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Community Programs

We provide a range of services to income-eligible residents of Kane County to help achieve self-sufficiency.

***PLEASE NOTE–APRIL 11, 2022–EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE–Due to the possible spread of COVID-19, our Food Pantry is distributing food by appointment only. **Clients will be able to choose their own items, but the proper screening procedure for COVID-19 symptoms will be utilized, and masks will need to be worn at all times while “shopping” in the Pantry.** Please see our “Food Pantry” Page for information on how to schedule an appointment to receive food. For any other services needed, please call (630) 264-1444, and ask to speak to a case worker. THANK YOU for your understanding and cooperation in helping us keep our clients and employees safe and healthy while we serve the needs of our community!***

Our services to you

Our Community Service Block Grant program is designed to provide a range of services to assist income-eligible residents of Kane County to attain the skills, knowledge, and financial aid necessary in promoting self-sufficiency.

Programs offered through Two Rivers Head Start Agency/CSBG Program include:

  • Outreach/Intake/Referral- provides a preliminary assessment, eligibility information and referral to income-eligible individuals seeking services.
  • GED Assistance- helps individuals who wish to obtain their GED by covering the cost of books and/or GED test fees.
  • Emergency Assistance- limited financial assistance for crisis intervention in the areas of rental, medical, glasses, transportation, and dental care services.
  • Childcare Subsidy- assistance with paying weekly co-payment for childcare expenses. Participants must use a licensed childcare provider and be approved through the Child Care Resource and Referral. 
  • College Scholarships- provides financial assistance to eligible persons who wish to attend a 2-4 year Illinois-accredited college.
  • On-line Tutoring Services- assistance with paying for on-line tutoring services from certified instructors, for children K-12.
  • Job Training- customized one-on-one training program to assist individuals in increasing their employment opportunities.
  • Food Pantry- monthly distribution of DHS Commodities and donated food.
  • Back to School Assistance- distributes shopping cards to purchase a new pair of shoes for children as they return for a new school year (K-12). Only available during summer months.
  • Senior Assistance- assists individuals age 62+ with unmet needs. Services could include car repair, eye glasses, medical equipment, dental care, etc.

How do I qualify?

Interested in learning more about these programs?

To learn more about the services offered and how you can qualify for assistance, please call our office at (800)847-9010.

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