Please note: resources listed here and are not endorsed or recommended by Barrington United Methodist Church.
Aging and Disabilities Services
Free advisors for in home care options in your location.
A Place for Mom
Resource for guidance and support in locating elder care options for seniors.
BACOA (Barrington Council on Aging)
Programs, activities, resources and support for seniors
and their caregivers.
Fish Food Pantry
Short-term emergency food services for families in need.
Illinois Department on Aging
State resource for government supported resources for seniors.
Meals On Wheels
Township oriented. For assistance in locating your service area, contact BACOA (above)
Mom’s Meals Nourish Care
High quality refrigerated meals and uncompromising food safety for seniors, patients and those with disabilities. $6.99/meal. Some may qualify for free meals.
Neuro-Balance Center, Barrington
Serves people with neurological and physical challenges, providing therapy and support.
Seniors Blue Book Resources for Aging well
Free Referral line 1-708-515-8220 (State of Illinois)
Resources and support for selecting appropriate senior living.
Senior Services Associates
Five locations serving Kane, Kendall, and McHenry counties. Check the website for individual information.
Mental Health Services
Barrington Youth and Family Services
Counseling services for individuals (children–seniors),
families and couples.
Enhancing the health and well-being of Barrington area children and youth in mind, body and spirit through parental, student and community programming.
Crisis Text Hotline
Free 24/7, confidential text message service for people in crisis. Text from anywhere in the US to text with a trained crisis counselor.
Text: 741741 (Someone will text you back immediately)
Find mental wellness providers
RAINN Rape and Incest National Network
The nations largest anti-sexual violence organization.
Samaritan Counseling Center
Hope, help and healing through professional counseling for individuals, families and faith-based organizations.
Transportation services for Barrington area. Contact BACOA for information.
Escorted Transportation Service Northwest
Transportation to medical appointments, $12 each way. Limited service area, minimum one-week prior notice.
Fish (For I Shall Help)
Volunteer organization that responds to emergency needs for transportation when family, friends, or neighbors are not available. Now partnered with BACOA. See contact information above.
Providing service from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; reservations can be made 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. for the following day. PACE provides service anywhere in Barrington and Cuba Townships and selected destinations in Lake Zurich. Rides to medical appointments can be made up to a week in advance, curb to curb service only. The faire is $2 eacy way; exact change to be paid to the driver. For reservations, call 1-800-273-5939; TTY, 1-888-454-4724. For a description of the service area, see Pace’s website.
Palatine Township Van Transportation Services
Provides curb-to-curb service anywhere within the Palatine Township boundaries. Cost: For seniors 60 and over and/or the disabled, the cost is $2.50 for a one-way trip. Prio registration is required.
Women and Children
Community Crisis Center
Emergency assistance and shelter for women and their children due to domestic violence or economic crisis.
The Lake County Haven
Empowering homeless women and their children to achieve permanent, independent living.
Home of the Sparrow
Serving homeless women and children in Northern Illinois with hope, opportunity, and support.
First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights
Ongoing program for special needs children and their families.
A Safe Place
24-hour hotline: 1-800-600-SAFE (7233)
Emergency shelter, counseling, job resources
Support and pathway programs for adults and children escaping from domestic violence.
1-847-221-5680 (24-Hour Hotline)
Websites and Toll Free Numbers for more informaiton
AARP: 1-800-441-2277 www.aarp.org
Alcoholics Anonymous: www.chicagoaa.org
Alzheimer’s Association: 1-800-272-3900 www.alz.org
American Cancer Society: 1-800-227-2345 www.cancer.org
American Diabetes Association: 1-800-342-2383 www.diabetes.org
American Foundation for the Blind: 1-800-232-5463 www.afb.org
American Heart and Stroke Association: 1-800-242-8721 www.americanheart.org
American Kidney Fund: 1-800-795-3226 www.kidneyfund.org
American Liver Foundation: 1-800-465-4837 www.liverfoundation.org
American Lung Association: 1-800-586-4872 www.lungusa.org
American Parkinson Disease Association: 1-800-223-2732 www.apdparkinson.org
American Speech Language–Hearing Association: 1-800-223-6321 www.asha.org
American Stroke Association: 1-800-553-6321 www.strokeassociation.org
Arthritis Foundation: 1-800-283-7800 www.arthritis.org
Caregiver Action Network: 1-202-454-3970 www.eldercare.gov
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-892-8900
Eldercare Locator: 1-800-677-1116 www.eldercare.gov
Insure Kids Now: 1-877-KIDSNOW (1-847-543-7669) www.insurekidsnow.gov
Medicaid Information: www.medicaid.gov
Medicare Information: www.medicare.gov
National AIDS Hotline: 1-800-342-AIDS www.ashastd.org/nah
National Association of the Deaf: 1-301-587-1788 www.nad.org
National Association for Hispanic Elderly: 1-213-487-1922
National Council on Aging: 1-800-424-9046 www.ncoa.reingolddev.org
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 (TALK) www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
RAINN | Rape and Incest National Network: 1-800-656-HOPE
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 Press 1
Text 838255 www.veteranscrisisline.net