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Social Services Resources

  • Chicago Transit Authority

    What the CTA is doing to mitigate risk during COVID-19.

  • Chinese American Service League

    The Chinese American Service League (CASL) is a nonprofit agency with 40-plus years of experience educating youth, caring for seniors, training the workforce, placing immigrants on the path to citizenship and securing the housing and financial wellbeing for families and individuals in the Chicago Chinese community and beyond.

    CASL has programs centered around children and youth development, senior wellness and independence, employment and financial empowerment, community and family wellbeing, Center for Social Impact and legal services.

  • City of Chicago Coronavirus Response Center

    Latest guidance and information on testing, public health department guidance, available resources, food, shelter and more during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • City of Springfield COVID-19 Community Resources

    The city of Springfield provides a list of community resources available during the COVID-19 pandemic, including public computer labs, mortgage and housing assistance, unemployment, rent assistance, virtual career support, emotional support, payment assistance and family assistance.

  • Community Action Agencies

    Community Action Agencies work with local community organizations and non-profit partners to provide assistance to Illinois families with items including:

    • Rental Assistance
    • Food
    • Energy Utility Bill Assistance
    • Water/Sewer Payment
    • Employment Training/Placement
    • Financial Management
    • Temporary Shelter

    This link provides a listing of local Community Action Agencies (CAAs) that can help you find programs in your area.

  • Community Housing Advocacy & Development (CHAD)

    Community Housing Advocacy & Development (CHAD) is a nonprofit corporation that provides quality, affordable, long-term rental housing to income-qualifying, hardworking individuals and families who struggle to support themselves.

    CHAD owns, leases and manages over 500 units in 175 properties in 30 west suburban communities that represent a range of affordable housing opportunities including single-family homes, duplexes, apartments and townhomes and provides professional property management services to over 1,100 residents. CHAD offers below-market rents to income-qualified applicants.

  • Community Resources Compilation from the Illinois Housing Development Authority

    The Illinois Housing Development Authority provides this list of community partners to help Illinois residents find food pantries, utility assistance, rental assistance, emergency housing, mortgage assistance, veterans assistance and more.

  • Contact Ministries in Springfield

    Serves the greater Springfield community by providing referrals, food, clothing, shelter, financial assistance and other programs. (217) 753-3939

  • CONTACT of Northern Illinois

    CONTACT of Northern Illinois, a United Way of Northwest Illinois partner agency, is the central access point for people in need in Stephenson County.

    (815) 233-4357

  • Conversation Starter Kit

    The Conversation Starter Kit is a useful tool to help you have the conversation with a family member, friend, or other loved one about your – or their – wishes regarding end-of-life care.