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.

The majority of our staff are working 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

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Visit for updates on city-wide vaccine efforts. Appointments are available on to anyone age 16+ living in the City of Chicago. Effective April 23, all City of Chicago-operated sites, including United Center, will accept walk-ins. Appointments are preferred but not required.

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:

Government & Health


Employment & Small Business


Eviction: Landlords can file evictions unless tenants give them a written declaration that they should be protected by the COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium. Your landlord should give you a copy of the declaration before they give you a new five-day notice. If your landlord doesn’t give you a copy, you can make one and learn more about your tenant rights at

For more resources regarding eviction, lockouts, or renters rights, visit:

Rental Assistance

Please visit our Resources for Renters page for more information about current and upcoming rental assistance programs.

More Housing Resources


Utilities & Internet


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