General Social Service Organizations

Address
First United Methodist Church, 516 Church St., Evanston IL
60201
Contact Person
Bundled Blessings Committee Co-Chairs: Sue Hagedorn and Nancy Brown
Phone Number
847-864-6181 ext. 226
Description

Bundled Blessings makes monthly distributions of diapers to twelve social service agencies in the Evanston area, and has diaper drop-off barrels in five locations throughout Evanston and one in Morton Grove.

Locations accepting public donations include:

1. First United Methodist Church of Evanston
516 Church Street, Evanston
2. Little Beans Café
430 Asbury Avenue, Evanston
3. Evanston Public Library (located in the children’s area)
1703 Orrington Avenue, Evanston

 

 

Public Notes

Our current partner agencies are:

Childcare Network of Evanston
Connections for the Homeless
District 65 Doorway to Learning Child Care Center
District 65 Early Head Start Program
District 65 Home Visiting Program
Family Advocacy Center at Family Focus
Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, Teen Baby Family Support Program
Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, Baby Toddler Nursery
Y.O.U., Street Outreach Program

Address
25 East Washington Street, Suite 1515, Chicago, IL
60602
Contact Person
Cara Hendrickson, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
312-641-5570
Fax
312-641-5454
Description

Founded in 1969, this public charity consists of a staff of lawyers and policy specialists who use legal and policy research, advocacy, organizing, litigation and collaboration with non-profits, business, community and governmental organizations to improve Affordable Housing, Public Housing, Public Education and Political Reform.

Organization Name
Address
113 Custer Ave., Evanston IL
60202
Phone Number
847-970-1010
Fax
847-425-3607
Description

CarePoint delivers social services to marginalized and underprivileged populations acutely affected by HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and STDs, substance abuse, incarceration, homelessness and youth at risk.

Hours: Weekdays 10am-4pm

Public Notes

Advocacy: information, guidance and referrals for obtaining social services of all kinds
HIV testing and prevention: confidential and anonymous free HIV rapid tests and HIV risk reduction counseling, safer sex supplies, offered on site and through outreach.
Harm reduction: outreach to intravenous drug users, which includes syringe exchange, hepatitis and HIV risk reduction counseling, Naloxone overdose prevention training, safer sex supplies.
Hepatitis C testing and prevention: confidential and anonymous hepatitis C testing and viral hepatitis risk reduction counseling
Job center: computers, telephone access and job search skills training for the homeless, formerly incarcerated, residents of halfway homes and other clients.
Access to Recovery: substance abuse counseling and transportation assistance (CTA passes) for formerly incarcerated men and women on probation or parole.
Youth at risk: academic tutoring, drug prevention education, safer sex education, free enrollment for Chicago Park District sports programs and referrals for other social services.
Services to clients on probation, parole and in the criminal justice system.

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.

Website Address
Address
2010 Dewey Ave, Lower Level
60201
Contact Person
Terrie Campbell
Phone Number
(312) 782-CEDA (2332) or (312) 446-9228 (WIC)
Description

CEDA offers a variety of programs and services in the areas of community and economic development, education, emergency assistance, employment and training, energy conservation and services, health and nutrition, and housing.

The CEDA Regional Community Service Center in Evanston offers Family Support and Community Engagement (FSACE) and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) programs.

Public Notes

Several programs for people in need, including housing and employment counseling, financial counseling, home repair services and registration for the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) program which provides nutrition for pregnant women and children under 5.

Address
2100 Ridge Avenue, Suite 2402, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Savannah Clement, Housing Policy and Planning Analyst
Phone Number
847-448-8679
Parent Organization
Description

In order to protect and promote the public health, safety, and welfare of the residents, the City Council establishes a Housing and Homelessness Commission (“Commission”) to provide for the planning, expansion, maintenance, conservation and rehabilitation of Evanston’s housing stock. The Commission shall also work to maintain and expand affordable housing for Evanston’s low, moderate, and middle income residents. The Commission will be responsive to needs for change in housing related matters to maintain a diverse residential environment throughout the community and to combat homelessness. The Commission will provide recommendations on funding and policies to carry out City Council priorities related to housing and homelessness. (Ord. No. 94-O-17 , § 2, 12-11-2017)

# OF MEMBERS: Nine (9) members.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Commission consists of nine (9) members who serve without compensation and are residents of the City of Evanston. In appointing new members to the Commission, the Mayor will consider knowledge, familiarity, and/or experience with local housing issues, homelessness and affordable housing issues, different housing populations in Evanston including seniors, the different types of housing stock in Evanston, renter and homeowner housing issues, and housing development and financing for public and private sectors. At least one (1) member of the Commission must be an alderman. All members must be residents of the City of Evanston.

TERM: 3 years, may serve a second term.

MEETING DATE: First Thursday of every month, at 7:00 p.m.

PLACE: Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, Room 2402

REPORTS TO: Planning and Development Committee

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
2120 Lincoln Ave. Evanston, IL (St. Matthew’s Church)
60201
Contact Person
Harriet Brandt, coordinator
Phone Number
Main: (847) 902-0320; 847-869-4850 (for St. Matthew’s Church)
Fax
847-869-4701
Description

An interfaith volunteer program of trained volunteers providing free supportive services to frail, chronically ill, disabled, and lonely individuals of any age or economic status.

Services provided by Faith in Action include: Friendly visiting; shopping assistance; light housework/chores; transportation; telephone assistance; reading and listening.

Address
1509 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Sue Murphy, Administrative Director
Phone Number
847-475-1150
Description

Provides services for the homeless at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, including employment counseling, spiritual guidance, nutritious snacks, medical, mental health and educational referrals. Facilities may be used for grooming.

Mon-Fri 7-11 a.m.

 

Address
7648 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL
60626
Contact Person
Bruce Rasey, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-262-6622
Fax
773-262-6645
Description

Howard Area Community Center is a social service agency that provides affordable and free education, employment, and health assistance programs for the greater Rogers Park area. HACC has four sites: the Main Center, the Youth Center, the Employment Resource Center, and the Sheila Reynolds Berner Family Center. All of our services and location addresses are on the website at www.howardarea.org/

Address
P.O. Box 1414, Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Person
Sue Murphy, Executive Director
Phone Number
847-475-1150
Description

An organization that links members of over 50 Evanston religious organizations and facilitates cooperative work for the hungry and homeless, interfaith dialogue and community building. Outreach projects include soup kitchens, warming centers and the Hospitality Center for the Homeless. Annual Vision-Keeper Dinner for members. Sponsors annual Evanston Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at various houses of worship.

Warming Centers are located in the facilities of member houses of worship and are staffed by volunteers. The Centers open in November and continue through March.
Hospitality Center for the Homeless located at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, offers social services and referrals weekdays from 7-11 am.
Producemobile provides distribution of free produce on the second Tuesday of each month, from 9:30-11:30 am. at Robert Crown Center.
Soup Kitchens are run by teams of volunteers in several locations.
Overnight Emergency Shelter: The Emergency Overnight Shelter is open every
night from mid November through March, at 6 different faith communities,
from 9pm to 7am.

Organization Name
Address
A JUST HARVEST, 7649 N. Paulina St., Chicago, IL. 60626, Northside P.O.W.E.R., 7659 N. Paulina St., Chicago, IL
60626
Contact Person
Christine Wellman, Office Manager, 773- 262-2297, christine@ajustharvest.org
Phone Number
773- 262-2297
Fax
773- 262-7872
Description

A Just Harvest’s Community Kitchen serves dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the weekends and national holidays. The Producemobile stops on the third Monday of every month(except January)from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Northside P.O.W.E.R. works on issues that address the causes of hunger and poverty and recruits and trains community leaders.
Genesis Project seeks to create meaningful employment and economic opportunities for the community.

Public Notes

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 608033, Chicago, IL 60626

Address
820 Davis Street, Suite 218 | Evanston, Illinois 60201; 5210 Main Street | Skokie, Illinois 60077
60201
Contact Person
Roxanne Nava, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-425-7500
Fax
847-676-8135
Parent Organization
Description

Adult Protective Services provides support to seniors and adults with disabilities and investigates any allegations of abuse or neglect. Counseling & Family Services: A variety of counseling programs offered for families, individuals, and youth, case management, linkage to legal aid and support groups. Child & Adolescent Mental Health: A program that promotes psychological, social and emotional development through individual, family, community support and linkage to psychiatric services. Family Support and Prevention: A program for Evanston residents that enhancing parenting skills and family functioning. Adoption Preservation: A program that offers home-based services for adoptive and subsidized guardianship families. Parenting Fundamentals: An evidenced-based parenting course that gives parents the skills to help their children live fulfilling and productive lives.
Serving Evanston, Skokie, Niles, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, and Golf.

Address
2000 Greenleaf Street, Suite 5, Evanston, IL
Contact Person
Lisabeth Gansberg, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-439-4751
Fax
847-430-4752
Parent Organization
Description

Random Acts of Flowers recycles and repurposes flowers by engaging dedicated volunteer teams to deliver beautiful bouquets and moments of kindness to individuals in healthcare facilities across the country.

As a recycling “green” nonprofit organization run almost entirely by volunteers, Random Acts of Flowers is committed to nourishing the health of the environment, individuals, and the community.

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

Organization Name
Address
1577 Florence Ave Evanston, Illinois
60201
Contact Person
Ann Rhomberg, Exexcutive Director
Phone Number
847-328-7748
Fax
847-574-7491
Description

Christian mission supports four primary programs – General Surgery, Gynecological Surgery, Heart Surgery, and Neurosurgery – serving the poor year-round through local surgeons. Medical mission trips support these programs and focus on bringing US doctors and nurses to Bolivia and Paraguay to train and equip the local medical community to better serve their citizens. Additionally, once a year, Multi-specialty Medical Mission Trip brings clinical and surgical US doctors and nurses to heal those living in poverty in Bolivia.

Public Notes

In a spirit of mutuality, we build a healthier future for the people of Bolivia and Paraguay through domestic and international partnerships. We train and equip their medical communities, empowering them to provide high-complexity surgery and other health care for those living in poverty.

Address
31 Wellington Ave, Mundelein, IL
60060
Contact Person
Lucia Norris, President
Phone Number
224-489-5121
Fax
224-778-5027
Description

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.

Public Notes

Meets monthly. Southeast Evanston Parents Association (“SEPA) is a grassroots not for profit organization made up of adults concerned about families in the community. SEPA’s mission is to have the best housing, schools, recreation, childcare, and out of school activities for all students. SEPA’s purpose is to render aid to poor students, including supply of books and other materials. Additionally, SEPA plans to provide training and support for parents of students in the community to help the students thrive in school. This help will come in the form of training seminars to assist parents in becoming involved in their children’s education; in creating a conducive learning environment at home; training seminars to help parents learn how to help their children in their studies; and help to families to prevent any obstacles in the home that could deter from the child’s learning. .

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.

Website Address
Address
333 S Wabash Ave., 30th Floor, Chicago, IL
60604
Contact Person
Gwen Sims
Phone Number
312-906-2350
Fax
312-876-0199
Description

United Way helps donors by channelling their gifts to organizations addressing Evanston’s most pressing human needs; supports 30 member agencies in Evanston, including daycare, substance abuse programs, senior services, shelters, and family services.

As the largest private funder of human services in the region, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago understands that quality delivery of human services is critical to both serving our most vulnerable citizens, and to improving the economic future of our state.

Organization Name
Address
1901 Howard St, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Betsy Tolbert, Team Leader
Phone Number
847-332-1019 or 877-927-8387
Fax
847-332-1024
Parent Organization
Description

Offers mental health and substance abuse counseling for veterans. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged.

Open 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday, but in an effort to better serve veterans and family members, upon request, Vet Centers will provide services after normal work hours and/or on weekends.

Address
7060 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL
60626
Contact Email
Phone Number
872-216-7058
Description

Nonprofit corporation working to significantly reduce illiteracy, unemployment, youth gang activity, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and homelessness.

Organization Name
Address
6328 N. California Ave
Chicago, IL
60659
Phone Number
773-973-4444
Description

Since its beginnings, the Indo-American Center has welcomed people of any nationality or creed. The agency serves over 30,000 from over 35 countries people annually and provides comprehensive support through the following interrelated programs and services.

Adult Literacy
Cyriac D. Kappil Legal Clinic
Immigration & Citizenship
Public Benefits
Senior Services
Workforce Development
Youth Development

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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