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


Resource Type

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.

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Center for Conflict Resolution

The Center for Conflict Resolution works with individuals, communities, courts and other institutions to manage and resolve conflict.

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Illinois Department of Children & Family Services

The mission of Illinois DCFS is to protect children who are reported to be abused or neglected and to increase their families' capacity to safely care for them.

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Jewish Child & Family Services

JCFS Chicago strives to enhance social-emotional well-being for adults, children, teens and families as well as maximize potential for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Lincolnwood Elementary School District 74

Information on the Lincolnwood Elementary School District.

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Metropolitan Family Services

Metropolitan Family Services provides a wide variety of programs and services designed to strengthen families and help them realize their potential.

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The Chicago Center for Family Health

In our training and community programs, we provide innovative knowledge and skills to professionals and organizations so that they, in turn, can work more effectively with distressed and vulnerable families.

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The Family Institute at Northwestern University

Through research, education and clinical services, The Family Institute at Northwestern University is one of the nation’s leading relationship-based behavioral health organizations committed to strengthening and healing children and adolescents, couples, families and individuals.

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