakee and Iroquois counties to ensure victim safety and offender accountability.
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University of Illinois at Chicago/Division of Specialized Care for Children
Location: Champaign, IL
Website: www.uic.edu/hsc/dscc
Phone: 217.333.6528
Any Illinois child from birth to age 21 may qualify for no-cost diagnostic services if it is suspected that an eligible medical condition exists.
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University of Illinois Extension, Ford-Iroquois Unit (Champaign-Vermillion)
Location: Onarga, IL
Website: www.extension.uiuc.edu/ford
Phone: 815.268.4051
Provides practical, research-based information and programs to help individuals, families, farms, businesses, and communities in Illinois.
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University of Illinois Extension, Kankakee County Unit
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.kankakee.extension.uiuc.edu
Phone: 815.933.8337
Provides Illinois counties with the latest research-based information from the University through workshops, seminars, publications, and news media. County Director serves Grundy-Kankakee-Will Counties
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Unlimited Additions
Location: Momence, IL
Website: www.unlimitedmoms.org
Phone: 815.472.6053
Kankakee County's Mothers of Multiples Club holds monthly meetings for support and information.
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Voices for Illinois Children
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: www.voices4kids.org
Phone: 312.456.0600
A not-for-profit, non-partisan, statewide group of child advocates who believe all children deserve the opportunity to succeed.
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Watseka Park District
Location: Watseka, IL
Website: www.watsekaparks.org
Phone: 815.432.3931
Provides recreational activities to enhance the quality of life for residents of all ages and abilities in Watseka and surrounding areas.
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Watseka Public Library
Location: Watseka, IL
Website: www.watsekalibrary.org
Phone: 815.432.4544
Neighborhood resource for practical information, a variety of programs for the whole family, and a host of helpful library services.
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Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) of Kankakee
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.k3ymca.org
Phone: 815.933.1741
Mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. YMCAs are toal community service organization,volunteer based and led. Ys are for people of all faiths, races, abilities, ages, and incomes. Kankakee YMCA never turns anyone away for financial reasons and serves over 15,800 youth and families each year.
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