Community Organizations Directory

For information about free or reduced cost services available in Evanston, search the Evanston Care Network:

For information about arts organizations, religious institutions, clubs and groups, and more, browse our Community Directory below.
 

 

Organization Name
Website Address
Phone Number
847-303-0303
Description

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.

Organization Name
Address
708 Church St., Suite 204, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Ginger Crisenbery
Phone Number
847-328-8433
Description

Biodynamic craniosacral therapy sessions and professional training; meditation and yoga classes.

Organization Name
Address
233 N Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge, IL
60068
Phone Number
847-698-1400
Categories
Description

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.
Services:
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.

Address
222 North LaSalle St., Suite 710, Chicago, IL
60601
Contact Email
Phone Number
866-448-3613
Fax
312-372-2204
Parent Organization
Description

National nonprofit for persons age 50 and over with offices in every state. Information, education and advocacy. Membership benefits include consumer discounts.

Organization Name
Address
Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL
60202
Phone Number
847-448-8250
Fax
847-869-6183
Parent Organization
Description

Older drivers' refresher class promotes driving safety.

Public Notes

For more information and locations, visit https://www.aarp.org/auto/driver-safety

Address
7464 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL
60626
Phone Number
773-381-8700
Fax
773-381-8701
Description

Specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology; Internal Medicine; Pediatrics; Midwifery; and Family Practice. Languages spoken include: English, Spanish, Polish, Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, French, and Korean.

Payment Options:
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

Public Notes

Access Community Health also operates ACCESS Evanston-Rogers Park at 1555 W. Howard St., Chicago IL 60626, (773)764-7146.

Address
2650 Ridge, Evanston IL
60201
Phone Number
847-570-2500 (Crisis Hotline) or 847-570-1343 or 847-425-6400
Description

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.

Address
1555 W. Howard St., Chicago, IL
60626
Phone Number
773-764-7146
Fax
773-764-3774
Description

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.

Public Notes

Hours: Mon-Fri. 9-5, Closed Saturday.
Accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

Organization Name
Address
115 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL
60654
Phone Number
(312) 640-2100, 800-613-8549 (toll free), 888-253-7003 (toll free tty)
Fax
312- 640-2101
Description

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.

Organization Name
Address
2225 Enterprise Dr., Suite 2507, Westchester, IL
60154
Contact Email
Phone Number
708-531-0680
Fax
708-531-0686
Description

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

Public Notes

Evanston registration sites are:

  • CEDA Neighbors at Work
  • Evanston Township Office, 1910 Main St., Evanston, IL 60202 Evanston, 847-475-4481
  • Evanston Health Department
  • Organization Name
    Address
    5851 N. Glenwood Ave. Unit 2, Chicago, IL
    60660
    Contact Person
    Victor Sotelo
    Phone Number
    847-903-8679
    Description

    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.

    Public Notes

    Private cello lessons for children and adults.

    Organization Name
    Address
    Noyes Cultural Arts Center: 927 Noyes Street Evanston IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Virginia Nugent, Executive Director
    Phone Number
    847-328-2795
    Fax
    847-328-3495
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    Administration for Community Living
    330 C St SW
    Washington, DC
    20201
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    AOA: (202) 401-4634, Eldercare Locater: (800) 677-1116
    Parent Organization
    Description

    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:

     

    Organization Name
    Address
    Glenlake Professional Building, 3633 West Lake Avenue, Suite 200, Glenview, IL
    60026
    Contact Person
    Carol Hynes, R.N. Clinical Coordinator
    Phone Number
    847-486-8692
    Description

    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.

    Address
    8707 Skokie Boulevard Suite 208, Skokie, IL
    60077
    Contact Person
    Tobi Ehrenpreis, Executive Director
    Phone Number
    Birthmothers: 1-800-869-1005; Prospective Adoptive Parents: 1-847-674-3231
    Fax
    847-674-8635
    Description

    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.

    Address
    North side of Chicago (go to website for more detailed information)
    Contact Person
    Stu
    Contact Email
    Parent Organization
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    2521 Gross Point Road, Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Josh Mitzen, Director
    Phone Number
    847-401-4460
    Fax
    847-745-0963
    Description

    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.

    Public Notes

    Eligibility Criteria: Seniors, the disabled, and the mentally ill.
    Fee policy: All cases are private pay. Case management $100/hour with no charge for travel time/mileage/incidental costs.
    Intake Process: Call anytime.

    Address
    1775 Dempster Street Park Ridge, Illinois
    60068
    Contact Person
    Jeri Srur-Kwaak, Supervisor
    Phone Number
    (Main) 847-723-2210; (Older Adult Services) 847-296-0737
    Description

    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.

    Address
    1775 Dempster St, Park Ridge, IL
    60068
    Phone Number
    Senior Services: 847-723-7770; General Line: 847-723-2210
    Description

    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.

    Services include:
    Information assistance
    Adult Day Services
    EXPRESSIONS (memory care)
    Senior Advocate
    Home-delivered meals
    Lifeline Emergency Response
    Counseling

    Organization Name
    Address
    907 1/2 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL
    60202
    Phone Number
    847-733-0374
    Fax
    312-253-4399
    Description

    Affinity Institute provides CPR, First Aid, and adjunt classes to businesses, schools, organizations, and individuals.

    Website Address
    Address
    Affirmation, P.O. Box 1021, Evanston, IL
    60204
    Description

    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.

    Address
    Levy Center, 300 Dodge Avenue Evanston IL
    60202
    Contact Person
    Tim Carter
    Phone Number
    847-448-8293
    Fax
    847-869-6183
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    1048 Lake Street, Suite 300, Oak Park, IL
    60301
    Phone Number
    708-383-0258
    Fax
    708-524-0870
    Description

    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.

    Website Address
    Address
    P.O. Box 1332, Galesburg, IL
    61402-1332
    Contact Person
    (312) 409-7245
    Parent Organization
    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.

    Public Notes

    Call or use website to find groups meeting in the Evanston area.

    Organization Name
    Address
    901 Maple Ave. Evanston, IL
    60202
    Phone Number
    847-475-4000
    Fax
    847-475-8316
    Description

    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

    Address
    180 N Wabash Avenue, Suite 305, Chicago, IL
    60601
    Phone Number
    312-346-1475 (toll free for IL: 800-371-1475 )
    Parent Organization
    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.

    Public Notes

    Call or check website to find one of the many groups meeting in Evanston.

    Organization Name
    Address
    2520 Gross Point Road Evanston, IL
    60201-4929
    Contact Person
    Katie Cryst, Administrator
    Phone Number
    847-328-6000
    Fax
    847-328-6166
    Parent Organization
    Description

    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.

    Address
    1870 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL
    60208
    Contact Person
    Jenny Gurley
    Phone Number
    847-491-7256
    Fax
    847-491-7353
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Website Address
    Address
    201 South Grand Avenue East , Springfield IL
    62763-0001
    Phone Number
    Hotline: 1-866-255-5437; TTY: 877-204-1012
    Description

    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 .

    Organization Name
    Address
    1712 Sherman Ave. Rear 2, Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Ross Martens, Darren Oberto
    Phone Number
    847-475-1535
    Categories
    Description

    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.

    Address
    Alliance for Lifelong Learning Skokie Campus Office
    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
    Phone Number
    847-982-9888
    Fax
    847-635-1448
    Parent Organization
    Description

    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.

    Address
    P.O. Box 1750 Evanston, IL
    60204
    Contact Person
    Eileen Walvoord, President
    Contact Email
    Description

    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.

    Website - http://www.afnorthshore.org/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AFduNS2/?fref=ts
    Meetup - http://www.meetup.com/afnorthshore/

    Address
    Joseph E. Hill Education Center, 1500 McDaniel Avenue
    P. O. Box 5648 Evanston, Illinois
    60204-5648
    Parent Organization
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    Mailing Address: PO Box 77072 Charlotte, NC 28271
    28271
    Phone Number
    888-932-7747 (information center)
    Fax
    800-350-0771
    Description

    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:info@alternativesforseniors.com.

    Phone Number
    847-604-3569
    Description

    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.

    Address
    2100 Pfingston Avenue Suite 3000, Glenview, IL
    60025
    Phone Number
    877-570-7020
    Description

    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.

    Address
    225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL
    60601
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    Helpline: 800-272-3900, Business line: 847-933-2413
    Fax
    847-933-2417
    Description

    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.

    Contact Person
    Gloria Amin, Glenview Area AAUW Membership
    Description

    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.

    Parent Organization
    Categories
    Description

    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.

    Website Address
    Address
    225 N Michigan Ave , Ste 1200
    Chicago, IL
    60601
    Phone Number
    312-372-0471
    Parent Organization
    Description

    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.

    Phone Number
    847-328-5147, 800-227-2345
    Parent Organization
    Categories
    Description

    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.

    Address
    150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 600, Chicago, IL
    60601
    Phone Number
    312-201-9740
    Fax
    312-201-9760
    Parent Organization
    Categories
    Description

    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. "

    Address
    1640 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Douglas Whitmore
    Phone Number
    847-425-1640
    Description

    The only privately-operated driving school in Evanston. It holds classes for up to 35 students each session.

    Website Address
    Address
    55 East Monroe St. #3420, Chicago, IL
    60603
    Phone Number
    312-346-1805 or 800-342-2383
    Fax
    312-346-5342
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    1030 Central Street, Evanston, IL; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 42 , Evanston IL 60204
    60201
    Phone Number
    847-475-9076
    Parent Organization
    Description

    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.

    Address
    500 Davis Street, Suite 900, Evanston, IL
    60201-4695
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    847-864-0123 or (Toll free: 877-905-0577)
    Fax
    847-864-5196
    Description

    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.

    Public Notes

    Use the Find a Massage Therapist® service to locate a qualified professional massage therapist anywhere in the U.S. or Canada.

    Website Address
    Address
    8361 NW 36th Street, Miami, FL
    33166
    Phone Number
    305-592-3422 or Toll-Free: 888-592-3469
    Description

    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.

    Address
    1800 N. Main Street, Suite 215, Wheaton, IL
    60187
    Phone Number
    Toll Free: 800-223-9776 or 630-933-4392
    Description

    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.

    Phone Number
    877.262.5048
    Description

    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.

    Parent Organization
    Description

    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.

    Public Notes

    Meetings are held the first Monday of every month (except for holidays) at 7:15 p.m. in Parkes Hall, adjacent to the Alice Millar Chapel at Chicago Avenue and Sheridan Road in Evanston.

    Organization Name
    Website Address
    Address
    6610 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL
    60626
    Phone Number
    773- 973-7900
    Fax
    773-973-5268
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    1812 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Linda Jackson, Pastor
    Phone Number
    (847) 864-6290
    Organization Name
    Address
    1135 Dodge Ave, Evanston, IL
    60202
    Contact Person
    Pastor Eugal A. Henry
    Phone Number
    847-864-6418
    Description

    Sunday worship: 12pm, 7:30pm; Sunday school: 10am
    Every fourth Sunday there is also a fellowship service.

    Organization Name
    Address
    4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL
    60077
    Contact Person
    Mark Wilson
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    847-983-9230
    Description

    Ongoing workshops and programs for Apple product users of all ages. Summer Apple Camp for kids ages 8-12, as well as Youth Workshops and Field Trips. For more information, visit the following webpages:

    Schedule of Workshops and Events
    Apple Youth Programs

    Address
    1123 Emerson Street, #200, Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Jeanie Ramsey, Exec. Director
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    847-864-7274
    Fax
    847-864-7295
    Description

    Argentium Care (formerly SASI) is a community-based nonprofit which helps seniors and other adults who, due to aging, illness or injury, need assistance at home. Agency provides caregivers who assist clients with personal care and other activities of daily living. Caregivers are Argentium employees; clients pay Argentium for services. Wellbeing call service is free of charge. Argentium Care is licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health to provide home care as a Home Services Agency.

    In 2017, SASI merged with Senior Connections, which has become a free standing program of SASI. The Senior Connections program will remain free of charge to all participants.

    Organization Name
    Phone Number
    1.800.467.0895
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    Noyes Cultural Arts Center
    927 Noyes St., Evanston, IL
    Studio 222
    60201
    Contact Person
    Joanna Pinsky, Founder/Artistic Director
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    847-328-9222
    Fax
    847-328-9348
    Description

    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.

    Address
    35 E Wacker Drive, Suite 2260, Chicago, IL
    60602
    Phone Number
    312-372-2080
    Fax
    312-372-2081
    Parent Organization
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    827 Chicago Avenue Evanston, IL
    60202
    Contact Person
    Patt Murray
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    847-864-3101
    Parent Organization
    Categories
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    2634 W Touhy Ave., Chicago, IL
    60645
    Phone Number
    773-743-8998
    Description

    Providers of health and medical supplies for the elderly and persons with disabilities.

    Organization Name
    Parent Organization
    Description

    Este sitio ofrece información legal para ayudar a que los residentes de Illinois resuelvan sus problemas legales.

    Organization Name
    Address
    2200 Main Street, Evanston, IL
    60202
    Contact Person
    Pam Staples
    Phone Number
    847-491-9650
    Fax
    847-491-9410
    Description

    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.

    Public Notes

    Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children
    7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (Open during summer)

    Organization Name
    Website Address
    Address
    1555 Sherman Avenue, Suite 312 Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Richard Webster, Music Director
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    847-269-9050
    Description

    A concert series held every spring in Evanston, featuring the music of Bach and other baroque and classical composers.

    Address
    1318 Chicago Ave. Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Dr. Keith Hartley
    Phone Number
    847-475-4960
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    201 Sheridan Rd., Wilmette, IL
    60091
    Contact Person
    Carly Andrews, Head of School or Denise Boswell, Assistant Head of School - Admissions & Enrollment Management
    Phone Number
    847-425-5800
    Fax
    847-425-5801
    Description

    An independent coeducational school, serving pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade children. Accredited members of the Independent School Association of Central States

    Organization Name
    Address
    3333 Culver St, Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Cathy Kurtz, Program Director, or Lorie Donnelly
    Phone Number
    847-864-3215
    Fax
    847-864-8199
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Contact Person
    Marlene and Howard Marks, Owners
    Phone Number
    847-648-2275; 877-500-2275 (toll-free)
    Description

    In home dog training service which specializes in dog behavior modification for puppies and older dogs.

    Organization Name
    Address
    1630 Sherman Avenue, Evanston IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Ask for manager on duty
    Phone Number
    847-424-0848
    Description

    Full service book store. Offers children's storytime every Tuesday morning at 11:00 am.

    Organization Name
    Address
    101 West Grand Ave., Suite 400, Chicago, IL
    60654
    Contact Person
    Eileen Murphy, State Director
    Phone Number
    312-828-9313 or 1-800-89-BUDDY (28339)
    Fax
    312-828-9421
    Parent Organization
    Description

    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.

    Website Address
    Address
    1224 Dempster, Evanston, IL
    60202
    Contact Person
    Rabbi Andrea C. London and Rabbi Amy Memis-Foler
    Phone Number
    847-869-4230
    Fax
    847-869-7830
    Parent Organization
    Address
    1225 Elmwood Ave., Evanston, IL
    60202
    Contact Person
    Rev. Martha R. Holmes, Pastor
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    847-864-6689
    Fax
    847-864-9824
    Description

    Sunday:
    Sunday School 9:30am - 10:45am
    Sunday Morning Worship 11am

    Wednesday Bible Study at 7pm

    Organization Name
    Address
    1744 Darrow Ave., Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Rev. Rosalind K. Shorter Henderson , Pastor
    Phone Number
    847- 864-4264
    Fax
    847-864-5120
    Description

    Church School: Sun. 9 am
    Worship Services: Sun.10 am
    Bible Study: Tuesday at noon.

    Address
    2315 Main St., Evanston, IL
    60202
    Phone Number
    (847) 491-9347
    Description

    Worship: Sunday at 11am

    Organization Name
    Address
    1334 Wesley Ave., Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Pastor Mark F. Broecker
    Phone Number
    (847) 328-9454
    Parent Organization
    Description

    Worship Service - 10 AM on Sunday mornings.
    Holy Communion on the second and fourth Sundays

    Address
    330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 3120, Chicago, IL
    60611
    Phone Number
    312-832-0500; En Español: 312-832-9803
    Fax
    312-595-9760
    Parent Organization
    Description

    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

    Address
    P.O. Box 608548, Chicago, IL
    60660
    Contact Person
    Shailushi Ritchie, Executive Director, x114
    Phone Number
    24-hour crisis line: 800-603-HELP (4357); Office: 773-274-5232; TTY: 773-274-6508
    Fax
    773-262-2543
    Description

    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.

    Public Notes

    Formerly Friends of Battered Women and Their Children

    No fee for services

    Organization Name
    Address
    Pick-Staiger Ticket Office: 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL
    Ryan Center for the Musical Arts: 70 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL
    60208
    Phone Number
    (847) 491-5441; For tickets: (847) 467-4000
    Categories
    Description

    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

    Address
    PO Box 930242, Verona WI
    53593
    Contact Person
    JoAnne Lindberg
    Phone Number
    (847) 733-8050
    Description
    Member based group of birth and family wellness providers, educational information applicable to anyone any place. We help families make informed decisions for happier, healthier births and family wellness options. If you are looking for information on how midwives can help you have a better birth this is for you.  We help you find the best match for midwives in or out of hospital. Home, alternative birth center, and free standing birth center in the Chicago area. We also have a book called - Honoring Birth - The 5 Phases of the Childbearing Year.
    Address
    P.O. Box 6532
    Evanston, Illinois

    60204
    Contact Person
    Larry or Jean Murphy
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    847-859-6408
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL
    60208
    Phone Number
    847-491-4000
    Fax
    847-491-2261
    Parent Organization
    Categories
    Description

    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.

    Address
    2950 Central St, Evanston, IL
    60201-1246
    Contact Person
    Rose Marie Frauenhoffer
    Phone Number
    847-864-0791
    Categories
    Description

    Working studio/gallery specializing in watercolors and miniatures,dog and cat portraits.

    Public Notes

    Current hours by appointment only.

    Organization Name
    Address
    American Legion Music Hall, 1030 Central Street, Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Chip Covington
    Phone Number
    773-368-7628
    Categories
    Description

    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.

    Address
    375 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL
    60611
    Contact Person
    Bluhm Legal Clinic
    Phone Number
    312.503.8576 or 312.503.4472 TDD
    Fax
    312.503.8977
    Description

    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.

    Public Notes

    If you are seeking legal assistance from one of the centers of the Bluhm Legal Clinic, please write a one-page letter describing your case and send to legalclinic@law.northwestern.edu.

    Organization Name
    Address
    Foster Dance Studio
    915 Foster St., Evanston, IL 60201
    Contact Person
    Ajanta Chakraborty, Managing Director
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    312-772-6559
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Website Address
    Address
    Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2515 Central Park Avenue, Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Marcello Bondurant
    Description

    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.

    Address
    1100 North Laramie Avenue Wilmette, IL
    60091-1021
    Contact Person
    Karen Croteau, President
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    847-920-2783
    Fax
    847-512-0984
    Description

    The program:

    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.

    Address
    933 Chicago Ave. 2F, Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    (847) 733-1104
    Fax
    (847) 733-1104
    Description

    Sunday Service 10:00-11:15am
    Sunday School 11:30am-12:15pm

    Organization Name
    Address
    1629 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Nakeia Wells, Center Director
    Phone Number
    847-491-9032
    Fax
    847-424-1242
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    950 Skokie Blvd., Ste. 300 Northbrook, IL
    60062
    Phone Number
    847-510-5750
    Fax
    847-423-5151
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    500 Main Street Evanston, IL
    60202
    Contact Person
    Brian Kim and John Kim
    Phone Number
    847-328-7940
    Description

    Rhino poetry reading last Friday of the month 6-8 p.m.

    Address
    First United Methodist Church, 516 Church St., Evanston IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Bundled Blessings Committee Co-Chairs: Sue Hagedorn and Nancy Brown
    Phone Number
    847-864-6181 ext. 226
    Description

    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

     

     

    Public Notes

    Our current partner agencies are:

    Childcare Network of Evanston
    Connections for the Homeless
    District 65 Doorway to Learning Child Care Center
    District 65 Early Head Start Program
    District 65 Home Visiting Program
    Family Advocacy Center at Family Focus
    Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, Teen Baby Family Support Program
    Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, Baby Toddler Nursery
    Y.O.U., Street Outreach Program

    Address
    25 East Washington Street, Suite 1515, Chicago, IL
    60602
    Contact Person
    Cara Hendrickson, Executive Director
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    312-641-5570
    Fax
    312-641-5454
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    817 Dempster Street Evanston, IL
    60201
    Phone Number
    847-475-4848 x221
    Parent Organization
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    600 Emerson, Evanston, IL
    60208
    Phone Number
    847-491-7282
    Fax
    847-467-7135
    Categories
    Description

    Cahn Auditorium (1940) is the largest performance space on Northwestern's campus, with more than 1,000 seats and an orchestra pit. Regular productions of musicals, opera, plays and more.

    Address
    600 Haven St.
    The Great Room Kitchen
    Evanston, IL
    60208
    Phone Number
    847-491-2026
    Parent Organization
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    1030 Central St., Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Dan Bulf, Business Manager
    Phone Number
    847-475-9173
    Description

    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.

    Address
    355 Ridge Avenue Evanston, IL
    60202
    Phone Number
    877-737-INFO (4636).
    Description

    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).

    Organization Name
    Address
    215 Revere Dr., Northbrook, IL
    60062
    Phone Number
    847-509-9595
    Fax
    847-509-9596
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    2010 Orrington Ave. Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Rev. Michael Kitt
    Phone Number
    847-328-8654
    Description

    Thursday Open Hospitality 12pm-4pm
    Thursday Dinner 5:30pm
    Thursday Conversation 6:30pm
    Thursday Worship 7:30pm
    Sunday Worship: 5pm
    Sunday Dinner: 5:30pm

    Organization Name
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    800-825-5234
    Fax
    1-719-941-9556
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Website Address
    Address
    1400 Main St., Waltham, MA
    02451
    Contact Person
    Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and CEO
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    (781) 642-5900
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    1815 W. Diehl Rd STE 900 Naperville, IL
    60543
    Contact Person
    Executive Director: Kimberly White
    Phone Number
    (630) 961-5665
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    1703 Orrington Avenue, Evanston IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Susan Markwell
    Phone Number
    847-448-8642
    Fax
    847-866-0313
    Parent Organization
    Categories
    Description

    Evanston Public Library's portal for sources on resume and cover letter writing, the interview process, job banks, occupational descriptions and salaries.

    Address
    Caremark Inc, Attn: Customer Care Support Team PO Box 659576 San Antonio, TX
    78265-9576
    Phone Number
    1-877-321-2652
    Description

    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.

    Public Notes

    Eligibility: Most major retail pharmacy chains such as Walgreens, CVS, Wal-Mart and Rite Aid accept your prescription discount card.
    Fee Policy: While savings on each prescription may vary, this program saves an average of 23 percent off of the pharmacy’s regular retail prices for prescription drugs. In addition, you may save even more through mail service by choosing from our list of select medications.

    Organization Name
    Address
    113 Custer Ave., Evanston IL
    60202
    Phone Number
    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

    Public 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.

    Address
    2027 Harrison St. Evanston, IL
    60201
    Phone Number
    847-491-1409
    Description

    Specializes in counseling for women.

    Address
    P. O. Box 7075, Evanston, IL
    60204
    Phone Number
    847-905-6332
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Website Address
    Phone Number
    312-738-9200
    Description

    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.

    Public Notes

    CARPLS also runs several in-person advice desks to provide free help to unrepresented parties. The advice desk topics and locations are:

    - Domestic Relations Advice Desk | Self Help Center | CL-16 Richard J. Daley Center
    - Municipal Court Advice Desk | Self Help Center |CL-16 Richard J. Daley Center
    - Collection Advice Desk | Court Room 1401 |Richard J. Daley Center
    - Administrative Hearings Advice Desk | City of Chicago | 400 W. Superior

    Organization Name
    Phone Number
    312-655-7700
    Description

    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.

    Address
    6212 S. Sangamon St., Chicago, IL
    60621
    Phone Number
    773-808-2962
    Categories
    Description

    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.

    Address
    Archdioscese - 835 N Rush St, Chicago, IL
    60611
    Contact Person
    Monsignor Michael M. Boland, Administrator and CEO
    Phone Number
    312-655-7700 (Catholic Charities) and 312-534-8200 (Archdiocese)
    Parent Organization
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    3525 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL
    60653
    Phone Number
    312-534-7899
    Fax
    312-534-0394
    Description

    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.

    Website Address
    Address
    2010 Dewey Ave, Lower Level
    60201
    Contact Person
    Terrie Campbell
    Phone Number
    (312) 782-CEDA (2332) or (312) 446-9228 (WIC)
    Description

    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 CEDA Regional Community Service Center in Evanston offers Family Support and Community Engagement (FSACE) and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) programs.

    Public Notes

    Several programs for people in need, including housing and employment counseling, financial counseling, home repair services and registration for the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) program which provides nutrition for pregnant women and children under 5.

    Organization Name
    Website Address
    Address
    626 Church Street, Evanston IL
    60201
    Phone Number
    847-864-1679
    Fax
    847-864-3079
    Description

    Live music and storytelling in pub setting:

    Mondays - Bluegrass/Roots music at 8 pm
    Wednesdays and Saturdays - Moira's Afternoon Tea (2 to 4 pm)
    Saturdays - Live and Local Music at 9:30 pm
    Sundays - Live Irish Music Session 3 pm to 6 pm
    Second Sunday of the month - "Do Not Submit" (open mic storytelling) and "Fresh Meat" (long form storytelling)
    First and Third Sunday of the month - Wild Comedy Club (stand up comedy)

    Public Notes

    Event schedule
    Mondays: Bluegrass Music
    Tuesdays: Traditional Irish Music
    Wednesdays and Saturdays: Moira's Afternoon Tea, 2-4 p.m.
    Sundays: Storytelling in the Snug

    Organization Name
    Address
    1580 N. Northwest Highway, Suite 310 Park Ridge, Illinois
    60068-0453
    Phone Number
    847-823-0453
    Fax
    847-824-8437
    Categories
    Description

    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.

    Address
    9239 Gross Point Road, Skokie, IL
    60067
    Contact Person
    Mary Jo Barrett, MSW
    Phone Number
    847-676-4447 x304
    Fax
    847-676-4450
    Description

    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.

    Website Address
    Address
    205 W Randolph St., Suite # 1610
    Chicago, IL
    60606
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    312- 376-1880
    Fax
    312- 376-1885
    Description

    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.

    Address
    820 Davis Street, Suite 504, Evanston, IL
    60201
    Phone Number
    224-567–2888
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    1926 Waukegan Rd., Suite 2, Glenview IL
    60025
    Contact Person
    Joan Franlin Smutny, Director
    Phone Number
    847-901-0173
    Fax
    847-901-0179
    Description

    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.

    Address
    1015 Davis Street, Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Ann Sickon, Program Director
    Phone Number
    847-328-2044
    Fax
    847-328-2665
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    3444 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL
    60062
    Contact Person
    Dr. Bonita Simon, Executive Director
    Phone Number
    (847) 559-0110
    Fax
    (847) 559-8199
    Description

    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.

    Address
    2014 Central Street, Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Aim Larabee
    Description

    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.

    Address
    1814 Central Street, Evanston IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Bob Dannon
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    847-475-1814
    Description

    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.

    Address
    P.O. Box 7050, Evanston, IL
    60204
    Contact Person
    John Walsh, President
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    1715 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    847-491-9751
    Fax
    847-491-9358
    Parent Organization
    Categories
    Description

    18 theaters with stadium seating, arcade and cafe in downtown Evanston.

    Address
    1028 Central Street, Evanston, IL
    60201
    Phone Number
    847-448-8252
    Description

    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.

    Public Notes

    Racquetball court and gymnasium rentals open to community, youth birthday party groups, etc.

    Play-School Program: year-round classes for 2-year-olds with parents Mondays and Fridays, 3- and 4-year-olds Monday and Friday mornings/Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, and 4- and 5-year-olds Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
    Contact Michelle Tompkins at 847-448-8681, mtompkins@cityofevanston.org

    Organization Name
    Address
    329 W. 18th Street, Suite 506 , Chicago, IL
    60616
    Contact Person
    Executive Director, Clifton Williams
    Phone Number
    312-421-8040
    Fax
    312-421-8466
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    1418 Lake Street Evanston, IL
    60201
    Phone Number
    847-492-1213
    Fax
    847-492-1235
    Description

    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.

    Address
    P.O. Box 1265, Evanston IL
    60204
    Contact Person
    Adrian Brewington, President
    Phone Number
    847-504-1470
    Description

    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.

    Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Chessmen_Club_of_the_North_Shore/

    Address
    425 Dempster St, Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Robyn McCloud-Springer, Head of School
    Phone Number
    847-864-2190
    Fax
    847-864-2206
    Description

    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.

    Address
    750 N. Lake Shore Drive, 4th Floor, Chicago IL
    60611
    Contact Person
    Malcolm Rich, Executive Director
    Phone Number
    312-988-6565
    Fax
    312-397-1338
    Description

    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.

    Website Address
    Address
    4801 Southwick Drive, Suite 610, Matteson, IL
    60443
    Phone Number
    312-895-4300
    Description

    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.
    Address
    535-A1 Custer Ave, A1 Evanston, IL
    60202
    Phone Number
    847-475-3692
    Description

    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.

    Public Notes

    Hosts several forums a year; publishes a quarterly newsletter.
    Schedules meetings with elected officials, provides guest speakers for events.
    Maintains a resource library on peace and justice issues.

    Organization Name
    Address
    P.O. Box 1116, Evanston, IL
    60204-1116
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    312-280-9097
    Categories
    Description

    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.

    Address
    321 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL
    60604
    Contact Person
    Lawyer Referral Service
    Phone Number
    (312) 554-2001
    Parent Organization
    Description

    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.

    Public Notes

    Hearing impaired individuals can call (312) 554-2055.

    For a referral out of Illinois, please visit the ABA National Directory.

    Address
    213 North Morgan Street, Suite 1A, Chicago, IL
    60607
    Phone Number
    312-226-7776
    Description

    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.

    Public Notes

    Week-long camps are held at St. Joan of Arc School, 9245 Lawndale Avenue, Evanston, IL 60203-1509 and other Chicago and suburban locations.

    Address
    Two Prudential Plaza, 180 North Stetson Avenue, Suite 1330, Chicago, IL 60601-6821
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    312- 832-4594
    Categories
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Website Address
    Address
    401 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 200, Chicago, IL
    60611
    Phone Number
    312-836-7301
    Fax
    312-836-7337
    Description

    Provides online list of free and sliding scale dental clinics in Cook, Lake and DuPage Counties.

    Address
    1740 Ridge #301
    Evanston, IL
    60201
    Phone Number
    (773) 425-1151
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    1444 W. Willow Street, Chicago, IL
    60642
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    773-248-9121; VideoPhone: 773-904-0154; Fax: 773-409-1544
    Fax
    773-409-1544
    Description

    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.

    Address
    60 E. Van Buren St, Chicago, IL
    60605
    Contact Person
    Robyn J. Shareef| Manager, Property Office/Occupancy
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    312.913.7886
    Parent Organization
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    2738 Noyes Street, Evanston, IL
    60201
    Phone Number
    (239) 963-7296
    Categories
    Description

    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.

    https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoKayak

    Organization Name
    Address
    60610
    Description

    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.

    Public Notes

    Offers a Summer Camp Guide and Nanny and Babysitting Services.

    Organization Name
    Address
    721 Case Street, Evanston, IL
    60202
    Contact Person
    Kurt Bjorling
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    847-475-3905
    Fax
    815-361-7521
    Categories
    Description

    Performs at family and community events, concerts and workshops.

    Organization Name
    Address
    211 W. Wacker Drive Suite 750, Chicago, Illinois (Downtown Office)
    60606
    Phone Number
    773-731-1762
    Fax
    773-731-4264
    Description

    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.

    Public Notes

    Family Law Questions & Answer Sessions
    Who: Sponsored by the Chicago Legal Clinic free of charge
    When: Every Tuesday, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Where: Room 1905, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602
    What: Individual litigants submit questions anonymously which are then addressed in a group setting by volunteer attorneys. Topics can cover family law-divorce, paternity, allocation of parental responsibilities, parenting time, child support, domestic violence, court procedures, court rules, and Illinois law. Pencils and paper are provided.

    Address
    1850 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL
    60608
    Contact Person
    Janet Szlyk, President & CEO
    Phone Number
    312-666-1331
    Fax
    312-243-8539
    Description

    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.

    Public Notes

    Housed under our roof are the nation's oldest and most prominent Low Vision Clinic; one of the few clock manufacturing facilities left in the U.S. in which our visually impaired workers produce clocks that are distributed around the world; a nationally acclaimed school for children with multi-disabilities; an innovative Legal Clinic to assist people who are blind in combating discrimination; and a VA program to assist veterans in all 50 states.

    Phone Number
    (312) 997-3686
    Description

    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.

    Public Notes

    Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm
    Eligibility Criteria: For anyone who is blind or visually impaired.

    Organization Name
    Address
    Chicago-Main Newsstand: 860 Chicago Ave Evanston, IL 60202; and City Newsstand and City News Café: 4018 N. Cicero Chicago, IL 60641
    Phone Number
    Chicago-Main Newstand: 847-425-8900; and City Newsstand and City News Café: 773-545-7377
    Parent Organization
    Description

    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

    Website Address
    Address
    1415 W. Foster Ave. Chicago, IL
    60640
    Contact Person
    Allison Follmer
    Phone Number
    773-769-5500
    Description

    Chicago Methodist Senior Services provides a continuum of services and residences to support the needs of older adults at every step of life.

    Wesley Place:  Short-term rehabilitation and Long-term skilled nursing
    Call 7 days a week - (773) 769-5500
    1415 W. Foster Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60640

    Hartwell Place:  Memory care assisted living
    5520 N. Paulina St.
    Chicago, IL 60640

    Covenant Home of Chicago:  Assisted/Supportive living
    2720 W. Foster Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60625

    Computer Services:  Computer and digital skills classes
    1415 W. Foster
    Chicago, IL 60640

    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

    Organization Name
    Address
    401 S. LaSalle, Suite 1600-J, Chicago, IL
    60605
    Contact Person
    Lydia Penningroth, Marketing Associate
    Phone Number
    312-957-0000
    Fax
    773-303-1057
    Categories
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    350 North Orleans; Chicago, Illinois
    60654
    Phone Number
    312-222-6920
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    910 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL
    60202
    Contact Person
    Jeff Yang
    Phone Number
    847-440-7940
    Categories
    Description

    Chicago Strings is a full service violin shop: sales, repairs and restoration, rentals, instrument appraisals.

    Organization Name
    Address
    2515 Marcy, Evanston IL
    60201-1111
    Contact Person
    Hal Shanafield
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    847-864-8644
    Description

    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.

    Public Notes

    Meets on the first Saturday of each month, except in July and August, at the Evanston Public Library. Annual summer picnic.
    The Chicago TI International World Faire is held each Fall, usually on the first
    or second weekend in November, also at the Library.

    Website Address
    Phone Number
    312.332.1624
    Fax
    312.332.1460
    Description

    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.

    Public Notes

    Hours:
    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday
    9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday

    Organization Name
    Address
    2029 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Shodin Geiman
    Phone Number
    847-425-4796
    Address
    565 West Adams Street, Suite 600, Chicago, IL
    60661
    Phone Number
    (312) 906-5050
    Fax
    (312) 906-5299
    Description

    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
    Entrepreneurial Law
    Family Law
    Immigration Law
    Vaccine Injury Law
    Open Government
    Tax Law

    Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Address
    8833 Gross Point Rd., Suite 307, Skokie, IL
    60077
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    847-763-0011
    Fax
    847-763-0022
    Description

    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.

    Contact Person
    Bill Brenner
    Description

    This group is open to people going through divorce, separation or, in general, through the challenging transition from couplehood to being on one's own.

    Public Notes

    Meeting times and dates are announced on the website.

    Website Address
    Address
    413 West Monroe, 1st Floor Springfield, IL
    62701
    Contact Person
    Kate Buchanan (Chicago area)
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    217-528-4409
    Fax
    217-528-6498
    Description

    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.

    Address
    1335 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Carol Teske, Executive Director
    Phone Number
    847-475-2661
    Fax
    847-475-2699
    Description

    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.

     

    Website Address
    Address
    Family Focus, 2010 Dewey, Third Floor, Evanston, IL; Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave, Evanston , IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Olivia Bus, Intake Coordinator
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    847-885-0100
    Fax
    847-885-0187
    Description

    Offers a wide range of services to families affected by child sexual abuse, including counseling, support and survivors groups, crisis intervention and case management.

    Organization Name
    Address
    Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Avenue Evanston IL
    60202
    Contact Person
    Karen Hawk
    Phone Number
    847-448-8250
    Parent Organization
    Description

    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.

    Address
    1711 Simpson Street, Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Kenneth E. Cherry
    Phone Number
    847-563-8062
    Parent Organization
    Description

    Sunday services at 8 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sunday School at 10 a.m.  Bible study on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

    Organization Name
    Address
    Levere Memorial Temple, 1856 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Email
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    1726 Dobson, Evanston, IL
    60202
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    Evanston Fire Department, 909 Lake Street, Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Tim Gobat
    Phone Number
    847-866-5940
    Description

    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.

    Contact Person
    Ramona Meher, Past President
    Phone Number
    847-570-0720
    Description

    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.

    Contact Person
    Hal Sprague, President
    Description

    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!

    Address
    121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 104 Chicago, IL
    60602
    Phone Number
    312-744-7050
 Toll Free: 
TTY: 312-744-4964

    Fax
    312-744-3314
    Description

    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.

    Address
    2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Audrey L. Thompson, Long-Term Care Ombudsman
    Phone Number
    847-448-8173
    Categories
    Description

    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.

    Address
    909 Lake Street, Evanston IL
    60201
    Phone Number
    847-866-2999
    Description

    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.

    Address
    2100 Ridge Avenue, Evanston IL
    60201
    Phone Number
    311 or 847-448-4311
    Description

    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.

     

    Public Notes

    Local governments must comply with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. As a part of this compliance, the Federal government requires that each local government have a process whereby persons who feel that access has been denied to them can appeal. This process is known as the ADA Accessibility Grievance Policy.

    For additional information on statewide programs and services, please contact the Office of the Illinois Attorney.

    Address
    909 Lake Street, Evanston, IL
    60201
    Phone Number
    847-448-4311 OR dial 311 locally
    Categories
    Address
    300 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL
    60202
    Contact Person
    Audrey Thompson
    Phone Number
    847-448-8173
    Description

    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.

    To qualify:

    • 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.
    Address
    2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Director: Ike Ogbo
    Phone Number
    847-448-4311
    Fax
    847-448-8125
    Description

    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.

    Address
    2100 Ridge Avenue, Suite 2402, Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Savannah Clement, Housing Policy and Planning Analyst
    Phone Number
    847-448-8679
    Parent Organization
    Description

    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

    Address
    300 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL
    60202
    Contact Person
    Audrey L. Thompson
    Phone Number
    847-448-8173
    Description

    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;
      -Medical coverage;
      -Resident rights; and/or
      -Transfer or discharge.
    Public Notes

    Licensed Long-Term Care Facilities - Evanston Only

    Address
    2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Evonda Thomas-Smith Director
    Phone Number
    847.866-2957
    Description

    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.

    Address
    Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Bob Dorneker, Interim Director
    Phone Number
    847-448-8237
    Fax
    847-448-8051
    Description

    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.

    Address
    1454 Elmwood Avenue, Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Demitrous Cook, Police Chief
    Phone Number
    847-866-5000, TTY: 847.866.5095
    Description

    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:
    • Integrity
    • Courtesy
    • 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

    Address
    1454 Elmwood Avenue, Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Demitrous Cook, Police Chief
    Phone Number
    847-866-5000 OR dial 311 locally
    Description

    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:
    • Integrity
    • Courtesy
    • 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.

    Address
    1454 Elmwood Avenue, Evanston IL
    60201
    Phone Number
    847-866-5015
    Parent Organization
    Categories
    Description

    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
    Organization Name
    Address
    2100 Ridge Ave. Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Devon Reid, City Clerk
    Phone Number
    847-448-4311, or 311 locally.
    Description

    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 throughout the year by ordinances that amend the code. The Clerk is the custodian of books, records, and papers of the City of Evanston. The City Clerk is the only full-time elected official.

    The City Clerk provides many important services to Evanston residents. Premier among the office's programs is its election services, with its primary goal to provide the greatest 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 and Township 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 the verification and distribution of temporary handicapped 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 request either by phone, email, fax or in person. Citizens can also obtain FOID (Firearm Owner Identification) Card applications from the Clerk's office as well. All of the services that have been mentioned are available Monday thru Friday from 8:30 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. The Clerk's Office is closed on weekends and established recognized Holidays.

    Address
    2100 Ridge Ave., #1300 Evanston, IL
    60201
    Phone Number
    847-448-4311, or 311 locally
    Description

    Responsible for disabled person’s reserved spaces.

    Contact Person
    Audrey L. Thompson, Long-Term Care Ombudsman
    Phone Number
    847-448-8250, 847-448-8173
    Parent Organization
    Description

    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.

    Address
    50 West Washington Street Chicago, Illinois
    60602
    Phone Number
    312-603-5030
    Description

    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
    • Housing
    • Self Help Resources in and around the Daley Center
    • Wills, Probate, Estates and Guardianship

     

    Public Notes

    The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County provides access to Cook County Court Forms and online access Case Documents from cases before the Circuit Court of Cook County.  You can also find links to Circuit Court of Cook County and Illinois Court rules here.  

    Organization Name
    Address
    Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster Street, Evanston, IL
    60201
    Contact Person
    Jelani Summers
    Phone Number
    847-448-8254
    Fax
    847-328-2026
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    900 Chicago Avenue, Suite 104, Evanston, IL 60202
    and
    1880 Oak Avenue, suite 301, Evanston, IL 60201
    Contact Person
    Eric Harper and Miguel Wong, Co-Founders
    Phone Number
    847-440-4880
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    803 Elmwood Ave., Evanston, IL
    60202
    Contact Person
    Erlene Howard
    Phone Number
    847-733-7665
    Fax
    847-556-6443
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    5250 Old Orchard, Suite 300, Skokie, IL
    60077
    Phone Number
    (847) 983-3522
    Description

    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.

    Website Address
    Address
    8765 W. Higgins Road, Chicago, IL
    60631
    Contact Person
    Alicia Biermann, Director of Human Resources
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    773 867 4000, 773-867-4004 TTY:773 867 4168
    Fax
    773 867 4165, 773-867-6904
    Description

    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.

    Public Notes

    Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am- 5 pm, closed Sat/Sun
    Eligibility Criteria: Individuals with a wide range of disabilities, including developmental disabilities, mental health needs, hearing, visual, and physical impairments.
    Fee Policy: Private not-for-profit corporation, Medicare/Medicaid Assistance.
    Intake Process: Call for an appointment

    Address
    Northwestern University International Office, 630 Dartmouth Place, Evanston, IL
    60208-4190
    Contact Person
    CCIS President: Sylvia Alvino
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    847-328-7516
    Parent Organization
    Description

    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.

    Public Notes

    Programs and events

    We offer a variety of social and informational programs:
    Foster families and home stays
    Conversation partners
    Programs for international students, spouses, and families

    Programs are free (with the exception of Cooking Classes) to participants.

    Address
    800 S. Milwaukee, Suite 201, Libertyville, IL 60048, or
    400 Central Avenue, #111, Highland Park, IL 60035
    Contact Person
    Janice Rosales
    Phone Number
    (847) 263-7478
    Fax
    (847) 796-8060
    Description

    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/

    Organization Name
    Address
    James Park (Dodge Ave at Mulford St.)
    Phone Number
    847-866-2944
    Description

    Celebrate Evanston, diversity and going back to school! Evanston residents gather for a free commUNITY picnic with free food, games, giveaways and entertainment.

    Address
    420 Lake Cook Rd, Suite 112, Deerfield, IL
    60015
    Phone Number
    847-948-0860
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    6160 N. Cicero Avenue, Suite 402, Chicago, IL
    60646
    Contact Person
    Sam Tatel
    Phone Number
    866-910-9020
    Fax
    773-725-9900
    Description

    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.

    Address
    Saint Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL
    60202
    Phone Number
    847-316-6250 and Central Access Number (for intake) 708-410-0615
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    Lekotek of Rogers Park
    6050 N. California
    Chicago, IL
    60659
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    773-528-5766 ext. 407
    Fax
    773-537-2992
    Parent Organization
    Description

    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.

    Public Notes

    Program is the second site for National Lekotek Center and is based in the Stuart G. Ferst School. Services on-site or home visits are provided for enrolled families.

    Phone Number
    773-769-9000
    Categories
    Description

    As a member of Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services, Computer Services shares a history of over 118 years. We offer private lessons, group classes and repair and maintence.

    Address
    P.O. Box 5538 Sherman Oaks, CA
    91413
    Phone Number
    800-822-2777
    Fax
    858-712-3317
    Parent Organization
    Description

    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.

    Address
    2121 Dewey Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201-3021 or 1458 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201-3021
    60201
    Contact Person
    Betty A. Bogg, Executive Director
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    847- 475-7070
    Fax
    847-864-6558
    Description

    Connections for the Homeless serves and catalyzes our community to end homelessness, one person at a time.
    Programs:

    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.

    Organization Name
    Address
    P.O. Box 606, Wilmette, IL
    60091
    Contact Person
    Grandmaster Joe Connelly
    Phone Number
    847-568-0912
    Description

    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,

    Address
    Chicago Main Office: 100 W. Randolph., 13th Floor, Chicago, IL
    60601
    Phone Number
    312-814-3000, Consumer Fraud Hotline: 1-800-386-5438; Spanish Hotline: 1-866-310-8398
    Description

    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.

    Organization Name
    Contact Person
    Mike McDermott, Director
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    847-571-8200
    Categories
    Description

    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.

    Public Notes

    https://twitter.com/convoyvbc

    Address
    Domestic Relations Division 50 West Washington Street Richard J. Daley Center Office of the Presiding Judge - Suite 1901A Chicago, IL
    60602
    Phone Number
    (312) 603-3025 Main Office
    Fax
    (312) 603-8453 FAX
    Public Notes

    This website gives free information about Orders of Protection in the Cook County Court system, including who is protected, who may file for an Order of Protection, how and where to file an Order of Protection, and contact information for organizations that will assist victims of domestic violence who cannot afford an attorney.

    Address
    Illinois Community College Board
    James R. Thompson Center
    100 W Randolph St, Ste 2-010
    Chicago, IL 60601
    ATTN: Cook County High School Equivalency Records Office
    60601
    Phone Number
    312-814-4488
    Description

    Register to take the GED test (application can be downloaded), get test dates and locations, or call to request transcripts.

    Organization Name
    Address
    50 W. Washington St. Room 2900 Chicago, Illinois
    60602
    Contact Person
    Montell Davenport, Executive Law Librarian
    Phone Number
    (312) 603-5423
    Fax
    (312) 603-4716
    Parent Organization
    Description

    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

    Address
    69 W. Washington Suite 1600 Chicago, Illinois
    60602
    Phone Number
    (312) 603-0600
    Fax
    (312) 603-9860
    Parent Organization
    Description

    The Public Defender is appointed by the judge when an individual is not able to afford an attorney (55 ILCS 5/3-4006). A Public Defender should be available to individuals at the time of the first court appearance. The Public Defender provides legal representation in the areas of criminal, misdemeanor, juvenile justice, child protection, paternity, appeals, post-conviction and traffic cases.

    Website has links to what to do if someone has been arrested, someone is in need of services, someone is in custody, or someone has a court date.

    Also has a link to an Inmate Locator, to help find where someone is being held.

     

     

    Public Notes

    The Public Defender's website provides links to a "response to police questioning" card, in English and Spanish.  It also has a Guide To The Criminal Justice System, designed for those charged with felonies, a Guide to Juvenile Court, and a list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Public Defender's Office.  

    Organization Name
    Contact Person
    Gregg Skalinder, Music Director
    Phone Number
    847-869-0223
    Description

    Coriolis was formed to provide classical choral music enthusiasts the opportunity to sing challenging a cappella compositions in a skilled, dedicated, high quality chamber ensemble. Coriolis performs regularly during the Christmas holiday season at local restaurants and clubs. Coriolis rehearses on Monday evenings from 7:45pm to 9:30pm in Evanston. For additional information or to make arrangements for an audition please use the contact form.

    Organization Name
    Address
    1030 Davis St, Ste 100 Evanston, IL
    60201
    Phone Number
    847-868-9609
    Description

    Cornerstone Health is a comprehensive alternative healthcare clinic. Physicians specialize in treating pain, pediatrics, TMJ/TMD, headaches, and athletic injuries and follow a holistic approach to treating allergies and auto-immune disease.

    Website Address
    Address
    Corporation for Supportive Housing - Illinois Office, 205 W Randolph, 23rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60606
    Contact Person
    Sue Augustus - Senior Program Manager
    Phone Number
    312-332-6690
    Fax
    312-332-7040
    Categories
    Description

    The CSH-Illinois office works with public and private partners throughout the state to increase the availability of supportive housing for persons who are homeless.  Since 1992, CSH Illinois has committed more than $21.6 million in grants, loans and consultant services to 158 projects that developed 8,624 units of supportive housing.

    Public Notes

    CSH's work in Illinois include collaborating with communities and organizations across the state to providing financial and technical assistance to its partners to expand the supply, availability and variety of supportive housing; promoting policy reforms and coordinated systems that make supportive housing easier to develop and operate; enhancing the supportive housing industry's skills and knowledge to expand its capacity to deliver high-quality housing and services over the long term; and documenting and publicizing supportive housing's positive impacts on tenants, communities and neighborhoods, as well as how it efficiently uses public resources.

    Organization Name
    Website Address
    Address
    1015 Howard St., Evanston, IL (Adult Day Services)

    Mailing Address: Bernard Horwich Building, 3003 W. Touhy Ave. Chicago, IL 60645 (Main Office)
    60202
    Contact Person
    Judy Holstein (Evanston) Adult Day Services
    Contact Email
    Phone Number
    Adult Day Services (Evanston) - 847-492-1400; Main Office - 773- 508-1000
    Fax
    773- 508-1028
    Description

    Adult day care services, Evanston and Deerfield: activities, outings, meals and snacks provided. Specialized Alzheimer's program offered. Also manages several senior apartment buildings in Chicago and Skokie (independent living)and Weinberg Community for Senior Living in Deerfield (assisted living); skilled nursing care facilities in Skokie and Deerfield.
    Wide range of resources for the elderly and caretakers.

    Public Notes

    Office Hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm. Client Hours: 9:30am to 3:00pm.