Disabilities

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
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
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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

Organization Name
Address
PO Box 211, Northbrook, IL
60065
Contact Person
Trina Meyer, DDS Coordinator
Phone Number
847-498-0385
Fax
847-498-0394
Parent Organization
Description

Volunteer dentists and specialists serve eligible patients who are without income or low income, and are elderly, permanently disabled or qualify as medically fragile. Application.

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.

Website Address
Address
20 East Jackson Blvd. Room 300, Chicago, IL
60604
Phone Number
312-939-3513
Fax
312-939-3519
Categories
Description

If you are the parent or family member of a child with a disability, age birth to 22, our job is provide your family with information, resources, support, and training that allows you to help your child meet his or her educational goals.
• Learn about your rights and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
• Make informed decisions about your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP)
• Obtain appropriate services for your child
• Communicate more effectively with school professionals
• Come together with other parents who share your concerns and desires to make a difference
• Learn more about Early Intervention and transition services
• Effect positive change in your child’s school

Eligibility Criteria: Parents of a child with a disability, age birth to 22
Fee Policy: No contribution is too small to help support the goals of the Family Resource Center on Disabilities and the families who we serve.
Intake Process: Call or email for more information

Organization Name
Address
500 Asbury Street, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Ashliegh Henri
Phone Number
847-316-3320
Fax
847-637-0722
Description

124-bed, sub-acute rehabilitation and skilled care facility; offers speech, physical and occupational therapies. Short term care following hospital stay.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
2020 Dempster Street, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Kristina E. Johnsen, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-905-0702
Fax
847-905-0684
Description

Resource organization serving children, teens and young adults with autism. With offices in Park Ridge and Evanston, Have Dreams offers individualized after-school programs, vocational, life skills and transition to employment programs, along with diagnostic and family support services. Our continuum of services support individuals from early childhood through adulthood, and offer a broad range of programs to serve the full range of the autism spectrum. Programs for children and teens include Special Olympics, Technology Club and a nationally recognized Film & Multimedia camp. Transition to adult services include Project SEARCH Collaborates for Autism at Northwestern University and Have Dreams Academy, as well as a variety of programs that focus on developing critical soft skills for employment, internship experiences and life skills. Have Dreams also provides best-practice autism training for professionals and individual, in-home and school consultative services.

After School and Weekend Programs
Vocational and Life Skills Program
Program and Services Overview

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
Illinois Department of Human Services, Office of Customer Support and Services, 100 South Grand Avenue East, 2nd Floor, Springfield, Illinois
62762
Phone Number
1-800-843-6154; 1-800-447-6404 (TTY)
Description

State of Illinois Dept. of Human Services/Dept. of Rehabilitation Services offers programs for adults with visual impairments to enable them to work and participate fully in family and community life. Includes vocational rehabilitation, independent living skills instruction, and a business enterprise program.
Hotline:800-843-6154, V/TTY: 800-447-6404, web: http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=32305

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.

Address
One Natural Resources Way, Suite 100, Springfield, IL 62702-1271 (Springfield Office); Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 North LaSalle St., Suite N-700, Chicago, IL 60601-3117 (Chicago Office)
Phone Number
Sp24-hour Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-866-800-1409, 1-888-206-1327 (TTY)
Parent Organization
Description

Toll-free, 24-hour, statewide hotline for reporting suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation of people with disabilities ages 18-59 and seniors living in Illinois.

Address
One Natural Resources Way, Suite 100
 Springfield, IL 62702-1271
62702
Phone Number
1-800-252-8966, 1-888-206-1327 (TTY) (SENIOR HELP LINE)
Description

The Adult Protective Services Program is locally coordinated through 45 provider agencies, which are designated by the regional Area Agency on Aging and the Department on Aging. Case workers from these agencies conduct investigations and work with adults with disabilities and seniors in resolving abusive situations. All abuse caseworkers are trained and certified by the Department.

Address
201 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield, Illinois 62763-0001
or
401 South Clinton Chicago, Illinois 60607
60607
Contact Person
Julie Hamos, HFS Director
Phone Number
217-782-2570
Fax
217-782-5672
Description

Illinois’ Medical Assistance Programs, consisting of Medicaid and numerous other medical programs, cover children, parents or relatives caring for children, pregnant women, veterans, seniors, persons who are blind, and persons with disabilities.
Division of Medical Programs Directory

Website Address
Address
1 West Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 501, Springfield, IL 62701
62701
Contact Person
Ann Ford, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
(800) 587-1227 or (217) 525-1308. Both numbers are TTY compatible.
Fax
(217) 525-1312
Description

The Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living is the statewide association representing the 22 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in Illinois. INCIL is an authoritative source of information about the accomplishments and needs of Illinois CILs and about issues, services and legislation most critical to promote independent living for all persons with disabilities.

Address
Unit
 501 S. Second St. Rm. 541 Springfield, IL 62756
62756
Phone Number
217-782-2709
Description

Secretary of State facilities are not authorized to issue Persons with Disabilities License Plates or permanent parking placards. Disability license plates and permanent placards may only be issued through the Springfield office.

The Secretary of State’s Office issues the following plates and placards: Disabled Parking Placards: four types of parking placards: Meter-exempt permanent placards; non-meter exempt permanent placards; temporary placards; organization placards; and Disability License Plates.

Eligibility Requirements: Persons with disabilities who are authorized for special parking placards or license plates by a registered physician.
Fee Policy: Call 217-782-2709 for more information.
Intake Process: Call the Springfield Secretary of State’s Office for registration and requirements.

Website Address
Address
2211 N Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60707
60707
Contact Person
Matt Larsen, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-444-0305
Description

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.

Address
125 Tower Drive, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Phone Number
800-426-0709
Fax
630-734-5055
Description

The Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center (ITBOC) provides library service to individuals who are unable to read regular print due to a visual or physical impairment. ITBOC serves all of Illinois (outside of the city of Chicago) as part of the state and national network of Talking Book and Braille Service libraries. Program features:
* Digital audio and braille books and magazines mailed to the patron’s home or available for download.
* Easy to use digital players loaned to patrons to listen to talking book materials.
* Service is tax supported, so there’s no out-of-pocket expense, even for postage.
* More than 84,000 titles available for adults and children, across all genres including bestsellers and non-fiction.
* Reader Advisors available to assist with ordering books and reading selection.
* BARD Mobile apps to download audio and braille books to iOS, Android, and Kindle devices.
Eligibility Criteria: People who are unable to read or use standard printed material due to a temporary or permanent visual, physical, or reading disability.
Fee Policy: There is no charge for the service.
Intake Process: Applications available upon request or via website.
Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm

Website Address
Address
100 W Randolph St Suite 8-200 Chicago, IL 60601
60601
Phone Number
(312) 814-6611
Description

Public information on the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. For fee schedule information, go to the “Frequently Asked Medical Questions” web page at http://www.iwcc.il.gov/faqmed.htm.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 W. Golf Rd., Skokie, IL
60077
Contact Email
Phone Number
855-275-5237 for toll-free access to all programs and services at all JCFS locations
Description

JCFS Chicago, a non-profit social service agency, offers expert, individualized help to support people of all ages and abilities as they strive to live successfully in their community. Our services enhance social-emotional well-being for adults, children, teen and families.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
824 Dempster Street, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
J.J. Hanley
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-869-0000
Fax
847-869-0002
Description

Not-for-profit maintains a Disability Aware Business Directory based on community reviews, and holds Disability Awareness Training for Businesses that helps businesses incorporate disability-aware marketing, customer service and employment best practices into core business strategies.

Website Address
Address
17 N. State St., Suite 900
Chicago IL
60602
Phone Number
312-427-8990
Fax
312-427-8419
Description

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.

Public Notes

Formerly AIDS Legal Council of Chicago. 

Website Address
Address
Stuart G. Ferst School, 6050 N. California, Chicago, IL
60659
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-528-5766
Fax
773-537-2992
Parent Organization
Description

Services at the center and in the home are provided for enrolled families. Services include monthly play sessions for families of children with disabilities ages 0-6. Annual fee is $200 and a sliding scale is available. Also offers a toy-lending library for children with disabilities and their families.

AblePlay offers parents and educators ratings and reviews of toys for special needs children.

Website Address
Address
7541 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL
60645
Contact Person
Santosh Kumar, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-465-3105
Fax
773-465-0158
Description

Provides: community care program, hot meal program, senior opportunities and services, citizenship and immigration help, computer training, outreach and interpretation, light and heat energy assistance, English as a second language, youth program, and a summer youth program.

Website Address
Address
1577 Spring Hill Road, Suite 220, Vienna, VA
22182
Phone Number
703-942-5711
Fax
703-563-9504
Description

Professional association of attorneys dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to seniors and people with special needs. Elderlaw Membership Directory can be used for referrals.

Website Address
Address
228 Seventh Street, SE Washington, DC
20003
Phone Number
(202) 547-7424
Fax
(202) 547-3540
Description

Trade association for homecare, hospice and home health agencies. Home Care/Hospice Agency Locator is a comprehensive database of more than 20,000 home care and hospice agencies, searchable by zip code.

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
824 Dempster St., Evanston IL
60202
Contact Person
Tricia Luzadder
Phone Number
847-869-0000
Description

Combining efforts of two organizations, JJslist and Search Inc., No Boundaries helps persons with disabilities learn job and workplace skills. These include basic computer skills and communication skills, negotiating public transportation and soft skills such as appropriate workplace demeanor. For businesses, No Boundaries offers disability-awareness training. No Boundaries
is a private pay, tuition-based program. Sessions last 12-13 weeks.

Address
Adult Guardianship Division, Domestic Relations Division 69 W. Washingon St., 7th flr Chicago, IL 60602
Juvenile Division, 2245 W. Ogden Ave., 4th floor, Chicago, IL 60612
60602
Phone Number
312-433-4300
Description

The Office of the Cook County Public Guardian represents those persons routinely ignored by society. We have three divisions devoted to championing for the rights of children and adults.  In our Juvenile Division, we act as lawyers for abused and neglected children. In our Adult Guardianship Division, we act as guardian for adults with disabilities and their estates. Our third division, the Domestic Relations Division, focuses on representing children in highly contested custody cases.

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.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
Pace Headquarters
550 W. Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL
60005
Contact Person
Customer Relations
Phone Number
847-364-7223, option 3
Parent Organization
Description

Pace provides suburban bus, call-n-ride and dial-a-ride services as well as regional ADA paratransit, vanpool and rideshare matching services for the residents of 284 municipalities in Cook, Will, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties.

Address
355 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL
60202
Phone Number
(847) 316-6262 and Central Access number for intake: 708-410-0615
Parent Organization
Description

Provides specialized classes, support groups, substance abuse, and mental health treatment programs. Provides specialized outpatient care for a wide range of behavioral problems, including:
– Mood disorders such as depression
– Bipolar disorder (manic depression)
– Serious and longer-term mental illness (SMI)
– Anxiety disorders, including panic attacks and post-traumatic stress
– Obsessive-compulsive disorders
– Anger management
– Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia and overeating
– Addictive behaviors, including substance abuse and gambling
– Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

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

Most major insurance plans are accepted as well as Medicare and Medicaid. Discounted rates are available for those who qualify.

Public Notes

For immediate help, call 24/7 Crisis Hotline at (708) 681-4357.

Organization Name
Address
1555 Sherman Ave., no. 352, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Daniel Sullivan
Phone Number
847-864-4051 or 800-693-7672
Description

Not for profit community organization serving disabled persons and their families. The mission of Resources for Living, Inc. is to cultivate and promote respect for people with developmental disabilities by presenting opportunities for involvement in the community, providing support and accessibility in all cases for the person and his or her family, and creating learning environments wherein he or she may evolve and achieve full potential with dignity.

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

Address
6352 N. Lincoln Ave. 2nd Floor Chicago, IL
60659
Phone Number
773-775-4677
Parent Organization
Description

Right at Home offers caregiving services for almost any family and practically any situation. Our in-home care lets loved ones enjoy healthy lives in the comfort of a familiar environment. We tailor our care to your unique situation through a Custom Care Plan.
Right at Home is a leader in the in-home senior care industry. Our trained caregivers provide quality in-home care for seniors and disabled adults who need some assistance to maintain their independence.

Public Notes

We are an in-home care company that happens to operate through independently owned and operated home care franchisees. We’re not a franchise company trying to do business in the home care industry. Because of this, the safety and well being of our clients comes first for everyone.

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.

Address
RTA Customer Service
165 N. Jefferson St., Chicago, IL
60661
Contact Email
Phone Number
312-663-HELP (4357 voice); TTY: 312-913-3122
Description

CTA and Pace fixed route buses, the CTA “L” trains and Metra commuter rail service accomodations allow safe and easy travel for people with disabilities. ADA Paratransit is shared-ride, origin-to-destination transportation provided in the RTA region by Pace (the suburban bus division)for eligible persons. The RTA offers travel training to individuals who are eligible for ADA Paratransit and want to learn how to use fixed route or commuter rail services.
The RTA is committed to assuring that riders in our region—regardless of income, age or physical ability—have access to and understand how to use the region’s transit system. To achieve that, the RTA offers a range of customer services.

See http://www.rtachicago.com/rider-resources

Public Notes

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is the unit of local government charged with regional financial and budgetary oversight, funding and transit planning for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra and Pace bus and Pace Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Paratransit Service (also known as the Service Boards). The RTA region’s system provides more than two million rides each weekday on bus and rail services in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties.

Phone Number
708-383-0258 or 877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627)
Description

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans. Authorized by the Older Americans Act, the program provides training for low-income, unemployed seniors. Participants also have access to employment assistance through American Job Centers.

Participants work an average of 20 hours a week, and are paid the highest of federal, state or local minimum wage. This training serves as a bridge to unsubsidized employment opportunities for participants.

Participants must be at least 55, unemployed, and have a family income of no more than 125% of the federal poverty level. Enrollment priority is given to veterans and qualified spouses, then to individuals who are over 65, have a disability, have low literacy skills or limited English proficiency, reside in a rural area, are homeless or at risk of homelessness, have low employment prospects, or have failed to find employment after using services through the American Job Center system.

Public Notes

SCSEP grantees include state agencies and 15 national non-profit organizations. For more information on SCSEP programs in your area, use America’s Service Locator or call the Toll-Free Help Line at 1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627).

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
2116 Green Bay Rd. Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
1-800-772-1213
Parent Organization
Description

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes). It is designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people who have little or no income; and it provides cash to meet basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter.

Eligibility Criteria: Take the online Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool linked at www.ssa.gov to see if you are eligible for SSI. Low income adults over 65 are eligible even if not disabled. Disabled adults with substantial work experience are eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD).

Organization Name
Address
8050 Monticello, Skokie, IL
60076
Phone Number
773-572-5200, TTY 773-880-6263
Description

Serves adults with mental illness. Agency offers psychiatric consultation, case management, housing, employment skills development, job placement physical well-being services, education and substance abuse treatment. Services not covered by insurance are offered on a sliding scale. Programs are funded in part by the Evanston Mental Health Board.

Public Notes

4101 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago IL 60613
We offer 30 innovative programs at more than 90 locations throughout Chicago, the adjacent suburbs, and McHenry and Kankakee Counties. Services include assertive outreach, case management, housing, employment, education, psychiatry, primary care, substance abuse treatment, and research. Last year, Thresholds served more than 7,100 adults and youth, with 75% of services delivered out in the community, representing more than 400,000 hours of care.

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
5962 N. Elston Ave.
Chicago, IL
60646
Phone Number
(773) 774 – 7300
Fax
(773) 774 – 7313
Description

In-Home Physicians has served patients in the comfort & safety of their own homes since 1989.

Our Mission is to provide compassionate professional healthcare in the home or in an assisted living setting.

We have been members of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine since our inception in 1989. Our team of caring professionals excels in providing comprehensive in-home care. Our providers have small patient caseloads which assure that the patients’ needs are addressed quickly and competently. We are able to act as a permanent in-home primary provider or a temporary provider to assure smooth transition from a hospital or nursing home.

In addition, we work collaboratively with ancillary service providers such as skilled nursing agencies, social workers, case managers, discharge planners and other medical professionals. Our patients avoid unnecessary, traumatic and costly transportation to outside physician offices.

In-Home Physicians is the answer to all your in-home healthcare needs. Call our trained intake staff to find out more about our program.

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