Community Services


A Safe Place
Provides housing, court advocacy, referrals and comprehensive counseling programs for victims of domestic violence.
(800) 600‑7233

Children’s Advocacy Center
Provides crisis management, case coordination and advocacy, on-site medical exams and support groups to child sexual abuse victims and their non-offending family members.
(847) 377‑3155 Abuse Hotline
(800) 252‑2873

The Harbour
Provides emergency housing and services to girls (ages 12-21) experiencing homelessness in order to promote safety, stability and personal growth.
(847) 297‑8540

LCOI Lake County Opioid Initiative
We are here to help. Are you or is someone you love struggling with addiction?
(847) 549‑5200

Leyden Family Service & Mental Health Center
Offers inpatient substance abuse treatment including detoxification and 21-day rehabilitation services to individuals 18 and over, on a sliding fee scale basis. (847) 451‑0330
24-Hour Crisis: (847) 451‑1100

Life Span
Provides emergency services, counseling and legal advocacy for victims of domestic violence and their families. Community education and training to professional organizations available.
(847) 824‑0382

We work to reduce stigma and prevent substance use disorder among individuals, families, and communities, and minimize the overall health, legal and social harms associated with substance use.
(844) 584‑5254

The National Domestic
Violence Hotline
(800) 799‑7233

Northwest Compass, Inc.
Provides emergency services, education, and empowerment which fosters personal responsibility for those who are vulnerable or in crisis. (847) 392‑2344

Response (Jewish Child & Family Services)
Working with teens to help them make healthier life choices by providing mental health, outreach and comprehensive sex education.
(847) 676‑0078

Shelter, Inc.
Provides group home care and home care to children from birth through age 17 who are abused, neglected, dependent; or in need of supervision as well as family health education to parents at risk of abusing. Services available on a 24-hour basis.
(847) 255‑8060 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

The WINGS Program
An emergency domestic violence safe house in addition to transitional housing and free counseling for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
(847) 519‑7820
24-Hour Crisis Line: (847) 221‑5680

Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center
ZCenter’s mission is to provide a place where survivors of sexual assault and abuse can heal, and to mobilize the community toward action to end sexual violence. Individual and group counseling for ages 3 and up. Services are free of charge, in English and Spanish.
(847) 244‑1187 Gurnee
(847) 972‑1790 Skokie
24-Hour Crisis Support Line: (847) 872‑7799


AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health
Provides psychiatric counseling including outpatient, inpatient day treatment and residential services.
(847) 952‑7460 | (855) MY AMITA (692-6482)

Family Service of Lake County
Provides family, marital and individual counseling and education programs to strengthen family life. Bilingual and bi-cultural staff (Hispanic) available; senior services also provided.
(847) 432‑4981

JUF Jewish United Fund
Provides centralized budget and planning for 15 affiliate agencies, which provide service to needy individuals in the areas of adult and child day care, home support services, foster family care, group home care, counseling, residential services, health care and emergency assistance.
(312) 346‑6700

JCFS Chicago
Professionally trained and licensed clinical social workers, counselors, psychologists, art and drama therapists specialize in high quality therapeutic services that enhance the emotional well-being of children, adults, couples, and families.
(855) 275‑5237

OMNI Youth Services
Provides comprehensive services to adolescents and families including 24-hour crisis intervention and prevention; child abuse counseling; youth development programming, community education and youth and parent advocacy.
(847) 353‑1500

Salvation Army Family and Community Counseling Centers
Provides counseling and related casework services to individuals and families faced with difficult personal and/or family problems.
(847) 392‑0265


Avenues To Independence
Work activity center with residential and independent living arrangements for people with disabilities. Offers vocational training, education and placement.
(847) 292‑0870

Catholic Charities
Multi-service agency for all ages providing basic human needs through counseling, case management and emergency assistance. Also offers physician referral service for Medicaid clients.
Cook County: (312) 655‑7700
Lake County: (847) 782‑4000

Serves the needs of children and adults with developmental disabilities, and their families through education, therapy, vocational rehabilitation, and residential services.
(847) 870‑7711

Center for Enriched Living
A social enrichment and skill-development center providing programs for individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities.
(847) 948‑7001