Community Services

Social Work Services

The Social Work staff provides information and referrals for such needs as:
  • Community Resources
  • Employment Resources
  • Help in Home Providers
  • Housing Resources
  • Financial Assistance Providers and Availability
  • Legal Assistance Resources
  • Retirement / Nursing Home Resources
The social workers provide advocacy and short-term counseling for personal difficulties, family problems and other life issues. Long-term counseling needs are referred to outside agencies. The social workers will make a home visit if requested.

Lending Closet

The Lending Closet offers Skokie residents the use of canes, walkers, crutches and wheelchairs for periods up to six months. A lightweight travel wheelchair may be borrowed for 24 hours or through a weekend. 

Standard folding wheelchairs also are available for loan up to six months. At the end of the six-month period, the wheelchair must be returned to Human Services in good condition. A driver's license is required for wheelchair loans. The Lending Closet is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday by appointment only. Please call 847-933-8208 for further information, or to schedule a time to pick up a lending closet item.

Dining Services

Read a helpful Brochure on the Congregate Dining Services (PDF) offered to Senior Citizens of Skokie.