Here are TRCDO we have several programs to aid the comunity in a variety of areas: Housing, Food Pantry, Youth Programs, Health Awareness. Click on the links or scroll to view more information.
- Illinois Housing Development Authority
- Utility Assistance
- Safe Haven
- Summer Gardening Program
- After School Matters
- Food Pantry
- Breast and Cervical Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
HUD Housing Counseling
Total Resource Community Development Oraganization (TRCDO) is a certified HUD Counseling Agency. We have certified NFMC and HUD Counselors onsite who offer Housing Counseling, Pre and Post Homeownership Counseling, Budget Planning, and Foreclosure Mitigation. All of our services are free. For an appointment, please call (773) 881-0761. We are also a certified site for the Illinois Development Authority Foreclosure Prevention Program. Contact us for training and assistance information.
For more homeowner assistance and information, you can also contact HUD.gov.
Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network
If you are at risk of foreclosure or are having trouble paying your mortgage, visit the Governor's Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network website at www.keepyourhomeillinois.org. The Network is a FREE, one-stop resource that links homeowners to state agencies and non-profit organizations that offer services designed to keep people in their homes. This includes the homeownership counseling or free legal advice offered by this agency as well as other help including temporary mortgage assistance.
What to Bring for Counseling
For HUD Counseling, please bring:
- Social Security Card
- Previous Two Years' Federal Tax Return (First Two Pages of 1040)
- Last Two Months of Pay Stubs
- Last Two Months of Utilities (Water, Gas, Light, Garbage, Phone, Electric, Cable, etc.)
- Last Two Months of Mortgage Statements
- Hardship Letter
- Last Two Months of Bank Statements (Checking, Savings, MMA, and CD's)
- Last Two Months of Loan Statements (Auto, Student, and Installments)
- Last Two Months of Credit Card Statements
TRCDO is an approved LIHEAP site. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program(LIHEAP) is designed to assist income eligible households pay their Electric and Gas Services bills. We are open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.
The Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program is CEDA's program that uses state-of-the-art technologies to increase energy efficiency in homes, and the Multi-Family Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program(IHWAP).
For CEDA/LIHEAP information view:
Safe Haven Site
TRCDO strives to provide programs to involve the Youth. As such, we are a Chicago Public School Safe Haven Site and Neighborhood Recovery location for our youth. As a result of the continued violence against our youth, the Neighborhood Recovery Program was formed to find workable solutions for our communities to help save our youth. As a CPS Safe Haven Site, we offer free Youth Services during all public school breaks. During each of these programs we also offer free mentoring and support services.
We are a Chicago Public School Safe Haven Site and Neighborhood Recovery location for our youth. As a result of the continued violence against our youth, the Neighborhood Recovery Program was formed to find workable solutions for our communities to help save our youth. As a CPS Safe Haven Site, we offer free Youth Services during all public school breaks. During each of these programs we also offer free mentoring and support services.
Safe Haven Safe Summer
Afterschool Matters Partner
TRCDO is an approved partner with After School Matters for the ASM Summer Programs. Our program offering will be Music Appreciation and it will be 6 weeks, 4 days a week, 4 hours per day. You must apply online with After School Matters. After School Matters is now Accepting Applications from Chicago High School Teens for 2014 Programs! http://www.afterschoolmatters.org
After School Matters is now accepting applications for its summer program session. Programs in the arts, communications, science, sports and technology will be offered at more than 100 community organizations, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Park District and Chicago Public Library locations across the city, as well as Downtown at the Gallery 37 Center for the Arts and in Millennium Park. In total, approximately 6,000 program opportunities will be available to Chicago teen residents who are at least 14 years of age, and entering or currently enrolled in high school.
After School Matters unique programs offer teens an opportunity to explore and develop their talents, while gaining critical skills for work, college and beyond. During the summer, our programs are similar to a summer job. The six-to-eight week programs meet four-to-five days per week for approximately four hours per day, and teens must complete a robust final product/performance. Teens that successfully complete their summer program are eligible for a monetary “Award for Program Completion” of up to $440.
Summer Gardening Program
Total Resource Community Development Organization (TRCDO)’s Youth Summer Employment Program began on July 1, 2013. Our mission was to implement a Community Garden while providing our youth with new, tangible skills that could be used in the community, in school, and in an employment situation. Each intern learned and received the information they needed to be successful in their education, career pursuit, and personal lives. We provided both instructional and hands on training and interactive workshops with professionals from the workplace and in the interns fields of interest.
The outcome of this program included successfully creating and implementing a community garden from scratch, employing 50+ interns, and providing hands on job readiness and skills development sessions. This included the clearing and prepping of the land, designing the layout of the plots, selecting the types of plants for growing, and attending to the garden on a daily basis. The Interns also worked actively with the Harvest for the World Food Pantry. This included packing and distributing +300 bags of food weekly to families in need along with the produce from the garden. We look forward to continuing this program in the Summers to come!
Currently Availible Programs
Here is a list of the currently on-going programs. For more information, please call us.
- Safe Haven Site
More information will be made availible for all programs when they become avalible.
Harvest for the World Food Pantry
Harvest for the World Food Pantry was established in August 2002 and has served more that 350,000 people since its formation. Through our partnerships with Greater Chicago Food Depository, Feed America, and the Greater Roseland West Pullman Food Network, we are able to serve an average of 250 families on a weekly basis. We are open Saturday, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
For donations and volunteer opportunities, please call us and ask for our Program Manager, Elder Lynn Munson.
When are We Open?
The Food Pantry is open every Saturday from 8:00am to 10:00am at
1415 West 104th Street
Chicago, IL 60643.
Medical Reserve Corps
The Medical Reserve Corps builds teams of local volunteer medical and public health professionals to contribute their skills and expertise throughout their communities during times of need. Click here for more about the MRC.
Medical Reserve Corps of Illinois/Emergency Preparedness
MRCIL's mission is to bring together all of the established MRC units in the state of Illinois to work together and to share valuable information on Medical Reserve Corps activities and events. To learn more about them visit their site here.
This informational program sponsored by BASUAH is quick and easy. Just follow the directions and text to 36363. You will then receive a text with health information relative to your location. Click here to visit the BASUAH website.