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

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 
  • 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.

Need Wifi?

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.

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