Social Services

Tracey Orick is Elmhurst Public Library’s Social Services Specialist

Tracey is available to help connect you with services for:

  • Food
  • Mental health
  • Housing
  • Substance abuse
  • Employment
  • Social Security
  • Benefits
  • Domestic issues

Social Services office hours are Thursdays from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Tracey is also available by appointment. You can contact her via phone, email or the appointment request form.

 Phone: (630) 279-8696 ext 374

Appointment Request Form

May Agency of the Month

Healthcare Alternative Systems (H.A.S.) is the social services agency of the month. H.A.S. provides a continuum of multicultural and bilingual (English/Spanish) behavioral care and social services that empower individuals, families, and communities. H.A.S. seeks to implement sustainable programs that benefit society by improving the well-being and recovery efforts of those individuals, families, and communities impacted by behavioral health problems.

Want more information? Visit our display on the second floor or stop by the lobby on Friday, May 12th between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM to meet representatives from H.A.S. and learn more about their organization.


Interested in being featured as Elmhurst Public Library’s Agency of the Month?

Click the link below, answer a few questions and Tracey will get back to you!

Agency of the Month Application

 News you can use!

 LIHEAP Program begins September 1, 2022 

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides one-time benefits to income eligible homeowners and renters to help with energy bills and for reconnection of energy service. Propane customers are encouraged to apply when the program opens in September to take greater advantage of lower propane prices. Propane prices typically increase during the winter months so by applying early propane customers will see their LIHEAP benefit go further. Applications are being accepted through May 31, 2023



211 is an important service used by millions of people across North America and now in DuPage County. Every day, clients contact 211 to access free and confidential crisis and emergency counseling, disaster assistance, food, health care and insurance assistance, stable housing and utilities payment assistance, employment services, veteran services and childcare and family services. Click the link above or dial 211 for assistance.


Glenbard Parent Series

Join other parents, high school and middle school students, and professionals to learn about issues facing today’s youth. The Glenbard Parent Series engages top experts, parents and school staff to become proactive and informed in pursuit of the mutual goal to strengthen our communities. Programs are free and open to the public.

GED Testing

It’s never too late to continue your education! Click the link above for GED testing sites and classes!

Resource Binder

Looking for a quick resource? Our resource binder contains services ranging from housing to legal that are available to you! Be sure to call first as agency hours and requirements may have changed. Feel free to reach out to Tracey if you have any questions.

In the News

Dec. 10, 2019
Elmhurst Public Library Adds Social Worker to Staff

Dec. 20, 2019
Social services a new chapter in Elmhurst library offerings [published in Suburban Life, Dec. 20, 2019]

Social Service Programs

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