Some links to information about social services in the Chicago area.





  • Costs, routes, trackers, and trip planners: CTA. Pace bus. Metra rail. RTA.
  • Many seniors are still entitled to ride CTA, Pace, and Metra free (instead of just at a reduced fare)! You may register online for the State of Illinois' Seniors Circuit Breaker if your income after deductions is less than $27,000 per year, You can apply at the same time for some money back from real estate taxes.
  • Selected destinations maps, next bus to or from Chicago Jobs with Justice [Click here]

More (Thanks to Larry Thomas and friends)

  • United Way of Metropolitan Chicago / Larry Thomas, Labor Liaison. 560 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60661 / tel: 312.906.2430 / fax: 312.876.1644. GIVE . | ADVOCATE . | VOLUNTEER . | LIVE UNITED™
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  • Maya Roberts []. Service Organizations in the City...
  • West Side:
    • North Lawndale Employment Network
    • Garfield Workforce Center (aka 10 S. Kedzie)
    • Association House of Chicago (1116 N. Kedzie) 773-772-7170
    • Humboldt Park Social Services (3051 W. Armitage) 773-342-6210
    • Safer Foundation (571 W. Jackson) 312-922-2200
  • North Side:
    • Jane Addams Resource Corporation (4432 N. Ravenswood) 773-728-9769. Southeast Asia Center (multiple locations)
  • Southside:
    • SEDCOM. King Center. Quad Communities CWF (4804 S. Cottage Grove) 773-924-2205. St. Sabina Employment Resource Center (7907 S. Racine) 773-783-3760. Metropolitan Family Services (747 W. 63rd St) 773-487-3723
  • Southwest Side:
    • Greater Southwest REACH Center (6155 S. Pulaski) 773-735-6727. Instituto del Progreso Latino (4600 S. Wood) 773-927-7712 or (2570 S. Blue Island) 773-890-0055
  • Agencies with different branches throughout the city:
    • Catholic Charities (main office – 721 N. LaSalle and another office 1120 W. 79th St.) Call intake first and then they can direct to local office 312-655-7500.
    • Jewish Child and Family Services.
  • Gas and electric assistance. You have to enter in the zip codes separately.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago 560 W. Lake St. – 5th Fl. • Chicago, IL 60661. Phone: 312-207-5615 • FAX: 312-427-0760. Emergency : 312-373-1545.
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Social Services