CARES Line

  • Hotline operates statewide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • May refer clients to local counseling services, residential placement or the appropriate SASS agencies (for mental health services).
  • Cathedral Counseling Center

    50 East Washington, Suite 301
    (The Garland Building)
    Chicago, IL 60602
    (312) 252-9500

    Satellite Offices

    Hyde Park Location
    4945 South Dorchester, Floor 1
    Chicago, Illinois 60615

    Evanston Location
    1509 Ridge Avenue
    Evanston, Illinois 60201

  • Provides mental health services throughout Chicago.
  • Payment assessed on a sliding fee scale.
  • Catholic Charities

    721 N. LaSalle
    Chicago, IL. 60610
    (312) 655-7700 (intake)

    Fulfills the Church’s role in the mission of charity to anyone in need by providing services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities.
    Services include:

  • Domestic and international adoption services
  • Summer programs for teens
  • Family strengthening
  • Chicago Public Schools (CPS)

    Office of Extended Learning Opportunities
    125 S. Clark 10th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (773) 553-3590
    Provides additional education opportunities including:

  • After-School All-Stars
  • Chicago After-School Counts
  • After School Matters
  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers
  • Crisis Center for South Suburbia

    P O Box 39
    Tinley Park, IL. 60477
    (708) 429-7233

  • Serves women and children, ages 12 and under, who are victims of domestic violence.
  • Family Rescues

    9204 S Commercial Ave, Suite 402
    Chicago, IL 60617
    (773) 375-1918
    (773) 375-8400 -Crisis Line

  • Dedicated to alleviating domestic violence in the Chicago community by providing comprehensive support services and shelter to victims of domestic violence, particularly to women and their children.
  • Engages in systemic advocacy to promote future change.
  • Family Services of Oak Park and River Forest

    120 S. Marion St.
    Oak Park, IL 60302
    (708) 383-7500

  • For those who live in Oak Park/River Forest, payment is available on a sliding fee scale.
  • For those living outside of the Oak Park/River Forest area, if they have insurance but cannot afford the co-pay, there are options. In this case, the family would need to speak with Tracy in Admissions and it would be important to also mention that they were directed to Tracy by Katherine. The family needs to say that they were referred by Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.
  • FORUM

    200 E. 75th St
    Chicago, IL 60619
    (773) 994-9200

    Offers free group counseling for youth, ages 10-19, on Tuesdays.
    Services include:

  • Parenting classes
  • Individual counseling
  • Male and female responsibility classes
  • Anger management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Illinois Masonic Outpatient Mental Health

    938 W. Nelson
    3rd Floor
    Chicago, IL
    (773) 866-6990
    Services include:

  • Individual, family, and couples therapy
  • Intensive outpatient mental-health treatment for adults and adolescents
  • Psychiatrists on site
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI

    Church of Christ
    206 Crawford
    Matteson, IL
    (708) 798-3862

  • Self-help grassroots organization composed of families and friends of persons who have mental illnesses and consumers of mental health services.
  • Promotes the general welfare and fair treatment of all persons who have mental illnesses.
  • The Therapeutic Milieu

  • Provides a national directory of agencies providing services to youth.
  • To access the directory, click on the website, then click on Directory, then click your geographic region, then your state.
  • 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.
  • United Way

  • Works towards positive changes in communities and people’s lives.
  • WIC (Women, Infants, Children)

    1800-323 GROW
    Has a three-fold purpose:

  • Improve the health and nutritional status of women, infants and children.
  • Reduce the incidence of infant mortality, premature births and low birth weights.
  • Aid in the development of children.
  • Serves pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women and infants and children up to 5 years of age who have a medical or nutritional risk.
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    Emergency situations – 911
    Emergency shelter (within Chicago) – 311
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – (800) 273-8255
    National Domestic Violence Hotline – (800) 799-SAFE (7233)