WHERE TO GO… WHO TO CALL…
Often times we find ourselves asking the question, “Where can I find this?” or “Who can help me with that?” This section of our website is an attempt to compile as much resourceful information – IN ONE PLACE – as we possibly can. The 24th Ward has a vast array of public services, social services, supportive agencies and organizations. Some of them have been around for a long time and some of them are fairly new. We want our residents to know more about all of the resources available to them, because knowing is half the battle.
Maria Pena, 10th District Commander
3315 West Ogden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623
Eric T. Washington, 11th District Commander
3151 West Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60612
Barbara West, 15th District Commander
5701 West Madison Ave
Chicago, IL 60644
This winter heating season, LIHEAP-eligible applicants will have an option to decide which of the two affordable energy programs is the best for you:
OPTION #1: LIHEAP Direct Vendor Payment is designed to provide a one-time payment directly to the utility companies that are applied to the applicant’s bill. The amount of the payment is determined by size of household, income and fuel type.
OPTION #2: LIHEAP Percentage of Income Payment Plan will provide a monthly payment to the utility companies. Residents still have to pay a reduced amount of their monthly bill, but will receive credits toward their balance if their payments are received on time. Disconnected accounts do not qualify.
Documents you need to apply include: proof of income, copy of recent utility bill, proof of social security numbers of entire household and medical cards for entire household.
Family Size - Gross Income for 30 Days Prior to Application Date
* For each additional person, add $477.50
There are several LIHEAP satellite locations that service our ward:
North Lawndale Employment Network
3726 W. Flournoy
3745 W. Ogden
City of Chicago Senior Satellite Office
South Austin Community Coalition
5071 W. Congress
Universal Prayer Tower
4540 W. Washington
We have put together a list of local food pantries that service the 24th Ward area. Please click on this link and find a food pantry near you.
- Family Focus Lawndale, 3517 W. Arthington, has partnered with the Greater Food Depository to provide a monthly Community Food Give-Away. It takes place every 3rd Thursday of the month from 3pm to 6pm. This event is FREE and NO I.D. is needed! Click here for the flyer.
SENIOR SATELLITE OFFICES:
Chicago Department of Family & Support Services has two offices nearby to help assist our Seniors:
5071 W. Congress Parkway
2102 W. Ogden Avenue
3158 W. Roosevelt
3440 W. Roosevelt Rd
Clair House Senior Apartments
1350 S. Harding
Elois McCoy Senior Apts.
4650 W. Van Buren
CHA Albany Senior Apts.
3030 W. 21st Place
SANKOFA (Grandparents Raising Grandkids)
4041 W. Roosevelt Road
Enola Dew Senior Apts.
4623 W. Gladys
Free Summer Meals for Kids & Teens
The No Kid Hungry Campaign believes that summer should be a stress-free time full of foof, friends and fun. Click here to locate a FREE SUMMER MEAL location near you.
Parks & Playlots
The Chicago Park District maintains several parks and playlots in the 24th Ward. Residents are encouraged to visit and utilize the various park amenities. Permits are also available for residents who want to reserve an area of the park for special occasions like family reunions or sporting events. Call or go by the Central Region Office, 200 N. Central Park – 312-746-5246, to get the permit application. More information can be found on the Chicago Park District website, www.chicagoparkdistrict.org
Park Name - Location
CHRISTIANA PLAYLOT PARK - 1533 S. Christiana Ave. Chicago IL 60623
- CRAWFORD PLAYLOT PARK - 1516 S. Karlov Ave. Chicago IL 60623
- DOUGLAS PARK- 1401 S. Sacramento Dr. Chicago IL 60623
- FRANKLIN PARK - 4320 W. 15th St. Chicago IL 60623
- GINKGO PLAYLOT PARK - 1448 S. Trumbull Ave. Chicago IL 60623
- GRAND PLAYLOT PARK - 3529-33 W. Grand Ave. Chicago IL 60651
- HOMAN SQUARE PARK - 3559 W. Arthington St. Chicago IL 60624
- HORNBEAM PLAYLOT PARK - 1416-26 S.Hamlin Ave. Chicago IL 60623
- KEELER PLAYLOT PARK - 1243 S. Keeler Ave. Chicago IL 60651
- LONDON PLAYLOT PARK - 1654 S. Trumbull Ave. Chicago IL 60623
- MILLARD PLAYLOT PARK - 1331 S. Millard Ave. Chicago IL 60623
- NINEBARK PLAYLOT PARK - 1447 S. Harding Ave. Chicago IL 60623
- PARK NO. 500 - 730 S. Springfield Ave. Chicago IL 60624
- PARK NO. 519 - 1944 S. St. Louis Ave. Chicago IL 60623
- PARK NO. 534 - 1300 S. St. Louis Chicago IL 60623
- SUMNER PARK - 4320 W. 5th Ave. Chicago, IL 60624
- VIOLET PLAYLOT PARK - 4120 W. Taylor St. Chicago IL 60624
FREE FUN FOR KIDS
Our kids need a safe place to have fun! Please click on this link to see a variety of places that host FREE DAYS for family fun.