Evanston Care Network: Find free and low cost services, including childcare, unemployment, job training, food, housing, legal help, and more.
Find free meals & places to rest
Visit Interfaith Action’s website or Connection for the Homeless’ website to find free meals and a hospitality center or call/text the City of Evanston at 847-448-4311. If your need is urgent call the 24/7 Crisis Line at AMITA: 708-681-4357
Get financial assistance with a mortgage or rent
Rental/Mortgage Assistance is available from the City of Evanston. If you have been financially impacted by COVID-19, rent/mortgage assistance may be available. Call Connections for the Homeless Prevention voicemail at 847-475-7070 ext. 134 to learn more.
You can also call the Suburban Cook Call Center at 877-426-6515 for additional assistance.
Apply for SNAP, health care coverage, cash assistance, or Medicare savings program
Apply on ABE’s website or call 800-843-6154 to apply over the phone.
Receive free tax help
Call Ladder Up at 312-588-6900 or check Ladder Up’s website for eligibility and 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 Senior Center (in partnership with AARP Foundation) will offer free tax help during tax season. 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.
Get assistance with tenant housing issues
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.