Rent and Security Deposit Assistance

Project NOW provides funds to pay for rent and deposits to help prevent people from becoming homeless.  These funds may be accessed to keep someone in their current housing or obtain new housing.  Participants attend a Tenant’s Rights and Responsibilities Class to increase their knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of being a tenant.

Food and Nutrition Programs

Health Care Assistance and Referrals

Prescription medication and medical supplies may be provided to low-income individuals and families who are experiencing extreme hardship.  In addition, Project NOW can assist clients in applying for the All Kids and Family Care state health insurance programs.  These programs offer Illinois’ uninsured children and their parents comprehensive health care that includes doctor’s visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, vision care, dental care and medical devices like eyeglasses and asthma inhalers.  Assistance applying for Illinois Cares RX, the state drug prescription assistance program that covers adults 65 years of age or older or people with disabilities aged 16 and over.  Clients may also be assisted with applying for Medicare.

Transportation Vouchers and Referrals

In some circumstances, vouchers for Metrolink may be provided to low-income individuals and families who are experiencing extreme hardship or need.  Clients who are elderly or disabled may contact Project NOW’s Senior Center for door-to-door accessible transportation.

Household Budgeting and Financial Literacy

Project NOW outreach workers and case managers are able to assist clients develop a basic budget.  Outreach workers are available to assist clients: