TWC serves Palos, Worth, Orland and Bremen Townships

Need Help?: If you need help and don’t know if you live within the Together We Cope service area, call (708) 633-5040. A receptionist will ask for your name, phone number(s), size of family, address or township of residence and which type of help is needed. A case manager will return your call.

  • Our Mission: The mission of Together We Cope is bridging the gap for Southland residents in temporary crisis by providing food, shelter, clothing and referrals, empowering them to return to self-sufficiency.
  • Urgent services: shelter assistance • flood- or fire-victim assistance • medication assistance • domestic violence assistance
  • Financial services : housing assistance (rent/mortgage/security deposit) • utilities assistance (gas/electric/water)
  • Non-financial services: food • clothing • transportation • referrals and resources—including referrals to the Hub, a centralized information and resource network for social services in south suburban Cook County.

Client Service Center and Food Pantry hours: Our Client Service Center and Pantry are open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday and open from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Both are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Nu2u resale shop is open on Saturdays in addition to its Monday through Friday schedule.

Together We Cope (TWC) serves 4 townships

Townships served by Together We Cope

Communities served
The service area of Together We Cope is bounded by 87th Street on the north, Will-Cook Road on the west, 183rd Street on the south, and Western Avenue on the east (The Mount Greenwood area is not included because it is a part of the City of Chicago). Our service area includes the townships of Bremen, Orland, Palos, and Worth. We serve Alsip, Chicago Ridge, Crestwood, Evergreen Park, Hickory Hills, Hometown, Merrionette Park, Midlothian, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Orland Hills, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Palos Park, Posen, Robbins, Tinley Park and Worth.

PALOS TOWNSHIP
http://www.palostownship.org/
10802 S Roberts Road, Palos Hills, IL 60465
Office: (708) 598-4418: Monday – Friday – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Health Service: (708) 598-2441: Monday and Friday – 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday – 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday – 12 noon – 7 p.m.
Palos Township Map

WORTH TOWNSHIP
http://www.worthtownship.com/
11601 S Pulaski Road, Alsip, IL 60803
Phone: (708) 371-2900
Worth Township Map

ORLAND TOWNSHIP
www.orlandtownship.org
Email: info@orlandtownship.org
(708) 403-4222
14807 South Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, Illinois
Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Electronics Recycling program
Orland Township Map

BREMEN TOWNSHIP
http://brementownship.net
16361 S. Kedzie Parkway, Markham, IL 60428
Monday thru Friday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(708) 333-9530
Bremen Township Youth Services
http://www.auntmarthas.org/
Bremen Township General Assistance
http://brementownship.net/GeneralAssistance/GENERAL%20ASSISTANCE.html
Bremen Township Residents 24 hour Crisis call center for Aunt Martha’s is (708) 679-8100
Bremen Township Map
Bremen Township free produce mobile 

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Do you live outside of our service area?
If you do not live within our service area, we suggest that you call your township office and local churches. If you live in suburban Cook County you can also call the Homeless Prevention Center at (877) 426-6515. Chicago residents can call 311.

Bloom Township
http://www.bloomtownship.org/
425 S Halsted St., Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 754-9400
Bloom Township Map

Calumet Township (Illinois)
www.calumettownshipil.com
Main Office: 2353 York St., Blue Island, IL
(708) 385-0264
Calumet Township Map

Lemont Township
Administrative Offices
1115 Warner Avenue
Lemont, IL 60439
(630) 257-2522
Human Services
http://www.lemonttownship.org/human-services.html
Deborah L. Schmitt, Director of Human Services
email: human-services@lemonttownship.org
(630) 257-2522 x 19
Lemont Township Map

Lyons Township
http://www.lyonstownshipil.gov/
General Assistance Office
http://www.lyonstownshipil.gov/offices/general-assistance-office.html
(708) 482-8300 X- 223, 232
Lyons Township Hall
6404 Joliet Rd.
Countryside IL 60525
Lyons Township Map

Rich Township
http://www.richtownship.org/
Administration Building
(708) 748-6722
TTY: 708-748-0376
Rich Township Map

Rich Township Food Pantry
http://www.richtownship.org/food-pantry
22013 Governors Hwy.
Richton Park, IL 60471
(708) 748-6722

Rich Township
Rich Township Food Pantry Director
Candi Kleindorfer
(708) 228-5033
Email: ckleindorfer@richtownship.org

Rich Township
Rich Township Senior Services
Shirley Green Senior Center
297 Liberty Dr., Park Forest, IL 60466
(708) 748-5264 and/or (708) 748-5454

Stickney Township
http://www.townshipofstickney.org/directory.html
Email: info@townshipofstickney.org
7745 S. Leamington Ave.
Burbank, IL 60459
708-636-8850
Stickney Township Map

Stickney Township General Assistance
http://www.townshipofstickney.org/general_assistance.html
(708) 424-9200

Stickney Township Senior Services
General Information: http://www.townshipofstickney.org/Seniors_general_information.html
Louis S. Viverito Senior Center:  http://www.townshipofstickney.org/Senior_Center.html
Home Delivered Meals:  http://www.townshipofstickney.org/home_delivered_meals.html
Senior Dining Program:  http://www.townshipofstickney.org/mealsite_menus.html
Caregiver Program:  http://www.townshipofstickney.org/Care_giver.html
Aging and disability services:  http://www.townshipofstickney.org/aging_and_disability.html
Adult Protective Services:  http://www.townshipofstickney.org/adult_protective_services.html
Comprehensive Senior Care:  http://www.townshipofstickney.org/Comprehensive_Senior_Care.html
Senior Health Insurance Counseling:  http://www.townshipofstickney.org/senior_health_insurance.html
Home Maintenance Referral Program:  http://www.townshipofstickney.org/home_maintenance.html
Senior Transportation:  http://www.townshipofstickney.org/seniors_transportation.html

Thornton Township
www.thorntontownship.com/
City Government Office
333 E 162nd St., South Holland, IL 60473
(708) 596-6040
Thornton Township Map

FEEDING ILLINOIS PARTNER AGENCIES
You can locate your nearest Feeding Illinois partner agency and its hours of operations. Just choose your county and if that returns too many locations to choose from, narrow it down by entering your zip code.  http://feedingillinois.org/need/

GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY AGENCY LOCATOR
Enter a zip code to find a food pantry, soup kitchen or shelter in Cook County or scroll down and click on the map for an agency near you.  http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/site/PageServer?pagename=member_need_food

DIRECT2FOOD (discontinued)
As of January 1, direct2food.org services has been discontinued. For available food resources in Chicago, please visit the following sites:
Greater Chicago Food Depository, Illinois Food Assistance Program (SNAP)

NORTHWEST INDIANA FOOD PANTRIES
For pantry listings please contact the Food Bank at (219) 980-1777. The agencies are located in the following communities: LAKE COUNTY—Cedar Lake, Crown Point, East Chicago, Gary, Griffith, Hammond, Hebron, Highland, Hobart, Lake Station, Lowell, Merrillville, Munster, and Winfield.  PORTER COUNTY—Chesterton, Portage, and Valparaiso.  http://www.foodbanknwi.org

DIRECT2HOUSING
Direct2Housing is a tool that allows you to search for housing information on your own.  http://direct2housing.org/

SOUTH SUBURBAN PADS
South Suburban PADS provides shelter and supportive services to homeless persons. Address: 414 West Lincoln Highway, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, 708-754-4357  http://www.sspads.org/