Serving the 9 Counties of Bureau, Carroll, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Putnam, Stark, and Whiteside Illinois
To Make an Appointment with a Community Outreach Specialist, Contact:
LaSalle – 815-224-0028
Ottawa/Streator – 815-590-7224
Assessments, information, short-term case management and advocacy, and referral services to eligible customers.
Provides funds for enrollment in a certification program and assist customers with employment counseling, job-readiness, and interview skills by participating in case management.
Provides scholarships to eligible students enrolled in college so that they may further their education.
HOME SAFETY PROGRAM
Provides eligible homeowners with assistance with minor home repairs, to maintain a safe home and remain stably housed.
FAMILY REWARDS PROGRAM
Provides the opportunity for families to promote self-improvement, family stability, employment, and savings. Families who participate in this program are rewarded for the steps they take to reach their goals.
YOUTH ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
Provides opportunities for eligible youth to participate in community, school and family wellness activities in order to assist in making smarter life choices, building skills, and developing values and relationships that will lead to positive behaviors later in life.
INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT
Offers the family/individual the opportunity to reach self-sufficiency by providing intensive case management to a comprehensive range of services.
HEALTH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Provides case management to those seeking health and/or dental assistance.
Provides direct emergency assistance to meet basic needs. Must provide a current (within 30 days) financial crisis that has caused the need for assistance.
BUREAU COUNTY FOOD PANTRY
Provides food on an emergency basis to families residing in Bureau County.
2017 Income Eligibility Guidelines
community services block grant (CSbg)
The Community Services Block Grant provides funding to Community Action Agencies, like Tri-County Opportunities Council to reduce poverty, revitalize low-income communities and to empower low-income families to become self-sufficient.
Program guidelines limit CSBG eligibility to families having incomes at or below 125% of the federal poverty income guidelines.
For a list of all Outreach Offices, locations, phone numbers and hours, please click here.