Youth and Family Services

* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

The ARK Sarnoff Levin Residence *

6450 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 973-1000
Fax: (773) 973-4362
Email: ark@arkchicago.org
Web: http://www.arkchicago.org
Contact: Michael Bellows, Director

For homeless Jewish families and individuals in Chicagoland, provides short-term (up to 120 days) housing and supportive services in order to stabilize their lives and prepare them for the transition into permanent housing.

Center for Enriched Living *

280 Saunders Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015
Phone: (847) 948-7001
Fax: (847) 948-7621
Email: info@centerforenrichedliving.org
Web: http://www.centerforenrichedliving.org

A nonresidential, nonprofit agency providing social, recreational, and skill development programming for people with developmental disabilities. Volunteers must be 15 years old or older.

Glenkirk

3504 Commercial Ave.
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 272-5111
Fax: (847) 272-7350
Email: info@glenkirk.org
Web: http://www.glenkirk.org
Contact: Alan Spector, President

Provides support and services, which empower individuals with developmental disabilities to participate fully in all areas of community life. Advocate for and provides support and service based on the principles of informed choice, personal dignity, responsibility and individualization thereby enhancing the quality of life for all those whom Glenkirk serves.

JCYS Northwest Family Center

1700 Weiland Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Phone: (847) 279-0900
Email: nsamuels@jcys.org
Web: http://www.jcys.org
Contact: Naomi Samuels

Encourages children's creativity, fosters self-esteem and socialization, and establishes a love of learning with developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum. Infant & toddler care, preschool & kindergarten enrichment, before & after school programs, Horner Grove Summer Day Camp. Serves families of all backgrounds and provides children with the quality care and education they deserve.

Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS)

180 W. Washington Street
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 726-8891
Fax: (312) 726-7920
Email: jthomason@jcys.org
Web: http://www.jcys.org
Contact: John Thomason

Offers educational, recreational and leadership experiences throughout the year at our family centers, multiple summer camps and specialty programs. Programs are designed to nurture each child's individual spirit, imagination, confidence and talents.

Jewish Women International

9227 Ida Lane
Morton Grove, IL 60053
Phone: (800) 343-2823, (847) 373-3535
Fax: (800) 343-2823
Email: arubin@jwi.org
Web: http://www.jwi.org
Contact: Amy Rubin

Seeks a safe world for women, children, and families and combats violence through education, advocacy, and action--locally, nationally, and around the world. Programs and resource guides.

Little Friends Inc.

140 N. Wright St.
Naperville, IL 60540
Phone: (630) 355-6533
Web: http://www.littlefriendsinc.com
Contact: Tammy Niemeyer

Serves children and adults with developmental, emotional or behavioral disabilities: early intervention, alternative schools, family support, vocational training and community-based residential services, services to children with autism.

SHALVA *

P.O. Box 46375
Chicago, IL 60646-0375
Phone: (773) 583-4673
Email: info@shalvaonline.org
Web: http://www.shalvaonline.org
Contact: Ava Newbart

Provides services to help victims and survivors of domestic abuse in the Jewish community, Free, confidential clinical services include: 24-hour help line, individual and group counseling, legal information, referral services and court support.

Stars of David International

3175 Commercial Ave.
Northbrook, IL 60062-1915
Phone: (773) 274-1527
Email: starsdavid@aol.com
Web: http://www.starsofdavid.org

An information and support network for Jewish and interfaith adoptive families.

Under the Rainbow *

Sinai Health System
California Ave. at 15th Street
Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: (773) 257-4750
Fax: (773) 257-4753
Web: http://www.sinai.org

Services for abused children.

What's New in the Guide

CJE Counseling

Licensed clinical social workers provide individual and group counseling, as well as support groups, to help older adults and their families identify and resolve issues.

Linkages

Identifies and addresses the issues, needs, and challenges of adults with disabilities and their families. Professional staff explore resource options, coordinate services and provide assistance with future planning and advocacy. Monthly support groups offer parents the opportunity to discuss their mutual concerns.

JCYS Big City Day Camp

Campers have fun exploring the great city of Chicago at Big City Day Camp! With weekly field trips that offer unique behind-the-scenes experiences, this urban day camp also offers a diverse array of activities with professional sport coaches, artists, musicians and yoga instructors. Swim lessons are provided by Red Cross certified instructors and campers also enjoy Chicago beaches and waterparks. College-aged counselors sprinkle in singing, cooperative games, dancing and arts and crafts, and each Friday is made special with the Jewish tradition of Shabbat.

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