NICAA is a non-profit private corporation serving the counties of Stephenson and Jo Daviess in the Northwest section of the State of Illinois. The ultimate authority of the Agency is vested in its governing board, which is comprised of public, private, and client sector representatives from the two counties.
NICAA was established in order to better focus on all available private, local, state and federal resources. Our goal is to enable low-income families and other disadvantaged individuals to obtain the skills, knowledge, motivation and opportunities to become stable.
We offer utility assistance (gas, electric, water), rent, Golden Meals meal program, Head Start Preschool, and some limited housing services. Please see below for more details.