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This comprehensive guide was created to address the needs of the immigrant and refugee community in the state of Illinois. ICIRR will update this resource list as more information becomes available.

For questions contact Evelyn Venegas, Family Support Coordinator at created this list of national and state-by-state resources for undocumented community members.


For local resources, click the link above and scroll down to find the section on Illinois. 

The Chicago COVID-19 Hardship and Help page was created by Chicago organizers Kelly Hayes and Delia Galindo to offer a simple way for people in the Chicago area to ask others for assistance during this crisis. Whether you are a parent whose income has dried up, a struggling freelancer, or enduring any other financial strife during this crisis, please feel free to share your story and ask for whatever financial help you need.


To post a request for help, you can fill out this form

As a result of COVID-19, Chicago's beloved street vendors have been greatly impacted. Street vendors have been some of the people most impacted by this pandemic. Most of them did not receive a stimulus check, don't qualify for business relief, and have lost most of their revenue with the Stay at Home Order. 


Increase The Peace Chicago's Street Vendor Relief Fund aims to support  street vendors with financial support during this time. Citizenship is not be required to apply nor receive assistance. However, street vendors must reside in the City of Chicago.  In addition to the cash assistance, applicants will be directed to resources or organizations that might be able to provide long-term assistance to meet their needs. The applications will be reviewed by our Covid-19 Response Team.


If you have any questions, e-mail 

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