What is the Illinois Welcoming Center?
The Illinois Welcoming Center is a unique model that offers many state, community, health, employment training, and educational services in one location.
Do they speak my language?
Yes! The Illinois Welcoming Center staff is bilingual English/Spanish and has access to multilingual interpreters and translators.
Can my family benefit from these services?
Yes! There are services and programs that may benefit everyone in the family.
At the Illinois Welcoming Center, you will have DIRECT access to and information about social, health care, education, employment, rehabilitation and homeownership services, including:
- SNAP (Food Stamps)
- All Kids
- Family Care
- Unemployment Insurance
- Employment Counseling
You can also obtain referrals, assessments, and enrollment for:
- Local Food Pantries
- English Classes
- Citizenship Classes
- Legal Assistance
- Aging Services
- Developmental and Rehabilitation Services
- Health Screenings
- Energy Assistance
Hours of Operation & Locations
For more information, and to access services from the Illinois Welcoming Center, please contact us:
Hours of Operation
- Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- North Riverside - Cicero Berwyn
7222 West Cermak Road, Suite 501
Latino Organization of the South West (LOS)
4051 West 63rd Street, Chicago
Family Focus - Nuestra Familia
4145 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
1115 N. 23rd Street, Melrose Park
550 Second Street, Aurora
Call each site for hours of operation.
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