COVID-19 Resources

We’ve compiled a list of resources to help you get through this tough time. We’ll do our best to provide the latest, most accurate information.

Please visit our COVID-19 Updates page to see which Ladder Up services are available at this time.

Scroll through our most recent posts below. You can also click on a category in the left sidebar to view a list of specific information.

Food Bank Directory
Browse a list of all the Emergency Food Programs provided through Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens in Chicago, Illinois and surrounding cities that I have located.
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Mental Health Helpline
NAMI Chicago’s free and confidential Helpline is open seven days a week, staffed by clinicians and peers who can guide you through types of treatment, lend a compassionate ear, connect you to legal and housing support, and can also provide resources for mental health professionals and clinicians.
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Illinois Free Clinic Directory
Through the efforts of the Illinois Associate of Free Childcare clinics (IAFCC) and others, approximately 42 free and charitable clinics have been identified in Illinois. These clinics are distributed across Chicago, the collar counties and rural Illinois.
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College CyberGuidance
During the March 23, 2020 school closure in response to COVID-19, Mendota High School Counselors invited colleges and universities to complete an outreach survey for MHS students and parents.
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Illinois Student Assistance Commission COVID-19 Response
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has created a page to provide updates about changes they are making and options they offer to support all Illinoisans with college planning and financial aid as we work together to help slow transmission of the virus. https://www.goladderup.org/illinois-student-assistance-commission-covid-19-response/  
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