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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 5/12/2015
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: 800-371-1475 )
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 5/12/2015
Address: 113 Custer Ave., Evanston IL 60202
Phone: 847-970-1010
Fax: 847-425-3607
Description: CarePoint delivers social services to marginalized and underprivileged populations acutely affected by HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and STDs, substance abuse, incarceration, homelessness and youth at risk.

Hours: Weekdays 10am-4pm
Notes: Advocacy: information, guidance and referrals for obtaining social services of all kinds
HIV testing and prevention: confidential and anonymous free HIV rapid tests and HIV risk reduction counseling, safer sex supplies, offered on site and through outreach.
Harm reduction: outreach to intravenous drug users, which includes syringe exchange, hepatitis and HIV risk reduction counseling, Naloxone overdose prevention training, safer sex supplies.
Hepatitis C testing and prevention: confidential and anonymous hepatitis C testing and viral hepatitis risk reduction counseling
Job center: computers, telephone access and job search skills training for the homeless, formerly incarcerated, residents of halfway homes and other clients.
Access to Recovery: substance abuse counseling and transportation assistance (CTA passes) for formerly incarcerated men and women on probation or parole.
Youth at risk: academic tutoring, drug prevention education, safer sex education, free enrollment for Chicago Park District sports programs and referrals for other social services.
Services to clients on probation, parole and in the criminal justice system.
Updated 9/22/2015
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 7/22/2015
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 St. Francis Hospital - Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Address: 355 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202
Phone: (847) 316-6262 and Central Access number for intake: 708-410-0615
Parent Org.: Presence Health
Description: Provides specialized classes, support groups, substance abuse, and mental health treatment programs. Provides specialized outpatient care for a wide range of behavioral problems, including:
- Mood disorders such as depression
- Bipolar disorder (manic depression)
- Serious and longer-term mental illness (SMI)
- Anxiety disorders, including panic attacks and post-traumatic stress
- Obsessive-compulsive disorders
- Anger management
- Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia and overeating
- Addictive behaviors, including substance abuse and gambling
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Other comprehensive services include:
1. Outpatient mental health counseling and psychiatric treatment for adults, teens and children - including individual, couple, family and group therapy
2. Intensive outpatient program for teens to address emotional or behavioral challenges by improving their social skills, self-esteem, coping skills, communication and insight
3. Substance abuse treatment for adults and adolescents, including intensive outpatient treatment, DUI services, medication assisted treatment and HIV testing
4. Parenting classes and support groups
5. Mental health residential program for adults, including short-term, long-term and transitional housing
6. Crisis services with 24-hour crisis intervention and psychiatric pre-screening
7. Anger management programs for adults and adolescents
8. Domestic violence group for males and females

Most major insurance plans are accepted as well as Medicare and Medicaid. Discounted rates are available for those who qualify.
Notes: For immediate help, call 24/7 Crisis Hotline at (708) 681-4357.
Updated 7/25/2015
Test Positive Aware Network
Address: 5050 N. Broadway St. Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-989-9400
Fax: 773-989-9494
Description: TPAN empowers people living with HIV through peer-led programming, support services, information dissemination, and advocacy and provides services to the broader community to increase HIV knowledge and sensitivity, and to reduce the risk of infection.

Notes: Hours of operation:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Updated 9/18/2015
Thresholds: Transitions
Address: 8050 Monticello, Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: 773-572-5200, TTY 773-880-6263
Parent Org.: Thresholds 4101 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago IL 60613 We offer 30 innovative programs at more than 90 locations throughout Chicago, the adjacent suburbs, and McHenry and Kankakee Counties. Services include assertive outreach, case management, housing, employment, education, psychiatry, primary care, substance abuse treatment, and research. Last year, Thresholds served more than 7,100 adults and youth, with 75% of services delivered out in the community, representing more than 400,000 hours of care.
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 7/8/2015
Veterans Center
Address: 1901 Howard St, Evanston, IL 60202
Contact: Betsy Tolbert, Team Leader
Phone: 847-332-1019 or 877-927-8387
Fax: 847-332-1024
Parent Org.: Veterans Administration
Description: Offers mental health and substance abuse counseling for veterans. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged.
Notes: Open 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday, but in an effort to better serve veterans and family members, upon request, Vet Centers will provide services after normal work hours and/or on weekends.
Updated 6/24/2015
Address: One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Avenue, 3rd Floor, Evanston, IL 60201
Contact: Mimi Neathery, PsyD
Phone: 866-364-2300 Ext. 233
Description: Yellowbrick is a private, physician-owned and -operated psychiatric healthcare organization whose mission is to provide a full-spectrum, specialized approach to the emotional, psychological and developmental challenges of young adults, 18-29.

Notes: Yellowbrick Foundation is a not for profit organization whose mission is to support research, training, community education regarding the emotional, psychological, and developmental challenge of emerging adults, ages 18 to 29.
Contact Jesse Viner, MD, Director, or call 866.364.2300 ext. 222.
Updated 6/10/2015
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