Abuse Prevention Resources

Equip for Equality

Equip for Equality works to advance the human and civil rights of people with disabilities.  They offer legal advice and traiing for parents and individuals to self-advocate for their rights.  There are four different sites in Illinois - Main office in Chicago, but also Springfield, Moline, and Carbondale that serve the different regions across Illinois.

Phone: (312) 341-0022  |  Address: 20 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60602  |  equipforequality.org

Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

Chicago Children's Advocacy Center and their partners are the front-line responder in Chicago to reports of child sexual abuse, as well as reports of physical abuse of children under the age of 3.  They coordinate the efforts of child protection staff, law enforcement professionals, family advocates, medical experts, and mental health clinicians under one roof.  They facilitate collaborative response, arrange family visits to the center with provision of support services, conduct forensic interviews, provide family advocacy and crisis intervention services, and provide mental health therapy.  

Phone: (312) 492-3700  |  Located: 1240 S. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60608  |  chicagocac.org

Community Alternatives Unlimited - Northern Chicago & Lake County

Community Alternatives Unlimited offers service coordination and case management to Northern Chicago and Lake County.  Their staff includes licensed social workers, certified rehabilitation counselors, licensed psychologists, counselors, nurses, and educators.They provide: Case Management, which gathers information, communication, service arrangement, and advocacy to individuals who require assistance; Independent Service Coordination, with DHS, develop individualized service plans, to arrange for delivery of services, and to ensure access to services; Pre-Admission Screening to provide documentation to verify that a person has a developmental disability and meets the criteria for state-funded services; Prioritization of Urgency of need for Services (PUNS) database assistance with enrollment; and Individual Service and Support Advocacy, in with the staff meets with the individual with a disability and their families to review service plans and programs.  

Phone: (773) 867-4000  |  TTY: (773) 867-4168  |  Crisis After Hours Number: (773) 867-4000
​Located:
8765 W. Higgins Rd, 3rd Floor, Chicago 60631  ​|  Service Area: North Chicago & Lake County  |  cau.org

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Community Service Options, Inc. - South & West Chicago

Community Service Options, Inc. offers service coordination and case management to South and West Chicago.  They provide: Intake, which registers service requests and a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) coordinates eligibility determination, assessments, applications, arrangements, and advocacy for people with disabilities; Case Management, which gathers information, communication, service arrangement, and advocacy to individuals who require assistance; Independent Service Coordination, with DHS, develop individualized service plans, to arrange for delivery of services, and to ensure access to services; Pre-Admission Screening to provide documentation to verify that a person has a developmental disability and meets the criteria for state-funded services; Prioritization of Urgency of need for Services (PUNS) database assistance with enrollment; Individual Service and Support Advocacy, in with the staff meets with the individual with a disability and their families to review service plans and programs; and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) case management services to individuals who have suffered a TBI resulting in a mental and/or physical disabilities.  

Phone: (773) 471-4700  |  TTY: (773) 471-4772  |  Toll Free: (888) 276-4467  |  Crisis After Hours Number: (773) 471-4700
​Located:
6845 S. Western Avenue, Chicago, 60636  ​|  Service Area:South & West Chicago  |  cso1.org

Department of Human Services Resources

Sarah's Inn - Western Cook County

Sarah's Inn whose mission is to imporve the lives of those affected by domestic violence and to break the cycle of violence for future generations.  They offer comprehensive services, including domestic vilence crisis intervention, community education, and violence prevention programs for youth.  Sarah's Inn works throughout Chicago's West Side neighborhoods and the Western Suburbs.  

Phone: (708) 386-3305  |  24-hour Crisis Line: (708) 386-4225  |  Located: Oak Park, IL  |  sarahsinn.org

Advocacy Resources

Resources in Chicago

Please contact the Statewide Coordinator at 773.205.3627 or 630.207.8479 for more information about resources in your area.