Illinois Welcoming Center

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

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)
  • Medicaid
  • 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

North Riverside

Voice: 708-442-8640

FAX: 708-442-8970

Satellite Offices:

  • Chicago South West:

Latino Organization of the South West (LOS)

4051 West 63rd Street, Chicago

Voice: 773-581-1900

FAX: 773-581-1900

  • Chicago North West:

Family Focus - Nuestra Familia

4145 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago

Voice: 773-276-0940

FAX: 773-276--0980

  • Melrose Park:

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

1115 N. 23rd Street, Melrose Park

Voice: 708-345-3632

FAX: 708-345-3951

  • Aurora:

Family Focus

550 Second Street, Aurora

Voice: 630-844-2550

FAX: 630-844-2569

Call each site for hours of operation.

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