Job Resources

                                                          Job Resources

African American Christian Foundation
Job training, employment and resume assistance; free computer training Serves youth and adults

6707 North Ave
Oak Park, IL 60302

Career coaching for women only; free computer training for men and women

1 North LaSalle Street, Ste 1150
Chicago, IL 60602

Oak Park Public Library – Main Branch
Free basic computer classes; 1:1 support also available; three branch locations throughout Oak Park

834 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
Job Search Resources - seminars, tech classes and more available at:

Chicago's Community Kitchens
Free job training for qualified and accepted applicants to gain experience in the foodservice industry, creating meals for Food Depository programs.  See website for applicant requirements and more information.  Screening and orientation every Wednesday at 8:45 a.m.

4100 W. Ann Lurie Place
Pulaski & 42nd Place
Chicago, IL  60632

Howard Community Center
Adult basic education, GED classes, and job placement

7648 N. Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60626

Department of Rehab Services
Assists individuals with developmental disabilities

2215 Enterprise Drive Suite 1502
Westchester, IL 60154

Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago
The Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago Central Office  has an employment program which provides job training and employment opportunities for eligible low income individuals age 55 and older.
Contact- Jennifer L. Burke, Vocational Program and Training Services Manager

1931 W 13th St, Ste 300
Chicago, IL 60608-1226

Housing Forward (formerly PADS Shelter)
Homeless Shelter and support for homelessness prevention

1851 S. 9th Ave.
Maywood, IL 60153
708-338-1724 or 888-338-1744


Prevail (now part of Housing Forward's Emergency Assistance Program)
Prevail helps clients by providing referrals and modest emergency financial assistance for food, housing, utilities and transportation to individuals and families at urgent risk.  Their goal is to address the immediate crisis so the individual or family can work on additional steps on the path toward stability. 

6632 W. Roosevelt Road, 2nd Floor
Oak Park, IL  60304
Phone 708•338-1724

Emergency Assistance and Referrals
Hours of Operation:

Monday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Additional hours by appointment

Cara Program
Provides job search guidance for people with criminal backgrounds. Referral from Oak Park Township required.

237 South DesPlaines
Chicago, IL 60661

Triton College Career Services
1:1 job search counseling available as well as computer access, job postings, job search workshops and referrals.  Specific walk-in scheduled hours available Monday – Friday.

2000 Fifth Ave.  Room A-204
River Grove, IL  60171
708-456-0300, ext. 3619 or 3805 

Social Security Administration “Ticket To Work” Program 
Ticket To Work is a free and voluntary program that offers people who receive disability benefits improved access to meaningful employment.  Call or look at their website to contact an authorized provider in your area.

Ticket to Work Help Line: 1-866-968-7842 / 866-833-2967 (TTY) 

Temporary employment agencies

People Ready 
7001 North Ave
Oak Park, IL 60302

Paramount Staffing
7019 W. North Ave
Oak Park, IL 60302

Employment Websites – not for profit positions/social services – health care positions







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The Memory Cafe, held on the 3rd Tuesday...

7 pm in the 105 S. Oak Park Ave....

1011 Lake Street, Suite 213