External Resources

Follow the links below to view external resources. The list includes a range of programs and services for your well-being. Remember, “Nothing beats a failure but a try.”

Pastoral Care Resource List

Services by Category

Category Resources URLs
Addiction Addiction Group – Addiction Resources
Addiction AddictionResources.net
Bills Assistance Electric Bills Assistance for Women
Bills Assistance LIHEAP Energy Assistance Program for Women
Bills Assistance Popular Charities that Help Women with Bills
Child Abuse National Child Abuse Hotline
Child Protection Child Protection Hotline
Childcare Childcare Assistance for Women
Consumer Safety Consumer Safety Guide
Counseling – General YWCA Counseling (various services)
Counselors – General Christian Counselors
Counselors – General Psychology Today Family Counselors
Counselors – General Aunt Martha’s Community Services – Chicago Heights
Credit Counseling Organizations Offering Free or Low-Cost Credit Counseling
Dom. Violence Shelters Connections for Abused Women and Their Children (shelters)
Domestic  Abuse Respond Now – Women’s Shelter
Domestic Abuse Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network
Domestic Abuse End Domestic Abuse Organization
Domestic Abuse National Domestic Violence Hotline
Domestic Abuse Partners in Prevention (for Abused Husbands)
Education Assistance College Grants for Women
Education Assistance Grants and Scholarships for Women Going Back to College
Education Assistance Help for Women with Paying Off Student Loans
Education Assistance Pell Grants for Women
Elder Abuse Elder Abuse Help
Employment Counseling Unemployment Benefits for Women
Financial Bankruptcy Assistance for Women
Financial Credit Advice
Financial Debt Consolidation Programs for Women
Financial Financial Assistance Programs for Disabled Women
Financial Financial Assistance Programs for Senior Women
Financial Financial Help for Female Veterans
Financial Financial Help for Single Mothers
Food Feeding America
Food Food Assistance for Women
Food Food Stamps for Women
Food Greater Chicago Food Depository
Homeless Shelters Homeless Shelters in Chicago (Greater Metropolitan Area)
Homelessness Beds Plus – Emergency Overnight Shelters
Homelessness Volunteers of America
Housing Foreclosure Assistance Programs for Women
Housing Housing assistance
Housing Housing Grants for Women
Housing HUD Public Housing for Women
Housing Mortgage Assistance Programs for Women
Housing Rent Assistance for Women
Housing Section 8 Assistance Program for Women
Information Addiction Drug and Alcohol Addiction Information
Information Dom. Abuse Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence, and Substance Use
Information Dom. Abuse Understanding Domestic Abuse
Legal Assistance Free Legal Assistance for Women
Medical Children’s Health Insurance Program for Women
Medical Get Help with Buying your Medications
Medical Grants for Women with No Health Insurance
Medical Medical Bills Assistance Programs for Women
Mental Health Mesothelioma and Mental Health
Mental Health Illinois Mental Health Collaborative
Mesothelioma Mesothelioma.net
Rape Crisis Hotline YWCA Rape Crisis Hotline
Rape Victim Advocacy Rape Victim Advocates (RAINN)
Rape Victim Advocacy YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago
Rape Victim Hotline Sexual Assault Hotline
Small Business Grants Small Business Grants for Women
Soul Injury About Soul Injury
Soul Injury Soul Injury at a Glance
Substance Abuse Substance Abuse Treatment Center
Suicide Prevention American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention National Suicide Hotline (800-273-8255).
Suicide Prevention National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Suicide Prevention Prayer – Suicide Prevention Toolkit
Women Grants for Pregnant Women
Women How to Apply for Government Benefits as a Woman
Women Welfare Benefits for Women
Women WIC Program for Women


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