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.
Illinois Welcoming Center
7222 N. Cermak Road
North Riverside, IL 60546
Mount Carmel Community Center
1115 North 23rd Street
Melrose Park, IL 60160
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