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Information and Links

Community Organizations:

Faith In Action

1510 Old Deerfield Rd., Suite 205, Highland Park, IL –. 847-721-8414 – www.selcfia.org

An Organization That Provides Volunteer Support For Independent Living. This includes rides for the elderly or chronically ill, grocery shopping & other errands, prescription delivery, respite care and friendly visiting. They also offer social programs like Mah-Jongg, book club, Friday with Friends, etc.

Patty Turner Senior Center, Deerfield Park District – 375 Elm Street, Deerfield – 847-940-4010 The center is for adults 50 and over and provides programs that serve social, recreational and intellectual needs; and to enrich their lives. Social services are provided through a partnership between the Deerfield Park District and West Deerfield Township. They also offer blood pressure & blood sugar screenings, cholesterol screenings, podiatry services, massage services and medical equipment lending.

Senior Dining Program

Run by Catholic Charities of Lake County Nutrition Program – 847-782-4170, www.catholicharities.net

Serves Full Meals In Selected Lake County Restaurants at a cost of $5.00. They also have a Meals on Wheels program that can be reached at 847-784-6000. Catholic Charities has a host of other services available to seniors; they can be reached at 847-546-5733.


Catholic Charities Lake County Senior Services

Catholic Charities fulfills the Church's role in the mission of charity to anyone in need by providing compassionate, competent and professional services that strengthen and support individual, families and communities based on the value and dignity of human life. The mission of Catholic Charities is based on the foundation of individual dignity, quality of life, self-determination and personal choice.

Catholic Charities Lake County Senior Case Management Services assists those 60 and over and their caregivers by providing comprehensive services so that seniors are able to live independently or with caregivers in their own homes and communities. Catholic Charities of Lake County Senior Services offers a wide variety of programs and services for older adults and their family members. Coordinators provide information, assessments and connect clients to services such as, homemaker, adult day care, emergency home response, caregiver assistance, medical transportation, senior nutrition (Meals on Wheels and congregate meals), self-neglect cases (APS), benefits assistance (SHIP/SHAP/BAA/LINK), outreach and options counseling. Community Outreach presentations about programming and services are also available.

Catholic Charities Lake County Senior Services is located at 116 N. Lincoln Avenue in Round Lake, Illinois. If you are in need or know of someone in need, please call 847-546-5733/toll free 800-942-3930 or email infocclcss@catholiccharities.net and ask to speak with an Intake Case Manager.

Federal, State & Local Government Programs:

Lake County Center For Independent Living

377 N. Seymour, Mundelein, IL, 847-949-4440, www.lccil.org

Veterans Assistance Commission

20 S. Martin Luther King Ave., Waukegan, IL 847-377-3344, www.lakecountyil.gov/veterans

Social Security Administration

Lake County Office 1930 S. Lewis, Waukegan, IL 800-772-1213, www.socialsecurity.gov


Health Organizations:

Josselyn Center For Mental Health

847-441-5600, www.josselyn.org

A community mental health organization based out of Northfield providing programs for a full range of mental health and substance abuse problems.

They also have a drop-in-center in Deerfield at 130 Waukegan Rd., #102, 847-940-8400.

Lake County Health Department (Behavioral Health Services)

3010 Grand Ave., Waukegan, IL 847-377-8180, http://health.lakecountyil.gov/pages/behavioral-health.aspx

Lake County Health Department (North Shore Health Center)

1840 Green Bay Rd., Highland Park, IL 847-984-5300 www.lakecountyil.gov/health

A community health center with physicians, labs & dental services for all Lake County residents. Medicare & Medicaid are accepted.


West Deerfield Township Office/ Deerfield Village Hall / Deerfield Library:

West Deerfield Township Office

601 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield, 847-945-0614 www.westdeerfieldtownship.org

West Deerfield Township has a food pantry and a transportation service for township residents who have mobility challenges. They also have a social worker that can help residents with SNAP, Medicaid and other challenges they may face and they have a community support grant for accessibility. Call the West Deerfield Township office for eligibility & availability of programs.

Deerfield Village Hall

850 N. Waukegan Rd., Deerfield, IL 847-945-5000, www.deerfield.il.us

The Village of Deerfield has a senior/disabled taxi program

Deerfield Public Library

920 Waukegan Rd., Deerfield 847-945-3311, www.deerfieldlibrary.org


Area Fire & Police Departments:

Deerfield Fire Dept.

Non Emergency 847-945-4066 (Dial 911 In an Emergency)

Deerfield Police Dept.

Non Emergency 847-432-7730 (Dial 911 In an Emergency)

Offers individual counseling and grief support groups.


Transportation & Driving:

RTA Reduced Fare Permit

847-836-7000 www.rtachicago.com

Reduced fare permits for adults 65+


Individuals 65+ or with disabilities can register with the RTA for a reduced fare card. The phone # is 312-913-3110. Train tickets can be purchased on line at www.metrarail.com or at the Deerfield train station located at 860 Deerfield Rd.

The train station phone # is 847-945-0065.

Illinois Secretary Of State


* The Village of Deerfield has a discount cab service for seniors and West Deerfield Township has a van that is available by appointment.

Legal Services:

Prairie State Legal Services

325 W. Washington St., Suite 100, Waukegan, IL 800-942-3940 www.pslegal.org

Represent and advocate for those aged 60+ in civil cases – family, housing & health care law.

Illinois Attorney General Senior Citizen Consumer Fraud Hotline

800-386-5438 – ww.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov


Housing Options:

Housing Opportunity Development Corporation

2001 Waukegan Rd, Techny, IL 847-564-2900, www.hodc.org
HODC develops and manages affordable housing throughout the northern suburbs for families, seniors and people with disabilities with properties in Deerfield, Evanston, Glenview, Highland Park, Northbrook, Northfield and Skokie.

Frank Peers Bldg.

400 Central Ave., Highland Park 847-433-7694, (68 units for adults 62+)

Walnut Place

654 Walnut St., Highland Park, 847-433-7694 (56 units for adults 62+)

Sunset Woods Condominiums

891 Central Ave., Highland Park, 847-564 2900 (12 units of this complex are for adults 62+)

Lake County Housing Authority

33928 N. Hwy. 45, Grayslake, IL 847-223-1170, http://www.lakecountyha.org (for applications, information & locations, contact them)

Open Communities

614 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, IL 60093, 847-501-5760 www.open-communities.org

certified HUD housing counseling agency offering several services including home-sharing, mediation on landlord/tenant issues, etc.

Community Partners For Affordable Housing

400 Central Ave., Highland Park, IL 847-681-8746 cpah@cpahousing.org

Partners & manages affordable housing communities in Highland Park, Evanston and Lake Forest. They address affordable housing in those communities.