Local Support for Homeschoolers
A world of homeschool information, support, and shared experiences is just a mouse click away. The following Internet links will help homeschool families connect with each other and with valuable homeschool resources online and on land.
Evanston Home Educators (EHE) is a non-profit organization providing support, information, and activities for home educators and those interested in home educating in the Chicago-Evanston area. EHE is a member of Illinois H.O.U.S.E., an umbrella organization for non-sectarian homeschooling in Illinois.
EHE meets at 7:30pm on the first Monday of each month (second Monday in September; no meeting in July) at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3637 Golf Road in Evanston. Monthly meetings are for adults and nursing infants only. The sessions begin with a business meeting and then break out into two to three discussion groups. The sessions consist of activity announcements, discussion groups – including a separate group for newcomers –and opportunity for networking. A business meeting for members begins at 9:30pm. Visit the EHE website for upcoming meeting topics and information on group activities and classes. To contact EHE, email the group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
H.O.U.S.E. is a non-sectarian Illinois homeschooling support group that has a local chapter in Evanston and hosts an annual home education conference. The site offers an extensive resource list, contact information for curriculum providers, retailers and vendors, and links to helpful websites. It also addresses many unique topics such as preschool, driver's education, sports participation, part-time school enrollment, work permits, special needs, and Illinois law.
This subpage of Homeschool World offers a directory of Christian homeschool groups in Illinois and includes links to groups in other states and around the world.
This directory of homeschool groups in Illinois also includes news, resources, and a free Homeschool Guide.
Items in this Illinois homeschool resource center may be checked out for one month to anyone who has a valid Illinois public library card. Resources include curriculum materials, science equipment, math manipulatives, educational board games and kits, computer software, and a collection of homeschool books, magazines, and catalogs.