COVID-19 Resource Guide

Food is just one of many challenges our neighbors face right now. With that in mind, we have developed the Northern Illinois COVID-19 Resource Guide. It has listings of different state-wide and county specific resources available to help during this time.

Help Finding Employment

Free services for career, education and work support
www.IllinoisworkNet.com

Unemployment information
www.ides.state.il.us/employment

Veteran Services
www2.illinois.gov

Additional Food Resources

Find a local Food Pantry
www.solvehungertoday.org/get-help/where-to-get-food

Top Box Foods
Top Box Foods is a non-profit organization with a simple purpose: to offer easily accessible, delicious, and healthy food at affordable prices.
www.topboxfoods.com

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
www.fns.usda.gov/wic/

Health

State of Illinois Health and Wellness one-stop source for healthcare needs
www.Health.illinois.gov

Official Health Marketplace
http://getcoveredillinois.gov/

COBRA
www2.illinois.gov

Comprehensive healthcare for children
www.allkids.com

Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Program
www.chip.state.il.us

Housing/Utilities

Free way to find a list of housing options in Illinois
www.ilhousingsearch.org/

2021 Illinois Rental Payment Program

www.ihda.org/about-ihda/illinois-rental-payment-program/

LIHEAP/Weatherization
http://www.illinois.gov/dceo/CommunityServices/UtilityBillAssistance/Pages/HowtoApply.aspx

ComEd Assistance Program
www.comed.com/MyAccount/CustomerSupport/Pages/AssistancePrograms.aspx

Nicor Gas Assistance Program
https://www.nicorgas.com/residential/billingandpaymentoptions/energy-assistance-programs.html

Emergency Assistance Hotline: 877-411-9276

Financial

Money Management Tips – Powered by Bank of America and Khan Academy
https://www.bettermoneyhabits.com/index.html