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

  • Services for adults and youth throughout the Chicago area.
  • Programs for developmentally delayed youth, ages 16 and older, including residential living arrangements and vocational training workshops

Advocates Christ Medical Center & Hope Children’s Hospital

4440 W. 95th St.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 684-5855 (Psychiatric Intake)

  • Services include psychiatric inpatient and outpatient care for adolescents, ages 13 and above.
  • Services for developmentally delayed youth and substance abuse treatment for youth are not provided.

Alexian Brothers

1650 Moon Lake Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60194
Behavioral Health: (847) 882-1600 x9-8140

  • Inpatient, intensive partial and outpatient services are provided including child, adolescent and adult psychiatry services.

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
  • Clinical and therapeutic services
  • Addiction recovery program
  • GED preparation classes
  • After-school programs for children and teens

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
  • Spanish-speaking families are welcome.

Between Friends

PO box 608548
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 274-5232

  • Nonprofit agency dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence and abuse by providing education, support, counseling and advocacy services.
  • Works with individuals, families and communities to create awareness about domestic violence and abuse, and to reduce the prevalence and impact.

Bobby E. Wright Mental Health Center

9 S. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 722-7900

  • Mental health and substance abuse services.
  • Both residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days) and outpatient treatment are provided.
  • Potential clients include adolescents, persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, women, men, and clients referred by the Criminal Justice system.


(800) 345-9049

  • 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).

CASA Central

1343 N. California
(773) 645-2300

Casainfantil (operated by Casa Central)
222 N. Kedzie Ave. Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 772-1170

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.

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 based on the value and dignity of human life.
Services include:

  • Counseling and therapy
  • Self-sufficiency services
  • Substance abuse counseling and prevention
  • Support for families and friends of suicide victims
  • Family strengthening
  • Services for pregnant and parenting teens
  • Independent living program for DCFS wards
  • Catholic Charities serves Cook and Lake Counties. Some services may only be offered in selected locations.

Chicago Lakeshore Hospital

4840 North Marine Drive
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 878-9700

  • Small, private psychiatric hospital.
  • Specializes in the treatment of adults, adolescents and children with psychiatric and/or chemical-dependency issues.
  • Creates awareness around identifying and treating behavioral illnesses and their impact on people’s lives.

Children’s Home and Aid Society

125 S Wacker Drive 14th floor
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 424-0200

  • Counseling services help children stay out of trouble, improve school performance, and ultimately prevent them from entering the juvenile justice system.
  • Programs for pregnant teens and single moms facing unplanned pregnancies provide parenting education while reducing the risk of abuse and neglect.

Christopher House Greenview (headquarters)

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

850 W. Eastwood
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 271-9403

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

Logan Square
2450 N. Sawyer
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

Circle Family Care

1633 N. Hamlin
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 276-1200
Caring for people and improving total wellness through the integration of our counseling and medical centers.
Services include:

  • Behavioral health services
  • Outpatient psychiatric services
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation
  • Youth outreach services
  • Residential program
  • Adult therapy and counseling
  • Teen Reach

Community Counseling Centers of Chicago

4740 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 769-0205

  • Serves adults and children suffering from mental illness, substance abuse, emotional trauma and sexual assault.

Evangelical Child & Family Agency

1530 N Main St
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 653-6400
Services include:

  • Pregnancy support
  • Adoption program
  • Foster care
  • Counseling for:
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Issues such as incest, rape, work problems, anger, teen rebellion, and interpersonal and internal conflicts
  • Spanish speaking clients are welcome.

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 Oak Park/River Forest, if they have insurance but cannot afford the co-pay, there are options. In this case, the family would need to speak with our Admissions team. The family needs to say that they were referred by Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.
  • Gateway Adolescent

    55 E. Jackson Blvd Suit 1500
    Chicago, IL 60604
    (773) 826-1916 (Intake)
    (773) 826-1916 (West Campus)
    (847) 356-8205 (Lake Villa Campus)
    Provides substance abuse programs for males, ages 13-20.
    Services include:

  • Residential programs
  • Outpatient programs
  • Counseling
  • GED programs for youth, ages 13-18.

    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
  • Hartgrove Hospital

    5730 W. Roosevelt Road
    Chicago, IL 60644
    (773) 413-1700

    Services include:

  • Outpatient clinic and assessment center
  • Assessment and referral for youth and adults
  • Individual, marital, family and group therapy
  • Medication management
  • Day treatment programs are available for children (6-12 years old) and adolescents (12-18 years old) with behavioral and emotional problems.
  • The Haven Youth and Family Services

    560 Greenbay Rd.
    Winnetka , IL. 60093
    (847) 446-5606

  • Assists youth, ages 12-17, in achieving a healthy transition to young adulthood, as well as providing intervention to youth who have run away, been abused, neglected, or are going through stressful times in their lives.
  • Provides a wide range of social services, without charge, to young people and their families in Northfield, Deerfield, New Trier and West Deerfield Townships.
  • Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights

    208 South LaSalle Street Suite 1818
    Chicago, IL 60604
    (312) 660-1300

    Neon Street Dorms Youth & Residential Services
    4822 North Broadway Ave
    Chicago, IL 60640
    (773) 334-6006

  • Service-based human rights organization focused on helping men, women, and children in crisis.
  • Offers shelter and food for young men and women aged 18-21.
  • Youth suffering from drug addiction are accepted, but are required to enroll in a substance abuse program.
  • 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
  • Payment accepted includes self-pay, Medicare, Medicaid and insurance.
  • Jewish Children and Family Services (formerly Jewish Children’s Bureau)

    216 W. Jackson Blvd, Suite 800
    Chicago, IL 60606
    (312) 357-4800

    Additional north side location
    3525 W. Peterson
    (773) 866-5035

    Suburban locations are also available.
    Services include:

  • Counseling
  • Therapeutic day school
  • Psychological testing
  • Metropolitan Family Services

    3843 W. 63rd St
    Chicago, IL 60629
    (773) 884-2235

    Elder Abuse
    (312) 986-4332

    Services include:

  • Child and youth programs
  • Counseling and mental health
  • Family economic development
  • Employee assistance network
  • Legal aid
  • Emergency fund
  • Domestic violence assistance
  • Post-adoption services
  • Mujeras Latinas En accion

    2124 W. 21st Pl.
    Chicago Il 60608
    (773) 890-7676

    Post-adoption services

  • Provides domestic violence and abusive relationship counseling for women.
  • Omni Youth Services

    1111W. Lake Cook Rd.
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    (847) 353-1500
    Services include:

  • Youth and family counseling
  • Juvenile justice program
  • Community service
  • Journey Outreach program
  • Parents Mentoring Parents program
  • Volunteer mentors for kids
  • Omni is located in the Northwest suburbs
  • Rainbow House

    4149 W 26th St
    Chicago, IL 60623
    (773) 521-1815
    Located at two community centers.
    Services include:

  • Intervention
  • Counseling
  • Program for youth affected by abuse
  • Domestic Violence Prevention and Education Program
  • Only resource for victims of domestic abuse in Beverly/Morgan Park.
  • Focus exclusively on domestic violence in the Latino community of Little Village.
  • Sarah’s Inn

    5846 W. Madison
    Chicago 60644
    (708) 386-4225
    Provides crisis line services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    Services include:

  • Abuse intervention
  • Emergency food pantry
  • Emergency shelter
  • Toiletry panty
  • Economic assistance for people leaving abusive relationships
  • Advocacy for women, children, and teen survivors/witnesses of domestic violence.
  • Turning Point Adolescent Treatment Center

    8324 Skokie Blvd.
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (847) 933-0051
    Provides outpatient individual and group services for all ages.
    Services include:

  • Mental health programs for youth
  • Crisis intervention
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Community housing
  • Crisis intervention
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation
  • Residential programs
  • Uhlich Children’s Advantage Network (UCAN)

    3737 N Mozart
    Chicago, IL 60618
    (773) 884-2235

  • Provides effective counseling, therapy, and training programs to help children, families, and individuals.
  • Provides 24-hour on-call service.
  • Warren Wright Adolescent Center Northwestern Memorial Hospital

    446 East Ontario Street, 6th Floor
    Chicago, Illinois 60611
    (312) 926-8100
    Intake: (312) 926-8200

  • A crisis department of Northwester Memorial Hospital.
  • Provides treatment for adolescents and adults.
  • Also treats adolescents who have mild substance abuse problems and are also dealing with other issues (i.e. depression, anger management, needs counseling, etc).
  • Womencare Counseling Center

    1740 Ridge Ave Suite 201
    Evanston, IL 60201
    (708) 429-7233

  • Provides a Growth and Action program. Explores how society impacts girls today discussing the pressures and demands placed on girls, the managing relationships of family and friends, and making decisions about the future.
  • Private counseling is available.
  • Group, individual, family and adolescent therapy is available.
  • YES (Youth Empowerment Services)

    4711 N. Ravenswood Ave
    Chicago IL 60640
    (773) 784-9000
    Program for pregnant and parenting teens and their partners, ages 14-19.
    Services include:

  • Prenatal services
  • Medical services for teen moms, dads and children
  • Emergency shelter for homeless pregnant or parenting teens
  • Counseling
  • Youth Service Project

    3942 W. North Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60647
    (773) 772-6270
    Career development programs offer:

  • Job readiness training
  • Tutoring
  • GED classes
  • Initiatives in multimedia arts
  • Works with youth and their families to overcome difficulties and stabilize lives.
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