The COVID-19 pandemic has presented us with challenges we must overcome in all aspects of the life we have been accustomed to. Whether you have been confronted with an abrupt loss of income, personal loss, or would like to provide help to those who haven't weathered this crisis as well, we hope that something in the following list might help you to find and access much needed resources to deal with the challenging days to come.
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Updated January 7, 2021
CRISIS ASSISTANCE DEBT EMPLOYER TAX RELIEF UNEMPLOYMENT
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
Under the direction of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, FEMA, HHS and our federal partners are working with state, local, tribal and territorial governments to execute a Whole-of-America response to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and protect the public.
IRS Internal Revenue Service
Economic Impact Payment Information Center: Here is what you need to know about your Economic Impact Payment. For most taxpayers, payments are automatic, and no further action is needed. This includes taxpayers who filed tax returns in 2018 and 2019 and most seniors and retirees.
Coronavirus Tax Relief: Tax help for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and others – including health plans – affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).
People's Resource Center DuPage County
People's Resource Center community exists to respond to basic human needs, promote dignity and justice, and create a future of hope and opportunity for the residents of DuPage County, Illinois through discovering and sharing personal and community resources.
- Food Pantry
- Emergency Rent & Mortgage Assistance
- Clothes Closet
- Financial Assistance & Social Services
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northern Illinois
Confidential credit and debt counseling designed to organize your income and expenses and get you on the road to financial stability.
Debt Management Programs to help you repay your unsecured debt with lower interest and fewer fees.
Budgeting and Credit classes to teach you how to manage your financial affairs and avoid common money-handling mistakes.
Pre-purchase home buyer classes to help you decide whether home ownership is the best decision for you. These classes may also qualify you for substantial down payment assistance programs.
Free Mortgage Default and Foreclosure Prevention Counseling enabling you to retain home ownership if you are able to make the regular payments going forward.
Reverse Mortgage Counseling for seniors desiring to stay in their homes by using their equity to produce lump sums for current needs, annuity payments and lines of credit for ongoing needs.
Pre-filing Bankruptcy Counseling, now mandated by the U.S. Trustee, to provide options to bankruptcy.
Pre-discharge Bankruptcy education, mandated by the U.S. Trustee, to help avoid recurring bankruptcies.
Credit Report Analysis and Counseling.
Business for All powered by ALICE
Apply for grants up to $50,000 to support business growth, including $10,000 emergency COVID-19 Business for All Grants to help small businesses in crisis.
Choose DuPage Economic Development Assistance
Small Business Relief Grant Program intended for businesses with 15 or fewer full-time employees and independent contractors. Grants can be used for payroll, rent, mortgage payments, utilities, and other expenses necessary to maintain operations.
Qualifications for the program include:
- Establishment as a business or 1099 independent contractor located in DuPage County, Illinois;
- In business as of February 15, 2020
- Business has been affected by COVID-19 making this grant request necessary to support ongoing operations;
- Small business with less than 15 full-time employees and less than $1.5 million in annual revenue; and
- 1099 independent contractors with at least 50% of income coming from 1099 work, and annual income less than $100,000.
Facebook For Business Small Business Grants Program
Offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.
GoFundMe Small Business Relief Fund
Will provide micro-grants to qualifying small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
SBA U.S. Small Business Administration
Providing small business guidance and loan resources during the coronavirus. Visit the Coronavirus Relief Options page.
The County of DuPage Treasurer
The County Treasurer of DuPage County is authorized to waive late fees on property tax payments for taxpayers who can demonstrate hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis. In order to receive relief, the property owner must meet one of the following criteria:
- The property owner was laid off or terminated from employment after March 9, if the applicant had been employed for at least 90 days prior to termination.
- The taxpayer has seen a reduction in income of 20 percent or greater
- A property owner has been unable to collect at least 80 percent of collectable rent on the property from March 1 to May 30
- A business operated by a property owner, located on that property, was shut down after being classified as non-essential and the applicant has not applied for relief pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program of the Coronavirus, Aid Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
IDES Illinois Department of Employment Security
The Illinois Department of Employment Security will encourage economic growth and stability in Illinois by providing vital Employment Services to Illinois residents and employers, analyzing and disseminating actionable Labor Market Information, and administering Unemployment Insurance programs.
KidsHealth from Nemours
nonprofit children's health system. Neil Izenberg, MD, a physician at Nemours, founded KidsHealth.org in 1995. Our goal is to help parents, kids, and teens take charge of their health.
Orange Theory At Home
New video workout everyday to keep you strong.
Roselle Park District
Provide a full range of activities and services year round. Major recreation programs include athletics, music, cultural arts, dance, day camps, fitness, preschool, outdoor recreation, trips, and special events.
Yoga With Adriene
Free yoga videos to find a practice that suits your mood or start a journey toward healing.
Corepower Yoga On Demand
Free access to a new collection of online classes every week so you can keep your practice moving - wherever you are.
Yoga on Kanopy
Kanopy is a video streaming service available to all Roselle Public Library District cardholders. Large selection of yoga instructional videos.
The City of Chicago Coronavirus Response Center
Mobilizing every resource at our disposal and collaborating with national, state and local partners to develop a comprehensive and coordinated response to the virus. Do your part. Stay home. Save lives.
DuPage County Health Department
DCHD is in regular communication with and following guidance provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the CDC on the changing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation. Site features data center with interactive map and up-to-date statistics.
IDPH Illinois Department of Public Health
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page.
Johns Hopkins University & Medicine, Coronavirus Resource Center
Resource to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide a response, improve care, and save lives. Featuring a COVID-19 Map which has been featured by many news outlets throughout the crisis.
National Institutes of Health Turning Discovery Into Health
Subscribe to COVID-19 updates from NIH. Also, links to a comprehensive list of resources.
Crisis Text Line
Anxious about Coronavirus? Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. We’re here to help. Free help 24/7, at your fingertips.
Illinois Call4Calm Text Line - 552020
If you or a loved one are struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need emotional support, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People seeking assistance will remain anonymous and will provide only their first name and zip code, which enables the service to link you to a counselor in your area who is knowledgeable about available local resources.
Illinois Warm Line 866-359-7953 Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. except holidays
If you or one of you family members has mental health and/or substance use challenges and would like to receive support by phone. Wellness Support Specialists are professionals who have experienced mental health and/or substance use recovery in their own lives. They are trained in recovery support, mentoring, and advocacy and are ready to listen and support you. The Warm Line is not a crisis hotline, but is a source of support as you recover or help a family member to recover.
The nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those livine with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Promoting mental health and preventing mental illness through advocacy, education, research and services.
As the number of COVID-19 cases increases, so does the anxiety. Visit MHA's Mental Health And COVID-19 - Information And Resources page. Very extensive and reliable list of resources.
NAMI: DuPage County National Alliance on Mental Illness
Video conference support groups. Peer led support for individuals and families living with mental illness.
Pathways Support for Women Northeast DuPage Family and Youth Services
Virtual support groups for women struggling with anxiety, depression, isolation, and parenting.
- Mental health education, coping skills, and parenting strategies
- Bi-monthly groups in English and Spanish
- Referrals for additional services, if needed
- Free of cost and open to any woman residing in DuPage County
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
SAMHSA's National Helpline, 1-800-622-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.
Mental Health: Self-Guided Behavior Modification
Action For Happiness
A movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society. We want to see a fundamentally different way of life - where people care less about what they can get just for themselves and more about the happiness of others. Download a Coping Calendar, 30 suggested actions to look after ourselves and each other as we face this global crisis together.
Common Sense Education Reduce Student Anxiety (and Your Own) During Uncertain Times
Help reduce students' anxiety and your own about the COVID-19 pandemic, ideas and resources focused on news literacy, media balance, and healthy communication.
Turns scientific research into stories, tips, and tools for a happier life and a more compassionate society. Subscribe to The Science of Happiness podcast to learn research-tested strategies that you can put into practice today. A collection of informative videos are also available.InsightTimer
Free app to aid with sleep, anxiety and stress. 40,000 free guided meditations.
Time management tool for productivity and mental health. An easy to use, flexible Pomodoro Technique timer.
Harvard - T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Brings together dedicated experts from many disciplines to educate new generations of global health leaders and produce powerful ideas that improve the lives and health of people everywhere.
Substance Abuse & Addiction
Illinois Helpline for Opiods & Other Substances 833-2FINDHELP
You might be concerned about someone, or struggling with a substance use disorder yourself. Our caring, trained Specialists will answer your questions and guide you to treatment options.
We Know The Feeling 1.800.GAMBLER or Text ILGAMB to 53342
It’s that sinking feeling that you get when you know something’s just not right. A nervousness that won’t go away. Everybody feels it at some point in their life. Don’t ignore the feeling.
FINANCIAL HEALTH & FITNESS SHELTER / FOOD ASSISTANCE VOLUNTEER / DONATIONS
SHELTER / FOOD ASSISTANCE
Serves homeless families in DuPage County with mentoring, housing, and supportive services.
It’s about the journey from dependency to self-sufficiency. Not the shelter. Not the nights spent in a car, in a motel room or on the street. DuPagePads is a journey that begins with an extended hand, an affirming voice, and a trusting soul that will advocate undividedly for each individual.
Homeless Shelter Directory Helping The Needy of America
The Homeless Shelter Directory provides Homeless Shelters and Homeless Service Organizations. This includes all resources necessary to help the needy.
Metropolitan Family Services Domestic Violence
Family Shelter Service of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage transforms lives by offering help and hope to those affected by domestic violence.
An organization dedicated to creating a path to safety and empowerment for women of domestic violence and their children.
Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry 630.529.9993
Eligibility Requirements: Current utility bill. This is needed once per year at initial signup to prove residency.
Community Food Pantry Roselle United Methodist Church
We're not just stocked with canned vegetables - we have fresh vegetables, fresh bread...and even quality selections of meat. Food is paramount to you and your family's personal health.
Find Food IL: Community Food Map
Use the Find Food IL map to find places that are offering free food or meals in your community. You can also locate markets that accept SNAP/LINK or WIC coupons. Plus, see the DHS or WIC office nearest you.
Hands of Hope Food Pantry
Residents of Hanover Park can use the food pantry twice per month, once between 1st - 15th and once between 16th - 31st. Residents can also come once a week on Wednesday or Fridays for bread.
Northern Illinois Food Bank Member of Feeding America
Source of nutritious food, innovative feeding programs, and hope for more than half a million people each year.
FINANCIAL HEALTH & FITNESS SHELTER / FOOD ASSISTANCE VOLUNTEER / DONATIONS
VOLUNTEER / DONATIONS
VolunteerMatch is the largest network in the nonprofit world, with the most volunteers, nonprofits and opportunities to make a difference.
Nonprofit organizations need your help today! In particular, organizations with a mission focused on housing/homelessness, food security/hunger/meal delivery and seniors are experiencing a large decrease in their regular volunteer base. Looking for healthy, willing and able-bodied volunteers who will exercise safety & recommended precautions.
Serve Illinois Disaster Volunteerism
The State of Illinois and its community partners are working to ensure the health of our citizens. To do that, we need your help. The spirit of volunteerism and community service are alive an well during COVID-19. Those that are considering volunteering have options, both in-person options as well as virtual efforts.