Government Offices

Where can I find more information about specific local resources? 


  • Cook County COVID-19 information hotline:
    •  To subscribe to text message alerts from the county’s public health office, text ‘AlertCook’ to 888-777 and to opt-in and receive the latest COVID-19 information. The hotline number is (708) 633-3319 and email address: [email protected] will be staffed between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday - Friday.


  • Individual Wards sometimes offer local resources to residents
  • Additional Hotlines: 
    • Chicago Public Schools: (773) 553-5437
    • Chicago Department of Public Health: (312) 746-4835
    • ICIRR Immigrant Family Services: (855) 435-7693
    • 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: (312) 738-5358
    • Rape Crisis Hotline: (888) 293-2080
  • Health & Wellness resources
    • If you feel you would like to talk to a mental health professional about your current experiences, United HealthCare is offering a free, 24/7 helpline at (866) 342-6892 to anyone.
    • Additionally, as always, Brightstar’s TURN helpline operates Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am – 6pm at (833) 887-6123.
    • Illinois Medicaid is available to low-income adults between 19-64 years old.
    • If you are interested in meditation, Balance App is offering a free, one-year subscription. E-mail [email protected].

If you or someone you know is pregnant or breastfeeding, please see here for the CDC’s recommendations.

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