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General Resources

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  • “Find Help” Resource Locator

    The Findhelp.org website allows individuals to search and connect to support no matter where they live. Share your zip code to find area resources that include financial assistance, housing, food pantries, medical care, transportation and other free or reduced-cost help.

  • “Got You Covered” in Carterville

    “Got You Covered” is a non-profit organization that provides diapers, baby wipes and infant hygiene products to families in need. Diapers are available for infants, children and adults.

    “Got You Covered” is located in the First United Methodist Church in Carterville. Diapers are provided as available. Anyone needing access to diapers, or who wants to donate diapers, can call (618) 922-6355 or reach out through the organization’s Facebook page.

  • “What Does All Kids/Medicaid Cover?”

    All Kids/Medicaid covers many services including comprehensive medical, dental, vision and pharmacy benefits. Our Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) tip sheet “What Does All Kids/Medicaid Cover?” offers examples of what may be covered in a variety of areas such as vision, transportation and mental health services.

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    Please note: This document is meant to be a helpful guide. All Kids/Medicaid are not DSCC programs, and DSCC does not decide coverage for those programs. To learn more, visit the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services website.

  • 211

    United Way supports 211, a free and confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resources they need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    A toll-free call to 211 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services that can improve and lives. You can find information about supplemental food and nutrition programs, shelter and housing options, utility assistance, disaster relief, employment and education opportunities, and more.

  • 311 (Chicago) City Services

    311 provides assistance with non-emergency city services and information on events, programs and agencies within the city of Chicago. Individuals may call or access the 311 website and mobile app to:

    • Create and track service requests
    • Find rent or housing assistance
    • Learn about the HomeMod Program that provides accessibility modifications for Chicago residents
    • Search and get information on other requests in your neighborhood
  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

    988 is the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

    The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

    This fact sheet explains the basics about 988. (You can also see the fact sheet in Spanish.)

  • ABLE National Resource Center

    ABLE Accounts, which are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families, were created as a result of the passage of the Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 or better known as the ABLE Act

    The ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience Act) National Resource Center provides information and best practices related to tax-advantaged ABLE savings accounts and federal and state-related ABLE programs and activities.

  • Accessible Chef

    Accessible Chef is a collection of free visual recipes and other resources to help teach cooking skills to individuals with disabilities at home or in a special education classroom.

  • Accessible Festivals

    Accessible Festivals is dedicated to making live music and recreational events fully accessible for people of all abilities. Partnering with festivals and friends in the industry, Accessible Festivals provides free tickets, a calendar of events and a variety of programs that encourage accessibility and inclusion.

    It also offers the Dan Grover Memorial Ticket Grant Program for individuals impacted by newly acquired, temporary or lifelong disabilities to apply for free access to their favorite events like concerts, festivals, and conventions.

  • ADA National Network

    The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).