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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)


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)

Cara Chicago (formerly The Cara Program)

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)

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)

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)