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, 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 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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