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Homelessness and Poverty


If you are at risk of or experiencing homelessness, call 2-1-1 to be connected to health and human service assistance. You can also go online to

Call the Illinois Department of Human Services Help Line 1-833-2-FIND-HELP (1-833-234-6343) and be connected to food, medical, shelter, recovery, and other resources.

If you are at risk of or experiencing homelessness and are in Chicagocall 3-1-1 and ask for 'short term assistance’ or contact/visit the City of Chicago Community Service Center nearest you to access a range of resources.

Suburban Cook County
If you are at risk of or experiencing homelessness and are in Suburban Cook County, call 1-877-426-6515 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday) or go online to There are warming centers for residents across Cook County, go online to for locations, hours, and more information.

List provided by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Food Assistance

Housing Assistance