CONNECT LAKE COUNTY - Affordable Connectivity Program - North Chicago Site

Address

1717 17th Street
North Chicago, IL 60064

(224) 813-9085

www.connectlc.org/

Service Hours:
Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

*Closed for New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, MLK Day, Juneteenth, and Veterans Day.*

Description:

Provides qualifying community members access to free or discounted internet benefits. Offers help in applying the benefit to their home or mobile account. Also offers a digital skills workshops. Offers help to apply for the benefit to new or existing internet service plans. Also offers help getting aid in digital literacy services, digital workshops, and more.

Eligibility:

The Affordable Connectivity Program has specific eligibility requirements, call for more info.

Languages:

Spanish

Program Fees:

No Fee

Intake Process:

By walk-in or appointment and registration.

Documents Required:
Qualifying Income-Based Assistance Programs Documents must be dated within the last year and/or show current coverage at the date of submission. Photo of documents is acceptable):
-Notice of Decision Letter for Food Support (Link/SNAP) (A dated letter showing current eligibility)
-Financial Assistance, such as GA, TANF, etc. (A dated letter showing current eligibility is required)
-Medicaid or Medical Assistance (A dated document that says !€œMA!€ or !€˜Medical Assistance!€ on it)
-The National School Lunch Program!€™s Free or Reduced Lunch Program (Bring a letter from the school that includes the dependent!€™s name.
-Section 8, Federal Public Housing Assistance, or Group Residential Housing (GRH) (Dated copy of the lease)
-Social Security Disability (SSD) (Dated statement of benefits)
-Supplemental Security Income (SSI) (Dated statement of benefits)
-Federal Pell Grant (Copy of grant award letter)

* All required documentation is based off of what the ACP application requires. No Social Security Number is required for this program, just a valid form of Identification (can be foreign).

For households that qualify under the Net Income Test (200% Federal Poverty Level FPL) the following documentation will be acceptable as part of the application process:
Annual benefits must meet the FPL household income guidelines (see table below):
1 - $29,160
2 - $39,440
3 - $49,720
4 - $60,000
5 - $70,280
6 - $80,560
7 - $90,840
8 - $101,120

The prior year!€™s state, federal or tribal tax return (W-2!€™s forms, or pay stubs are not acceptable) -Social Security statement of benefits:
-Veterans Administration statement of benefits (VA cards alone are not accepted)
-Retirement/pension statement of benefits
-Unemployment/Workman!€™s Compensation statement of benefits

Contacts

Phone Numbers

Primary Contact - Monica Morales (Spanish)

(224) 813-9085

Primary Contact - James Harris (English)

(224) 441-1930

Address Listings

Mailing

13 North Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085

Physical (Primary)

1717 17th Street
North Chicago, IL 60064

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Wishlist:

Donations - speak to Executive Director.

"Please contact Susan Yates for specific sizes.

Snow fun:
Snow suits/boots/winter hats/ scarves/head/ear bands/waterproof gloves (28)
Snow sleds, snow boards, plastic snow fort building tools.

Yard Games/ Outside Equipment
Baseball equipment, footballs (flag equipment), soccer balls and equipment, volleyball, badminton
Gym balls (kick balls)
Rubber bases
Frisbees
Frisbee golf equipment

House stuff:
Pots, pans, serving dishes for 12 people.
New knife set/ block
Towels, wash cloths, dish towels, cleaning rags
DVD player
Game system w/ sports games (rating E for everyone is allowed only)

Youth rooms:
clock radios, area rugs, sports posters, matching comforters/curtains
laundry baskets/hampers

Activities off Campus
Day passes to Six Flags
Gift certificates to local activities i.e.: rock climbing for 28 people)
Local batting cages/mini golf/bowling, ice skating, (28 people)

Gift certificates to various restaurants for Community Experience in dining out (aside from fast food) for higher level/independent living skills

Safety items
Emergency kit for each home (3) (battery operated lamp (3 each kit), flashlight, weather radio, etc.)

First Aid kits for each home
Medical supplies also welcome. A basic medical bag to have on hand to carry items for quick immediate medical care:
Ace Bandages, gauze wraps (several boxes would be nice), Gauze Pads, Antibiotic Ointment, Elbow and Knee brace, Large Bandages, sterile applicators for ointments, Medical Tape, Thermometer, etc.

Travel first aid kit for each van (3)

Heavy duty flashlights with batteries.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Currently looking for any and all interested volunteers, have to at least be of or past high-school age.

Legal Status:

Non-Profit

Date of Official Change:

October 23, 2012

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