Although Arlington Cares, NFP does not provide services directly, we support the following programs that are administered through the Human Services Division of Arlington Heights’ municipality. Arlington Cares works to raise funds so that these services can continue to help our residents.
The Village contributes a generous amount of dollars to the Emergency Assistance fund each year. The Salvation Army contributes dollars and is designed to assist all residents with an Arlington Heights mailing address, as well as transients. The Arlington Heights Ministerial Association also contributes dollars to assist residents but also permits monies to be used for transients in need and emergencies of travelers. Arlington Cares, NFP coordinates events to raise tax deductible funds that are given to the Emergency Assistance Fund. Other resources are donations contributed by residents and businesses throughout the year.
The uniqueness of this service is that we work closely with other agencies to combine resources and services. Organizations such as St. Vincent DePaul Society, Faith Community Homes, Catholic Charities, CEDA, Northwest Compass, Alexian Center for Mental Health, Nami, Elk Grove, Palatine, and Wheeling Townships collaborate with the Village to offer the most comprehensive services possible. This enables the majority of those requesting assistance to receive help that will make a difference in their current situation.
Should an applicant’s needs be beyond the scope of the program, appropriate referrals are provided.
If you are in need of services, or want more detail on the programs the Village offers, you can call the Human Services Division at 847-368-5791.