The Human Services Division provides short-term counseling and case management around issues of finances, housing, employment, aging and interpersonal relations.
The Human Services Division is the local Salvation Army Extension Representative and may provide limited emergency assistance as available. We provide advocacy and linkage with other community services as appropriate. Referrals are available to Skokie community providers as needed. Please contact us for further information on assistance in any of these areas.
For over 15 years the Skokie Human Services Division has coordinated the Assist-A-Family Program designed to assist Skokie families with limited financial resources that might not otherwise be able to celebrate winter holidays. Families receive gift certificates for area businesses which they use to purchase holiday food and to buy items specific to each family member's needs and wants.
This program provides all Skokie residents with the opportunity to join together in building a stronger more caring community.
For further information or to make a donation, please contact the Skokie Human Services Division.
Please make checks payable to the Village of Skokie (put Assist-A-Family on memo line) and send to the Human Services Division, 5127 Oakton Street, Skokie, Illinois 60077.
To make an electronic donation, please click here and click "Assist-A-Family Donations" on the top right hand corner.
Emergency Financial Assistance
The Skokie Community Foundation has raised funds through the Skokie Spirit Shines Through campaign.
This generous grant was provided to Skokie Human Services to provide urgent support to those most impacted by Stay in Place orders due to COVID-19.
Information on financial and emergency assistance for rent, mortgage, utilities and food is available. Click here to apply. Once your application is submitted, a Human Services staff member will be in touch with you for an interview. For more information, please call 847/933-8208.