Food Pantry: The KCCSI C.A.P Food Pantry provides nutritional food, along with healthy recipes and nutritional information, to individuals or households each week.
Emergency Assistance: Income eligible customers receive monetary and non-monetary provisions when facing a one time emergency in the areas of rent, shelter, utility or mortgage assistance.
Financial Literacy: Both youth and adults can engage in hands on informational sessions that encompass various aspects of financial management utilizing the All My Money, Change for the Better Curriculum.
Back To School Project: School supplies are provided to eligible youth in grades K-12 as they gear up for a successful school year.
CSBG Scholarship Program: Each year, individuals with high academic potential who are enrolled or will be enrolled in a college, university, trade or vocational school in Illinois can apply for a scholarship.
Affordable Housing: Families have the opportunity to rent properties maintained by KCCSI. During their lease, staff work with these families to increase their awareness of services available in the community.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): To help offset the high cost of heating and electric related utilities, eligible households have the opportunity to receive a one time payment on their primary and secondary utility bill.
Emergency Furnace: Eligible homeowners with a non-functioning furnace have the opportunity to have their furnace repaired or replaced by a licensed professional.
Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP): Qualifying households can elect to enroll into a monthly payment plan with their utility vendor(s) that is based on their income.
Weatherization: Qualifying home-owners or renters can attain specific services by licensed professionals that increase the energy efficiency of their home or apartment.
Club Boomers: Seniors (60+) can receive a nutritious meal at an affordable donation each weekday at various sites throughout Will and Kankakee Counties. The Club Boomers sites cater to the prevention of senior isolation, as they offer a variety of entertaining, recreational and educational activities.
This program is available in Kankakee and Will Counties.
Club Boomers Home Delivered Meals: Seniors (60+) who may be frail, homebound or isolated due to illness or injury are eligible to receive a nutritious meal delivered to their door by a friendly Meals on Wheels Driver on a daily or weekly basis. During these deliveries, our team of drivers also conduct well-being checks. This program is available in Kankakee and Will Counties.
Farmer’s Market Coupons: Eligible seniors (60+) in Kankakee County can receive a booklet of vouchers, often valued at $25, to redeem at the local Farmer’s Market. This program is only available in Kankakee County.
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP): On site training is provided to individuals 55+ who wish to return to the workforce. Eligible individuals engage in paid training opportunities at non-profit or governmental agencies as they seek employment. This program is available in Kankakee and Will Counties.
Youth Employment Program:
Employment opportunities are available to non-employed youth (16-21) during the summer months.
Resource Room: As we work to bridge the technology gap, KCCSI maintains a computer lab as a resource room for employment development. The resource room is also available for support in other areas.