Youth

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
9239 Gross Point Road, Skokie, IL
60067
Contact Person
Mary Jo Barrett, MSW
Phone Number
847-676-4447 x304
Fax
847-676-4450
Description

Assistance to individuals, couples and families in the treatment of trauma, domestic and family violence, child and adult sexual abuse, addiction, compulsion, self-injurious behavior, and severe emotional and behavioral disorders. Therapeutic process based on a unique treatment, The Collaborative Stage Model (CSM)
Professional trainings, workshops and consultations for mental health clinicians, educators and the general community.

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
Website Address
Address
2922 Central Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Susan Trieschmann, Executive Director
Phone Number
847-868-8385
Description

Not-for-profit coffee shop serving light breakfasts and lunches. Employees are at-risk Evanston youth, ages 15-22, who want to take steps towards a positive future and learn skills leading to employment in the food service field. Students are tutored in computer literacy, food history, job readiness techniques, GED subjects and more.
From 3pm. to 10 pm., Mon.-Sat., the space becomes Just 8 Pizzeria, serving artisan pizzas and gourmet cookies for dine in or delivery.
Living Room is a large space adjoining the cafe that may be reserved for group meetings or parties.
Variety of volunteer opportunities.

Address
618 Library Place, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-733-4300 (extension 0 for general inquiries)
Fax
847-733-0390
Parent Organization
Description

A non-profit mental health system dedicated to strengthening and healing families, couples, children and adolescents, and individuals through a range of counseling and psychotherapy services. As an independent affiliate of Northwestern University, offers two Master’s degrees (Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy) and conducts ongoing clinical research.

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
1000 Elm Street, Glenview, IL
60025
Contact Email
Phone Number
224-406-5045
Description

Hands of Peace empowers American, Israeli, and Palestinian youth to become agents of change.

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
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
708 Church Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Phyllis Markus
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-328-1020
Description

Educational therapist specializes in helping children, adolescents and young adults with learning and emotional problems.

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

Website Address
Address
8324 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL
60077
Contact Person
intake 847-933-0051×424
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-933-0051, TTY Number: 847-933-0351
Fax
847-933-0057
Description

Turning Point is an outpatient mental health center that provides individual and group therapy for all ages, psychiatric evaluation and medication monitoring, case management, and a residential living program. Fees are structured on a sliding scale flex to align with each client’s income and family size.
The Living Room provides an alternative to hospital emergency rooms for clients experiencing a psychiatric emergency. Call 847-933-9202.

Public Notes

Turning Point was established in 1969 as an area mental health center and has grown to serve residents in communities throughout metropolitan Chicago. We are easily accessible by public transit. We are conveniently located two blocks north of the CTA Yellow Line Oakton Street station, and are on the CTA bus lines #97 and #54A.

Organization Name
Address
990 Grove Street, Suite 303 Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Andria Emerick
Contact Email
Phone Number
888-726-7170
Fax
847-492-1255
Parent Organization
Description

Psychotherapy and counseling for adults, adolescents and children, families, couples, individuals and groups.
Mental health, addiction, career issues and relationship concerns.

Urban Balance Locations

Chicago
180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 410, Chicago, 60601
River West
935 West Chestnut Street, Suite 204, Chicago, 60642
Ravenswood
1945 W. Wilson Avenue, Chicago
Evanston
990 Grove Street, Suite 405, Evanston, 60201
Libertyville
1590 South Milwaukee, Suite 310, Libertyville, 60048
Northbrook
155 Revere Drive, Suite 4, Northbrook, 60062

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.

Contact Email
Phone Number
202-296-2992
Fax
202-296-4030
Parent Organization
Description

Online resource center and alliance of over 200 organizations committed to increasing the quantity and quality of opportunities for young Americans to serve locally or nationally.
Organizes Global Youth Services Day.

Public Notes

Mission: YSA helps young people find their voice, take action, and make an impact on vital community issues.

Vision: A global culture of engaged children and youth committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership.

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

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