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Energy Assistance Programs
Commonwealth Edison
Description:  A number of resources are offered by ComEd to struggling and income qualified customers.
Nicor Gas
Description:  Various programs include the Nicor Gas Sharing Program, Nicor Gas Budget Plan and Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program.  Specific information regarding the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program can be found at
Information:  1-888-642-6748
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) or Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP)
Description:  Hardship programs and grants are available for customers facing challenges in paying electric and gas bills.  Eligibility is based on several factors including household size, location and income.
Information:  1-877-411-9276
Social Service Organizations
Aging Care Connections
Description:  Provides to adults 60 and older and their family members.  Programs and services are designed to provide options for care to seniors in order to enhance their ability to remain as independent as possible.
Information:  708-354-1323

Aging Well Neighborhood
Description:  Programs are available to Countryside and provide evidence-based health workshops, expert speakers, preventative screenings, support groups, and healthy choices information.  Check out the monthly calendar of classes and events on their website.
Beds Plus
Description:  An agency that helps homeless individuals obtain stable, affordable housing and professional counseling.
Information:  708-354-0858
Cantata Home Services
Description:  Provide an in-home support program, Take2, to help people age in place.
Information:  708-485-2047
Community and Economic Development Association (CEDA)
Description:  Offers case management and supportive services to residents in Suburban Cook County with low incomes who demonstrate the motivation to be sustainable.
Information:  708-222-3824
Community Nurse Health Association
Description:  Community healthcare center for residents of the western suburbs of Chicago, focusing on those who have limited access to care.  A modest sliding scale is available for low-income and uninsured individuals.
Information:  708-352-0081

Crisis Text Line
Description:  Provides free 24/7 mental health support via text message in English and Spanish.
Information:  Text NOW to 741741
Gateway Special Recreation Association (SRA)
Description:  Provides recreation services throughout the year to children, teens, and adults with disabilities.
Information: 1-630-325-3857 (ext. 110)

Greater Chicago Food Depository
Description:  Provides free food at pantry and mobile distribution sites throughout Cook County.
Information: 1-773-247-3663
Helping Hand Center
Description:  Provides quality programs and services to children and adults with disabilities.
Information:  708-352-3580
Interfaith Community Partners
Description:  Is a non-profit organization that works together with volunteers to provide rides to older adults in the Lyons, South Proviso and Riverside townships.  Over 115 volunteers provide accompanied transportation to medical appointments, and life-enhancing errands such as the grocery store, hairdresser, bank, and church.
Information: 708-354-9328
The LeaderShop
Description:  Offers programs for elementary through high school aged youth.  The programs are designed to give youth the tools, confidence and passion to want to make a difference in their community.
Meals on Wheels (Community Nutrition Network)
Description:  Offers home delivered meals, Monday – Friday, to qualified individuals.
Information:  1-312-207-5290
NAMI Metro Suburban
Description:  Offers free mental health services
Information:  708-524-2582

Park District of La Grange
Description:  Enriches the lives of our community members by providing exceptional recreation programming, parks, and facilities.  Countryside residents enjoy resident rates for all Park District of La Grange programs.
Information:  708-352-1762

Pillars Community Health
Description:  Provides mental health services, social services, and education for people of all ages.  Fees are collected on a sliding scale.
Information:  708-745-5277

The Living Room
Description:  Provides free mental support in La Grange, Summit, and Broadview locations for anyone who is 18 and over who is feeling scared, anxious, angry, sad or just needs someone to talk to.  You can walk-in or call ahead.
Information:  708-524-2582
The Loft at Eight Corners
Description:  Located in Brookfield, provides free mental health support services to any high school teens including screening, mental wellness education, skill building, and referrals to other resources as needed.
Information:  708-883-3300

Young at Heart
Description:  Provides adult day care and home assisted services.
Information:  708-639-4342