Abraham Lincoln Center

3858 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60653
(773) 373-6600

  • Extensive outpatient and residential programs for developmentally disabled adults.
  • After-school, summer, and early childhood development programs.
  • Services include counseling, education, and mentoring.
  • Ada S. McKinley

    Main Office
    725 S. Wells, St 1-A
    (312) 554-0600

  • Programs include:
  • Youth counseling programs
  • Alternative school placement programs
  • College prep services
  • Mental health services
  • Child care
  • Counseling
  • Job training and placement
  • Education assistance
  • Programs for developmentally delayed youth, ages 16 and older, including residential living arrangements and vocational training workshops
  • Association House

    1116 N. Kedzie
    Chicago, IL 60651
    (773) 772-7170

    Collaborative and effective programs in English and Spanish.
    Services include:

  • Learning by Association program
  • Adult ESL classes
  • Spanish & English literacy classes
  • Computer training
  • GED preparation classes
  • Citizenship preparation
  • Community services at The Learning Place
  • Better Boys Foundation

    1512 S. Pulaski
    Chicago, Il 60623
    (773) 277-9582

  • Serves families living in or around the North Lawndale area.
  • Services in three major areas:
  • Crisis intervention and youth/family counseling
  • Out-of-school programming
  • Scholarship and career guidance assistance
  • Spanish-speaking families are welcome.
  • CASA Central

    1343 N. California Chicago, Illinois 60647
    (773) 645-2300

  • Largest Hispanic social service agency in Chicago.
  • Provides programs for all ages.
  • Programs include:
  • Senior programs
  • Child welfare
  • Early learning
  • Family and community
  • Children and youth services
  • Homeless shelter program for families
  • Spanish-speaking clients are welcome.
  • Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Office of Extended Learning Opportunities

    125 S. Clark Street, 10th Floor
    Chicago, Illinois 60603
    (773) 553-3590

    Enables and supports schools through a variety of high-quality programs that support academic instruction and enrich the development of children outside the regular school day.

  • Currently supports three categories of after-school programs: Academics, Enrichment, and Community Schools.
  • Chicago Youth Centers

    104 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1400
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (312) 795-3500

  • Helps over 5,000 children, teens and parents break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness.
  • Services include:
  • Head Start and early childhood development programs
  • Out-of-school programs
  • Teen leadership development programs
  • College and readiness programs
  • Mentoring
  • Environmental education
  • Educational support for wards of the state
  • Crisis intervention
  • Christopher House

    Greenview (headquarters)
    2507 North Greenview
    Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 472-1083

    Avondale
    3516 W. School
    Chicago, IL 60618
    (773) 267-9461

    Uptown
    4701 N. Winthrop
    Chicago, IL 60640
    (773) 769-4540

    Logan Square
    3255 W. Altgeld
    Chicago, IL 60647
    (773) 235-4073

    Rogers Park
    7059 N. Greenview
    Chicago, IL 60626
    (773) 274-5477

    Provides support for families.
    Services include:

  • After-school programs
  • Summer camp
  • Early childhood education
  • College and career preparation
  • Tutoring
  • Pregnant and parenting-teen support
  • Emergency assistance
  • Financial literacy programs
  • Educational Endeavors

    1535 N. Dayton Street
    Chicago, Illinois 60622
    (312) 266-0123

    Services provided:

  • Tutoring
  • Youth leadership training
  • Student workshops
  • Academic enrichment programs
  • Family Resource Center on Disabilities

    20 E. Jackson Blvd, Rm. #300
    Chicago, IL. 60604
    (312) 939-3513

  • Provides resources for parents who are having trouble getting the school to respond to their children’s special needs (LD, ED, sp. Ed., ADHD, etc.). Services include:
  • Parent training center (Free Rights training)
  • Professional consultations for youth ages 3-22
  • Special assistance for parents
  • Training for parents offered Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and the first Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Parent training is available in Spanish.
  • Jewish Children and Family Services

    Central Office:
    216 W. Jackson Blvd, Suite 800
    Chicago, IL 60606
    (312) 444-2090

  • Services include:
  • Counseling
  • Therapeutic day school
  • Residential support
  • Psychological testing
  • The Bureau’s homes treat children and adolescents with a wide range of clinical disorders, including: mood disorders, ADHD, oppositional behaviors and developmental disorders.
  • Job Corps

    2 Chicagoland locations:

    Paul Simon
    3348 South Kedzie
    Chicago, IL 60623
    Tel: (773) 847-9820
    Fax: (773) 847-9823

    Joliet
    1101 Mills Road
    Joliet, IL 60433
    Tel: (815) 727-7677
    Fax: (815) 723-7052

    LePenseur Youth and Family Services Inc.
    8550 S Manistee Ave
    Chicago, IL 60617
    (773) 375-8637

  • Free program from the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Career Training Opportunities for young men and women aged 16-24.
  • Services include:
  • GED courses
  • Vocational programs
  • Homeless youth services
  • Single parent assistance
  • Career counseling and planning
  • Job, housing and transportation assistance
  • Transitional Living Program

    15028 Dorchester
    Dolton, IL 60419
    Ph: 708-849-1264

    Programs focus on:

  • Health and physical skills
  • Personal and social skills
  • Cognitive and creative skills
  • Vocational and citizenship skills
  • Sexual health education
  • Mentoring and peer partnerships
  • Self-esteem education
  • Homeless young women (aged 16-21) without children.
  • Lincoln’s Challenge 2

    05 Dodge Ave.
    Rantoul, IL 61866
    Information Line: (312) 842-7729 or (800) 851-2166

  • Operated by the Illinois National Guard.
  • Requires a 5½-month residential stay and starts in July and September.
  • Program offers periodic orientations for parents and guardians.
  • Youth work on attaining their GED.
  • MidSouth Chicago Workforce Center

    4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
    Room 209
    Chicago, IL 60653
    (773) 538-5627

  • Offers assistance with finding employment and occupational skills training.
  • Orientation every Monday-Thursday at 8:45 a.m.
  • Provides:

  • Job listings
  • Resume writing seminars
  • Interview skills courses
  • Basic job skills courses, such as ESL
  • Tutor Mentor Connection

    Cabrini Connection (Main Office)
    800 W. Huron
    Chicago, IL 60622
    (312) 492-9614

  • Provides a network of agencies throughout the Chicago area which offer tutoring, mentoring and after-school programming.
  • The program locator allows you to input information such as a zip code and the age of the youth to easily find a program to fit your needs.
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