Resource, support day offered to families in housing crisis



Families trying to keep their lives together after losing their housing due to economic hardship can find help at Families in Transition Day sponsored by the Will County Regional Office of Education, Will County Center for Community Concerns, and Joliet Township High Schools on Saturday, April 22 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Joliet West High School 401 N. Larkin Ave. Joliet.

School staffers and service workers from community organizations will be on hand to inform and help families gain an understanding of their children’s educational rights and provide information about health insurance and medical care.

Information about nutrition, credit counseling and credit rebuilding, housing counseling and eligibility for rental assistance or affordable housing is also available, along with a story time for children, haircuts and free books to take home. A light breakfast will be provided.

Bringing documents, such as identification cards, social security cards, medical cards and income information, may help families apply for services from participating community organizations.

Community service agencies participating in the event include: United Way of Will County, First Midwest Bank of Crest Hill, Presence Hospital, Will County Health Department, Aunt Martha’s Health Team, Orland Park Dental Services, Joliet Lions Club, and Will County Center for Community Concerns, Community Service Council of Northern Will County, Catholic Charities Daybreak Center, and JJC Workforce Development.

Questions about Families in Transition Support Day, contact Ron O’Connor, McKinney-Vento Liaison for Will County, at 815-740-4787 or email

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