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Family Support and Community Engagement (FSACE)

FOR SUBURBAN COOK COUNTY

CEDA’s Department of Family Support and Community Engagement (FSACE) offers a range of services to Suburban Cook County residents, which assist low-income people in attaining skills, knowledge and the resources necessary to achieve self-sufficiency. The program may also provide direct client assistance to help remove barriers to self-sufficiency. Clients must sign and comply with a service agreement to be eligible for direct client assistance.

Programs and Services

  • Auto Repair Program

    For households enrolled in FSACE case management. Program provides financial assistance for auto repairs to remove barriers to employment, education or health maintenance. Payment is made directly to approved mechanics or repair shops.

  • Dental Care Program

    For households enrolled in FSACE case management. Program provides financial assistance for dental services to remove barriers to employment, education, health maintenance. Payment is made directly to approved dental care providers.
  • Employment Program

    Program provides job skills enhancements for unemployed FSACE eligible participants through the services and expertise of a contracted employment service provider.
    Enrollment Begins April 2016
  • Family Nutrition Program

    CEDA collaboration with the Greater Chicago Food Depository and local member agencies to provide access to fresh, nutritious, high-quality produce and nutrition education to eligible families throughout suburban Cook County.

  • Family Support and Case Management

    Program provides short-term case management services to families seeking financial assistance through other FSACE programs. Case management includes assessment of family needs and assists in the development of the Family Action Plan, information and referral, financial literacy, nutrition education and enrollment in other FSACE, agency and community programs. Client may be eligible for financial assistance to address other barriers. Any financial assistance will be paid directly to approved provider.

  • Housing Financial Counseling and Information & Referral

    Provides household budgeting and case management to assist in maintaining or achieving affordable housing. Contact 1-877-426-6515 for agency referral.

  • Scholarship Program

    Scholarships are provided for post-secondary education at an accredited institution of higher education in the State of Illinois.
    Application available online April – June 2016

  • Trade Skills Program

    Program provides short-term case management and enrollment into trade skills training in high-demand vocational fields. The 2016 Trade Skills Program begins July 1st.

  • Vision Care Program

    For households enrolled in FSACE case management. Program provides financial assistance for vision services to remove barriers to employment, education or health maintenance. Payment is made directly to approved optometrists or opticians.

Program Eligibility:

2016 INCOME GUIDELINES
  Gross Income
Size of Household 3 Months 1 year
1 $3,712.50 $14,850.00
2 $5,006.25 $20,025.00
3 $6,300.00 $25,200.00
4 $7,593.75 $30,375.00
5 $8,887.50 $35,550.00
6 $10,181.25 $40,725.00
7 $11,478.13 $45,912.50
8 $12,778.13 $51,112.50
Each Additional Add: $1,300.00 $5,200.00

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Suburban Cook County
  • Must meet income guidelines listed above
  • Must be able to provide documentation of need: bills, estimates for service, loss of income, etc.

Required Intake Documents:

  • Driver’s license or state –issued ID; or passport; Matricula also accepted.
  • Social security cards for each person in the household.
  • Proof of income for the previous 3 months prior to intake date (for all household members 18 years and older)
  • Lease or utility bill as proof of residence if ID does not match current address.

Please contact your local CEDA FSACE office:

North Suburbs
2010 Dewey Avenue, Lower Level
Evanston, Illinois
847-328-5166 ext. 5416

West Suburbs
6141 West Roosevelt Road
Cicero, Illinois
708-222-3824 ext. 4831

South Region
3518 West 139th Street
Robbins, Illinois
708-371-1220 ext. 3057