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CEDA offers a variety of services to low-income families and individuals in need. We believe in providing essential services, self-sufficiency programs, and advocating for social justice to end poverty.


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

Energy & Water Assistance

Program support for income eligible households for their utility needs:

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.

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Investing in Our Communities

Jobs play a central role in the lives of most adults, allowing individuals not just to afford basic needs, but also to build a secure life and be positive forces in their neighborhoods. Unfortunately, not everyone is offered a seat at the table. The last economic recovery saw an increase...


The heartbreaking events over the past weeks have had an intensely personal effect on me. They've brought up the unsettling feelings I've had way too many times before. The unsettling feelings steeped with hurt, anger and frustration ignited by injustice. I am desperately pained for all the Black youth and...

Building Resilience in Our Clients and Communities

Poverty has a great impact in our communities. At an essential level, every parent wants to provide for their children- food, clothing and shelter. For those recently unemployed or the more than 800K people living below the federal poverty line in Cook County, surviving with less than $1,600 a month,...