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Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights Updated August 2019 

The Immigrant Family Resource Program is a partnership between the IL Department of Human Services, the IL Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and community-based and ethnic organizations across Illinois. Partners are available to provide outreach, information and referral, case management, and interpretation/translation services, especially for IDHS services. If you are in need of an interpreter for IDHS services, please contact one of our partners below. While these are not language lines (i.e. immediate access), partners are available for interpretation when given sufficient notice. The Illinois Welcoming Centers are one-stop human service centers designed to help immigrants navigate Illinois' human services delivery systems.

Chicago South

IFRP IWC Organization Mailing Address Phone # Main Contact (IFRP) Language
  X Arab American Action Network 3148 W. 63rd St. 2nd fl. Chicago, IL 60629 (773) 436-6060

Fatmah Tabally:

  X Chinese American Service League 2141 South Tan Court Chicago, IL 60616 (312) 791-0418

Eliza Chan:

Chinese: Cantonese, Mandarin
  X Casa Michoacan/FEDECMI 1638 S. Blue Island Chicago, IL 60608 (630) 823- 6882

Margarita Lugo:

  X Instituto del Progreso Latino 2520 S. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60608-4817 (773) 890-0055

Agatha DeMarchi:

  X   X Latino Organization of the Southwest 4051 W. 63rd St., Chicago, IL 60629 (773) 581-1900

Susana Sepulveda:

  X United African Organization 4910 S King Dr., 1st. Floor, Chicago IL 60615 (312) 949-9980

Mirabel Wiryen:

French, Fulani

Chicago North

IFRP IWC Organization Mailing Address Phone # Main Contact (IFRP) Language
  X Erie Neighborhood House 1347 W Erie St Chicago IL 60642 (312) 666-3430

Jane Lombardi:

Spanish, Greek
  X Cambodian Association of Illinois 2831 W. Lawrence Ave. Chicago, IL 60625 (773) 878-7090

Saroeun Soeun:

  X Centro Romero 6216 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL 60660 (773) 508-5300

Ofelia Gonzalez:

  X Chinese Mutual Aid Association 1016 W. Argyle Street Chicago, IL 60640 (773) 784-2900

Allen Wong:

Chinese: Cantonese and Mandarin, Bosnian, Burmese, Vietnamese
  X   X Family Focus Hermosa 4878 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60639 (773) 276-0940

Yessica Arenas:

  X Indo-American Center 6328 N. California Chicago, IL 60659 (773) 973-4444

Binny Christian:

Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati and Arabic
  X Iraqi Mutual Aid Society 6420 N. California Ave. Unit #A Chicago, IL 60645 (773) 409-4597

Muna Korel:

  X   X HANA Center 4300 N. California Chicago, IL 60618 (847) 520- 1999

Eunki Kim:

  X Muslim Women Resource Center 6445 N. Western Ave. Suite 301, Chicago, Illinois 60645 (773) 764-1686

Alina Hanif:

Urdu, Arabic, Pashto
  X Northside Community Resources 1530 W. Morse Ave. Chicago IL 60626 (773) 338-7722

Aga Kusmierz:

English, Spanish, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, Nepali, Polish
  X Pan African Association 6163 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660 (773) 381-9723

Elsa Woldegarima:

Amharic, Tigrinya, Rohingya, Kinyarwanda, Swahili, French.
  X Polish American Association 3834 N. Cicero Ave. Chicago IL 60641 (773) 767-7773

Iwona Brzezinska:

English, Polish
  X South-East Asia Center 5120 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60640 (773) 989-6927

Tung Nguyen:

Vietnamese, Chinese: Cantonese and Mandarin
  X Syrian Community Network 5439 N Broadway Chicago IL 60640 (773) 754-7099

Rama Atieh:

English, Arabic
  X   X Vietnamese Association of Illinois 5110 N. Broadway St. Chicago IL (773) 728-3700

Minh Nguyen:

Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, French, Spanish

Suburban Cook and Collar Counties

IFRP IWC Organization Mailing Address Phone # Main Contact (IFRP) Language
  X   X Arab American Family Services 7000 W 111th St, Worth, IL 60482 (708) 599-2237

Amal Abdallah:

Arabic, Spanish
  X Aunt Martha's Youth Service Center, Inc. 19990 Governors Highway, Olympia Fields, Illinois 60461 (708) 697-7207 All languages
  X Catholic Charities-Waukegan 914 8th St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 775-0858 English, and Spanish
  X   X Centro de Informacion 1885 Lin Lor Lane, Elgin, IL 60123 (847) 695-9050

Andrea Janos:

  X   X Family Focus Aurora 550 E Second AveAurora IL 60505 (630) 844-2550

Shaquita Booker:

  X   X Family Focus Cicero 1500 S. 59th CourtCicero IL, 60804 (708) 652-0900

Michelle Ramirez:

  X Hanul Family Alliance 1166 S. Elmhurst Rd. Mt. Prospect, IL 60056 (774) 478-8851

Eun Hee Park:

  X Latino Resource Institute of Illinois 8910 South Commercial Ave., Chicago Illinois 60617 (773) 356-5923 Spanish
  X Our Lady of Mt. Carmel 1101 N. 23rd Avenue, Melrose Park Illinois 60160 (708) 345-3632 English, Spanish, Italian and Polish
  X   X Spanish Community Center 309 N. Eastern Ave. Joliet, IL 60432 (815) 641-2702 Claudia Davila: Spanish
  X   X World Relief DuPage 191 191 S Gary Ave #130 Carol Stream, IL 60188 (630) 462-7566

Durmomo Gary:

Arabic, Burmese, Nepali
  X Xilin Association 1163 E. Ogden Ave, Suite 301, Naperville, Illinois 60563 (708) 228-9211 Chinese, Korean, Lao, Vietnamese, and Cambodian

North, Central, and Downstate

IFRP IWC Organization Mailing Address Phone # Main Contact Language
  X Cass County Health Dept 331 South Main Street, Virginia, Illinois 62691 (217) 452-3057 Spanish, and French
  X The Refugee Center (Previously known as East Central Illinois Refugee & Mutual Assistance Center) 201 W. Kenyon Rd., Suite 4DChampaign, IL 61820 (217) 344-8455 Guadalupe Abreu: Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Lao, German, Turkman, Arabic
  X HACES 820 W. Greenwood Ave. Waukegan, IL 60087 (847)244-0300

Anahi Sosa:

English, Spanish
  X   Illinois Migrant Council 118 S. Clinton St., Suite 500 Chicago, Illinois 60661 (312)804-1037

Esperanza Gonzalez:

French Creole, Spanish
  X   X Mano a Mano Family Resource Center 6 E. Main Street Round Lake Park, IL 60073 (847) 201-1521

Astrid Martinez:

  X   X Puentes de Esperanza 8 Executive Drive Suite 200 Fairview Heights, IL 62208 (618) 688-4739

Kristen Eng:

  X SAL Family and Community Services 4210 44th Avenue, Moline, Illinois 61262 (309)793-8201 Spanish, Swahili, Arabic and Kirundi
  X University YMCA 1001 South Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820 (217)337-1500 Zoë Foote: Spanish, French, Chinese, Hindi, Bengali, Q'anjob'al
  X World Relief- Moline 1852 16th St, Moline, IL 61265 (309) 764-2279

Mae Ruzek:

Spanish, Russian, Turkish, Uzbek, Arabic, Caroundi, French, Swahili, Burmese, and Filani
  X Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley 12 Gunia Dr, Lasalle, IL 61301 (815)261-4101

Mario Espinoza:

  X YWCA -La Voz Latina 4990 E. State St. Rockford, IL 61108 (815)968-9681

Marlin Berrospe:


For more information please contact Dagmara Avelar, Director of Programs at

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights - 228 South Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60604