Senior Services

CDFSS-Northwest (Copernicus) Regional Center
3160 North Milwaukee
Chicago, Illinois 60618
Fax: 312-744-6696

City of Chicago Department of Human Services – Well Being Checks for Seniors and People with Disabilities.

If you know a senior which may need a well being check please call 311. The request will be given to a social worker and they will visit the senior.

Chicago Shovels

Chicago is strongest when people, government and business work together in the face of adversity, challenges, and even Mother Nature. Chicago Shovels is a tool to help connect the public with City winter resources and empower neighbors to come together to help Chicago navigate winter.

It you are a senior or know a senior, low income and who will not be able to shovel or have someone shovel their sidewalk, you can call 311 and register them for assistance. If volunteers are available they will assist with snow removal for the front sidewalk and front stairs.


Legal Assistance foundation of Metropolitan Chicago

The Legal Assistance Foundation (LAF) serves people in Chicago and Cook County who can not afford a lawyer.

We help people with legal problems regarding family, SSI, housing, expungement, landlords, employers, immigration, public aid, foreclosures, home repair contractors, and more.

We speak many languages.            Services are free if you and your family’s income qualify.          LAF has 6 offices throughout Chicago and suburban Cook County.  For the nearest office please call (312) 341-1070 – For deaf and hard of hearing clients: TTY (886) 501-0505 Username: lafmcgo

Senior HelpLine

1-800-252-8966                              (TTY) 1-888-206-1327

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Outside of Illinois: 1-217-524-6911

The Senior HelpLine will connect older adults, adult children, caregivers and professionals to information and service. We are ready to help you with any of your questions, whether they pertain to pharmaceutical assistance, community-based service, care-giving issues, or how to access important services.

We enjoy being the “answer people” for older adults and their families throughout Illinois.

When you call, it is helpful to have your or the older adult’s name, age, address, present services and daytime telephone numbers.

Do you need another state? Call the nationwide Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116 (8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST)

Illinois Department on Aging


Circuit Ride Free Program

Low-income Illinois residents who are enrolled in the Illinois Department of Aging Circuit Breaker program as a person with a disability or as a senior aged 65 or older.

All people with disabilities ans seniors must be enrolled in the Circuit Breaker program to apply for a Circuit Ride Free permit. Apply at or call 800-624-2459 (TTY: 1-888-206-1327) for more information.

 Elderly Service Officers Training

Elderly Service Officers (ESO) Training is an intensive, week-long course designed to educate and sensitize police officers to issues that affect older citizens. Offered by the Attorney General’s office, the program educates law enforcement officials to become aware of the needs and problems of the senior community, and to play a more active role in preventing crimes against older people. Statewide, over 1,200 law enforcement officers as well as senior advocates have successfully completed this special training.

The Attorney General’s office also offers an Advanced Elderly Service Officer Training. The Advanced ESO Training is a one-day course that builds upon previous trainings by providing in-depth information regarding the most important issues facing seniors today.

For information on upcoming trainings, please call 1-866-376-7215.


Free Medicine Foundation – Prescription Drug Help for Americans – USA Bureau of Prescription Help – Call toll-free 1-888-812-5152 is dedicated to helping people save or eliminate prescription drug costs. We believe NO ONE should go without their prescriptions. Let us help you get free medicine!

Apply online at or call toll-free 1-888-812-5152 or 1-573-996-3333

Direct Deposit for federal Benefits

Safer and easier than paper checks. Go Direct!!

Safer – Protect your money from loss or theft

Easier – Your money goes straight into your account

More Control – Your money is on time, every time.

Sign up today! (800) 333-1795

The GusMobile is PAWS Chicago’s mobile Spay/Neuter van designed to reach neighborhoods where the largest number of stray animals originate.

Call 773-521-7729 to make an appointment! Appointment hours are 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Sun. – Thurs.

PAWS Chicago is partnering with the PETCO Foundation to bring the GusMobile Spay/Neuter Van to 11720 S. Marshfield in Chicago on select Sunday’s from May to October. The van will provide free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and distribute humane education in the neighborhoods where the largest number of stray animals originate. Please call 773-521-7729 to make an appointment!




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