Community Service Programs

Community Service Programs

The Center of Concern offers a wide range of professional counseling services to help members of the community. All services are available by appointment. View a calendar of available dates or call us at 847-823-0453 x1008.

Legal Counseling
Professional volunteer attorneys provide general legal assistance and advice. Services also include power of attorney for health care or property and will preparation.

Volunteer attorneys will provide services for individuals making under $30,000 annually or couples earning under $40,000 annually, with total assets (not including your home/primary residence) under $50,000.

If you do not qualify for services and need a referral, please call us at 847-823-0453.

Financial Counseling
The Center of Concern offers free budget and debt counseling to those who need help with budgeting, money management skills, and credit issues. Our volunteer counselor will assess your current financial situation, develop realistic spending plans, establish achievable financial goals, and create a personal plan for success.
Income Tax Assistance

Professional volunteer accountants provide income tax preparations services to clients with an annual income below $60,000 from February 1st to April 15th. Please call 847-823-0453 for income tax preparation assistance. The Income Tax Assistance suggested donation for service is based on a sliding scale determined by household income and family size. The sliding scale is based on the 2021 Federal Poverty Guidelines (below).

Family Size $0 $20 $30 $40 $50 $60
1 $0-$12,880 $12,881-$15,456 $15,457-$19,320 $19,320-$25,759 $25,760-$32,200 $32,201-$38,640
2 $0-$17,420 $17,421-$20,904 $20,905-$26,130 $26,130-$34,839 $34,840-$43,550 $43,550-$52,260
3 $0-$21,960 $21,961-$26,352 $26,353-$32,940 $32,940-$43,919 $43,920-$54,900 $54,901-$65,880
4 $0-$26,500 $26,501-$31,800 $31,801-$39,750 $39,750-$52,299 $53,000-$66,250 $66,251-$79,500
5 $0-$31,040 $31,041-$37,248 $37,249-$46,560 $46,560-$62,079 $62,080-$77,600 $77,601-$93,120

 

Energy Assistance Program
This program is provided to all Center of Concern’s clients in order to help educate on both different methods and the advantages of becoming more energy efficient. We are resuming relationships with community partners to again bring in-person presentations to our clients.

Please contact Patrick at 224-585-4382 or [email protected] for more information.

Employment Counseling
Our employment counselor reviews education, skills, interests, and personality of clients to determine and plan for possible career paths.
COVID-19 Resources

Find current COVID-19 information and resources: https://www.centerofconcern.org/covid