Financial

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
2100 Ridge Ave. Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
311 or 847-448-4311
Parent Organization
Description

The General Assistance Program is a locally administered program by the City of Evanston which is mandated by the State of Illinois and funded by the tax payers of Evanston.  The City of Evanston General Assistance Program provides assistance (up to $500.00 monthly) to persons who are not eligible for any other state or federal financial assistance programs and who do not have income or resources to provide for their basis needs.  The goals of the City General Assistance program is to prepare and assist individuals with becoming employment ready and is accomplished through various different programs administered by the City.

Public Notes

Programs & Services Provided
• Job Club
• Independent Documented Job Search
• Work Site Training Program
• 50/50 Work Program
• Adult Basic Education and GED Preparation
• Counseling Services
• Access-To-Care Services
• Coast-2-Coast Prescription Drug Program
• Medical Assistance
• Notary on site

Address
2116 Green Bay Rd., Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
800-772-1213; 800-325-0778
Parent Organization
Public Notes

Open Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Except Federal Holidays (All offices now close at noon on Wednesdays.

Address
Bureau of Consumer Protection
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
20580
Phone Number
toll free 877-FTC-HELP (382-4357)
Parent Organization
Description

Information source for consumer frauds and scams, recalled products, filing a consumer complaint, reporting identity theft, getting your free credit reports, registering for the Do Not Call list, and other consumer issues.

Public Notes

Midwest Region
Federal Trade Commission
55 West Monroe Street, Suite 1825
Chicago, IL 60603

Address
8020 St. Louis Ave., Skokie, IL
60076
Phone Number
General: 847- 745-3200; TTY: 866-321-8261
Fax
Fax: 847-745-3276
Description

Provides medical assistance for children and adults, financial assistance for adults with children, and food stamps.  Receives applications for Cash, SNAP, and Medical Assistance by fax, mail or in person.

Organization Name
Address
350 N. Orleans, Suite C2-100, Chicago, IL
60654
Phone Number
312.409.1555
Description

Free tax preparation and college financial aid form (FAFSA) assistance for low-income families and individuals, in communities throughout the Chicago area and suburban locations, by appointment. Tax help sessions are held at the Evanston Public Library.

(Formerly Center for Economic Progress.)

Organization Name
Address
1880 Oak Ave, Evanston IL
60201
Phone Number
847-501-5760
Fax
847-905-0523
Description

Open Communities’ mission is to educate, advocate and organize to promote just and inclusive communities in north suburban Chicago. We seek to eradicate housing discrimination, in all of its forms and against all persons, because of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, disability, familial status, or source of income. Quality housing is a human right; fair housing is the law.

To further our goal of promoting housing justice, Open Communities engages in activities that encourage fair housing practices, including landlord-tenant dispute resolution, foreclosure prevention counseling, community education, and advocacy to make our communities more welcoming for everyone.

Serving: Highwood, Highland Park, Deerfield, Northbrook, Glencoe, Northfield, Winnetka, Glenview, Kenilworth, Wilmette, Evanston, Skokie, Morton Grove, Park Ridge, Niles, Golf and Lincolnwood.
Services:
•Fair Housing Enforcement and Education
•Foreclosure & Predatory Lending Prevention
•Landlord/Tenant Complaint Investigation

Hours of Operations: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Open Communities fights discrimination through Fair Housing education and advocacy; counsels local homeowners in Foreclosure Prevention; and works to create better living environments through its Landlord and Tenant Advice Program.
Open Communities trains and sends volunteers into the field to pose as home-seekers – renters or buyers. Volunteers submit factual reports of their experience to help determine if a pattern of discrimination exists. Individuals from all ethnic and racial groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about becoming a Civil Right Investigator: 847-501-5760.

Address
1403 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL Mailing: PO Box 171
60201
Contact Person
Latoya Johnson (Social Worker)
Phone Number
847- 866-9770
Fax
847- 866-9784
Parent Organization
Description

Offers a variety of social services targeted toward low income families and individuals.

Emergency Service Schedule: Food Pantry: Friday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Utilities, Rental/Mortgage Assistance- By Appointment Only

Monday: Prayer Chain – 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer Meeting – 6:00 p.m. Bible Study – 6:30 p.m. Women’s Club- 7:30 p.m. Men’s Club – 7:30 p.m. Fellowship Meal

Counseling: Christian counseling, substance abuse counseling.
Food Assistance: Food vouchers (redeemable at Jewel on Chicago Avenue), canned goods and clothing vouchers for the needy.
Housing: Rent and utilities assistance (when funds are available).
After School Program:
For children ages 5 – 13, Monday – Friday between 3pm to 6pm. Transportation from Evanston schools,snack and homework assistance provided for a monthly fee. Extended care may be available.
Character Building Program:
Adventure Corps (boys ages 6-12),Sunbeams (girls 6-11),Girls Guards (girls 12-18) and Teen Reflection Cell Group (a drop-in time for teens 13-18). Meets Fridays 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Youth Music Program:
Activities for youth include Singing Company (ages 6-10),Junior Choir (ages 10-17),Junior Band (ages 13 and older) and Instructional Band (ages 6-15)
Summer Day Camp:
A day camp is offered for 8 weeks during the summer for children ages 5-12, between 7:30 am – 5:45pm, Monday through Friday.

Women’s Programs also available, including sewing and Zumba groups

Address
8020 N. St. Louis Ave., Skokie IL
60076
Contact Person
Illinois Department of Human Services
Phone Number
847-745-3200
Description

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps) helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health.

Benefits are provided on the Illinois Link Card – an electronic card that is accepted at most grocery stores. The program is managed by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture. The Department of Human Services administers the program in Illinois.

Eligibility guidelines on webpage. SNAP program also functions as an agricultural subsidy and can be used at some farmer’s markets. Most local grocers accept SNAP except for heated food. Can be used for caffeinated beverages but not alcohol or tobacco.

Public Notes

ILDHS also administers cash assistance (aka Public Aid) and MEDICAID.

Organization Name
Address
737 Reba Place (basement), Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-869-0660
Description

A free thrift store, offering free clothing, books and household items. Open every Saturday, 10 AM to 1 PM. Accepting donations during open hours only.

The Pick is a decades-old institution in South Evanston and serves all who come through its doors. youth and other volunteers learn work skills, build community, and gain confidence from serving their neighbors.

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.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1215 Church Street, Evanston, IL 60201
60201
Contact Person
Karen Singer, President/CEO
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-864-8445
Fax
847-864-8498
Parent Organization
Description

YWCA Evanston/North Shore is a social justice organization working in the areas of racial justice and civil rights, women’s empowerment and economic advancement, and health and safety of women and girls. Learn more about YWCA programs and services below:

Domestic Violence Services: www.ywca-ens.org/what-we-do/domestic-violence-program
Relationship Violence Prevention: www.ywca-ens.org/what-we-do/violence-prevention
Women’s Economic Empowerment: www.ywca-ens.org/what-we-do/womens-empowerment
Racial Justice Initiatives: www.ywca-ens.org/what-we-do/racial-justice
Flying Fish Aquatics: www.ywca-ens.org/what-we-do/flying-fish-aquatics

24-hour hotline for domestic abuse victims: 847-864-8780 or (toll free) 877-718-1868.

Organization Name
Address
Evanston Vocational School:
2101 Dempster
Evanston, IL 60201

Administrative Offices:
P.O. Box 63
South Holland, IL 60473
60201
Contact Person
Glenn Spoolstra
Phone Number
708-331-3301 x102
Description

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.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
Adler University
17 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL
60602
Contact Email
Phone Number
312-662-4000
Fax
312-662-4099
Description

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