Mental Health Funded Agencies

The Children’s Center of Cicero/Berwyn

5341 West Cermak Rd., Cicero, IL  708-222-4503
7022 Riverside Drive, Berwyn, IL 60402  708-788-4548

The Children’s Center has been a part of the Cicero and Berwyn community since 1978 providing children and their families a safe learning environment.

  • Child Care
  • Head Start Programs
  • Full/Half Day Pre-school
  • Parent Programs

Housing Forward

1851 South Ninth Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153  708-338-1724
6634 West Roosevelt Road, 2nd Floor, Oak Park, IL 60304  708-338-1724

Housing Forward’s mission is to transition people from housing crisis to housing stability.  They offer a full range of programs and services that are 1) participant-centered, 2) integrated, 3) modeled using best practices and 4) designed to reduce the length of time and impact of trauma associated with homelessness and housing instability. Housing Forward impacts the lives of over 2,000 adults and families with minor children each year.

Infant Welfare Society (IWS)

320 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60302   708-848-0528

The Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society is a diverse member-driven organization with an abiding commitment to assuring the health and well-being of children. Through our IWS Children’s Clinic, the Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society provides the highest quality medical, dental, and social services to those who are unable to afford the cost of private care.

NAMI Metro-Suburban: Drop-In-Center

814 Harrison Street, Oak Park, IL 60303

NAMI Metro-Suburban saw a need in the community for a social outlet for those suffering alone with mental illness and established the first free-standing, consumer operated, peer support facility in Illinois in 1993. The Center provides an array of services for people living with mental illnesses.

  • Drop In Center
  • Art Therapy
  • Life Skills
  • Relationship Groups
  • Songwriting
  • Karaoke
  • Computer Instructions
  • Supportive Employment


6918 Windsor Ave., Berwyn, IL 60402  708-745-5277

Pillars is the largest nonprofit provider of mental health and social services in the western and southwestern suburbs of Chicago, serving 10,000 people each year through direct client services. Pillars mission is to build healthier communities by making connections and changing lives. Staff members are working hard to empower people to face challenges and live healthy, independent lives. They focus on helping clients remain in the community and avoid hospitalization.

  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Mental Illness Substance Abuse (MISA) Groups
  • Substance Use Disorder Counseling
  • Children & Adolescent Counseling

Presence Behavioral Health – Proviso Children’s Advocacy Center

1820 S. 25th Ave., Broadview, IL 60155  708-338-3806

Proviso Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) is a safe and child friendly environment for children and adolescents that are involved in investigations of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, and other forms of child maltreatment. Proviso CAC provides forensic interviewing and advocacy services to residents living in the 4th Municipal District of Cook County and support services and community education to those living in the surrounding western suburbs of Cook County.

Sarah’s Inn

24-hour crisis line:  708-386-4225

Sarah’s Inn is a community-based organization whose mission is to improve the lives of those affected by domestic violence and to break the cycle of violence for future generations.

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Community Education
  • Violence Prevention ProgramYouth Programs

Solutions for Care

7222 West Cermak Road, Suite 200, North Riverside, IL 64546  708-447-2448

Solutions for Care is the main provider of senior and disability services for Berwyn, Cicero, and Proviso Townships. They are committed to preserving the independence and dignity of all older adults and those living with disabilities, being their advocate and working to find the best available resources that lead to greater self-sufficiency and a higher quality of life.

SibShops by West Suburban Special Recreation Association (WSSRA)

Proksa Park, 3001 South Wisconsin Avenue, Berwyn, IL 60402 847-455-2100 ext. 236

West Suburban Special Recreation Association (WSSRA) has partnered with Berwyn Township 708 Community Mental Health Board to provide SibShops. SibShops provide young brothers and sisters peer support and information in a lively, recreational setting. It is a program designed specifically for brothers and sisters of children with special needs. Sibs will have the opportunity to meet other sibs, talk with other sibs who “get it,” learn about the services their brothers and sisters receive and most importantly PLAY GAMES and HAVE FUN!

Youth Crossroads

3401 Gunderson, Berwyn, IL 60402  708-484-7400

Youth Crossroads is a community-based organization whose mission is to act in the best interest of youth, guiding them through life’s challenges, and inspiring them to discover new opportunities for personal development, healthy relationships, and positive community involvement.

  • School Based Counseling
  • After School Programs (SD100)
  • Youth Leadership Programs
  • Community Education
  • Crisis Intervention

Agencies we fund


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