How We Help

How Together We Cope helps: From sudden job loss to catastrophic medical expenses, there are many reasons people suddenly find themselves facing a financial crisis. At Together We Cope, we offer support in many ways with one goal in mind—to prevent homelessness.

How Together We Cope Helps

George Rumbaugh, pantry manager

Financial help
Making emergency payments of rent, mortgage and utilities to prevent homelessness

Food assistance
Giving a week’s worth of groceries to 5,000 people a month, Monday through Friday. Supplementing this assistance with personal care items like shampoo, toothpaste, even diapers—items that are not covered by a Link card—to stretch a family’s dollar. To organize a food or personal products drive, email Pantry Services Manager, George Rumbaugh or phone him at (708) 633-5040, ext. 7228.

Distributing warm coats in Winter and helping clients replenish their wardrobes with credit vouchers at Nu2u Resale Shop, our thrift store.

Back to School
This program sends hundreds of children back to school with new backpacks full of school supplies. Send us an email for Back to School program information or phone Tina at (708) 633-5040, ext. 7231.

Santa’s Workshop
This program makes Christmas brighter for hundreds of children and teenagers by distributing holiday gifts and warm clothing. For information about Santa’s Workshop email or call Marge Seltzner at (708) 263-0302 ext. 6111 or Tina Kessens at (708) 633-5040, ext. 7231.

Families First
A multifaceted program providing both housing and guidance in learning basic life skills that enable homeless parents to succeed at raising and supporting their families