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CFCCC Resource Guide

Social Services


CAP: Client Assistance Program


Helps disabled people who have been denied services, whose services have been terminated, or have problems with Illinois Department of Human Services/DORS caseworkers.


100 N. 1st St., 1st Floor West

Springfield, IL  62702-5197

Ph: 800-641-3929


Catholic Charities USA


Offers a variety of social service programs.


Ph: 703-549-1390


Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

126 N. Des Plaines St.

Chicago, IL  60641

Ph: 312-655-7000



Center of Concern


Provides personal counseling, telephone reassurance, legal and tax counseling, blood pressure testing, blood sugar screening, employment, food distribution, shared housing, drivers license test review, information and referral.


1580 N Northwest Hwy, #310,

Park Ridge IL 60068

Ph: 847-823-0453


Chicago: Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD)


Serves five major constituencies: people with disabilities, all city departments and agencies, other government agencies, disability-related agencies and organizations and the private sector.  Services include disability resources, employment services, training, architectural services, public information, education, homemaker, and youth programs.


121 North LaSalle St.
Room 1104
Chicago, IL  60602

Ph: 312-744-7050 (Voice), 312-744-4964 (TTY)

Fax: 312-744-3314




The Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Rehabilitation Services agency serving individuals with disabilities. DRS works in partnership with people with disabilities and their families to assist them in making informed choices to achieve full community participation through employment, education and independent living opportunities.


800 Black Road PO Box 279 Joliet IL 60434

Contact:  Beverly Swithin 815 774 3260


Counseling Center of Lake View

3225 N. Sheffield

Chicago, IL  60657


(recommending: counselor Sarah Solin, M.S.W.)


Direct Link for the Disabled


Provides information on 7000 health conditions, disabilities and rare disorders nationwide. Agency is a non-profit information referral service that links the disabled with providers of direct services.


P.O. Box 1036

Solvang, CA  93464

Ph: 805-688-1603 (Voice/TTY)

Fax: 805-686-5285


Anne W. Gunter, M.A.

Independent Living Advocate/I & R

Progress Center for Independent Living

7521 W. Madison Street

Forest Park, IL  60130

V:     708-209-1500 x 22

TTY: 708-209-1826

Fax:   708-209-1735

agunter < at >


An extensive directory of disability resources and links.




Health And Disability Advocates

Provides services for low-income older adults, children and adults with disabilities, such as counseling on Medicare and Medicaid issues and disability benefits cases.


TTY 800-427-9766


Heart to Heart

St. Gertrude's Parish

6214 N. Glenwood


Offers various services to people 60 and older who live between boundaries of Devon to Foster and the Lake to Ravenswood of religious affiliation.


Illinois Assistive Technology Project


Promoting independent living through technology.


1 West Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 100
Springfield, Illinois 62701

Ph: 800-852-5110 (Voice/TTY, Illinois only), 217-522-7985 (Voice), 217-522-9966 (TTY)

Fax: 217-522-8067



Illinois Department of Human Services

Public Aid and rehabilitation services

Ph: 800-843-6154(Voice), 800-447-6404 (TTY)



Illinois Department of Human Services/ Occupational Rehabilitation Services (ORS)


Services, fact sheets, news and publications.




Lakeview Shelter


The Lakeview Shelter is an organization that works to eliminate problems that lead to homelessness and set individuals on the path towards self-sufficiency. The shelter offers job training for those in need and provides support groups for residents with drug abuse problems. Professional social service workers and volunteers counsel residents who have mental illnesses.


835 W. Addison St.

Ph: 773-327-1389

Fax: 773-327-1333


Lesbian/Bisexual Issues

6554 North Rockwell Street

Chicago, IL 60645 

Phone: 847-604-0913


Lesbian Community Cancer Project


Promotes lesbian health with a focus on cancer-related issues. The agency provides support, information, education, advocacy, and direct services to lesbian and non-lesbian women and their families of choice.  All of LCCP's services are offered to all women free of charge.


4753 N Broadway, Suite 602,

Chicago, IL 60640

Ph: 773-561-4662

Fax: 773-561-1830

Email: info < at >



Metropolitan Family Services
Offers a variety of counseling services for families (legal, addiction, employment, etc.)
1 N. Dearborn Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60602
phone: (312) 986-4000
phone: (312) 986-4098
fax: (312) 986-4175


Metropolitan Family Services: Evanston / Skokie Valley
Child and Family Advocates
820 Davis Street, Evanston, Illinois 60201
(847) 328-2404


Rainbow House/Arco Iris


Non-profit organization working to end domestic violence.  Its mission is to provide outreach and violence prevention services to individuals, families and communities and to be effective public policy advocates for systemic change that reduces the prevalence and impact of domestic violence.


Little Village Outreach
4149 W. 26th Street
Chicago, IL 60623

Ph: 773-521-1815, 312-461-0462 (TTY)



Social Security Fraud Line 1-800-269-0271


St Vincent de Paul Society: Assistance for the Disabled, Eldercare and Health Services, Food Pantries, Home Visits to the Poor, Homeless Shelters, Indigent Burial, Prison Ministry, Shelter for Abused Women, Soup Kitchens, Thrift Stores 773-625-1118


Victim Witness Advocacy Program

Program helps people with part of mental health bills that insurance does not pay; will accompany person to court, or can make a referral to a similar program in your area.



YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago


Services and programs for families, youth, adults and seniors including day care, health and fitness programs and senior services.


801 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL  60610
Phone:  312-932-1200
Email:  contactus < at >



YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago


Thirteen centers across Chicago and the western and south suburbs offering prevention programs, youth programs, support groups, childcare services and senior adult day care services.


360 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 800

Chicago, IL  60601

Ph: 312-372-6600