Chicago

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Food

Health

Specialized Health Resources for Communities

Mental Health

Self-Care

Childcare

Education

  • Chicago Public Schools Resources: CPS prepared educational enrichment activities to support student learning while schools are closed due to COVID-19. The packets include a range of activities that students can work on independently or with help from an adult.

Finances

Income Relief

Employment - Who’s Hiring?

Housing

  • Utility Assistance Resource: The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a state-led program that helps eligible low-income households pay for home energy services (primarily heating during winter months).

  • Rental Assistance Resource: The City of Chicago has published information for individuals and families that are in immediate risk of eviction and in need of rental assistance. Resource includes service centers, with several available across a range of neighborhoods.

  • Legal Aid (Spanish Language Resource): A Spanish-language resource for those seeking legal aid during the coronavirus pandemic, published by Illinois Legal Aid Online.

  • Legal Aid Resource: Resource for those seeking legal aid during the coronavirus pandemic, published by Illinois Legal Aid Online.

Disability Benefits/Paid Sick Leave

Unemployment Benefits

Tax Assistance

Small Business Assistance

Families, Children and Youth

Elderly (65+)

Safety for Survivors of Violence

Other Resources

Neighborhood Specific

  • Little Village Resources: A range of resources for Little Village neighborhood and community. Resources shared in both English and Spanish.

Population Specific

  • Resources for Immigrants: Comprehensive COVID-19 specific resources for immigrants published by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. Includes legal, immigration, employment, financial and more.

Donate Your Items or Money

Emergency Funds

  • Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund: In partnership with the City of Chicago and United Way of Metro Chicago, The Chicago Community Trust launched the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund to unite the funds raised by Chicago’s philanthropies, corporations and individuals to be disbursed to nonprofit organizations across the region.

Service Industry Funds

  • Chicago Service Industry Relief: A growing directory of fundraisers for Chicago bars, venues, restaurants, and other service-based businesses that can use our help during the state-mandated shutdown. Includes ability to add a small business in need of support.

Volunteer Opportunities/How to Help