Websites

We think the following websites are great resources to help with emotional, physical and financial needs.

Access Community Health Network
Access operates nearly 60 community health centers in Chicago, greater Cook County and DuPage County. Pregnancy testing and prenatal care in most centers. 
600 W. Fulton 
Chicago, IL 60661
866-882-2237

IL Action for Children 
Action for Children provides childcare referrals and subsidies for child care. Services are available in Spanish.
4753 N. Broadway, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60640
312-823-1100

ALL KIDS 
The All Kids program offers Illionis children comprehensive healthcare.
1-866-255-5437

City of Chicago Department of Human Services
CDHS can connect individuals and families in need to important resources, from subsidized, quality childcare, to housing for the homeless
312-746-8545
Administrative Offices
1615 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Centro Romero
Family services program helping Latinos with legal referral, youth programs and GED. Domestic violence services for Spanish speaking women.
773-508-5300
6216 N. Clark
Chicago, IL 60660

Chicago Emergency Housing Hotline
DFSS services include prevention, outreach, shelter and housing programs and supportive services.
800-654-8595 

Community Counseling Center of Chicago
Free parenting skills classes in English and Spanish for parents of children from birth to age 12. CTA passes, refreshments and free childcare provided.
773-549-2322

Community Youth Network, Grayslake IL 
Community Youth Network is a non-profit counseling center.
847-548-6000
Grayslake Office
18640 W. Route 120
Grayslake, IL 60030

Cook County Child Care Resource and Referral
Referrals for child care resources. Must be 20 years of age or older.
773-769-8000

DrugRehab.com
Web resource that provides information and support to people fighting substance abuse, addiction and mental illness.

Abused Children & Addition: The Guide to Untangling, Reconnecting, and Building New Futures
A comprehensive report that examines the existing evidence supporting the link between childhood abuse and addiction. Also provides a framework for moving toward more positive outcomes for children who are subject to abuse.

DuPage Emergency Shelter
630-941-8681

Early Intervention Services
DHS can help you and your family meet your basic needs.
1-800-843-6154

Erie Family Health Center
Delivering culturally sensitive health care to over 33,000 low-income, underinsured and uninsured Chicagoans
Multiple Locations
312-666-3494

Evanston Hospital Connections Program for Pregnant and Parenting Teens
Prenatal classes, developmental guidance, support and mentoring. Services are available in Spanish
847-570-1527
2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201

Family Network, Inc.
Family support agency, open to all regardless of ability to pay. Promotes the well being of children by supporting and strengthening their families.
847-433-0377
330 Laurel Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035

Fussy Baby Network/Erikson Institute
Parent groups, warmline, infant parents program and a clinic. Services are available in Spanish.
888-431-baby
420 North Wabash Ave. 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

How to Recognize Trauma in Children
How to identify childhood domestic violence and what to do.

Howard Area Community Center
Infant and toddler program, home visiting, parenting, support, ESL and GED classes.
773-262-6622
7648 N. Paulina
Chicago, IL 60626

Infant Welfare Society Teen Parent Services
Comprehensive parenting services for teens including support groups, family support, case management, field trips and home visitation.
847-491-9650
2200 Main Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Lydia Home
Strengthening children and families, through alternatives to state-run foster care and family assistance agencies. 
4300 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60641
773-653-2200

Maryville Crisis Nursery
A temporary emergency shelter for newborns through age six
773-205-3600
24 hour helpline 773-205-3637
4015 Oak Park Ave, Building B.
Chicago, IL 60634

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
NCADV works to raise awareness about domestic violence and to support victims.
(303) 839-1852 
1 Broadway, Suite B210
Denver, CO 80203 

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Provides immediate support to victims of abuse. 
1-800-799-7233
PO Box 161810
Austin, Texas 78716 
Office Line: 512-453-8117

Creating a Safety Plan

On Your Feet Foundation
Providing personal support to birthparents to help them get "back on their feet."
847-433-7820
655 Deerfield Rd, Ste 10
Deerfield, IL 60015

Planned Parenthood of Illinois
Planned parenthood offers a variety of gynecological and reproductive health services at convenient locations throughout the US.
312-372-7368

The Night Ministry Youth Empowerment Services
Prenatal services, counseling, parenting skills, GED, job training and housing assistance.
773-784-9000 X 232
4711 N. Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

Signs You May Be in an Abusive Relationship
This article provides information on what domestic violence and abuse may look like and offers advice and resources for getting help.

Women Infant & Children (WIC)
Supplemental nutrition program for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, women who had a baby within the last six months, infants, and children under the age of five. 
800-323-4769

What to Say When You Suspect Someone is Being Abused
This site offers information and guidance on what to do or say if you or someone you know is being abused.

YWCA Rape Crisis Hotline and Counseling Serices
Operating 24 hour support for survivors of sexual assault and their significant others.
Call 888-293-2080 in Chicago Metropolitan Area
Call 630-971-3927 in DuPage County
Call 708-748-5672 in the South Suburbs