Advocacy & government organizations

National organizations

Non-profit advocacy groups working to end lead poisoning

Center for Neighborhood Technology
2125 West North Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60647
Telephone: 773-278-4800
Fax: 773-278-3840
info@cnt.org
Lead poisoning prevention services: This community-based organization provides information on lead and lead poisoning prevention.

Chicago community area organizations

Cook County Department of Public Health
Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
1010 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301
Telephone: 708-492-2076
Fax: 708-492-2215
Lead poisoning prevention services: The Cook County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program provides information for all Cook County residents about lead poisoning and its prevention, including relevant laws and regulations.
Corazón Community Services
5114 W. 14th St.
Cicero, IL 60804
Telephone: 708-656-1400
mjohnson@corazoncs.org
Lead poisoning prevention services: Corazón works with the Cicero Council on Lead Safety to prevent childhood lead poisoning in the Cicero community area.
Howard Area Community Center
7648 N. Paulina
Chicago, IL 60626
Telephone: 773-262-6622
Fax: 773-262-6645
info@howardarea.org
Lead poisoning prevention services: The center sponsors the Rogers Park Lead Poisoning Prevention Task Force. They also distribute information about lead poisoning prevention.
Illinois Attorney General's Office
100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Telephone: 312-814-3000
TTY: 1-800-964-3013
Lead poisoning prevention services: The Illinois Attorney General's Office provides information about product recalls and other consumer safety issues.
Illinois Department of Public Health
Lead Program
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
Telephone: 217-782-4977
Fax: 217-782-3987
Lead poisoning prevention services: The Department's Lead Program employs regional and local health department staff to inspect the homes of children who have elevated blood lead levels. The Department's Lead Program licenses lead paint inspectors, lead risk assessors, lead abatement contractors, lead supervisors, and lead workers. The Lead Program also approves lead training courses for individuals.
Imagine Englewood If…
6720 S. Stewart Ave.
Chicago, IL 60621
Telephone: 773-488-6704
Fax: 773-488-6705
Website: /
jhill705@sbcglobal.net
Lead poisoning prevention services: This organization is a community-based nonprofit that provides information on lead and lead poisoning prevention.
Lawndale Christian Health Center
3860 W. Ogden Ave., Chicago, IL 60623
3517 W. Arthington St., Chicago, IL 60624
2345 S. Christiana Ave., Chicago, IL 60623
Telephone: 773-843-3000 x 1158
Fax: 773-521-2742
information@lawndale.org
Lead poisoning prevention services: This center is a community-based nonprofit that provides information on lead and lead poisoning prevention.
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Civitas ChildLaw Center
25. E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Telephone: 312-915-7120
loyolachicagolaw@luc.edu
Lead poisoning prevention services: The Loyola University ChildLaw Center's Policy Institute staffs and chairs the Illinois Lead Safe Housing Task Force and convenes Lead Safe Illinois, a campaign to eliminate childhood lead poisoning through its Lead Safe Housing Initiatives. It supports Chicago area communities with their efforts to prevent lead poisoning.
Metropolitan Tenants Organization
2150 South Canalport Suite 2-B2
Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: 773-292-4988
Fax: 773-292-0333
tenants-rights@tenants-rights.org
Lead poisoning prevention services: The Metropolitan Tenants Organization runs the Safe & Healthy Homes Program, a partnership between MTO, Children's Memorial Hospital, the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Chicago Department of Public Health, that aims to educate parents about actions they may take to ensure that their children and homes are lead-free.
National Center for Healthy Housing
10227 Wincopin Circle, Suite 100
Columbia, MD 21044-3400
Telephone: 410-992-0712
Fax: 410-715-2310
Lead poisoning prevention services: The goal of this non-profit organization is to bring the housing, environmental, and public health communities together to eliminate childhood lead poisoning. Alliance for Healthy Homes has merged with National Center for Healthy Housing.
Teamwork Englewood
815 W. 63rd Street
Chicago, IL 60621
Telephone: 773-602-4507
Fax: 773-602-4510
leonj@billsshade.com
Lead poisoning prevention services: This organization is a community-based nonprofit that provides information on lead and lead poisoning prevention.
United Parents Against Lead (UPAL)
Post Office Box 24773
Richmond, VA 23224
Telephone: 804-714-1618
Fax: 804-714-0798
UPAL@Juno.com
Lead poisoning prevention services: United Parents Against Lead (UPAL), formed by parents of lead poisoned children, offers a support and resource network to encourage local lead poisoning prevention programs. The organization provides education and referrals to families of lead poisoned children.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Great Lakes Centers for Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health
School Of Public Health M/C 922
2121 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Telephone: 312-413-1113
Fax: 312-413-7369
lnickels@uic.edu
Lead poisoning prevention services: The Centers promote occupational and environmental safety and health by developing professional leadership, and working to improve knowledge of key issues in occupational and environmental safety and health, especially the problems and needs of at-risk and underserved workers and communities.
Westside Health Authority
Lead Awareness and Prevention Project (LAPP)
5437 W. Division
Chicago, IL 60651
Telephone: 773-378-5034
Fax: 773-378-5035
info@healthauthority.org
Lead poisoning prevention services: Westside Health Authority improves community awareness about lead and lead poisoning. It aims to train local youth and adults as Community Lead Educators and as Lead Sampling Technicians to increase the number of children who are tested. The program also provides educational materials that show residents how to prevent lead poisoning. LAPP organizes residents to fight for policy change to increase funding for lead removal and prevention projects.
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