Need help? Call (708) 633-5040.

Before you call or visit, check Together We Cope’s Client Services hours. Call during regular business hours. A receptionist will ask for your name, phone number(s), size of family, address and which type of help you need. A case manager will return your call.

When you need help or referrals Together We Cope is a good place to begin.

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

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.

“Very nice people willing to help you with your situation or problem.” — Lynn

Bring your ID

Bring an ID and a piece of mail, postmarked within the last 60 days that shows your current address. Individuals residing within our service area are eligible to receive groceries for themselves or their families once a month.

Individuals who do not live within our service area are allowed one bag of emergency food, one time per year.

We help those people who need help within our service area.
Our Service Area does not include the Mount Greenwood neighborhood (in Worth Township) because it is a part of the City of Chicago.

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Do you live outside of our service area?

Click here for Townships outside of TWC’s service area.


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Together We Cope assists neighbors in need in four townships. Our service area is bounded by 87th street on the north and 183rd Street on the South. Our east/west boundaries are between Will-Cook Road (County Line Road) on the west and Western Avenue on the east. Residents of this area (excluding the Mt. Greenwood neighborhood) are eligible for assistance from Together We Cope.