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Illinois Welcoming Centers
Illinois Welcoming Centers can provide
a number of services, referrals, and
The state-funded locations can offer,
among other things, employment training,
community health care, educational services,
and information on public assistance.
Best of all, these services and more can
be found in just one location.
Another benefit of these locations is that
the Illinois Welcoming Center staff is bilingual.
Services are offered in both English
and Spanish, and Illinois clients have access
to multilingual translators and interpreters.
Transitional Assistance (TA)
This public assistance program is
for those who do not qualify for either
Refugee and Prpatriate Assistance (RRA)
or AABD. Specific qualifications and
Illinois Medical Assistance Programs
Illinois Medical Assistance Programs can
provide families with access to affordable
or free, yet high-quality public health care
Medical Assistance Programs are
administered through the Illinois Department
of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS).
While various conditions need to be met
and are in place by the state, in general,
for medical bill assistance a patient or
family needs to have a child under 19,
needs to be pregnant, or health
care may also be offered for seniors as
well as the disabled.
Women, Infants, and Children
WIC is another food assistance program
that is administered by the Illinois Department
of Human Services.
It helps new mothers and young children
as well as pregnant women eat well and stay
healthy, and ensures their child also cereal,
dry beans, peanut butter, or peas.
The WIC program also provides the public
with information about nutrition and general
health care to help keep people healthy.
WIC Farmer's Market Nutrition
The Illinois WIC Farmer's Market
Nutrition Program is another public assistance
program for Women, Infants, and Children
across the region.
The government can provide special checks
and vouchers to buy fresh, nutritious fruits,
bread, vegetables, and herbs from both
farmer's markets and roadside stands.
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