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Community Involvement

The Library partners with many Oak Lawn organizations and institutions to help provide resources and services to our patrons,  including the Village, the park district, local schools, churches, senior centers, hospitals, shelters, food pantries and social service organizations. These important partnerships enrich our community by extending our outreach and services beyond books and materials. 

Oak Lawn Community Partnership

OLPL is a community partner with all district schools, social services organizations, hospitals and senior centers. We stay connected through monthly meetings and help spread the word throughout the community about valuable community resources. The mission of the Oak Lawn Community Partnership is to work together to build a healthier, safer, and stronger community through a cooperative alliance between all the vibrant leadership within Oak Lawn, and to stimulate all Oak Lawn citizens to take an active and responsible role in accomplishing our goals. The Oak Lawn Community Partnership meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 AM in the 2nd floor auditorium of the Village of Oak Lawn Municipal Center. For information email: olcp@oaklawn-il.gov. To access more member information, or view current flyers and programs click here.


Members

PLOWS
https://www.plows.org/
Since 1975, PLOWS Council on Aging has been connecting adults 60 years of age and over, as well as adults with disabilities, their caregivers and friends, to resources they need to maintain health, dignity, and independence in their homes for as long as possible. Serving the 20 communities that comprise Palos, Lemont, Orland and Worth Townships, PLOWS helps more than 16,000 individuals each year. PLOWS provides a holistic suite of programs and services including Adult Protective Services, Advocacy & Benefits, Caregiver Support, Care Planning, Choices for Care Program, Home-Delivered Meals, Information & Assistance, In-Home Services, and Shared Housing. Please visit http://www.plows.org to learn about ways you can help us make a difference in our community.

BEDS Plus
https://beds-plus.org/
BEDS Plus helps vulnerable individuals stabilize their lives through housing and supportive services. Primary services include Prevention and Stabilization, Emergency Services, Supportive Housing, and Wraparound Services.

Oak Lawn Senior Center
https://www.oaklawn-il.gov/departments/senior-center
The Oak Lawn Senior Center provides specialized programming and events for seniors in Oak Lawn. The center also provides a Senior/Handicapped Bus Service for local transportation to the center or to daily activities.

Pillars Community Health
https://pillarscommunityhealth.org/
Pillars Community Health is a nonprofit provider of health, educational, and social services.

Oak Lawn Park District
www.olparks.com
Oak Lawn Park District’s mission is to promote a strong sense of community by providing leisure opportunities and the preservation of natural resources that enhances the quality of life and wellness for everyone.  We offer year-round recreation and leisure services for all ages and abilities to enjoy – whether it is at our Centennial Aquatics Center, Central Pool, Community Pavilion, Ice Arena, Oak View Center, Racquet, Fitness & Gymnastics Center, Stony Creek Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquets or one of our 22 parks. Visit www.olparks.com or call 708-857-2225 for more information.

Almost Home
http://www.almosthomechicago.org/
Almost Home is committed to helping single parents, victims of domestic violence, families and individuals experiencing true and significant financial hardship, and the homeless. Programs include Community Blessings Boxes, Pending Meal Programs, Shelter Haircuts and the Traveling Store, Overdose Prevention Drug Outreach and Training, Lunches with Love, and Loaves and Fishes. Their service area encompasses Alsip, Bridgeview, Burbank, Chicago Ridge, Evergreen Park, Hometown, Oak Lawn, and Worth.

COURAGE
https://www.courageprogram.org/couragehome/index.html
COURAGE provides resources to assist women through pregnancies and single-parenting. The ultimate goal of COURAGE is to launch health families through education, mentoring and counseling.

Greater Chicago Food Depository
https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/
The Greater Chicago Food Depository distributes food throughout Chicagoland through partner agencies and programs. Popular programs include children’s and school programs, older adult programs, job training, and benefits outreach.