Resources during the COVID-19 Crisis

There are many resources available to people impacted by COVID-19. This page will be updated frequently as we learn of new information, but feel free to use the comment section at the bottom to share resources that are not already listed. Thank you!

Our community has so much to offer. If you are looking for a resource and cannot find it here, please visit DuPage CRIS.

Food

For families with school-aged children, please contact your child’s school district for information on food delivery/pickup services. Many school districts have meals available for children who would otherwise be getting food services at school.

Immigrant Community

For information on whether you or your family may qualify for public benefits or other types of assistance please call the Immigrant Family Resource Program (IFRP) Hotline at 1-855-IFRP-NOW (1-855-437-7669). Languages available are: Spanish, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Korean, Polish, Russian, Vietnamese, English, Hindi and Gujarati. https://www.icirr.org/ifrp

Mental Health

Call4Calm

The Illinois Department of Human Services’ Mental Health Division has launched a free-of-charge emotional support text line, Call4Calm, for Illinois residents experiencing stress and mental health issues related to COVID-19. Individuals who would like to speak with a mental health professional can text “TALK” to 552020, or for Spanish, “HABLAR”. Call4Calm is free to use, and individuals will remain anonymous. Once a resident sends a text to the hotline, within 24 hours they will receive a call from a counselor employed by a local community mental health center to provide support. Individuals can also text 552020, with key words such as “unemployment”, “food” or “shelter” and will receive information on how to navigate and access supports and services.  

Health Resources

The DuPage County Health Department is a great resource for public health questions, breast and cervical cancer screening and treatment, tuberculosis treatment, adult immunizations, HIV services, tobacco cessation, etc. https://www.dupagehealth.org/

Access Community Health Network, with three clinics in DuPage County (located in Bloomingdale, West Chicago, and Addison), provides medical services at reduced rates for individuals unable to pay higher costs, especially patients without health insurance.  They also welcome Medicaid enrollees and provide family planning services. https://www.achn.net/

VNA Health Care, with two clinics in DuPage County (located in Carol Stream and Bensenville), provides medical services at reduced rates for individuals unable to pay higher costs, especially patients without health insurance. They also welcome Medicaid enrollees and provide breast and cervical cancer screening services. www.vnahealth.com/

Financial Support & Relief Funds

IDHS COVID-19 Immigrant Family Support Project: IDHS is dedicating $2M in pandemic emergency cash assistance to Illinois immigrants, regardless of status.  Text “COVIDIL” to 52886 to receive more information and updates. https://www.icirr.org/covidil

DuPage Mutual Aid & Solidarity Network: A rapid response to the COVID-19 crisis by providing food, necessary supplies (ie, diapers, toilet paper), support, and more, free of charge. Contact at (630) 518-5390 / (630) 518-8500 ext. 107. https://www.immigrantsolidarityofdupage.org/

Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation: Providing funds to support immigrant families and individuals during the COVID-19 crisis. Contact at (360) 524-3664. https://www.undocuscholars.com/

More Resources

DuPage County Community Services: Provides individual and family support, aging and disability services, transportations assistance, and more. https://www.dupageco.org/community/

Prairie State Legal Services: Provides low or no-cost legal resources to low-income residents of our community. http://www.pslegal.org/

DuPage CRIS: More resources if you can’t find what you need here. https://dupagecris.org/

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