Local Resources

Albany Park Community Center

Literacy Program: Helping Families Toward Self-Sufficiency

Provides adults and their families in the Albany Park community with a range of education programs, including English as a second language and basic education with language and reading development skills.Learn More

Amigas Latinas

An Amiguitas program for young queer LatinasLearn More

Anixter Center - Professional Placement Program

The mission of Anixter Center is to enhance the ability of individuals living with or at risk of disabilities to live, learn, work, and play in the community. Having merged with three nonprofits (CALOR, Chicago Hearing Society, and the National Lekotek Center), Anixter Center is now the 13th largest nonprofit in Chicago.Learn More

Aquinas Literacy Center

Literacy Program

Offers no-cost tutoring programs to residents of McKinley Park and surrounding areas.Learn More

Beyond Disability

The Fe Fe Stories

The Empowered Fe Fes (slang for female), a group of young women with disabilities, hit the streets of Chicago on a quest to discover the difference between how they see themselves and how others see them.Learn More

Broadway Youth Center at the Howard Brown Center

Howard Brown Health Center

The Broadway Youth Center is a program of Howard Brown and our community partners, offering comprehensive services to all youth, 24 and under.
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CHAC is a private company that has administered the CHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program since 1995 in a unique public-private partnership.Learn More

Chicago Amplified

Access Living is a proud partner of Chicago Amplified, a program of WBEZ that records and makes available audio files of local events. Learn More

Chicago Bar Foundation

The Chicago Bar Foundation mobilizes Chicago’s legal community around to ensure that everyone in the Chicago metropolitan area has equal access to justice. Learn More

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Organizes and advocates to prevent and end homelessness.Learn More

Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under LawLearn More

Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline

Rape Victim Advocates

RVA is an Illinois not-for-profit organization made up of many individuals with two primary goals: to assure that survivors of sexual assault are treated with dignity and compassion; and to affect changes in the way the legal system, medical institutions and society as a whole respond to survivors.
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Chicagoland Business Leadership Network

The Chicagoland Business Leadership Network is Illinois’ only business-led, business-focused organization that addresses specific needs relating to the inclusion of people with disabilities from a talent, customer, supplier diversity and community perspective. A program of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the CBLN is an approved affiliate of the U.S. Business Leadership Network.Learn More

City of Chicago Office of Workforce Development

The Mayor's Office of Workforce Development (MOWD) helps Chicago businesses find qualified workers and assists Chicago residents to train for, get, maintain, and advance in their jobs. MOWD works through Mayor Daley’s WorkNet Chicago, its network of over 100 community-based and citywide organizations, to: Learn More

Connect Chicago

Connect Chicago is a loose network of more than 250 places in the city where internet and computer access, digital skills training, and online learning resources are available—for free.Learn More

Deborah’s Place

Deborah's Place works to break the cycle of homelessness for women.Learn More

Disabled Youth Peer Development Initiative (DYPDI)

Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

DYPDI encourages independent living, nurtures leadership skills through mentoring and expands the horizons of young people with disabilities.Learn More

Domestic Violence and Mental Health Resources

The Domestic Violence and Mental Health Policy Initiative is a resource for professionals working in the fields of domestic violence and mental health. Please feel free to contact us to request more information about DVMHPI, or with questions about the issues, model programs, training curricula, and other resources.Learn More

F.R.I.D.A. -- Feminist Response in Disability Activism

FRIDA is a Chicago-based feminist disability rights group founded in 2005, in response to a wave of crimes against women with disabilities in Illinois. We are all about taking action and building an international network of like-minded folks who care about feminism and disability rights. Sick and tired of gender-based disability discrimination? Then FRIDA is for you.Learn More


A coalition of young women fighting for better media representations.
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HOPE Fair Housing Center

HOPE Fair Housing Center --HOPE Fair Housing Center is dedicated to eliminating housing discrimination and segregation because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, familial status, or any other characteristics protected under state or local laws.Learn More

Hotter: Health Outcomes Through Treatment Empowerment and Recovery

TPAN’s newest program is HOTTER— Healthy Outcomes through Treatment, Empowerment, and Recovery. Learn More

Housing Opportunities for Women

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Jane Addams Senior Caucus

The Jane Addams Senior Caucus challenges and transforms social injustices impacting seniors through leadership development, community organizing and grassroots policy advocacy.Learn More

Jewish Vocational Services of Chicago -Disability Program

JVS provides individualized job development, resume preparation, vocational planning, application procedures, sign language interpreting, job placement and follow-up services.Learn More

JJ’s List

Where people with disabilities review businesses and services. This is an online site for individuals to post reviews and read reviews about physical and social access to local and regional companies. Learn More

Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing (LCBH)

The Lawyer's Committee for Better Housing promotes the availability of and access to affordable, decent housing, and supports low- and moderate-income households in metropolitan Chicago.
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Literacy Chicago

Literacy Program:

Provides adults and their families programs and services ranging from free classes in reading and everyday math to GED preparation. Learn More


Latin United Community Housing Association works to stabilize the neighborhoods of the northwest side of Chicago and to fight for the interests of community residents.Learn More

Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

MOPD provides a variety of employment services for people with disabilities and employers including training resources, job search assistance and workshops on disability awareness and workplace accommodations.Learn More