Walking with Moms in Need

connection and support throughout pregnancy

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We’re so glad you found this page! Know that the Catholic Church is here for you. We’ve compiled a list of community resources to help you through this challenging time. Web and printer friendly versions are available. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the Life & Family Evangelization Office at 815-399-4300.

McHenry Area

Algonquin | Cary | Johnsburg | Harvard | Huntley | Marengo | Woodstock

Dekalb Area

Dekalb | Elburn | Genoa | Hampshire | Lee | Rochelle | Sandwich | Somonauk | Sycamore

Rockford Area

Belvidere | Byron | Durand | Loves Park | Pecatonica | Rockford | South Beloit

Elgin Area

Carpentersville | Dundee | Elgin | Gilberts | St. Charles

Sterling Area

Albany | Amboy | Dixon | Erie | Fulton | Oregon | Polo | West Brooklyn

Freeport Area

East Dubuque | Freeport | Galena | Hanover | Mount Carroll | Savanna | Shannon

National Resources

Helplines | Resources available in all areas
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Did you know that pregnancy care centers offer FREE ultrasounds? This is a great way to ensure your own health and the health of your baby.

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Aurora Area Resources

Physical

Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Rockford works to serve God’s people for the common good with compassion, dignity and respect; to assist people in achieving a degree of independence consonant with their human dignity. They offer many services such as emergency assistance, parenting programs, counseling, youth programs and bilingual services. www.catholiccharities.rockforddiocese.org | 630-820-3220 | 314 Lake St. Ste 1-A, Aurora, IL 60506

  • CLOTHES CLOSET (at Redeemer Fellowship) Gently used clothing and infant items are given away. Open to the community. Typically the first Monday of the month from 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. 1125 Oak St. St. Charles, IL 60174
  • GOOD SAMARITAN CLOTHING CLOSET (at the Sugar Grove Community Building) provides free clothing of all ages to Kaneland and Big Rock area residents. Typically the 3rd Wednesday from 10am-12pm and 4pm-6pm as well as the 3rd Thursday from 10am-12pm. See website. 141 South Main Street Sugar Grove, IL 60554

The NORTHERN ILLINOIS FOOD BANK has a variety of mobile markets, food distribution events, and connections to local area pantries. Type in an address and see what’s nearby.

Medical & Mental Health

  • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS is a Sobriety Maintenance Fellowship Group. This group is open to anyone. It does not cost anything to attend meetings. Find a meeting near you.
  • CATHOLIC IN RECOVERY: For any Catholic suffering from addictions and unhealthy attachments including alcoholism, drug addiction, pornography addiction, sex and relationship addiction, compulsive overeating and food addictions, gambling addiction, codependency and the impact on family, and general fear, control, and anxiety. Find a local or virtual meeting.
  • ROSECRANCE offers a variety of Substance Abuse Treatments and Mental Health Services. There are multiple locations in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Find a location near you | 866-330-8729

Spiritual

Free and confidential healing offered through the Diocese of Rockford Life & Family Evangelization Office Project Rachel ministry. Visit Website | 815-387-3379 | 888-456-HOPEprojectrachelrockford@gmail.com

Not sure where the nearest Catholic church is? Use this online tool to find out! A staff member or priest can help connect you with spiritual guidance and sacramental grace. Many parishes have food pantries, or access to charitable societies and organizations as well as near by social services. 

Pregnancy

BEAUTIFUL U MINISTRIES: Safe, secure, residential housing for pregnant teens in need. Also has a resale shop. beautiful.u.ministries@gmail.com | 630-387-9223

Support and Case Management, linkage to resources, pregnancy and parenting information, education and employment referrals. Serving individuals and couples. No fee for services. For more information contact Laurie Larsen llarsen@rockforddiocese.org | 815-544-5434 | catholiccharities.rockforddiocese.org

Pregnancy Centers offer support for women and men facing unplanned pregnancy. Many centers offer ultrasounds, pregnancy testing, STI testing, and a variety of other services. 

Corbella Clinic101 E. State St. South Elgin, IL 60177
TLC Pregnancy Services825 Dundee Ave. Suite D, Elgin, IL 60120
Waterleaf Women’s Center3055 E. New York St. Aurora, IL 60504
We Care Pregnancy Clinic403 N. 5th St. Dekalb, IL 60115

Standing With You provides an online, searchable list of resources for pregnant and parenting women – healthcare, counseling, clothing and food assistance, housing, childcare, insurance, peer-to-peer support, financial assistance, adoption, and more. See the Illinois resources HERE

Emergency

Catholic Charities offers emergency assistance for rent, utilities, food, diapers and other basic needs for individuals and families who are experiencing economic hardship. Emergency Assistance Program personnel also can refer callers to appropriate community agencies that may be able to assist them. For more information in Kane, DeKalb, Ogle, Lee and Whiteside counties, please call (630) 820-3220 | www.catholiccharities.rockforddiocese.org

The society offers tangible assitance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. Aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential component of the Society’s work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. Many local parishes have a chapter. Below is a list of nearby Catholic churches may be able to assist.

AuroraHoly Angels180 S Russell Ave, Aurora, IL 60506
AuroraOur Lady of Good Counsel620 Fifth St, Aurora, IL 60505
AuroraSt. Joseph

722 High Street, Aurora IL 60505

AuroraSt. Rita of Casia750 Old Indian Trail, Aurora, IL 60506
AuroraSt. Therese of Jesus271 N Farnsworth Ave, Aurora, IL
BataviaHoly Cross2300 Main St, Batavia, IL 60510
GenevaSt. Peter1891 Kaneville Rd, Geneva, IL 60134
Sugar GroveSt. Katharine Drexel8S055 Dugan Rd, Sugar Grove, IL 60554

Other

PRAIRIE STATE LEGAL SERVICES: legal services for low income persons in Dekalb, DuPage, Kane, and Kendall counties. 800-690-2130 | 31W001 E. North Ave. Ste. 200, West Chicago, IL 60185 | pslegal.org 

Free, confidential referrals to essential community services including basic human needs (food, shelter, rent, utility assistance), physical and mental health resources, crisis intervention, employment assistance and much more. 24/7 hotline 888-865-9903 or text 898211

Dekalb Area Resources

Physical

Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Rockford works to serve God’s people for the common good with compassion, dignity and respect; to assist people in achieving a degree of independence consonant with their human dignity. They offer many services such as emergency assistance, parenting programs, counseling, youth programs and bilingual services. www.catholiccharities.rockforddiocese.org | 630-820-3220 | 314 Lake St. Ste 1-A, Aurora, IL 60506

The St. Elizabeth Community Center in Rockford offers youth services, preschool, before and after school care, as well as adult services, a food pantry, and a clothing closet. 1505 S. Main St. Rockford, IL 61102 | 815-965-6993

  • CLOTHES CLOSET (at Redeemer Fellowship) Gently used clothing and infant items are given away. Open to the community. Typically the first Monday of the month from 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. 1125 Oak St. St. Charles, IL 60174
  • GOOD SAMARITAN CLOTHING CLOSET (at the Sugar Grove Community Building) provides free clothing of all ages to Kaneland and Big Rock area residents. Typically the 3rd Wednesday from 10am-12pm and 4pm-6pm as well as the 3rd Thursday from 10am-12pm. See website. 141 South Main Street Sugar Grove, IL 60554

The NORTHERN ILLINOIS FOOD BANK has a variety of mobile markets, food distribution events, and connections to local area pantries. Type in an address and see what’s nearby.

Medical & Mental Health

Spiritual

Free and confidential healing offered through the Diocese of Rockford Life & Family Evangelization Office Project Rachel ministry. Visit Website | 815-387-3379 | 888-456-HOPEprojectrachelrockford@gmail.com

Not sure where the nearest Catholic church is? Use this online tool to find out! A staff member or priest can help connect you with spiritual guidance and sacramental grace. Many parishes have food pantries, or access to charitable societies and organizations as well as near by social services. 

Pregnancy

BEAUTIFUL U MINISTRIES: Safe, secure, residential housing for pregnant teens in need. Also has a resale shop. beautiful.u.ministries@gmail.com | 630-387-9223

Support and Case Management, linkage to resources, pregnancy and parenting information, education and employment referrals. Serving individuals and couples. No fee for services. For more information contact Laurie Larsen llarsen@rockforddiocese.org | 815-544-5434 | catholiccharities.rockforddiocese.org

Pregnancy Centers offer support for women and men facing unplanned pregnancy. Many centers offer ultrasounds, pregnancy testing, STI testing, and a variety of other services. 

Corbella Clinic101 E. State St. South Elgin, IL 60177
TLC Pregnancy Services825 Dundee Ave. Suite D, Elgin, IL 60120
Waterleaf Women’s Center3055 E. New York St. Aurora, IL 60504
We Care Pregnancy Clinic403 N. 5th St. Dekalb, IL 60115

Standing With You provides an online, searchable list of resources for pregnant and parenting women – healthcare, counseling, clothing and food assistance, housing, childcare, insurance, peer-to-peer support, financial assistance, adoption, and more. See the Illinois resources HERE

Emergency

Catholic Charities offers emergency assistance for rent, utilities, food, diapers and other basic needs for individuals and families who are experiencing economic hardship. Emergency Assistance Program personnel also can refer callers to appropriate community agencies that may be able to assist them. For more information in Kane, DeKalb, Ogle, Lee and Whiteside counties, please call (630) 820-3220 | www.catholiccharities.rockforddiocese.org

The society offers tangible assitance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. Aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential component of the Society’s work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. Many local parishes have a chapter. Below is a list of nearby Catholic churches may be able to assist.

AuroraHoly Angels180 S Russell Ave, Aurora, IL 60506
AuroraOur Lady of Good Counsel620 Fifth St, Aurora, IL 60505
AuroraSt. Joseph

722 High Street, Aurora IL 60505

AuroraSt. Rita of Casia750 Old Indian Trail, Aurora, IL 60506
AuroraSt. Therese of Jesus271 N Farnsworth Ave, Aurora, IL
BataviaHoly Cross2300 Main St, Batavia, IL 60510
GenevaSt. Peter1891 Kaneville Rd, Geneva, IL 60134
Sugar GroveSt. Katharine Drexel8S055 Dugan Rd, Sugar Grove, IL 60554

Other

PRAIRIE STATE LEGAL SERVICES: legal services for low income persons in Dekalb, DuPage, Kane, and Kendall counties. 800-690-2130 | 31W001 E. North Ave. Ste. 200, West Chicago, IL 60185 | pslegal.org 

Free, confidential referrals to essential community services including basic human needs (food, shelter, rent, utility assistance), physical and mental health resources, crisis intervention, employment assistance and much more. 24/7 hotline 888-865-9903 or text 898211

Elgin Area Resources

Physical

Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Rockford works to serve God’s people for the common good with compassion, dignity and respect; to assist people in achieving a degree of independence consonant with their human dignity. They offer many services such as emergency assistance, parenting programs, counseling, youth programs and bilingual services. www.catholiccharities.rockforddiocese.org | 630-820-3220 | 314 Lake St. Ste 1-A, Aurora, IL 60506

  • CLOTHES CLOSET (at Redeemer Fellowship) Gently used clothing and infant items are given away. Open to the community. Typically the first Monday of the month from 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. 1125 Oak St. St. Charles, IL 60174
  • GOOD SAMARITAN CLOTHING CLOSET (at the Sugar Grove Community Building) provides free clothing of all ages to Kaneland and Big Rock area residents. Typically the 3rd Wednesday from 10am-12pm and 4pm-6pm as well as the 3rd Thursday from 10am-12pm. See website. 141 South Main Street Sugar Grove, IL 60554

The NORTHERN ILLINOIS FOOD BANK has a variety of mobile markets, food distribution events, and connections to local area pantries. Type in an address and see what’s nearby.

Medical & Mental Health

  • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS is a Sobriety Maintenance Fellowship Group. This group is open to anyone. It does not cost anything to attend meetings. Find a meeting near you.
  • CATHOLIC IN RECOVERY: For any Catholic suffering from addictions and unhealthy attachments including alcoholism, drug addiction, pornography addiction, sex and relationship addiction, compulsive overeating and food addictions, gambling addiction, codependency and the impact on family, and general fear, control, and anxiety. Find a local or virtual meeting.
  • ROSECRANCE offers a variety of Substance Abuse Treatments and Mental Health Services. There are multiple locations in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Find a location near you | 866-330-8729

Spiritual

Free and confidential healing offered through the Diocese of Rockford Life & Family Evangelization Office Project Rachel ministry. Visit Website | 815-387-3379 | 888-456-HOPEprojectrachelrockford@gmail.com

Not sure where the nearest Catholic church is? Use this online tool to find out! A staff member or priest can help connect you with spiritual guidance and sacramental grace. Many parishes have food pantries, or access to charitable societies and organizations as well as near by social services. 

Pregnancy

BEAUTIFUL U MINISTRIES: Safe, secure, residential housing for pregnant teens in need. Also has a resale shop. beautiful.u.ministries@gmail.com | 630-387-9223

Support and Case Management, linkage to resources, pregnancy and parenting information, education and employment referrals. Serving individuals and couples. No fee for services. For more information contact Laurie Larsen llarsen@rockforddiocese.org | 815-544-5434 | catholiccharities.rockforddiocese.org

Pregnancy Centers offer support for women and men facing unplanned pregnancy. Many centers offer ultrasounds, pregnancy testing, STI testing, and a variety of other services. 

Corbella Clinic101 E. State St. South Elgin, IL 60177
TLC Pregnancy Services825 Dundee Ave. Suite D, Elgin, IL 60120
Waterleaf Women’s Center3055 E. New York St. Aurora, IL 60504
We Care Pregnancy Clinic403 N. 5th St. Dekalb, IL 60115

Standing With You provides an online, searchable list of resources for pregnant and parenting women – healthcare, counseling, clothing and food assistance, housing, childcare, insurance, peer-to-peer support, financial assistance, adoption, and more. See the Illinois resources HERE

Emergency

Catholic Charities offers emergency assistance for rent, utilities, food, diapers and other basic needs for individuals and families who are experiencing economic hardship. Emergency Assistance Program personnel also can refer callers to appropriate community agencies that may be able to assist them. For more information in Kane, DeKalb, Ogle, Lee and Whiteside counties, please call (630) 820-3220 | www.catholiccharities.rockforddiocese.org

The society offers tangible assitance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. Aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential component of the Society’s work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. Many local parishes have a chapter. Below is a list of nearby Catholic churches may be able to assist.

CarpentersvilleSt. Monica90 N John F. Kennedy Dr, Carpentersville, IL 60110
ElginSt. Mary397 Fulton St, Elgin, IL 60120
ElginSt. Thomas More215 Thomas More Dr. Elgin, IL 60123
St. CharlesSt. John Neumann2900 E Main St, St. Charles, IL 60174
St. CharlesSt. Patrick6N491 Crane Road St Charles Illinois 60175
West DundeeSt. Catherine of Siena845 W Main St, West Dundee, IL 60118
GenevaSt. Peter1891 Kaneville Rd, Geneva, IL 60134

Other

PRAIRIE STATE LEGAL SERVICES: legal services for low income persons in Dekalb, DuPage, Kane, and Kendall counties. 800-690-2130 | 31W001 E. North Ave. Ste. 200, West Chicago, IL 60185 | pslegal.org 

Free, confidential referrals to essential community services including basic human needs (food, shelter, rent, utility assistance), physical and mental health resources, crisis intervention, employment assistance and much more. 24/7 hotline 888-865-9903 or text 898211

Freeport Area Resources

Physical

Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Rockford works to serve God’s people for the common good with compassion, dignity and respect; to assist people in achieving a degree of independence consonant with their human dignity. They offer many services such as emergency assistance, parenting programs, counseling, youth programs and bilingual services. www.catholiccharities.rockforddiocese.org | 630-820-3220 | 314 Lake St. Ste 1-A, Aurora, IL 60506

The St. Elizabeth Community Center in Rockford offers youth services, preschool, before and after school care, as well as adult services, a food pantry, and a clothing closet. 1505 S. Main St. Rockford, IL 61102 | 815-965-6993

MARY’S INN: Residential maternity home dedicated to the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of single pregnant mothers and their developing babies. Accepts women from any state and minors who are Iowa residents. 563-580-2278 | programsupervisormarysinn@gmail.com | visit website 

Medical & Mental Health

OSF HEALTHCARE is a Catholic hospital with clinical and supportive services who is fully committed to following the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Services. To find a nearby location, type in your zip code HERE

Spiritual

Free and confidential healing offered through the Diocese of Rockford Life & Family Evangelization Office Project Rachel ministry. Visit Website | 815-387-3379 | 888-456-HOPEprojectrachelrockford@gmail.com

Not sure where the nearest Catholic church is? Use this online tool to find out! A staff member or priest can help connect you with spiritual guidance and sacramental grace. Many parishes have food pantries, or access to charitable societies and organizations as well as near by social services. 

Pregnancy

Support and Case Management, linkage to resources, pregnancy and parenting information, education and employment referrals. Serving individuals and couples. No fee for services. For more information contact Laurie Larsen llarsen@rockforddiocese.org | 815-544-5434 | catholiccharities.rockforddiocese.org

Pregnancy Centers offer support for women and men facing unplanned pregnancy. Many centers offer ultrasounds, pregnancy testing, STI testing, and a variety of other services. 

The Gabriel ProjectDubuque Iowa
800-771-5790
Willow Women’s Center2680 Prairie Ave. Beloit, WI 53511

Standing With You provides an online, searchable list of resources for pregnant and parenting women – healthcare, counseling, clothing and food assistance, housing, childcare, insurance, peer-to-peer support, financial assistance, adoption, and more. See the Illinois resources HERE

Emergency

Catholic Charities offers emergency assistance for rent, utilities, food, diapers and other basic needs for individuals and families who are experiencing economic hardship. Emergency Assistance Program personnel also can refer callers to appropriate community agencies that may be able to assist them. For more information in Kane, DeKalb, Ogle, Lee and Whiteside counties, please call (630) 820-3220 | For more information about McHenry, Boone, Stephenson, and JoDaviess counties please call 815-344-6956 www.catholiccharities.rockforddiocese.org

The society offers tangible assitance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. Aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential component of the Society’s work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. Many local parishes have a chapter. Below is a list of nearby Catholic churches may be able to assist.

FreeportSt. Mary & St. Joseph229 W Washington Pl. Freeport, IL 61032
GalenaSt. Teresa of Calcutta – Galena Conference227 S. Bench St., Galena, IL 61036

Other

HELPING INDIVIDUALS REGAIN EMPLOYMENT (HIRE): Job search, interviewing strategies, create or refresh resumes/cover letters. Call-in assistance available through Catholic Charities. 630-820-3220 ext. 2 | 314 N. Lake St. Ste 1-A, Aurora, IL 60506 | catholiccharities.rockforddiocese.org

Free, confidential referrals to essential community services including basic human needs (food, shelter, rent, utility assistance), physical and mental health resources, crisis intervention, employment assistance and much more. 24/7 hotline 888-865-9903 or text 898211

McHenry Area Resources

Physical

Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Rockford works to serve God’s people for the common good with compassion, dignity and respect; to assist people in achieving a degree of independence consonant with their human dignity. They offer many services such as emergency assistance, parenting programs, counseling, youth programs and bilingual services. www.catholiccharities.rockforddiocese.org | 815-344-6956 | 5141 W. Bull Valley Rd. McHenry, IL, 60050

The St. Elizabeth Community Center in Rockford offers youth services, preschool, before and after school care, as well as adult services, a food pantry, and a clothing closet. 1505 S. Main St. Rockford, IL 61102 | 815-965-6993

The NORTHERN ILLINOIS FOOD BANK has a variety of mobile markets, food distribution events, and connections to local area pantries. Type in an address and see what’s nearby.

Medical & Mental Health

OSF HEALTHCARE is a Catholic hospital with clinical and supportive services who is fully committed to following the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Services. To find a nearby location, type in your zip code HERE

  • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS is a Sobriety Maintenance Fellowship Group. This group is open to anyone. It does not cost anything to attend meetings. Find a meeting near you.
  • CATHOLIC IN RECOVERY: For any Catholic suffering from addictions and unhealthy attachments including alcoholism, drug addiction, pornography addiction, sex and relationship addiction, compulsive overeating and food addictions, gambling addiction, codependency and the impact on family, and general fear, control, and anxiety. Find a local or virtual meeting.
  • ROSECRANCE offers a variety of Substance Abuse Treatments and Mental Health Services. There are multiple locations in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Find a location near you | 866-330-8729

Spiritual

Free and confidential healing offered through the Diocese of Rockford Life & Family Evangelization Office Project Rachel ministry. Visit Website | 815-387-3379 | 888-456-HOPEprojectrachelrockford@gmail.com

Not sure where the nearest Catholic church is? Use this online tool to find out! A staff member or priest can help connect you with spiritual guidance and sacramental grace. Many parishes have food pantries, or access to charitable societies and organizations as well as near by social services. 

Pregnancy

Support and Case Management, linkage to resources, pregnancy and parenting information, education and employment referrals. Serving individuals and couples. No fee for services. For more information contact Laurie Larsen llarsen@rockforddiocese.org | 815-544-5434 | catholiccharities.rockforddiocese.org

Pregnancy Centers offer support for women and men facing unplanned pregnancy. Many centers offer ultrasounds, pregnancy testing, STI testing, and a variety of other services. 

1st Way Life Center3714 Fairview Ave. Johnsburg, IL 60051
Focus Women’s Center409 Front St. McHenry, IL 60050
TLC Pregnancy Services825 Dundee Ave. Suite D. Elgin, IL 60120
Willow Women’s Center2680 Prairie Ave. Beloit, WI 53511

Standing With You provides an online, searchable list of resources for pregnant and parenting women – healthcare, counseling, clothing and food assistance, housing, childcare, insurance, peer-to-peer support, financial assistance, adoption, and more. See the Illinois resources HERE

Emergency

Catholic Charities offers emergency assistance for rent, utilities, food, diapers and other basic needs for individuals and families who are experiencing economic hardship. Emergency Assistance Program personnel also can refer callers to appropriate community agencies that may be able to assist them. For more information in Kane, DeKalb, Ogle, Lee and Whiteside counties, please call (630) 820-3220 | For more information about McHenry, Boone, Stephenson, and JoDaviess counties please call 815-344-6956 www.catholiccharities.rockforddiocese.org

The society offers tangible assitance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. Aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential component of the Society’s work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. Many local parishes have a chapter. Below is a list of nearby Catholic churches may be able to assist.

AlgonquinSt. Margaret Mary111 S. Hubbard St. Algonquin, IL 60102
CarySS Peter & Paul410 N. 1st St. Cary, IL 60013
Crystal LakeSt. Elizabeth Ann Seton1023 McHenry Ave. Crystal Lake, IL 60014
HuntleySt. Mary10307 Dundee-Huntley Rd. Huntley, IL 60142
MarengoSacred Heart323 N Taylor St. Marengo, IL 60152
McHenryHoly Apostles, St. Mary & St. Patrick815-385-9946
Richmond-Spring GroveSt. Peter & St. Joseph815-675-2288
Wonder LakeChrist the King5006 E Wonder Lake Rd. Wonder Lake, IL 60097
WoodstockSt. Mary312 Lincoln Ave. Woodstock, IL 60098

 

Other

PRAIRIE STATE LEGAL SERVICES: legal services for low income persons. Serves McHenry County. 815-344-9113 | 400 Russel Ct. Woodstock, IL, 60098 | pslegal.org 

Free, confidential referrals to essential community services including basic human needs (food, shelter, rent, utility assistance), physical and mental health resources, crisis intervention, employment assistance and much more. 24/7 hotline 888-865-9903 or text 898211

Rockford Area Resources

Physical

Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Rockford works to serve God’s people for the common good with compassion, dignity and respect; to assist people in achieving a degree of independence consonant with their human dignity. They offer many services such as emergency assistance, parenting programs, counseling, youth programs and bilingual services. www.catholiccharities.rockforddiocese.org | 630-820-3220 | 314 Lake St. Ste 1-A, Aurora, IL 60506

The St. Elizabeth Community Center in Rockford offers youth services, preschool, before and after school care, as well as adult services, a food pantry, and a clothing closet. 1505 S. Main St. Rockford, IL 61102 | 815-965-6993

The NORTHERN ILLINOIS FOOD BANK has a variety of mobile markets, food distribution events, and connections to local area pantries. Type in an address and see what’s nearby.

Medical & Mental Health

OSF HEALTHCARE is a Catholic hospital with clinical and supportive services who is fully committed to following the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Services. To find a nearby location, type in your zip code HERE

Spiritual

Free and confidential healing offered through the Diocese of Rockford Life & Family Evangelization Office Project Rachel ministry. Visit Website | 815-387-3379 | 888-456-HOPEprojectrachelrockford@gmail.com

Not sure where the nearest Catholic church is? Use this online tool to find out! A staff member or priest can help connect you with spiritual guidance and sacramental grace. Many parishes have food pantries, or access to charitable societies and organizations as well as near by social services. 

Pregnancy

Support and Case Management, linkage to resources, pregnancy and parenting information, education and employment referrals. Serving individuals and couples. No fee for services. For more information contact Laurie Larsen llarsen@rockforddiocese.org | 815-544-5434 | catholiccharities.rockforddiocese.org

Pregnancy Centers offer support for women and men facing unplanned pregnancy. Many centers offer ultrasounds, pregnancy testing, STI testing, and a variety of other services. 

Pregnancy Care Center4108 Morsay Dr. Rockford, IL 61107
Willow Women’s Center2680 Prairie Ave. Beloit, WI 53511

Standing With You provides an online, searchable list of resources for pregnant and parenting women – healthcare, counseling, clothing and food assistance, housing, childcare, insurance, peer-to-peer support, financial assistance, adoption, and more. See the Illinois resources HERE

Emergency

Catholic Charities offers emergency assistance for rent, utilities, food, diapers and other basic needs for individuals and families who are experiencing economic hardship. Emergency Assistance Program personnel also can refer callers to appropriate community agencies that may be able to assist them. For more information in Kane, DeKalb, Ogle, Lee and Whiteside counties, please call (630) 820-3220 | For more information about McHenry, Boone, Stephenson, and JoDaviess counties please call 815-344-6956 www.catholiccharities.rockforddiocese.org

The society offers tangible assitance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. Aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential component of the Society’s work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. Many local parishes have a chapter. Below is a list of nearby Catholic churches may be able to assist.

BelvidereSt. Anne/St. James402 Church St, Belvidere, IL 61008
ByronSt. Mary220 E 2nd St, Byron, IL 61010
DurandSt. Mary/St. Patrick606 W Main St, Durand, IL 61024
Loves ParkSt. Bridget600 Clifford Ave, Loves Park, IL 61111
RockfordHoly Family4401 Highcrest Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
RockfordSt. James428 N 2nd St, Rockford, IL 61107
RockfordSt. Peter1243 N Church St, Rockford, IL 61103
RockfordSt. Rita6254 Valley Knoll Dr, Rockford, IL 61109
South BeloitSt. Peter620 Blackhawk Blvd, South Beloit, IL 61080

Other

MOTHERHOUSE CRISIS NURSERY: Childcare and family support for families in need, parenting education, counseling services. 424 7th St. Rockford, IL 61104 | 24/7 hotline 815-962-4858 | visit website

HELPING INDIVIDUALS REGAIN EMPLOYMENT (HIRE): Job search, interviewing strategies, create or refresh resumes/cover letters. Call-in assistance available through Catholic Charities. 630-820-3220 ext. 2 | 314 N. Lake St. Ste 1-A, Aurora, IL 60506 | catholiccharities.rockforddiocese.org

PRAIRIE STATE LEGAL SERVICES: legal services for low income persons. Serves Boone, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties. 815-965-2902| 303 N. Main St. Rockford, IL 61101 | pslegal.org 

Free, confidential referrals to essential community services including basic human needs (food, shelter, rent, utility assistance), physical and mental health resources, crisis intervention, employment assistance and much more. 24/7 hotline 888-865-9903 or text 898211

Sterling Area Resources

Physical

Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Rockford works to serve God’s people for the common good with compassion, dignity and respect; to assist people in achieving a degree of independence consonant with their human dignity. They offer many services such as emergency assistance, parenting programs, counseling, youth programs and bilingual services. www.catholiccharities.rockforddiocese.org | 630-820-3220 | 314 Lake St. Ste 1-A, Aurora, IL 60506

The St. Elizabeth Community Center in Rockford offers youth services, preschool, before and after school care, as well as adult services, a food pantry, and a clothing closet. 1505 S. Main St. Rockford, IL 61102 | 815-965-6993

Medical & Mental Health

OSF HEALTHCARE is a Catholic hospital with clinical and supportive services who is fully committed to following the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Services. To find a nearby location, type in your zip code HERE

Spiritual

Free and confidential healing offered through the Diocese of Rockford Life & Family Evangelization Office Project Rachel ministry. Visit Website | 815-387-3379 | 888-456-HOPEprojectrachelrockford@gmail.com

Not sure where the nearest Catholic church is? Use this online tool to find out! A staff member or priest can help connect you with spiritual guidance and sacramental grace. Many parishes have food pantries, or access to charitable societies and organizations as well as near by social services. 

Pregnancy

Support and Case Management, linkage to resources, pregnancy and parenting information, education and employment referrals. Serving individuals and couples. No fee for services. For more information contact Laurie Larsen llarsen@rockforddiocese.org | 815-544-5434 | catholiccharities.rockforddiocese.org

Pregnancy Centers offer support for women and men facing unplanned pregnancy. Many centers offer ultrasounds, pregnancy testing, STI testing, and a variety of other services. 

Pregnancy Care Center4108 Morsay Dr. Rockford, IL 61107
Willow Women’s Center2680 Prairie Ave. Beloit, WI 53511

Standing With You provides an online, searchable list of resources for pregnant and parenting women – healthcare, counseling, clothing and food assistance, housing, childcare, insurance, peer-to-peer support, financial assistance, adoption, and more. See the Illinois resources HERE

Emergency

Catholic Charities offers emergency assistance for rent, utilities, food, diapers and other basic needs for individuals and families who are experiencing economic hardship. Emergency Assistance Program personnel also can refer callers to appropriate community agencies that may be able to assist them. For more information in Kane, DeKalb, Ogle, Lee and Whiteside counties, please call (630) 820-3220 | For more information about McHenry, Boone, Stephenson, and JoDaviess counties please call 815-344-6956 www.catholiccharities.rockforddiocese.org

The society offers tangible assitance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. Aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential component of the Society’s work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. Many local parishes have a chapter. Below is a list of nearby Catholic churches may be able to assist.

Albany/FultonImmaculate Conception & St. Patrick703 12th Ave, Fulton, IL 61252
AmboySt. Patrick32 N Jones St, Amboy, IL 61310
DixonSt. Patrick612 Highland Ave, Dixon, IL 61021
OregonSt. Mary301 N 4th St, Oregon, IL 61061
SterlingSt. Mary600 Avenue B, Sterling, IL 61081

Other

MOTHERHOUSE CRISIS NURSERY: Childcare and family support for families in need, parenting education, counseling services. 424 7th St. Rockford, IL 61104 | 24/7 hotline 815-962-4858 | visit website

HELPING INDIVIDUALS REGAIN EMPLOYMENT (HIRE): Job search, interviewing strategies, create or refresh resumes/cover letters. Call-in assistance available through Catholic Charities. 630-820-3220 ext. 2 | 314 N. Lake St. Ste 1-A, Aurora, IL 60506 | catholiccharities.rockforddiocese.org

PRAIRIE STATE LEGAL SERVICES: legal services for low income persons. Serves Boone, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties. 815-965-2902| 303 N. Main St. Rockford, IL 61101 | pslegal.org 

Free, confidential referrals to essential community services including basic human needs (food, shelter, rent, utility assistance), physical and mental health resources, crisis intervention, employment assistance and much more. 24/7 hotline 888-865-9903 or text 898211

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Frequently Asked Questions

You may switch to in person/hybrid if you have not yet created an account with SmartLoving-Engaged Online. Unfortunately, if an account has been created we cannot switch your program.

Although they cover similar topics, the online only programs and the hybrid seminar do not share the same material.

We strive to be as cost effective as possible. After reviewing several online programs (some of which cost up to $300) and working to minimize in person costs we were able to bring down the price to our current registration fee.

SmartLoving-Engaged Online and the Gift of Self: Marriage Preparation hybrid seminar are equivalent in length. Both require a time commitment of approximately 10 hours.

Beloved is slightly shorter. It is primarily for couples who are seeking convalidation.

A certificate will be issued at the completion of your course.

You will need to obtain a marriage license from the County Clerk Office in the county where your wedding will be taking place. To explore the current procedures and contact information for each County Clerk Office in the state of Illinois, visit the Illinois Association of County Clerks and Recorders website.  Specifically here → https://www.iaccr.net/MemberCountiesMain.html

Still have questions? Contact the LiFE Office!
life@rockforddiocese.org  |  815.399.4300 

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