Community Resources

Community Resources2024-06-06T14:47:18+00:00

The Sarnoff Center is proud to partner with organizations throughout Chicagoland to support, guide, and grow Jewish families.

Calling young couples! Skip your regular movie-dinner date night and make meaning out of your time together. Each participating couple accesses online content for seven self-guided experiences to deepen their connection with intention. A curated box of gifts makes each date night interactive and intention. Visit for more information.

Since 1986, SHALVA has been the expert in Jewish relationships and abuse for the Chicago community and serves the entire metropolitan area. Our counseling and supportive services are free and tailored to each client’s unique circumstances. Services include a 24-hour helpline; domestic violence information; safety planning; individual and group counseling (virtual and in-person); financial assistance; legal support; case management and referrals. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, SHALVA can help. Call 773-583-HOPE(4673), reach out at and visit

18Doors is an entry point to Jewish life for interfaith couples and families and a catalyst for connection. We cultivate belonging and inclusion in Jewish spaces for people in interfaith relationships. 18Doors meets people where they’re at — we recognize that there’s no “one size fits all” approach to anyone on their personal journey or to any couple on their journey together. Visit our website,, to learn more about the events and resources we provide.

Sharsheret improves the lives of Jewish women and families living with or at increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer through personalized support and saves lives through educational outreach. We provide much needed emotional support, mental health counseling, genetics consultations, critical education, and financial subsidies. Our services are free of charge, confidential, and offered by phone, email and livechat–making Sharsheret accessible across Chicago and the country. Visit or contact

Cancer Wellness Center is here to help anyone touched by cancer find a way forward. Each year, our free counseling services, support groups, and health and nutrition programs serve over 1,500 community members of all ages and backgrounds. People with cancer, family members, friends, and caregivers all come to us to connect and cope.

With guidance from a caring team of professionals and comfort from a participant community who gets it, our holistic services offer a space to make sense of the diagnosis that changed your life — and navigate whatever comes next.

To learn more about our free programs and services, please call 847-509-9595 or visit us at

We provide personalized one-on-one cancer support to cancer fighters, survivors, previvors and caregivers through our unique matching process. We connect Support Seekers with a custom-selected Mentor Angel whose life experience and diagnosis story are similar to theirs. We don’t have an app. We don’t use an algorithm but create magical connections with the human touch. Our mission is to provide comfort and understanding by providing people an opportunity to speak with someone who has been there. The service is free and helps anyone touched by any type of cancer, at any cancer stage level, at any age, living anywhere in the world. To learn more, please contact

FORCE improves the lives of the millions of individuals and families facing hereditary breast, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, colorectal and endometrial cancers. We are dedicated to providing up-to-date, expert-reviewed information and resources that help people make informed medical decisions. Our strong, supportive community of peers and professionals ensures no one must face hereditary cancer alone. FORCE serves as a champion, unifying the community and advocating for awareness, access to care, and better treatment and prevention options. Visit or contact

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