Healthy living is key to a brighter life.
Special Needs Chicago
Special Needs Chicago provides individuals with physical and/or cognitive challenges throughout Chicago and the suburbs with the freedom to enjoy safe, reliable, comfortable, and courteous service at an affordable cost.
Find a Doctor
CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals and a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, as well as other health services, including CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan. Locate your closest health care provider by clicking below.
The Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities works to help families and individual realize their full potential by providing a broad range of services to those in need. With 153 programs at 154 locations throughout Cook and Lake counties, Catholic Charities serves virtually every neighborhood in the Chicagoland area. Call 312.655.7700 or check out the link below to learn more.
Aunt Martha is a health care provider, social worker, educator, counselor, and advocate. They work to connect each person with exactly what he/she needs, from direct services to the specialized care offered by our collaborating partners.
Domestic Violence Resources
Do you or a family member feel unsafe in your own home? No one should have to feel that way and there are resources to help. Download the form below to see what options are available to you and your family.
Respond Now enhances quality of life in south suburban communities by working to alleviate hunger and prevent homelessness for people at risk. Check the link below for a full list of services.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Helpline
Questions about substance use disorders, their symptoms, different types of treatment, and recovery? Are you concerned about your parent’s substance use disorder?
Do your parents or friends have substance use disorder issues? Learn more about alcohol and substance misuse here.
Together We Cope
Together We Cope, among other things, supplies basic necessities like food, shampoo, diapers and clothing, allowing you to stretch your own dollars even further.
CountyCare Behavioral Health Services
CountyCare has a full behavioral health network that provides services for mental health and substance use disorders.
Behavioral health services that are covered by CountyCare include, but are not limited to: mental health assessments, individual, group and family therapy, case management, medication monitoring and management, community support, psychological testing. In addition, members may need partial hospitalization, residential rehabilitation services, detoxification, inpatient psychiatric care and long-term care.
Learn more at the links below.
Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive.
Since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been helping Chicago-area families reach their greatest potential, learn more about how they can help you.
Food for your Family
Since 1979, the Greater Chicago Food Depository has been Cook County’s food bank by providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository does this in partnership with 700 agencies and programs including pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and responses for children, older adults and veterans. Learn where food is distributed near you.
Top Box Foods
Top Box Foods is a year-round resource for affordable, nutritious fresh fruit, vegetables, and proteins for anyone and everyone who wants to bring healthy food home, and help their neighbors do the same. You can pick your Top Box deliveries at Grace Methodist Church in Blue Island (12739 Maple Ave) and many other locations throughout Cook County. On delivery day, you can pay for your order with your LINK Card, Credit/Debit, Cash, Check or Money Order.
Health professionals recommend at least one hour of physical activity each day. The Forest Preserves are the perfect places to pursue family physical fitness.
Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities
TASC helps people who lives have been affected by substance abuse problems, mental health conditions, and justice system involvement. Through client advocacy, care coordination, case management, and direct clinical services, we support individuals in transitioning away from courts, prisons, and child welfare systems, and into treatment, recovery, and renewed hope in the community.
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services provides healthcare coverage for adults and children who qualify for Medicaid, and provides Child Support Services to help ensure that Illinois children receive financial support from both parents.