Evanston Care Network
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Evanston Community Org Directory
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303 Taxi will dispatch to taxis in Suburban Cook, Lake, DuPage, and parts of McHenry and Kane counties. Whether your trip is to a residence, the train, the airport, or the Loop, 303 Taxi affiliates will provide the fastest, friendliest service to get you there.
A-Abiding CARE, Inc. has an experienced staff of home health caregivers committed to meeting the individual needs of the elderly, chronically ill, disabled or recuperating client in homes in Chicago and Chicago North and Northwest Suburban Communities.
Certified Nurse Assistant(CNA)and Nurse Assistant(NA): Bathing, feeding, transfer assistance, non-sterile dressing changes, meal preparation, wellness check, accompany to doctor, therapy, errands, etc.
Registered Nurse (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN): Sterile dressing change, medication administration, monitoring medical status and other skilled nursing procedures.
Call 847-698-1400 for rate structure.
National nonprofit for persons age 50 and over with offices in every state. Information, education and advocacy. Membership benefits include consumer discounts.
Specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology; Internal Medicine; Pediatrics; Midwifery; and Family Practice. Languages spoken include: English, Spanish, Polish, Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, French, and Korean.
All patients are welcome at ACCESS regardless of if you have insurance. Medicare, Medicaid, CountyCare, All Kids, and most insurance plans are accepted. We also offer a sliding fee scale program for those that are uninsured and not eligible for any other type of insurance coverage based on income, family size and the type of services needed. Any payment that is required for your visit is due at the time of your appointment.
Hours of Operation: M-F 8AM-6PM, Saturday 8AM-12PM
Provides both mental health crisis intervention and information on programs and resources. 24 hour, 7 days a week crisis/emergency coverage, short term counseling, evaluation and outpatient crisis counseling.
Full primary care health services from general check-ups to chronic disease management to health education. Walk-ins are accepted in cases of severe illness, but appointments are otherwise required. Referrals to dental care providers.
Helps with public benefits enrollment.
Access Living is a cross-disability organization governed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities.
Access Living fosters the dignity, pride and self-esteem of people with disabilities and enhances the options available to them so they may choose and maintain individualized and satisfying lifestyles.
To this end, Access Living offers peer-oriented independent living services; public education, awareness and development; individualized and systemic advocacy; and enforcement of civil rights on behalf of people with disabilities.
Non-profit agency providing affordable primary health care services for low-income, uninsured individuals living in suburban Cook County or northwest Chicago (west of Pulaski Road and north of North Avenue). Eligibility requirements are listed in Information for Patients
Performing ensembles are the string quartet (2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello), string trio, and the violin-cello duo. Styles range from classical and jazz to current pop songs. Available for weddings and special events.
Classes in circus, aerial and theater arts: gymnastics, clowning, dance, drama, juggling, stage combat and magic for children and adults.
Produces original works, offers workshops, camps and classes throughout the year and provides event entertainment.
330 C St SW
The Administration on Aging (AOA) is the principal agency of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA), as amended (42 U.S.C.A. § 3001 et seq.). The OAA promotes the well-being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities. The Act also empowers the federal government to distribute funds to the states for supportive services for individuals over the age of 60.
Also runs the Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services, Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs, Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services, Office for American Indian, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiian Programs. Office of Long-term Care Ombudsman Programs. and Older Americans Act and Aging Network.
Visit the links below for more information about the network and community-based organizations working to support older adults:
- Aging and Disability Resource Centers
- Area Agencies on Aging
- Senior Centers and Supportive Services for Older Adults
- State Units on Aging
Private therapeutic day school designed as an alternative learning environment for adolescents ages 12-19. The program is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education for students with depression, emotional disorders, learning disabilities, and other health impairments that prevent academic achievement in a regular education environment. Students are referred by public school districts who support the placement or are placed privately by their families.
The Center for Family Building, an Illinois and Indiana licensed nonprofit adoption agency, assists couples and individuals in all steps of the adoption process. The staff consists of professional counselors who offer a safe, caring atmosphere for birthparents as well as adoptive families. All counseling services are free to pregnant women considering adoption.
ASCA Chicago offers a weekly peer-to-peer support group, as well as self-guided support materials, all free of charge. Please go to our website above for more information, as well as contacting the above email address.
Care management for seniors, the disabled and the mentally ill. Care managers provide:
• Expert assessments and reports
• Act as family liaison
• Support as needed
• Screening, arrangement and monitoring of in-home help or other services
• Care planning
• Reviewing legal, money, and medical issues.
• Consultation with necessary professionals
• Friendly visiting
• Crisis management and intervention
• Placement and care referrals.
The main purpose of the Adult Day Hospital-Intensive Outpatient Program is to provide short term intensive treatment in order to: Stabilize acute symptoms of mental illness/behavioral health issues; Improve functioning of daily living; Increase understanding of mental illness/behavioral health issues; Improve coping skills to maintain optimal behavioral health and Link patients to community support services to maintain progress made in the outpatient program.
The Adult Day Hospital-Intensive Outpatient Program multidisciplinary team consists of: Psychiatrists, a Supervisor, Licensed Clinical Social Workers-Master of Social Work,Registered Nurse-Master of Science Psychiatric Nurse, Occupational Therapist-Master of Science, Chaplain-Master of Divinity and an Administrative Assistant.
The multidisciplinary team has advanced training in the field of behavioral health. The Adult Day Hospital-Intensive Outpatient Program consists of group therapies which involve: treatment goal setting group, group psychotherapy, psychological-education group, occupational therapy group, expressive therapy group, copings skills building group, medication education group and relaxation group.
The mission of the Older Adult Services program is to enrich the quality of life of the elderly through a full range of services that respond to the needs and desires of each individual across the aging continuum.
Adult Day Services
EXPRESSIONS (memory care)
Lifeline Emergency Response
Affirmation: United Methodist is a non-profit, all-volunteer, national activist caucus of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and their family and friends, that advocates full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in all areas and levels of the United Methodist Church.
Open to anyone interested in researching African American genealogy; members meet to share research and tips. Members also discuss the writings of such authors as W.E.B.DuBois, Larry Koger and Joel Williamson as well as topics of interest such as slavery in New York, Reconstruction and the Great Migration.
Meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston.
AgeOptions, the Area Agency on Aging of Suburban Cook County, plans, advocates, coordinates and funds services for older persons and their families in suburban Cook County.
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.
Albany Care is a 417-bed Intermediate Care Community dedicated to the treatment and recovery of individuals suffering from chronic mental illnesses. The staff of licensed nurses, certified nursing assistants, case managers, consulting psychologists and physicians provide confidential assessments and care plans for psychiatric behavior problems.
Eligibility Requirements: Persons with mental illness.
Fee Policy: Albany Care is approved for Medicaid, Medicaid Pending, and many private insurances.
Intake Process: Admissions Office, 847-475-4000
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.
Alden Estates of Evanston offers short-term rehabilitation, transitional care and post-acute services. Alden Estates of Evanston has been setting the standard in short-term rehabilitation and exceptional customer service with its exclusive post-acute rehabilitation programs – OrthopedicPro™, CardioPro™ PulmonaryPro™ and NeuroStrokePro™ – as well as luxurious accommodations and five-star amenities. We offer everything and more to get you back on your feet – and home – as quickly and safely as possible.
The Alice Millar Chapel & Religious Center is the home of Religious & Spiritual Life for Northwestern University. The facility hosts a variety of events including Sunday Services, Concerts, Graduations, Weddings, Lectures and Conferences.
The All Kids program offers Illinois uninsured children comprehensive healthcare that includes doctor visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, vision care, dental care and medical devices such as eyeglasses and asthma inhalers. Parents pay monthly premiums for the coverage, but rates for middle-income families are significantly lower than they are on the private market. Apply online or fill out application .
Custom Framing, fine art prints, posters and greeting cards since 1985. Artist owned and operated. Also home to "The Saw Room" Exhibition Space, dedicated to showing local original artwork.
7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Room A120
Skokie, Illinois 60077
Alliance for Lifelong Learning Evanston Township High School Office (Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-9 pm September - May):
Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave.,
Evanston, IL 60204
Offers a variety of classes for adults and young adults: ESL, GED, Test Preparation, Adult Basic Education, career and certificate training, personal development, foreign language, life skills, dance, fitness, recreation, technical skills, and computing.
Arts classes include: painting, drawing, photography, and other crafts.
Classes held at several locations including Evanston Township High School.
Monthly lectures and conversation held at the Wilmette Public Library's Auditorium. Members may also attend a French class, enjoy French movies and participate in book discussion and café-conversation groups at different locations on the North Shore.
P. O. Box 5648 Evanston, Illinois
Meets on the first Friday of every month at 7:00pm at the Joseph E. Hill Education Center.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-trained women. The goals of its program activities center on significant issues in families, communities, government halls and world assembly chambers.
Through the Extraordinary Service program, works on improving the living standards within the Black community through economic education; creating exposure and opportunities for the women entrepreneur; adopting and/or assisting Black families, with an emphasis on the Black male; and improving the mental and physical health of local communities.
A resource directory for locating and evaluating Chicago area retirement communities, assisted living facilities, Alzheimer's care, and nursing homes. Library Reference Department has copies of the print version. To request a copy, e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program of university-level noncredit courses taught by Northwestern faculty. The classes are open to everyone and available at a reasonable cost. Organized by volunteer Northwestern alumnae.
Comprehensive, compassionate and multidisciplinary care program that focuses on individuals coping with memory problems. The team consists of a neurologist, geriatrician, neuropsychologist, registered nurse and licensed clinical social worker, all specializing in memory disorders. The goal of the program is to diagnose, treat, and manage the patient's care in conjunction with his/her primary care physician.
Family Support Group meets the second Thursday of every month at Glenbrook Hospital.
Serves 68 counties in Illinois with offices in Bloomington, Carterville, Chicago, Joliet, Rockford, Skokie and Springfield. Since 1980, the Chapter has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes.
The national organization provides grants, fellowships, and awards to promote education and equity for women and girls. The local branch also provides local scholarships. Open to currently enrolled students and graduates of four-year colleges and universities.
A free service that answers civil (not criminal) legal questions for low-income residents of Illinois. After logging in to the website, answer a few questions to see if you qualify to use this service. Those who qualify can ask volunteer attorneys a specific question about your civil legal issue. You'll receive an email telling you when your question receives a response, and then can log back in to see the response to your question and ask more questions.
The American Cancer Society provides free programs and services to local residents facing a cancer diagnosis, information on cancer prevention and early detection, and ways to get involved locally in the fight against cancer. Call 1-800-227-2345 to access patient services or to get more information about Society programs and events.
Hours: Local office 8:30 am to 5:00pm, M-F.
Volunteers: Needed to help plan and organize community events, provide services to patients including volunteer drivers, and assistance in the local office.
The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need.
The ACLU of Illinois provides legal assistance to residents of Illinois whose civil liberties or civil rights have been violated. The website states that "The ACLU of Illinois solely takes cases where the incident occurred in the state of Illinois, or cases involving residents of Illinois. The organization is not a provider of general legal services; it only litigates cases where there has been a violation of a person’s civil rights, primarily by the government. We do not practice criminal law or generally take cases where rights have been violated by a private entity. After receiving your request, it may take up to two weeks to receive a response from the Intake Department. As such, if your case is extremely time-sensitive, you may wish to consult a private attorney. The ACLU of Illinois cannot provide legal advice unless the organization has accepted your case. The receipt of and/or response to your inquiry does not indicate the acceptance of your case. "
We lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes. We fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes. We deliver services to hundreds of communities. We provide objective and credible information. We give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.
For 100 years American Legion Post 42 has been helping veterans and their families in need. Through fund raising activities and volunteer projects the Post has been a major player in Evanston community charities.
Post 42 has facilities available for rental for parties, meetings, and gatherings of all kinds. Check out the Post 42 Patio Facebook page for details on upcoming and past events.
AMTA works to establish massage therapy as integral to the maintenance of good health and complementary to other therapeutic processes; to advance the profession through ethics and standards, certification, school accreditation, continuing education, professional publications, legislative efforts, public education, and fostering the development of members.
American Medical represents over 400 manufacturers and offers supplies and medical equipment which meet a variety of needs and budgets. Training is provided for every piece of equipment sold.
The American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center is part of a national network of information and referral centers throughout the United States. The Center provides information, referrals, educational programs and support services to anyone with questions or concerns about Parkinson disease. Health care providers can also utilize the Center for the latest information on research and treatment of Parkinson Disease.
You’re More Than Your Addiction. Regain Your Life With AMITA Health. Addiction is a neurological disorder that can occur in many forms, hurting those who suffer and their loved ones. We understand the emotional, physical, and financial consequences and we’re here to help. Our caring experts use advanced, proven methods of care and cognitive behavioral therapies in a judgment-free environment. Take the first step toward regaining your life. Call 877.262.5048 for more information or to schedule a free screening.
The local chapter of an international human rights organization. Seeks to end human rights violations worldwide through letter-writing and community education campaigns. AI Group 50 meets the first Monday of every month at 7:15 PM. We meet at Alice Millar Chapel classroom 204 on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston.
Serving people with disabilities, behavioral health needs, and people who are Deaf, DeafBlind, or Hard of Hearing through a variety of programs. Provides services to people with disabilities throughout the Chicago area. Employment services, day programs, residential support, audiology service, and other social services.
Aristotle Peers hires high-achieving local high school and college students to tutor students in grades K-12. Students and clients apply online. Students and clients are matched and contacted by phone and e-mail. One to one, in-home tutoring sessions in any K-12 subject are offered as well as tutoring in hobbies, sports, music or a combination of academics and extracurricular activities.
927 Noyes St., Evanston, IL
Art Encounter is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, empowering, and connecting people of diverse ages and backgrounds through interactive encounters with visual art. We believe that there are many ways to see, and that art can be a powerful vehicle to better understand ourselves and the world around us.
The Arthritis Foundation is here to help you learn to control and better manage your arthritis and provides programs such as : medical referral list; educational seminars; literature; arthritis coping education support groups; self-management programs; exercise programs; speakers bureau; professional education. If you live with pain, stiffness, and swelling or are already diagnosed with one of 120 types of common arthritis, the arthritis foundation may be a valuable resource for you.
Arts & Minds Academy provides engaging, in-home instrument lessons to students of all ages in the Evanston area. New students can schedule a free, private in-home lesson to try one of our teachers with no strings attached. We work hard to make learning fun and engaging to ignite our student's passion for music!
AS YOU LIKE IT was created 1979 as an alternative store front art gallery for local artists, into which was incorporated a one-chair hair salon. Our space has grown and evolved, as has our commitment to local art. Since we began, we’ve featured continuous, large exhibits of a variety of styles and media, including: works on paper, painting, collage, quilts, photography, stained glass, wearable art, jewelry, prints and mixed-media.
One Prudential Plaza
130 East Randolph Drive
The mission of the ARDC is to promote and protect the integrity of the legal profession, at the direction of the Supreme Court, through attorney registration, education, investigation, prosecution and remedial action. As an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Illinois, the ARDC assists the Court in regulating the legal profession through attorney registration, education, investigation, prosecution and remedial action.
Through our annual registration process, we compile a list of lawyers authorized to practice law. We provide ready access to that list so that the public, the profession and courts may access lawyers’ credentials and contact information.
We educate lawyers through seminars and publications to help them serve their clients effectively and professionally within the bounds of the rules of conduct adopted by the Court. We provide guidance to lawyers and to the public on ethics issues through our confidential Ethics Inquiry telephone service.
The ARDC handles discipline matters fairly and promptly, balancing the rights of the lawyers involved and the protection of the public, the courts and the legal profession. Grievances are investigated confidentially. Disciplinary prosecutions are adjudicated publicly and result in recommendations to the Court for disposition. Our boards consist of independent, diverse groups of volunteer lawyers and non-lawyers who make recommendations in disciplinary matters. To submit a request for investigation of an attorney in Illinois, please visit this site.
We advocate for restitution and other remedial action in disciplinary matters. We seek to provide reimbursements through our Client Protection Program to those whose funds have been taken dishonestly by Illinois lawyers who have been disciplined.
Baby Toddler Nursery (BTN) is a NAEYC Accredited, full-day child care and early education program with a capacity of 70 children. As Illinois’ longest-running independently licensed infant toddler center, it offers subsidized, fee-based and Early Head Start programs for children ages six weeks to five years old.
Provides chiropractic care covering: Neck pain, headaches, sinus issues, allergies, back pain, extremity pain, ear infections, childhood infections, numbness, tingling, sciatica, carpal tunnel, sports injuries, repetitive motion injuries.
An independent coeducational school, serving pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade children. Accredited members of the Independent School Association of Central States
Independent, nonprofit, early childhood school for children between the ages of 3 and 6, including Kindergarten/First grade Classroom. Program emphasizes visual arts and music, early literacy and differentiation. Full or part day, with extended care available. Weekly summer camps for children between 3 and 6 years.
Best Buddies Illinois is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment. Program links disabled and non-disabled friends at the middle school, high school, college and adult level.
Worship: Sunday at 11am
Consumers may file complaints or compliments, check reviews of a business or charity, resolve lemon law complaints and business and service disputes. Oversees Secret Shopper Program. Informs consumers on prevention of identity theft.
Office Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday
Support for survivors of domestic violence and their non-abusive family members. Located in Rogers Park but serves Evanston residents. Provides comprehensive services including crisis support, individual/family/group counseling, children's counseling, court advocacy at the Chicago Domestic Violence Courthouse and at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse, and prevention education.
Ryan Center for the Musical Arts: 70 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL
The Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University presents a wide variety of concerts and events at the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts and Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.
Ticket Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.,
Saturday: Noon - 3 p.m.
Summer/academic break ticket office hours: 11 a.m.—3 p.m., Monday through Friday
The Black Business Consortium of Evanston/Northshore (BBCENS) is a group of Black business owners who have agreed to come together to share resources, network, discuss common concerns, and to facilitate support among each other. Also sponsors annual Tour de Noir, a narrated bus tour that highlights Black-owned businesses located in all nine wards of Evanston, and publishes directory of local Black-owned businesses.
The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art is a dynamic, imaginative, and innovative teaching and learning resource for Northwestern University and its surrounding communities, featuring a global exhibition program that crosses time periods and cultures and serves as a springboard for thought-provoking discussions. The Block mounts exhibitions; commissions new work; organizes lectures, symposia, and workshops; and screens classic and contemporary films at its in-house cinema. With over 5,000 artworks, the permanent collection of the Block Museum boasts rich and diverse holdings of prints, drawings, and photography and continues to expand its holdings of works in every medium that that support the museum’s global and interdisciplinary mission.
Always free and open to all.
Enjoy bluegrass and support our veterans! We are proud to present national touring bluegrass talent presented at Evanston’s historic American Legion Post 42, 1030 Central Street, Evanston. Presented for families, all ages are welcome and will enjoy the cozy setting of Legion which was founded in 1919. Please check our website for more information and contact us if any questions.
Bluhm Legal Clinic is staffed by Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law students, under the supervision of experienced faculty members. There are 14 centers, addressing a variety of legal issues, many of which accept cases at low or no cost, if the case is accepted by the Clinic. The Centers include the Appellate Advocacy Center, Bartlit Center for Trial Advocacy, Center for Criminal Defense, Center for Externships, Center for International Human Rights, Center on Negotiation and Mediation, Center on Wrongful Convictions, Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, Children and Family Justice Center, Civil Litigation Center, Entrepreneurship Law Center, Environmental Advocacy Center, Investor Protection Center, MacArthur Justice Center, and Prison Reentry Strategies.
915 Foster St., Evanston, IL 60201
Bollywood groove combines joyous Bollywood music and extremely fun dance/cardio moves in a strenuous workout. Bollywood Groove Kids! program focuses on teaching the language, culture and history of various regions of India via the characteristic dance of that region.
Regularly scheduled classes.
Troop 3 has served the community since 1915, and is proud to be a boy-led troop, where boys plan, lead, and participate, with guidance from experienced and invested adults.
Meetings are in the gym, 2636 Orrington Avenue, on Thursdays, 7:45-9:00 p.m. during the school year, with monthly weekend campouts, summer camp, and more.
We meet at Saint Matthews Episcopal Church at 2120 Lincoln Street in Evanston, Illinois (see map below) on Monday nights. Our meetings start at 7:30 pm and end at 9:00 pm. See schedule page for a list of troop activities.
Chartered in 1926, Boy Scout Troop 924 is one of the oldest and largest troops in Evanston. Membership in Troop 24 is open to all boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 18, or to those boys and girls who are 10½ years old and have completed their fifth grade of school.
Meets Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at 2515 Central Park Ave (Northminster Presbyterian Church) just south of Central Street on Central Park Ave.
Scholarship residential program that serves academically talented and financially in-need youth from middle school through high school.
Support continues for Scholars financially, emotionally and otherwise through college and into career entry.
Provides children with long-term adult relationships and positive mentoring.
Funded exclusively through private sector donations.
Brave Space Alliance is the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ Center located on the South Side of Chicago, and designed to create and provide affirming and culturally competent services for the entire LGBTQ+ community of Chicago. Due to discrimination and harassment, many LGBTQ+ people struggle to obtain resources. BSA provides educational and access-based programming to provide community members with what is needed to survive and thrive. All programming, services, and resources are intended for BIPOC trans and gender-nonconforming individuals. BSA also supports individuals and organizations in building networks and strategies. Our trainings and workshops are intergenerational and intersectional, for people of all ages interested in anti-oppression and movement building.
Access the BSA Trans Resource List for wellness, housing, community and support, food and nutrition, employment, and health resources in the area.
Early education and preschool for infants, toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten prep. School’s OUT days and camps for school age children up to 10 years old. Open 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM.
At BrightStar Care of IL – Evanston, owned by Jeff Emrich/Carl Kettler, our home care agency provides quality home care, caregivers, and medical staffing solutions to families and businesses in the Cook County area. We offer compassionate care, peace of mind and exceptional service — any time, any place.
Local owners Jeff Emrich and Carl Kettler provide the highest quality LifeCare, KidCare and healthcare Staffing solutions to families and businesses throughout the northern suburbs. Compassionate care and peace of mind — any time, any place!
Both Jeff and Carl know how important it is to find quality care for loved ones. They will do everything possible to help clients maintain their lifestyle and independence. Services are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and a staff member is always on call. Nurse Care Manager, Lee Brodne, RN, supervises every case to ensure that each client and family receives the highest level of care and service.
Bundled Blessings makes monthly distributions of diapers to twelve social service agencies in the Evanston area, and has diaper drop-off barrels in five locations throughout Evanston and one in Morton Grove.
Locations accepting public donations include:
1. First United Methodist Church of Evanston
516 Church Street, Evanston
2. Little Beans Café
430 Asbury Avenue, Evanston
3. Evanston Public Library (located in the children’s area)
1703 Orrington Avenue, Evanston
Founded in 1969, this public charity consists of a staff of lawyers and policy specialists who use legal and policy research, advocacy, organizing, litigation and collaboration with non-profits, business, community and governmental organizations to improve Affordable Housing, Public Housing, Public Education and Political Reform.
The C.G. Jung Center provides a supportive environment for individuals seeking spiritual and psychological growth and well-being. The Center accomplishes its mission through the work of the Clinical Services, Public Classes and Programs, June Singer Clinic of Depth Psychology.
Camp Kesem specializes in providing free summer camp to children who have been affected by a parent or guardian's cancer. We provide programming opportunities year-round for campers to get to interact with one another. Summer camp sessions are held for 5 days in Fredonia, Wisconsin. Note: All camper programming will be virtual in 2021 due to COVID-19
The Great Room Kitchen
Campus Kitchen coordinates donations of unserved dining hall food, prepares and delivers meals to area social service agencies, low-income seniors and families, and provides service learning opportunities for Northwestern students. Currently preparing and delivering 750 meals per week, Campus Kitchens also welcomes volunteers not associated with Northwestern University.
18-hole, par 60 public golf course designed by Todd Sloan and built in 1922. Open daily, 7am to dusk, spring through fall. Reasonable greens fees, junior and senior fee discounts; pull carts and riding carts available for rental. Individual and group lessons.
The Evanston Wilmette Golf Course Association manages Evanston's only golf course. Formally Peter N. Jans Community Golf Course (1982) and Frank Govern Memorial Golf Course and now called Canal Shores.
Presence St. Francis Hospital offers cancer rehabilitation & survivorship programs that include STAR-certified rehabilitation services, pain management, complementary therapies, support groups and seamless transitions to continuous care and home care through Presence Life Connections. Learn more about the Presence Life Connections nursing and rehabilitation centers and Presence Home Care options nearest you. For more information, call 877-737-INFO (4636).
Provides educational programs, wellness activities and support services to treat the whole cancer patient, from immediate diagnosis through post-treatment care. The center’s mission is to help anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis connect with a welcoming, empowering community of people; navigate the emotional side of a diagnosis; find targeted, individualized programs; and provide resources and highly credentialed health professionals to smooth the journey through cancer.
Caption First serves individuals and organizations by providing high-quality communication access, converting the spoken word into the written word, any time and anywhere. Focusing on the dignity of individuals and the success of their clients.
Care.com is a subscription service listing local child care, pet care, senior care, tutoring, private lessons, and housekeeping providers. Subscribers may search listings of babysitters, nannies, pet sitters and more. Care providers may also post services. Basic Members(nonpaying) will not be able to contact caregivers, request background checks, or review caregiver references.
The Career & Networking Center came into being as the result of a multiphase grassroots effort to address the concerns of the underemployed and unemployed in our community. Beginning in 1992, a Naperville United Way Community Needs Assessment revealed the number one concern of our local citizens was unemployment and underemployment. As a result, the Community Career Center opened its doors in September 1996 to assist individuals in developing the tools and resources needed to conduct a successful job search and return to work.
Today the Career & Networking Center provides a supportive and professional setting where individuals can conduct a productive and successful job search, receive career-enhancing, professional development advice and build their professional network. An expert group of human resource and other business professionals are available for individual consultation to assist individuals in setting reasonable goals and implementing strategies that meet their specific needs. Perhaps, one of the unique features about the Center is the coaching appointments, which include: resume writing, networking, interviewing skills, job search strategy, career exploration, brand development, and necessary computer skills. Programs and services are available without geographic restrictions.
The National League of Cities (NLC) Prescription Discount Card is a FREE program offered to help you save money on the high cost of prescription medications. This prescription discount card is brought to you by your city government in collaboration with the NLC. Use the card anytime your prescriptions are not covered by insurance. The NLC Prescription Discount Card program is available only to member cities of the National League of Cities.
Your card cannot be used in conjunction with other insurance. However, you are able to use your card to purchase prescriptions that are not covered by these plans.
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
Specializes in counseling for women.
Evanston COPE provides assistance to Evanston families with immediate needs related to sustenance, safety, and shelter through a network of volunteers in the Evanston school district. Through each school, COPE enables families to have access to: groceries and cooking classes,
beds and other furniture, funds for basic needs, services opportunities for family growth and community education and skills training.
The CARPLS Legal Aid Hotline helps thousands of low-income families find answers to everyday legal problems including housing, employment, education, consumer debt, divorce, guardianships, estates, injuries to person or property, public benefits, health care and more. Whatever the legal problem, CARPLS’ experienced attorneys can help clients better understand their rights and the remedies available to them under the law. Our attorneys do not represent clients in court. If in-court representation is required, the CARPLS attorneys will assist with a referral to an appropriate full-service legal aid agency if one is available. The Hotline service is free to low-income residents of Cook County. The CARPLS’ Hotline is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, and on Monday and Wednesday evenings until 7:30 PM.
Catholic Charities fulfills the Church’s role in the mission of charity to anyone in need by providing compassionate, competent and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities based on the value and dignity of human life.
The Lunch-n-More Catering and Food Service Enterprise is an innovative social enterprise which serves as a culinary job training program for special populations in need of employment, including those at risk of homelessness, homeless veterans, women in recovery, and refugees in Chicago. The program also employs high-risk, low- income youth in the summer months. What began as a pilot “boxed lunches” initiative by clients participating in Catholic Charities Cooke’s Manor Program for veterans in recovery, has now expanded to provide healthy, nutritious meals for seniors and children 18 years and younger. Lunch-n-More provides meals for the Summer Food Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), home-delivered meals and congregate meals.
Eligibility Requirements: Seniors who are home bound and require delivery, or who take their meals in a congregate setting at a senior center.
Fee Policy: free
Intake Process: Call ahead or come visit.
Oversees more than 150 programs in Cook and Lake counties, serving families and individuals of all ages. Service Programs. Evanston residents are not limited to, but may first contact North Region, 1717 Rand Rd., Des Plaines, IL, 847-376-2121.
The Catholic Office of the Deaf is an agency of the Archdiocese of Chicago. The Office provides for the pastoral, spiritual,religious education, and social justice issues of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in metropolitan Chicago. It is also the site of the official listing of signed/interpreted masses in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
CEDA offers a variety of programs and services in the areas of community and economic development, education, emergency assistance, employment and training, energy conservation and services, health and nutrition, and housing.
The Center of Concern was founded in 1978 by five women who realized that there was a need for social services for seniors in the Maine Township area. The Center is an independent, not-for-profit social service agency, with a special focus on assisting families as they cope with aging spouses and parents.
Assistance to individuals, couples and families in the treatment of trauma, domestic and family violence, child and adult sexual abuse, addiction, compulsion, self-injurious behavior, and severe emotional and behavioral disorders. Therapeutic process based on a unique treatment, The Collaborative Stage Model (CSM)
Professional trainings, workshops and consultations for mental health clinicians, educators and the general community.
A nonprofit organization which provides legal services to low-income residents of Cook County, Illinois who are either elderly or who have permanent disabilities.
CDEL volunteer attorneys represent eligible individuals with a broad range of civil legal matters, including: Powers of Attorney, Guardianship, Wills & Probate, Landlord/Tenant, Collections, Special Education, Real Estate & Mortgage Foreclosure, Family Law, Financial Elder Abuse, Family Law, ADA Discrimination, and Consumer Fraud.
Assists professional counselors and clinicians in the learning, teaching and research of the natural system theory of the family developed by Dr. Murray Bowen. Workshops, seminars and lectures are held throughout the year.
After school, weekend and some school day programs for gifted and talented children, pre-K through grade 12. Summer programs in several locations including Skokie and Glenview.
A not-for-profit organization that helps individuals with disabilities and their families develop the "skills and opportunities to realize full lives."
Maintains Evanston Township High School's Transition House which helps students who have credits to graduate acquire life-skills.
The Center on Deafness is dedicated to serving children and adults who are deaf or hearing impaired with accompanying developmental delay and/or mental illness to reach their highest potential by providing educational, vocational, mental health, and residential services in therapeutic, community-based environments.
Membership in the Central Street Business Association is open to retailers, restaurants, services and businesses established on Central Street and neighboring streets. Resources are pooled for advertising and marketing. Hosts several special events throughout the year such as Retail Therapy Night, Summer Sidewalk Sale and Holiday Open House.
Newly formed group representing businesses east of Green Bay Rd. and the Central St. Metra Station. Plans events for this section of Central Street. Anticipates growth in the number of area businesses. Watch for website and additional information.
Central Street Neighbors Association (CSNA) is a non-profit membership group formed to promote and preserve the vitality and quality of life of the Central Street Neighborhood in Evanston, Illinois.
Center offers many programs: after-school sports classes, girls’ youth basketball leagues, youth flag football leagues, preschool play groups, youth chess, adult/youth fencing, preschool development classes, youth gymnastics, adult/youth volleyball leagues, women’s basketball classes and more as well as summer day camps for school-aged youth and preschoolers.
Educational arts nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster inclusive communities through oral history, writing and art programs that improve student learning, affirm identity and enhance cross-cultural understanding. In-school and after-school programs, community outreach progamming, professional development workshops and traveling exhibits. Formerly the Shanti Foundation.
Part-day morning or afternoon, developmental, play-based, early childhood classes and programs for children ages 2-5 in an inclusive school community that welcomes children of all abilities and backgrounds. Dual language Spanish-English preschool class available for 3 year olds as well as a Parent/Child class taught in Spanish for native Spanish speakers. Extended day lunch, after-school program and a 6-week program available.
Nonprofit organization of African American men, founded in 1958 by Evanston police officers, Andrew Rodez and William Logan, jr. Supports activities beneficial to youth, seniors and families in the North Shore communities. Awards over 200 youth scholarships annually, provides holiday food baskets, and supports other community youth activities, such as Fellowship of Afro-American Men youth basketball league. Hosts annual fundraising gala.
Preschool through 8th grade as well as a parent, infant and toddler program education. Accredited by the American Montessori Society and Independent School Association of Central States.
Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice is an impact research, education and advocacy organization that works to achieve fundamental, systemic reform by addressing policies and practices that relate to social justice and government effectiveness issues. Chicago Appleseed is part of a national network of public interest law centers working through and with Appleseed in Washington, D.C.
Since 1990, CAIRS has been professionally serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community in greater Chicago. Founded by one Deaf and Hard of Hearing person and one hearing interpreter, CAIRS is one of the largest and oldest agencies serving the metropolitan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. In addition to the provision of interpreter services, CAIRS engages in vital resource development, community building and extensive charitable giving activities. CAIRS is proud to serve the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community and is grateful for this very important privilege!
CAIRS ONGOING MISSION OF SERVICE – ALL THAT WE DO
- CAIRS provides Interpreting Services on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week.
- CAIRS Mission, Vision and Values statements prioritizes service excellence.
- CAIRS serves and supports the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community in the areas of focused charitable giving, education and community networking.
- CAIRS serves and supports the interpreter community by funding educational workshop throughout the year, managing the CMP Sponsor Program and collaborating with the Illinois Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (IRID) and the Indiana Interpreter Certification Program.
Chicago Area Peace Action (CAPA) is a coalition of engaged people who share a commitment to peace through justice. We focus on the issues of: Military Spending, Nuclear Arms Abolition, Climate Change, Nuclear Energy and the U.S. in Conflict.
The Chicago Art Deco Society (“CADS”) is a community of members that celebrates the unique aesthetic of the Interwar Period including fine and decorative arts, architecture and fashion that defined the elegant Art Deco and Streamline Moderne era. CADS was founded in 1982 as a non-profit organization with a mission of education, preservation and fellowship.
CADS members develop their knowledge, make connections, and get involved to save historic structures through our advocacy and education programs. As part of CADS, you’ll meet fellow enthusiasts and experts, receive unique benefits, continue learning, and play a meaningful part in preserving our Chicago Art Deco heritage through our twice-yearly internationally recognized CADS Magazine, numerous walking tours, social events, and educational lectures.
Chicago Ballet Arts (CBA) has been offering high quality, dance training for over 30 years, specializing in classical ballet. Its primary program focuses on ages 3-18. In addition, CBA is home to two performance ensembles, offers adult ballet classes and presents community master classes and events. Training opportunities are available year round.
If you are looking for a lawyer in Cook County or one of the surrounding counties, the Chicago Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service has over 300 prescreened, qualified lawyers experienced in almost every area of law. The service can refer you to attorneys experienced in over 40 areas of law, including the following:
- Domestic Relations (including divorce, custody, support and other family law matters);
- Personal Injury (including auto accidents, slip and falls, products liability, wrongful death, malpractice and other types of injury cases);
- Estate Planning (including will drafting, trusts, probate and will contests);
- Real Estate (including buying or selling real estate, foreclosure defense, and landlord-tenant issues);
- Employment Law (including wrongful termination, harassment and discrimination); and
- Numerous other areas of law.
If you meet with the lawyer you are referred to, the lawyer will collect $30 at the initial consultation. Any other fees should be negotiated directly with the lawyer prior to the meeting.
You can also speak to a lawyer for free on the 3rd Saturday of every month, with the CBA's Call-A-Lawyer program. Call (312) 554-2001 from 9 a.m. to 12:00 noon on the program dates to speak to a volunteer Lawyer Referral Service attorney for general legal advice and self-help strategies.
See website for after-hours lawyers available on call for Criminal Defense, Domestic Relations/Family Law, and Personal Injury.
Find lawyers who offer limited-scope representation/unbundled services. These lawyers allow you to hire them for a specific task. This is less expensive than hiring a lawyer under a traditional, full-service model.
Some examples of limited scope services include:
- Preparing legal paperwork for you;
- Reviewing legal paperwork you prepared on your own;
- Serving court papers on the other party;
- Preparing a defense or a legal argument;
- Drafting a demand letter or response letter;
- Negotiating or reviewing a settlement agreement;
- Coaching you on how to appear in court on your own; and
- Appearing in court for a specific hearing (usually the most complicated or important one) while you appear in court on your own for all other scheduled dates.
These non-contact camps teach athletic skills, football skills, and life skills to kids 6 to 14 years old. Camps are led by professional, college and high school football coaches with experience as educators.
A chamber ensemble featuring renowned Chicago professional musicians. Performs Sunday concerts in Evanston at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall and Nichols Concert Hall at the Music Institute of Chicago.
Harm Reduction is an alternative to traditional all or nothing approaches to “addiction” treatment. Harm Reduction is based on humane, rational, and evidence based models of therapy. As such, it recognizes that a strict 12 Step or Disease model doesn’t apply meaningfully to all people. It does recognize that we and our sources of unhappiness are complex and involve work, home, significant relationships, emotional experiences including trauma, and our means of coping on a daily basis.
We are here to help reduce the negative impact of drugs, alcohol, gambling, self injury, and the like on individuals, their families and communities.
Offering a wide array of programs and services to the Chicago metropolitan area's Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing community: audiology clinic, hearing aid bank, amplified phone demonstration program, calendar of social and cultural events, social services, domestic violence, victim assistance, interpreter referral, and youth programs.
CHA has nearly 9,400 senior units in dozens of buildings located throughout Chicago. More than 98 percent of our senior housing stock has been rehabilitated with updated kitchens, new appliances, renovated bathrooms and upgraded heating/cooling systems.
Fun, informative kayaking classes from beginner to advanced. Learn how to launch a kayak, utilize the paddle for directional control and enjoy the wildlife refuge. Focus is on fun and safety with small classes and experienced instructors. Tours and trips available.
Classes are taught in the Skokie Lagoons, a wildlife refuge north of Chicago.
Online resource that lists events, classes, programs and other activities for Chicago area children and families. Use to find dance and art classes, coupons and deals, summer festivals, daycamps, sports and more.
Chicago Lawyers’ Committee was founded in 1969 as a group of civil rights lawyers and advocates working to secure racial equity and economic opportunity for all. Our vision is to root out and dismantle deeply entrenched systems of discrimination, racism, and economic oppression by using the power of the law to give voice to those most impacted by these civil rights issues. Areas of assistance include:
- Education Equity
- Equitable Community Development and Housing
- Legal Help for Nonprofits and Small Businesses
- Voting Rights and Civic Empowerment
The Chicago Legal Clinic is a not-for-profit organization which offers low cost legal services on a sliding-scale, based on ability to pay, to residents of Cook County. Services available in English and Spanish at several Chicago neighborhood locations.
Programs and Services and Legal assistance: adoption, bankruptcy, child custody and support, debt elimination, divorce, employment, environmental issues, guardianship, immigration, landlord-tenant, real estate transactions, Social Security benefits, traffic accidents, wills and probate, worker compensation.
The Chicago Lighthouse is well regarded nationally as a model agency for the wide range of programs provided to make a comprehensive, wrap-around menu of services that address an individual's changing needs across a lifetime. Through world-class programs in rehabilitation, education, employment and independent living, we improve the quality of life for individuals of all ages every single day.
Eligibility Requirements: Persons who are blind or visually impaired.
Understanding the unique needs and challenges of each patient is at the core of our approach to low vision rehabilitation at the Forsythe Center. During your comprehensive low vision examination, a specially trained optometrist will examine your eyes and provide more information about your specific eye condition. After the evaluation, our team of experts will recommend an individualized rehabilitation plan that may include recommendations for vision devices, technology and/or supplementary Lighthouse services.
To schedule an appointment, please contact our Low Vision Clinic at (312) 997-3686. Please see our clinic locations to schedule an appointment near you.
Large selection of national, international and specialty periodicals. Two locations: one in the city and one in the intersection of Main and Chicago Ave.
Main and Chicago Ave hours: Sun-Sat 7am-10pm
Chicago Methodist Senior Services provides a continuum of services and residences to support the needs of older adults at every step of life. We are non-sectarian and inclusive.
Hartwell Place: Memory Care Assisted Living
5520 N Paulina St
Chicago, IL 60640
Wesley Place: Short-term Rehabilitation and Long-term Skilled Nursing, and Memory Care
1415 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
SASI Home Care: Personalized Home Care
Senior Connections: Friendly Visitor Program
West Suburban: Senior Center, Meal Program, and LGBT+ Program
439 Bohland Ave
Bellwood, IL 60104
Winwood Apartments: Affordable Senior Housing
1406 W. Winona St.
Chicago, IL 60640
Glenwood Apartments: Affordable Senior Housing
5021-5027 N. Glenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
Numerous organizations throughout Chicago provide support to immigrants from all over the world. This page provides contact information for many of these resources. Many immigrant communities and languages are represented.
Nonprofit orchestra of professional musicians dedicated to bringing the excitement and engagement of live music performances to audiences throughout metropolitan Chicago. Symphonic and chamber concerts are held at Pick-Staiger Hall in Evanston, North Shore Center in Skokie, Harris Theater in downtown Chicago and City Winery in the West Loop.
Weekly alternative newspaper, available for free at various locations around the Chicago area. It specializes in features rather than news, with emphasis on urban issues and politics, arts and culture.
Welcomes anyone interested in learning more about Texas Instruments computers. Focus is on the TI-99/4, TI99/4A, TI-99/5, TI-99/8, CC-40, and 9640. Each month there are demonstrations of programs and tutorials.
CVLS is an organization of over 3,000 volunteer attorneys who donate free legal services to thousands of low-income Chicagoans. Our services are free, accessible and real.
With 22 legal clinics across the Chicago area, hosted evenings and weekends at community organizations and churches, where you can talk with an attorney about your legal problem, CVLS works to ensure that everyone has access to justice, not just those who can afford it.
The Law Offices of Chicago-Kent is a teaching law firm with a dual mission—to provide high-quality clinical education to more than 150 student interns and externs who enroll each semester, and to deliver outstanding and competitively priced legal services to our clients.
We offer client legal services in the following practice areas - please note that all of the attorneys charge legal fees for their services:
Criminal Defense Litigation
Plaintiffs Employment Discrimination
Civil Rights Litigation
Vaccine Injury Law
Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The regional, state-certified destination sales and marketing organization covering Chicago's North Shore including the communities of Evanston, Skokie, Glenview, Northbrook, Winnetka, Glencoe, Prospect Heights and Wheeling. Assist individual and groups plan leisure and business/conference travel to enhance economic vitality of the area. Comprehensive website with area information: www.visitchicagonorthshore. Residents and visitors can request free visitor guides and maps and receive a monthly email of area activities. Complimentary sourcing for social and reunion events.
Evanston, IL 60201
P.O. Box 63
South Holland, IL 60473
Chicagoland Prison Outreach exists to ministers to those who have been incarcerated, and their families by providing chaplaincy services, Vocational training, food assistance, compassionate products such as school supplies, Thanksgiving baskets, and Christmas gifts for the children. The goal of Chicagoland Prison Outreach is to build relationships with those that have been incarcerated to help restore them to society, and assist their families during the transition. We also provide trauma coaching/counseling to support both those that are incarcerated, and their families. This process will help to reduce recidivism.
State association that builds public support for addressing the needs of children and families and improving the delivery of social services to the abused, neglected, and troubled children, youth and families of Illinois.
Offers a wide range of programs (including Head Start/Early Head Start) designed for children 0-5 and their families, teachers and caregivers. Offers programs for children of all abilities, low income families and children at risk of not succeeding in school. Maintains a Guide to Early Childhood Resources in Evanston.
Offers a wide range of services to families affected by child sexual abuse, including counseling, support and survivors groups, crisis intervention and case management.
Singing group for men and women age 55 and older. Practices are Fridays 10:30 a.m.- noon. Auditions every Friday at 12:00 p.m Meets at Levy Senior Center.
Sunday Worship is at 10AM every Sunday in Levere Chapel (1856 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL). The Church of Christ the King worships in the tradition of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. We use a gently modernized version of the great Reformation Prayer Books that culminated in the great Book of Common Prayer of 1662. We rejoice in the classic hymns and Anglican musical tradition.
The Chute Middle School PTA is a local unit of the Illinois PTA, working diligently to support public schools and to ensure that all students have equal opportunities and access to a quality education. We are a volunteer organization dedicated solely to the welfare of children and youth in the home, school, and community.
The Illinois PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization guided by an approved set of bylaws.
The 10-week program is designed to give Evanston community members the opportunity to experience emergency services first-hand from a firefighter's point of view. The program consists of a series of classes and discussions held once a week on Thursday evenings, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., through November 13. Participants must be at least 21 years old. Registration is first-come, first-served, and space is limited to approximately 20 students.
A group of Evanston citizen advocates interested in issues impacting our beaches and lakefront, including wastewater disposal and the proposed Evanston marina. This group is not active following the city's decision to withdraw plans for a lakefront marina; however, persons with questions or concerns may contact Ramona Meher.
Citizens’ Greener Evanston works to make Evanston a more environmentally just, sustainable, and resilient community. Through community education and advocacy we’re working on climate change, environmental justice, energy efficiency and renewable energy, transportation, natural habitat, local food, and clean water. New members welcome!
MOPD promotes total access, full participation and equal opportunity for people with disabilities of all ages in all aspects of life. It seeks to accomplish this mission through a multi-faceted approach that includes systemic change, education and training, advocacy and direct services.
The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) works to meet the diverse needs of the more than 600,000 individuals with disabilities who live and work in Chicago. MOPD’s goal is to make Chicago the most accessible city in the nation.
MOPD offers services and information related to accessibility compliance; accessible housing; deaf and hard of hearing services; disability resources; employment services for people with disabilities; public policy and public affairs; training services; transportation and parking; and youth employment services.
MOPD Field Office: 2102 W. Ogden Avenue Chicago, IL 60612 (312-744-6673)
Eligibility Requirements: Any Chicago resident living with a disability.
Fifteen member commission appointed by the mayor; advocates on behalf of older Evanstonians, identifies the needs of older residents and develops programs to meet those needs. Sponsors educational forums and provides information about senior services available in Evanston.
Programs: Subsidized Taxi Program, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Handyman Program, Vehicle Sticker Discount Program.
Volunteer citizens who have received disaster preparedness training and may be called upon to assist Emergency Operations personnel in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.
CERT participants also receive training in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Individuals must apply for admission into the next program.
The City of Evanston is committed to the principle that persons with disabilities enjoy full access to all public meetings, city building, program or service the City of Evanston offers. No-one can be denied access to a city activity based on their disability. Anyone needing mobility or communication access assistance should contact the Disabled Services Specialist or the Office of Facilities Management 48 hours in advance of the meeting or event; the numbers to call are 311 (from within Evanston) or 847-448-4311 (outside Evanston or cell phone).
File an ADA service request to request services such as a sign language interpreter for a program or event. The Parks, Recreation & Community Service Department has an Inclusion Specialist who will call you within 2 business days of your request for a call back.
The City of Evanston partners with a licensed and bonded contractor to provide basic home maintenance repairs for income-eligible seniors (age 65 and older) living in their own home, condo or apartment. There is either no charge or a minimal charge for supplies. Services include repairs needed so a senior can remain at home.
- Gross Annual Income must be $42,100 or less for one individual; $48,100 or less for two individuals; and $54,100 or less for three individuals. If a senior has other individuals who are 18 or older (family or not), living in their home, the income of those individuals is considered in the gross household income.
TO ACCESS THE SERVICE
- A cardholder may call (847) 448-8250 or e-mail LevyCenter@cityofevanston.org to place a request for services.
Provides a range of services to residents: food protection, environmental screenings, counseling, and information and referral to other services. Tracks disease outbreaks, sponsors community wellness events,serves as the local registrar of birth and death certificates.
Licenses all food establishments, tobacco vendors, long term care facilities, food vending machines, residential care homes, child residential care homes, child day care homes, bed and breakfasts, and administers the liquor license process. The department is responsible for enforcement of the Indoor Clean Air (non-smoking) ordinance.
In order to protect and promote the public health, safety, and welfare of the residents, the City Council establishes a Housing and Homelessness Commission ("Commission") to provide for the planning, expansion, maintenance, conservation and rehabilitation of Evanston's housing stock. The Commission shall also work to maintain and expand affordable housing for Evanston's low, moderate, and middle income residents. The Commission will be responsive to needs for change in housing related matters to maintain a diverse residential environment throughout the community and to combat homelessness. The Commission will provide recommendations on funding and policies to carry out City Council priorities related to housing and homelessness. (Ord. No. 94-O-17 , § 2, 12-11-2017)
# OF MEMBERS: Nine (9) members.
QUALIFICATIONS: The Commission consists of nine (9) members who serve without compensation and are residents of the City of Evanston. In appointing new members to the Commission, the Mayor will consider knowledge, familiarity, and/or experience with local housing issues, homelessness and affordable housing issues, different housing populations in Evanston including seniors, the different types of housing stock in Evanston, renter and homeowner housing issues, and housing development and financing for public and private sectors. At least one (1) member of the Commission must be an alderman. All members must be residents of the City of Evanston.
TERM: 3 years, may serve a second term.
MEETING DATE: First Thursday of every month, at 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, Room 2402
REPORTS TO: Planning and Development Committee
Long-term Care Ombudsmen protect, defend, and advocate for residents by:
- Informing residents and their families of their rights
- Resolving complaints
- Providing information on residents needs/concerns to their families, facility staff and their community and;
- Advocating for good individualized care
The Ombudsmen Program is available to:
- Residents of any long-term care facility
- Friends and relatives of persons who live in long-term care facilities
- Long-term care facility staff members and administrators with resident-related concerns
- Individuals and families who are considering nursing home placement as a long-term care option
- The community at large
When contacted, an Ombudsman will:
- Listen to resident and family concerns
- Keep all information confidential
- Involve the resident and/or family in the investigation and resolution plan and
- Seek to resolve problems within the facility
Reasons to contact the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program...
- To report a problem or concern;
- To seek information about long-term care facilities;
- To learn more about Illinois' Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program; or
- To get answers to questions about:
-Facility services or standards;
-Resident rights; and/or
-Transfer or discharge.
The Evanston Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a volunteer group of both medical and non-medical professionals who have an interest in serving in public health emergencies and in health-related events year-round. All volunteers are trained in public health preparedness, but we also train on other important topics, such as health education initiatives, communicable disease investigations, and violence in the community.
We aim to get our volunteers out and into the community, helping to improve the health and well-being of residents. For instance, MRC participants assisted in vaccination administration during the H1N1 Influenza outbreak of 2009-2010. During this pandemic, the Health & Human Services Department administered over 12,000 vaccinations and held clinics at all the schools in Evanston including primary and middle schools, Evanston Township High School, and Northwestern University. Since then, the Evanston MRC has assisted in multiple emergency dispensing drills and exercises, an emergency hepatitis A vaccination clinic, and at health and wellness events.
We're always looking for new volunteers! If you would like to get involved or want to know more information, please contact us at EvanstonMRC@cityofevanston.org or 847-448-8180.
The purpose of the Mental Health Board ("Board") is to protect and promote the mental health and welfare of all City of Evanston residents. The Board reviews service providers requesting grants from the City of Evanston Human Services Fund and develops fund recommendations that address the needs of the City's at-risk residents who are unable to meet basic needs or access mainstream services without assistance. Services can include, but are not limited to: treatment for mental health, treatment for substance abuse issues, and access to basic human needs.
The Evanston Parks/Recreation and Community Services Dept. oversees a wide range of services: Cultural Arts, Ecology, Forestry, Parks, Recreation, Youth Engagement, Senior Services and Disability Services. The divisions offer a variety of programs for children, teens, adults, seniors, and people with special needs.
Cultural Arts Division: Promotes the arts in Evanston and provides information about the arts and arts events. Presents free events including Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival, Ethnic Arts festival, Starlight concerts, and Arts Week.
The Ecology Center: Strives to foster a greater appreciation, awareness and knowledge of the natural environment and our interdependence with it through educational programs and services.
The police department is committed to a Partnership with the Evanston community, serving it professionally and lawfully. All members of the department strive to enhance this Partnership with the community and to solve problems as part of his or her daily tasks, recognizing that maintenance of the highest standards of ethics and integrity is imperative for the continued improvement of local policing in Evanston. The Evanston Police Department is committed to fostering values that serve a diverse population and its needs.
In addition to its focus on the Partnership, the department esteems the following values for its members:
• Professionalism in upholding the law
• An organizational climate of trust and respect
• Respect for tradition while encouraging an atmosphere that allows for innovation and change
The police department is committed to a Partnership with the Evanston community, serving it professionally and lawfully. All members of the department strive to enhance this Partnership with the community and to solve problems as part of his or her daily tasks, recognizing that maintenance of the highest standards of ethics and integrity is imperative for the continued improvement of local policing in Evanston. The Evanston Police Department is committed to fostering values that serve a diverse population and its needs.
In addition to its focus on the Partnership, the department esteems the following values for its members:
• Professionalism in upholding the law
• An organizational climate of trust and respect
• Respect for tradition while encouraging an atmosphere that allows for innovation and change.
Victim Services provides social services to crime victims and witnesses and to residents seeking social service assistance in non-crime situations.
Additionally services provided include:
- Crisis Intervention Counseling, Information and Resources for Crime Victims and Witnesses
- Medical Advocacy for Sexual Assaults, Domestic Violence and Physical Abuse cases.
- Referrals or Assistance in obtaining Orders of Protection
Court Advocacy to assist victims and witnesses through the criminal justice system, including status on court dates and meetings with State’s Attorney
- Assist Domestic Violence Victims with Warning Signs of Domestic Violence, Safety Planning and provide Shelter Referrals.
- Assist eligible Victims with filing for Monetary Reimbursement under the Illinois Crime Victims Compensation Act
- Personal Advocacy such as interceding with employers so that Victims and Witnesses may attend court and intervening with medical billing issues related to injuries sustained during crime
- Legal Resources and Referrals regarding Domestic Violence & Custody Issues
The City Clerk attends all City Council meetings and produces the official minutes of all City sponsored meetings. All ordinances and resolutions are processed through this office and kept as permanent records in the municipal library. The municipal code is updated annually by ordinances that amend the code. The Clerk is the custodian of the City of Evanston's books, records, and papers.
The City Clerk provides many essential services to Evanston residents. Premier among the office's programs is its election services, with its primary goal to provide the most incredible convenience to voting. The Clerk's Office is responsible for all matters involving elections, and the Clerk is the local election official. Evanston residents can register to vote in the Clerk's Office. The Clerk's election duties include, but are not limited to, voter registration and re-registration, receiving nominating petitions, and supplying absentee ballot request applications.
The Clerk is the custodian of the City Seal and affixes its impression on documents when required. By state statute, the Clerk is the keeper of the City's records which includes minutes and ordinances, distributing, publishing, and providing security for legal documents such as ordinances, resolutions, proclamations, agreements, and minutes of the City Council meetings.
The Clerk is also involved in verifying and distributing temporarily accessible parking placards. All petitions and communications addressed to the City Council are received by the Clerk and communicated by the Clerk at Council meetings. The Clerk also issues notices of regular and special meetings of the City Council.
Those interested in obtaining information from the City Clerk's office may request it by filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request via online, phone, email, fax, or in person.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (By appointment only)
Responsible for disabled person’s reserved spaces.
The City of Evanston offers a special low-cost taxicab service to Evanston seniors over the age of 65, and residents with ambulatory disabilities who are income-eligible. The registered taxicab rider uses taxicab coupons in place of cash for each taxicab ride. The taxicab drivers are reimbursed by the City for each validated coupon. Service area includes anywhere in the City of Evanston with no in-between stops.
The Self Help Center has links to resources for self-represented (pro se) litigants appearing before the Circuit Court of Cook County. Topics include:
- Finding An Attorney, Family, Juvenile, Adoption and Name Change
- Criminal Cases and Traffic Offenses
- Lawsuits, Injuries, Small Claims and Debts
- Going to Court
- Self Help Resources in and around the Daley Center
- Wills, Probate, Estates and Guardianship
All-volunteer organization conducts winter community basketball program for high school students at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center. Registration in November, ten-week game schedule starts in early January with playoffs in March. 16 teams.
1880 Oak Avenue, suite 301, Evanston, IL 60201
coLab Evanston provides shared working space for companies, individuals, and organizations. We are a member-only community, driven by the need for collaboration and interpersonal interaction in a work-centered environment.
coLab is ideal for individuals or teams who are tired of working from a home office or public, coffee-shop environment.
Commercial composting company offers weekly or biweekly pickup service. At a commercial site, anything that was once alive, including animal products and food soiled paper, can be composted.
Comfort Keepers® provides in-home care that makes a difference in the lives of seniors and
other adults. For more than a decade, clients and their families have entrusted their care to
us in hundreds of local communities. Whether we’re providing companionship or in-home safety solutions, we offer the care and support that improves a senior’s quality of life and enables independent living at home.
Community Alternatives Unlimited is a private not-for-profit organization providing independent case management services to individuals with a wide range of disabilities, including development disabilities, mental health needs, hearing, visual, and physical impairments. Our mission is to provide services to those with short or long term disabilities and for persons to have alternatives in their community.
An all-volunteer group dedicated to making Northwestern's international students feel welcome in this country and at Northwestern University. Offers a variety of social and informational programs: temporary housing with local families, foster relative program, English conversation groups, children's playgroups and other social and cultural activities.
400 Central Avenue, #111, Highland Park, IL 60035
This non-profit organization develops and provides affordable housing in Evanston, both rental and ownership, to people who are income eligible . If you are interested in applying for affordable housing in Evanston, please contact our office at 847-263-7478. There is a lot of information on our website-- http://www.cpahousing.org -- including pictures of available properties.
To submit a pre-application for affordable rentals, click here: http://cpahousing.org/cpah-rental-pre-application/
Celebrate Evanston, diversity and going back to school! Evanston residents gather for a free commUNITY picnic with free food, games, giveaways and entertainment.
At Companion Services of America our mission is to ease the burden and give peace of mind to our families by providing quality personal home care services for your loved ones as well as respite care for family members. We are committed to enhancing our client’s quality of life, maximizing their independence and preserving their dignity, safety and well-being. Our dedicated caregivers work as an extension of any family to promote a strong sense of security, compassion and companionship.
Provides companionship for senior citizens in their own homes and support with appointments, grocery shopping and errands, assistance with basic daily living activities and laundry. Also provides respite and support for family caregivers. All companions are trained, bonded, and insured. Companions for Seniors is covered by many long term care insurance policies.
The Comprehensive Mental Health Center provides outpatient therapy for individuals of all ages. After an initial assessment, a counselor develops a treatment plan designed to promote a patient's personal growth, emotional well being and daily functioning.
6050 N. California
Compuplay is the name of a Lekotek program that provides computer based play with assistive technology, iPads, Wii and Xbox Kinect. This program is specifically designed for children with disabilities by the National Lekotek Center. Please note that not all Lekoteks have Compuplay programs and equipment varies by site with those that do. For children with disabilities, the computer provides endless opportunities for expression, skill development and independence.
In addition to motivating software programs, Lekotek uses adapted equipment such as enlarged keypads and track balls, toys and other props.
Many Lekotek centers offer software lending libraries, which allow families to borrow pieces of interactive software for use on their home computers.
A national organization serving those touched by adoption and adoption issues. The focus is on birthparents, but adoptees, adoptive parents, and professionals are also welcomed. At this time there is no CUB Search and Support group in Evanston.
However, by calling the number above, help and information or referrals are given to inquirers on an individual basis.
Connections for the Homeless serves and catalyzes our community to end homelessness, one person at a time.
Prevention: Short-term financial assistance for individuals and families at-risk of losing their home.
Community & Shelter: Overnight shelter for male-identifying adults and access to comprehensive services. Site-based outreach services for people who are homeless to access basic necessities including showers, laundry, storage, food, clothing, and an on-site health clinic.
Housing: Transitional housing for youth and families experiencing housing insecurity. Permanent housing and rapid rehousing for individuals and families who are homeless. All participants have access to comprehensive services.
Connelly’s Academy offers traditional martial arts training to children, teens and adults. Programs in Taekwon-do, Hapkido and Kumdo for all levels of ability including physically challenged individuals. The emphasis is on mutual support, development of skills and personal growth which benefit students by improving fitness, self-confidence, character and leadership. Summer half-day and full day camps are held at Baker School, 201 Sheridan Rd., Wilmette,
Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s Consumer Protection Division protects Illinois consumers and businesses victimized by fraud, deception, and unfair business practices. The work of the Division is carried out by the following bureaus: Consumer Fraud Bureau, Charitable Trust Bureau, Franchise Bureau, Health Care Bureau, and Miitary and Veterans Rights Bureau.
The Consumer Fraud and Health Care Bureaus offer informal dispute resolution programs for consumers with complaints concerning their purchases and health care.
The Convoy is a regional volleyball club for players 18 and younger. Boys and girls teams allow young athletes to continue working on their volleyball skills during the off season. Season runs from September through February. Tryouts in early September; fees.
James R. Thompson Center
100 W Randolph St, Ste 2-010
Chicago, IL 60601
ATTN: Cook County High School Equivalency Records Office
Register to take the GED test (application can be downloaded), get test dates and locations, or call to request transcripts.
Cook County Public Law Library
The public can access the law library catalog online, access self-help legal resources, conduct legal research online, view Cook County Ordinances online, contact reference staff for assistance with legal research, or visit the law library to access electronic resources such as Westlaw and Lexis, and to visit the library's Self-Help Web Center. Main Branch (Chicago) Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Open Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for attorneys presenting a current ARDC card and current photo ID, and for litigants presenting official court papers stamped within a year and current photo ID. Sun: Closed.
See also: Skokie Branch:
5600 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Telephone: (847) 470-7298
Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch 1-2 PM during COVID); Sat-Sun: Closed