Community Resource Directories

Resources for Churches
When someone walks into your church and asks for help, whether it's a congregation member or someone else, we know that the heart of the church is to always want to help. We hope these resources will provide you with ways to immediately help the individual by referring them directly to an agency that can provide direct assistance. 
The following Resource Directories can help to guide you to the organization that provides the resources you are seeking.  Additionally, we have listed information on the organizations that can provide resources for the most common needs under Additional Resources. 
One Body Collaboratives Community Resource Directory:
Boone/Winnebago County Resource Directory: Resource Directory - Winnebago/Boone - Google Docs

United Way Local Resource Guide: United Way 211 | United Way of Rock River Valley (

United Way 211 Online Database: PATH Crisis Center Resource Directory (

Additional Resources

Community Action Agency844-710-6919
Community Services including Community Health & Prevention, Housing Programs, Community Action Programs, Energy Programs. The Direct Client Assistance Program assists low-income persons with financial assistance for a variety of issues related to self-sufficiency or emergency needs.

United Way 211 is an easy to remember telephone number and text line that connects residents with free information and referrals for community services within Ogle and Winnebago counties. United Way 211 offers information on a broad range of services, including: rent assistance, food banks, affordable housing, health resources, childcare, after-school programs, elderly care, financial literacy, job training programs.

Available 24/7, simply dial 2-1-1 to connect to trained staff and volunteers who will listen to your situation and quickly refer you to the most appropriate source of assistance. To text with a 211 operator, text your zip code to 898-211 to get started. Texting services are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST. If you need immediate assistance, please call 211, which is available 24/7

Northern Illinois Homeless Coalition, 779-207-2763
A community-wide commitment to ending homelessness, provides funding for efforts by nonprofit providers and governments to quickly re-house homeless residents to minimize trauma and dislocation; promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs; and optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness. Our office serves as the Single Point of Entry where homeless living in a place not meant for human habitation in Winnebago and Boone Counties can be assessed and offered the best and quickest housing solution and related services appropriate for their needs.  

Family Peace Center, 24 Hour Hotline: 800-799-7233
The Family Peace Center is a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary service center located at 315 N. Main Street in Rockford, that provides services to victims of inter-personal violence.

Mental Health Co-Responder Team, 779-500-6555
The Mental Health Co-Responder Program is a collaboration between the City of Rockford, Rockford Police Department, Winnebago County Sheriff, Loves Park Police Department and Rosecrance.  Crisis Co-Response Team (CCRT) changes the way law enforcement traditionally responds to behavioral health crises by including a mental health clinician on the initial response, while also providing follow up services to link individuals to the care they need.

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.