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In-Home Counseling 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.Adult Protective Services Hotline
If you suspect abuse or neglect, or need help, call (866) 800-1409


Alcohol and Drug Abuse Assistance
(800) 622-2255


Bullying and Prevention
Learn about the signs of bullying and ways to prevent it.


Caring for a Person with Alzheimers Disease
Learn how to care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia from the National Institute on Health.


Chicago Domestic Violence Hotline
(877) 863-6338


Drug Abuse and Mental Health
Learn more about the relationship between drug abuse and mental illness.


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


Elderwerks 2018 Resource Directory
A free comprehensive directory of housing options and other resources for seniors in the Chicagoland area.


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


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, visit their website or call (800) 252-8966.


Illinois Department of Human Services
For help with applying for Medicaid or Food Stamps, visit their website or call (800) 843-6154.


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


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

They also publish a Medicare Supplement Premium Comparison Guide (click on link towards the bottom of page).

To access site locations for a SHIP counselor, click on “Volunteers in Your Area” on right of page


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


Stress Management
Everyone feels stressed from time to time. But what is stress? How does it affect your health? Find out here what you can do about it


Suicide Prevention/Crisis Intervention
(800) 248-7475


Teen Depression
If you think you or someone you know might have depression, you/they are not alone. Depression is common, but it is also treatable. Find out more information here.


Understanding Anxiety Disorders
Find out more about anxiety, what causes it, and what you can do to help yourself or loved ones.