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Due to the community response to COVID-19 we’ve compiled the following resources. Please confirm hours of operation before visiting. Scroll to bottom of page to search FindHelp.org for resources by zipcode.

 

Assistance
CategoryOroganizationServices offeredWebsite or Email address
Assistance33rd Ward Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-SanchezUnknown33rd Ward Website
Bankruptcy Help Desk
CategoryCommunityOrganizationHours of OperationAddress
Bankruptcy Help DeskCook CountyBankruptcy Help DeskMondays, Wednesdays and Fridays opens at 9:30amDirksen Courthouse, Room 625 219 S. Dearborn St, Chicago IL.
Books
CategoryCommunity OrganizationSpecial InstructionsWebsite or Email address
BooksAllHaymarket BooksTen free e-booksHay Market Books
Cancer Support
CategoryOrganizationServices OfferedPhone NumberAddressWebsite or Email address
Cancer SupportCancer Support CenterFree information, counseling, support groups, lending library, exercise/yoga for cancer, massage, wigs, education708-798-9171 Homewood 708-478-3529 MokenaHomewood: 2028 Elm Rd, Homewood, IL. 60430 Mokena: 19645 S. Lagrange Rd, Mokena, IL. 60448Cancer Support Center
Child and Youth Services

Child Abuse Prevention

CategoryOrganizationHours of OperationPhone Number
Child AbuseChild Abuse Hotline24 hours800-25ABUSE
Child Abuse PreventionMaryville Academy24 hour helpline773-205-3637
Child Abuse PreventionCourt Appointed Special Advocates of Children (CASA)312-433-4928

Child Services

CategoryOrganizationPhone Number
Child ServicesAll Our Children's Advocacy Center708-233-1176

Missing Children

CategoryOrganizationPhone Number
Missing ChildrenNational Hotline for Missing or Exploited Children800-843-5678
Missing ChildrenNational Runaway Safeline800-RUNAWAY 800-786-9292

Youth Services

CategoryOrganizationHours of OperationPhone Number
Youth ServicesAunt Martha's 24 Youth Crisis Line24 hours708-679-8100
Cooking Tips
CategoryOrganizationSpecial InstructionsHours of OperationServices OfferedPhone Number
Cooking TipsPrairie Grass CafeJames Beard Award-winning chef Sarah Stegner has opened a hotline to help people with cooking tips during the Covid19 crisis2pm-4pm dailyFree cooking tips during COVID847-920-8437
Counseling Services
CategoryArea ServedCommunityOrganizationServices OfferedPhone NumberAddress
CounselingSouthwestOrland ParkOrland TownshipIndividual, family and child counseling, anger management and parenting classes, drug and alcohol awareness classess708-403-400114807 S Ravinia Ave, Orland Park, IL 60462
Domestic Violence Resources
CategoryArea ServedCommunityOrganizationServices OfferedPhone NumberAddress
CounselingSouthwestOrland ParkOrland TownshipIndividual, family and child counseling, anger management and parenting classes, drug and alcohol awareness classess708-403-400114807 S Ravinia Ave, Orland Park, IL 60462
Donations
CATEGORY ORGANIZATIONSPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS (IF APPLICABLE) Website or Email address
DonationsCornerstone Community OutreachDonate to assist with homeless outreach Cornestone Community Outreach
E-Learning
CategoryOrganizationSpecial InstructionsWebsite or Email address
E-LearningVarious450 free Ivy League courses you can takeQZ.com Website
Emergency Funds
CategoryOrganizationWebsite or Email address
Emergency FundsEmergency Funds for Bartenders and Cocktail ServersUSBG Foundation
Employer Resources
CategoryCommunityOrganizationSpecial InstructionsWebsite or Email address
Employer ResourcesCook CountyChicago Cook Workforce’s American Job CentersIf you are an employer considering layoff/furloughs you are encouraged to contact the Partnership’s Business Relations and Economic Development team to get assistancepleslie@chicookworks.org
Ex-Offender Services
CategoryOrganizationPhone Number
Ex-Offender ServicesThe Bridge708-771-8007 800-DA-BRIDGE (24 hour information line)
Ex-Offender ServicesSt. Leonards Ministry312-738-1414
Financial Services
CategoryArea ServedCommunityOrganizationSpecial InstructionsServices OfferedWebsite or Email address
Financial AllAllOne Fair Wagefor restaurant workers, delivery drivers, tipped workers, UBER/lyft drivers-Apply onlineEmergency CashOur Fair Wage
Financial AssistanceChicagoChicagoChicago Hardship and Help pageHelping get some money from neighborsChicago Hardship
Food
CategoryArea ServedCommunity OrganizationSpecial InstructionsHours of OperationServices OfferedPhone NumberAddressWebsite or Email address
Food DeliveryAllAllDining at a DistanceList of restaurants that offer deliveryDining at a Distance
Food Financial AssistanceAllAllSupplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)Financial Assistance for FoodS.N.A.P. Website
Food InsecurityChicagoChicagoChicago Public SchoolsChicago Public Schools are offering free meals to families while schools are closedMonday - Friday 9:00am - 1:00pmFree meals to Chicago Public School familiesChicago Public Schools
Food InsecurityUnknownUnknown Family Meal on WheelsFood DeliveryFamily Meals on Wheels
Food Insecurity/Housing InsecurityUnknownChicagoFranciscan Outreach Association - Chicago, IL - Food AssistanceFree dining room for poor and homelessAn Emergency Overnight Shelter For Homeless Adults, A Free Dining Room For The Poor And Homeless, A Case Management Program In Which Trained Case Managers Help The Homeless And Poor Find The Social Services They Need To Create A Better Life For Themselves, And A Lay Volunteer Program Through Which Volunteers Can Work Directly With The Poor And Homeless Full Time In Exchange For Room And Board And A Small Stipend(773)278-67241645 W LeMoyne St, Chicago, IL 60622
General Resources
CategoryArea ServedCommunityOrganizationSpecial InstructionsServices OfferedPhone NumberAddressWebsite or Email address
General AssistanceAllCare CoalitionWe serve as a CONNECTOR between residents who NEED CARE with those who can GIVE CARE during the Coronavirus CrisisFood, financial grants, deliveries, someone to talk to - whatever you need or however you can give866-ICARE20 / 866-422-7320Care Coalition
General ResourcesAllAllResources for Gig workers! (From the Gig Workers Collective)Gig Workers Resources
General ServicesSouthwestOrland ParkOrland TownshipVillage has a health department, senior services, transportation, an assessor and various other entities708-403-422214807 S Ravinia Ave, Orland Park, IL 60462
General TipsAllAllWeb Resource: Steps to Take If You Can’t Make Ends Meet Because of the CoronaviruWeb Resource Link
Housing
CategoryCommunityOrganizationHours of OperationServices OfferedPhone NumberAddressWebsite or Email address
Housing InsecurityHousing Authority of Cook CountyEducation, Job Placement and Training, Youth services, Resident Counseling and wellness, Energy assistance, housing assistance312.663.5447175 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 350, Chicago, IL 60604HACC Website
Housing Insecurity/Legal AidCook CountyEviction Helpdesk (Skokie)Fridays 9am-10:30amSkokie Courthouse, Room 204 5600 Old Orchard Rd, Skokie IL
Housing Insecurity/Legal AidCook CountyEviction Helpdesk (Markham)M-Th 9am-1pm708-232-4836Markham Courthouse, Room 202G 16501 S. Kedzie, Markham IL
Illinois Attorney General
CategoryOrganizationServices OfferedPhone NumberWebsite or Email address
Illinois Attorney GeneralIllinois Attorney GeneralReport Store Price Gouging(800) 386-5438Illinois Attorney General Website
Immigration Services
CATEGORY OrganizationPhone Number
Immigration ServicesCatholic CharitiesCook 312-427-7078 Lake County 847-782-4225
Job Search
CategoryCommunityOrganizationSpecial InstructionsServices OfferedPhone NumberWebsite or Email address
Job SearchAllJewelNow hiring 5,000 new employeesAlbertsons Companies
Job SearchAllAldiNow hiring Aldi Careers
Job SearchAllKroger/Mariano'sNow hiring Kroger Careers
Job SearchCook CountyAunt Martha'scall every first Friday of the month 2-3pmEmployment and finance opportunites712-775-7000 acces code 123#
Job SearchCook CountyChicago Cook Workforce’s American Job CentersAll offices are closed to the public, services being offered virtuallyChicago Cook Workforce American's Job Site
Job SearchStatewideIllinois Worknet Job FinderIllinois Worknet Job Finder
Legal Aid
CategoryArea ServedCommunity OrganizationSpecial InstructionsHours of OperationServices OfferedPhone NumberAddressWebsite or Email address
Legal AidLegal Aid ChicagoMonday - Friday lines open at 8amFree civil legal services to those living in poverty in Cook County, IL.312-341-1070Legal Aid Chicago
Legal AidAllCook CountyVeterans Legal AidAppointments only3rd Thursday of the month 12-4312-347-834011141 S. California Ave, Chicago IL
Legal AidAllCook CountyIllinois Migrant Legal Assistance Project (Migrant Worker Rights)Se habla espanol800-445-9025120 S. Lasalle, Ste 900, Chicago IL
Legal AidAllCook CountyReady 2 Work (Worker's Rights)Se habla espanolMondays 9am-4:30pm800-445-9025American Workforce Center (Pilsen) 1700 W. 18th St, Chicago IL
Legal AidAllCook CountyJuvenile Expungement Help DeskM-F 9am-4pm312-229-60491100 S. Hamilton, Chicago IL (next to clerks office on 1st Fl)
Legal AidAllCook CountyFederal Court Help Desk (William Hibbler Memorial Pro Se Assistance Program)Appointments only312-435-5691Dirksen Courthouse, 20th Fl. 219 S. Dearborn St, Chicago IL.
Legal AidAllCook CountyNorth Lawndale Legal ClinicWalk ins only3rd Tuesday of the month 5-7pm312-425-59383605 W. Filmore St, Chicago IL
Legal AidAllCook CountyMcCutcheon Legal ClinicWalk ins only4:30-6:30pm 1st Wednesday of the month, Summer dates vary312-423-59384865 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago IL
Legal AidAllCook CountyWoodlawn Legal ClinicWalk ins onlyOpen year round, 2nd Wednesday of the month 4-6pm312-423-59386220 S. Ingleside, Chicago IL
Legal AidAllCook CountyKatten de Deigo Legal ClinicWalk ins only3rd Wednesday of the month 4:30-7pm Open during the school year, closed summers312-423-59381313 N. Claremont Ave, Chicago IL
Legal AssistanceAllIllinoisIllinois Legal AideIllinois Legal Aide
Library Services
CategoryArea ServedOrganizationSpecial InstructionsWebsite or Email address
Library ServicesChicagoCity of Chicago Public LibraryYou can apply for a Chicago Public Library card onlineChicago Public Library
Mental Health
CommunityOrganizationSpecial InstructionsHours of Operation Services OfferedPhone NumberWebsite or Email address
National Alliance on Mental IllnessPhone helpline833-626-4244
Anxiety and Depression Support GroupAnxiety and Depression Support Group
Panic Disorder HotlinePhone helpline1-800-64-panic (72642)Panic Disorder Hotline Website
Suicide prevention lifeline1-800-273-TALK (8255Suicide Prevention Lifeline Website
BroadviewNAMI Living Room1p-9pm 7days a weekNon-clinical setting comfortable alternative to a hospital ememrgency room providing calming atmosphere for someone experiencing mental illness to speak with a peer counselor708-498-0200
Lagrange NAMI Living Room1p-9pm 7days a weekNon-clinical setting comfortable alternative to a hospital ememrgency room providing calming atmosphere for someone experiencing mental illness to speak with a peer counselor708-582-6434
Palos HillsNAMI Living RoomMonday and Friday 1p-4pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1p-7pNon-clinical setting comfortable alternative to a hospital ememrgency room providing calming atmosphere for someone experiencing mental illness to speak with a peer counselor708-974-2300
Oak ParkNAMI Living RoomMonday - Saturday 3p-7pmNon-clinical setting comfortable alternative to a hospital ememrgency room providing calming atmosphere for someone experiencing mental illness to speak with a peer counselor708-524-2582
DupageNAMI Living RoomMonday - Friday 3p-8pNon-clinical setting comfortable alternative to a hospital ememrgency room providing calming atmosphere for someone experiencing mental illness to speak with a peer counselor630-752-0066
SkokieNAMI Living RoomMonday - Friday 10a-3p, Saturday 9a-2pNon-clinical setting comfortable alternative to a hospital ememrgency room providing calming atmosphere for someone experiencing mental illness to speak with a peer counselor847-441-5600
SkokieNAMI Living Room24 hour crisis line 847-933-0051Monday - Friday 3p-8pNon-clinical setting comfortable alternative to a hospital ememrgency room providing calming atmosphere for someone experiencing mental illness to speak with a peer counselor847-933-9202
American Federation for Suicide PreventionChicago 312-890-2377 National Office 888-333-2377
Palos HillsMetropolitan Family Services708-974-2300
National Alliance on Mental Illness708-335-4008
Sertoma Center Living Room708-748-1951
Oak ForestSt. Damian ChurchContact Maria Connelly708-284-6511
National Mental Health Helpline855-995-9489
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)Available Monday, Tuesday and Saturday for Spanish or English supportOnline Mental Health assistance in English and Spanish(773) 202-6529NAMI YouTube Video
Pet Relief
CategoryOrganizationSpecial InstructionsWebsite or Email address
Pet ReliefRescue ChicagoResources for pets during COVIDPet Resource Site
Chicago COVID-19 Resources
CategoryArea ServedOrganizationSpecial InstructionsServices OfferedWebsite or Email address
COVID 19 ResourcesChicagoCity of ChicagoCitywide resourcesVariedChicago COVID-19 Resources
Senior Services

Elder Abuse

CategoryOrganizationHours of OperationPhone Number
Elder AbuseElder Abuse Hotline24 hours866-800-1409

Senior Services

CategoryOrganizationPhone Number
Senior ServicesPLOWS Council on Aging708-361-0219
Senior ServicesGuardian Angel Community Services Adult Protective Services Program24 hour hotline 866-800-1409 888-206-1327 (TTY)
Sexual Violence

Human Sex Trafficking

CategoryOrganizationSpecial InstructionsHours of OperationPhone NumberWebsite or Email address
Human Sex-TraffickingA Safe Place24 hour crisis line847-249-4450 or 800-600-SAFE
Human Sex-TraffickingLove Outreach Center815-651-8564
Human Sex-TraffickingMagdalene Houseinfo@magdalenehousechicago.org
Human Sex-TraffickingNaomi's HouseContact: Amanda Bagnall630-480-1697
Human Sex-TraffickingNew Name630-254-8756
Human Sex-TraffickingProject Beacon - Native American Kandi312-330-5159
Human Sex-TraffickingRahab's Daughters224-333-0911
Human Sex-TraffickingReclaim 13630-209-4554 or 312-462-3306 (hotline)
Human Sex-TraffickingRefuge for Women708-380-7419
Human Sex-TraffickingRestoration 61Contact: Kara630-777-2568
Human Sex-TraffickingSelah Freedom888-8FREEME 888-837-3363
Human Sex-TraffickingStepping StonesLeave voicemail will call back24/7224-789-3054
Human Sex-TraffickingThe Dreamcatcher Foundation773-936-9898 1-844-WEDREAM 24 hour hotline
Human Sex-TraffickingSalvation Army Stop It Program877-606-3158
Human Sex-TraffickingTraffick Free Drop In Center312-884-1703
Human TraffickingHuman Trafficking HotlineText "HELP" or "BEFREE" to 233733888-373-7888

 

Rape Crisis

CategoryOrganizationPhone Number
Rape CrisisYWCA Rape Crisis HotlineChicago 888-293-2080 South Suburban 708-748-5672 West Suburban 630-971-3927

 

Sexual Assault

OrganizationHours of OperationPhone NumberWebsite or Email address
National Sexual Assault Crisis Line800.656.HOPE (4673RAINN Org Website
Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline888-293-2080
National Sexual Assault Hotline24 hours800-656-4673
Sobriety Support
CategoryOrganizationSpecial InstructionsWebsite or Email address
Sobriety SupportVariousOnline AA support groupsAA Directory Website
Sobriety Support12step.orgOnline addiction support groups12 Step Online Meetings
Substance Abuse
CategoryOrganizationPhone NumberWebsite or Email address
Substance AbuseSubstance Abuse Hotline1-800-662-HELP (4357)Substance Abuse Hotline website
Substance AbuseIllinois Helpline for Opiods and Other Substances833-2FINDHELP
Substance AbuseSouth Suburban council on Alcoholisn and Subtance Abuse708-647-3333
Suicide Prevention
CategoryOrganizationPhone Number
Suicide PreventionCatholic Charities312-655-7283
Teen Services

Teen Crisis

CategoryOrganizationPhone NumberWebsite or Email address
Teen Crisis LineTeen Crisis 1-310-855-HOPE (4673) or 1-800-TLC-TEEN (1-800-852-8336)Teen Crisis Line

Teen Dating Abuse

CategoryOrganizationPhone Number
Teen Dating AbuseNational Teen Dating Abuse Helpline866-331-9474 or 866-331-8453 (TTY)
Unemployment Assistance
CategoryCommunityOrganizationSpecial InstructionsServices OfferedPhone NumberWebsite or Email address
Unemployment AssistanceAllIllinois Department of Employment SecurityAssistance filling out forms 800-244-5631Illinois Department of Employment Security
Unemployment AssistanceCook CountyIllinois Department of Employment Security https://www2.illinois.gov/ides/individuals/UnemploymentInsurance/Pages/default.aspxApply for unemployment The IL governor has waived the 7day waiting period to file for unemployment benefitThe IL governor has waived the 7day waiting period to file for unemployment benefits. Due to high volume seee filing changes hereIllinois Department of Employment Security
USBC National Charity Foundation
CATEGORY Special InstructionsServices OfferedPhone NumberWebsite or Email address
USBG National Charity FoundationBartender Emergency Assistance-Apply onlineFinancial Assistance1-855-655-8724Bartender Emergency Assistance Online
Utilities

Cell Phone

CategoryOrganizationSpecial Instructions Services OfferedPhone NumberWebsite or Email address
Cell Phone ServiceT-MobileUnlimited data to all, Keep America Connected Pledge: for 60 days not terminating services if unable to pay, waiving late fees, Additional servicesCell Phone Service800-TMOBILE
Cell Phone ServiceSprintKeep America Connected Pledge: for 60 days not terminating services if unable to pay, waiving late fees, those with metered data will be changed to unlimited per month for 60 days, additional 20GB of mobile hot spot dataCell Phone Service888-221-4727Sprint

Internet

CategoryOrganizationSpecial InstructionsWebsite or Email address
InternetXfinity- WiFi hotspothotspot located in businesses will be avaiable to anyone for free including non-Xfinity internet subscribersXfinity

Utilities

OrganizationSpecial InstructionsServices OfferedPhone NumberWebsite or Email address
ComEdComEd is suspending disconnects for those unable to pay and waiving late fees. Case by case basisUtilities(800) 334-7761
American Water CompanyAWC will be placing a moratorium on disconnection service shutoffs at this time. Will continue to evaluate moratorium. Will be restoration of service to previously shutoff customers. If shut off prior to March 12, 2020 callUtilities(800) 422-2782
Nicor GasFunds are available until 5/31 from the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)Utilities(877) 411-9276Nicor Gass
Comcast/XfinityFree wifi for everyone, Pausing data plans, No disconnects or late fees, Internet essentials to new customer, educational info on Flex, 24/7 monitoringUtilities(800) COM-CASTXfinity
VerizonNo data caps on its home broadband and home voice services, Verizon waives late fees for residential and small business customers, free international calling to CDC level 3 countries, through April 30, Verizon is offering unlimited domestic calling to customers on limited-minute plans, Verizon will also waive activation fees on new lines of service and upgrade fees starting March 18, Verizon will waive late fees and keep residential and small business customers connectedUtilities(800) 922-0204Verizon
AT&TSuspending data caps, keeping public wifi hotspots open, Access from At&T program, waiving late fees, eliminating cancellations for non-paymentUtilities(800) 288-2020AT&T
Charter CommunicationsCharter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households and MoreCharter Communications
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)Helps eligible low-income households pay for home energy services (primarily heating during winter months)1-877-411-WARM (9276)Low Income Energy Assistance Program
Veteran Services
CategoryOrganizationPhone Number
Veterans ServicesCatholic CharitiesChicago 312-655-7525 South/Southwest Cook 708-586-1351
Volunteer Opportunities
CategoryArea ServedCommunityOrganizationSpecial InstructionsWebsite or Email address
Volunteer OpportunitiesChicagoChinatown & PilsenAld. Sigcho-LopezSeeking volunteers to help vulnerable neighborsC&P Volunteer Form
Volunteer OpportunitiesAllAllChicago Food BankVolunteer Opportunities to donate food to those in needChicago Food Bank
Volunteer OpportunitiesAllAllMy Block, My Hood, My CityVolunteer Opportunities to deliver food to those in needFor My Block
Virtual Resources
CategoryOrganizationSpecial InstructionsWebsite or Email address
Virtual ConnectionsThe MightyMaintain a social connection through virtual networksThe Mighty Website
Virtual EntertainmentMuseums2500 museums you can visit virtuallyVirtual Museum Tours
Virtual TherapyHeadspaceFree headspace account for Health professionals through 2020Free Headspace for Health Professionals
Virtual WorkoutsHealth Hood ChiFree workouts on InstagramHealth Hood Chi Workouts
Virtual YogaHaji Healing SalonFree yoga practice for anxietyHaji - Free Yoga YouTube Channel

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