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Warming Centers are heated facilities where any resident can go during periods of extreme cold temperatures to stay warm and safe. Likewise, Cooling Centers offer residents air-conditioned refuge from oppressive summer heat. Agencies that volunteer their facilities as Warming and Cooling Centers, work to make visitors comfortable. While these centers are meant for short-term, daytime use, many are prepared to expand hours.
When temperatures in Skokie are expected to rise or drop to unsafe levels, residents who do not have access to air conditioning or heat are encouraged to take advantage of the following cooling/warming centers.
See information about jobs with the Village of Skokie.
See information about the Chicago Cook County Workforce Partnership that combines federal and philanthropic resources to provide comprehensive workforce development services to employers and job seekers.
We provide referrals to agencies for long-term counseling needs. Please contact Human Services at 847-933-8208 for information.
The Village operates a Senior Transportation for Area Residents (STAR) program, a curb-to-curb transportation system for seniors and residents with a disability. Visit our
Yes. Volunteer recruitment is ongoing for several Human Services Division programs including Home Delivered Meals, Senior Health Insurance, Boomers and Beyond, Produce Initiative, Tax Preparation and Human Services Office Reception. For more information, contact Human Services at 847-933-8208.
Human Services staff are available to provide information on local programs and services for seniors in Skokie and the local surrounding area. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact Human Services at 847-933-8208.
You may contact either the Human Services Division at 847-933-8208 or the Police Department social worker at 847-982-5943.
The Village has a neighbor mediation program through the Northwest Municipal Conference. If you have an issue you can’t resolve by discussing it with your neighbor, please contact Human Services at 847-933-8208.
Please call the Human Services main number at 847-933-8208 and request an appointment to meet with a case manager about your presenting concern.
Please visit Human Services Directory to find the appropriate Human Services contact person or reach us at 847-933-8208 and we can help you direct your question, comment or experience. Thank you.
If you have concerns about an elderly Skokie resident who could benefit from a well being check please reach out to Human Services at 847-933-8208.