Youth and Family Services

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

Center for Enriched Living *

280 Saunders Road
Riverwoods
IL
60015
Phone: (847) 948-7001
Fax: (847) 948-7621
Email: info@centerforenrichedliving.org
URL: http://www.centerforenrichedliving.org
Contact: Michael Welsh

For more than 50 years, the Center for Enriched Living has enhanced and enriched the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities from youth through adulthood. CEL's programs provide social, recreational, employment and educational opportunities for our members in our renovated Universally Designed building in Riverwoods as well as throughout the community. CEL has been accredited by the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) and designated as a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator for 5 consecutive years a standard only achieved by 19% of the charities evaluated in America.

Glenkirk

3504 Commercial Ave.
Northbrook
IL
60062
Phone: (847) 272-5111
Fax: (847) 272-7350
Email: info@glenkirk.org
URL: http://www.glenkirk.org
Contact: Kori Larson

Provides support and services, which empower individuals with developmental disabilities to participate fully in all areas of community life. Advocates for and provides support and service based on the principles of informed choice, personal dignity, responsibility and individualization thereby enhancing the quality of life for all those whom Glenkirk serves.

InterfaithFamily Chicago *

922 Davis St
Evanston
IL
60201
Phone: 847-778-1938
Email: reind@interfaithfamily.com
URL: http://www.interfaithfamily.com/chicago
Contact: Rabbi Reni Dickman

Resource to bring personal, local services to interfaith couples and families exploring Jewish life and to the Jewish professionals and organizations who want to welcome them.

Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS)

150 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 640
Chicago
IL
60601
Phone: (312) 726-8891
Fax: (312) 726-7920
Email: info@jcys.org
URL: http://www.jcys.org
Contact: Barbara Haworth

Guided by Jewish values and culture, Jewish Council for Youth Services provides educational and recreational programs for Chicagoland's children, and through board service, develops the next generation of Jewish civic leaders.

Jewish Women International

Phone: (800) 343-2823
Email: arubin@jwi.org
URL: http://www.jwi.org
Contact: Amy Rubin

Seeks a safe world for women, children, and families and combats violence through education, advocacy, and action locally, nationally, and around the world. Programs and resource guides.

Little Friends Inc.

140 N. Wright St.
Naperville
IL
60540
Phone: (630) 355-6533
URL: http://www.littlefriendsinc.com
Contact: Tammy Niemeyer

Serves children and adults with developmental, emotional or behavioral disabilities: early intervention, alternative schools, family support, vocational training and community-based residential services, services to children with autism.

Madraigos Midwest

3557 W Peterson Ave
#122
Chicago
IL
60659
Phone: 773-478-6000
Email: info@madraigosmidwest.org
URL: http://www.madraigosmidwest.org
Contact: Rachel Karesh; Yankie Greenberger

Madraigos Midwest supports and enhances the emotional, social and spiritual health of adolescents, young adults and their families with an array of innovative prevention and intervention programs and services. We guide, encourage and uplift youth to reach their potential-step by step.

NA'AMAT USA

Greater Chicago Council
10024 N. Skokie Blvd.
Suite 224
Skokie
IL
60077
Phone: (847) 675-7275
Fax: (847) 329-7174
Email: office@naamatchicago.org
URL: http://www.naamatchicago.org
Contact: Gerri Madenberg

Strives to enhance the quality of life for women, children and families in Israel and the United States. NA'AMAT women act locally, nationally and globally in 11 countries (10 sister countries in addition to Israel), united in belief and in action around issues ranging from religious pluralism to the improvement in the status of women at home and in the workplace, from child well-being to peace in the Middle East, from the ability of single parents and new immigrants to build a life for themselves to the end of domestic violence.

SHALVA *

P.O. Box 46375
Chicago
IL
60646-0375
Phone: (773) 583-4673
Email: info@shalvaonline.org
URL: http://www.shalvaonline.org
Contact: Carol Ruderman

Supports Jewish women experiencing and healing from domestic abuse, through counseling, supportive services and education. Free, confidential services include: 24-hour help/crisis line, individual and group counseling, legal support, financial assistance, case management and referrals.

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.

Tikkun HaBriet

1834 W Willow Ln
Mount Prospect
IL
60056
Phone: 847-290-1880 , 847-845-1589
Email: info@TikkunHaBriet.org
URL: http://www.TikkunHaBriet.org
Contact: Phil and Helen Kornick

Tikkun HaBriet (Healing the Covenant), the only Jewish-based program that helps give struggling couples (and those stuck in a rough patch) another chance to redefine their marriage. This program begins the process of examining your goals and values and teach some new tools to rebuild into your loving relationship. Tikkun HaBriet is based on another faith's program that has been around for 40 years. Couples of all faiths, interfaith or no faith are welcome to attend. Without attention and care, marriages wither and couples slowly and quietly drift apart or are often torn apart by health, financial events or hurtful actions. Far too many couples live in misery, no longer feeling the joy of their once loving relationship. If you are experiencing challenges in your marriage, the Tikkun HaBriet Program may be able to help give your marriage another chance. Couples come to Tikkun HaBriet for many reasons, but you will never be asked why you are attending or be required to share. 

Under the Rainbow *

Sinai Health System
California Ave. at 15th Street
Chicago
IL
60608
Phone: (773) 257-4750
Fax: (773) 257-4753
URL: http://www.sinai.org

Provides psychological services for families in North and South Lawndale.

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JCYS Sunflower Camp - Buffalo Grove

Infant Sunflower Day Camp allows our youngest campers, aged 6 weeks-15 months, to participate in age-appropriate summer activities. Sunflower Day Camp for children aged 15 months-3 years is a fun-filled introduction to summer adventures. Campers take advantage of all the amenities available during the school year with extra summer fun including weekly in-house "field trips." 

JCYS Sunflower Day Camp - Lincoln Square

Sunflower Day Camp for children aged 15 months-5 years is a fun-filled introduction to summer adventures. Campers take advantage of all the amenities available during the school year with extra summer fun including weekly in-house "field trips."