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Metropolitan Family ServicesAffordable & accredited educational programs for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Monday thru Friday, we provide a nurturing and diverse classroom environment for children to learn and play.312-986-4000https://www.metrofamily.org/programs-and-services/education/early-learning-head-start/
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Illinois Legal Aid OnlineStep-by-step instructions, court forms, checklists and plain language legal info to fight an eviction order, renew housing voucher, get a security deposit back, deal with foreclosure and break a lease. Use these free legal tools to work through your problems like a pro.(312) 977-9047https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/legal-information/house-apartment
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Illinois Department of Human ServicesApply for Snap (food stamps), medical & cash benefits, Apply for Child Care, Low-income consumers may qualify for assistance to help pay for installation of telephone service and monthly charges for local phone service through the Lifeline and Link-Up Telephone Assistance Programs.(800) 843-6154http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx/
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Greater Chicago Food DepositoryThe Greater Chicago Food Depository is Chicago’s food bank. We provide food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community.(773) 247-3663https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/find-food/
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Chicago Public School ( CPS)Remote learning tools, find ways to communicate with your child's teachers during this pandemic.773-553-1000https://cps.edu/coronavirus/Pages/remotelearning.aspx
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CPS Meal SitesFree school lunches weekly for your school aged children773-553-1000https://cps.edu/coronavirus/Pages/mealsites.aspx
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Comcast Affordable InternetInternet access at home provides you with a wealth of online information from the convenience of your home. Whether you need healthcare information or educational resources, a connection brings you access and opportunity. Internet Essentials from Comcast brings affordable internet home so you can do more. You may qualify if you receive HUD housing assistance.1-(855)-847-3356https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/fss/provdrs/child/news/2019/august/mayor-lightfoot-encourage-families-to-enroll-children-in-prescho.html
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ComEd ( LIHEAP)The ComEd CARE Program continues to offer a range of financial assistance options during the COVID-19 national emergency. ComEd is suspending service disconnections for customers who cannot pay, and waiving new late payment charges, through at least June 1, 2020877-411-9276https://www.comed.com/MyAccount/CustomerSupport/Pages/BillPaymentAssistance.aspx
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CPL; Live from the Library Join the Chicago Public Library live for reading Mon-Fri @ 10am312-747-4300https://www.facebook.com/chipublib/live
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Spanish Coalition for HousingIf you live in the city of Chicago and are facing a hardship you could receive up to $5,000 in assistance.773-342-7575http://sc4housing.org/contact-us/
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City Of Chicago Rental AssistanceRent and rent arrears payment is available for individuals and families that are in immediate risk of eviction. Payment will be made to the property owner/manager 7 to 10 days from the date the application is approved. Property owners must agree to participate in the program and cannot be a relative of the applicant or live in the household of the applicant. In addition, eligible applicants must demonstrate an ability to meet rent payments after assistance has been granted – based on the applicant’s current or anticipated income.312.743.0300https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/fss/provdrs/serv/svcs/how_to_find_rentalassistanceinchicago.html
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Metropolitan Family Services All domestic abuse services – including assistance with orders of protection and our Domestic Violence Hotline
630-469-5650https://www.metrofamily.org/covid-19/
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Chicago Public LibraryCPL cardholders can access library resources and information, including eBooks, audiobooks, music, video and online resources, 24/7 on our website. 312-747-4300https://www.chipublib.org/news/cpl-response-to-coronavirus/
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City of Chicago Financial Assistance Employment and financial assistance312-746-4835https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/employment-and-financial-assistance.html
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ABC7 News Covid-19 Help CenterResources needed to help navigate you during the COVID-19 pandemicn/ahttps://abc7chicago.com/feature/health/covid-19-help-information-and-resources/6118595/
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Chicago Housing Authority Resources for the Business Community 312-935-2600https://www.thecha.org/resources-business-community
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CPS Supplemental Educational ProgrammingCPS supplemental educational programs on a number of news and television stationsn/ahttps://abc7chicago.com/chicago-public-schools-cps-abc7-partnership/6145817/
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Extreme Heat Cooling Centers​Keep Your Cool During​​ Extreme Hot Weather! Chicago's Family and Support Services & Chicago's Mayor's Office have provided a network of cooling centers to help you beat the heat. Please note COVID-19 guidelines. Visit 311.Chicago.gov or Call 3-1-1 to locate a Cooling Center near you. Stay cool and check on family, friends and neighbors.311311.Chicago.gov
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