Resources

COVID-19

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:

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

Government & Health  
City of Chicago
State of Illinois
West Side United

Education
Chicago Public Schools
Scholly - College Student Relief Fund
Working In The Schools - Free Activities and Read-Aloud Programs

Employment & Small Business
Accion Emergency Funding Sources 
Illinois Department of Employment Services 
Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund
Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC)

Housing
Metropolitan Tenants Organization 
Housing Action Illinois
National Fair Housing Alliance & Foreclosure Relief Summary
Legal Aid Chicago COVID-19 Updates for Homeowners
Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing COVID-19 and Renters Rights
The Preservation Compact & Downloadable Tenant and Owner Resources
City of Chicago COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant
City of Chicago Rental Assistance Program


Food
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
ComEd
Peoples Gas
AT&T
Xfinity - Free Access to Out-of-Home Hotspots
Comcast Internet Essentials - Free or Reduced Cost

Other
NeighborSpace - Community Garden Guidelines
Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights

Sections