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Our government agencies and partners have been working hard to serve our neighbors. We have compiled a list of COVID-19 responses and resources on this page, which will be updated on an ongoing basis. 

As the State of Illinois has issued a Stay At Home Order, we encourage everyone to stay home as much as possible. GPCC staff are workng from home at this time; please contact us via email for the fastest response. We are also checking voicemail.

We plan to share email updates on a weekly basis.

Quick phone and text references:

  • Text COVID19 to 78015 to receive City text alerts
  • Text TALK to 552020 to access Illinois Call4Calm mental health services
  • Text HELLO to 741741 to access a trained crisis counselor
  • Unemployment insurance benefits: 800-244-5631
  • Food Depository + SNAP or Medical: 773-843-5416
  • United Way COVID-19 Recovery Fund - dial 211
  • Mental Health support: NAMI Chicago Helpline -  833-626-4244
  • Utilities: ComEd – 800-334-7661, Peoples Gas -  866-556-6001
  • Marillac House Homebound Elderly Program for food:  773-584-3265
  • Rush University Health Systems hotline for older adults: 800-747-0202

Garfield Park Mutual Aid

We are facilitating a hyper-local support network to share resources between neighbors during this time. Volunteers have delivered donated cleaning supplies, groceries, and food from local food pantries. Please consider making a contribution or volunteering support - and please share your needs - through the forms below:

Needs Form for Neighbors Affected by COVID-19: Garfield Park

Contribution Form for Neighbors Affected by COVID-19: Garfield Park


Greater Chicago Food Depository - Map Search
Breakthrough Urban Ministries Fresh Market
Marillac House Food PantryHomebound Elderly Program
Forty Acres Fresh Market - Delivery

Utilities & Internet 
Citizens Utility Board Consumer Protection Guide
Peoples Gas
Xfinity - Free Access to Out-of-Home Hotspots
Comcast Internet Essentials - Free or Reduced Cost