Community Resources during Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Resources for your overall emotional safety, health and wellbeing:

  • Illinois Warm Line: Call (866) 359-7953 Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. The IL Warm Line provides free mental/emotional support via telephone. Interpreter Services are available.
  • If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed and like you want to harm yourselves or others, call 911
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a trained Crisis Counselor
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline: Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor

Support for Domestic or Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking Victims:

  • If you are seeking transportation and other services to flee a violent situation, contact the IL Domestic Violence Hotline which is available 24/7 by calling the number below. Operators can deploy a driver from either Lyft or Uber to the location to pick up the rider and transport them to a new location of their choosing. The system will work to pair the caller with the closest driver in the area, and the caller's privacy will be protected by personnel at the Hotline.
  • Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline: call or text 24/7 (877) 863-6338
  • Sarah's Inn Intimate Partner Violence 24-Hour Crisis Line: Call 708-386-4225 OR Text 708-792-3120

Support for those with ASD

Elemy created a guide on adjusting to the pandemic for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This free resource serves to educate parents and caretakers of neurodivergent children on how to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics covered in this free guide include communication, potential risks, healthy routines, and more.

Information for Employers

Employees with positive COVID-19 tests: If an employee tested positive, it is important to note that many people continue to test positive for several weeks after recovering from COVID19, but these repeat positive test results do not indicate the person is contagious so long as it was a mild to moderate case and time-based or symptom-based requirements have been met. For further information please visit:


Chicago Residents: Updates from City Government on COVID-19

The City of Chicago's Department of Public Health (CDPH) is offering a new way for the public to engage and learn updates with "THE DOC IS IN: ASK DR. ARWADY."

This is a new daily live-stream hosted by the City of Chicago and CDPH Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D. It will be held daily at 11am on Twitter and Facebook LIVE, connected residents directly with Chicago's leading public health expert and occasional co-hosts, including experts from City Department and Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot.

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