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CFCCC Resource Guide

Financial Services

 

 

The Ark

 

Maintains food pantry, homeless residences, medical and legal clinics, dental and eye clinics, pharmacy, crisis intervention, counseling services, emergency financial aid, programs for seniors & thrift shops.

 

6450 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60645-5257

Ph: 773-973-1000

Fax: 773-973-4362

Email: ark < at > arkchicago.org

Website: www.arkchicago.org

 

Circuit Breaker

 

This program is part of the Illinois Internal Revenue Service and provides annual grants to the disabled.  Their deadline for filing is December 31.  Some assistance in paying for certain prescriptions is also available.  For a booklet describing the details of this program, call.

 

Circuit Breaker

Illinois Department of Revenue

P.O. Box 19003

Springfield, IL 62794-9003

Ph: 800-624-2459

The application is now available online at:

www.cbrx.il.gov

 

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Chicago

 

Information on and help with making the most of your money and getting out of debt.  There are many locations in the Chicago area, with more coming soon.  In the 312, 630, 708, 773, 815 or 847 area codes, call 888-527-3328.  Outside of these area codes, call 312-849-2227.

Website: http://www.debtsolver.org

 

To schedule an appointment, call 866-889-9347

 

Regional Offices

 

Chicago - Downtown

70 E. Lake, Suite 1115

Chicago, IL 60601

 

Chicago Heights

Bank Calumet

1030 Dixie Highway

Chicago Heights, IL 60411

 

Evergreen Park

3317 W. 95th St., Suite 3

Evergreen Park, IL 60805

 

Oak Park

1515 North Harlem, Suite 205

Oak Park, IL 60302

 

Rockford

810 East State Street, Suite 306

Rockford, IL 61104

 

Schaumburg

1320 Tower Rd., Suite 150

Schaumburg, IL 60173

 

Tinley Park

16860 South Oak Park Avenue, Suite 203

Tinley Park, IL 60477

 

Cook Co. Tax Assessor’s Office

 

Certain exemptions available for those over 65 or with income less than $14,000.

 

County Building, Rm. 301.

118 North Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60602

Ph: 312-443-7550

Website: http://www.cookcountyassessor.com

 

Credit Report

If you are unemployed or on welfare, are told a collection agency has or
will report negative credit information about you, were recently rejected
for credit employment or insurance based on credit, or feel you were the
victim of credit fraud, you are entitled to a free credit report. 

To obtain a credit report:

Equifax P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374
800-685-1111
www.equifax.com

 

TransUnion P.O. Box 1000, Chester, PA 19022
800-888-4313 www.tuc.com

 

Food Stamps

 

Illinois Department of Human Services

1 800 843-6154
1 800 447-6404 (TTY)

http://www.dhs.state.il.us/ts/fss/foodStamp.asp

 

Food stamps are generally available to low income individuals through your local public aid office.  When applying bring: 1) I.D. with name and address, 2) proof of earnings or other income for each member of household, 3) proof of money spent on childcare (if applicable), 4) rent or mortgage receipt, 5) record of utility costs, and 6) medical bills for household members over 60 or those getting Social Security or SSI benefits.  Depending upon your situation, other documents may also be required.  For more info, call your local public aid office.

 

Health Care Choices

 

Provided by Suburban Area Agency on Aging, is a program in suburban Cook County which provides assistance to people on Medicare and their families.  Plans, coordinates, and funds services for adults over 60 .  Primarily a resource center. 

 

1048 Lake St.

Oak Park, IL 60301

Ph: 800-789-0003

 

Hill-Burton Act

 

Provides money to hospitals to pay for the indigent.

 

                    Hill-Burton Obligated Facilities, by Illinois City

 

Shawnee Health Center

618-549-5302

441 E Willow

Carbondale, IL 62914

 

Lower West Side Neighborhood Outpatient Facility

1713 South Ashland

Chicago, IL  60608

312-942-2460

 

Komed Neighborhood Health Center
4259
South Berkley Street
Chicago, IL 60653
773-268-7600

 

University of Illinois Infectious Disease Clinic

"MC" 787

Chicago, IL  60612

312-996-1596

 

Near North Health Services

1276 N. Clybourn Ave.

Chicago, IL  60610

 

Alivio Medical Center

2355 S. Western Ave.

Chicago, IL  60608

 

R.M.Rothstein Core Ct.
2020 West
Harrison St., Rm. 1302
Chicago, IL  60612
312-572-4500

 

Fair Haven Christian Home

1790 S. Fairview Ave.

Decatur, IL  62521

217-429-2551

 

Rock Island County Health Dept. Public Health Center

2112 25th Ave.

Rock Island, IL  61201

309-793-1955

 

Crusader Clinic

3041 Kishwawkee

Rockford, IL  61107

815-398-2160

 

Illinois Student Assistance Commission

 

Offers deference for 3 years with temporary disability.  For permanent disabilities, loan cancellation is available. 

 

847-948-8500

www.collegezone.com

 

LIHEAP

 

Financial assistance for home energy costs.  Call or email below for specific guidelines.

Cook and City of Chicago

Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Inc. (CEDA)
208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1900 (LIHEAP Suite 2010)
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1001
Telephone: 800-571-2332 (LIHEAP) or 312-795-8998 (Weatherization)
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Web site: http://www.cedaorg.net/www2/index.htm

Governor Blagojevich’s Keep Warm Illinois Campaign

Ph: 1-800-252-8643,

LIHEAP Springfield, IL  217-785-6135
Email: hfswebmaster < at > illinois.gov
Website: http://www.illinoisliheap.com/

 

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at Chicago-Kent College of Law

 

Law students represent taxpayers in controversies with IRS under the supervision of an experienced attorney and law professor.  No Fee.

 

Chicago Kent College of Law

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

565 West Adams Street - Suite 600

Chicago, Illinois 60661

ATTN: Professor Jonathan Decatorsmith

Ph: 312-906-5050

Email: jdecator < at > kentlaw.edu

Website: http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic/tax/

 

Medical Billing Advocates of America

 

Checks for over billing and clerical errors on bills for which you are unable to obtain satisfactory resolution.

 

Ph: 540-387-5870

Email: MBAofAM < at > aol.com

Website: http://www.billadvocates.com (go to “Find an Advocate”)

 

Affiliates in Illinois:

 

Carolyn Nichols
TriState Medical Review & Recovery

P.O. Box 25
Albion, IL 62806
Ph: 618-445-9019
Fax: 618-445-3642

crnichols < at > verizon.net

 

ModestNeeds.org

Modest Needs is a charitable organization that offers grants individuals and families who suddenly find themselves faced with a small, unexpected expense, like the unexpected car repair, the unanticipated visit to the doctor, the unusually large winter heating bill.  Grants are usually $5-100.  Donors needed.

www.modestneeds.org/

 

National Foundation for Credit Counseling

 

Ideas on managing your finances and protecting your credit.  Call to locate an office listing nearby.

 

801 Roeder Road
Suite 900

Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Ph: 301-589-5600,
800-388-2227 (for an automated listing of member offices)
Fax: 301-495-5623
Website (Debtadvice.org): http://www.nfcc.org

 

Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Inc.

For Medicare patients.  Financial assistance for services rendered with a balance on your account.

Credit and Collection Department

680 North Lake Shore DriveSuite 1118

Chicago, IL 60611

312-695-1920, TTY (312) 695-3661

Fax: 312-908-1386

Website: http://www.nmff.org/

 

Tax Assistance Program

 

Enlists the help of professional volunteers to offer free, confidential tax preparation services to lower income families and individuals who need assistance. Their goal is to help these clients bring home tax refunds that they may not know are available to them.

 

Julie Yen – Program Director

222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 493

Chicago, IL 60654

Ph: 312-822-0595

Fax: 312-822-0597

Website: http://www.taxassistance.org

 

Telecommunications Research and Action Center (TRAC)

 

Independent, non-profit consumer advocate group in Washington, D.C.  Check your own phone usage against interstate charges at seven phone companies to see if you are paying too much and switching to a new carrier is sensible.

 

TRAC
P.O. Box 27279
Washington, D.C. 20005
Ph: 202-263-2950

Email: trac < at > trac.org

Website: www.trac.org

 

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

To file a complaint or get info:

e-mail OCRMail < at > hhs.gov

toll-free number at (800) 368-1019

write: Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Room 509F,
HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201

toll-free TDD line: (800) 537-7697.

website  http://www.hhs.gov/ocr