There are many government agencies and non profits that offer programs meant to help seniors and individuals with disabilities. Meals on Wheels Chicago is happy to compile this list in the hope that it connects those looking for help with the services they need. This list is ever growing, so please be sure to check back regularly. Follow us on social media to see when additional resources are added.

If you are a service provider and would like to be listed here or you know of a resource that you think should be included on this page, please contact Ellen Bouleanu at [email protected].

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Chicago Department of Family & Support Services

The Chicago Department of Family & Support Services works to provide assistance to Chicago’s residents, particularly those most in need, beginning at birth through the senior years. The Senior Services division oversees home meal delivery services and the Congregate Dining Program at 50 community sites throughout the City of Chicago.


Phone: 312.743.0300

Office: 1615 W. Chicago Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60622-5127

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Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) works to make Chicago the most accessible city in the nation on behalf of residents and visitors with disabilities. Services include Accessibility Compliance, Accessible Housing, Amplified Phone, TTY and CapTel Program, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Disability Resources, Employment Services for People with Disabilities, Training Services, Transportation and Parking, and Youth Employment Services.


Phone: 312.744.7050

Office: 121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 104, Chicago, IL 60602

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Access Living

Access Living offers services and support for people with disabilities in Chicago. They are a delegate agency of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD). As such, they support the independence of people with disabilities by connecting them with community-based services. Their staff coordinators work with consumers to identify what tools or supports they need to live on their own. Access Living provides a variety of services, including: A database of registered, certified Personal Assistants (PAs) consumers can use to hire a PA; Nursing home transition assistance; Information and referrals pertaining to the disability community; Classes and workshops to develop independent living skills, such as money management.


Phone: (800) 613-8549

Office: 115 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60654

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Elderwerks is a complimentary service helping to find assisted living or any type of senior housing or elder care solutions for your parent or loved ones. They help seniors through the transition from one home to another or finding the services they need in their home. Their “Community Resource Consultant” will discuss all aspects of moving with you and help you achieve you long term lifestyle goals.


Phone: 855-462-0100

Office: 251 E. Northwest Hwy, Palatine, IL 60067

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Housing Opportunities & Maintenance For The Elderly

H.O.M.E. helps Chicago’s low-income older adults to live independent and socially engaged lives by providing intergenerational housing, home repair services, a shopping bus, moving assistance, and caring volunteers. H.O.M.E.’s vision is of a Chicago in which people of all ages live together in a way that supports older adults’ connection to the larger community.


Phone: (773) 921-3200

Office: 1419 W Carroll Ave, Floor 2 Chicago, IL 60607

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Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, Chicago Chapter

Since 1959, Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, Chicago Chapter’s mission, philosophy, programs and activities remain focused on alleviating loneliness and isolation among elders. Social interaction is critical to the human spirit, and they believe that nurturing the soul is as important as feeding the body. Friendship relieves loneliness. Through reliable connection and engaging programs, Little Brothers brings vital friendship into the lives of 1,200 Chicago elders aging alone.


Phone: 312-455-1000

Office: 355 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60607

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Metropolitan Family Services

Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers Chicago-area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. For seniors, they offer counseling, caregiver and protective services, support for grandparents raising grandchildren, and much more. All services are designed to help families meet the challenges and opportunities of later years.


Phone: 312-986-4000

Email: [email protected]

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National Council on Aging

The National Council on Aging is a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. We partner with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy.


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Nursing Home Abuse Justice

Nursing Home Abuse Justice was founded to expose the epidemic of abuse and neglect in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Each year, tens of thousands of nursing home residents are seriously injured or die in facilities that promise to care for them. Our mission is to stop the abuse and end the cycle driven by negligence and greed. Anyone who abuses a senior citizen in a nursing home or assisted living facility needs to be held accountable for their sinister actions.


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Senior Caregiver Alliance

The Senior Caregiver Alliance community is made up of family members and friends who believe that there is a certain beauty in each stage of life. We want to help individuals throughout the world as they navigate the unique requirements and challenges of caring for a senior by offering resources, inspiration and hope to those in need.

Website: provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia.




SeniorsMobility provides the best information to seniors on how they can stay active, fit, and healthy. They provide resources such as exercises for seniors, where to get mobility aids, assistive technology funding, product reviews, and more!