The Cook County Public Defender's Office has compiled legal aid resources available for various legal supports for residents of the county. 

Legal Aid Chicago provides resources around family law, housing & evictions, workplace & disability, and immigration law for residents of Cook County. 

FDLA provides public defenders and resources to avoid arrest. 

Chicago Legal Clinic provides resources around family law, housing & evictions, workplace & disability, and immigration law for residents of Cook County. 

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services provides resources around family law, housing & evictions, workplace & disability, and immigration law for residents of Cook County. 

ISBE is the state level body that oversees schooling in Illinois. You should also consult your local school district for more specific information. 

The Illinois Department of Human Services runs a childcare subsidy program for families in Illinois. 

Action for Children is the local childcare resource and referral center for suburban Cook County. They can connect families to childcare services as well as other resources for families with children.

Shalva provides domestic violence services for families, especially Jewish families, in suburban Cook County.  

Metropolitan Family Services provides families and individuals with services around adoption, abuse, violence, and relationships. 

The Illinois Department of Employment Security manages the unemployment assistance program.

The Chicago-Cook Workforce Partnership is the nation's largest workforce development program, connecting residents of Cook County to job readiness and application programs. 

The SBDC offers technical assistance support for small businesses across the state. 

Cook County offers a range of technical assistance for small businesses in Cook County. 

Ladder Up provides individuals with financial knowledge and legal assistance around tax preparation, financial aid, and financial education.

The Housing Authority of Cook County provides public housing to residents of Cook County. 

Community Economic Development Association provides assistance with utilities, housing services, and other assistance. 

WINGS provides housing and other services to survivors of domestic violence.

CARPLS is a legal aid organization that provides eviction and mortgage support.

Journeys the Road Home provides housing support for people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk for homelessness in the north & northwest suburbs. 

The Illinois Department of Human Services maintains the cash assistance and food stamp program for Illinois

Provides food assistance as well as housing and other services to residents of northwest suburban Cook County.

Provides food assistance M & Th to residents of Palatine Township.

Provides food assistance T-Th to residents of Wheeling Township.

Provides food assistance M-F to residents of Northfield Township.

Cook County Health & Hospitals System maintains public hospitals, clinics, and Medicaid programs within Cook County. 

Cook County Health manages a clinic for patients in Arlington Heights. 

CCDPH is the frontline leader in managing Cook County's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and managing public health response for the county. 

The IL Healthcare Marketplace (aka Obamacare) lets IL residents buy insurance. Those who lost healthcare because they lost a job are eligible to purchase insurance on the marketplace.

The Josslyn Center provides mental health services for residents of northern Cook County. 

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