We understand many individuals and families across the Chicago region continue to face unprecedented challenges. We are committed to providing updates and information about where individuals and families across the region can seek critical support. Please reference the below information to find support services online and in your community or you can download and print a resource referral guide here.

Important: Please call all agencies prior to visiting in person to ensure they are still seeing clients and to confirm hours of operation.


If you are experiencing a medical or safety emergency, please call 911.

211 Metro Chicago

If you are in the City of Chicago or suburban Cook County and need health and social service support, please visit and search for resources. NOTE: The 2-1-1 phone line is not currently active in Cook County


If you are in the City of Chicago and in need of municipal or government services, please call 311.

Entry Point

If you are in the suburbs and need to access housing assistance, please contact Entry Point at or 1-877-426-6515.


If you are a Chicago renter and have questions about your rights or need legal support, please visit Rentervention, an online resource provided by the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing.

Greater Chicago Food Depository

If you are looking for a food pantry, please visit the Greater Chicago Food Depository website at They are keeping careful track of what pantries are open, closed, or have reduced hours.

Benny the Unemployment Virtual Assistant

If you have questions regarding unemployment benefits, please visit Benny the Unemployment Virtual Assistant - an online resource provided by CARPLS Legal Aid.

COVID HELP (Housing and Economic Loss Prevention)

If you are an Illinois resident seeking free legal assistance for legal problems due to COVID-19, please visit They address issues like debt and bankruptcy, unemployment, eviction, wills, and guardianship.

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

If you lost someone due to COVID-19 and need financial assistance with funeral expenses, please visit the FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance to learn about eligibilities and how to apply.

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