Community Resources

Why We Highlight These Resources

The Library aims to help connect people to materials, space, events, and information.

It's ok to need help, and these are local organizations and resources that help. You may also be able to contribute or volunteer to help others with some of these organizations if you are able.

What These Resources Offer

These community resources can help you:

  • in and around your residence with food & housing, education, children & family services, and support for those suffering from domestic violence
  • get legal assistance, work with local governments & services, and navigate immigration & language services
  • manage your health from behavioral health services to disability services, substance abuse services, and suicide prevention and grief support services
  • if you're looking for work or to start your career
  • access social services and programs for senior citizens

 

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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

A direct connection to compassionate, accessible care and support for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress, including family, friends, and/or caregivers.

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A Safe Place

Provides shelter, court advocacy, referrals, and comprehensive counseling programs for victims of domestic violence – women and children who have been physically, verbally, or emotionally abused.

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AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

AFSP’s mission is to save lives through funding scientific research, educating the public, advocating for public policies, and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

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Apna Ghar

Apna Ghar provides critical, comprehensive, culturally competent services, and conducts outreach and advocacy across communities to end gender violence.

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Behavioral Health Services, Substance Abuse

An award-winning mental health care center serving children and adults in the Chicago area and providing expert, affordable, and compassionate care for over 50 years. Solid support, when you need it most.

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Bridges Adult Transition Center at District 219

Career Transitions Center

Fee based job guidance to people of all ages. Special programs for older adults.

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Catholic Charities

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.

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CCDC — Children’s Care & Development Center Inc.

A state licensed, ExceleRate Gold, NAEYC accredited early childhood program for infants–preschool.

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Chicago Area Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who come together to solve their drinking problem. It doesn’t cost anything to attend A.A. meetings. There are no age or education requirements to participate. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.

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Chicago Jobs

Search for a job, post a resume, salary, and other career information. “Exclusively focused on Chicagoland’s 11-county area-including the city, suburbs, and beyond.”

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Chicago Jobs Council

An organization dedicated to helping people living in poverty secure employment.

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CJE Senior Life

CJE Senior Life services include independent housing, assisted living, home-delivered meals, transportation, adult day services, geriatric care management, health and wellness activities, counseling services and support groups for older adults and caregivers, and numerous lifelong learning opportunities.

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CLESE — Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly

CLESE works to increase awareness of the needs, rights, and unique contributions of limited-English-speaking elderly and the community-based organizations that serve them.

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Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741. Free 24/7 support to connect with a crisis counselor.

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