What We Do

Family Support and Community Engagement


The suburbs are under-resourced for addressing poverty

Stagnant Wages

Stagnant wages and poor-quality jobs are making it hard to escape poverty

Less Affordable Housing

Housing is becoming less and less affordable and the supply is inefficient

Our Work

CEDA works to help stabilize and support families and individuals on a path to self-sufficiency. We offer a range of services to Suburban Cook County residents, which assist low-income people in attaining skills, knowledge and resources necessary to achieve a path out of poverty.

Our FsACE Programs

  • Health & Nutrition: Vision and Dental Care and Family Nutrition Program
  • Employment Services: job skills enhancements
  • Rental Services: household budgeting and financial assistance
  • Education: scholarships for post-secondary education
  • Transportation: auto repair and public transportation vouchers

Our Impact

in program year 2018


Scholarships Awarded


in Scholarships Awarded


Families Served


Direct Client Assistance

Find out more on how we are fighting to end poverty

Please review our “What We Do” page to learn more.