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                                                                                                                                                   Our 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.

Skill-based volunteer Candace Marquez presented on the topic, Healthy Lifestyles. Her many valuable tips are gratefully received.
Pay it forward in action…The children in the Chavez family had a birthday party but for gifts they asked their guests to donate to CEDA NW Food Connection. Families helping families through CEDA NW. What a great example!
A group from Trinity United Methodist Church in Mount Prospect & BSA Troop 117 did a TON of work. They donated and delivered 2,000 pounds of potatoes for our Food Connection Program. Talk about heavy lifting!
Karin, Kenneth, Margaret, Jennifer, Allyson, Kaitlyn, Patricia, Alejandro & Christopher from Foresters came to our office, on April 5 and assembled 96 personal hygiene kits (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body sponges and deodorant). Many thanks!
Our 2014 Free Tax Clinic was staffed by 11 skill-based volunteers who provided over 130 hours in service to our clients. All told, 85 tax returns were completed and over $166,000 in tax refunds was realized. Kudos to volunteers Chuck & Marilyn Newman, Jim & Cindy Hubbard, Larry Shavitz, Danny Kafka, Ann Quinlan, John Tris, John Klimkowicz, Sylvia Haas, and William Baronti.
 Recently opened Fresh Thyme Farmers Market in Mount Prospect made a monetary donation to our Food Connection Program. Welcome to our community!
Volunteers from First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights came out on April 26 to improve the landscape at our office and at one of our Transitional Living Programs. This gardening group included Peter Wilberscheid, Dave, Kristen, and Amy Sonderegger, William and Elizabeth Thompson, Diane and Robert Platt, Stuart Olin, and Barbara Martin.
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights donated new shelves for our Food Connection Program. Five builder parishioners—Dale Dippon, Daren Conway, Esther Banier, Merle Waite, and Donald Meinheit—came on Sunday, May 4, and assembled the “Sharing Shelves”.

 Project Linus Chapter (North & Central Chicagoland) made and donated 50 children’s blankets which will be distributed through our Hardship Intervention & Referral Program. What a nice way to bring joy and security to families!
We were one of several organizations that benefited from 8,000 pounds of donated food, collected during the Mount Prospect Postal Food Drive on May 10. Letter carriers, Prospect High School Boys and Girls Track and Field Teams, and local Boy Scouts, joined many individuals in the success of the food drive.
68 skill-based volunteers from Capital One and Accenture provided 14 workshops for 82 people, in April, as part of our Empower to Employ Program. Topics covered areas such as cover letters, resumes, ethics, team work, and much more! 
Iron Mountain employees Brett, Carol, & Oscar donated their time and effort to CEDA NW Mobile Food Connection held at Des Plaines Head Start on April 9, 2014, where they packed nutritional food boxes for 58 families. Way to go! A Shout Out also to Des Plaines Head Start for providing the venue.
Important Program Updates 
​​​​​​Update on Health Insurance Enrollment
​at CEDA Northwest Self-Help Center, Inc.:


​​Did you miss the deadline or have recent life changes?​ You may still qualify for the Special Enrollment period to get covered through the Marketplace for private insurance.

Or if you are income eligible, Medicaid health insurance enrollment is still open for adults ages 19-64.​

Please contact our Navigators for more information at 847-392-2344 ext. 227 or 236.

Rolling Meadows High School Students came out on June 4, to our Transitional Living Program to paint all the stairwell banisters! What a team effort!
Zurich employees, Jane Conrad, Chet Andrews, John Bindseil, & Jeff Sheriff provided a helping hand at our Mobile Food Connection on June 9. They assisted in providing over 40 Des Plaines residents who have transportation issues receive nutritional food!!!!
Nielsen volunteers came to our organization on June 12, as a part of their Global Impact Day. They counted 6489.68 pounds of food for our inventory in our Food Connection Program, AND shoveled a truckload of mulch, 6 yards, covering approx. 600 square feet of landscaping! A job well done!
We are a proud partner with Benevolent, an organization  that brings dignity and self-determination to both sides of the giving equation, illuminating the realities of life on the edge of sustainability.

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