Please see below for community resources available to you during this time.

FOOD ASSISTANCE
As of April 20th, we are accepting new food pantry clients. Our food pantry has switched to a home delivery model. We are prioritizing seniors and homebound residents in our community. Space is limited. We are only delivering food to residents in 60626 and 60645. If you need food assistance, call our main number at 773-262-6622 and press 0 to speak with the operator. If you call outside of regular hours, please leave your name, address, and phone number and we will add you to the list if space remains. You can also contact the Greater Chicago Food Depository to learn more about food resources near you. The Depository’s phone number is 773-247-3663, or you can visit their website at www.chicagosfoodbank.org.

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES

If you need emergency domestic violence services, contact our Domestic Violence Hotline at 312-256-6242. The hotline is open for calls 24/7. If this is not an emergency, but you are looking for long term counseling and support, please contact Stacy Goodman, sgoodman@howardarea.org.

EMPLOYMENT

If you need assistance with finding a job or completing an unemployment application, call 773-262-3515 or send an email to chardwick@howardarea.org. Our case managers are working remotely, but they will assist you by telephone, email, or a web-based conferencing platform like Zoom.

EDUCATION

All of our adult education classes are suspended until shelter in place orders are lifted. If you need assistance with preparing for a high school equivalency exam, please call our main number, 773-262-6622, and select option 4 or send an email to mparker@howardarea.org.

REENTRY SUPPORT SERVICES

For information on assistance for parolees and individuals with a criminal background, please call our Reentry Support Center hotline at 773-332-6772 or send an email to jwilliams@howardarea.org.  If you reach the center’s voicemail, please leave your name and phone number. The Reentry Support Specialist will return your call within 24 hours.

MAIL SERVICE

Clients who receive mail at the main center may pick up their mail every Monday and Wednesday between 10a and 1p.

LOCAL SUPPORT FOR RESIDENTS OF THE 49th WARD

If you need local service in the 49th ward, you can contact the 49th Ward’s Rogers Park Community Response Team at 773-831-7668 or the 49th ward office at 773-338-5796.

If you need any further assistance or have questions feel free to reach HACC directly at 773-262-2622.

Wishing you health and safety during these times!