For the North Lawndale Area

You are your child’s first and most important teacher. Just like they deserve the very best care, so do you. The resources here support the well-being of your entire family and help you create a positive home learning environment.

Health & Nutrition

These resources offer a wide range of health care services and supports to help you ensure a healthy environment for you and your child. As you know, a healthy lifestyle of well-balanced meals and movement are especially important in the first few years of life.

Great Chicago Food Depository
SNAP, WIC, other Social Services enrollment assistance

IL Department of Human Services Resource Office
3920 W Ogden Ave
Chicago, IL 60623
(773) 522-8370
IDHS Help is Here toll-free line at 1-833-2-FIND-HELP

Sinai Community Institute
2653 Ogden Ave
Chicago, IL 60608

Lawndale Christian Health Center
3860 W. Ogden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623
(872) 588-3000

Farm on Ogden
3555 W. Ogden Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60623
(847) 835-6807

Food Pantry Ministry

Harmony Community Church, Lower Level
1908 S. Millard
Chicago, IL 60623
(872) 2LOVE32

Safe Haven Food Pantry
2750 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
(773) 435-8300

Adult Education

As a parent or caregiver, you have the opportunity to set an example of lifelong learning for your child. You can build your skills or start on a new path at any point. Whether you’re looking to sharpen your communication skills, pursue your degree, or develop specific job training, our list of resources can help guide you in the right direction.

UIC Adult Education and Career Transition (FAST West) Site
Garfield Center
10 S. Kedzie Ave. L-15
Chicago, Illinois 60612
(312) 746-5419

Central State SER
Little Village Center
3948 W. 26th Street, Suite 213
Chicago, IL 60623
(773) 542-9030

North Lawndale Employment Network (Job Training & Financial Literacy)
906 S. Homan Ave
Chicago, IL 60624

The Learning Center
2153 S. Millard Avenue

Chicago, IL 60623

Malcolm X College – Adult Education
1900 W. Jackson
Room 2415
Chicago, IL 60612​​ ​​​​
(312) 850-7300

Arturo Velasquez Westside Technical Institute
2800 S. Western
Chicago, IL 60608

Mental Health

Your mental health is an important piece of your overall well-being and your ability to care for yourself, as well as the children in your life. But finding and affording professional help can be challenging. Our list of local resources can provide you with quality mental health care without barriers such as cost or location.

3410 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60624

Saint Anthony Hospital Community Wellness Program
3810 West 16th Street
Chicago, IL 60623

Chicago LAMP
3508 W. Ogden Ave.
Chicago, IL 60623

Westside Community Triage and Wellness Center
4133 W. Madison
Chicago, IL 60624
(773) 745-2610

The Encompassing Center

Lawndale Mental Health Clinic
1201 S. Campbell St.
Chicago, IL 60608


Our community is full of resources that can help you find the right employment opportunity or training for the next (or first) chapter in your career. Through our partners, you’ll find specific career training, job placement, and coaching to support your professional development.

North Lawndale Employment Network
Nichols Tower
906 S. Homan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624

Financial Opportunity Center & Resource Room
3936 W. Roosevelt
Chicago IL, 60624

3605 W. Fillmore
Chicago, IL 60624

BBF Family Services

BBF Family Services
1512 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, Illinois 60623

Cara Collective
(312) 798-3300

Sankofa Safe Child Initiative (Sankofa)
4041 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, Illinois 60624
1 (844) 669-5049

New Covenant Community Development
1111 S Homan Ave,
Chicago, IL 60624
Phone: 773-826-1356

Other North Lawndale Resources