Recommending good non-profits?
July 18, 2012 7:22 PM   Subscribe

My cousin is moving to Chicago. He is working in the social service field, as a Manager and will be looking for jobs when he gets out there. Anyone know of non-profits they would recommend as good places to work or look into? He has experience in mental health, youth and homelessness but is open to broadening his focus. Thanks!
posted by Equiprimordial to Work & Money (5 answers total)
 
I might do some searching on Idealist.org for those types of jobs.
posted by joinks at 9:04 PM on July 18, 2012


Everyone I know who has worked at the Howard Brown Health Center has loved it there. The Center on Halsted may be a good one, too. As long as he is a good queer ally.
posted by Lieber Frau at 9:09 PM on July 18, 2012


Ronald McDonald House is based in Oak Brook, and there are four Houses there, including a really big one downtown that just opened. It's tough to crack into RMH employment, though - best way is to volunteer (and it's a great place to volunteer, too).
posted by OHSnap at 10:34 PM on July 18, 2012


Heartland Alliance has a broad range of social service sectors he could look into. They often advertise on idealist.org.
posted by sundaydriver at 2:42 AM on July 19, 2012


My Chicago nonprofit experience was in education/higher-ed organizations, so I don't have any firsthand experience with social services employment to make specific recommendations, but a former coworker of mine always talked fondly about her time working at Erie Neighborhood House.

I haven't lived in Chicago for a few years now, but when I was there I always found NPO.net to be far and away the best source for nonprofit job listings in Chicago.
posted by jessypie at 7:03 AM on July 19, 2012


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