Youth Services

Address
P.O. Box 608548, Chicago, IL
60660
Contact Person
Shailushi Ritchie, Executive Director, x114
Phone Number
24-hour crisis line: 800-603-HELP (4357); Office: 773-274-5232; TTY: 773-274-6508
Fax
773-262-2543
Description

Support for survivors of domestic violence and their non-abusive family members. Located in Rogers Park but serves Evanston residents. Provides comprehensive services including crisis support, individual/family/group counseling, children’s counseling, court advocacy at the Chicago Domestic Violence Courthouse and at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse, and prevention education.

Public Notes

Formerly Friends of Battered Women and Their Children

No fee for services

Address
1100 North Laramie Avenue Wilmette, IL
60091-1021
Contact Person
Karen Croteau, President
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-920-2783
Fax
847-512-0984
Description

The program:

Scholarship residential program that serves academically talented and financially in-need youth from middle school through high school.
Support continues for Scholars financially, emotionally and otherwise through college and into career entry.
Provides children with long-term adult relationships and positive mentoring.
Funded exclusively through private sector donations.

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
Family Focus, 2010 Dewey, Third Floor, Evanston, IL; Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave, Evanston , IL
60201
Contact Person
Olivia Bus, Intake Coordinator
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-885-0100
Fax
847-885-0187
Description

Offers a wide range of services to families affected by child sexual abuse, including counseling, support and survivors groups, crisis intervention and case management.

Organization Name
Address
Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Jelani Summers
Phone Number
847-448-8254
Fax
847-328-2026
Description

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.

Organization Name
Address
PO Box 12, Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Person
Tiffany Rice
Phone Number
847-461-3233
Description

Non-profit created in memory of Dajae Coleman, an ETHS freshman, who was shot in Evanston in September 2012. DC3F offers programs that motivate the youth and instill positive values that help guide them such as homework help and tutoring to Evanston Pride Feeder Basketball Program participants.
The Dajae Coleman Achievement Award recognizes two Evanston Township High School freshman students, chosen by Humanities teachers, for their leadership capabilities and ability to honor the values articulated by Dajae’s life and ethics. Winners of the Award receive $1000 scholarships to be applied toward their post-secondary education.

Website Address
Address
P.O. Box 618, Evanston IL
60204
Contact Person
President Soror Michelle James Ph.D
Parent Organization
Description

Purpose is to establish, maintain and encourage high cultural, intellectual moral standards among its members, to engage in public service programs, and to promote and encourage achievement in education by granting scholarships to high school graduates from the Evanston area.
Youth programs: Delta Academy, Delta Gems and EMBODI.

Public Notes

A private, non-profit organization of more than 200,000 predominately Black college educated women, in 900 chapters, providing assistance and support in local communities throughout the world. The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, Political Awareness and Involvement.

Organization Name
Address
1234 Sherman Avenue, Suite 214 Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Steve Newman, Founder and Executive Director
Phone Number
(847) 866-0252
Description

Evanston Scholars is a non-profit organization that improves college access and success for a diverse group of ambitious, underserved Evanston students, starting with the college admissions process and continuing until graduation. The comprehensive, six-year program offers workshops, mentors, SAT/ACT prep, and college counseling to students lacking financial, academic, family and/or community resources.

Website Address
Address
1500 McDaniel Ave,, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Tracy Gallun & Debbie Singer – 2019-2020 Co Presidents
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-859-8018 (Leave message)
Description

Collects and distributes school clothing to children in need enrolled in District 65 schools. Parents may apply for services through their school’s health clerk, social worker or principal. Clothing donations accepted. Volunteers needed for variety of positions.

Public Notes

Accepting donations at a drop box on the west side of the Joseph E. Hill Education Center at 1500 McDaniel Ave.

Address
2010 Dewey Avenue
Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Colette Allen, Center Director, Evanston
Phone Number
847-475-7570
Fax
847-475-7590
Parent Organization
Description

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.

Organization Name
Address
Family Matters, 7731 N. Marshfield Ave., Chicago, IL
60626
Contact Person
Kim DeLong
Phone Number
773-465-6011 x 110
Fax
773-465-6425
Description

A family-centered organization in the North of Howard neighborhood that seeks to build and strengthen the community through programs that support personal growth and leadership.

Programs:
Family Connections– after-school program, ages 5-12
Teen Boys and Teen Girls– Brothers of New Directions (BOND) (high school) and Brothers on the Move (BOM) (middle school), Sisters of Strength (14-19) and Sisters of Unity (11-13)
Evening Tutoring is available.

 

Organization Name
Address
1440 Renaissance Drive, Suite 240, Park Ridge, IL
60068
Contact Person
Kris Salyards, Executive Director
Phone Number
Emergency Hotline: 847-297-8541
Description

The Harbour is a community based agency providing essential services to homeless, runaway, locked out and neglected adolescent girls ages 12-21 primarily in the north suburbs and northwest suburbs of Cook County. Also offers a transitional living program for girls aged 16-21, providing housing for up to a year.

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/

Website Address
Address
2200 Main St, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Cass Wolfe, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-491-9650
Fax
847-491-9410
Description

Founded in 1913, the non-profit oversees 2 full-day child care nurseries: Baby Toddler Nursery for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old and Teen Baby Nursery full-day child care for infants and toddlers whose parents attend Evanston Township High School, located in the Family Focus Building. Caseworkers make weekly visits to the 70 families enrolled in the Family Support Program to connect parents with resources, help them cope with their child’s development and understand that they are their child’s first teacher.

Address
1900A Dempster, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Charles Jefferson, Communications Manager
Phone Number
847-492-1410
Fax
847-859-5836
Description

The Moran Center’s attorneys and social workers provide integrated legal and social work services to address the critical needs of Evanston youth and their families. The Moran Center’s services are free to qualifying individuals. Our Expungement & Sealing Help Desk at the Skokie Courthouse serves any individual with a Cook County criminal record, regardless of age or income. For all other programs, participants must be (1) 26 or younger (or a parent of someone 26 or younger), (2) at or below 80% of poverty as determined by HUD, and (3) reside within the City of Evanston or attend school in Evanston.

We believe all children and their families deserve quality legal representation regardless of their ability to pay. Our talented, experienced legal team advocates for children and their families to ensure they have equal access to justice in:

Our legal representation is combined with social work services for a non-traditional approach that leverages the request for legal assistance to help youth and their families address social and emotional challenges at home, in school, or in social interaction with others. Our social workers provide outreach, case management, short-term crisis intervention, and individual counseling.

Address
4833 N. Francisco Ave., Chicago, IL
60625
Phone Number
773-769-3500
Description

Lawrence Hall is a not-for-profit child welfare agency established to assist at-risk youth and their families through a seamless delivery of services designed to develop the self-worth, knowledge, and skills they need to lead independent and productive lives.

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.

Organization Name
Address
5940 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL
60660
Contact Person
Karen Thomson
Phone Number
847-869-7323
Fax
847-869-7325
Description

Non-profit promotes literacy among young people through reading and poetry writing. Weekly book groups led by professionals provide a safe place where young people can develop literacy, communication, and critical thinking skills. Family Literacy programs inspire young parents to read to their children.

Sponsors training programs for schools, libraries, and agencies interested in developing book groups for young people.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1000 Grove St., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Sandra (Candy) Falcon for Men’s Residence
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-475-7400, ext. 214
Fax
847-475-7959
Description

Sports, fitness, and wellness programs for preschoolers through senior citizens. Offers daycare and after school enrichment programs, summer camps, tutoring, dance classes and music lessons, American Red Cross courses, swimming and a variety of sports programs. Active volunteer program.
Birthday party rentals.
Preschool/Daycare Child Care center, preschool music, swimming, kindergarten readiness
Youth/Teens trips, tutoring and mentoring, special programming
Summer Day Camps

Organization Name
Address
P.O. Box 6471, Evanston, IL
60204-6471
Contact Person
Cathy Key-Payne and Wendy Weaver, Co-Founders
Description

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.

Address
2650 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Nancy Zinamon
Phone Number
847.570.2500 (the Access Center)
Description

The Bridges Early Childhood and Adolescent Program serves the needs of children and adolescents, insured and uninsured children between the ages of 3 and 17 who have been diagnosed with, or are at risk for mental illness, or emotional, behavioral and/or developmental delay.

Organization Name
Address
906 Davis St., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Christine McCall
Phone Number
847-492-1778
Fax
847-492-0320
Description

Treatment for drug dependency and addiction. Extensive substance abuse prevention counseling for adults and youth.
Youth early intervention program for at-risk teens, outpatient program for teens who meet the diagnostic criteria for substance abuse diagnosis, and intensive treatment program for teens struggling with substance abuse and addiction.

Individualized treatment plan for young adults and adults struggling with substance abuse and addiction.
Specialized treatment for older adults with alcohol, prescription and/or illegal drug misuse or abuse problems.

For more information, contact Christine McCall, Clinical Director, 847-492-1778, cmccall@peerservices.org

Address
1000 Grove Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Mallory Deprekel
Phone Number
847-475-7400 x221
Parent Organization
Description

Project SOAR is a one on one Mentoring Program that matches boys and girls ages 7-16 in need of emotional support and guidance with responsible adult role models who provide positive and stable relationships. The Mentor spends 3-4 hours per week with their mentee and there is a 1 year committment. Children are referred from schools, police department, other social agencies and the Y staff while the mentors are caring adults from the community and Northwestern University.
As mentors, adults are encouraged to be a friend and provide a stable, caring relationship with a younger person. Together they’ll also participate in group activities like bowling, skiing, camping, and sporting events.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
614 Dempster St. Suite C
Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Stephanie Garrity, Executive Director; Paula Carter, Administrative Assistant
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-952-1770
Fax
847-952-1774
Description

Rainbows for All Children (Rainbows) is dedicated to being the premier source of support for all youth as they navigate grief and heal from loss, whether from death, divorce, deployment, or other trauma. Rainbows fosters awareness that youth require support to heal. We nurture a community of effective Rainbows-trained Facilitators, supported with a repository of resources designed to guide youth in their grieving process.

Public Notes

No fee for services.

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
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
1825 Asbury, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Claire Caragher, President
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-866-7282
Description

The Fund donates scholarships to public school children from families with limited financial resources for quality, fee-based summer programs. The Fund also sponsors Ted Fund Tuesdaysa weekly tutoring and mentoring program for adults and children, grades 3-6, on Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm. at the YMCA.
Oasis Summer Day Camp

Public Notes

LINK TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS: In partnership with District 65, scholarships are awarded annually to students in the third grade on the basis of need. To provide maximum benefit, each scholarship continues for three consecutive years. Since 2004, we have sent approximately 100 kids to camp annually, representing all Evanston public elementary schools.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1187 Wilmette Avenue , PMB 152 Wilmette, Illinois
60091
Contact Person
Cynthia Doucette, Executive Director; Abby Brown, Associate Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
(847) 256-5288
Fax
(847) 256-5282
Description

Teen drop-in center in Wilmette, supervised by staff trained to communicate with teens, to assess their needs, and to create programs that enhance skills and promote growth toward becoming responsible adults. Evanston teens are welcome. Offers youth counseling, chat sessions, study nights, music and recreational programs.

Hours are  Tuesday-Thursday: 4:00-8:00 pm
Friday: 4:00-9:00 pm
Saturday:  7:00-9:00 pm

Public Notes

Located in Wilmette, Illinois, in Howard Park, just South and East of St. Joseph’s Church, on the far East end of the main Park District building.

Address
1911 Church St., Evanston, IL 60202
60202
Contact Person
Maggie Blinn DiNovi, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-866-1200 ext. 244
Fax
847-866-9143
Description

Youth have vastly different opportunity sets based on their income, race, culture, gender identity, and sexual orientation. These gaps in opportunity prevent many youth from realizing their fullest potential.

We utilize three strategies — Advance, Build, and Catalyze — to close this opportunity gap and prepare youth for post-secondary and life success. Across these strategies, we seek to build deep, caring relationships with youth, their families, and the community institutions around them.  For all youth, Y.O.U. provides both academic support and enrichment programming. Academic support includes support with independent learning assignments, tutoring, goal setting, and social-emotional check-ins. Current enrichment programming includes a focus on team building, literacy, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), and social justice. All of our clinical and outreach services, including counseling, case management, and our 24/7 youth housing hotline, have continued without interruption, primarily through virtual and telehealth models.

If you are under 22 and experiencing a housing-related crisis, please call 847.866.1200 x 1

Address
1655 Foster St., Evanston, IL 60201
60201
Contact Person
Kenneth D. Rodgers & Leslie Robinson C.E.O.s ; Cicely Fleming – Program Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-328-1912 (Rodgers) 310-980-4778 (Fleming) 847-338-1855 (Robinson)
Fax
847-328-2026
Description

Y.A.M- NFP is an organization created to help with the total development & growth of today’s youth.  We provide leadership opportunities, social guidance, and support, as well as mentoring plus role models for youth within the Evanston community

Organization Name
Address
1114 Church Street, Evanston, IL 60201
60201
Contact Person
Karen Tollenaar Demorest, Executive Director
Phone Number
847-864-5627
Fax
847-864-3098
Description

Programs:
Provides job readiness training, job placement, employment support and career counseling to help youth and young adults aged 14-25, particularly those who are at-risk, to gain employment.
Programs and Services. Programs serve two distinct populations: high school youth ages 14-25 and out-of-school youth (OSY) ages 18-25.

Description:
Out of school youth programs: No charge
*       Ongoing Career Advising – Individual assistance, online job searches, resume development and support for online applications.
*       Job Readiness training workshops begin every two weeks on Tuesday.
*       Career Pathways program: multi-week skills specific training in high growth industries including Auto Maintenance, Culinary, Healthcare, Retail and other sectors.
*       Other events: hiring events, job fairs, foundations in literacy and math classes, other
*       Job placement and retention support
Evanston Township High School program: No charge
*       Ongoing Career Advising – Individual assistance, online job searches, resume development and support for online applications
*       Job Readiness training workshops throughout the school year.
*       Job placements for seasonal and summer work
*       Career Planning throughout high school
*       Support for graduating seniors planning on pursuing jobs, training programs, apprenticeships, etc.
*       Other events: hiring events, job fairs, foundations in literacy and math classes, other

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
Website Address
Address
4025 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL
60613
Contact Email
Phone Number
773.388.1600
Fax
Admin Fax: 773.388.8887 Medical Fax: 773.388.8936
Description

Howard Brown Health Center exists to eliminate the disparities in health care experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through research, education and the provision of services that promote health and wellness.  Howard Brown provides the following:

Health Services:
Aging Services
Alternative Insemination (AI) Program
Broadway Youth Center
COVID-19 Services
Dental Services
Insurance Enrollment Assistance
Men’s Health
OB/GYN Services
Pediatric Services
Primary Care
Trans & Nonbinary Health Women’s Health

HIV/AIDS Services:
Case Management
Community Testing Sites & Outreach Services
Howard Brown Health Express Linkage To Care
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
Services for HIV+ Women and Youth
Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic

Counseling:
Behavioral Health
GED Program
In Power: The Sexual Harm Response Program
Intimate Partner Violence
Smoking Cessation
Substance Use & Abuse
Support Groups and Workshops

Online contact form:  https://howardbrown.org/contact-us/

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

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

Translate »