Social Services Resources

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Evanston Care Network: Find free and low cost services, including childcare, unemployment, job training, food, housing, legal help, and more.

Discover City of Evanston Resources during COVID-19


Need a Meal, Warming Center, or Emergency Shelter?


Need Financial Assistance with a Mortgage, Rent Payments, etc.?

  • Call the Eviction/Homeless Prevention Call Center at 877-426-6515
  • Call the City of Evanston CV19 Rent Assistance Program at 847-448-8112, if you live in Evanston, lost income due to COVID-19, and are 2-6 months past due on your rent.  Or email your name, address, and phone number to CV19rent@cityofevanston.org, and you will be contacted to determine eligibility and start an application.

Want to Talk to a Someone? 

  • Call 847-448-8659 and leave a message. A social worker from AMITA will return your call within a week. (The library is currently seeking a full-time social worker).
  • If your need is urgent call the 24/7 Crisis Line at AMITA: 708-681-4357

Need to file for Unemployment or a Stimulus Check?

Illinois Legal Aid Online has information on How to Get Unemployment.  LadderUp and other partners provide information on How To Get Your Stimulus Check.


Need Healthcare? 

  • Meet virtually 1:1 with our Certified Healthcare Navigator
  • 30-minute appointments available the 4th Wednesday and 4th Sunday of each month
  • Call the library at 847-448-8630 to make an appointment
  • Learn how to enroll in healthcare coverage, find out if you qualify for financial help, get assistance with filing complaints, and more

Need Free Tax Help? 

  • Call Ladder Up at 312-588-6900 or visit https://www.goladderup.org/our-services/tax-assistance for eligibility and to schedule an appointment. Income limits: Available to individuals earning up to $30,000/year and households earning up to $57,000/year.
  • If you are 65+, the Levy Center (in partnership with AARP Foundation) will offer free tax help beginning March 1st.  Call the Levy Center for more details and to make an appointment: 847-448-8250. Income limits: Available to individuals earning up to $35,000/year and households earning up to $55,000/year.

Need help as a tenant with housing issues? 

Our partner Metropolitan Tenants Organization (MTO) is accepting phone calls at their 24-hour hotline number 773-292-4988. They are prioritizing Evanston calls, with a callback time between 24-48 hours.


Need Wifi?


Need a Computer or Printing?

  • The downtown Evanston Public Library and Robert Crown Branch Library have computers to use during open hours.
  • On a first-come first-serve basis, you can use a computer for up to 1 hour per day.
  • Printing free-of-charge for up to 10 pages a day.
  • Masks are required at all times and will be provided to those who don’t have one.

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