Will County Center for Community Concerns

Providing Hope Through Self-Sufficiency

Our Mission

The mission of the Will County Center for Community Concerns is to assist and enable low and moderate income individuals to obtain the opportunities needed to prepare themselves for self-sufficiency. We are a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to addressing the needs in the community by providing the following programs and services:

  • Community Service Block Grant
  • LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
  • IHWAP (Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program)
  • WCCCC is a HUD-certified Housing Counseling agency

Will County Center for Community Concerns is one of 36 Community Action Agencies which together serve the entire state of Illinois, and a member of the national organization, Community Action Partnership. The promise of community action is “Helping People / Changing Lives”, and carries out its mission through a variety of means including:

  • Community-wide assessments of needs and strengths
  • Comprehensive anti-poverty plans and strategies
  • Provision of a broad range of direct services
  • Mobilization of financial and non-financial resources
  • Advocacy on behalf of low-income people and
  • Partnerships with other community-based organizations to eliminate poverty

WCCCC Successes:

Our Story

Will County Center for Community Concerns, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. It was established in 1987 to serve as the Community Action Agency for Will County at a site located in Joliet. Our agency has had several homes in Will County since our inception in 1987 before settling at our current location on the west side of Joliet.

We design and conduct both short and long term programs for the benefit of Will County’s low-income citizens. In addition to our ongoing programs (Community Services Block Grant, LIHEAP and Weatherization, we have also offered the following special projects to best serve our customers:

  • TeamFirestoppers: 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2014 (in partnership with American Red Cross)
  • Energy Efficient Lighting Program – CFL Bulb Exchange 2008, 2011, 2012, and 2013 ( in partnership with CITGO and Citizen’s Energy Corporation)
  • ComEd Residential Hardship Program: 2009-2010
  • Illinois Disaster Assistance Program: 2010 (in partnership with Will County Emergency Management Department)
  • SafeLink: 2010-present
  • Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program (HPRP): 2009-2012
  • Lead Hazard Reduction Programs: 2008, & 2010-2013
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA; in partnership with the IRS): 2010-present
  • Healthy Homes, Healthy Families Annual Event: 2011-present

Our Commitment…To Serve

Our agency has made every effort to make it as simple as possible to access our services and programs. Customers can come down to the agency and be seen for multiple services in one visit. Although each program has slightly different eligibility requirements, our customer service representatives are trained to assess each customer’s needs and eligibility. We encourage our customers to take full advantage of every program for which they are eligible as they make their way towards self-sufficiency.

In addition to offering direct services to our income-eligible customers, our HUD-certified Housing Counselors can provide housing counseling to anyone in need of such services.


The Promise of Community Action

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.



Utility Assistance will be available through our
LIHEAP Program

LIHEAP Program Begins on October, 1, 2018.
Refer to our LIHEAP Flyer for more details.
LIHEAP FLYER: Click here

Outreach Calendar: Click here to view our outreach calendar.

WCCCC is a participating agency in the ILLINOIS'S HARDEST HIT FUND.

To start an application visit HARDEST HIT APPLICATION and follow the instructions. DONT FORGET TO CHOOSE WCCCC AS YOUR AGENCY

Pre-Purchase/Homebuyers Education Classes

WCCCC will offer class at no charge: Classes are instructed by HUD-approved Housing Counselors.
All Classes are held on Saturdays from 9am-5pm

February 24, March 17, April 28, May 12, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20, November 17

Financial Literacy Classes

Aug 8/15 5pm-9pm
Aug 10/17 9am–1pm
Aug 29 & Sept 5 5pm-9PM
Sept 10/21 9am-1PM
Sept 26 & Oct 3 5pm-9PM
Oct 1/8 9AM-1PM
Oct 29 & Nov 5 9am-1PM
Nov 7/21 5PM-9PM
Dec 3/10 9am-1PM

PLEASE CALL is Belithia Johnson for more information

815-722-0722 EXT 209

Community Action, social services, low-income/poverty assistance support for Will County, IL:
Beecher Bolingbrook Braidwood Channahon Crest Hill Crete Elwood Fairmont Frankfort Godley Homer Glen Joliet Lockport Manhattan Mokena Monee New Lenox Peotone Plainfield Rockdale Romeoville Shorewood Symerton Wilmington


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