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Al-Anon /Alateen, Northern Illinois Group
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1332, Galesburg, IL 61402-1332
Phone: (312) 409-7245
Parent Org.: Al-Anon /Alateen
Description: A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems.

Alateen is for young people whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.
Notes: Call or use website to find groups meeting in the Evanston area.
Updated 7/19/2014
Alcoholics Anonymous, Chicago Area
Mailing Address: 180 N Wabash Avenue, Suite 305, Chicago, IL 60601
E-mail: OR
Phone: 312-346-1475 (toll free for IL: 800-346-1475 )
Fax: 312-346-5477
Parent Org.: Alcoholics Anonymous
Description: A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Notes: Call or check website to find one of the many groups meeting in Evanston.
Updated 12/18/2014
Mailing Address: 2121 Dewey Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201-3021 or 1458 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201-3021
Contact: Paul Selden, Executive Director
Phone: 847- 475-7070 Ext. 100
Fax: 847-864-6558
Description: Connections for the Homeless works to prevent homelessness and provides housing, employment and supportive services to move individuals and families out of homelessness into permanent housing and stable lives.
Offers financial literacy classes.
EntryPoint - Street outreach and drop-in linking homeless people with shelter and supportive services, 847-424-0945,ex. 411. Access to locker storage, telephones, computers, showers, laundry and more. Basic healthcare, medical screening and checkups are provided by a part-time nurse and volunteer physicians.
Hilda's Place - 1458 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201, 847-424-0945, ext. 15, Transitional shelter with supportive services for adult men and women.
Housing Program - 2010 Dewey, Evanston, IL 60201, 847-475-7070, ext. 140, Transitional apartments for families with children. Permanent supportive housing for those with a physical disability or mental illness.
Notes: Prevention Services - Security deposits, rent, mortgage and utility assistance can be provided when funds are available. The intake process begins by calling 847-475-7070 ext. 140.
Employment Program - Job-readiness training, counseling, job club and job development. Free computer use for those enrolled in Connections programs Mondays-Thursdays 8 - 12 pm
Project 20 outreach program helps chronically homeless people find housing and receive healthcare.
Volunteer Opportunities
Updated 10/27/2014
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Address: Evanston Hospital, 2650 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 or 909 Davis St Evanston, IL 60201
Contact: Dr. Frederick Miller, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Phone: 847-425-6400
Parent Org.: NorthShore University HealthSystem
Description: Expert and comprehensive treatment for the full spectrum of psychiatric and psychological Disorders and Conditions. Clinical Services offers general psychiatric medication management and a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches, in addition to a number of specialty programs designed to address the specific needs of patients, from childhood through late life.
Updated 1/13/2014
Doreen E. Chapman Center Treatment for Addictions
Address: Evanston Hospital
Mailing Address: 2650 Ridge Avenue, Evansnton, IL 60201
Contact: Laura Parise, MD, Director
Phone: 847-570-4633 or 847-570-2500 (Access Center)
Parent Org.: Northshore University Healthsystem Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Description: The Doreen E. Chapman Center at Evanston Hospital provides outpatient treatment for adults and their families struggling with alcohol addiction and substance abuse. The Chapman Center also offers effective, coordinated services to individuals who have an addiction and a co-occurring mental disorder or chronic pain. Brochure.
Updated 4/1/2013
Evanston Substance Abuse Prevention Council
Address: 906 Davis St. Evanston, IL 60201
Contact: Miguel Jimenez, Coalition Coordinator
E-mail: Contact Form
Phone: 847-859-0109
Fax: 847-492-0320
Parent Org.: PEER Services
Description: A coalition of community groups, agencies and individuals who are working together to prevent the abuse and misuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) in the Evanston community.
Provides a forum for networking and dissemination of information about substance abuse, underage drinking and relevant policy issues.
Task groups currently active are: ETHS Ambassadors Task Group, Prescription Drug Task Group, Tobacco Task Group.
Updated 4/1/2013
Presence Behavioral Health-Addiction Services
Address: Presence St. Francis Hospital
Mailing Address: 355 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60202
Phone: 877-737-4636
Parent Org.: Presence Health Care, Saint Francis Hospital
Description: The center, operating out of St. Francis Hospital, provides a 24-hour crisis hotline, case management, outreach services and home visitations to Evanston residents.

24/7 Crisis Hotline: 708-681-4357
Updated 7/24/2013
Thresholds: Transitions
Address: 8050 Monticello, Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: 773-572-5200, TTY 773-880-6263
Description: Serves adults with mental illness. Agency offers psychiatric consultation, case management, housing, employment skills development, job placement physical well-being services, education and substance abuse treatment. Services not covered by insurance are offered on a sliding scale. Programs are funded in part by the Evanston Mental Health Board.
Updated 6/2/2014
Women's Christian Temperance Union
Address: 1730 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
Contact: Rita Kaye Wert
Phone: 800-755-1321
Fax: 866- 503-WCTU (9288) (Toll-Fre
Description: Organization devoted to total abstinence from alcohol. Publishes factual, current information about alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs for pre-school children through adults.

Offers annual essay contest for children grades 4-12.
Updated 11/5/2014
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