Neighbors in crisis helped by TWC

  • recently unemployed workers
  • elderly and disabled people on fixed incomes
  • grandparents unexpectedly raising children again
  • victims of fire and other disasters
  • single parents trying to make ends meet
  • people facing catastrophic medical expenses
  • underemployed workers without benefits

For example, those injured on the job, may have to stay at home for weeks to recover and during this time will receive no income, or greatly-reduced income. This is the kind of temporary crisis that Together We Cope can help with.

“They helped my family when we were in desperate need for food or Christmas gifts for the kids. They are a blessing.” — Alexis

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Case studies

If you live in one of these communities, 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.

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Together We Cope assists neighbors in need in four townships bounded by 87th street on the north to 183rd Street on the South, and 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.

map of the 4 townships that make up the service area of Together We Cope