Accessibility Services Available
in the Village of Oak Park, Illinois







GENERAL INFORMATION
Oak Park Universal Access Commission - call

Steve Witt, staff liaison, Village of Oak Park, at Oak Park Village Hall at (708) 383-6400.
Mr. Witt's email address is witt@oak-park.us

800 number phone directory  available at Village Hall or online

Weekly newsletter on topics of interest to persons with disabilities Mayor's office for People with Disabilities, phone (312) 744-7050 Free to anyone

Counseling for persons with disabilities on jobs, resume assistance, housing, peer counseling, Personal Assistants Progress Center for Independent Living, 7521 West Madison, Forest Park, phone 209-1500 Free to anyone with a disability
 

MEDICAL
Assistance with filing for Suburban Primary Health Care Councilās Access to Care program Oak Park Township program, phone 383-8005 Free to anyone living in Oak Park

"Are you OK?" computerized phone reassurance service, seven days per week Provided by Oak Park Police Department, administered by Oak Park Township Senior Services, phone 383-8060 Free anyone living in Oak Park age 60 and over, and anyone living in Oak Park with a disability

Temporary medical equipment lending program  Oak Park Township program, phone 383-8005 Free to anyone

Unified Services Plan - assistance for individuals with severe mental illness - Community Mental Health Board, phone 383-1220 Free to anyone

Support services for AIDS/HIV infected persons Community Response, 235 Harrison, Oak Park, phone 386-3383 Free to anyone
 

TRANSPORTATION
Village accessible transportation directory Village of Oak Park, phone 383-6400 Free to anyone

Free accessible van transportation within Oak Park and River Forest, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (and sometimes to 4:00 p.m. subject to availability) Oak Park Township program, phone 383-4806 Must have an RTA Paratransit card, or note from a doctor

Temporary handicapped parking cards  Oak Park Township program, phone 383-4806

RTA Paratransit card - reduced fare (half price) cards, pay $3.50 fee to Oak Park Township for assistance in filing with the RTA Oak Park Township program, phone 383-4806 Must not be able to walk 200 feet

Discount Taxi Coupons: $6.00 for a book of coupons worth $10.00 Oak Park Township program, phone 383-4806

Hospital Bus Service, Oak Park Hospital and West Suburban Hospital will pick up and return patients who are going to appointments at the hospital Oak Park Hospital and West Suburban Hospital, phone Free to anyone going to the hospital

National Accessible Transportation Guide, available in Reference Collection of Oak Park Public Library Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street, phone 383-8200; TTY 445-2387 Free to anyone
 

GOVERNMENT SERVICES
Home Bound Library Service: pick-up and delivery of books Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street, phone 383-8200; TTY 445-2387 Free to anyone living in Oak Park with doctorās note

Accessible public library:  Oak Park Public Library main library, 834 Lake Street, phone 383-8200; TTY 445-2387 Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street, phone 383-8200; TTY 445-2387 Free to anyone

Accessible public library:  Dole Branch, 255 Augusta Street Dole Branch, 255 Augusta Street, phone 386-9032 Free to anyone

In-home voter registration: Oak Park Township program, phone 383-4806 Free to anyone

Accessible voting ("curbside" voting): Oak Park Village Clerk 383-6400, or call David Orrās office for absentee ballot. Free to anyone
 

SHOPPING
List of accessible businesses in Downtown Oak Park Village of Oak Park, 383-6400 Free to anyone

List of accessible businesses in the Oak Park Avenue: Lake Street District Village of Oak Park, 383-6400 Free to anyone
 

FOOD/RESTAURANTS/DINING
List of accessible restaurants Village of Oak Park, 383-6400 Free to anyone

Meals at Home Program: cost $4.75 per day Oak Park Township program, phone 383-4806

Food basket and food vouchers for holiday meals in November and December Oak Park Township Youth Services program, phone 445-2727
 

FINANCIAL
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) United States Social Security Program, phone (800) 772-1213, or www.ssa.gov Maximum income restrictions

Interim Financial Assistance for persons applying for Supplemental Security Income - this grant is intended to take care of expenses between time that one applies for SSI and when one receives it - any money paid out must be reimburses to Township upon receipt of SSI  Oak Park Township program, phone 383-4806 Maximum income restrictions

Assistance in filing for Circuit Breaker property tax, rent rebate, and pharmacy benefits Oak Park Township program, phone 383-4806 Free to anyone

Assistance in filing for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Oak Park Township program, phone 383-4806 Maximum income restrictions
 

UTILITIES
"Lifeline" program - $8.35 per month credit; do not have to pay to have a new line hooked up Ameritech Telephone Company Free to anyone with a disability, or note from doctor

Free directory assistance or operator assistance Ameritech Telephone Company Free to anyone with sight or memory disabilities, note from doctor

Free TDD ("TTY") telephones Progress Center for Independent Living, 7521 West Madison, Forest Park, phone 209-1500 Free to anyone who is deaf
 

LEGAL
Equip for Equality, phone (800) 537-2632 Free legal assistance

Center for Disability and Elder Law, phone (312) 908-4463 Free legal assistance provided based on need and income
 

HOUSING
Assistance in finding accessible housing Access Living, Chicago, phone (312) 226-5900

Oak Park Regional Housing Center, 1041 South Boulevard, 848-7150 Free to anyone

Ryan Farrelley Apartments, 435 South Humphrey Oak Park Residence Corporation, 386-6061 Persons with mobility limitations who are wheelchair users

The Oaks Oak Park Residence Corporation 386-5812 Senior Citizens and persons with disabilities

Mills Park Tower,  Oak Park Residence Corporation, (708) 386-7536 Senior Citizens and persons with disabilities

Homeless shelter Tri-Village PADS ("Public Action to Deliver Shelter") phone 488-1724 Maximum income restrictions
 

RECREATION
Scholarships for youth to attend programs, up to 40% of the cost of one program;  West-Suburban Special Recreation Association: Oak Park Township program, phone 383-8005  - brochure listing programs is available by calling (847) 455-2100 Free to anyone with a disability living in Village

Accessible Playground: Holmes School Elementary School District 97 - Free to anyone
 

SCHOOLS
Accessible elementary schools:

Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School, District 97, 508 North Kenilworth -  Free to anyone living in Village

Washington Irving Elementary School, District 97, 1125 South Cuyler - Free to anyone living in Village


Accessible High School: Oak Park and River Forest High School, 201 North Scoville, District 200 - Free to anyone living in Village