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/buffalogrove
Contact: Naomi Samuels

Offers early childhood education and child care for children six weeks to six years old. JCYS encourages children's creativity, fosters self-esteem and socialization, and establishes a love of learning with developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum through infant & toddler care, preschool & kindergarten enrichment, and before & after school programs for elementary-school children. Children participate in a cultural Jewish curriculum that explores Jewish traditions, holidays and customs through music, stories, art, games and cooking activities. Basic Jewish values are included throughout the curriculum, including family, caring about others, acceptance of all and tzedakah.

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

Phone: (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.

NA'AMAT USA

Greater Chicago Council
10024 N. Skokie Blvd.
Suite 224
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 675-7275
Fax: (847) 329-7174
Email: office@naamatchicago.org
Web: http://www.naamatchicago.org
Contact: Gerri Madenberg

NA'AMAT, the Hebrew acronym for "Movement of Working Women and Volunteers," is an organization and a movement striving to enhance the quality of life for women, children and families in Israel and the United States. NA'AMAT women act locally, nationally and globally in 11 countries (10 sister countries in addition to Israel), united in belief and in action around issues ranging from religious pluralism to the improvement in the status of women at home and in the work place, from child well being to peace in the Middle East, from the ability of single parents and new immigrants to build a life for themselves to the end of domestic violence.

SHALVA *

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

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.

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.

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