Evanston, IL 60201
P.O. Box 63
South Holland, IL 60473
Chicagoland Prison Outreach exists to ministers to those who have been incarcerated, and their families by providing chaplaincy services, Vocational training, food assistance, compassionate products such as school supplies, Thanksgiving baskets, and Christmas gifts for the children. The goal of Chicagoland Prison Outreach is to build relationships with those that have been incarcerated to help restore them to society, and assist their families during the transition. We also provide trauma coaching/counseling to support both those that are incarcerated, and their families. This process will help to reduce recidivism.
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.
Cub Scouts from Oakton Elementary School (Pack 916), Pope John XXIII School (Pack 918), Washington Elementary School (Pack 927) and Dawes Elementary School (Pack 932) join together for fun, service, learning and character-building activities.
Offers family support programs, literacy programs and parenting programs, as well as vocational, health and social programs for pre-teens, teens and teen parents, and their adult families.
Family Advocacy Center provides comprehensive services and resources for families in need and specialized services are available for those families who are currently involved with DCFS and other child welfare agencies. Contact Vanessa Allen-Graves, 847-475-7570 x15.
North Shore Senior Center's Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program, which is operated and overseen by staff in our Niles Senior & Family Services Office, provides information and assistance for older adults who are raising young children.
Through this program, seniors can receive emotional support, parenting education, respite and financial counseling/assistance while they navigate the challenges of raising their grandchildren.
Participants meet monthly at the Levy Senior Center in Evanston. The meetings include a healthy meal and separate activities for the grandchildren, whose parents are absent for many reasons, including incarceration, addiction and mental health issues.
Case managers on staff at North Shore Senior Center's Niles Senior & Family Services Office act as program facilitators. Guest speakers are often invited to address such topics as discipline, promoting educational achievement, teen dating and understanding social media.
Resource center providing educational support, mentoring, community, and formation for interfaith and interchurch families, and the clergy and religious communities that serve them.
Special community offered include: Hebrew Naming and Baptism for children, "Under 5's" for parents of young children to share examples and be role models, The Union School for children
beginning in Kindergarten (Sunday mornings from 10:45-11:45am), and interfaith masses, Shabbats, and weddings.
International organization helps mothers breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education and promotes a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
Variety of programs geared for ages 55 and over. Programs include health/exercise, dance, sports, arts, trips, and concerts.
Hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Fitness Room For Levy Center members,hours are Mon.-Fri.,7am to 9pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am to 2pm. For non-members,hours are Mon.-Fri., 7am-9am and 5-9pm; Sat. and Sun.9am-2pm.
Are you a new mother looking for additional emotional support? Do you have questions about your baby's development? Join the Mom Network, a weekly support group for new mothers that provides parenting support and information. Topics covered in the weekly meetings are determined by participants and typically include "the baby blues," fatigue, feeding issues and more. Free to attend; maximum of 20 attendees. For more information and to register, please call 773.665.3605.
Non-profit community group's mission is to improve the quality of life for African American males in the Evanston Community by strengthening family structure, improving the social economic, spiritual and educational conditions that affect the African American male. The outcome would be an end of the killing, violence and incarceration among young African American males in the Evanston Community.
Mentoring Programs and Healing Hearts, a bereavement support group.
Support group for mothers of multiple birth children, multiple children born within six months of each other, or anyone expecting multiples. Semi-annual resale occurs in the Fall and Spring, usually in September/October and March/April at the Unitarian Church of Evanston. Contact the either MOM or the Unitarian Church for more information about the sale.
An independent, non-sectarian, non-profit organization for parents with young children offering playgroups, lectures, a babysitting co-op, various social groups, a newsletter, and special events.
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The Pride Youth Program offers social, support, and leadership programming for more than 250 LGBTQ+ youth ages 4-24 and their families from across Chicago’s northern suburbs. Our prideCONNECT, prideSUPPORT, and prideLEAD programs offer a variety of opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender youth, and youth who are questioning their sexual and/or gender identities to build relationships, get support, and lead their communities. The Pride Youth Program is guided by our core values: inclusion, hope, non-punitive accountability, partnership, and responsiveness.
Upcoming events and crisis resources available here.
SOUTHEAST EVANSTON PARENTS ASSOCIATION (SEPA) was founded in August 1996, by a group of mostly single low-income parents wanting to make a difference in their lives and lives of their children, and the Evanston community. This not for profit grassroots organization determined to challenge parents, schools and their local government.