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Emergency Assistance & Homelessness Prevention

Sometimes life throws you a curve ball.
Job loss, disasters, medical issues or other crises can really knock you off your feet. But we can help.

The Salvation Army knows that sometimes life throws you a curve ball. Job loss, disaster, medical issue or other crisis can really knock you off your feet – even if only for a moment. Before you know it, you’re behind on your rent or utilities or you can’t buy food or clothes for your family. But The Salvation Army is here to help. We help clients secure necessities to stay in their homes and move past the initial crisis.

The Salvation Army can help with:

  • Rent/Mortgage
  • Utility Bills
  • Medicine
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Transportation (public transit, bus passes, etc.)
  • And more…
Nicor “Sharing” Program

The Nicor “Sharing” Program assists low-income families and provides crisis assistance to Nicor residential heating customers. The program is funded through donations of Nicor customers and employees, and is available to customers once each calendar year. Program eligibility is determined by total household income for the most recent 30-day period. To qualify, the total household income must fall between 150 and 250 percent of the poverty level, as defined by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services. Applicants must also be ineligible for State or Federal energy assistance programs (CEDA or LIHEAP). For more information or to apply, contact The Salvation Army help desk hotline at 773.205.3520.

If you need assistance...

Clients can access emergency assistance at each Salvation Army community center or by calling the hotline at 773.205.3520. You may also contact our Service Extension Units (partner organizations/agencies) by searching for the location nearest you.