The Ark’s Peterson offices close Feb. 28. We will reopen on Mar. 11 at 6450 N. California Ave. and in Northbrook. Learn more.

Our Services

We Can Help

The Ark is a vibrant hub for vital human services, always free and confidential, helping individuals and families find their path to self-reliance. Call The Ark at 773-973-1000 for a conversation with our caring Intake Coordinator or refer a loved one today.

Case Management and Social Services

The Anna and Jacob Fine Social Services Center matches clients with experienced case managers who create individualized plans using The Ark’s wide array of free services.

Financial Counseling and Assistance

The Ark’s certified staff financial counselor teaches clients healthy financial skills and recommends financial assistance as appropriate.

Employment Services

The Employment Services Division provides comprehensive and intensive job coaching that covers the necessary steps to ensure a productive job search.

Mental Health Services

The Ark’s Intensive Day Program enhances and enriches the lives of Jewish adults living with mental health challenges.

Food Assistance and Pantry

The Ark’s Rhea Segal Food Pantry Program, operating in Northbrook and Chicago, offers nutritious kosher food, necessary household products, and personal care items all at no cost.

Health Clinics and Pharmacy

The Ark provides free, high-quality, and comprehensive medical care. Our services include medical, dental, vision, and pharmacy services.

Housing Solutions

The Ark provides a range of housing solutions for our community, helping individuals and families find short-term to longer-term arrangements.

Spiritual Enrichment

The Michael E. Schneider Spiritual Enrichment Program offers a wide selection of classes, communal meals, Jewish holiday celebrations, and compassionate care.

“I recently referred one of my clients to your food pantry, and they were overwhelmed by your generous support. For the first time in months, my client is able to eat three meals a day and still have enough food for his family.”

Social Worker,

Partner Agency

“I thank you for your very kind generosity towards me. Words seem inadequate for the time and magnitude of my appreciation for your benevolence with The Ark’s help towards my rent.”


Financial Assistance

Free and Confidential

If you or someone you know could benefit from The Ark’s services, contact us.