Disabilities

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.

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
20 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 300, Chicago, IL
60602
Phone Number
312-341-0022, 800-537-2632; TTY: 800- 610-2779
Fax
312-541-7544
Description

Equip for Equality is an independent, private, not-for-profit organization designated by the Governor in 1985 to implement the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System in Illinois. The mission of Equip for Equality is to advance the human and civil rights of children and adults with disabilities in Illinois. It is the only statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and disability rights education while also engaging in public policy and legislative advocacy and conducting abuse investigations and other oversight activities. Equip for Equality provides free legal services and self-advocacy assistance to people with disabilities in the areas of discrimination, assistive technology, special education, guardianship defense, abuse and neglect, and community integration. Equip for Equality provides self-advocacy training to people with disabilities and family members on topics including the Americans with Disabilities Act, employment, transportation, voting, Ticket to Work, special education and guardianship.

For legal help, click here.

To report abuse, neglect or exploitation to authorities, click here.

Organization Name
Address
1406 Chicago Avenue Evanston IL
60201
Phone Number
847-328-6503
Fax
847-869-4878
Description

Greenwood Care,licensed by the State of Illinois and approved for Medicaid, Medicaid Pending and many private insurances, is an Intermediate Care Facility with 145 beds for the chronically mentally ill. Treats patients with a variety of mental illnesses in downtown, residential housing setting.

Website Address
Address
1 West Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 100, Springfield, Illinois
62701
Contact Email
Phone Number
217-522-7985; TTY: 217-522-9966
Fax
217-522-8067
Description

Helps people with disabilities locate products and services to help with daily living activities; tuition assistance for qualified applicants to attend community college to obtain an an associate’s degree or a technical certificate. Home ownership support for eligible homebuyers.

Address
401 South Clinton Street
Chicago, Illinois
60607
Phone Number
1-800-843-6154
Description

DHS’s Division of Rehabilitation Services is the state’s lead agency serving individuals with disabilities. DRS works in partnership with people with disabilities and their families to assist them in making informed choices to achieve full community participation through employment, education, and independent living opportunities.

Find a list of all Chicago-area rehabilitation offices here.

Website Address
Address
565 Howard St, Evanston, IL
60202
Phone Number
847.868.8664
Fax
866-877-6126
Description

Impact provides comprehensive housing, clinical, and employment services for low-income adults living with mental illness. Services are long-term, individualized, and include: permanent supportive housing; individual therapy and counseling; psychiatric and nursing services; one-on-one employment support.

Organization Name
Address
1837 North California ,Chicago, IL
60647
Contact Person
Colleen Brooks
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-486-6070
Description

Private non-profit organization in Chicago which provides residential support services for adults with developmental disabilities so that they may successfully live independently in their communities. Neighborhood Services provides 24-hour support for most of the individuals served, and intermittent support for those who live in their own homes.
Currently, Neighborhood Services assists individuals in northern and near west Cook County and Waukegan.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
444 W. Frontage Rd., Northfield, IL
60093-3009
Phone Number
847-501-2939
Fax
847-501-5076
Description

Not-for-profit organization providing recovery programs , supportive housing , supported employment and a holistic health and wellness program for people disabled by chronic mental illnesse in north and northwest metropolitan Chicago. Persons served are “members” who participate fully in their recovery.

Organization Name
Address
7660 Gross Point Road, Skokie, Illinois
60077
Contact Person
Maggie Beach
Phone Number
847-967-1800
Fax
847-967-1801
Description

Orchard Village is a nonprofit organization that partners with families and communities to optimize personal outcomes for individuals with developmental disabilities with a community integrated approach.

Website Address
Address
2040 Brown Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Eric Huffman, Executive Director
Phone Number
847-328-6633
Fax
847-328-1404
Description

In Evanston maintains the Hill Arboretum Apartments for individuals with physical disabilities. In the Chicago area, maintains seven affordable barrier free apartment communities for the physically disabled. The Business Resource Center is open to residents who wish to become employable and paid positions are offered through the Workforce Development Program.

Address
1101 Washington St, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Heidi Flasch
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-866-3800
Fax
847-866-0941
Parent Organization
Description

The Rice Child + Family Center provides residential care and treatment for children, ages 8-15, diagnosed with severe emotional, behavioral and mental health problems. The center’s goal is to return these children to a loving family. Therapy is conducted in individual and group settings, and includes social skills training, counseling, and psychiatric intervention.
All of the services provided by the Rice Child + Family Center are administered in-house to about 50 children. The facility includes a medical clinic, group therapy classrooms, special education facilities and an art therapy area.

Public Notes

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Children’s Home + Aid is a leading child and family service agency in Illinois.
125 S. Wacker Dr. (14th Floor); Chicago IL 60606 312-424-0200

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1265 Hartrey Avenue, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Carolyn Keel, Executive Director
Phone Number
847-328-4090 x 227
Fax
847-328-8364
Description

Rimland is the oldest agency in the State of Illinois serving the functional, vocational, and residential needs of individuals, 18 and over, with autism. Since its beginnings in 1970, Rimland has continued to pioneer Residential Living Programs , Health and Wellness Programs and a Developmental Training Center. that support adults with autism as they achieve their full potential, and actively participate in the communities of their choice. Rimland currently operates 18 group residences in the Chicago area, including one in Evanston.

Public Notes

Our mission is to provide realistic and essential supports to adults with autism that reflect their desired conditions of living related to eight core dimensions to one’s life:
Rimland has been saying “welcome home” to individuals with autism for more than 40 years. We provide a safe, secure environment in which individuals can grow, and from which they can engage with the world. Our approach is unique, our care excellent.

Organization Name
Address
8350 Laramie Avenue, Skokie, IL
60077
Contact Person
Mary Matz, Senior Philanthropy Officer; India Alexis Ehioba, MNA, CFRE, Chief Executive Officer
Phone Number
847-982-2030; TDD: 847-581-0076
Fax
847-982-2039
Description

Provides educational, residential, vocational and a range of support services to children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in north Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Two residential adult homes are Shore Homes East-Buehler House, located in Evanston, an Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled (ICF-DD) and Shore Homes West, located in Skokie, a Community Living Facility (CLF). Several Community Integrated Living Arrangements (CILA) and  Supported Living Arrangements (SLA) sites are located in Evanston and Skokie.

Public Notes

Shore has provided services to individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities for over 69 years. Programs are located in Evanston, Morton Grove and Skokie and serve over 400 individuals each year.

Address
City of Evanston Senior Services, 300 Dodge Ave (Levy Ctr.); Evanston IL
60202
Contact Person
Audrey Thompson
Phone Number
847-448-8173
Fax
847-869-6183
Parent Organization
Description

Through the Illinois Department on Aging, the state long term care ombudsman protects and promotes the rights and quality of life for people who reside in long term care facilities (nursing homes). This is done through regional ombudsmen who have a hands–on working relationship with the residents and staff of the facilities within their program areas.

Contact
For more information on the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, contact…

the Illinois Department on Aging Senior HelpLine;
a Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman​ Program;
a Regional Home and Community Ombudsman​ Program.
For more information on the Pioneer Approach to Long Term Care and the Illinois Long Term Care Ombudsman program, see also:

Publications related to the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Website Address
Address
5537 N. Broadway St. Chicago, IL
60640
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-989-9400
Fax
773-989-9494
Description

TPAN provides healthcare and empowers people affected by HIV and health disparities. Our programs and services include peer-led programming, youth services, mental health and group therapy and counseling, education, patient/client advocacy, and services for older adults. We provide care to a broad community of people affected by HIV and health challenges, including LGBTQ individuals, people of color, and vulnerable individuals from across the Chicago metropolitan area.

Hours of operation:
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Organization Name
Address
1400 W Greenleaf, Chicago, IL
Contact Person
Megan Miller
Contact Email
Phone Number
Addition-Intake Line: 773-382-4060, 773-508-6100 (main), 773-508-4276 (TT/TDD)
Fax
773-262-4841
Description

Trilogy offers case management, psycho-social rehabilitation, crisis intervention and psychiatric services, vocational evaluation, rehabilitation and job placement. Our services are designed to maximize individuals’ independence, self-sufficiency, and quality of life, by helping people identify their own strengths, talents and interests and to develop their own wellness recovery plans.

24/7 EMERGENCY NUMBER : 1-800-322-8400

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Chicago Office:
1400 W. Greenleaf
Chicago, IL 60626
773.508.6100 (main)
773.262.4841 (fax)

The social worker on call at the Evanston Public Library can also help to determine people’s eligibility for services, link them to appropriate resources, and conduct intakes to enroll people into Trilogy services.

Organization Name
Address
2300 Noyes Court, Evanston IL
60201
Contact Person
John LeFlore, Manager
Phone Number
847-328-7190
Description

100 studio and one-bedroom apartments for low-income elderly or disabled tenants, subsidized by Housing Authority of Cook County.

Housing Authority of Cook County
175 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 350
Chicago, IL 60604 | Map

Tel: 312.663.5447

Public Notes

As the second largest provider of affordable housing in the State of Illinois, we are pleased to be positioned to provide access to decent, safe, and affordable housing to low and moderate income individuals, families, elderly and/or disabled within suburban Cook County.

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