About Us

With the critical support of many volunteers and contributions from the community, Respond Now provides a host of essential services to over 12,000 people in need in south suburban Cook County.

Vital services such as food, rent/mortgage assistance, utility assistance, prescription medications, clothing, and transportation are provided to families in 22 communities in the Chicago Southland. Respond Now is a United Way sponsored agency with funding from private donations, government grants, and corporate and foundation support. Respond Now is rated in good standing with the Better Business Bureau. It is a recipient of the Greater Chicago Food Depository Quality Performance Award and the Rotary Club of Chicago Heights Paul Harris Community Service Award. Respond Now is governed by a local Board of Directors.

Respond Now at a glance