Social Services Resources

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

Want to Talk to Someone?  Call our Social Worker.

The Evanston Public Library Social Worker is available to provide support and help navigate services during this difficult time. Christina Mendez can be reached at 847-448-8659. She is available Monday-Friday from 10 am-6 pm. We encourage you to leave a message. She or another mental health provider will return your call.

Si necesita hablar con alguien en Español para apoyo con su bienestar, por favor contacte a Cindy Castro, trabajadora social, al número 847-316-3703, está disponible de lunes a jueves de 9-4pm. Si no contesta, por favor de dejar un mensaje y ella le regresara la llamada lo más pronto posible.

Need Healthcare? Contact the Certified Healthcare Navigator

  • Call 773-519-3632 or email 
  • Learn how to enroll if you’re newly unemployed
  • Find out if you qualify for financial help to lower your costs
  • Discover what providers are available
  • Get assistance with filing complaints

Need Tax Help? Our partner LadderUp provides free tax assistance.

If you are an individual earning up to $30,000 per year, and households earning up to $56,000 per year, you can visit The Virtual Tax Assistance Program to sign up. You can also file your own taxes, if you qualify, with a free version of TurboTax. The tax deadline has been extended until July 15.

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 help as a tenant with housing issues? Call MTO.

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.

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