Agency Partners

360 Youth Services

A Naperville-based youth services organization that provides life changing services to youth through prevention education, counseling and shelter. (West Suburban)

Access Community Health Network

A leader in expanding access to health care that provides high quality, comprehensive community-based health care for the underserved in the greater Chicago area and beyond. (Metro, West Suburban)

Access DuPage/DuPage Health Coalition

A health management organization committed to providing low-income, medically uninsured residents of Dupage Country with access to medical services. (West Suburban)

Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago

A center of independent living and advocacy that fosters the dignity, pride and self-esteem of individuals with disabilities, increasing the options available to them. (Metro)

After-School All-Stars

A transformational organization that provides comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them achieve in school and life. (Metro)

Aging Care Connections

A senior citizen center enriching the quality of life in our community by providing older adults and their families with guidance and support that enhances the ability to age well. (West Suburban)

AIDS Foundation of Chicago

An impassioned organization leading the fight against HIV/AIDS and improving the lives of people affected by the epidemic. (Metro)

Alignment Collaborative for Education

A collective impact organization of business and community leaders from 11 communities working in partnership with School District U-46 to deliver a qualified, future workforce eager to live and work within their communities. (North-Northwest suburban)

Alivio Medical Center

A bilingual, bicultural organization committed to providing access to quality cost-effective health care to the Latino community, the uninsured and underinsured. (Metro)

American Red Cross of Greater Chicago

A humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. (Metro)

Apna Ghar, Inc. (Our Home)

A holistically focused agency that provides culturally-appropriate, multilingual comprehensive social services to survivors of domestic abuse with a focus on the South Asian and immigrant communities. (Metro)

Arab American Action Network

A grassroots non-profit working to strengthen the Arab community in the Chicago area by building capacity to be an active agent for positive social change. (Metro)

Arab American Family Services

A non-profit social services agency that works to enhance the quality of for Arab Americans in our communities by serving and building stronger, healthier generations. (South-Southwest Suburban)

Asian Human Services

A non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality, compassionate services in education, health and employment to Asians and other underserved populations in the Chicago area. (Metro)

Association for Individual Development

An organization that, since 1961, has served individuals with developmental, intellectual, physical and/or mental health challenges, those who have suffered a trauma and those at risk. (North-Northwest suburban)

Association House of Chicago

A historical settlement house in Chicago, serving a multi-cultural community by providing comprehensive, collaborative and effective programs in English and Spanish, promoting health and wellness, and creating opportunities for educational and economic advancement. (Metro)

Austin Childcare Providers’ Network

A resource to parents and childcare providers, supplying valuable information to parents and educating childcare providers in underserved communities. (Metro)

B.U.I.L.D., Inc.

A leading agency in gang intervention that engages at-risk youth in the schools and on the streets so they can realize their educational and career potential and contribute to the stability and well-being of their community. (Metro)

BEDS Plus Care, Inc.

A comprehensive support system helping vulnerable individuals stabilize their lives through housing and supportive services in southwest suburban Cook County. (West Suburban)

Bethel New Life, Inc

A faith-based nonprofit that empowers individuals, strengthening families, and building neighborhoods through community-driven, solution-oriented, and value-centered approaches. (Metro)

Blue Island Citizens for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Inc.

A catalyst for children and adults with intellectual disabilities to be educated, have quality life experiences, and be a respected, valued member of their community. (South-Southwest Suburban)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township

A youth-focused organization that enables all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. (North-Northwest Suburban)

Boys and Girls Club of Elgin

A youth-focused organization that enables all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. (North-Northwest suburban)

Breaking Free, Inc.

An addiction treatment center that provides the highest quality education, prevention and counseling services focused on drug and alcohol abuse, child abuse, family relationships, mental health and wellness. (West Suburban)

Bridge Communities, Inc.

A DuPage County nonprofit transitioning homeless families to self-sufficiency by working with partners to provide mentoring, supportive services and permanent housing. (West Suburban)

Bridge Youth and Family Services

A comprehensive mental health resource that helps young people and their families achieve social and emotional health. (North-Northwest Suburban)

Brighton Park Neighborhood Council

A community-based non profit that creates a safer community, improves learning environments at public schools, preserves affordable housing, provides a voice for youth, protects immigrant rights, and promotes gender equality. (Metro)

Cabrini Green Legal Aid

A faith-based nonprofit answering God's call to seek justice and mercy for those living in poverty by providing legal services that strengthen lives, families and communities. (Metro, South-Southwest Suburban)

Cara Program, The

A job training, placement and support agency that unlocks the power and purpose within our communities and ourselves to achieve real and lasting success. (Metro)

Carole Robertson Center for Learning

A private, nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, enriching, and empowering children and families through comprehensive child and family development programs. (Metro)

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

A faith-based organization fulfilling the Church's role in the mission of charity by providing compassionate, competent, and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities. (Metro: Education, Safety Net; North-Northwest: Financial Stability, Safety Net; South-Southwest Suburban: Education, Health; Financial Stability, Safety Net; West Suburban: Financial Stability, Safety Net)

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet

A faith-based organization whose mission is providing services to people in need and calling others of goodwill to do the same. (West Suburban)

Center for Changing Lives

A community-focused organization that provides comprehensive support to serve, empower and advocate for community residents who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability. (Metro)

Center for Community Arts Partnerships at Columbia College Chicago

A partnership between Columbia College Chicago and community schools that develops programs and expands learnings to build a new generation of engaged artists. (Metro)

Center for Conflict Resolution

An independent not-for-profit organization that works with individuals, communities, courts and other institutions to manage and resolve conflict. (South-Southwest Suburban)

Center for Disability and Elder Law

A part of the New Mental Health Pro Bono Program, that provides quality pro bono legal services to low-income seniors and people with disabilities and fosters the pro bono culture throughout the Chicago area legal community. (Metro, South-Southwest Suburban)

Center for Economic Progress

A trusted tax and financial services provider helping low-income, working families move forward with their financial lives. (Metro, South-Southwest Suburban)

Center for Independence through Conductive Education

A rehabilitation center that educates children with motor disabilities to maximize functional independence. (West Suburban)

Center Resources for Teaching and Learning, The

An important resource for Illinois education that provides a broad range of professional development services and instructional resources, spanning from early childhood through adult learning, for communities throughout Illinois and the nation. (North-Northwest Suburban)

Centers for New Horizons, Inc.

A nonprofit community-based organization that develops the capacities of families to become more self-reliant, improve the quality of their lives and participate in the rebuilding of their community. (Metro)

Central States SER – Jobs for Progress, Inc.

A workforce development and education organization that promotes economic self-sufficiency and upward mobility for low-income community residents through education and employment. (Metro)

Centro de Informacion

A safe, supportive space for the Latino community that is committed to empowering Hispanics with the ability to effectively integrate into our greater community through the facilitation of information, education, and citizenship. (North-Northwest Suburban)

Changing Worlds

A creative arts organization that fosters inclusive communities through oral history and writing and art programs that improve student learning, affirm identity and enhance cross-cultural understanding. (Metro)

Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation

A not-for-profit that addresses the culture, institutions, and individuals that perpetrate, profit from, or support sexual exploitation. (Metro)

Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center

A not-for-profit organization that unites public, private and community partners to ensure the safety, health and well-being of abused children. (Metro)

Chicago Commons Association

A social services agency and former settlement house that partner with individuals, families and communities to overcome poverty, discrimination and isolation. (Metro)

Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, The

A world-renowned social services agency providing the highest quality educational, clinical, vocational and rehabilitation services for children, youth and adults who are blind or visually impaired, including deaf-blind and multi-disabled. (Metro)

Chicago Urban League

An affiliate of the national urban league that promotes sustainable communities and works for economic, educational and social progress for African Americans. (Metro)

Chicago Youth Centers

A non-profit organization and Chicago’s largest independent youth organization that empowers children and teens to recognize and experience their potential and promise. (Metro)

Children’s Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County

A leading resource to heal and prevent violence against children that unites public, private and community partners to ensure the safety, health and well-being of abused children. (North-Northwest Suburban)

Children’s Center of Cicero-Berwyn, Inc

A licensed non profit childcare center preparing children for school success and respectfully support families throughout our community. (West Suburban)

Children’s Clinic, The

A community supported health care organization that provides pediatric, dental behavioral and social services for children whose families are unable to afford the cost of private health care. (Metro, West Suburban)

Children’s Home + Aid

A community childcare center that partners with children, youth and families whose potential is at risk to create hope, opportunity, and bright futures. (Metro: Education, Health; North-Northwest Suburban: Education)

Children’s Place Association, The

A champion for Chicago’s most vulnerable children working to Improve the present and secure the future for children, youth and families confronted by HIV/AIDS or other life-changing health conditions. (Metro)

ChildServ

An innovative and nimble leader that protects, heals and educates Chicagoland's at-risk children and their families build, achieve, and sustain better lives. (South-Southwest Suburban)

Chinese American Service League

A nonprofit community-based social service agency offering a program that strengthens the physical, economical and mental health of all ages and backgrounds of the Chinese community in Chicago. (Metro)

Chinese Mutual Aid Association

A social services organization serving the needs, promote the interests, and enhances the well-being of Chinese and other immigrants and refugees in Chicagoland. (Metro)

Common Threads

A family-centric organization that brings health and wellness to children, families and communities through cooking and nutrition education. (Metro)

Community Crisis Center

A community center that provides safety, hope, advocacy, respite and education for those impacted by crisis and violence in the Fox Valley Region in Illinois. (North-Northwest suburban)

Connections for Abused Women and their Children

A resource and advocate for women and children committed to ending domestic violence by working for social change through education, service collaboration and institutional advocacy. (Metro)

Connections for the Homeless

A catalyst for ending homeless through safe stable housing, financial assistance and advocacy. (North-Northwest Suburban)

Corazon Community Services

A Cicero-based nonprofit working to improve the quality of life for children, youth and families through holistic social services offered in a culturally sensitive environment. (West Suburban)

Crisis Center for South Suburbia

A path to safety and independence that provides emergency shelter and other essential services for individuals and families victimized by domestic violence and addresses the societal issues that contribute to domestic violence. (South-Southwest Suburban)

CTF Illinois

A collaborative organization that provides services that empower individuals with diverse disabilities to maximize their development and independence. (South-Southwest Suburban)

Deborah’s Place

A non-profit serving women in Chicago that breaks the cycle of homelessness through a continuum of housing options, comprehensive support services and opportunities for change. (Metro)

DuPage PADS

A housing resource for the homeless whose mission is to end homelessness in DuPage County. (West Suburban)

Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region

A national nonprofit that enables infants, children, and adults with disabilities to achieve maximum independence and provide support for the families who love and care for them. (West Suburban, North-Northwest suburban)

Ecker Center for Mental Health

A mental health agency that empowers clients to create their highest quality of life by providing timely and effective behavioral health services. (North-Northwest Suburban)

Elgin Partnership for Early Learning

A collaboration in the Elgin community that is working to prepare children for success in school and life. (North-Northwest suburban)

Enlace Chicago

A Little-Village based organization fostering physically safe and healthy environments by championing opportunities for educational development and economic enhancement. (Metro)

Erie Family Health Center

A community-based healthcare provider, supplying accessible, affordable and high quality health care for those in need. (North-northwest Suburban)

Erie Neighborhood House

A home without borders promoting a just and inclusive society by strengthening low-income, primarily Latino, families through skill-building, access to critical resources, advocacy and collaborative action. (Metro)

Esperanza Health Centers

A community health center whose mission is to promote healthy lifestyles and improve health status through the provision of high quality health care and wellness services. (Metro)

Family Focus Inc.

A member of the Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition that promotes the well-being of children from birth by supporting and strengthening their families in and with their communities. (West Suburban)

Family Rescue

A domestic violence shelter dedicated to ending domestic violence by providing comprehensive support services and shelter, engaging in advocacy to promote future system change and encouraging prevention through education. (Metro)

Family Service and Mental Health Center of Cicero

A therapeutic organization providing affordable mental healthcare for local residents, improving their emotional and psychological well-being and helping them lead happier, healthier and more productive lives. (West Suburban)

Family Service Association

A non-profit agency offering services to children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. The goal of FSA is to strengthen individuals and families so that they can meet the challenges of modern life in positive and constructive ways. (North-Northwest suburban)

Family Service of Lake County

A family-focused organization that works to strengthen families through counseling, education and related support services. (North-Northwest Suburban)

Family Shelter Service, Inc.

A community committed to serving those affected by domestic violence by providing a network of dynamic, interconnected programs and empowering individuals and families to realize their potential. (West Suburban)

Food for Greater Elgin

A food pantry in Kane County founded in 2011. Their goal is to combat food insecurity in the most effective and supportive ways possible by giving the community the resources it needs. (North-Northwest suburban)

Ford Heights Community Service Organization, Inc.

A minority, community-based nonprofit that assists residents in times of crisis, emphasizing emergency, supportive, and educational services to individuals and families until they are stabilized. (South-Southwest Suburban)

Gads Hill Center

A social service organization established to create opportunities for children and their families to build a better life through education, access to resources and community engagement. (Metro)

Gary Comer Youth Center

A safe and supportive environment for youth providing support for all our students to graduate from high school  prepared to pursue college and careers through positive extracurricular alternatives in a welcoming and safe environment. (Metro)

Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation

A community development focused nonprofit that foster the revitalization of low-to-moderate income neighborhoods, leveraging physical and human assets to enhance residents quality of life. (Metro)

Greater Chicago Food Depository

A food bank that distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year. (Metro)

Greater Elgin Family Care Center

A care center that provides integrated, high-quality, affordable health care for all, including those without the ability to pay. They have nine locations in northern Illinois. (North-Northwest suburban)

Hamdard Center for Health and Human Services

A community health center that promotes physical and emotional health and psychological well-being of the individuals and families by offering hope, help, and healing. (West Suburban)

HandsOn Suburban Chicago

A volunteer focused organization that inspires, equips and mobilizes people to take action that builds vibrant and prosperous communities. (North-Northwest Suburban)

Harold Colbert Jones Memorial Community Center

A safe and welcoming community organization that strengthens family ties, answers a community need, and emphasizes the worth of God's children (all people). (South-Southwest Suburban)

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Right

A comprehensive social services agency that advances human rights and responds to the needs of endangered populations through the provision of services and the promotion of permanent solutions leading to a more just global society. (Metro)

Heartland Alliance International

A service-based human rights organization specializing in trauma-informed mental health access to justice torture and trauma treatment, women’s rights and human rights protections. (Metro)

Heartland Health Centers

An innovative healthcare center improving the well-being of the community by providing accessible, high-quality health care. (Metro)

Heartland Health Outreach, Inc.

A comprehensive health services organization that transforms healthcare for the most vulnerable populations-by ensuring access to comprehensive, holistic, and integrated care. (Metro)

Heartland Human Care Services, Inc.

A collaborative social services agency that achieves freedom from want, fear, and injustice for people marginalized by poverty and displacement by providing a continuum of services that meet basic needs. (Metro)

Helping Hand Center

A nonprofit organization based in Countryside, IL that assists persons with disabilities to achieve their highest level of independence through quality programs and services. (West Suburban)

Hephzibah Children’s Association

A multi-faceted organization helping children thrive and families flourish through innovative, community-based programs. (West Suburban)

Housing Forward

A comprehensive housing services solution that Transitions people from housing crisis to housing stability. (West Suburban)

Housing Opportunities for Women

A Chicago nonprofit empowering women, children and families to break the cycle of homelessness and to advance the goal to end homelessness nationwide.  (Metro)

Housing Options for the Mentally Ill

A champion for adults recovering from chronic mental illnesses that provides a comprehensive services in housing, employment and clinical support so that each person can live independently. (North-Northwest Suburban)

Howard Brown Health Center

A national LGBTQ organization that exists to eliminate the disparities in healthcare experienced by LGBT people through research, education and the provision of services that promote health and wellness. (Metro)

Ignite (formerly TLP)

A youth-focused nonprofit creating hope and opportunity for teens who are homeless by assisting them in leaving the streets, securing stable housing, and building self-sufficient, satisfy lives. (Metro)

Illinois Action for Children

A catalyst for organizing, developing and supporting strong families and powerful communities where children matter most. (South-Southwest Suburban)

Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

A community focused organization that delivers exceptional care and education for infants and young children and supports families' efforts to be effective parents and advocates in their child's learning and development. (North-Northwest Suburban)

Inspiration Corporation

An atmosphere of dignity and respect that helps people affected by homelessness and poverty to improve their lives and increase self-sufficiency through social services, employment training and placement and housing. (Metro)

Jane Addams Resource Corporation

An employment resource and training organization that promotes strong communities, businesses and households in order to insure that people who work do not live in poverty. (Metro)

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

A community powered organization that provides the critical resources that bring food, refuge, health care, education and emergency assistance to 300,000 Chicagoans of all faiths each year. (Metro: Health, Education, Financial Stability, Safety Net; North-Northwest Suburban: Financial Stability, Safety Net)

Josselyn Center, The

A complete outpatient mental health services center providing the highest quality mental health and related services for children, adolescents, adults and families without regard to their ability to pay. (North-Northwest Suburban)

JOURNEYS The Road Home

A suburban Cook County based nonprofit that provides shelter and social services to people affected by homelessness. (North-Northwest Suburban)

La Casa Norte

A youth and family focused nonprofit providing a safe and nurturing environment for homeless and abandoned people where they will benefit from a comprehensive program of education, guidance, and counseling in a community setting. (Metro)

Ladder Up

A financial services organization helping hardworking Chicagoland families and students access the financial resources they need to move up the economic ladder through free tax preparation, financial aid application and financial education services. (Metro, West suburban, North-Northwest suburban)

LAF

A legal services organization empowering individuals, protecting fundamental rights, and achieving justice through advocacy, education, collaboration and litigation. (Metro, South-Southwest Suburban, West Suburban)

Lakeview Pantry

One of Chicago’s largest and longest operating food pantries that provides food to fill the basic need of hungry people, increases independence through self-help initiatives, raises awareness of hunger and poverty and works toward solutions to eliminate them. (Metro)

Lawndale Christian Health Center

A faith-based organization sharing the love of Jesus by promoting wellness and providing quality, affordable health care for Lawndale and the neighboring communities. (Metro)

Lawrence Hall

A community-based organization that assists at-risk youth and their families in developing the self-worth, knowledge and skills they need to lead independent and productive lives. (Metro)

Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing

A nonprofit law firm that believes that all persons have a right to safe, decent, and affordable housing on a non-discriminatory basis. (Metro)

Legal Council for Health Justice

A nonprofit legals services organization that works with community partners to provide free legal services in neighborhood health clinics, hospitals and shelters. (Metro)

Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center

One of the largest nonprofits service those with disabilities, enhancing their ability to live, learn, work, and play in the community. (Metro)

Life Span

A comprehensive service provider for women and children, enabling them to live without violence, build upon their strengths and become self-sufficient. (Metro)

Literacy Connection

An affiliate of ProLiteracy and a non-profit, community-based organization that helps individuals acquire fundamental literacy skills and learn to read, write, speak and understand English. Learners are provided free tutoring services in 16 communities. (North-Northwest suburban)

Loaves and Fishes Community Services

An anti-poverty hunger-relief agency providing food and leadership in the community by uniting an mobilizing resources to empower people to be self-sufficient. (West Suburban)

Making Kane Fit For Kids

A non-profit organization founded in 2008 that promotes healthy eating and active living initiatives to reduce childhood obesity in Kane County. (North-Northwest suburban)

McGaw YMCA

An open, charitable membership association that promotes growth in spirit, mind and body through programs and services for all. (North-Northwest Suburban)

Metropolitan Family Services

An advocate for families and communities that mobilizes and provides services across four areas: economic stability, education, emotional wellness and empowerment. (Metro: Health, Education, Financial Stability, Safety Net; North-Northwest Suburban: Health, Safety Net; South-Southwest Suburban: Health, Education, Safety Net; West Suburban: Health, Education)

Misericordia Heart of Mercy Center

A community of care that supports individuals with developmental disabilities in maximizing their level of independence and self-determination within an environment that fosters spirituality, dignity, respect and enhancement of quality of life. (Metro)

Mujeres Latinas en Accion

A bilingual/bicultural agency that empowers Latinas by providing services that reflect their values and culture, and being an advocate on issues that make a difference in their lives. (Metro)

Namaste Charter School

An open-enrollment public school option that educates children from the inside out, providing students from kindergarten to middle school with a holistic education that nourishes and stimulates both the mind and body. (Metro)

NAMI of DuPage

A catalyst for change that provides support, advocacy and education in order to improve the quality of life of individuals with mental illness and their families. (West Suburban)

National Able Network, Inc

A career support services center preparing today's communities to meet tomorrow's challenges through education, employment, and opportunity. (South-Southwest Suburban)

National Latino Education Institute

A unique community based non-profit and education institute, advancing our community’s economic independence through market- and results-driven education, training, employment and advocacy. (Metro)

Near North Health Service Corporation

A partner of Northwestern Medicine that exists to improve the health and wellbeing of the people it serves by operating programs and services using community primary care concepts. (Metro)

Neopolitan Lighthouse

A not-for-profit domestic violence agency provides comprehensive support services to victims of abuse and their children on the west side of Chicago. (Metro)

New Life Centers of Chicagoland

A faith-based organization that shares Christ's love by guiding youth, singles, and families to abundant life through health, education, and employment. (Metro)

New Moms, Inc.

A support system for young mothers that empowers and equips at-risk adolescent parents and their children, providing food, supportive housing, individualized case management, education re-enrollment, career readiness training, parenting classes. (Metro: Financial Stability; West Suburban: Education)

New Star, Inc.

A dynamic organization that provides choices and opportunities for persons with disabilities and their families through a culture of innovation and caring. (South-Southwest Suburban)

North Lawndale Employment Network

A community-focused organization that seeks to  improve the earnings potential of the North Lawndale community through innovative employment initiatives that lead to economic advancement and an improved quality of life. (Metro)

North Side Housing and Supportive Services

A comprehensive human services agency dedicated to ending and preventing homelessness. (Metro)

Northern Illinois Food Bank

A non-profit organization that is the source of nutritious food, innovative feeding programs and hope for more than half a million people each year. A proud member of Feeding America. (North-Northwest suburban)

Northwest Compass

An effective provider to those in crisis in the Northwest suburbs that delivers comprehensive services that help people when they need it most. (North-Northwest Suburban)

Oak Park and River Forest Day Nursery

A play-based organization that provides quality, nurturing child care in a safe, enriching and educational environment for families in the community. (West Suburban)

OMNI Youth Services

A comprehensive behavioral health organization that partners with parents and the community to provide innovative transformational behavioral and educational support services to children, adolescents, and young adults. (North-Northwest Suburban)

Outreach Community Ministries

A neighborhood resource that partners with churches to restore hope and provide opportunities for people to become all that God intends them to be. (West Suburban)

PADS of Elgin

A shelter in Elgin that provides safe shelter, comprehensive case management and advocacy to homeless men, women and families in northern Kane County and Hanover Township. (North-Northwest suburban)

Partners for our Communities

A one-stop shop trusted by families to address their many needs, empowering underserved people to develop self-efficiency and become leaders in their communities. (North-Northwest Suburban)

PEER Services Inc.

A community based organization that prevents and alleviates the problems that substance abuse causes individuals, families and our community. (North-Northwest Suburban)

People’s Resource Center

A DuPage County nonprofit responding to basic human needs to promote dignity and justice, and to create a future of hope and opportunity for county residents. (West Suburban)

Pillars Community Health

A non-profit health center building healthier communities by making connections, changing lives and providing mental health services, social services, and education for people of all ages. (West Suburban)

PLOWS Council on Aging

A resource for people age 60+ that provides the highest level of service to those who are physically, psychologically and/or financially in need. (South-Southwest Suburban)

PODER

A tuition-free English Education program that provides academic tools to promote human dignity, increase employment potential, and facilitate participation in the larger community for today’s adult immigrant. (Metro)

Prairie State Legal Services

A legal services organization that ensures equal access to justice and fair treatment under the law by providing advice and representation, advocacy, education, and outreach. (West Suburban)

Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH)

A national nonprofit organization providing high quality property management and customer service to our residents, and develops partnerships that improve the lives of our residents and communities. (Metro)

Primo Center for Women and Children

A family-focused agency that empowers homeless women and children to become productive, responsible and independent members of their communities. (Metro)

Project: VISION, Inc.

An advocate for access to resources and opportunities for youth that provides youth ages 12-21 of Chicago's Chinatown and Bridgeport communities with tools for educational, personal, and civic development. (Metro)

Renaissance Social Services

A compassionate, supportive nonprofit that seeks to end homelessness in Chicago through prevention, housing and social services. (Metro)

Respond Now

A social services agency providing services that address and resolve the emergency needs of 22 communities in the south suburban area. (South-Southwest Suburban)

Restoration Ministries, Inc.

A Christian-based program that restores hope to people while bringing lasting change to the community. (South-Southwest Suburban)

Resurrection Project, The

A faith-based community that builds relationships and challenges individuals to act on their faith and values by creating community ownership, building community wealth and serving as stewards of community assets. (Metro)

Safer Foundation

An advocate for equal employment opportunities that supports the efforts of people with criminal records to become employed, law-abiding members of the community and as a result, reduce recidivism. (Metro)

Saint Anthony Hospital

An independent, nonprofit, faith-based, acute care, community hospital dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the families on the West Side and Southwest Side of Chicago. (Metro)

Sarah’s Inn

A comprehensive services provider that improves the lives of those affected by domestic violence and to break the cycle of violence for future generations. (Metro, West Suburban)

Senior Services Associates

A non-profit agency dedicated to sustaining and improving the quality of life for individuals age 60 and older, the disabled and their caregivers by providing access to the social services they need. Serving Kane, Kendall and McHenry counties. (North-Northwest suburban)

Serenity House Counseling Services, Inc.

A holistically minded treatment organization providing comprehensive residential and outpatient treatment services to adult men and women recovering from substance abuse and chemical dependence. (West Suburban)

Sertoma Centre

A national nonprofit that provides opportunities that empower individuals with disabilities to achieve personal success. (South-Southwest Suburban)

Sinai Health Systems

A conglomeration of hospitals partnering together to Improves the health of the individuals and communities we serve. (Metro)

South Suburban Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, The

A Joint Commission accredited organization that delivers a continuum of treatment and recovery support services to residents of the greater Chicago Southland area and surrounding communities. (South-Southwest Suburban)

South Suburban Family Shelter, Inc.

A caring and confidential social services organization that provides comprehensive, coordinated services to families in which domestic violence exists without imposing any one solution. (South-Southwest Suburban)

Southwest Organizing Project

A multi-faith collaboration that brings together Christian, Muslim and Jewish faith institutions alongside public and private schools and other institutions in Southwest Chicago to enable families to exercise common values, determine their own future and connect with each other to improve life in their neighborhoods. (Metro)

St. Leonards Ministries

A residential agency providing services and programming to facilitate the successful re-entry of formerly incarcerated men and women into society as healthy, stable, contributing  members of families and communities. (Metro)

Teen Parent Connection

A DuPage County based nonprofit that provides educational resources on the realities and responsibilities of teenage pregnancy and long-term assistance to adolescent parents. (West Suburban)

Thresholds

An innovative, hope-filled agency that assists and inspires people with severe mental illnesses to reclaim their lives by providing the supports, skills, and the respectful encouragement they need. (Metro)

Together We Cope

A homelessness prevention agency based in Tinley park that assists, empowers, encourages and advocates for neighbors in need by providing food, shelter, clothing and referral information in times of crisis. (South-Southwest Suburban)

Tri-Con Child Care Center

An educational childcare facility providing economically attainable early care and education for children of low-income families ensuring that every child is ready to learn by the time he/she enters school. (North-Northwest Suburban)

UIHSS Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships

A diverse network of partners that fosters collaboration to bring the expertise, resources and wisdom from the community with that of the university to strengthen the quality of life for all beneficiaries.  (Metro)

United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago

A charitable nonprofit creating life without limits for people with disabilities through life skills training, assistive technology, meaningful employment, and providing a place to call home and specialized foster care for children. (South-Southwest Suburban, West Suburban)

Urban Initiatives

A teamwork focused agency that empowers Chicago's underserved children to adopt healthy lifestyles, improve their academic performance, and build strong character through sports-based youth development programs. (Metro)

VNA Health Care

A not-for-profit healthcare agency dedicated to providing compassionate, dependable, and comprehensive primary care and community health services. (West Suburban)

Well Child Center

An organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through education, counseling and services in the areas of childhood nutrition and pediatric dental health. (North-Northwest suburban)

WINGS Program, Inc

A pathway to independence for those affected by domestic violence, providing housing, integrated services, education and advocacy to end domestic violence. (Metro, North-Northwest Suburban)

World Relief DuPage/Aurora

A Christ-centered organization partnering with churches to holistically assist refugees, immigrants, and members of their communities to be fully functioning integrated participants in society. (West Suburban)

Year Up Chicago

A one-year, intensive training program that provides under-served young adults, ages with a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support. (Metro)

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

A youth-focused organization that develops strong children, families and communities through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, and fitness and healthy living. (Metro: Education; West Suburban: Health)

Young Men’s Educational Network (YMEN)

A dynamic youth organization that prepares young men in North Lawndale for leadership by helping youth grow in their faith and character, develop a love for learning, and use their talents to serve the broader community. (Metro)

Youth & Opportunity United, Inc. (Y.O.U.)

A youth development agency providing services and leadership to meet the emerging needs of young people and their families in our community. (North-Northwest Suburban)

Youth Crossroads, Inc.

A non-profit organization that acts in the best interest of youth, guiding them through life challenges, and inspiring them to discover new opportunities for personal development, healthy relationships, and positive community involvement. (West Suburban)  

Youth Guidance

An original school-based programs that enable at-risk children to overcome obstacles, focus on their education and, ultimately, to succeed in school and in life. (Metro)

YWCA Elgin

A YWCA location in Elgin that is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. (North-Northwest suburban)

YWCA Evanston/North Shore

A social justice organization empowering women and girls; promoting violence-free homes, schools and communities; and, fostering gender, racial and economic justice. (North-Northwest Suburban)

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

The oldest and largest women’s organization in the region, providing women and girls with the support and tools needed to transform their lives, be confident in their choices, and make valuable contributions to their communities. (Metro: Financial Stability, Safety Net; South-Southwest Suburban: Safety Net; West Suburban: Safety Net)

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