How We Help

RESPOND NOW HELPS OVER 14,000 FAMILIES ANNUALLY

Respond Now enhances the quality of life in south suburban communities by working to alleviate hunger and prevent homelessness for people at risk.

Each Year:

  • We serve more than 22 Chicago south suburban communities.
  • We keep over 125 families in their homes..
  • We help more than 133 families with utility assistance.
  • We prepare over 18,000 bags of food.
  • We provide transportation for over 400 people to access services.
  • We distribute hundreds of books and school supplies.
  • We are volunteer driven, giving over 6,000 hours of our time

Who We Help

OUR NEIGHBORS

The 22 communities Respond Now serves in the south suburbs are stricken with the highest levels of poverty and unemployment in all of suburban Chicago. Recent studies show that areas served by Respond Now have food insecurity rates as high as 48%. Foreclosure rates in our service area are some of the highest in all of suburban Cook County.


Many of our clients are working poor with families. Some of our clients have recently been laid off while others live on fixed incomes finding it difficult to make ends meet.


View our client policy here.

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Respond Now

1439 Emerald Avenue, Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411, United States

(708) 755-4357

Hours

Mon

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tue

By Appointment

Wed

10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Thu

By Appointment

Fri

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat

Closed

Sun

Closed

LOCATIONS


CHICAGO HEIGHTS
1439 Emerald Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL 60411


SAUK VILLAGE
21701 Torrence Avenue
Sauk Village, IL 60411

Hours
Tuesday 10am–2pm


EMAIL

info@respondnow.org


MAILING ADDRESS

P.O. Box 215
Chicago Heights, IL 60412


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