Employment/Workforce Development/Training

City of Evanston Youth and Young Adult Division
2100 Ridge Avenue Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 448-4311

The City of Evanston’s Youth and Young Adult division was established to provide opportunities for Evanston’s youth and young adults to become active and productive citizens of the community. For the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment program click here.  Additional employment programs in the Youth and Young Adult Division:

Building Career Pathways to Sustainable Employment Program (City of Evanston/Youth Job Center)
Truck Driver Training and Certification Program (City of Evanston/Oakton Community College)
Workforce Development Program (City of Evanston/Northwestern University)
Certificate of Rehabilitation Program(City of Evanston/James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy)

Youth Job Center
1114 Church Street, Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 864-5627

Job readiness training, employment leads, and counseling to help Evanston youth and young adults ages 14-25 to gain employment. During the school year, YJC has an outpost office at ETHS in The Hub.

Curt’s Café
2922 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 868-8385
Three month training program for young adults ages 15-22 that may have had extensive contact with the courts. Youth learn life skills, intellectual skills, food service skills, and experiential skills. All students both work and learn with program mentors at Curt’s Cafe. Support with job placement at the end of the program.

National Able Network/Illinois workNET Center
1703 Orrington Avenue (Evanston Public Library – Main Branch 3rd floor),Evanston, IL, 60201
(847) 448-8649
Career coaching, training, and connections to career opportunities. Adult education and GED preparation, BACK TO WORK 50+, IT Career Lab, and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act programs.

Howard Area Community Center
7648 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 262-6622
Walk in employment resource center helping adults acquire the academic, workforce, and life skills they need to achieve meaningful employment and economic self-sufficiency. Walk-in computer lab for employment-related purposes. Free computer classes.

This center also offers “Fresh Start Workshop” for adults with a criminal background

Skills for Chicagoland’s Future
191 N Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 906-7200

Goodwill Industries
Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse
Six Flags
The Adecco Group
Office Team, A Robert Half Group
Elite Staffing
Office Pride, Commercial Cleaning Services

Websites for job seekers:
Craigslist (North Chicagoland)

Community Partners

Oakton Community College
Northwestern University
Evanston/Skokie School District 65
Evanston Township High School
Evanston Public Library
The James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy
Youth and Opportunity United (Y.O.U)
The McGaw YMCA
YWCA Evanston/North Shore
Family Focus Evanston
Dajae Coleman Foundation
Organization for Positive Action and Leadership
Chicago Urban League


Connections for the Homeless
Salvation Army
The Night Ministry
The McGaw YMCA
YWCA Evanston/North Shore
Chicago Housing

Mental/Physical Health Care

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-8255 (TALK)
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) SUICIDE (784-2433)

National Runaway Safeline
1-800-RUNAWAY or 1-800-786-2929
Call if you are thinking of running away from home, have a friend who has runaway, or are a runaway ready to go home.

Poison Control
(800) 222-1222
Free, confidential, expert medical advice 24/7 regarding poison exposure.

Postpartum Depression/Anxiety 24 Hour Hotline
(866) 364-6667  or (866) 364-MOMS

Erie Family Health Center
1285 Hartrey Avenue, Evanston IL 60201
(847) 666-3494
Comprehensive pediatric, adult, and women’s health care including wellness care, acute, and chronic disease care. Health education, case management, and care coordination available as well as benefits enrollment/ACA navigation. Translation line available to access medical translation for other languages. Same-day free pregnancy testing and prenatal care available.

ACCESS Evanston Family Health Center
1723 Howard Street, Evanston, IL 60202
(224) 307-8550
Family and internal medicine, OB/GYN services, school/sports physicals, low-cost family planning, benefits counseling, transportation options, same-day appointments, language interpretation, vaccines/immunizations, HIV testing and services, etc.

PEER Services
906 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 492-1778
PEER Services has provided community-based substance abuse prevention and treatment services to the residents of Evanston, Northfield, New Trier, Maine and Niles Townships, and the north side of Chicago.

Trilogy Behavioral Health Care
1400 W Greenleaf Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 508-6100
Mental Health services, individual, group, and family therapy, community based outreach services, employment, family pschyoeducation, drop in center, primary integrated medical and behavioral health services, co-occuring alcohol and substance abuse treatment, trauma informed treatment and residential services.

Impact Behavioral Health Services (formerly Housing Options)
2100 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 866-2977
Clinical services including individual and group therapy services, supportive housing services, and employment services.

Treatment Center in 60201 – Psychology Today
NorthShore University Health System Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Support Groups in Evanston, IL – Psychology Today
Adolescents / Teenagers Support Groups in Evanston – Psychology Today


Illinois Domestic Violence Helpline
Linea de ayuda para Violencia Domestica en Illinois
1.877-TO END DV or 1.877.863.6338
1.877.863.6339 (TTY)
The hotline is toll free, confidential, multilingual and open 24 hours.
La linea telefonica es gratuita, confidencial, multilingue y esta disponible las 24 horas.

Other Resources

Family Rescue
1.800.360.6619 (24-hour help line)

Rainbow House
1.773.521.1815 (24-hour help line)

1.708.485.5254 (24-hour help line)

Mujeres Latinas en Accion
1.312.738.5358 (24-hour help line)

Apnar Ghar
1.800.717.0757 (emergency hotline)

1.773.583.0880 (24-hour help line)

Arab American Family Services
1.708.945.7600 (toll-free 24-hour help line)

Howard Brown Health Center
Violence Recovery Project


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