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Free copy of Microsoft office
Discounted student travel
Get CTA U-Pass
Request laptop
Purchase discounted technology
Apply for City Colleges Scholarships
External scholarships
Scholarship resources for DACA/undocumented students
Transferring to a 4-year institution scholarship
Fresh Start Debt Relief Program
Fact Sheet: Student loan relief
Information below came from our Wellness Center at MXC
Connect to Public Benefits & Community Resources
Food Resources
To find Food Pantries: Greater Chicago Food Depository
Hunger Hotline/Illinois Hunger Coalition call: 1-800-359-2163 (SE HABLA ESPAÑOL)
Financial Assistance
Help with Bills: www.usa.gov/help-with-bills provides information about government
programs that help with bill payment, temporary assistance, jobs/unemployment, credit,
etc. Hotline and website also available in Spanish.
Unemployment due to CoVid-19: Illinois Dept. of Employment Security and call: 1-800244-5631 200 Dollars emergency grant for students: go to https://myscholly.com/relief/
Shelter Resources
If you need shelter: Call 3-1-1 or go to your local Emergency Room or police
station. They will transport you to the nearest available shelter.
For a listing of all homeless or housing insecure services and agencies responding during
CoVid - 19 go to: Citywide Homeless Resources
If you are experiencing domestic violence and need a safe place to stay, call or text : 877863-6338and they will secure you immediate shelter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Medical Resources
If you or a loved one has CoVid-19 symptoms and don't have health insurance: How
to get medical care when uninsured.pdf
Healthcare for Undocumented Folks in the time of CoVid-19: United We Dream Website
Immigrant and Refugee Support
Illinois Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights: www.icirr.org
Resource Guide for Immigrants and Refugees: Guide of all Community Resources
Online support
Black-led and Trans-led LGBTQ Center: Online Counseling Services and Food Pantry
Chicago Department of Public Health Mental Health Centers free Tele-therapy: call 312747-1020. For after-hours support, contact Crisis Text Line which serves anyone, in any
type of crisis, 24 hours a day. Text HOME to: 741741 to access a trained crisis counselor.
CoVid-19 Information
Center for Disease Control: CDC CoVid-19
City of Chicago specific information: Chicago CoVid-19
To register for the CoVid-19 Coaching App: https://covidcoach.chicago.gov/
Gov. Pritzker daily briefings at 2:30 pm: Daily Live Updates
Illinois 24-hour coronavirus hotline in English and Spanish: 800-8893931 or dph.sick@illinois.gov
If you are able to donate to help others: Chicago CoVid-19 Response Fund
National Crisis Hotlines
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-272-8255 (24 Hours)
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 (24 Hours)
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746 (24
Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-366-8288
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
LGBTQ Trevor Project Lifeline: 866-488-7386, or text START to 678678 (24 Hours)
Veteran Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 ext. 1 (24 Hours)
Domestic Violence Support: 1-815-729-1228 (24 Hours)
Other resources and opportunities:
I encourage students to explore the idea of setting up their own company. Whether it is a sole proprietorship, S-Corp, CCorp or an LLC, you would be able to write off a number of expenses legally. I encourage you to do some research online
to further explore. You can do this all on your own and not have to hire anyone, it may take longer but obviously, it is
I also encourage you to think about investments. At your age and probably how much you make a Roth IRA may be a
good decision. There are a number of other investments that are solid, again do your research. There is a ton of books,
websites that can guide you.
Additional resources for students: Usually you need to register as a student or show your student ID
-Apple Music
Free Books:
-Open Books in Pilsen
-Open Books in West Loop
Open Books – Lake Street