The ARK

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Not-for-profit, community-funded social service agency. Since 1971, The ARK's mission has been to create a safety net for Chicagoland Jews in need by providing vital human services within a framework of Jewish values and laws, and to build bridges between volunteers and those in need in the community. The ARK recognizes that many members of the Chicagoland Jewish family -- Jews from all walks of life -- are deeply in need of help and kindness, and works with each person or family in distress to create a unique and comprehensive care plan that draws upon The ARK's wide array of free social and medical services. Guided by the ideals of our shared Jewish tradition, The ARK provides opportunities for Jews of all backgrounds to volunteer their time and perform mitzvot (good deeds).

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

The ARK *

Phone: Email: ark@arkchicago.org
URL: http://www.arkchicago.org
Contact: Marc J. Swatez, Ph.D., Executive Director

Not-for-profit, community-funded social service agency since 1971. The mission of The ARK is to help Chicagoland Jews who are facing adversity navigate toward self-reliance. ARK professionals, volunteers, and donors provide free, comprehensive services within a framework of Jewish values and laws. The ARK recognizes that many members of the Chicagoland Jewish family -- Jews from all walks of life -- are deeply in need of help and kindness, and works with each person or family in distress to create a unique and comprehensive care plan that draws upon The ARK's wide array of free social and medical services. Guided by the ideals of our shared Jewish tradition, The ARK provides opportunities for Jews of all backgrounds to volunteer their time and perform mitzvot (good deeds).

The ARK Northwest *

3100 Dundee Road, Suite 802
Northbrook
IL
60062
Phone: (773) 973-1000
Fax: (847) 272-5330
Email: ark@arkchicago.org
URL: http://www.arkchicago.org
Contact: Marc J. Swatez, Ph.D., Executive Director

Services at the site include case management, a food pantry, rent and utility assistance, job counseling, delivery of medications from The ARK's pharmacy, and other services as needed. The ARK Northwest is open Mondays 9:00-7:30, Tuesdays 9:00-5:00, Wednesdays 1:00-5:00, Thursdays 9:00-5:00, and Fridays 9:00-2:00.

The ARK Sarnoff Levin Residence *

6450 N. California Ave.
Chicago
IL
60645
Phone: (773) 973-1000
Fax: (773) 973-4362
Email: ark@arkchicago.org
URL: 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.

The ARK Seymour H. Persky Building *

Main Listing
6450 N. California Ave.
Chicago
IL
60645
Phone: (773) 973-1000
Fax: (773) 973-4362
Email: ark@arkchicago.org
URL: http://www.arkchicago.org
Contact: Marc J. Swatez, Ph.D., Executive Director

Services include medical, dental and eye care, pharmaceutical assistance, rent and utility assistance, food, transitional housing, legal aid, job search assistance, benefits advocacy, case management, psychological therapy and testing, a day program for people with ongoing mental health needs, and more.

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