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Chicago Public Schools 
Overview of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (HoH) programs.
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center 
Classroom Interpreting For Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center 
Resource for families
Advocate Illinois Masonic Deaf and Hard of Hearing Behavioral Health 
938 W. Nelson, 3rd Floor 
Chicago, Illinois 60657 
Voice 773.296.3220 
TTY 773.296.3737
Anixter Center 
Voice: 773.929.8200 
TTY: 773.973.2180 
2032 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago Hearing Society 
2032 N. Clybourn Ave 
Chicago, IL 60614 
Voice: 773. 248. 9121 
TTY: 773. 248.9174 
Fax: 773. 248. 9176 

8:30am to 4:30pm

Domestic Violence Counseling
Interpreter Services
Victim Assistance Program
Information and Referral
Social Services and Advocacy
Youth Program
Catholic Office of the Deaf 
Catholic Office of the Deaf 
640 N. LaSalle Street 
Suite 390 
Voice: 312.655.7899 
TTY: 312.751.8368

Psychological Counseling
Crisis Intervention
Information and Referral
Advocacy, Religious Services
Center on Deafness 
3444 W. Dundee Rd. 
Northbrook, IL 
Voice: 847.559.0110 
TTY: 847.559.9463

Residential Services
Therapeutic School
Crisis Text Hotline for the Deaf 
The Crisis Text Line​, a free, 24/7 text-messaging support line for people in crisis, has partnered with Gallaudet University in providing the Deaf community access to services via text.  Starting November 14th, Deaf individuals are able to text the word DEAF to 741741 and be connected with a Crisis Counselor.
Caption Call Phone 
The Caption Call phone for Hard of Hearing kids and adults is free (with professional set up) for DHH individuals.Those interested need an audiologist to sign the form and verify the hearing loss.
Illinois Service Resource Center 
3444 W. Dundee Rd. 
Northbrook, IL 
Voice: 847.559.8195 
TTY: 847.559.9463

Provides training, technical assistance and resources for parents and educational teams of students with a hearing loss and emotional/behavioral issues.
24 Hour Helpline
Jewish Family and Community Service 
5150 Golf Rd. 
Skokie, IL 
Voice: 847.568.5200 
TTY: 847.568.5240

Provides counseling for the deaf and hard of hearing and their families, as well as advocacy, information and referrals.
Mt. Sinai Health services for the Deaf 
2653 W. Ogden Ave. 
Chicago, IL 60608 
Voice 773.257.5300 
TTY 773.257.5736
Scott Nolan Center 
555 Wilson Lane 
Des Plaines, IL 
Voice: 847.768.5943 
TTY: 847.768.5945

Inpatient psychiatric treatment for children, adolescents and adults
Thresholds Bridge Hearing Impaired Program 
4814 N. California Ave. 
Chicago, IL 
North Side Chicago 
TTY: 773.989.8568 
Voice: 773.989.8992

South Side Chicago 
TTY: 773.924.0930 
Voice: 773.924-9833

Thresholds provides comprehensive services to deaf persons managing a mental illness including:
Vocational rehabilitation (job training, placement, and support)
Outreach teams (home visitation, resource referral, and advocacy)
Social groups
Psychiatric and medical care