Social Services

Hope For Tomorrow

Lakeview Pantry believes you are the expert of your own life. Our licensed clinicians offer services designed to support and empower by partnering with you to tailor a plan to reach your unique goals. We assist you in making changes in your life by navigating the resources that are available to you.

As a free, private resource, your goals and hopes determine our course of action. You might only need a quick referral, or you may desire a long-term partnership. We’re here to get you the help you need and that is rightfully yours.

You choose what assistance you want and to what degree. We are here to assist and support you.

One-on-One Long-Term Services

By appointment only. If you want a longer term partnership with the Social Services staff at Lakeview Pantry, we will complete a comprehensive service plan and meet with you as needed.

No Strings. Just Service.

Our social services program does not have physical boundaries, anyone is welcome. We keep your information confidential. You don’t have to use the Pantry to be a client.

Drop-In Hours:

Sheridan Market (3945 N Sheridan Rd)
Monday: 1pm – 4pm
Wednesday: 11am – 2pm
Friday: 1pm – 4pm

La Casa Norte’s Fresh Market (3533 W. North Ave)
Tuesday: 11am – 2pm

Upcoming Drop-In Closures:

Tuesday, Nov. 23 – La Casa Norte
Wednesday, Nov. 24 – Sheridan

Wednesday, Dec. 22 – Sheridan
Tuesday, Dec. 28 – La Casa Norte
Wednesday, Dec. 29 – Sheridan

We also offer virtual case management and mental wellness sessions by phone call, video call, or email.

Phone: 773-525-1777 ext. 300

Children & Families

Submit requests for Cradles to Crayons KidPacks (includes items such as clothing, shoes, diapers, and hygiene kits). Learn about local resources for children and families.


Receive information about local job/employment openings and resources, and receive help with resumes, interviews, and other job preparation requirements. 


Work with a Case Manager to determine your eligibility for the Lakeview Pantry Grant Program. Receive budgeting assistance. Learn about other financial assistance resources in the city.


Receive referrals for healthcare needs, free/sliding fee scale clinics, prescription coverage resources and other needs.

Public Benefits

Apply for or complete a redetermination or mid-point report for Medicaid, SNAP, and or Cash Assistance. Learn how to use the website.


Submit online applications for a variety of housing waitlists.  Receive other resources.


Request Ventra single-ride tickets for scheduled appointments. Apply for long-term transportation assistance (Benefit Access Program, Ride Free Transit card).

SAFE Program

Receive support and services to escape domestic violence and the tools to restart your life. SAFE provides resources and support.

Not Seeing What You Need?

Ask questions about anything and receive resources to meet identified needs. Reach out to us for a referral so that we can best assist you. 

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In 2018, we provided 2,049 social services. That’s a 12% increase from the year before!

How Do I Qualify For Lakeview Pantry Social Services?

Everyone qualifies for Lakeview Pantry Social Services. We believe that getting the assistance you need is vital to creating a better tomorrow. There are no strings and no catches — just the service you deserve.

There are three primary methods of obtaining service:

Our trained and licensed professionals are here for anyone who reaches out. We’re here today to support your goals for the future.

Holistic Care

Learn more about our Mental Wellness Services

Mental health is a crucial part of your tomorrow. Our professional counselors provide mental wellness services that can help you take control of your life. Learn more about our comprehensive care options.  

Be Well

Take Control of Your Tomorrow.

Work with our staff to find a path forward. We’re here to help you create the rest of your life.

Contact Us

or call 773.525.1777 x216

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