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. (Haga clic aquí para acceder a esta lista en Español.)

If you need assistance with applying for any of these benefits, please contact (773) 523-8320.


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

Real ID Deadline: Extended to October 2021

Interrupted Evictions: The Cook County Sheriff will not enforce eviction orders beginning on March 14th, 2020, and continuing until May 18th, 2020.

Illinois Secretary of State: Expiration dates for driver’s licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations and other transaction and document filing will be extended at least 30 day after Driver services Facilities reopen. All Illinois Secretary of State office and Driver Services facilities are closed to the public through May 30, 2020.


TTY: 1-877-863-6339
Teen Line: 1-800-852-8336




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

Fraud and Scam Alert (via Marquette Bank)
Federal Trade Commission: Coronavirus scam warnings

Funeral and Burial Financial Assistance


Illinois Unemployment Assistance

Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. *Application is now closed. Check back for future opportunities.*

Illinois Department of Employment Security has taken steps to address the issues with their phones and website. To apply for unemployment, you must do so following the filing schedule guidelines.

USBG National Charity Foundation Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

One Fair Wage Campaign Relief Fund for restaurant workers, delivery drivers, or Uber/Lyft drivers

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United: resources and financial assistance for restaurant workers

DFSS Rental Assistance Program: Financial assistance for payment of rent and back rent is available for individuals and family members at risk of being evicted

Increase the Peace Chicago: Support for Street Vendors

Now hiring: A list of companies with open opportunities


The Crisis Assistance Program offers support for families in immediate need of food, shelter, or clothing in Cook County.

Greater Chicago Food Depository

SNAP Benefits

Chicago Public Schools are now Food Distribution Centers: Find the school with meals nearest to your family.

The Salvation Army: Food pantries are drive-up only. Clients will be given pre-packaged food.
Amor de Dios Food Pantry

Plant Chicago is partnering with The Urban Canopy to
distribute Link Produce Boxes to our neighbors on the
southwest side.


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

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, telehealth and testing, call (773) 584-6200.

Sinai Health System: COVID-19 Informational Hotline (773) 257-2682

Project Vida: Free COVID-19 testing and assessment services


Latinos Progresando Immigration Hotline: Call 773-542-7077 ext. 10, Monday – Friday, 8:30am to 4pm.

USCIS Offices are closed until June 4, 2020.

Chicago Immigration Court: Non-detained hearings scheduled through May 1, 2020 have been postpones. All detained hearings remain scheduled.


Carole Robertson Center for Learning is distributing essential goods every Monday from 10 AM-1 PM

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

National Museum of Mexican Art: Fun activities for all ages

Arts for Illinois: Sharing content from artists and organizations across Illinois

Comcast Internet Essentials
Xfinity Internet Services

U-Haul: U-Haul is offering free/discounted moving and storage services for students displaced by COVID-19.

Move Me Soul Movement Lessons: Resources to help stay hydrated, restful, and exercised

Milk Street Cooking School is offering FREE online cooking classes


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.

Meals on Wheels


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


Information on CARES Act (via Independent Sector)

Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund

Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund: Grants will be awarded in multiple cycles.

US Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance

Facebook: Cash grants and credits for businesses

Nonprofit Resources from Bridgespan Group

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

Arts for Illinois Relief Fund: Grants of $1,500 to artists, artisans, cultural workers and arts organizations of all disciplines

Better Business Bureau

US Small Business Administration Loans

Chicago Scholars: Crisis Management for Non-Profits during COVID-19 Webinar

Accion: Monthly Payment Reduction Request

Crossroads Fund: Technology Funders Collaborative Grant

City of Chicago Microbusiness Recovery Grant Program: $5,000 grants for 1,000 businesses with four or less employees

Illinois Humanities: General Operating COVID-19 Relief grant, deadline May 15


Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

Arts for Illinois Relief Fund: Grants of $1,500 to artists, artisans, cultural workers and arts organizations of all disciplines

Freelance Artist: Free resources, opportunities and financial relief for artists of all disciplines

Creative Capital: free resources

Artwork Archive: free resources

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