Prairie State Legal Services (PSLS) Kankakee office recently received $6,595 in Community Impact funding from the United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties. The grant will support the costs of maintaining an office and provide holistic, no-cost legal services to nearly 600 low-income residents in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties. United Way’s Community Impact grants are distributed annually to programs that fight for the health, education, and financial stability of individuals and families in Kankakee and Iroquois counties.

Many of the PSLS Kankakee office referrals come from Harbor House and are related to issues of domestic violence. The office also receives referrals from the Ombudsman program to resolve nursing home issues and the Adult Protective Services to resolve elder abuse and exploitation issues. The office both sends and receives referrals to and from Catholic Charities, Kankakee County Community Services, and Options Center for Independent Living to assist with public benefits, utilities/housing concerns, and other needs issues.

If you or someone you know needs assistance, please visit www.pslegal.org.

About United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties 

For 80 years, the United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties has mobilized caring people to invest in communities where resources are needed most. United Way brings direct service providers, business and philanthropic communities, and local institutions together to tackle some of the biggest issues affecting our region. United Way is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, governed by a local volunteer board of directors. For more information, visit myunitedway.org.