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Social Service Organizations
Blue Cap
Description: Educational, vocational, therapeutic and residential services for the developmentally disabled
Information: (708) 389-6578

Boy Scouts of America
Description: Educational programs for boys and young adults that are designed to build moral strength and character
Calumet Council – Pottawatomie District
(708) 474-6212
Chicago Area Council
(312) 421-8800

Braveheart Volunteer Support Teams
Description: Services for the terminally ill and their families including respite care, household management and moral support; children’s grief program
Information: (708) 922-1090

Bremen Youth Services
Description:  Helping young people deal with tough times in their life through comprehensive youth services
Information: (708) 687-9200

Catholic Charities
Description: Works to support families, reduce poverty and build communities
 (708) 430-0428

Centre for New Beginning
Description: One-on-one and group emotional support and education regarding the issues of loss, serious illness, trauma, death, divorce and grief
Information: (708) 923-1116

Community Center Foundation
Description: Alcohol rehabilitation, environmental education, retreats, seminars, counseling, chapel services and farm tours
Information: (708) 361-3650

Crisis Center for South Suburbia
Description: Emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, a 24-hour crisis line, counseling, advocacy and community education
Information: (708) 429-7255

4-H Club

Description: Hands-on learning experiences for people ages 8 to 19
Information: (708) 720-7500

Garden Center for the Handicapped
Description: Trains the developmental disabled in daily living activities and offers therapy, education, sheltered work and social services
Information: (708) 636-0054

Girl Scouts – South Cook County
Description: Serves girls in kindergarten through 12th grades and includes Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors
Information: (708) 957-8100 or

Good Shepherds Center for Exceptional Children
Description: Program for children with developmental disabilities, including early intervention, toy library and in-home respite care
Information: (708) 957-5700
Grand Prairie Services
Description: A broad array of high-quality mental health, community support, educational and related services
Information: (708) 799-2200

Metropolitan Family Services
Description: Family and marital counseling; prevention-oriented workshops, budget counseling, outreach and support services
Information: (708) 974-2300

Olive Branch Counseling Associates, Inc.
Description: Counseling and psychotherapy services for individuals, couples and families; help with depression, anxiety, ADHD, parenting, anger management and related services
Information: (708) 633-8000

Park Lawn School & Activity Center
Description: Programs for individuals with developmental disabilities, including school, workshop, employment and living arrangements
Information: (708) 425-3344

PLOWS Council on Aging
Description: Services for people age 61 and older to help maintain independence, pride and dignity
Information: (708) 361-0219

Salvation Army
Description: Provides basic human needs (food, shelter and utility assistance) on an emergency basis
Information: (708) 205-3522

Sertoma Speech & Hearing Center
Description: Evaluation and therapy to people with speech, language, learning and/or hearing problems
Information: (708) 599-9500

South Suburban Family Shelter

Description: Comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and their families
Information: (708) 798-7737

Southwest Community Services, Inc.
Description: Vocational rehabilitation services for adults with developmental disabilities or mental illness
Information: (708) 429-1260

Southwest YMCA
Description: Counseling, crisis intervention, shelter, foster care, early intervention, recreation and educational programs
Information: (708) 385-6700

South Suburban Council on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse
Description: Comprehensive programs for treatment of alcohol and/or drug abuse
Information: (708) 957-2854

Together We Cope
Description: Emergency assistance in crisis situations (homelessness, client advocacy, crisis intervention, etc.)
Information: (708) 633-5040


Other Social Service Agencies

Aunt Martha’s Youth Services
Description: Provides substance abuse counseling, a health and dental clinic; foster care, summer youth employment and GED counseling to youth
Information: (708) 754-1044

Infinitec Southwest
Description: Advances independence and promotes inclusive opportunities for children and adults with disabilities through technology
Information: (708) 444-8460

P.A.S.S. - Pregnancy Aid South Side

Descripton: Provides confidential pregnancy and parenting services in the Tinley Park area; counselors available by appointment only
Information: (708) 614-9777

St. Coletta’s of Illinois
Description: Residential care, educational programs, medical care, vocational services and specialized facilities for children and adults with developmental disabilities
Information: (708) 342-5200


Local Veterans Groups

American Legion Post 615

17423 S. 67th Court, Tinley Park
Information: (708) 532-1737

Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 2791

17149 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park
Information: (708) 532-9776


State of Illinois Organizations

Department of Children and Family Services

7600 W. 183rd St., Tinley Park
Information: (708) 633-5300