The Illinois Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development has a web page devoted to helping essential personnel obtain child care services.
Emergency Child Care Centers are open to provide care for the children of essential workers. The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) is offering funds to assist child care programs that opt to open and provide child care for the children of essential workers. Check out the Guidelines and Application for Child Care Programs. For more information, visit the State’s Emergency Child Care for Communities & Providers web page or see the updated Emergency Child Care FAQs.
Chicago Public Schools 773-553-5437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foodpantries.org provides information on food pantries and food banks across the United States.
Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH)
The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) continually updates its website with the latest Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) information.
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City of Chicago Resources
‘THE DOC IS IN: ASK DR. ARWADY,’ a new daily live-stream hosted by Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D. It will be held daily at 11 a.m. on Twitter and Facebook Live. You can submit your questions for Dr. Arwady from wherever you are by Tweeting with the hashtag #AskDrArwady or by commenting on the livestreams to get answers in real-time. www.facebook.com/ChicagoMayorsOffice & www.twitter.com/chicagosmayor
Family Caregiver Alliance: COVID-19 Resources and Articles for Family Caregivers covers topics including in-home care, food and grocery delivery and caregiver self-care.
Alzheimer’s Association: COVID-19 Tips for Dementia Caregivers, divided into tips for caregivers at home and tips for caregivers of those in assisted living.
Alzheimer’s Association Helpline 800.272.3900. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, referrals to local programs and services, and crisis support.
Family Caregiver Alliance: Relaxation for Caregivers video series.
Well-Med Charitable Foundation: Caregiver Teleconnection. One-hour free caregiver support group calls on a variety of topics.
Mather Telephone Topics: A variety of free classes, groups, and performances via phone.
SeniorLink Blog: 50 Expert Tips and Suggestions to Keep Your Loved One Engaged.
TimeSlips Creativity Center: Ideas and prompts for creative engagement at home.
Well-Connected: A wide variety of free classes and groups for adults age 60+, available via phone or web.
Advocate Aurora Resilience & Well-being Resource Guide provides information on the Employee Assistance Program, family care resources, healthy living resources and more.
Promoting Resilient Families During COVID-19. The Center for Childhood Resilience offers a wide range of resources, including fact sheets, conversational resources for families, a directory of resources and more.
Need some activity ideas for your kids while they are home from school? CPS has provided resources packets of grade-level appropriate activities.
Fun, Free Ways to Learn From Home – resource links for children.
Want something to watch that’ll just make you smile? Watch some penguins wander around the Shedd!