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Connect to Community Resources & Public Benefits

​Case management services help you connect to community resources and public aid benefits

  • Provides practical support to link you to free or low-cost services in the community
  • Assists in completing applications for state and federal public aid programs
  • Helps you to create an action plan to secure and maintain basic resources
  • Includes referrals for low-cost medical services, including health, dental, and vision care.
  • Can be combined with personal counseling

Apply for Public Aid Benefits

Wellness Center case management services can support you in applying for public aid programs. Also, the Shriver Center provides college students in Illinois and easy-to-use guide to learn about and apply for public beneifts on your own.  Check out Getting Ahead: An Adult Student's Guide to Public Benefits in Illinois

Wellness Center Resources List

The following list of web links can help you identify community resources for basic needs (emergency housing, food pantries, employment support, child care, and various public aid programs) and for low-cost, sliding-fee health services.  If you need assistance in your search, please stop by the Wellness Center or call us to make an appointment.

Comprehensive Social Services Agencies 

Leslieslist (sortable database)

Public Aid/Applying for

Employment Support 

Food Pantries/Meal Programs 

Emergency Housing/Shelters

Child Care Assistance  

Emergency Child Care 

Legal Support 

Veterans Support

Health Care Resources -- searchable databases

Medical Clinics

Mental Health - Psychiatric and Counseling Services


Family Planning


Wellness Centers -- Sliding-scale Vision Services    

STI/HIV/AIDS Prevention/Testing

CORE Center