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 or stop by to talk with 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 during these times: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12-8 PM / Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 am-6 pm. We encourage you to leave a message. She or another mental health provider will return your call.
You can also visit Christina at the Main Library (1703 Orrington) on Thursdays from 4-8 PM & Saturdays from 2-6 PM.
Need Healthcare? Contact the Certified Healthcare Navigator
- Call 773-519-3632 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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?
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.
- With an Evanston Public Library card, you can reserve a Wifi Hotspot. You will be notified when it is available, and then you can pick it up with the library’s Curbside Services. If you live in Evanston and need a library card, you can get a Library eCard.
- For free wifi locations in Evanston, check this wifi map or enter your zip code to find a hotspot near you.
- Those who qualify for public assistance (SNAP, free lunch, etc.) can get 60 days of Internet Essentials free from Comcast.
Need a Computer or Printing?
- The downtown Evanston Public Library (1703 Orrington Ave) is open for computer use during these hours: Tues 4-8 / Wed 2-6 / Thurs 4-8 / Fri 2-6 / Sat 2-6.
- The Robert Crown library also has computers available Sat 10-4 / Sun 12-6 / Mon 2-8.
- 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.