Social Services Resources

Recursos de Servicios Sociales en Español

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? 

We are sorry that we can’t help with the services of a social worker in the library at this time. We are currently seeking a new social worker at the Evanston Public Library.

  • If your need is urgent call the 24/7 Crisis Line at AMITA: 708-681-4357
  • If you need assistance with locating community resources like those for housing, food, etc. call or text 847-448-4311 
  • If you have a question about library services, such as using the computers, call 847-448-8630

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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