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
www.illinois.gov/aging/Resources/Pages/helpline-main.aspx or call (800) 252-8966.


Senior Resource Guide
A free comprehensive online guide to resources for seniors in Chicago and the surrounding area www.SeniorsResourceGuide.com/Chicago


Elderwerks 2015 Resource Directory
A free comprehensive directory of housing options and other resources for seniors in the Chicagoland area www.elderwerks.com/directory/index.html


Caring for a Person with Alzheimers Disease
A free publication from the National Institute on Health, full of helpful information for caregivers www.nia.gov/sites/default/files/caring_for_a_person_with_alzheimers_disease_2.pdf


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 www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx? or call (800) 843-6154


Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
Free Medicare and Medicare Supplement counseling assistance for Medicare members www.illinois.gov/aging/ship/Pages/default.aspx

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… www.nami.org 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