The Social Services Program is a professionally-staffed section of the Police Department offering free counseling and aid to residents of Streamwood experiencing situations of personal or family concern. Referrals are often made by police officers, firefighters or community development personnel. Schools, hospitals or community agencies, which encounter individuals who may need assistance, also refer residents to the Streamwood Police Department social worker.
Our social worker is available to help with crisis intervention, court advocacy, well-being checks, general domestic violence services, and crime victim advocacy services. For information on your rights as a victim, click here for our Victim's Rights Explanation Sheet. Our social worker can also provide information and referrals to other agencies to help you best manage and address your concerns. You may also find specific information on the resources available from our Domestic Violence Fact Sheet.
If you need assistance or are concerned about a neighbor or friend, please contact Karyn Nelson, LCSW, directly at (630) 736-3721. She is generally available Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. You may also call the Streamwood Police Department, 24-hours a day at (630) 736-3700. They will forward your message.
For more information on the services offered by the Streamwood Police Department, download a copy of our Social Services Program brochure.