CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES FOR WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS RESIDENTS
Advocate’s COVID Virtual Care Program
Advocate Health, in partnership with the State of Illinois, offers a free virtual care program to all COVID-19 positive patients, regardless of whether Advocate is their primary provider or not. The program offers; daily virtual check-ins, 24/7 monitoring and support, and a free home monitoring kit with a thermometer and masks.
Please see the flyer and link below for more information. To enroll in the program, call 866-443-2584.
Morning Star Mission: Morning Star Mission has multiple services they offer to those less fortunate, providing food, shelter, and clothing to those in need.
If you’re a COVID patient and need alternative housing, please contact Carrie Jackson, Resource Coordinator at the Will County Health Department. Her contact information is below:
Domestic Violence 24-hour hotline:
Sexual Assault 24-hour hotline:
Guardian Angel Community Services: Operates a 24/7 hotline and an emergency shelter for both English and Spanish. If you need assistance, please call 815-729-1228. En Enspanol 815-729-0930 ext. 1439.
CDC Moratorium on Evictions
To prevent slow the spread of COVID-19 and prevent a housing crisis the CDC has declared a moratorium banning evictions. If you are worried about eviction, download and sign the below form to ensure you are not evicted.
Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP)
Will County partnered with The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) to administer the 2021 Emergency Rental Assistance Program. ILRPP is an assistance program offered to all eligible Illinois renters impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Illinois Mortgage & Utility Assistance Program
Will County is working with four partner agencies to coordinate housing assistance, which includes mortgage and utility assistance for those who quality.
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program
FEMA COVID-19 Programa de asistencia funeraria
FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses that occured since January 20, 2020. For more information, please click on the flyers above.
Will County Center for Community Concerns (WCCCC)
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to assist Will County low-income eligible households pay for winter energy services. wcccc.net
The WCCCC can provide families facing eviction or are threatened to have their water service disconnected. They can also help with employment support (childcare costs, transportation and work supplies). wcccc.net
Small Business Aid
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is offering a second round of Business Interruption Grants for small businesses affected by the pandemic. Eligibility criteria and the application itself can be found in the link above.
Most townships offer some type of emergency assistance to help residents with basic needs during severe economic times. If a township resident qualifies based on specific guidelines, financial assistance might be available to temporarily help with rent, mortgage payments, utility bills, food and other services. Each township operates differently, has its own programs, guidelines and qualifications for assistance. It’s recommended to check with your specific township to see what types of emergency assistance they might offer.
*If you don’t know which township you live in, check your voter-id card or tax bill.
Actualmente, el programa de asistencia de vivienda del Spanish Community Center está disponible para los residentes de Joliet que reúnan los requisitos de ingresos. Si usted es un residente de Joliet y necesita ayuda, complete la encuesta en el enlace de arriba para ver si califica para recibir ayuda.
If an individual/family is in quarantine or isolation for COVID-19, it’s recommended not to leave their home for the duration. If there’s not a family member or friend available to pick up groceries or prescriptions, most grocery stores and big box stores have No-Contact Pickup & Delivery. Shopping and scheduling delivery can be done online at respective store websites.
Food Pantries – can be found on the links below. Most food pantries are mobile/drive-up during COVID.
The Northern IL Food Bank knows that there are times when families have hardships and have difficulty balancing financial demands. At times, food can be a significant expense in a household budget. That is why Northern Illinois Food Bank has a program – My Pantry Express, an online food pantry and your online source for free groceries when in need.
MyPantryExpress.org offers a variety of free grocery items such as fresh produce, dairy products, frozen meats, canned items, and more. These items can be picked up from Northern Illinois Food Bank’s South Suburban Center in Joliet on Larkin on Wednesday evenings and no income or residency restrictions apply.
Please visit www.mypantryexpress.org for instructions on how to participate, select dates and pick up location, to choose your needed groceries. If you have any questions regarding the ordering and/or pick-up of food, please call (630) 443-6914.
Grocery Delivery – can be found on the link below.
Grief Support Program
Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care grief support program can help you process your grief and begin to heal. Please go their website or call 815-740-4104 for more information
Catholic Charities: Have several programs targeted towards seniors, including crisis intervention, counseling, and companionship. For more information, please call 815-723-3405
Senior Services of Will County:
Senior Services of Will County acts as the representative of the Illinois Department of Aging within our communities. Folks seeking to see if they qualify for our services may call our intake line at 815-740-4225. Case managers will follow up to see what programs might be right for you or your loved ones.
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