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Homelessness & Poverty    

HomelessnessLocal and Statewide Assistance

Catholic Charities/Diocese of Joliet Shelter and support services  Phone: 815.723.3405

Hesed House Helps with shelter and food for the homeless (Aurora) Phone: 630.897.2156   

Homeless Shelter Directory/Illinois  Directory of homeless shelters throughout Illinois

Illinois Department of Human Services  Housing, shelter, and homelessness resources

Interfaith Food Pantry of Plainfield  Local food distribution  Phone: 815-439-8394

MorningStar Mission  Homeless shelter (Joliet) Phone: 815.722.5780

Plainfield Area Public Library Pantry: food/supplies for those in need (located on the east side of our library) 

Wayside Cross Ministries  Help for the homeless (Aurora)  Phone: 630.892.4239

Will County Center for Community Concerns Broad range of support services  Phone: 815-722-0722

Will County PATH (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness)





National/Global Organizations

Borgen Project 

Feeding America 

Habitat for Humanity 

Housing and Urban Development 

Institute for Research on Poverty Research institution whose goal is to combat poverty and inequality

National Alliance to End Homelessness

NAEHCY  National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

National Coalition for the Homeless 

OPAD Organization for Poverty Alleviation and Development

OXFAM  Oxford Committee for Famine Relief

Salvation Army 






US Federal Poverty Guidelines 2022

Getting stimulus payments to homeless communities  (Federal Trade Commission)

Frequently Asked Questions About Homelessness  (National Health Care for the Homeless Council)

Homelessness in America (National Coalition for the Homeless)

Homelessness Statistics by State (US Interagency Council on Homelessness)

How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty (US Census Bureau)

Poverty Overview (The World Bank) 

State of Homelessness 2021 Edition (National Alliance to End Homelessness)

HUD Releases 2021 Annual Homeless Assessment Report  


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