COVID-19 Community Outreach

Looking for Assistance or to Volunteer?

In response to COVID-19, the Village of Northbrook has compiled a list of organizations that help support or are seeking support for those in need.

If you need assistance or have volunteer services to offer, use this form to contact us or call 847-664-4010.

Assistance Programs

Northfield Township

In addition to the Northfield Township Food Pantry, which provides food to those in need, Northfield Township offers both general and emergency financial assistance, and connections to social service agencies. Call 847-724-8300 during business hours or visit their website.

North Shore Senior Center

While the North Shore Senior Center is currently closed to the public, staff is working remotely. 

  • Adult Protective Services
    If you suspect abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of an older adult or adult with disabilities ages 18-59, call 847-784-6000 Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm, or the 24-hour hotline 866-800-1409.
  • Seniors Feeling Depressed or Anxious 
    If you are experiencing depression and/or anxiety, call 847-784-6000. Leave a message and a counselor will return your call within 24 business hours. If you are having suicidal thoughts, please call the Suicide Prevention hotline at 800-273-8255.

North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic

The North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic offers pro bono legal services on housing, domestic violence, and other legal assistance. Visit their website or call 847-737-4042.

Social Services for Teens, Young Adults, and Families 

Northbrook Cares is a website managed by the Village of Northbrook’s Community Relations Commission to connect teens, young adults, and their families with local social services. 

Ways to Volunteer or Donate

Look for ways to support others - exchange phone numbers with your neighbors, check-in with one another, or help someone with grocery shopping or food delivery. 

Northfield Township 

Sign-up here to volunteer for a shift at the Northfield Township Food Pantry. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Volunteer duties include but are not limited to sorting food, stocking shelves, packing bags for distribution, and cleaning and disinfecting.

Donate to Northshore University Healthcare

Northshore University Healthcare is requesting critical supplies and financial donations. Learn more about these requests here.

Donate Blood

Organizations including Red Cross and Vitalant are in urgent need of blood donations. Check their websites for details and to make an appointment.

Local Blood Drive Information

  • Sunday, April 26, 2020 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Congregation Beth Shalom (3433 Walters Avenue)
  • Schedule your appointment at vitalant.org (search group code NBO5) or contact Steven Elisco (swelisco@eliscodesign.com) Please note: In effort to control social distancing, walk-in appointments are not available at this event.
  • Call 847-498-4100 with questions.

Hunger Free Northbrook

Sign-up here to assist Hunger Free Northbrook, a program of the Hunger Resource Network. Hunger Free Northbrook shops for and prepares nutritious food bags for distribution to almost 400 Northbrook students and families. Each bag costs approximately $30.

If your organization would like to help with Hunger Free Northbrook moving forward, email Henry Fetta at hjfetta@gmail.com or call 847-814-0581.

Serve Illinois

Visit the State of Illinois’ website for volunteer opportunities including assisting seniors with grocery trips, meal deliveries, virtual assistance for one-on-one telephone reassurance programs for those housebound, and other non-contact programs.