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.
  • 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
  • Behavioral health services
  • Clinical and therapeutic services
  • Addiction recovery program
  • Counseling
  • 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
  • No fee is required for counseling or the after-school program for adolescents aged 5-21.
  • BUILD

    1223 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 227-2880

  • BUILD provides at-risk youth with the tools and opportunities to resist violence and become productive citizens and leaders in their communities.
  • Activities occur during weekends, school vacations, and after school.
  • Activities are held in community partners’ facilities (e.g., schools, park districts, churches, human service agencies).
  • They also serve Cook County youth through their rehabilitation program in the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.
  • 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 Youth Centers

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

  • Chicago’s largest independent, locally-based, multi-site youth development agency.
  • Helps over 5,000 children, teens and parents break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness.
  • Christopher House

    (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
  • 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
  • Spanish speaking clients are welcome.
  • Family Focus

    310 S. Peoria, Suite 301 Chicago, IL. 60607 (312) 421-5200
    Offers programs that help parents gain confidence and competence as the primary educators of their children.
    Services offered:

  • Parenting education classes
  • Child development activities
  • After-school programs
  • Parent-to-parent support groups and mentoring
  • 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

  • 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.
  • LeClaire Hearst Community Center

    4439 S. Lacrosse Chicago, IL 60661 (773) 767-1709
    Services include:

  • Teen/parent initiative
  • Young-parent services program
  • Job readiness training
  • Computer training
  • Teen video classes
  • Youth after-school classes
  • Metropolitan Family Services

    3843 W. 63rd St Chicago, IL 60629 (773) 884-3310
    Over 25 different locations, including Calumet, Midway, North Chicago, and Southeast Chicago.

    Services include:

  • Child and youth programs
  • Counseling and mental health
  • Parent’s Plus early childhood program
  • Financial advisor
  • Operation Head Start program
  • Childcare center
  • After-school program
  • The Resurrection Project

    2014 S. Racine Chicago, IL 60608 (312) 850-1935

  • Has developed over 350 units of affordable housing, given hundreds of financial education workshops, and helped close over 800 mortgage loans.
  • Has trained hundreds of community leaders in formation sessions who are working for social change at all levels.
  • 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.
  • Youth Outreach Services

    2411 W. Congress Pkwy. Chicago, IL 60612 (773) 777-7112

    Career development programs offer:

  • Job readiness training
  • Tutoring
  • GED classes
  • Works with youth and their families to overcome difficulties and stabilize lives.
  • Programs focusing on community building engage youth, their families and the community at large in activities that benefit the lives of young people.
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