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COVID-19/Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Acero Schools COVID-19 Updates
Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for the most up-to-date information regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19.
Food Resources
Free meals are available in your community today. Click here to learn more about the meal pickup locations provided by Acero Schools, CPS and the Greater Chicago Food Depository, as well as meal deliveries. (Immigration status does not impact program eligibility)
Apply to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) if your family is without an income or with a limited income. Apply or learn whether you are eligible at the following link: SNAP Program Website Link 
Economic Support
Chicago Resiliency Fund
  • The Chicago Resiliency Fund is accepting applications by phone now! The Chicago Resiliency Fund is a cash assistance program created to support Chicago residents who were excluded from federal stimulus aid in response to COVID-19. The fund will provide $1,000 per household for eligible Chicago residents, which includes undocumented individuals, mixed-status families, dependent adults, and returning residents.


  • Please click the link below for more information on eligibility requirements and a list of organizations that are accepting applications. You may only apply once per household. Click here to learn more about the Chicago Resiliency Fund.

Unemployment Benefits
Federal Government Cash Assistance – Stimulus Check
State Cash Assistance – Low-Income Families
Rent & Utility Assistance
Undocumented People
Information from the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights:
    Las pruebas o el tratamiento para COVID-19 (Coronavirus) NO contarán hacia la carga publica para inmigrantes. Esto significa que las familias inmigrantes deben buscar la atención que necesitan durante este momento dificíl.
  • Si tiene sintomas (fiebre. tos. dificultad para respirar), debe buscar atención, asegúrese de llamar primero a un proveedor de atención médica. NO necesita compartir ninguna información sobre su estatus migratorio.
  • En el estado de Illinois hay recursos disponibles de forma gratuita o a bajo costo por favor visite
  • Los hospitales y los espacios de atención médica son seguros para visitar. El memorando de ICE desanima a los agentes de inmigración a realizar arrestos u otras acciones de cumplimiento en los centros de atención médica, como hospitales, consultorios médicos, clinicas de salud y centros de atención de urgencia.
  • Para carga publica visite:
  • Recursos para FamUias Inmigrantes: 855-437-7669
Child Care for Essential Workers
Federal Student Loans
Small Business Loans
Financial Assistance from Community Groups
  • The Erie Neighborhood House Community Relief Fund is providing support for needy families, particularly those with undocumented individuals, who participate in the organization's programs. If you participate in an Erie House program and are in need, reach out to your program contact to inquire. Click here to learn more.
  • Immigration status does not impact program eligibility.
Health Resources
COVID-19 Chicago Testing Sites
Brighton Park
Esperanza Brighton Park - 4700 S. California Ave. - 773-584-6200
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Pilsen/Little Village
Esperanza California - 2001 S. California Ave. - 773-584-6200
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Please call for weekend hours.

Howard Brown Health at Project VIDA - 2659 S. Kedvale Ave. - 773-388-1600
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Rogers Park
Howard Brown Health Clark - 6500 N. Clark St. - 773-388-1600
Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Humboldt Park
Norwegian American Hospital - 1044 North Francisco Ave. - 773-292-8363
Tuesday - Saturday: 3 - 5 p.m.

Near Avondale
Physicians Immediate Care - North Center - 3909 N. Western Avenue - 312-767-0400
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Mental Health
  • Illinois Department Of Human Services - SASS
    • SASS (Screening, Assessment, and Support Services) for Children and Families is an Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) crisis mental health service program. Click here to access the SASS webpage. The program serves children up to age 20 who are on Medicaid or uninsured who need emergency mental health services. To access SASS you may contact the CARES Line at 1-800-345-9049. For TTY you may call 1-773-523-4504. To learn more, click here to visit the IDHS website.
    • You should call the CARES Line when a child is having a mental health crisis or is at risk to themself or others. If a child has mental health problems, but is NOT a risk to self or others and is not experiencing a crisis, contact your local community mental health services provider on the IDHS website. Click here to find a health services provider on the IDHS website. You may also call the IDHS Child and Adolescent Client Assistance Line at: 312-793-1361 (available Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays)
    • Undocumented individuals and families are eligible for this service.
  • For families with commercial health insurance, you may call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department if your child is experiencing a mental health crisis.
Technology Access
Free Internet Access
  • XFinity is offering free access to all "xfinity" public wifi networks. To find an Xfinity wifi hotspot near you or for more information about how to access. Click here to visit the XFinity website.
Acero Schools Latest COVID-19 Updates
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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions/Preguntas y Repuestas
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Employee Resources
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How to Protect Yourself
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