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The Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Program

As part of the FY20 and FY21 DCEO budget the department is appropriated funds from the Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency (CURE) Fund to support expenses associated with economic support in connection with the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Program will reimburse costs incurred by businesses due to business interruption caused by required closures. All spending related to this program must be reimbursable by the Federal Coronavirus Relief Fund, as prescribed by 601(a) of the Social Security Act and added by section 5001 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act including all subsequent federal guidance.

  1. Program Basics
    • Using one or more intermediaries, DCEO will issue grants to businesses to reimburse the costs of business interruption caused by required closures or limited operational capacity under one of Governor Pritzker’s Executive Orders or public health guidance provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
    • Businesses which demonstrate an interruption may receive a grant to reimburse expenditures incurred during periods of limited capacity or closure. The program focuses on reimbursing expenses associated with the business’s operations (“operating costs”) which include, but are not limited to: a. payroll & benefit payments on behalf of retained employees; b. lease & mortgage payments for business location(s), as well as related utility expenses; c. variable costs for the goods or services provided; as well as d. expenses related to personal protective equipment (PPE) for employees.
    • The period in which businesses may claim eligible expenditures is March 21, 2020 through December 30, 2020.
    • From appropriated amounts, 50% of funding will be released to businesses that enable critical support services such as childcare, day care, and early childhood education.
    • From appropriated amounts, a minimum of 30% will be released to businesses with ZIP codes located in the most disproportionately impacted areas (DIAs) of Illinois.
    • Awards will be made with the following focuses:
      • Funding will be prioritized for industries and businesses most greatly impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency.
      • Funding will be prioritized for businesses which did not received assistance from the Federal Payment Protection Program.
    • Awards will be made in accordance with General Assembly appropriations:
      • For General Business Interruption Grants
        • $159 million for areas outside of Chicago, Cook County, and the collar counties
        • $157 million for statewide distribution
        • $60 million for disproportionately impacted areas of Illinois
      • For Business interruption Grants for Childcare and Daycare providers
        • $70 million for areas outside of Chicago, Cook County, and the collar counties
        • $165 million for statewide distribution
        • $25 million for disproportionately impacted areas (DIA) of Illinois
      • To meet the 50% Childcare requirement in statute, amounts will be released to Childcare and Daycare provides from “General” appropriations.
      • To meet the 30% DIA requirement in statute, amounts will be released to DIA regions from the non-DIA related appropriations.
  2. Qualifying Businesses: As well as meeting the Program’s basic criteria above, a Qualifying Business is:
    • Eligible for reimbursement as prescribed by 601(a) of the Social Security Act and added by section 5001 of the CARES Act.
    • Experiencing business interruption due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
    • Registered and in good standing with the Illinois Secretary of State.
    • Licensed to do business within their industry (if applicable). Qualifying Businesses will be more exactly defined through subsequent funding notices based on business type, industry, and region.
  3. Planned Funding Rounds:
    1. Disproportionately impacted business, Bars, Restaurants, Barbershops & Salons, and Fitness Centers – $60 million Eligibility: up to $20,000 per business
      • Eligibility: up to $20,000 per business
        • $20M for Business located within a disproportionately impacted area and experienced significant business losses as Illinois entered Phase 3 of Restore Illinois.
        • $20M for Bars & Restaurants with under $3M in revenue in 2019, or pro-rated amount if in business for less than a year. Must have been an operating business for at least three months prior to March 2020. Only bars and restaurants that have not provided outdoor food and beverage service during Phase 3 will be eligible. This could be for any reason including prohibition by local ordinance, lack of access to outdoor space, or financial infeasibility.
        • $10M for Barbershops & Salons with under $500K in revenue in 2019, or pro-rated amount if in business for less than a year. Must have been an operating business for at least three months prior to March 2020.
        • $10M for Fitness centers with under $2M in revenue in 2019, or pro-rated amount if in business for less than a year. Must have been an operating business for at least three months prior to March 2020.
    2. Child Care Restoration Grants – $270 million
      • The Child Care Restoration grant program will dedicate at least $270 million of the state’s Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency (CURE) Fund to support the economic health of childcare providers as the state’s economy continues to reopen in the coming weeks and months. As part of CURE, the Business Interruption Grants (BIG) Program is specifically designed to support businesses who endure lost revenue due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The first program of its kind in the nation, supporting Illinois’ vast network of childcare providers as they continue to provide care to children across the state through the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. Future Funding Rounds:
    • Future funding rounds of the BIG program are being planned and the main industries of consideration are ones which will not re-open to full capacity until phases four or five of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan. Examples of these industries are:
      • Theaters, concert halls, event venues & event industries
      • Indoor amusements and other arts
      • Neighborhood-oriented independent retail
      • Independently owned/operated personal services
      • Additional industries as identified by DCEO

Thank you, Wrigley Field Neighbors

Thank you to the Wrigley Field Neighbors for their generous support to donate food and supplies during last week’s Chicago Cares Supply Drive in our Toyota Camry Lot. Together, we collected and donated more than 1,700 groceries and supplies for individuals and families in the South and West sides who have had little to no access to groceries and essential items.

The Cubs’ Toyota Camry Lot is now an official host site for a second Chicago Cares Supply Drive taking place Saturday, June 13. Wrigley Field Neighbors can drop off much-needed items in the Toyota Camry Lot (1126 W. Grace St.) from 9 a.m. to noon CDT Saturday, June 13, including:

  • Groceries (no frozen items or items requiring refrigeration): Packaged and canned meals, pantry staples, shelf-stable nonperishables and drinking water

  • Infant Items: Diapers, wipes, baby formula, baby food, distilled water and powdered milk

  • Household and Hygiene Products: Hand and body soap, sanitary pads, toilet paper, facial tissue/Kleenex, dish soap, laundry detergent, dryer sheets and box fans

  • First-Aid and PPE: 70% isopropyl alcohol, face masks, hand sanitizer, gloves, first-aid kits, bandages and tape

  • Cleaning Supplies: Garbage bags, push brooms, cleaning solvents (like bleach, Pine-Sol, Clorox Wipes), Magic Erasers, rags and sponges

Please note items donated should be new and unopened. Perishable items or glass bottles will not be accepted. While dropping off items, please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Cubs associates will be present to help maintain social distancing guidelines, facilitate drop-off and address any questions.

Please feel free to share this information with friends and family if they are interested in supporting. We hope that you will support in any way you can.

Chicago Cares Supply Drive

Cubs Charities will be hosting a mini-supply drive at Wrigley TODAY (June 5) and TOMORROW morning for Chicago Cares’ supply drive to collect food, household and hygiene items, diapers, etc… These items will be distributed to community-based organizations & residents who are unable to access these essentials due to store closures and safety concerns.
Here is the info for today, June 5 (2 – 6 p.m.) and tomorrow’s mini-drive at Wrigley (8 -10 a.m.) – Toyota Camry Lot (1126 W. Grace):

These much-needed items include:

  • Groceries (no frozen items or items requiring refrigeration): Packaged and canned meals, pantry staples, shelf-stable non-perishables and drinking water
  • Infant Items: Diapers, wipes, baby formula, baby food, distilled water and powered milk
  • Household and Hygiene Products: Hand and body soap, sanitary pads, toilet paper, facial tissue/Kleenex, dish soap, laundry detergent, dryer sheets and box fans
  • First-Aid and PPE: 70% isopropyl alcohol, face masks, hand sanitizer, gloves, first-aid kits, bandages and tape
  • Cleaning Supplies: Garbage bags, push brooms, cleaning solvents (like bleach, Pine-Sol, Clorox Wipes), Magic Erasers, rags, sponges and squidges
  • Please note items donated should be new and unopened. Perishable items or glass bottles will not be accepted.

NO DONATION AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL! PLEASE SHARE THIS POST IF YOU CAN. OUR CHICAGO FAMILIES NEED OUR SUPPORT MORE THAN EVER!

If you cannot donate at Wrigley, please donate at the locations below tomorrow for the main supply drive. Thank you for your support!

June 9, 2020 ELVN Agenda

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

ELVN will hold its monthly meeting virtually on June 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. If you wish to attend, please send an e-mail to Michael Zink at mizink9@hotmail.com for details. The Agenda is below. I hope to see you then.

Michael

  1. Call to order
  2. Congressional Update-Office of Congressman Quigley
  3. State Senate Update-Office of Sen. Feigenholtz
  4. State Representative Update-Office of Rep. Pizer
  5. 46th Ward Update
  6. 44th Ward Update
  7. Cubs Update
  8. Treasurer’s Report
  9. Crime
  10. New Business/Old Business
    1. Howard Brown-1023 W. Irving Park
    2. Next Meeting: July 14, 2020 at 7:00
    3. Adjournment/Closed Session

May 2020 ELVN Agenda

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

ELVN will hold its monthly meeting virtually on May 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. If you wish to attend, please send an e-mail to Michael Zink at mizink9@hotmail.com for details. The Agenda is below. I hope to see you then.

Michael

  1. Call to order
  2. Congressional Update-Office of Congressman Quigley
  3. State Senate Update-Office of Sen. Feigenholtz
  4. State Representative Update-Office of Rep. Pizer
  5. 46th Ward Update
  6. 44th Ward Update
  7. Cubs Update
  8. Treasurer’s Report
  9. Crime
    1. Mass Mailbox Thefts
    2. Shots Fired-Dakin/Irving Park alley
  10. New Business/Old Business
    1. Howard Brown-1023 W. Irving Park
    2. Next Meeting: June 16, 2020 at 7:00
  11. Adjournment/Closed Session

Resources for Survivors of Domestic Violence During COVID-19 Pandemic

If you are a survivor of domestic violence and need immediate assistance please call 911.

What are Protective Orders and who can get them?

An Order of Protection (OP), or “restraining order” is a legal document signed by a judge that prohibits abusive behavior against survivors. Any household or family member, which includes spouse, domestic partner, persons related by blood or marriage, persons in a dating relationship (former or current), parents, or children, may petition for an OP. Under an OP the court can:

  • Stop the offender from further abuse
  • Prevent the offender from entering a shared home
  • Order the offender to stop contacting the survivor
  • Grant temporary care of children
  • Prohibit the offender from possessing firearms

A Civil No Contact Order (CNCO) is a civil "stay away" order for survivors of non-consensual sexual conduct or sexual penetration who do not have a relationship with the offender. Under a CNCO, the court can:

  • Order the offender to not have any contact with the survivor
  • Prohibit the offender from possessing firearms

A Stalking No Contact Order (SNCO) is a civil "stay away" order for survivors of stalking who do not have a relationship with the offender. Under an SNCO, the court can:

  • Order the offender to not have any contact with the survivor
  • Prohibit the offender from possessing firearms

How to get Protective Orders during COVID-19 pandemic

Chicago: An emergency OP can be filed at the Domestic Violence Courthouse at 555 W. Harrison St. Chicago, IL 60607.

Suburbs: An emergency OP can be filed at each suburban courthouse with the exception of District 4 (Maywood). District 4 residents can file for an emergency order of protection at 555 W. Harrison St. Chicago, IL 60607.

How to seek charges if the offender is not present when law

enforcement arrives:

Chicago: Survivors can call a Victim Witness Specialist at 773-674-7200 for information.

Suburbs: Survivors should work directly with local law enforcement to obtain a warrant and seek charges.

Visit the Cook County State’s Attorney website for more information.

CDPH Guidance on Face Coverings

Starting this Saturday, Alderman Tunney’s office will join Mayor Lightfoot’s office and other aldermanic offices across the city to collect donations of handmade masks. A staff member will be in the office soley to collect these donations each Saturday and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please adhere to these guidelines if you plan to donate handmade cloth masks/face coverings:

  • Completed masks should be placed in a clear, clean and sealable bag.
  • When dropping off masks, you should be wearing a mask or face covering and gloves.
  • Donated masks should be made of machine washable fabric.
  • Follow the CDC guidelines on how to wear and sew masks.

Tips to Prevent COVID-19 Fraud

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) is working with law enforcement partners to alert the public of criminal and civil schemes that are aimed at exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents are reminded to exercise caution and practice the following steps:

  • Before donating to a charitable entity, verify that the organization is legitimate through the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.
  • Never send cash by mail and avoid wire transfers to any entity purporting to be a charitable organization.
  • Be wary of anyone offering unverified vaccines, cures, or treatments for COVID-19.
  • Stimulus checks will be provided directly by the IRS without any action needed from you.
  • You do not need to verify information or pay any fees to receive stimulus money.
  • Anyone claiming to be a government representative asking for such information should be reported to the IRS (phishing@irs.gov) or the CCSAO (312-603-8600).
  • Do not click on links in text messages, emails, or social media accounts that were unsolicited or from sources you don’t know.
  • Be on the lookout for counterfeit goods and price gouging.
  • With the increased demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) and ordinary household items, citizens should report individuals attempting to profit off the global pandemic.
  • Avoid providing your social security number, birthday, or banking information to any entity, especially over the phone.

Visit CookCountyStatesAttorney.org for more information.

Resources for Seniors

Senior Food Drive

3656 N. Halsted M-F, 9am – 6pm Donation Drop-offs welcome

General Foods

  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Deli Meat
  • Cheese
  • Pasta and Pasta Sauce
  • Canned soups
  • Fresh Fruit (apples/oranges/bananas)
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Frozen Pizzas

Meats

  • Ground Beef, Turkey, Chicken
  • Hamburger Patties

Paper Products

  • Toilet Paper
  • Tissues
  • Paper Towels

Cleaning Products

  • Clorox Spray
  • Pine Sol
  • Spic And Span
  • Hand Sanitizer

Other

  • Reusable Masks (50)
  • Whole Foods + Jewell Gift Cards

Financial donations: CenterOnHalsted.org/donate

19th District Senior Resource List

Resource What do they do? Phone Number Email Website
IL Senior Helpline Offer information on services available, such as, food, transportation, and medical 800-252-8966 or 888-206-1327 (toll-free) N/A link
Chicago Services for Seniors Offers information on services available through Chicago, ex. meals and transportation 312-744-4016 N/A Link
Lakeview Food Pantry Food pantry has Senior Home Delivery options 773-525-1777 x224 eva@lakeviewpantry.org Link
COVID-19 Helpline Speak with a registered nurse about symptoms and answer questions 630-444-7411 N/A N/A
IL Dept of Public Health Updates and references to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 800-889-3931 N/A Link
Disaster Crisis Counseling Disaster Distress Helpline – if you are feeling anxious during the pandemic reach out 800-985-5990 N/A N/A
Domestic Violence Hotline Resource on how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of Domestic Violence 877-863-6338 N/A Link
Chicago Coronavirus Response Center Information regarding Chicago and COVID-19 updates 311 or 312-746-4835 coronavirus@chicago.gov Link
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Hotline to call if you are feeling anxiety, depressed, or suicidal. 800-273-TALK (8255) N/A N/A
SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline Hotline for elderly LGTQ, call if you are feeling anxiety, depressed, or suicidal. 877-360-LGBT (5428) N/A N/A
TELEGROCER Online services to have groceries delivered 847-726-1481 N/A Link
INSTACART Online services to have groceries delivered N/A N/A Link

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Guide

General Resources

State of Illinois Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Site

Provides updated information on cases, steps to prepare and prevent spread, resources from the CDC, economic resources, and FAQs.

CDC

General City Information

Financial

Illinois Department of Employment Security: 1-800-244-5631

Individuals can apply for unemployment due to COVID-19.

Bartender Emergency Assistance: foundation@usbg.org

Bartenders, barbacks and cocktail servers in need of support can apply for the United States Bartender Guild’s National Charity Foundation. The organization is offering emergency grants for bartenders. You do not need to be a member to apply.

Emergency Rental Assistance

Financial assistance to individuals facing eviction and at risk of experiencing homelessness (can only help with rent, not security deposits).
Applications must be in person

  • Englewood Center, 1140 W. 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60620, 312-747-0200
  • Garfield Center, 10 S. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612, 312-746-5400
  • King Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, IL 60653, 312-747-2300
  • North Area, 845 W. Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640, 312- 744-2580
  • South Chicago, 8650 S. Commercial Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617, 312-747-0500
  • Trina Davila, 4312 W. North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60639, 312-744-2014

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Multilingual, multicultural, information referral, safety planning for dating and domestic violence survivors or anyone concerned about a survivor. Offers linkage to open domestic violence shelters and housing options.

Benefits Outreach Team (Chicago Food Bank): 773-843-5416

Free confidential hotline that assists with applying for/currently have SNAP and Medicaid. Provides referrals to other public benefits. Available Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5pm.

Shelters/Housing

Contact 311 to learn about openings in local shelters and apply for emergency rental assistance. 311 can coordinate transportation to shelter services which may require going to another location, such as a police station or hospital.

Food

Find the closest food pantry/bank to you.

Chicago Public Schools: 773-533-KIDS (5437) (emergency delivery)

Provides free meals for families from 9am-1pm Monday through Friday throughout closure. Chicago Public Schools Families can pick up free food boxes at any CPS school. Boxes contain three days’ worth of breakfast and lunch for every student in the household. Food-pick up is held outdoors.

Lakeview Pantry: 773-525-1777

Offers food market locations in Lakeview, Humboldt Park, and Ravenswood neighborhoods.

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Enter an address/zip code to find nearby food pantries, soup kitchens, and mobile food distribution. With a few exceptions, The Greater Chicago Food Depository and their network of 700 partner agencies and programs remains open. They recommend calling before you go to confirm program hours and requirements: (773) 247-3663.

Catholic Charities Chicago Casa Catalina at 47th and Ashland

  • Hosting a food pantry on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
  • First-come, first-served.

Western Suburban Community Pantry

Mobile food pantry serving the following areas:

  • WIllowbrook
  • Bolingbrook
  • Romeoville

Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry for Aurora, IL residents: (630) 897-5431

DuPage County Food Pantry: (630) 407-6500

Lake Country Food Bank, Pantry and Soup Kitchen directory

Tinley Park Food Pantry

  • 6875 173rd PL 60477
  • (708) 614-7739
  • Serves Tinley Park and Orland Hills

More Food Pantries

Catholic Charities Daybreak Center in Joliet

  • 611 E Cass St, Joliet
  • Shepherd’s Table – Free bagged lunches to pick up outside the door

Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet Mobile Food Pantries

  • 3-20-20: St. Joseph Parish, 211 N. Center Ave., Bradley 10–11:30am
  • 3-26-20: St. Mary Immaculate, 16529 IL Rte. 59, Plainfield 5–6:30pm
  • 3-27-20: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 205 E. Jackson St., Joliet 10-11:30am

Northern Illinois Food Pantry

Additional Food Resources to be aware of

Stores with Special Senior Hours

  • Whole Foods, Every day, 8-9am: “seniors 60+”
  • Mariano’s, Every day, 6-8am: “those most at-risk”
  • Target, Every day, 8-9am: “seniors & those with underlying health issues”
  • Dollar General, Every day, 8-9am: “dedicated to our senior shoppers”
  • Jewel-Osco, Tu/Th, 7-9am: “seniors, pregnant women & immunocompromised”
  • Walmart, Tuesdays, 6-7am: “seniors 60+”

More information from NBC

Grocery Delivery

Dining at a Distance™

Find restaurants in the Chicago area are open for take-out, curbside pick-up, or delivery during the lockdown of Chicago’s restaurants and bars during COVID-19:

Elderly (65+)

Meals on Wheels

Form My Block, Senior Viral Response

  • Delivers food and sanitary supplies to seniors

Home Delivered Meals

  • Delivers meals for homebound older persons (60 or older)

Employment

Unemployment benefits are available to those whose hours have been reduced or who have lost their job due to coronavirus (COVID-19) measures. Individuals who must stay home because of a government-recommended quarantine are eligible for unemployment benefits. Those who have a COVID-19 diagnosis or must stay at home with someone with a COVID-19 diagnosis are also eligible. To file for unemployment on line visit Illinois.gov.

Know Your Responsibilities and Ask for Help.

If you have questions, please visit an IDES office​​ or call (800) 244-5631

YWCA Metro Chicago: The Workforce Team will be also available to link you to employment opportunities. Please contact us at jobs@ywcachicago.org

Services

Childcare

  • For Chicago Early Learning Centers operating in a Chicago Public School setting are suspended for two weeks starting 3/16/2020. The Chicago Department of Family & Support Services (DFSS) said that funding will remain available for all early learning and childcare agencies while their operations are temporarily interrupted

Education

  • Internet Access: Free access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi for 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households
  • Books: Free access to L’il Libros worksheets for kids
  • PBS: Starting Monday, March 16, students in Pre-K through 12th grade will have the opportunity to access free, educational PBS daytime programming designated for each grade level weekdays
  • Math programs: MIND Research Institute is offering no cost access to a free math instructional program for students in grades K-8
  • Books and online learning experiences: Scholastic offers free, online learning experiences for kids of all ages.

Other Online Educational Resources

Community Resources & Sharing

The Chicago COVID-19 Hardship and Help page was created by community organizers to offer a simple way for people in the Chicago area to ask others for assistance.

Housing

Rental Assistance

The rental assistance program provides financial assistance to Chicago residents, directly related to the prevention of homelessness, to eligible individuals and families. For more information visit Chicago.gov.

Chicago residents can apply at one of the 6 Community Service Centers locations:

  • Englewood Center, 1140 W. 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60620, 312-747-0200
  • Garfield Center, 10 S. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612, 312-746-5400
  • King Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, IL 60653, 312-747-2300
  • North Area, 845 W. Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640, 312- 744-2580
  • South Chicago, 8650 S. Commercial Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617, 312-747-0500
  • Trina Davila, 4312 W. North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60639, 312-744-2014

Utilities

Family Services

Catholic Charities of Chicago: (312) 655-7700

  • Food pantries and social services have not been interrupted
  • Counseling and case management are being held remotely
  • Home care services for the elderly and disabled have not been suspended

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet

  • Serves DuPage, Will, Kankakee, Ford, Grundy, Iroquois, Kendall counties
  • (Very) limited financial assistance for basic needs and for immigration fees that go to US Dept. of Homeland Security (DACA renewal, naturalization, green card, etc.)
  • Provides referrals and education for other services and information about immigration
  • Contact Laura Bohorquez, 630-519-6533
  • Catholic Charities of Lake Country: (847) 782-4000

Health

Chicago Department of Public Health: Health Alert Network

  • Offers up to date alerts regarding outpatient healthcare facilities and hospitals treating COVID-19 patients
  • Other healthcare resources and updates

Access DuPage

  • Connects low income and uninsured DuPage County Residents to affordable health services. To be eligible for Access DuPage, you must:
  • Be a permanent DuPage County resident for at least 60 days (this means that you live or intend to live in DuPage County year-round)
  • Be over the age of 19
  • Have a household income at or below 200% of the current federal poverty guidelines
  • Not be eligible for health care programs such as (Medicaid, Medicare, employer-sponsored insurance, student health services, COBRA, SSI, Family Care, Veterans Benefits, etc.)

The Health Department is the only place that is currently (as of 3/18/20) accepting applications, and they are being done over the phone. Call 630-682-7400 to set up an application appointment. The organization is working to provide orientations online. We are also extending the cards of those who were set to expire in March/April (may be extended depending on this situation)

DuPage Dispensary of Hope

Offers qualifying uninsured patients’ certain medications at no cost. The Dispensary of Hope is open. Please check the website to see the formulary and bring a valid prescription

Mental Health

  • The National Alliance of Mental Illness has issued a Resources and Information Guide for COVID-19. For more details, visit NAMI.org.
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline (800) 985-5990
  • NAMI general Helpline (800) 950-NAMI (6264) Monday through Friday between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm EST for mental health resources.

Economic Assistance

  • One Fair Wage is providing economic assistance for tipped and service workers
  • United Way Covid-19 Economic Relief Fund: (866) 211-9966. Call for assistance with bills, rent, and food.