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10th 2017 District BEAT Meetings
Clair House (Beat 1011 & 1012)
1350 S. Harding
Thursday @ 6:00pm
Jan 5, Mar 2, Apr 5, May 4, July 6, Sep 6, Nov 2
Epiphany Church (Beat 1013)
2524 S. Keeler Ave.
Wednesday @ 6:00pm
Jan 18, Mar 15, Apr 5, May 17, July 19, Sep 6, Nov 2
Lawndale Church (Beat 1014)
3839 W. Ogden Ave.
Tuesday @ 6:00pm
Jan 3, Mar 7, Apr 5, May 2, July 4, Sep 6, Nov 7
Carey Tercentenary (Beat 1021)
1448 S. Homan Ave.
Tuesday @ 6:00pm
Jan 10, Mar 14, Apr 13, May 9, July 11, Sep 14, Nov 14
Albany Terrace (Beat 1022)
3030 W 21st Pl.
Tuesday @ 6:00pm
Feb 2, Apr 13, Jun 6, Aug 1, Sep 14, Oct 3
St. Mt. Sinai Hospital (Beat 1023 & 1024)
30 W. 15th Pl.
Thursday @ 6:00pm
Feb 9, Apr 13, Jun 8, Aug 10, Sep 14, Oct 12
Toman Library (Beat 1031 & 1032)
2708 S. Pulaski Rd
Wednesday @ 6:00pm
Feb 15, Apr 19, Jun 21, Aug 16, Sep 20, Oct 18
Little Village Library (Beat 1033)
2311 S. Kedzie
Thursday @ 6:00pm
Jan12, Mar 9, Apr 19, May 11, July 13, Sep 20, Nov 9,
YMCA - Rauner ( Beat 1034)
2700 S. Western
Tuesday @ 6:00pm
Feb 7, Apr 19, Jun 13, Aug 8, Sep 20, Oct 10
11th 2017 District BEAT Meetings
Brian Piccolo School (Beat 1111)
1040 N. Keeler
1st Tuesday @ 6:30pm
Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2, Jun 6, Aug 1, Sep 5, Oct 3, Nov 7
St. Michael's MBC (Beat 1113, 1114, 1115)
4106 W. Monroe
3rd Thursday @ 6:30pm
Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 16, Apr 20, May 18, Jun 15, Jul 20, Aug 17, Sep 21, Oct 19, Nov 16
Sanctuary Place (Beat 1112 & 1121)
642 N. Kedzie
1st Thursday @ 6:00pm
Jan 5, Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4, Jun 1, Jul 6, Aug 3, Sep 7, Oct 5, Nov 2
Legler Chicago Public Library (Beat1122 & 1123)
115 S. Pulaski
2nd Thursday @ 6:00pm
Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 11, Jun 8, Jul 13, Aug 10, Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9
JLM Abundant Life Center (Beat 1124 & 1125)
2622 W. Jackson
2nd Tuesday @ 6:30pm
Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9, Jun 13, Jul 11, Aug 8, Sep12, Oct 10
Eloise McCoy Village Apt. (Beat 1131 & 1132)
4650 W. Van Buren
4th Thursday @ 6:00pm
Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 23, Apr 27, May 25, Jun 22, Jul 27, Aug 24, Sep 28, Oct 26
Homan Square Community Center (Beat 1133 & 1134)
3559 W. Arthington
3rd Tuesday @ 6:00pm
Jan 17th, Feb 21, Mar 21, Apr 18, May 16, Jun 20, Jul 18, Aug 15, Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21
Altgeld Park (Beat 1135)
515 S. Washtenaw
4th Tuesday @ 6:00pm
Jan 24, Feb 28, Mar 28, Apr 25, May 23, Jun 27, Jul 25, Aug 22, Sep 26, Oct 24, Nov 28
2017 Community Meeting Schedule
24th Ward DFSS Warming Center/Winter Tips
A Warming Center is a heated facility where Chicagoans can go to find safe refuge from extreme weather.
Call 3-1-1 to:
- Locate a Warming Center near you
- Request a well-being check for someone who may be suffering from extreme weather
- Report inadequate heat in a residential building
- Learn about programs that assist with home heating costs
- Connect to shelter and supportive services
Protect Yourself and Family:
- Wear several layers of loose, warm clothing
- Keep your head, hands and feet covered when outdoors
- Avoid alcoholic beverages
- Recognize the symptoms of hypothermia: stiff muscles, shivering, puffy or swollen face, cold skin, slow breathing and mental confusion
- Never use an extension cord with a space heater. Ovens should not be used to heat homes
10 S. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Sidewalk Snow Removal
Many people rely on walking and transit as their primary way to get around, and without a wide, clear path through snow and ice, it is especially difficult for people with disabilities, seniors, and children to walk safely. According to the Municipal Code of Chicago
HELPLINES, HOTLINES & TEXT LINES
Abuse and Neglect Hotline (DCFS) 800.252.2873
CARES Line 800.345.9049
City of Chicago 311
Crisis Text Line Text CHI to 741-741
Domestic Violence Helpline 800.799.7233
L.O.S.S. (Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide) 312.655.7283
NAMI Chicago 312.563.0445
Resource Center for Autism and Developmental Delays 312.746.5447
Suicide Prevention 800.273.8255
These confidential resources can help connect you to additional services and people who can help.
ORGANIZATIONS IN THE COMMUNITY
Breakthrough Urban Ministries Men’s Center 773.346.1785 Women’s Center 773.722.0179
Catholic Charities 773.261.5330
Parents as 1st Teachers (Gads Hill Center) 312.226.0963
Primo Center for Women & Children Austin 773.379.1112 North Lawndale 773.379.1186
Youth Outreach Services (YOS) 773.777.7112
Easter Seal Soc/ Metro Chicago 312.491.4110
Esperanza Health Services 773.584.6200
In the event of a potential mental health crisis: dial 911 and ask for a "C.I.T." officer
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Austin Counseling Center 773.921.7805
Bobby E. Wright Comprehensive Mental Health Center 773.722.7900
Catholic Charities 312.655.7725
Greater Lawn Mental Health Clinic 312.747.1020
Lawndale Christian Health Center-Behavioral Health 872.588.3000
I AM ABLE 773.826.2929
Marillac House 773.722.7440
Miles Square Health Center 312.996.2000
Mujeres Latinas en Accion 773.890.7676
Pilsen Wellness Center 773.579.0832
Under the Rainbow 773.257.4750
Many of the mental health and drug & alcohol providers listed on this card provide both services, in some cases including housing. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need assistance.
DRUG & ALCOHOL SUPPORT
Anixter Center 773.565.3552
Gateway Foundation 877.505.4673
Habilitative Systems Inc. 773.261.2252
Revive Center for Housing and Healing 312.997.2222 (x229)
Garfield Park Hospital 773.265.3700
Hartgrove Hospital 773.413.1700
John Stroger Hospital of Cook County 312.864.6000
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center 312.569.8387
Loretto Hospital 773.626.4300
Mount Sinai Behavioral Health 773.257.5300
Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center 312.770.2317
Rush University Medical Center Outpt 312.942.0118
Saint Anthony’s Psych Unit 773.484.4035
University of Illinois at Chicago-Psychiatry Outpt 312.996.2200
HOUSING & RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT
A Safe Haven 773.435.8300
Central Plaza 773.626.2300
Columbus Manor Res Care 773.378.5490
Deborah’s Place 773.722.5080
Interfaith House 773.533.6013
Pilsen Inn 773.927.1228
Sacred Heart Home 773.277.6868
San Jose Obrero Missions 312.243.4347
Equip for Equality 312.341.0022
First Defense Legal Aid 800.529.7374
Instituto del Progreso Latino 773.890.0055
Latinos Progresando 773.542.7077
Lawndale Christian Legal Center 773.762.6381
The Chicago Smart Lighting Project
Mayor Emanuel announced recently that the City is conducting a public demonstration of next-generation streetlights in seven neighborhoods as part of the Chicago Smart Lighting Project, which will upgrade streetlights across the city starting next year. Residents are being asked to visit a demonstration site and provide feedback on the new lighting, which represents the latest advances in lighting technology.
The Chicago Smart Lighting Project is designed to enhance public safety and quality of life for all Chicagoans by providing better, more reliable outdoor lighting along with speeding up responsiveness to streetlight service requests.
The Smart Lighting Project is being led by the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT) in close coordination with the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT). When completed it will be one of the largest LED conversion projects in the country and will create the nation’s largest lighting control network.
This ambitious city-wide lighting modernization initiative will take advantage of advances in lighting technologies to deliver higher quality, more reliable, outdoor lighting by:
• Replacing approximately 270,000 outdated high pressure sodium (HPS) lamps with modern, energy- efficient LED lights.
• Installing a wireless lighting management system that provides real time outage updates, greatly reducing outage response times.
• Making targeted repairs to existing poles and wires, with the goal of extending useful life and reducing failure rates.
REQUEST FOR FEEDBACK
Starting this week and lasting through the end of the year, the City is conducting demonstrations of the proposed new LED lighting to solicit resident input, before the Chicago Smart Lighting procurement is finalized.
New LED light fixtures have been installed in seven Chicago neighborhoods; on one arterial street, one residential block, and one alley in each area. The locations can be found here.
The City is asking residents to provide general feedback about light quality, lighting levels and visibility, by using this online comment form or by mail at:
CDOT Streetlight Demo
30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60602
For more information about the Chicago Smart Lighting Project, go to chicagoinfrastructure.org/initiatives/smartlighting
The tax filing deadline for 2017 is Tuesday, April 18, 2017
St. Agatha's Church | 3147 W. Douglas
JANUARY 25TH - APRIL 12TH / WEDNESDAYS, 5:30 - 8PM
JANUARY 21ST - APRIL 15TH / SATURDAYS, 10AM - 4PM
Chicago Park District
Polar Adventure Day
Come out to Northerly Island, located at 1521 S. Linn White Dr., on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 12:00-4:00pm to participate in Polar Adventure Day. Explore the wintry outdoors through fun activities like seeing Siberian huskies, making nature-inspired crafts or touring the new Northerly Island Natural Area.
The Student Conservation Association's "Urban Tree House" program will be at the Polar Adventure Day, hosting interactive activities for families and children under 13 years old. Chicago is only the second city in the country to get a chance to enjoy the Urban Tree House program. BP America is a proud sponsor of SCA and Urban Tree House in Chicago.
Summer Job Resources
click the links to be directed to each website
After School Matters
Apprentice or intern with ASM in sports, the arts, technology, and much more. All info and application is available online.
72 E. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
This site will say: "Click HERE to learn about Alternatives Programs", then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Career and Employment" for more information. Contact the center via email or phone.
4730 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60640
Check out the website above to find out how you can earn money, both as a stipend and to help pay for college, while learning valuable skills and providing much-needed services in thousands of communities. (age requirements are 17-24)
Chicago Area Project Youth Service Committee of the West Side
Website provides information. Contact the site directly for more details.
1832 West Washington Boulevard
1815 West Monroe Street
Chicago Parks District
Visit your local Parks District to find out about summer internship positions and fill out an application.
Chicago Public Schools
Your school may have a variety of jobs available. Visit your school office to find out more, and apply through the KidStart website.
Chicago Public Library
Use this valuable online resource for all Chicago classified postings, info on resume writing, and many other options. Go to the home page of the site, click on "Index" on the top bar, then on "Career" in the alphabetical listings.
Chicago Public Art Group
Log onto the website for information about paid internships painting mural art in low-income communities. (ages 14-18)
1255 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
Chicago Summer Business Institute
An education and internship program focused on financial, legal, architectural and engineering professional fields. Program requirements are on website.
c/o UBS Financial Services, Incorporated
One North Wacker Drive, 35th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
Chicago Workforce Board
A web-accessible, jobseekers' resource is in the works. Contact agency directly.
600 W Randolph, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60601
Chicago Youth Centers
Click on "programs & services" or "locations" to find out more. You can also call or stop by the location near your neighborhood. These centers offer career exploration and many other great programs. Phone numbers and center addresses are listed on website.
Chicago Youth Programs Inc.
Contact the Administrative offices for more info on CTC and Teen Career programs at:
5350 S Prairie Ave
Chicago, IL 60615
Greater West Town Community Development Project
Click on "programs" and then "youth employment" for details. Contact the center directly.
West Town Academy
500 North Sacramento Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612
Howard Area Community Center
Offering career counseling and placement. Contact the center directly.
7648 N. Paulina
Chicago, IL 60626
Click on "Students" to find out more about this intensive, live-in program for youth, ages 16-24. Youth are provided training, education, allowance, and job placement for up to a year after the program.
U.S. Department of Labor/ETA
230 South Dearborn Street, 6th floor
Chicago, IL. 60604
Jobs For Youth Chicago:
Jobs for youth provides young adults age 17-24 with job placement assistance, GED preparation, and job skills training.
50 East Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Click on the "Student Center" link to explore careers, learn how to pay for college, or how to plan your finances. Contact the center near you directly.
651 W. Washington Street, # 40
Chicago, IL 60661
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability
This national site is a source for information about employment and youth with disabilities. Just click on the "Youth and Family" section in the top right corner.
Southwest Youth Collaborative
Offering education and career training, as well as job placement for youth. Check out the site and contact the center directly.
6400 South Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60629
University of Illinois at Chicago
UIC's website has information on many career-focused education programs and internships.
UIC Center for Literacy:
Project SOAR- A Head Start Early Literacy Youth Development Initiative
14-18 year olds work as Teen Literacy Coaches in Head Start sites. Gain job experience while doing literacy activities with 3-5 year olds. Paid training on child development, literacy activities and life skills for youth.
Applications accepted March 1- May 31
Find out about ETC (education to career) programs and college exploration on this easy to navigate site.
122 South Michigan Avenue Suite 1510
Chicago, IL 60603
Youth Service Project
YSP has many youth-focused programs, including training, referrals and placement. Contact the agency for details.
3942 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Youth Job Centers of Evanston
They serve youth ages 14-25, for success in the workplace, through job readiness, placement and employment support in partnerships with employers.
Evanston, IL 60201
The CTA Second Chance Program is an initiative offered in conjunction with the City of Chicago and social service agencies throughout the city. Working closely with the Department of Family and Support Services, individuals facing barriers to employment are given an opportunity to obtain full-time employment and training which may enable a start of a long-term, meaningful career.
CTA Second Chance Program
Jobseekers need to actively participate in one of the 13 designated agencies' work readiness programs.The CTA Second Chance program is in regular communication with the agencies listed below. The agencies' top participants are referred to CTA for the bus servicer and rail car servicer Second Chance positions.
How to apply
North Lawndale Employment Network
U-Turn Permitted Job Readiness Training
3726 W. Flournoy
Chicago, IL 60624