Drop In Center

The New Day Drop-In Center offers a wide variety of services for men, women and children who are low-income or are experiencing homelessness. The center’s mission is to give guests a safe place to be during the day with heating and cooling and provide services that preserve human dignity and promote positive direction.

Available services include:

  • Computer Learning Center, including access to computers, email, phones, word processing and a copier
  • Referrals to community resources, and case management to provide advocacy
  • Job search assistance. This includes help writing, typing, editing and printing resumes; assistance with online job searches and applications; and assistance with interviewing skills and job development through Will County’s Job Force Development Council, IDES and Illinois Skill Match.
  • Individual training on navigating the internet and using email
  • Education on adult daily living skills
  • Housing information and assistance with rental applications. Specialized intakes are available for veterans and people with disabilities
  • Medical and social referrals to medical facilities and social service agencies
  • Access to Bibles and Christian materials, as well as Christian movies and other movies suitable for the family
  • Emergency vouchers for clothing and furniture are redeemable at our Treasure Chest Thrift Stores

Address: 364 E. Washington St., Joliet, IL 60433

Hours of operation: 8–11:45 a.m., 1–4:45 p.m.


How can we help?

Feel free to ask a question or simply leave a comment.


Donald Jonker

Director of Drop-In Center