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The City of Joliet encourages residents to rely on only trustworthy sources, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Illinois Department of Health, Will County Health Department, or local and state public health departments, for information about COVID-19. 

Community Organizations

Phases 3 and 4 of the Restore Illinois plan allow the organizations below to reopen with a series of safety measures in place specific to each industry. In order to best inform our residents, the City of Joliet recommends that residents check the websites of these organizations or call directly for the most up to date information concerning day-to-day business operations.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

 State of Illinois

 Kendall County Health Department

  • COVID-19 Information
  • Behavioral Health Support - If you are feeling emotional distress or need emotional support, call the health department's 24/7 hotline at 630-553-9100

 Will County 

United Way of Will County

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, United Way of Will County has enacted a Disaster/Crisis Protocol aimed to:

  1. Identify resources for those in need. To seek assistance we encourage one to call our 24/7 Helpline operated by Crisis Line of Will County; Phone: 815-722-3344; Website: www.willfinduhelp.org.
  2. Identify opportunities to help those in need. .  Our Online Volunteer Center: https://uwwill.galaxydigital.com/, is currently equipped with an on-going list of in-kind donations needed, as well as a link for volunteers to give their time. 
  3. Enact local response donation fund.  With the surge in unforeseen needs, it is critical that these organizations have the resources they need to continue to operate at the highest capacity. A donation to the Will County COVID-19 Response Fund will support the agencies that are ensuring our neighbors can access basic needs in this time of crisis. To learn more about the COVID-19 Response Fund visit: https://www.uwwill.org

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

The following resources are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

  • Local Crisis Text Line: Text ‘REACH’ to 741741
  • Kendall County Crisis Hotline: 630-553-9100
  • Will County Crisis Hotline: 815-722-3344
  • State COVID-19 Support Text Line (Call 4 Calm): Text ‘TALK’ or ‘HABLAR’ to 552020
  • Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255
  • Addiction Hotline: 800-662-4357
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Hotline: 800-662-HELP
  • Eating Disorder Hotline: 800-931-2237
  • LGBTQ Support Line: 866-488-7386
  • Veteran Crisis Line: 800-273-8255

Senior Services of Will County

Joliet Library

Joliet School District 204

Joliet School District 86

Joliet Junior College

University of St. Francis

Greater Joliet Area YMCA

Joliet Area Chamber of Commerce

Silver Cross Hospital

Amita Health Saint Joesph Medical Center

ComEd

Early Childhood Education

The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Education has developed a COVID-19: Emergency Child Care for Communities & Providers webpage to connect you with information to understand your options for offering and accessing child care for essential workers within your community during this pandemic. Through this page you can learn how childcare programs can apply to become an Emergency Child Care Center, how childcare homes can operate as license-exempt homes serving six or fewer children, and how communities can ensure that parents are connected to the resources they need. This information and webpage can also be found under the For Families and Children resource page of the state is COVID-19 response site, coronavirus.illinois.gov.

 

Community Assistance

Governor Pritzker recently announced a $900 million package of equity-driven community and business grantsintended to help those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and compounded by property damage and civil unrest.

Poverty Alleviation Strategies: $32.5 million provided to residents and services to mitigate poverty. Actions begin in June and continue through the summer.

Emergency Rental Assistance: $150 million program for Illinois tenants unable to pay rent. Program launches in August 2020.

Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program: $150 million program for Illinois homeowners to provide mortgage support payments. Program launches in August 2020.

 

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