Resources for COVID-19


EMPLOYMENT / UNEMPLOYMENT:

LAND OF LINCOLN GOODWILL INDUSTRIES - 217/789-0400

Those temporarily or permanently laid off due to COVID-19 closure or general job

seekers: offering by phone (preferred) and in-person appointments at this time.

Can't work during this time, but aren't sure what relief is available to you: assistance in

understanding benefits and services to ensure connections with the proper resources.

Employers increasing hiring during this time: able to connect job seekers with your

immediate opportunities.

For unemployment insurance and/or assistance due to job loss/income loss contact the

unemployment office at 1-800-244-5631; address 1300 S 9th St, Springfield 62704.

More info can be found at:

https://www2.illinois.gov/ides/Pages/COVID-19-and-Unemployment-Benefits.aspx?fbclid=

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FOOD BANK:

ABUNDANT FAITH MANNA STOREHOUSE 217/527-1006

ASBURY 217/522-8147

AUBURN FOOD PANTRY 217-971-7557

BALL CHATHAM FOOD PANTRY 217/697-4663

CATHOLIC CHARITIES 217/523-4551

CONTACT MINISTRIES 217/753-3939

DAILY BREAD FOR SENIORS 217/528-4035

DIVERNON UMC 217/628-3530

FAITH MINISTRIES - 217/553-7874

FIFTH STREET RENAISSANCE - 217/544-5040

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - 217/528-4311

FREEDOM IN HOLINESS MISSION - 217/522-2527

GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN IN SHERMAN 217/496-3149

GRACE LUTHERAN - 217/522-9707

HELPING HANDS OF PLEASANT PLAINS - 217/685-6639

HOLY FAMILY FOOD PANTRY/CATHOLIC CHARITIES - 217/523-2450

KUMLAR OUTREACH MINISTRIES - 217/523-2269

HUNGER HOTLINE 800-359-2163

LAWRENCE AVE CHURCH OF CHRIST FOOD PANTRY 217/525-6156

LOAMI AREA CO. PANTRY - 217/624-9900

MEALS ON WHEELS SENIOR SERVICES 217/528-4035

PREGNANCY CARE CENTER OF SPRINGFIELD “FOOD FOR TWO” 217/525-5630

REAL LIFE CHURCH 217528-2299

RIVERTON PANTRY 217391-6590

SALVATION ARMY CITADEL - 217/525-2196

SPRINGFIELD FIRST SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST - 217/720-2568

ST. JOHNS BREADLINE - 217/528-6098

TABLE OF LIFE MINISTRIES 217-720-5100

TRI-CITY FOOD PANTRY - 217/364-9406

TRIUMPH COMMUNITY OUTREACH MINISTRIES 217/522-5957

WIC (FOOD FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN) 217/535-3102

WEST SIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 217/793-2800

RESTAURANTS OFFERING FREE LUNCHES TO STUDENTS:

EL DORADO- 1374 TORONTO ROAD SPRINGFIELD, IL

GREATHOUSE BBQ - 4233 WABASH AVE SPRINGFIELD, IL

HYVEE - 2115 S. MACARTHUR BLVD SPRINGFIELD, IL

MCCALLISTERS DEL I - 3130 S. DIRKSEN PARKWAY SPRINGFIELD, IL 2917 WEST ILES

SPRINGFIELD, IL

THE INCUBATOR - 11 W. OLD STATE CAPITOL PLAZA SPRINGFIELD, IL

MARIAH’S STEAKHOUS E - 3317 ROBBINS ROAD SPRINGFIELD, IL

REAL LIFE CHURCH - 2450 TAYLOR AVE. SPRINGFIELD, IL 5:30-7:30PM *(TOILET

PAPER, MILK,& MEAT)

IT TAKES A VILLAGE - 217/891-0095 ittakesavillage217@gmail.com

*(FOOD AND DELIVERY call or email before 11:00am)

 

 

MEDICAL:

HOW TO TALK TO YOUR STUDENT ABOUT Coronavirus:

https://www.girlscouts.org/en/raising-girls/happy-and-healthy/happy/coronavirus-and-kid

s.html

To apply for cash, food, and/or medical assistance through Illinois Department of Human

Services; apply online at : https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=33698 or call (217)

782-0400 or visit 600 E Ash St, Building 500, 1st Floor in Springfield.

IDHS has approved emergency funding for caretaking or paying for caretaking for those

with Developmental Disabilities. One agency that can be contacted for assistance is

Envision Unlimited. Email respiteinfo@envisionunlimited.org for more information. They

are assisting families especially with affected students at this time. Phone (312) 346-6230

For mental health support, contact your physician’s office. Memorial Behavioral Health

provides services to children and can be contacted at (217) 757-7700 . They are located

at 710 N 8th St in Springfield.

MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM For questions about covid19, contact Sangamon County

Department of Public Health at 217-321-2606. If you think you have covid19, call your

physician’s office FIRST for medical advice; DO NOT GO STRAIGHT TO PROMPTCARE

OR THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT. For emergency situations, call 911. Symptoms of

covid19 include fever and cough or difficulty breathing.

EXPRESSCARE CLINIC 217/588-4019 located at 2950 S. 6TH STREET SPRINGFIELD, IL

*(RESPIRATORY SCREENING CLINIC FOR COVID-19)

ILLINOIS MENTAL HEALTH COLLABORATIVE 1 (866) 359-7953

http://www.illinoismentalhealthcollaborative.com/news/The_Warm_Line_Peer_and_Famil

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INTERNET:

Xfinity/Comcast:

WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to

anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map

of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi . Once at a hotspot, consumers should

select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a

browser. They are also pausing our data plans for 60 days giving all customers

Unlimited data for no additional charge. No disconnects or late fees will be assessed

during this period of time.Internet Essentials Free to New Customer and new education

provisions can be found further at: https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19

ATT has offered services similar to XfinityComcast. If they are your provider or eligible

to be your provider, contact them at 866-861-6075.

Charter/Spectrum Internet:

Charter Communication announced Friday morning it will offer free Spectrum broadband

and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do

not already have a subscription. A service of up to 100 megabits per second will be

provided. The offer begins Monday. Those interested in enrolling are asked to call

1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. Charter will

also open Wi-Fi hot spots across its footprint for public use.

 

 

Food from Sangamon and Menard County Schools:

Athens: Per Illinois State Board of Education, “All children age 18 or younger may

receive a free meal during school closure.” If you have not received a call from the

school, already, and you are interested in

participating, please contact the District Office at (217) 636-8761 or email Lisa Long at

llong@athens-

213.org. Please specify the number of lunches needed and which of the four locations

desired for pickup.

Locations include:

1. Athens High School parking lot

2. Cantrall Schools parking lot

3. Alliance Bank parking lot (south of Cantrall)

4. Fancy Prairie School parking lot

Pick up time at all locations is 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Auburn will be providing breakfast and lunch meal kits to all students who qualify for free/reduced meals.

Pick up will be outside of the high school cafeteria on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30-10:00AM.

Please stay in your vehicle and a staff member will deliver your meals to your car. Parents that need

meal kits delivered should expect those to arrive between 9:00-10:00AM. These will be porch drop off

only. To register for a meal kit for you child, please contact Melissa Warwick, District Social Worker,

at 438-9242.

Ball-Chatham: will be providing FREE grab-n-go breakfasts and lunches for our families

in need via curbside service at three locations: Chatham Elementary, Glenwood

Elementary, and Glenwood Intermediate this week (Tuesday-Friday) from 7:30-10:00 a.m.

Pick up will be at the front doors of Chatham Elementary and Glenwood Intermediate,

and the community entrance at Glenwood Elementary. We will continue to provide FREE

grab-n-go meals for families in need through Spring Break and also on March 30.

Families can pick up meals on Monday, March 23, and Thursday, March 26 at the same

locations (CES, GES, and GIS). The times for these pick-ups are 7:30-9:00 a.m. and 4:00

to 6:00 p.m.

Greenview: if you need to sign up for the lunch breakfast program please sign up. Email

food@greenviewschools.org to be a part of this program. This is free to all students in

our district. We will provide food for every child under the age of 18 in the home. This

starts tomorrow (Tuesday March 17th and will run Monday-Friday. We will drop food at

homes between 11:00 am and 12:30. THE STAFF WILL SET FOOD ON THE STEPS.

PLEASE REMEMBER SOCIAL DISTANCES AS WE DELIVER. Please contact the school if

you have any issues or questions

New Berlin: will serve the students who qualify for free/reduced in the National Breakfast

and Lunch Program a bagged breakfast, lunch and snack at their cars as a drive-up “grab

and go” service. Parents or guardians should come to the Elementary School at the front

entrance in circle drive. Someone will bring the meals to you. PLEASE STAY IN YOUR

VEHICLES. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Pawnee: the district is offering breakfast lunch to students during this time of school

closure from 9:00 to 9:30 daily. If you are interested in picking up a breakfast lunch

please visit the Pawnee School website and complete the summary titled Food Service

Survey on the front page of the website.

Pleasant Plains:

Porta: will begin offering Breakfast and Lunch to those who wish to participate beginning

Tuesday March 17, 2020 . The Meal program will be offered to all PORTA Families with

Children un d er 18 in the household and those meals will be free. Meals will be grab and

go and will include a breakfast and lunch in each bag , with the exception of Tuesday

March 16 , 2020 which will include two breakfast meals for the 17 and morning of the 18th.

Meals will be prepared at PORTA Central and should be picked up there between the

hours of 1 0A M 1 PM . A drive up grab and go method will be used at PORTA Central . While

we prefer t h at meals are picked up at PORTA Central we also understand that n o t all

families have the ability to travel to the school to gather meals . As such , we will travel to

Oakford Town Hall and Tallula Grade School, NSPOA (Jellystone ) and Menard Electric

and pass out meals according to the schedule above . In special circumstances we will

deliver to households if that household will call their school office and ask for specific

deliver instructions . If you would like to participate in the free meal program please email

lunc h @ porta 20 2 .org before 8 am on Tuesday , March 17th and give the number of

individuals who are under 18 in your household . A t any point our families may opt to

take the free meal , please feel free to send your info to the lunch email . If you are unable

to email please call your Building office and your information will be passed along .

Riverton: Riverton has six designated food drop sites as well as pick up at each of your

schools. This will happen on March 18, 23, and 30 with our food service making enough

food for families in the days between each date (Breakfast and lunch only). This service

is run solely by teacher/staff volunteers and our paid food service employees.

Rochester: Beginning on Wednesday, March 18 Rochester Schools will begin meal

distribution for students who are currently receiving free and reduced meals. The initial

meal distribution will be on Wednesday, March 18 which will contain three meals. We will

have a second meal distribution on Monday, March 23 which will contain five meals.

There will be a third meal distribution on Monday, March 30. At this time, this distribution

will consist of only one meal unless the school closure is extended. If any of this

changes, further communication will be sent immediately. If this applies to your family

and you are interested in accessing grab and go meals, please send an email to

lunch@rochester3a.net no later than Monday, March 16 by 8:00 a.m. In your email please

include your students’ names and grade levels, as well as which distribution dates you

will be attending.made for pick up. Pick up locations and times will be posted on the

school website Monday, March 16 by 8:00 pm

Springfield District #186: MEAL INFORMATION Free, bagged grab-and-go breakfast and

lunch will be available for pickup from 8:30 AM to 10 AM as follows: Beginning Tuesday,

March 17 - Drive up, Grab-and-Go Lanphier High School Southeast High School

Springfield High School Franklin Middle School Beginning Thursday March 19, 2020 -

Drive up, Grab-and-Go Lanphier High School Southeast High School Springfield High

School Franklin Middle School Food will be distributed from a First Student Bus in these

locations: Washington Middle School - Wilcox Elementary School Feitshans Elementary

School Ridgely Elementary School Jefferson Middle School The Pinewood Apartment

Complex Office, 1665 Seven Pines Rd, Springfield, IL 62704 Antonio's Pizza, 2701 W

Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL 62704 (In the north parking lot) Grace Presbyterian Church,

1800 N Grand Ave W, Springfield, IL 62702

Tri-City- Pick Up Time & Location for Student Meal DistributionThursday (03/19) Pick Up -

8:30 am to 9:30 am in the school parking lot in front by flag pole. (Do not get out of your

car). We will come out to your car. This will be Thursday & Friday distribution.Spring

Break: March 23 - 27 Monday (03/30) Pick Up - 8:30 am - 9:30 am in the school parking lot

in front by flag pole. (Do not get out of your car). We will come out to your car. This will

be Monday's distribution.

Williamsville- we will be offering a free sack lunch to all of the students who are currently

qualified to receive free- or reduced-priced lunches.These lunches will be available for

pickup at Sherman Elementary School between 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. on Mondays and

Thursdays. Our plan is for cars to pull up to the school gym door, and the lunches will be

handed through the car window. At that time, we will ask for the student name(s) who will

be receiving a sack lunch in order to check them off of our list.Monday’s afternoon

pickup will include 3 sack lunches (for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). Thursday’s

pickup will have 2 sack lunches for Friday and Monday.Every lunch will include: a

sandwich, fresh or canned fruit, fresh vegetables, baked chips or packaged snack, and a

milk carton. The sandwiches will rotate every day for the 5-day period: turkey/cheese

sandwich, grilled cheese sandwich*, mini cheeseburgers (2-pack)*, ham/cheese

sandwich, and a stuffed pepperoni (turkey) sandwich*. Items listed with an asterisk (*)

will need to be heated by microwave or in an oven.Please note: For food safety all sack

lunches must be refrigerated until eaten.In order to have enough lunches prepared, we

request that you reply to this email ( osman@wcusd15.org ) to confirm YES or NO: YES,

you will be picking up lunches each Monday and Thursday for your student(s), or NO,

you will not be picking up lunches for your student(s). Please commit to picking up the

lunches every Monday and Thursday during the entire school closing; we will not be able

to fluctuate the number of lunches between days of the week.If your reply is YES, that

you will be picking up lunches, please also send the name and current grade of each

student. These sack lunches will be distributed beginning this Thursday afternoon, March

19

 

 

TRANSPORTATION:

SMTD - 217-622-1217 * will NOT collect fare or transfers fees on fixed route or paratransit

services

SMART - 217-679-5009 * will NOT collect fare or transfers fees on fixed route or

paratransit services

 

 

THE UNITED WAY RELIEF FUND:

UW has set up an economic relief fund. They will help with bills, rent, and food. Contact

866-211-9966 and give them your zip code. They will then provide you a list of local

agencies that are providing assistance.

 

 

UTILITY ASSISTANCE:

Providers have agreed to delay disconnections during this time. CWLP: Project RELIEF

is a CWLP program that offers financial assistance to customers with overdue electric or

water bills who are facing service cut-off due to nonpayment. Qualifying customers must

have a total household income for the previous 90 days of no more than 150% of the

Federal Poverty Guidelines and must also have exhausted all other sources of assistance

including those mentioned below. Customers may be required to cover some portion of

their delinquent bills in order to receive help from Project RELIEF. The first step in

applying for Project RELIEF is to call the CWLP Project RELIEF Office at 217.789.2414.

The program coordinator will conduct a telephone interview with you to determine if you

meet the basic requirements for participation. If you do, an appointment will be

scheduled for you with Fifth Street Renaissance, which administers the program for

CWLP. Sign-up for Project RELIEF