Southside Critical Resources

Critical (Last updated on 6/4)

Food pantries, grocery stores, and pharmacies that are confirmed open

Organizations that are providing grocery donations and/or deliveries: 

Resources for black parents: 

Beginning 6/22, in conjunction with The Resurrection Project, the Chicago Resiliency Fund will award $1,000 stimulus payments to Chicago residents who did not receive a stimulus payment from the federal government, due to ineligibility.  Eligible individuals may include those who are undocumented, dependent adults, mixed-status families, and college students. More information on eligibility and the application process can be found here:


 Food pantries/soup kitchens

Chicago Department of Public Health 


Mental Health:

  • 24-hour IDHS mental health support: text “TALK” or “HABLAR” to 552020 to receive a call from a counselor at a community mental health center
  • Bright Star Community Outreach – Trained mental health professionals serving as trauma counselors available through their free hotline. 1 –833 – TURN123, Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m

Alderperson Offices: