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
2-1-1 Metro Chicago
A free helpline for information and referrals for resources related to food, housing, utility payment assistance, health care, transportation, childcare, employment, mental health, disaster information and assistance, and more.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
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.
Apna Ghar provides critical, comprehensive, culturally competent services, and conducts outreach and advocacy across communities to end gender violence.
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.
Bridges Adult Transition Center at District 219
District 219 Bridges Transition Services is committed to providing students with a community-based, functional, real world curriculum. The focus of the program is to enhance students' life and vocational skills.
Career Transitions Center
Fee based job guidance to people of all ages. Special programs for older adults.
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.
CCDC — Children’s Care & Development Center Inc.
A state licensed, ExceleRate Gold, NAEYC accredited early childhood program for infants–preschool.
Center for Conflict Resolution
The Center for Conflict Resolution works with individuals, communities, courts and other institutions to manage and resolve conflict.
Chamber of Commerce
The Lincolnwood Chamber of Commerce & Industry promotes member businesses and organizations, supports special events, and advocates for policies and programs that are designed to help make Lincolnwood a great place to live and do business.
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.
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.”
Chicago Jobs Council
An organization dedicated to helping people living in poverty secure employment.
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.
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.