Together We Cope is located in Tinley Park at 17010 Oak Park Ave.

A homelessness prevention agency

We are a homelessness prevention agency based in Tinley Park, Illinois. We serve 27 communities in four townships in Chicago’s south suburbs. Our mission is to bridge the gap for Southland residents in temporary crisis.

We help people stay in their homes

When you support Together We Cope, you help your neighbors stay in their homes and pay their bills during tough times. A little help makes the community better for all of us. Helping families and individuals overcome unexpected temporary financial problems is our mission. We need everyone’s help to accomplish this and everyone can help in one way or another. Citizens groups, students and student groups, members of local churches and organizations, business owners and corporate managers have always been very generous to this cause to say the least. The word “Together” in our name is no accident. Working together is the only way to keep our communities strong. 

We provide necessities during a financial downturn

With your help, we provide basic necessities like food, shampoo, diapers and clothing. We help with prescriptions, past due rent, mortgage, utility payments, school supplies and Christmas presents for children. Our efforts are aimed at preventing homelessness for hard-working families and individuals who experience an unexpected temporary loss of income. Help with food, clothing and referrals helps to prevent their homelessness because it allows more of their limited money to continue to be spent on housing, utilities, and medical needs while they work hard to get back on their feet again.

We serve 27 south suburban communities

Our south suburban service area encompasses all of Orland, Palos, and Bremen townships and includes the suburban part of Worth Township. Residents of this service area are eligible for help from Together We Cope. If you live in one of these towns, we have helped your neighbor: Alsip • Blue Island • Bridgeview • Chicago Ridge • Country Club Hills • Crestwood • Evergreen Park • Garden Homes • Harvey • Hazel Crest • Hickory Hills • Hometown • Homewood • Markham • Merrionette Park • Midlothian • Oak Forest • Oak Lawn • Orland Hills • Orland Park • Palos Heights • Palos Hills • Palos Park • Posen • Robbins • Tinley Park and Worth.

Our board of directors is diverse

Our directors and managers provide top-notch guidance and advice.

Our financial reports are available online

Our IRS Forms 990, Annual Financial Report, and Illinois Form AG 990 are posted.

We use eighty-nine cents of every dollar to help people get through tough times

The amount of total expense that goes directly to our charitable purpose is one factor considered when an overall our rating as a charitable organization is calculated. The percentage of our total expenses spent on the programs and services we deliver is currently 89% (as of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018). Eighty-nine cents of every dollar raised is used helping local families and individuals. Eleven cents of every dollar covers our overhead expenses.

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“A place for people who need help on everything — food, clothes, and help on bills! Beautiful!” — Sandra