1300 W. Northwest Highway
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
​Phone: 847-392-2344
​Fax: 847-392-2427​​
The Mission of CEDA Northwest Self-Help Center, Inc. is to enhance our community by providing emergency services, education, and empowerment which foster personal responsibility for those who are vulnerable or in crisis.

   Upcoming Events & Important Updates                                                                                                                            A Community in Action  
By 2016, CEDA Northwest Self-Help Center, Inc. will be the most effective provider in the northwest suburbs through the delivery of comprehensive services that help people when they need it the most. The Vision will be achieved through a consortium of integrated community partnerships. 

​Helping People...
​               ​Changing Lives...​
"CEDA Northwest Self-Help Center, Inc. is like emergency road-side assistance. We provide reliable services and protection to families in our northwest suburban community when they need it the most."
-Ron Jordan, Director​
CEDA Northwest Self-Help Center, Inc. | Copyright ©2012 | All Rights Reserved

​What does CEDA stand for?​
Community Economic Development Association, Inc.

CEDA Northwest would love to give a BIG THANKS to Sam's Club in Wheeling, Club 8198, for donating 20 Food Baskets to families in need for the Holiday's! Our families were beyond grateful! Thanks Sam's Club for giving back to the community! 
CEDA Northwest Self-Help Center, Inc. would like to thank a group of volunteers who helped out at our December 11 Mobile Food Connection at Rolling Meadows High School! CEDA Northwest with the help of these volunteers was able to distribute over 800 pounds of food to those in need! BIG THANKS TO Erin Blaha, Claire Blaha, Brandon Gaskew, Josh LeRoy, Kristen Mrockowski, & Ryan Mrockowski! Thank you for making a difference in your community, we could not have done it without you!

Also, THANK YOU to Rolling Meadows High School for allowing us the location to serve your community!
CEDA Northwest Self-Help Center, Inc. would like to say a BIG THANKS to all of our donors who made it possible for 352 children to have holiday presents this year! The donors include: Prospect High School, PepsiCo Sales, St. Raymond's de Penafort Mom's Plus Group, Old Navy-Killdeer, Continental Automotive, Chicago NW Sub. Alumnae, American Society of Dermatological Surgeons, Julie Koerner, Hersey High School, Dunton House, Arlington Trotters, AMCOL International, Aeromotive, Marnie Kapuscinski, Beth Berg, Girl Scout Group, St. Andrew Kim Sunday School & Assurance! CEDA Northwest also owes a HUGE THANKS to the Christian Church of Arlington Heights for allowing us the location to distribute the gifts to the families! Last but not least, THANK YOU to our volunteers who came out: Megan McGrath, Lindsay Perkins, Maddie O'Mara, Agie Mathew, Maggie Petri, Kelsey Panfil, Stephanie Manon, Lisseth Bustamante, Stephanie Barrios, Kimberly Roman, & Ivett Delgado! Because of wonderful donors, the Church and volunteers, they made it possible for families in need in the Northwest Suburbs of Cook County to enjoy the Holiday's with their families!
Thank you so much to Mariano's in Hoffman Estates and the volunteers: Bethany Chuchla, Karissa Jones, Amanda Chudik, & Katya Miller that came out to CEDA Northwest Self-Help Center, Inc.'s Bag-A-Thon! All proceeds will go directly to our participants in our Food Connection Program!
CEDA Northwest Self-Help Center, Inc. would like to say a BIG THANKS to Palatine High School for allowing us to conduct our Mobile Food Connection on January 23! CEDA Northwest was able to serve the residents of Palatine with over 5,000 lbs worth of nutritional food! Lastly, a big thanks to Jan, Patricia and Arthur who came out to volunteer as well as Iron Mountain who donated the boxes we used and made it all possible!
CEDA Northwest Self-Help Center, Inc. would like to give a BIG thanks to POPULAR BANK volunteers for assisting us in our Mobile Food Connection at the CEDA Ray Walker Head Start on February 13! We were able to provide over 50 families with pre-packaged boxes of food and a way contact us for the following month they are need of food in the future! :)

CEDA Northwest Self-Help Center, Inc. would love to give a BIG THANKS to our skilled-based volunteer Candace Marquez for presenting on Healthy Lifestyles last night to our community! It was a great success!
CEDA Northwest Self-Help Center, Inc. would love to give a big thanks to the Chavez family! Their children didn't just want an ordinary birthday party, they wanted those that attended to donate food items to the CEDA Northwest Food Connection Program. CEDA Northwest is beyond grateful that such young children are already making a difference in their community! On behalf of the families we serve, CEDA Northwest thanks you!
CEDA Northwest Self-Help Center, Inc. would like to give a BIG THANKS to a group from Trinity United Methodist Church in Mount Prospect and BSA Troop 117 for donating 2000 POUNDS of potatoes on Saturday, March 29, 2014 to families in need!
On Wednesday, May 21 from 9am-12pm & 1-3pm a representative from the Greater Chicago Food Depository will be at CEDA Northwest completing applications for Food Stamps (SNAP).

Applications will be completed on a first come, first serve basis at CEDA Northwest, located at 1300 W. Northwest Hwy., Mount Prospect, IL. 60056.

For more information and documentation requirements, please call 847-392-2344.


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Update on Health Insurance Enrollment
​at CEDA Northwest Self-Help Center, Inc.:
Illinois residents can still enroll in Health Insurance through the Marketplace for Private Insurance if they created a User ID and Password or if they filled out an "enrollment card" with our organization before the March 31 deadline date OR through ABE.Illinois.gov if they think they qualify for Medicaid.

If Illinois residents did not meet the deadline for the Marketplace Enrollment, special circumstances may allow some to still apply:
"In the Marketplace, you generally qualify for a special enrollment period of 60 days following certain life events that involve a change in family status (for example, marriage or birth of a child) or loss of other health coverage. If you don’t have a special enrollment period, you can’t buy insurance through the Marketplace until the next Open Enrollment period. Also, job-based plans generally allow special enrollment periods of 30 days."
CEDA Northwest Self-Help Center, Inc. would like to give THANKS to Karin, Kenneth, Margaret, Jennifer, Allyson, Kaitlyn, Patricia, Alejandro, & Christopher from Foresters for coming to CEDA Northwest on April 5 to make 96 hygiene kits for those in need in the northwest suburbs! The kits include toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body sponges, and deodorant! We are beyond grateful for your time and donation to the community we serve! You all made a difference, thank you!
CEDA Northwest Self-Help Center, Inc. would like to extend a warm thanks to Iron Mountain employees Brett, Carol, & Oscar who donated their time and strength to the Mobile Food Connection at Des Plaines Head Start on April 9, 2014. Due to their hard work CEDA Northwest was able to supply 58 families with nutritional food boxes when they really needed it the most! Also, big thanks to Des Plaines Head Start for allowing us to come and serve their community!
CEDA Northwest Self-Help Center, Inc. would like to say thank you to: Larry Shavitz, Danny Kafka, Ann Quinlan, John Tris, Jim Hubbard, Cindy Hubbard, John Klimkowicz, Sylvia Haas, William Baronti, Chuck Newman, & Marilyn Newman for volunteering at our FREE 2014 Tax Clinic!

Due to our wonderful skilled-based volunteers who donated over 130 hours of time, we were able to complete 85 tax returns for lower income families which totaled over $166,000.00 in refunds!!!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for using your skills to give back to the community!