National Resources

Addiction Center

Guiding you from Rehab to Recovery

A site that helps people find Inpatient Drug Rehabilitation.
The organization’s drug abuse hotline connects people with rehabs or detox centers.
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Drug Addiction Resources for Teens

Resources that teens can use to understand the dangers of addiction as well as help those who are already experiencing drug addiction. Learn More

Drug Rehab Connections

The Drug Rehab Connections community is made up of those who want to help and give back. We are here to share our stories of recovery and hope as we begin the steps together towards rehab and recovery. Learn More

Family Resource & Learning Center

Tutoring Service

Offers tutoring for children who need help in math, reading and writing, and adults who need help with math, reading, writing and study for their GED or other high school program.Learn More

Get Organized Now

This website offers many tips and ideas to help you organize your home, organize your office and organize your life!Learn More

GIVE Community Services

Tutoring Service

Offers tutoring to adults and children in math, reading and writing, as well as help with the GED and other high school programs. Learn More

Health Insurance Market Place -- Spread Word about Health Exchanges

Starting in 2014, there’ll be a new way for people to buy health insurance. As you know, the Affordable Care Act created unprecedented opportunities for millions of Americans to access health insurance. This includes establishing the Health Insurance Marketplace, sometimes called “Exchanges.” Learn More

Illinois Department of Vocational Rehabilitation

The Illinois Department of Vocational Rehabilitation assists people find a job or get ready to go to work and makes sure that people have the supports they need to stay on the job.

The site says that we still need information for links to Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and to Equip for Equality on the CED Team. That can be the same link information used in the referral directory.
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Marriot Foundation - Bridges to Work job training program

Bridges develops and supports mutually beneficial job placements to meet the workforce needs of local employers and the vocational goals of young people.Learn More

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline

loveisrespect, National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline is a national resource that can be accessed by phone or the internet. The Helpline and offer real-time one-on-one support from trained Peer Advocates. The National Domestic Violence Hotline operates loveisrespect, National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline from their call center in Austin, TX.Learn More

Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities

This website provides research on special offers and discounts available to senior citizens, women, and veterans, in a series of guides to help consumers find ways to save money.Learn More

Social Security Disability Benefits Guide

A website from Simple Dollar intended to help site visitors understand how Social Security disability works and how to calculate benefitsLearn More

Success Lab Learning Centers

Tutoring Service

Programs in math, reading comprehension and study skills are designed for a range of students – from those in need of remedial instruction to school enrichment to accelerated studies for gifted learners.Learn More

The American Association of People with Disabilities(AAPD)

AAPD organizes the disability community to be a powerful force for change – politically, socially, and economically – and recognizes the value of working in broad coalitions to foster unity, leadership, and impact.Learn More

The Blue Gargoyle Adult Learning Program

Literacy Program

Serves individuals who need to improve their reading, writing, math and computer skills before they go on to a job-training program or the GED test.Learn More

The Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living

The Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living, the statewide association representing the 23 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in Illinois. INCIL is an authoritative source of information about the accomplishments and needs of Illinois CILs and about issues most critical to promote independent living for all persons with disabilities.Learn More

The National Council on Disability

NCD is an independent federal agency and is composed of 15 members appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. It provides advice to the President, Congress, and executive branch agencies to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities.Learn More

The National Council on Independent Living

NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities through consumer-driven advocacy. NCIL envisions a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully.Learn More

The National Organization on Disability

The National Organization on Disability expands the participation and contribution of America’s 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.Learn More

Ticket to Work

The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program is an employment program for people with disabilities who are interested in going to work.Learn More

UMKC Institute for Human Development

Guide to real person centered planning

Person-Centered Planning empowers people with disabilities by focusing on the desires and abilities of the individual.Learn More

Used Handicapped Vans

Van Products Used Handicap Vans works hard to provide quality mobility products and used handicap vans to each of the customers we serve.Learn More

Promotes academic success and a desire to excel by providing elementary and high school students with one-on-one tutoring, and expands literacy for adults through free basic education, computer classes, GED preparation, English-as-a-second-language classes and family reading events.Learn More

Youth Service Project

Tutoring Service

The Foundation’s training courses focus on job-readiness skills, computer literacy and entrepreneurship. Enrichment opportunities include tutoring, after-school programs and leadership initiatives, assisting young people in a variety of subjects, including math, reading, science and GED preparation.Learn More