MRC will contribute to the betterment of society by providing unique services that don't currently exist. Additionally, in cases where established organizations already exist, MRC will redirect appropriate requests to such organizations for more effective service.

MRC will contribute to the betterment of society by providing unique services that don't currently exist. Additionally, in cases where established organizations already exist, MRC will redirect appropriate requests to such organizations for more effective service.

Services include but not limited to:

  1. Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen.
  2. Skills Upgrade Training (Basic Computer Training)
  3. Job Placement Assistance.
  4. Social Security benefits (SSB), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
  5. Affordable Health Care Program
  6. Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
  7. Senior Service


Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen
Muslim Resource Center (MRC) has welcomed low-income IL residents by offering them complimentary services to meet their basic needs. Most visitors first come to utilize the MRC food pantry, and from there, they are connected to other services. After a short meeting with a trained food pantry volunteer, they are given a grocery in pre-package box. Clients select the types of food their family eats, depending on health issues, culture and taste. They've received approximately $50 of fresh fruit and vegetables, frozen meat, bakery items, canned goods and non-perishable food items.

MRC Food Pantry
6352 N Fairfeild Ave
Chicago, IL 60659

MRC Food Pantry
1781 Bloomingdale Rd
Glendale Heights, IL 60139

There are also three MRC Food Pantry locations through our PROGRAM PARTNERS:

Muslim Society Inc (MSI)
1785 Bloomingdale Road
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Tel: 630-653-7872

Sabeel Food Pantry
3031 W Belmont Ave, Chicago
Chicago, IL 60618
Tel: 773.267.7031
773.539.2793 (leave voice message)
Fax: 773.267.7002

ICNA Relief Food Pantry
1781 Bloomingdale Rd
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Tel: 866.497.9037
(844) 414-4862
Thursday 10AM–1PM
Saturday 10AM–1PM

ICNA Relief Resource Center and Food Pantry
Address: 2809 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (844) 414-4862
Thursday 10AM–1PM
Saturday 10AM–1PM

Glen Ellyn Food Pantry
493 Forest Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday Evenings: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Call the Pantry for information: 630-469-8668


Legal Services
Free Legal services Program through our PROGRAM PARTNERS.
Legal Solutions for Your Housing Issues. Free Legal Help for Illinois Residents Who
• Are renters facing potential eviction
• Landlords not represented by a lawyer

Eviction Help Illinois provides free legal aid, mediation services, and connections to other resources including rental assistance to increase housing stability. Mediation is an opportunity for landlords and tenants to resolve issues with the help of a knowledgeable and neutral person.

Free Legal Help 855-631-0811 or

PSLS envisions a community where all low-income, elderly and vulnerable people have ready access to legal services

Court guides help you understand and go through the court process in Illinois. Ask a Question. Court connects call or text 833-411-1121 or visit to send a message.


Skills Upgrade Training
The Muslim Resource Center is a pathway of opportunity for their future. MRC has had a major technological impact on the lives of low-income IL residents through the MRC Skills Upgrade Training Program and the MRC Computer Technology Access Program through our PROGRAM PARTNERS.


Job Placement Assistance
Job Search Assistance helps low income residents of IL secure and maintain employment. Searching for a job can be very difficult. To make the process easier, the Job Search Assistance Program provides clients with one-on-one mentoring at every step along the way.


Social Security benefits (SSB), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Apply for Social Security benefits

Medicare is our country’s health insurance program for people age 65 or older. You’ll sign up for Medicare Part A and Part B through Social Security, so you can make both retirement and Medicare choices and withhold any premiums from your benefit payments.
Sign up for Medicare

Who can get SSI
Adults and children might be eligible for SSI if they have:
Little or no income, and
Little or no resources, and
A disability, blindness, or are age 65 or older
Find out if you might be eligible for SSI

Receive SSI payments and SSDI benefits

Which pays more, SSDI or SSI?
In general, SSDI pays more than SSI. In 2024, the average SSDI payment is estimated to be $1,760 per month, while the average SSI payment is estimated to reach $698 per month. With SSDI, recipients of disabilities can get far more than with SSI. Benefits from both initiatives will be available to certain individuals. Additionally, some governments will augment SSI with modest sums of money.

According to SSI federal payment amounts for 2024, the most someone can get for SSI is $943 per month. If someone applies and has an eligible spouse, the maximum will rise to $1,415 per month. However, both amounts are still less than the estimated average for SSDI.

SSDI payment will depend on the person’s work history, disability type, number of dependents, and age at disability. On the other hand, the SSI payment will depend on the person’s marital status, living situation, and income.
More details

Apply SSI payments and SSDI benefits go to near Social Security Office. See Social Security Office Locator


Affordable Health Care Program
Individuals do not usually qualify for any insurance programs offered by the government and have no coverage from employment as they are either self employed and cannot afford the cost or are working in places where such benefits are not provided.

OBAMACARE Coverage Options - illinois health insurance marketplace :

Health Insurance Marketplace, Affordable Care Act | :

Health Care Marketplace | Enroll in Obamacare Health Insurance :


Compationate Care Network (CCN)
A Muslim Physicians’ Initiative promoting health awareness, and providing access to affordable health care. Over 100 physicians in the Network, located in Chicago and Suburbs. Discounts on X-rays, Ultrasounds and CT Scans, Free Health Screenings Weekly
Primary Care visits: $25 Speciality Consults: $35
Apply at your local masjid. Tel (773) 775-3600
Fax (773)583-1487

Access DuPage
Access DuPage staff is available to answer questions or address concerns between 9am - 4pm, Monday through Friday at (630) 510-8720, although the office typically closes for lunch from 12-1pm.
Access DuPage staff and auto-attendant may also be available by phone after hours.

A person is eligible for Access DuPage if he/she:
1. has resided in DuPage County for at least 30 days
2. is under age 65
3. has a household income below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level
4. has no medical insurance
5. is not eligible for private or public health coverage programs (e.g., Medicaid, Medicare, Veterans Benefits, etc).
Qualified applicants are typically enrolled in the Access DuPage program for a period of one year, after which they must re-apply for membership in the program and their eligibility must be re-verified.

Access to Care (Cook County): or call 708-531-0680

Access DuPage (DuPage County): or Call: 1-630-407-6500

Universal Metro Asian Services: Homecare Service

Obama Care: Click here to get more info about Obama Care

Age 65 or up:
Medicaid : 630-530-1120
Medicare : 1-800-772-1213
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) : 1-800-772-1213

Kids under 18
KidCare : 1-866-ALL-KIDS (1-866-255-5437)

Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System
Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System provide mental and behavioral health services to Children, Adolescents, and Adults through a full continuum of care. Website:
NO-COST Assessments Call at 630-837-9000

Hamdard Health Alliance - Medical, Mental, Supportive and Advocacy services
Contact at

Dental Benefits Provided for Medicaid and “All Kids”
Dental or Tooth Extraction FREE for Medicaid/List of provider Dental for DuPage Country or Low-Cost-Referral


Rental Assistance Program
Privately owned subsidized housing - HUD helps apartment owners offer reduced rents to low-income tenants. Search for an apartment and apply directly at the management office.
Public Housing - affordable apartments for low-income families, the elderly and persons with disabilities. To apply, contact a public housing agency.
Housing Choice Voucher Program - find your own place and use the voucher to pay for all or part of the rent. To apply, contact a public housing agency.

DuPage Housing Rental Assistance Program

Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 - Rental Assistance Program

The DuPage Housing Authority or call 211

Chicago Housing Authority - Senior Housing

Chicago Housing Authority - Senior Housing Application

Chicago Housing Authority

Chicago Housing Authority is accepting application for rental assistance. This includes application for section 8 voucher
I encourage all qualified low-income households to participate in the waitlist opening registration. You can apply at

The CHA Waitlist Lottery Registration the three types of housing opportunities at
This is the first time low-income families and individuals will have the opportunity to apply online for all three affordable housing waitlists on one registration form.

Illinois DCFS - keep children safe by strengthening and supporting families You can help by becoming a child's forever family through adoption, foster care or guardianship; reporting suspected child abuse or neglect; or becoming part of the child welfare team

Loving Homes
Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Child Protection: Reporting Child Abuse

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
• Addiction Counseling: Substance addictions as well as process or behavior addictions
• Individual counseling
• Marriage Counseling
• Mental Health Counseling
• Child's Autism Therapy

Call for appointment. No walk-in!

Mental Health Resources:

FInd free Muslim mental health professionals directory and list of resources:
Click here for complete list

Naseeha Mental helpline: 1-866-Naseeha(627-3342) (Call/Text)

Child's Autism Therapy

Autism Care Therapy
44 W Roosevelt Rd, Lombard, IL 60148
Phone: (855) 528-8476

Call for appointment. No walk-in! -->


Matrimonial Service or Matchmaking
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Eternal Garment - Muslim Matrimonial Service

Family Support Services

Apna Ghar
Hamdard Center
Suzy's Place
ICN Family Support Services (Call: 630-839-9760)
ICNA Relief Family Support (National Helpline: (844) 412-9809)
Empowering Women
Arab American family services(AAFS)


4753 N. Broadway, Suite 502 Chicago, IL 60640
Crisis line (800) 717 0757 Illinois only
Out of State (773)334 4663
Office (773) 334 0173
Fax (773) 334 0963
DV Organization – Shelter services available.

228 E. Lake Street, Suite 300
Addison, IL 60101
Office (630) 835 1430 (630) 860 9122

Get Full List of Domestic Violence Agencies for South Asians

DuPage County Community Services
Free Service for DuPage County residents looking for health and social service resources. Call 211 is an important service used by millions of people across North America and now in DuPage County. Every day, clients contact 211 to access free and confidential crisis and emergency counseling, disaster assistance, food, health care and insurance assistance, stable housing and utilities payment assistance, employment services, veteran services and childcare and family services.
PHONE: 800-942-9412 or 630-407-6500

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