HOMELESSNESS & FOOD RESOURCES
Find assistance with food, housing, goods, transportation, health services, financial assistance, employment related services, education, or legal issues at https://www.findhelp.org.
Search by zip code to locate resources.
To receive State benefits for health care, food (SNAP), and cash assistance, submit an application using https://abe.illinois.gov/
The Association of Homeless Advocates in the North/Northwest District (A.H.A.N.D.) – AHAND is the northern council of the Alliance to End Homelessness, the coordinating entity for homeless housing and services in suburban Cook County. Over 30 member agencies work closely with HUD, the Illinois Department of Human Services, as well as with other government agencies to assure funding for the many services that they provide.
North Cook County Township Food Pantries:
- Barrington Township Food Pantry
- Elk Grove Township Food Pantry
- Evanston Township Food Pantry
- Maine Township Food Pantry
- New Trier Township Food Pantry
- Niles Township Food Pantry
- Northfield Township Food Pantry
- Palatine Township Food Pantry
- Schaumburg Township Food Pantry
- Wheeling Township Food Pantry
Northern Illinois Food Bank recommends that people in need of food use their website to find the closest food panty, with hours of operation and more at: https://solvehungertoday.org/get-help/where-to-get-food/
Metropolitan Tenants Organization Renter's Resources During COVID-19
Shares tips for Chicagoland renters, resources for those who cannot pay rent, and news regarding moratoriums on evictions, utility cut-offs, etc.
Homeless SupportHomeless liaisons and school district liaisons work directly with families to make sure that homeless children and unaccompanied youth have materials needed to complete school assignments, access to meals, and to ensure their safety and stability. They also work to identify and locate specific services or connections with other agencies.
In suburban Cook County, if you have any questions or need more information, contact Dr. Tom Bookler at email@example.com or 847-803-5605. View Lead Area Homeless liaison contact information.
CEDA (Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County)
Suburban Cook County family support resources, information, and referral helpline – FLYER
Youth Homelessness Poster
Hotlines for resources for unaccompanied youth both 17 years of age and younger and 18 years of age and older, including food, healthcare, emergency shelter and temporary housing – POSTER
North/Northwest Suburbs Resource Directory
Association of Homeless Advocates in the North/Northwest District (AHAND) – DIRECTORY
Guidance from SchoolHouse Connection regarding COVID-19 and Homelessness
COVID-19 and Homelessness: Strategies for Schools and Early Learning Programs
IDPH Recommended Guidance – Homeless Shelters
Recommended Guidance for Preventing Spread of COVID-19 in Homeless Shelters