Serves 68 counties in Illinois with offices in Bloomington, Carterville, Chicago, Joliet, Rockford, Skokie and Springfield. Since 1980, the Chapter has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes.
The American Cancer Society provides free programs and services to local residents facing a cancer diagnosis, information on cancer prevention and early detection, and ways to get involved locally in the fight against cancer. Call 1-800-227-2345 to access patient services or to get more information about Society programs and events.
Hours: Local office 8:30 am to 5:00pm, M-F.
Volunteers: Needed to help plan and organize community events, provide services to patients including volunteer drivers, and assistance in the local office.
The 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.
Long-term Care Ombudsmen protect, defend, and advocate for residents by:
- Informing residents and their families of their rights
- Resolving complaints
- Providing information on residents needs/concerns to their families, facility staff and their community and;
- Advocating for good individualized care
The Ombudsmen Program is available to:
- Residents of any long-term care facility
- Friends and relatives of persons who live in long-term care facilities
- Long-term care facility staff members and administrators with resident-related concerns
- Individuals and families who are considering nursing home placement as a long-term care option
- The community at large
When contacted, an Ombudsman will:
- Listen to resident and family concerns
- Keep all information confidential
- Involve the resident and/or family in the investigation and resolution plan and
- Seek to resolve problems within the facility
Reasons to contact the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program...
- To report a problem or concern;
- To seek information about long-term care facilities;
- To learn more about Illinois' Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program; or
- To get answers to questions about:
-Facility services or standards;
-Resident rights; and/or
-Transfer or discharge.
Focuses on funding research that will advance patient care, and help develop and retain tomorrow's teachers and clinical leaders in the specialty. Offers career development, fellowships and grant awards that are intended to advance the early research careers of individuals in dermatology and cutaneous biology.
Founded by students in 2006, the GlobeMed network engages over 2,000 undergraduates at 60 university-based chapters throughout the United States.
Each chapter is partnered one-to-one with a grassroots health organization in Africa, Asia, or the Americas. Through their involvement, our students and partners commit to a life of leadership in global health and social justice.
HIRCULES (Health Information Resource Centers Using Libraries in Evanston and Skokie) Health Hub. Stop by the Hub in the Evanston Public Library lobby on Wednesdays 3-6pm and Sundays 1-4pm to get connected to reliable health information and local health resources!
The Illinois Spina Bifida Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to improve the quality of life of children, adults, and families living with spina bifida.
At Legal Council, our programs serve individuals and families facing barriers due to chronic, disabling, and stigmatizing health and social conditions. All of our work combines direct representation, education, and advocacy across the city, state, and nation.
Individual Legal Representation: We provide free, expert legal assistance to low income individuals. We help clients with the following issues:
Child health | Confidentiality & testing | Debt collection | Discrimination | Education plans | Employment | Future planning | Health screenings | Immigration | Insurance | Lead poisoning | Public benefits and much more. Get help now.
EDUCATION AND TRAININGS
In addition to legal counsel and representation to clients in need, our multilingual staff offers free training, technical assistance, and educational programs to service providers, case managers, social workers, agency administrators, physicians, attorneys, educators, student groups, and members of the general public.
If you would like to request a training or technical assistance for your group (in English or Spanish), contact our main office at 312-427-8990 or submit a request. Our staff will be happy to work with you to develop tools that best meet the needs and interests of your group.
Official U.S.Medicare database for researching home health care agencies by county or zip code.
For more than 100 years, Mental Health America of Illinois has been the leading non-profit, non-governmental, statewide organization in Illinois concerned with the entire spectrum of mental and emotional disorders. MHAI is dedicated to promoting mental health, working for the prevention of mental illness and improving care and treatment for persons suffering from mental and emotional disorders.
MHAI maintains a number of initiatives and services to help carry out our mission to promote mental health, prevent mental illnesses and improve care and treatment for persons suffering from mental and emotional disorders.
•Consultation and Training Services
•Changing Minds Campaign
•Suicide Prevention Education and Outreach
•Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
•Disaster Mental Health
•School & Community Assistance Team (S.C.A.T.) Project
National grassroots organization aids individuals and families coping with mental illness through support groups, educational programs and advocacy efforts.
Crisis hotline: 1-800-273-8255
The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (NSMAD) is a local government agency responsible for controlling the regional mosquito population in order to reduce the risk of disease from mosquito borne illness and minimize the negative impact mosquitoes have on the quality of life in the municipalities of Deerfield (Cook County, east of Pfingsten Road) Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview (east of Pfingsten Road), Golf, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles (east of Harlem Avenue), Northbrook (east of Pfingsten Road), Northfield, Skokie, Wilmette, and Winnetka.
Please visit www.nsmad.com to report standing water that has remained for at least five days, report unusual biting mosquito activity or contact us with other questions.
Conducts research to discover how the brain coordinates mental functions such as memory, language, attention, and emotion, and passes the benefits of this research to patients with brain diseases that impair cognitive function. Trains researchers and clinicians who want to work in this field.
Neurobehavior and Memory Clinic.
Rotary is made up of three parts: at the heart of Rotary are our clubs, that are supported by Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation.
Rotary clubs bring together dedicated individuals to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action.
Rotary International supports Rotary clubs worldwide by coordinating global programs, campaigns, and initiatives.
The Rotary Foundation uses generous donations to fund projects by Rotarians and our partners in communities around the world. As a nonprofit, all of the Foundation's funding comes from voluntary contributions made by Rotarians and friends who share our vision of a better world.
Together, Rotary clubs, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation work to make lasting improvements in our communities and around the world.
Founded in Evanston in 1905, the Rotary Club has grown to an organization of more than 1.2 million members. A re-creation of the first Rotary Club meeting place is on display as well as other historic items. It'ss international headquarters are in the One Rotary Center at 1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston.
Working within the medical community, our facility provides a variety of hearing healthcare services including hearing assessments and habilitation, education, and counseling. Our office also fits and dispenses sophisticated hearing aids and related devices to suit all types of hearing loss and life styles. Assessments regarding the level of amplification that would be best suited to our patients are generally completed following a comprehensive hearing evaluation by a qualified licensed audiologist.
We also actively participate in the prevention of hearing loss through the provision and fitting of hearing protective devices, consultation on the effects of noise on hearing, and consumer education.
See www.suburbanhearing.com/digital-hearing-aid-loss-impaired-5002 for list of services. Free online hearing test available.
The ARK provides free comprehensive care and support to Chicagoland Jews facing adversity. Dignified, quality wrap-around services help clients return to self-reliance.
Hours: Mon. and Weds., 9-7:30; Tues. and Thurs., 9-5; Fri., 9-2
The Medical Clinic of the Goldie Bachmann Luftig Health Center is open five days per week, including two evenings. Medical treatment is provided by volunteer physicians and The ARK’s professional medical staff. Patients make appointments to see internists, as well as cardiologists, gynecologists and other specialists. X-rays and other tests and procedures are performed at area hospitals at no charge to clients, through special arrangements. In addition to a food pantry and meal service, The ARK offers free optical, pharmacy, financial and employment counseling, social services, mental health day-programming and interim housing.
Theraplay is a child and family therapy for enhancing and building attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and child and is personal, physical, and fun. Theraplay interactions focus on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: Structure, Engagement, Nurture, and Challenge. Theraplay sessions at our Evanston clinic create an active, emotional connection between the child and parent or caregiver, resulting in a changed view of the self as worthy and lovable and of relationships as positive and rewarding.
The Theraplay Institute specializes in helping children with:
• Shy, withdrawn, or clingy behavior
• Acting-out, angry, or disruptive behavior
• Defiant, oppositional or controlling behavior
• Behavioral problems at school or with peers
• Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
• Developmental disorders such as Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders
• A history of trauma, abuse, or neglect
• Attachment disorder due to adoption or multiple changes in living arrangements
• A history of social deprivation due to living in an institution
• Psychological trauma due to medical care or serious illness
The West African Health Initiative seeks to deliver lifesaving support to West Africa by bringing comprehensive medical treatment and supporting research in all areas of medicine, specifically HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and cancer.
Organization devoted to total abstinence from alcohol. Publishes factual, current information about alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs for pre-school children through adults.
Offers annual essay contest for children grades 4-12.
Yellowbrick is a private, physician-owned and -operated psychiatric healthcare organization whose mission is to provide a full-spectrum, specialized approach to the emotional, psychological and developmental challenges of young adults, 18-29.