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.
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.
Illinois Unemployment Insurance: Resources published by the Illinois Department of Employment Security
Unemployment Insurance Tips: Additional resources published by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, covering education on employment insurance.
Small Business Loans and Financing Options: Resources published by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Local Initiatives Support Corporation: Local business funding relief
Accion Chicago: Chicago-based emergency capital opportunities for entrepreneurs
Little Village Resources: A range of resources for Little Village neighborhood and community. Resources shared in both English and Spanish.
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.
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.
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.