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 and utilize the locator tool to find support services online and in your community. 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.


If you are in the City of Chicago and in need of housing assistance, please call 311 and ask for short term help.

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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Health and Human Services General Contact Information

City of Chicago


DuPage County

(800) 942-9412

Kane County

211 or (630) 966-9393

McHenry County

(815) 338-0234

Will County

(815) 722-3344

Lake County, Indiana

(800) 826-7871

Suburban Cook County

(312) 655-7500

South Suburban Cook County

(708) 966-9HUB(9482)

Homeless Prevention Services

(877) 426-6515

Find a food pantry

(773) 247-3663

For food benefits

(800) 359-2163

The Health and Human Services Resource Directory (a/k/a The Blue Book) was maintained by Community Resource Network (CRN) in both a hard copy and online subscription. CRN ceased operations effective 12/31/2012.
Thus, this resource is no longer available.

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