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Community services & resources

Social service providers

Age Options
  • Assistance with independent living
  • Medicaid/Medicare information
  • Other services for older adults
  • LGBTQ+ services for older adults
Arab American Action Network
  • After school programs
  • ESL & literacy classes
  • Arab American community advocacy
Arab American Family Services
  • Case management services
  • Domestic violence support
  • Community health services
  • Services for homelessness/housing insecurity
  • Emergency shelter program
Entry Point
  • Services for homelessness/housing insecurity
  • Linkage to other care and services
Get Covered Illinois
  • Enrollment in government health insurance
Housing Authority of Cook County
  • Public housing for low income people and seniors
Illinois Department of Human Services
  • Food stamps
  • Medical assistance
  • Disability assistance
Legal Aid Chicago
  • Free civil legal representation for those eligible
  • Other legal information and aid
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
  • Family support services
  • Foster care
  • Behavioral health
  • Substance abuse support
  • Services for seniors
  • Services for formerly incarcerated people
Metropolitan Family Services
  • Education
  • Economic stability
  • Behavioral health
  • Services for seniors
  • Senior services
  • Support and resources for caregivers
Pillars Community Health
  • Primary medical and dental care
  • Behavioral health
  • Domestic violence support
Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS)
  • Audio and braille library services for visually impaired people
Together We Cope
  • Support for low income people and families
  • Food, rent and utility assistance
  • Linkage to shelter programs
Community websites

Click here for a list of local food pantries.

Also, don't forget to check out our Blessings Box, located at the corner of Oxford and Birmingham near the Youth Services emergency exit. Community members regularly donate food and other goods to this box. We encourage all people in need to take advantage of this resource.