Resources Available

In-Home Counseling For Seniors can serve any adult, aged 18 years and older, who is interested in receiving counseling services in their home. This includes seniors, physically, emotionally, or developmentally disabled adults, and those with persistent or chronic mental illness.Illinois Department on Aging Senior Helpline
For a variety of answers to your questions on how to obtain homemaker services, Meals on Wheels, assistance with heating bills, and accessing other senior resources or call (800) 252-8966.

Senior Resource Guide
A free comprehensive online guide to resources for seniors in Chicago and the surrounding area

Elderwerks 2015 Resource Directory
A free comprehensive directory of housing options and other resources for seniors in the Chicagoland area

Caring for a Person with Alzheimers Disease
A free publication from the National Institute on Health, full of helpful information for caregivers

Elder Abuse/Adult Protective Services Hotline
If you suspect abuse or neglect, or need help, call (866) 800-1409

Illinois Department on Human Services
For help with applying for Medicaid or Food Stamps, go to or call (800) 843-6154

Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
Free Medicare and Medicare Supplement counseling assistance for Medicare members

Also publishes a Medicare Supplement Premium Comparison Guide (click on link in middle of page). To access site locations for a SHIP counselor, click on "site sponsor list" on right of page

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
A wealth of information on mental illness, treatment, resources, and support groups… or call their helpline (800) 950-6264

Suicide Prevention/Crisis Intervention
(800) 248-7475

Chicago Domestic Violence Hotline
(877) 863-6338

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Assistance
(800) 622-2255

Hunger Hotline (Illinois Hunger Coalition, for help accessing food)
(800) 359-2163