Local Services & Support

Many of us are facing confusion, fear, challenging circumstances including addiction, and food & housing insecurities. There are many local services & support groups for care & encouragement.

Emergency: Dial 911
Sexual Assault 24-HOUR HOTLINE: 815-730-8984
Domestic Violence 24-HOUR HOTLINE: 815-729-1228
Kuzma Care Cottage
Website: https://www.kuzmacarecottage.org
 Address: 635 S. Main St., Wilmington
Phone: 815-476-2030
Hours: Mon - Fri from 9am - 11am and 1pm - 3pm and the 2nd Saturday of the month from 8am - 12pm. Walk-in, no appointments necessary.
Description: Food Pantry Program - Bring proof of your Wilmington address
In addition to food, Kuzma Care Cottage receives funds from various grants and agencies. When funds are available, they are able to provide emergency shelter and rent assistance, as well as assistance for electricity, gas and water utility bills.

Our Caring Closet
Website: https://www.facebook.com/OurCaringClosetNFP
Address: 205 N. First St., Wilmington IL 60481
Phone: 815-476-0900
Email: ourcaringcloset@gmail.com
Hours: Open every Tues- day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday 4-8 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and the second Saturday of each month from 9-11 a.m.
Description: Provides gently used children’s, adults, career clothing and some baby furniture for families in need. Leave donations in the vestibule.
Kuzma Care Cottage
Website: https://www.kuzmacarecottage.org
 Address: 635 S. Main St., Wilmington
Phone: 815-476-2030
Hours: Mon - Fri from 9am - 11am and 1pm - 3pm and the 2nd Saturday of the month from 8am - 12pm. Walk-in, no appointments necessary.
Description: Food Pantry Program - Bring proof of your Wilmington address. In addition to food, Kuzma Care Cottage receives funds from various grants and agencies. When funds are available, they are able to provide emergency shelter and rent assistance, as well as assistance for electricity, gas and water utility bills.

Morning Star Mission Ministries
Website: https://morningstarmission.org
Location: 350 E. Washington St., Joliet, IL 60433
Phone: 815-722-5780
E-mail: info@morningstarmission.org
Description: MorningStar Mission is a non-denominational organization dedicated to relieving the spiritual and physical hunger of the poor by providing food for the hungry, clothes for the needy, shelter for the homeless and the gospel of Jesus Christ for all.

Daybreak Center
Website: https://catholiccharitiesjoliet.org/daybreak-center
Location: 611 E. Class Street Joliet, IL
Phone: 815-774-4663
Description: operates 24-hours a day, 365 days a year and provides emergency housing, and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless.
Celebrate Recovery
Website: https://www.celebraterecovery.com
Location: Gathering Point Church
Address: 897 W. Bourbonnais Parkway, Bourbonnais
Phone: 815-401-7700
Contact: Dane Matthews
Meetings: Tuesdays 6:30pm
Description: Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-Centered 12 step program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Website: https://aadistrict51.org
Location: Meeting location and schedule on website (and below)
Phone: 815-741-6637
Hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day (monitored answering service)
Meetings: https://aadistrict51.org/meetings/
Description: Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.  

Overcomers Outreach
Website: www.clachurch.org
 Location: Christian Life Assembly
Address: 2960 E. Division Street, Diamond IL 60416
Phone: 815-518-5441
Meetings: Thursdays @ 7 p.m.
Description: Christian group to foster freedom from any addiction.

Safe Passage Program
Website: http://braidwood.us/safety
Location: Braidwood Police Dept.
Address: 141 W. Main St., Braidwood IL.
Phone: 815-458-2342
Description: Any area resident who enters the police department and asks for help with their addiction will be placed into appropriate treatment.

Grief Resource Network
Website: https://www.griefresourcenetwork.com
 Location: Launching Pad
Address: 810 E. Baltimore St., Wilmington
Phone: 815-476-6535
Description: Grief Anonymous meetings every Wednesday at 6pm

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
Website: www.alz.org
Location: First Baptist Church of Coal City
Address: 4470 E. Rt. 113, Coal City, IL 60416
Phone: 815-791-2658
Meetings: 1st Tuesday of every month, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Description: Alzheimer's Association caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family, and friends of person's with dementia to develop a support system, exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs, and concerns, and learn about community resources.
Youth Advocacy: Wilmington Coalition for a Healthy Community
Website: https://www.wilmington-coalition.org
Address: 1095 S Water St Suite F, Wilmington
Phone: 815 476-1660
Description: Stronger youth, stronger families, stronger community. WCHC is organized to help the community use proven strategies to keep young people healthy and substance-free, including: Educating about substance use and mental health, Offering healthy and positive activities for children, youth and families, Helping people get behavioral health services when they need them, Advocating for changes that benefit community health

Pregnancy Resource Center/Living Alternatives
Website: www.hopeforafuture.com
Address: 410 North Broadway St., Coal City IL 60416
Phone: 815-709-0920
E-mail: grundywill@hopeforafuture.com
Hours: Monday – Thursday 10 am – 4 pm
Description: Offers confidential and caring support and free services including on site pregnancy testing, options education, parenting education for new and expectant mothers, post abortion support.

Will County Children’s Advocacy Center
Website: www.willcountycac.org
Address: 304 N. Scott St., Joliet, IL 60432
Phone: 815-774-4565
E-mail: cac@willcountyillinois.com
Description: The Center provides services to children who are victims of sexual abuse and severe physical abuse, including child sensitive interviews for law enforcement purposes, counseling, medical exams, legal advocacy, and community resource referrals.

Grief: Angels of Hope
Website: www.angelsofhopeinc.org
Address: 1043 Ferrari Drive, Coal City IL 60416
E-mail: angels@angelsofhopeinc.org
Description: Angels of Hope, Inc., provides grants and support for families dealing with the loss of a child or the loss of fertility
Senior Services of Will County
Website: http://willcountyseniors.org
 Address: 251 N. Center St. Joliet, IL 60435
Phone: 815-723-9713
Description: Senior Services provides many programs to empower those 60+ to live self-sufficient, safe and healthy lives.

Meals on Wheels
Website: https://cnnssa.org/meals-on-wheels/will-county
Address: 805 River St. Wilmington, IL 60481
Phone: 815-351-6654
Deliver Times: Monday – Friday 8 AM – 2 PM
Description: Providing meals for older adults for more than 35 years.

Wilmington Public Library District
Website: https://www.wilmingtonlibrary.org
Address: 201 S. Kankakee St. Wilmington
Phone: 815-476-2834
Hours: Mon - Thurs: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, Fri - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Services: Books, DVDs, Music CDs, Audiobooks (on Playaways and CD), Video Games, Newspapers, Magazines, Downloadables (Audio, video, and eBooks), Programs for all ages, Databases, Interlibrary Loan, Internet Access, WiFi Access, Word processing and other software, Disc Repair Service, Copying (color and black & white), Laminating, Faxing, Scanner, CD-Rom products for children, Microfilm reader with the Wilmington newspaper on microfilm dating back to the late 1800s, Free Notary Public, Voter Registration, Poster printing, Portable hotspot