Getting Help

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United Way COVID19 Fund

United Way will help you find resources you need. You can look here: or call 211 or 888-865-9903 (toll free).


Public Benefits

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See Food


See Unemployment

Rent Assistance and Housing Insecurity

See Housing


  • C-U MTD is providing free rides on the reduced (university break) service schedule, with larger capacity buses & other vehicles to allow social distancing. For more info call 217-384-8188 or go to MTD's COVID-19 page. CUMTD requests that passengers enter and exit through the rear door, if possible.
  • Amtrak has changed some of their schedules and cancelled some routes. They are waiving all the fees for changing your trip up until April 30. For more info:

Child Care

Utilities and Internet

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  • Fussy Baby Network, Erikson Institute During this time of being home more, the Erikson Institute is offering support through phone call consultations, email consultations, video home visits, parent web groups and Facebook live groups for infant massage, baby yoga, and play. There are NO FEES during the shelter in place order. Phone: 888-431-BABY Email: Facebook: @fussybabynetwork
  • Everyday Early Intervention During Coronavirus For parents of young children (birth to three), this site provides tips on helping children learn with everyday moments in your home.


Small Business


If you're an immigrant in need of relief, you can apply to the NAWC Immigrant Relief Fund here. See also the New American Welcome Center on Facebook at and Immigrant Resources

Mutual Aid

See Mutual Aid