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Economic Support Resources during COVID-19 Crisis

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At Helen Plum Library, we realize that the COVID-19 pandemic is a time of rapid and significant change.

The following guide is intended to help individuals, business owners, and caregivers in Lombard through this time of change. We will continue to update this list as more information becomes available. If you have an individual need or question, please email: askalibrarian@helenplum.org.

State & Federal Resources 

State Economic Resources Page
Updated List of State approved COVID-19 assistance, including but not limited to the following:

  • Loans for Small Businesses – Disaster Assistance Loans 
  • Unemployment Insurance
    Note: Unemployment Insurance website might run at slow speeds due to high demand.
  • Includes information about Medicaid waivers, food assistance, utility relief, food access, tax deadline extensions, free/low-cost internet

Lombard Village Coronavirus Information

Lombard Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Information Tab

Illinois Page for Resources for Businesses

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Coronavirus Page

  • Contains information on mortgage relief 
  • Updated information on scams 
  • Information on federal student loan payments

Arts for Illinois Relief Fund

Resource List from Karen Chan
A comprehensive list of available resources, compiled by a financial educator and consultant

Food and Housing

Northern Illinois Food Bank  

Illinois Department of Human Services

DuPage Housing Authority
(The office is closed, but they are still taking calls and emails)  

School District 45 Meal Delivery

School District 44 Meal Distribution

People’s Resource Center
(Food Pantry and rent assistance help by appointment)  

Domestic Violence Help  

Family Shelter Service 

Job Seeker Resources 

Illinois WorkNet
Resources for job seeking and resources for the recently laid off 

Illinois Job Link

National Able Network  

Library Resources

Erica Reckamp, who presents to our Job Seekers group programs, has offered to do free resume reviews for HPL patrons, contact information below: 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/erica-reckamp/ 
ericareckamp@jobsearchlikeapro.com 

Helen Plum Library Jobs and Careers Database List

Medical and Insurance Information 

Medicaid Options
(This site might be slow due to demand.)  

Get Covered Illinois 

VNA Healthcare 

DuPage County Health Care

Mental Health Crisis Line

Behavioral Health Appointments

Mental Health Support for Families and Children