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Family and Caregiving in Chicago

This section provides information on women's roles as caregivers for children, elderly persons, and patients, highlighting research on caregiving and resources available to assist the caregiver.

See also Family and Caregiving in Illinois and Family and Caregiving in the United States.


Contents:

Child Care
Elder Care
Patient Care
Policy
Organizations for General Information


Child Care

Chicago Metro Area Child Care Directory
http://www.careguide.net/careguide/yahoo/chicago.html
Select city and age of child to find listings of childcare centers.

Chicago's Department of Human Services: Early Child Care and Education
http://w5.ci.chi.il.us./HumanServices/sub/early_child_care_education.htm
Provides easy access to quality child care by informing parents of full-day, affordable child care. Early childhood development programs featured on this page prepare children to succeed in school and beyond. Headings include: Mayor Daley's Plan- Serve More Families, Build Child Care Facilities, Improve Quality of Care, Strengthen Family Support, Partnerships, Plan in Action- Capitol Projects, New Child Care Centers, Existing Child Care Centers, Head Start for Homeless Children, Subsidized Child Care

Metro Chicago Information Center
http://www.mcic.org/
The Metro Chicago Information Center is a non-profit research organization addressing the needs of the non-profit, government, corporate, and research communities in the metro Chicago area. Research data and reports available from MCIC's Web site.

Child Care in Chicago Data
http://www.uic.edu/orgs/rin/2000rpt/ch2/sld019.htm
Source: General Accounting Office, "Welfare Reform: Implications of Increased Work Participation for Child Care" (Letter Report 5/29/97, GAO/HEHS-97-75), 1997.

Chicago and Illinois Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Data
http://www.uic.edu/orgs/rin/2000rpt/ch2/sld020.htm
Source: Illinois Department of Human Services WIC Program.

Elder Care

Chicago Department on Aging
http://www.cityofchicago.org/Aging
Includes many useful resources for Chicago seniors, such as:

Chicago Social Security Home Page (#1)
http://www.ssa.gov/chicago/a07/e05.htm
Home page for the Chicago "Back of the Yards" Social Security Office.

Chicago Social Security Home Page (#2)
http://www.ssa.gov/chicago/a07/497.htm
Chicago (East) Social Security Office homepage.

Patient Care

Metro Chicago Information Center
http://www.mcic.org/
The Metro Chicago Information Center is a non-profit research organization addressing the needs of the non-profit, government, corporate, and research communities in the metro Chicago area. Research data and reports available from MCIC's website.

Policy

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services: Policy Guides
http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/policy.htm
Policy guidelines in areas such as children and family services and day care, from the DCFS Office of Rules and Procedures. Additional policy resources are available in the rules section of the DCFS online library.

Illinois Human Rights Act
http://www.legis.state.il.us/ilcs/ch775/ch775act5articles/ch775act5artsoc.htm
The Illinois Department of Human Rights website has made the text of the law accessible online, including the provisions covering civil rights, discrimination, and sexual harassment in higher education.

Organizations for General Information

Chicago Mental Health Services Department
6201 S. Halsted
(312) 747-7496 or (312) 747-0200

ADA Niles Senior Center
6414 S. Halsted
(312) 847-2400 or (312) 747-0059

Council on Aging
General information on elderly & disabled services
(312) 744-4016

Suicide Prevention
Suicide counseling and referrals
(312) 983-8383

Chicago Department on Aging
510 North Peshtigo Court, Suite 3A
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Telephone: (312) 744-5770
Fax: (312) 744-0680
TTY: (312) 744-6777
Central Information and Assistance: (312) 744-4016

Illinois Department of Human Rights
http://www.state.il.us/dhr/index.htm
100 W. Randolph St.
J.R. Thompson Center, Suite 5-100
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 814-6269

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
6th Floor, James R. Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 814-4650
Contact information for local offices
Child Abuse Hotline - Telephone: 800-25-ABUSE TDD: 800-358-5117
Ombuds Office - Telephone: 800-232-3798 TDD: 800-513-4980

Disability Resources Division
2102 West Ogden Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Telephone: (312) 744-6673
Fax: (312) 746-5787
TTY: (312) 746-5715

Illinois Department of Human Services
Office of Communications
Chicago Office
401 South Clinton Street, 7th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60607
Telephone: (312) 793-2342
TTY: (312) 793-2354

Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
http://www.cityofchicago.org/Disabilities/
121 North LaSalle St., Room 1104
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Telephone: (312) 744-7209
Fax: (312) 744-3314
TDD: (312) 744-4964

Substance Abuse/AIDS Prevention Program for the Hearing Impaired
2102 West Ogden Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Telephone (312) 746-5748
Fax (312) 746-5787
TDD (312) 746-5712

Council for Disability Rights
http://www.disabilityrights.org/
205 West Randolph, Suite 1650
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 444-9484
TDD: (312) 444-1967
fax: (312) 444-1977

Chicago Department of Public Health
333 S. State St., Room 200
Chicago, Illinois 60604-3972
Telephone: 312-747-9884
Fax: (312) 747-9739
TTY: (312) 744-2960
E-Mail: PublicHealth@ci.chi.il.us

Date Last Updated: 5/6/02

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