St. John Vianney Catholic Church
46 North Wolf Road. Northlake (708)562-0500
Food pantry only; no assistance with transportation, money or referrals. Hours of operation Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30. Food available is mostly canned goods, bread and baked sweets.
Northlake Police Department
44 East North Avenue, Northlake (708)531-5755
Limited funds available for Northlake residents only. Monday through Friday; 9-5pm.; Call first but you can also drop by. Contact person is Debi Rail.
Resurrection Lutheran Church
9920 Grand Avenue Franklin Park (847)455-7013
Does not operate a formal food pantry but provide some food items depending on limited donation from parishioners. Hours of operation 8:30-2:30. Has AA meetings Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday evenings as well as Monday mornings. Call before stopping in.
Leyden Family Services
Administrative office: 10001 Grand Avenue Franklin Park (847) 451-0330 24 hour crisis line: (847) 451-1100
Operate a food pantry at 10200 West Grand Avenue, Franklin Park. Will give referrals to homeless shelters in Chicago and sometimes have bus tokens for transportation. Will not give money. Patrons can drop in for services.
Leyden Township Offices
10200 Grand Avenue Franklin Park (847) 455-8616
Will help Leyden Township residents sign up for general assistance funds. Contact person is Terry Geraci who is available 9-12 Monday through Friday and is in charge of the Access to Care Program.
FEMA Disaster Application and Information Services
(800) 621-FEMA (3362) or TTY (800) 462-7585
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