Empowering Chicagoland

We will keep our essential services available to people in crisis and will be helping residents and neighbors who are unable to meet their basic needs.

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CEDA offers a variety of services to low-income families and individuals throughout the Chicagoland area

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Unite Us Convening Partner

Unite Us is a coordinated care network of health and social service providers, bringing cross-sector partners together to address people’s social needs and improve health outcomes across communities in Illinois.

You can join this network of organizations ready to help our neighbors improve their quality of life.

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What We Do


We offer individuals a range of services and support they need to change their lives.

Energy Services
Family Support and Community Engagement
Housing Services
Home Weatherization
Women, Infants & Children

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Our Blog

You Are Not Alone: Helping Children with Mental Health Challenges

Please call NAMI’s helpline for 24/7 confidential support if you need a listening ear.   Do you suspect your child is struggling and you aren’t sure what to do?  You Are Not Alone  According to the CDC, nearly 1 in 5 low-income children have a mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder,...

Recap: The Game of Life Youth Symposium

In the Game of Life, players don't start on equal footing. But they can learn strategies to get ahead and come out on top! Our Life Skills Class aims to give Chicagoland youth the tools and knowledge to build a bright future. Recently, we hosted The Game of Life Youth...

Cook County and CEDA Announce Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program

(COOK COUNTY, IL) - Today, the Office of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County (CEDA) announced a new program to assist low-income residents with water utility bills. Funded with dollars provided by the American Rescue Plan Act, the Low-income Household...

Our Partners in Service

In addition to hundreds of local partner intake sites these are a few of our partners.

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