COVID-19 Resource Guide

Latinos Progresando’s team has compiled a list of COVID-related resources that we hope will help you, your family or your business. We will continue to add resources as we learn about them.

EXTENDED DEADLINES

Federal and State (IL) Tax Filing Deadline: Extended to July 15, 2020
Real ID Deadline: Extended to October 2021

GENERAL RESOURCES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC Resources for Healthcare Professionals Caring for COVID-19 Patients

Illinois Department of Public Health

Cook County Department of Public Health

City of Chicago Coronavirus Response Center

CATCH Health at Home: a Google classroom with free health, nutrition and physical activity materials

FOR JOB LOSS/LOST INCOME

Illinois Unemployment Assistance

Now Hiring: Whole Foods

FOR FOOD

Greater Chicago Food Depository

SNAP Benefits

Chicago Public Schools are now Food Distribution Centers: Families can pick up 3 days of food for each child, 9am – 1pm. Parents in need of delivery should call (773) 553-KIDS

FOR HEALTH

American Heart Association: Heart-healthy recipies and ways to stay active

CDC Tips for Mental Health

Yo Soy Ella: Free mental health and emotional support services for women, in Spanish and English. Call (773) 663-5001 daily between 7pm and 9pm or email sarah@yosoyella.org.

National Alliance on Mental Illness: 24/7, 365-days-a-year crisis counseling and support for people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call the hotline: (800) 985-5990.

Esperanza Health Centers: Available for in-person care and telehealth, call (773) 584-6200.

FOR FAMILIES

Chicago Public Library has free online resources

Action for Healthy Kids: Resources for parents to keep kids healthy and active

Amazon Audible: Stream stories in six languages

Miller-Perez Scholarship Fund: Application deadline is April 17th.

National Museum of Mexican Art: Fun activities for all ages

FOR SENIORS

Country House Restaurant: Free meals for home-bound seniors, contact (708) 389-4618 for details.

My Block, My Hood, My City: Disinfectant wipes, Emergen-C supplements and other items for seniors, while supplies last

Taller de Jose: Remote accompaniment services, call (773) 523-8320.

FOR LGBTQIA+

Brave Space Alliance: Delivering food to queer and transgender individuals living on Chicago’s south side (regardless of immigration status)

FOR SMALL BUSINESSES + NONPROFITS

Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund

Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund

Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund

US Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance

Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection: Compiled a list of small business lenders with loan products less than $50,000

Hospitality Emergency Grant Program: Support for bars & restaurants affected by COVID-19 outbreak

Facebook: Cash grants and credits for businesses

Nonprofit Resources from Bridgespan Group

Forefront: Webinars, reports and tools for nonprofits to navigate COVID-19

FOR ARTISTS

Recording Academy MusiCare: Emergency financial assistance for music creators

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