50th Ward 

COVID-19

Response

The resources on this page were compiled to help neighbors stay informed about local impact of the COVID-19 virus, connect to resources, and provide mutual aid in this time of need. 

Our community is full of helpers.

 

Please fill out the volunteer form to indicate the capacity with which you are able to provide mutual aid.

You can fill out the above form or call our hotline 773-888-0469 between 5-7pm to request help. 

Solidarity Signs

A 50th Ward Small Business Fundraiser

We are partnering with Life Quilt Foundation, "stitching the community together with resources," for our 50th Ward Small Business Fundraiser because we know that supporting immigrant students and families means supporting the small local businesses that allow them access to their culture, their language, their life essentials, and their livelihood.

In such an unprecedented time, our kids need their world to be as stable as it can be. They do not need to worry about where they will buy their food or how their family will earn a pay check. What's more, supporting small businesses means vulnerable residents do not need to ride the bus to buy their essentials and stores will be able to access more means to ensure safe practices during COVID-19. This fundraiser is about brining our community together in a time when we must stay apart. In the end, we hope we will all be stronger for it. We will be asking community orgs and PTAs to nominate the businesses and share 100% of the funds among the nominees.  

Donate any amount, message your address to @Hallefor50 (on Facebook) and receive a free window sign! Life Quilt Foundation is a 501c3, so ask your employer about matching opportunities!

Undocumented?

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Immigrants, with or without documentation, are eligible for COVID-19 testing through a new "public charge" rule. Those experiencing a medical emergency, those pregnant, and those under the age of 18 are also eligible for healthcare services through hospitals that recieve federal funding. 

Local Relief Funds

Rogers Park & West Ridge Covid-19 Mutual Aid

This is a facebook group for West Ridge and Rogers Park specific Covid Mutual Aid Network. They're a group of autonomous neighbors working together to get supplies and aid to our neighbors, using facebook to coordinate and share up-to-date information.

Indo-American Center

Stockpiling groceries and working from home are a luxury that many low income immigrants can not afford.
IAC is collecting donated items to distribute. Please drop off your donation to the Center between 9 and 3 Monday through Friday. 

For more information:
(773) 973-4444
Ext 115

Chicago Service Relief

Because the federal tipped minimum wage is still just $2.13/hour, we're trying to raise $213,000 to give no-strings-attached cash assistance to tipped restaurant workers, delivery drivers, personal service workers and others affected by coronavirus and the economic downturn.  

Small businesses with links to GoFundMe pages or links to purchase gift cards please fill out this form and we will amplify your needs here. 

Click the picture to be directed to the GoFundMe or GiftCard pages for local businesses. (Note: As of 4/6/2020, Cary's Lounge is the only fundraiser of the below that has claimed the efforts from GoFundMe. I did call each of the businesses to inform them. 

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The One Fair Wage campaign has launched an emergency cash relief fund and is offering $213 in cash for any tipped worker affected after some states including Illinois temporarily shut down bars and restaurants to stop the spread of the virus. 

Looking to Understand Some Local

Legislative Proposals in Response to COVID-19?

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