Resources

MRC will contribute to the betterment of society by providing unique services that don't currently exist. Additionally, in cases where established organizations already exist, MRC will redirect appropriate requests to such organizations for more effective service.

MRC will contribute to the betterment of society by providing unique services that don't currently exist. Additionally, in cases where established organizations already exist, MRC will redirect appropriate requests to such organizations for more effective service.



Services include but not limited to:

  1. Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen.
  2. Skills Upgrade Training (Basic Computer Training)
  3. Job Placement Assistance.
  4. Affordable Health Care Program
  5. Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
  6. Senior Service

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Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen
WHAT WE DO
Muslim Resource Center (MRC) has welcomed low-income IL residents by offering them complimentary services to meet their basic needs. Most visitors first come to utilize the MRC food pantry, and from there, they are connected to other services. After a short meeting with a trained food pantry volunteer, they are given a grocery in pre-package box. Clients select the types of food their family eats, depending on health issues, culture and taste. They've received approximately $50 of fresh fruit and vegetables, frozen meat, bakery items, canned goods and non-perishable food items.

MRC Food Pantry
6352 N Fairfeild Ave
Chicago, IL 60659

MRC Food Pantry
1781 Bloomingdale Rd
Glendale Heights, IL 60139

There are also three MRC Food Pantry locations through our PROGRAM PARTNERS:

Muslim Society Inc (MSI)
1785 Bloomingdale Road
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Tel: 630-653-7872

Sabeel Food Pantry
3031 W Belmont Ave, Chicago
Chicago, IL 60618
Tel: 773.267.7031
773.539.2793 (leave voice message)
Fax: 773.267.7002
Email: info@sabeelpantry.org

ICNA Relief Food Pantry
1781 Bloomingdale Rd
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Tel: 866.497.9037
630.489.8390

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Skills Upgrade Training
WHAT WE DO
The Muslim Resource Center is a pathway of opportunity for their future. MRC has had a major technological impact on the lives of low-income IL residents through the MRC Skills Upgrade Training Program and the MRC Computer Technology Access Program through our PROGRAM PARTNERS.

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Job Placement Assistance
WHAT WE DO
Job Search Assistance helps low income residents of IL secure and maintain employment. Searching for a job can be very difficult. To make the process easier, the Job Search Assistance Program provides clients with one-on-one mentoring at every step along the way.

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Affordable Health Care Program
WHAT WE DO
Individuals do not usually qualify for any insurance programs offered by the government and have no coverage from employment as they are either self employed and cannot afford the cost or are working in places where such benefits are not provided.

MUSLIM OBAMACARE ENROLLMENT EVENTS

You are aware of many events and activities taking place in the community to educate about healthcare and facilitate enrollment into insurance plans. We list events on this website and help spread the word.

Obamacare Enrollment Schedule
March 2014 (Final Wk)
Chicago & Suburbs

View/Downoload Obamacare Enrollment info

1. Fri Mar 28, 2014: 1.30 pm - 6.30 pm at MCC 4380, N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60641
2. Fri Mar 28, 2014: 12 pm - 3 pm at Albanian Islamic Center, 5825 St Charles Rd, Berkeley, IL
3. Fri Mar 28, 2014: 10 am – 8 pm at Prisco Community Ctr, 150 W. Illinois Ave, Aurora, IL
4. Fri Mar 28, 2014: 1.30 pm - 6.30 pm at MCC 4380, N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60641
5. Sat Mar 29, 2014: 11 am - 3 pm at Libertyville Sports Complex, 1950 N. Hwy 45, Libertyville, IL
6. Sun Mar 30, 2014: 11 am - 1 pm at Masjid Huda 1081 Irving Park Road, Schaumburg, IL
7. Sun Mar 30, 2014: 11 am - 3 pm at MCC 4380, N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60641

Website:
Explore Coverage Options - illinois health insurance marketplace : http://getcoveredillinois.gov/

Health Insurance Marketplace, Affordable Care Act | HealthCare.gov : https://www.healthcare.gov

Health Care Marketplace | Enroll in Obamacare Health Insurance : http://www.healthcaremarketplace.com

OUR PROGRAM PARTNER:

Compationate Care Network (CCN)
A Muslim Physicians’ Initiative promoting health awareness, and providing access to affordable health care. Over 100 physicians in the Network, located in Chicago and Suburbs. Discounts on X-rays, Ultrasounds and CT Scans, Free Health Screenings Weekly
Primary Care visits: $25 Speciality Consults: $35
Apply at your local masjid. Tel (773) 775-3600
Fax (773)583-1487
email info@ccnchicago.com
web: www.ccnchicago.com

Access DuPage
Access DuPage staff is available to answer questions or address concerns between 9am - 4pm, Monday through Friday at (630) 510-8720, although the office typically closes for lunch from 12-1pm.
Access DuPage staff and auto-attendant may also be available by phone after hours.

A person is eligible for Access DuPage if he/she:
1. has resided in DuPage County for at least 30 days
2. is under age 65
3. has a household income below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level
4. has no medical insurance
5. is not eligible for private or public health coverage programs (e.g., Medicaid, Medicare, Veterans Benefits, etc).
Qualified applicants are typically enrolled in the Access DuPage program for a period of one year, after which they must re-apply for membership in the program and their eligibility must be re-verified.

Access to Care (Cook County): www.accesstocare.org/main/ or call 708-531-0680

Access DuPage (DuPage County): www.accessdupage.org or Call: 1-630-407-6500

Universal Metro Asian Services: Homecare Service

Obama Care: Click here to get more info about Obama Care


Age 65 or up:
Medicaid : 630-530-1120
Medicare : 1-800-772-1213
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) : 1-800-772-1213
Website: www.ssa.gov/ssi


Kids under 18
KidCare : 1-866-ALL-KIDS (1-866-255-5437)
Website: www.allkids.com


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Rental Assistance Program
WHAT WE DO
Privately owned subsidized housing - HUD helps apartment owners offer reduced rents to low-income tenants. Search for an apartment and apply directly at the management office.
Public Housing - affordable apartments for low-income families, the elderly and persons with disabilities. To apply, contact a public housing agency.
Housing Choice Voucher Program - find your own place and use the voucher to pay for all or part of the rent. To apply, contact a public housing agency.

NEWS:
DuPage Housing Rental Assistance Program

Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 - Rental Assistance Program

Waiting List Opening & Lottery
September 15th - 30th, 2010

The DuPage Housing Authority announces the re-opening of the Waiting List On-Line Application https://www.waitlistcheck.com/application/form.php?ID=2326-IL-101
Link available @ www.dupagehousing.org

Download Flyer - DuPage Housing Rental Assistance Program

Chicago Housing Authority - Senior Housing
applyonline.thecha.org

Chicago Housing Authority - Senior Housing Application

Chicago Housing Authority

Chicago Housing Authority is accepting application for rental assistance. This includes application for section 8 voucher
I encourage all qualified low-income households to participate in the waitlist opening registration. You can apply at www.thechawaitlist.org.

The CHA Waitlist Lottery Registration is open October 27 through November 24, 2014 for the three types of housing opportunities at www.thechawaitlist.org.
This is the first time low-income families and individuals will have the opportunity to apply online for all three affordable housing waitlists on one registration form.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
• Addiction Counseling: Substance addictions as well as process or behavior addictions
• Individual counseling
• Marriage Counseling
• Mental Health Counseling
• Child's Autism Therapy

Call for appointment. No walk-in!



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Tutoring / Collage
WHAT WE DO
MRC has an alternative schooling initiative; a place where children receive the individual attention which is lacking in our modern education system. We offer classes individually scheduled Monday–Thursday or Friday–Sunday. Subjects currently available are:

English Grammar & Vocabulary, American History, American Literature, Western Philosophy, Mathematics (up to and including Calculus and Geometry), Astronomy, Atmospheric Science


B E N E F I T S:

    We charge a highly competitive $10 per hour per student. This gives students the opportunity to learn at a much faster rate with individual attention.
    We tutor boys 4th grade up to college level

Interest-free loans and financial mentoring for higher education
More info visit : acceducate.org

Call for appointment. No walk-in!