Find Services

CEDA offers a variety of services to families and individuals in need. If you or someone you love are in need of support, please see our programs below.

Utility Bill Assistance

Our programs help you pay for utility bills. We offer support through the following programs:

Home Weatherization

Long-term home repair solutions to reduce energy costs and make homes more energy efficient.

Family Support and Community Engagement

Through case management and a range of services, our program helps stabilize and support Suburban Cook County families and individuals on a path to self-sufficiency.

Women, Infants & Children

Food, education and support for pregnant, breastfeeding and post-partum women, infants, and children under age five.

Housing Services

Comprehensive housing counseling services providing information, education and advice to homebuyers, homeowners, renters and the homeless.

Our Blog

Why We Celebrate Black History Month

Why does the US celebrate Black History Month? The answer to that question is a part of Chicago history! Carter G. Woodson sparked the Black history movement and was a graduate of the University of Chicago. In February 1926, Woodson established Negro History Week to encourage "people of all ethnic...

CEDA Family Talks: Diversity & Inclusion

[caption id="attachment_8196" align="alignright" width="300"] Jermaine (left) is a Production Supervisor. Charis (right) is an Energy Auditor. Both work with our Home Weatherization team.[/caption] During Black History Month, we're reflecting on the key role diversity and inclusion plays in the fight for racial and economic equity. Two spectacular members of the CEDA...

Two little Black girls cling to one another wearing masks and winter coats. They look afraid,

How You Can Prevent Human Trafficking and Slavery

A common misconception is that slavery in the United States ended in 1863 when Abraham Lincoln made his Emancipation Proclamation. Legally speaking, it was actually the passage of the 13th Amendment two years later which abolished slavery (except as punishment for a crime). Unfortunately, the truth is slavery continues today...