Social Services

Organization Name
Address
Administration for Community Living
330 C St SW
Washington, DC
20201
Contact Email
Phone Number
AOA: (202) 401-4634, Eldercare Locater: (800) 677-1116
Parent Organization
Description

The Administration on Aging (AOA) is the principal agency of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA), as amended (42 U.S.C.A. § 3001 et seq.). The OAA promotes the well-being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities. The Act also empowers the federal government to distribute funds to the states for supportive services for individuals over the age of 60.

Also runs the Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services, Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs, Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services, Office for American Indian, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiian Programs. Office of Long-term Care Ombudsman Programs. and Older Americans Act and Aging Network.

Visit the links below for more information about the network and community-based organizations working to support older adults:

 

Address
1123 Emerson Street, #200, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Jeanie Ramsey, Exec. Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-864-7274
Fax
847-864-7295
Description

Argentium Care (formerly SASI) is a community-based nonprofit which helps seniors and other adults who, due to aging, illness or injury, need assistance at home. Agency provides caregivers who assist clients with personal care and other activities of daily living. Caregivers are Argentium employees; clients pay Argentium for services. Wellbeing call service is free of charge. Argentium Care is licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health to provide home care as a Home Services Agency.

In 2017, SASI merged with Senior Connections, which has become a free standing program of SASI. The Senior Connections program will remain free of charge to all participants.

Organization Name
Phone Number
312-655-7700
Description

Catholic Charities fulfills the Church’s role in the mission of charity to anyone in need by providing compassionate, competent and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities based on the value and dignity of human life.

Contact Person
Audrey L. Thompson, Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Phone Number
847-448-8250, 847-448-8173
Parent Organization
Description

The City of Evanston offers a special low-cost taxicab service to Evanston seniors over the age of 65, and residents with ambulatory disabilities who are income-eligible. The registered taxicab rider uses taxicab coupons in place of cash for each taxicab ride. The taxicab drivers are reimbursed by the City for each validated coupon. Service area includes anywhere in the City of Evanston with no in-between stops.

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
One Natural Resources Way, Suite 100, Springfield, IL 62702-1271
Phone Number
800-252-8966 – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 1-888-206-1327 (TTY)
Fax
217-785-4477
Parent Organization
Description

Professional staff briefly assess needs, send literature and write referrals for a range of services such as case management, Long-Term Care Ombudsman program, legal services, transportation, employment and nutrition services .

Address
6300 West Touhy Avenue Niles, IL
60714
Phone Number
847-410-5108
Description

The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

Address
6300 West Touhy Avenue Niles, IL
60714
Phone Number
847-410-5108
Description

The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

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.

Organization Name
Address
620 Madison St., Evanston, IL
Mailing: 535 Custer St., Evanston, IL 60202
60202
Contact Email
Phone Number
847- 869-0660
Description

Sunday Service 10:00am

The Harvest is a natural foods co-op offering fair prices on bulk foods and dairy products. Members of the co-op pay a small annual membership fee or volunteer at the co-op monthly.

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
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
810 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington DC
20420
Phone Number
Benefits:1-800-827-1000; Health Care:
1-877-222-VETS (8387); VA Inspector General: 1-800-488-8244; Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 Press 1
Address
600 West Cermak Road Suite 3D Chicago, IL 60616
60616
Phone Number
847-982-1800 or 312-427-6000, 888-949-1188
Fax
312- 427-6004
Description

Hospice care is an alternative to traditional health care specifically geared to the unique needs of terminally ill patients and their families by providing physical and emotional care to patients.

Unity Hospice helps patients:

Remain in the familiar setting of their home or long-term care facility
Realize relief from pain and discomfort
Remain as active as possible
Receive comfort and support so patients can maintain their self-control, independence, and dignity

Unity Hospice’s role is to provide professional medical care, to manage pain and other symptoms, and to meet the social, emotional, and spiritual needs of each patient and their family. It is our hope and belief that, through appropriate care, patients and their families can attain a meaningful degree of mental and spiritual preparation for death.

Public Notes

has locations in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri,
What’s Included in Unity Hospice Care?
Care provided by the entire hospice team: physician, nurse, social worker, certified nursing assistant, chaplain, dietitian, pharmacist, and volunteers.
Care is individualized and based on the patient’s and family’s goals of comfort and quality of life.
Supplies, equipment and medications.
Service where the patient resides.
Inpatient services for management of any acute symptoms.
Spiritual enrichment and bereavement counseling.
Ancillary Therapies: Music, Physical/Occupational, Speech, Massage, Pet, etc.
Ability to provide education to caregivers and family members.
On-call nurse available 24/7.
Volunteers providing special attention and stimulation.
Assistance with advance directives and community support.

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