Important Heart of the City Program Update

Heart of the City is excited to announce we are launching a Fall Academy (soccer program and learning lab for in-person e-learning support). Read more & register here.

Covid-19 Information & Resources

The Lake County Health Department is monitoring the number of people in Lake County who have tested positive for COVID-19, and posts a daily update here

  • Need Help? Call 211 or text your zip code to 898211 United Way’s 211 Resource Directory connects you to a variety of services within the community, whether it’s food, housing, crisis help, and more.
  • Community-sourced list of resources for undocumented communities - nationally and by state.
  • ICIRR list of resources for immigrant communities. 
  • Lake County Heath Department has additional resources on how to get help and how you can help others
  • Meals for Families - Many schools and churches are offering free meals during this time. Use this interactive map and type in your address to find the nearest school serving breakfast/lunch.
  • A Safe Place of Lake County- A Safe Place has a 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter, housing, counseling and more for those impacted by domestic violence.
  • Unemployment Compensation: The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) recently adopted emergency rules to try to make the unemployment insurance system as responsive to the current situation as possible. Learn more.
  • The Illinois Department of Human Services’ Mental Health Division has launched a free-of-charge emotional support text line, Call4Calm, for Illinois residents experiencing stress and mental health issues related to COVID-19. Individuals who would like to speak with a mental health professional can text “TALK” to 5-5-2-0-2-0, or for Spanish, “HABLAR” to the same number: 5-5-2-0-2-0.