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Northwest Side Food Distribution Hub of Chicagoland Food Sovereignty Coalition (CFSC)​

Free Grocery Store at 2311 N Keystone

Thursdays 5-7pm

Saturdays 10-12:30pm

Chicago Public Schools

Find Grab & Go Meal locations here. Active locations may change, but nearby schools include Brentano, Avondale-Logandale, Darwin, Goethe, and Monroe.

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Pick up 3 days of meals for each person under 18 in the family. No ID necessary. 
Contact: If families have trouble getting to a site, they can call 1-773-553-KIDS (5437) or email to make a request for food delivery.

Open Arms Ministry

2649 N Francisco Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Food pantry (Weds 5-6pm) & drop-in (Tues/Weds 10-2pm)  

Contact: 773-252-3210   

Chicago Hope Food Pantry

2505 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647

Monday: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm and Thursday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Contact: 773-499-9763  


La Casa Norte

3533 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Food Pantry on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Contact: 773-276-4900   



Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing

33 N. LaSalle St. Suite 900 Chicago IL 60602​​

They provide legal aid for eviction notices and any landlord issues.

Contact: Call 312-347-7600 and be sure to leave a message with the problem.

State Homeless Prevention Funds

The fund provides rental assistance, including up to 6 months of past due rent or 2 months in advance during COVID-19, as well as utility arrears. Applications must be done over the phone with documents faxed or emailed. Applicants must have a documentable crisis such as the loss of income due to COVID-19. Applicants must also prove that their income will be stable in future, but right now the assumption is that all people will be back to work eventually when the state reopens.

Contact: Call 311 or reach out to Logan Square Mutual Aid for help applying.

Emergency Funds

There are multiple emergency funds in the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois. Applications must be done over the phone, and applicants must have a documentable crisis.

Contact: Call 311 or reach out to Logan Square Mutual Aid for help applying.

CEDA Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The CEDA LIHEAP and other programs help make direct payments to utility providers on your behalf. Go to their website here to find a CEDA partner that can help you fill out an application.

Contact: Call 312-782-CEDA (2332) or reach out to Logan Square Mutual Aid for help applying.


Homeless Shelter List Chicago

For a list of shelters, call 311 or go to the online shelter directory here.         

DFSS Rental Assistance Program

Trina Davila Community Service Center
4312 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60639

Rent and rent arrears payment is available for individuals and families that are in immediate risk of eviction and experienced an emergency including a temporary loss of income, fire or flood, or domestic violence.

Contact: Call 312-744-2014 for Trina Davila or call 311 for the Homelessness Prevention Call Center and ask for "short-term help."

McCormick YMCA

1834 N. Lawndale Ave.

La Casa Norte is now running a 24/7 shelter/drop in for youth at McCormick YMCA in Humboldt Park with the capacity for 80 youth. 

Contact: 773-235-2525


Physicians Immediate Care

1702 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Provides urgent care and Covid-19 testing.
Contact: 773-770-4056

Community Health West Town

2611 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Primary Care that includes basic wellness checks, vaccinations, and health screenings    
Contact: 773-395-9900

Division Health Center

4909 W. Division Street        

Family Medicine, behavioral health, Immunizations, vaccines, HIV testing, & more    

Contact: 773-364-4600

AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Chicago (Saint Mary Campus)

2233 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

Covid-19 testing available.

Contact: 312-770-2000

Find a community health center here.


National Immigrant Justice Center

224 S Michigan Ave Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60604

NIJC provides immigration assistance and has helpful legal FAQs for immigrant families around COVID-19 stimulus bills.

Contact: 312-660-1370

Logan Square Neighborhood Association

2840 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 606182

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

228 S. Wabash, Suite 800, Chicago, Illinois 60604
ICIRR published a great guide, "Resources for Immigrants During the COVID- 19 Crisis," with resources in Illinois, information on immigration, and other resources on emergency funds, health care access, food, housing, and more. You can access their guide here

Contact: 312-332-7360

Immigrant Rising

Immigrant Rising also published a guide, "Tangible Support for Undocumented Communities During Covid-19," with resources on relief funds, legal rights, housing and education.

You can access it here.


Illinois Action for Children
4753 N Broadway Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60640
Illinois Action for Children is prepared to find child care for the children of essential workers in Illinois through the  Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).

You can access the application here.

Contact: You can text your CCAP questions to 312-736-7390, email for new applicants, or email for existing applicants.

Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA)

Essential Workers in Illinois can also search for a list of emergency childcare providers here.

Mental Health

Mental Health Hotlines

  • Connect a NAMI Chicago Helpline mental health counselor by calling 311 or directly at 833-626-4244.

  • Connect to Bright Star Community Outreach's trauma counseling helpline at 833-TURN-123.

  • Connect to free tele-therapy services at Chicago Department of Public Health Mental Health Centers by calling 312-747-1020.

  • For after hours support, contact Crisis Text Line which serves anyone, in any type of crisis, 24-hours a day. Instructions: Text HOME to 741741 to access a trained crisis counselor.

  • For IDHS Call4Calm, text TALK to 5-5-2-0-2-0

Education & Addional Resources

Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline

For the National Domestic Violence Hotline, call 1−800−799−7233 or call TTY 1−800−787−3224 or chat online at

Education & Additional Resources

  • Recognizing emotional abuse in teenage relationships: article here.

Legal Advice

Illinois Legal Aid

Illinois Legal Aid has online legal information, referrals to legal aid organizations, and volunteers who can chat with people who need help finding information. They do not provide legal advice or representation.


You can visit their website here, or call the CARPLS Legal Aid hotline at 312-738-9200.

Education & Additional Resources

  • Find other resources on the Chicago COVID Resource Finder with its  more than 1300 resources.

  • Older adults in nursing homes can learn more about elder abuse & neglect here.

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