To that end, we have compiled a number of resource information to help during this difficult time:
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VIRTUAL YOUTH PROGRAMS:
Click here for a list of all SHMUSY virtual meet ups!
ON-LINE PROGRAMS & CLASSES:
Click here for a list of all Anshe Emet virtual programming.
Lakeview/Lincoln Park Mutual Aid Network:
The Covid-19 pandemic is putting pressure on all of our support networks. It’s especially important right now that people who are in need get connected to people who can help.
National Refugee Shabbat 5780/2020
National Refugee Shabbat 5780, which will take place on March 20-21, 2020, is a moment for congregations, organizations, and individuals around the country to dedicate a Shabbat experience to refugees and asylum seekers.
The COVID-19 outbreak is scary and disruptive. Yet, even as we make adjustments to our lives and how we gather in community, the world’s refugees and asylum seekers still deserve our support Learn more here.
Virtual Activity/Engagement Resources
Institute for Jewish Spirituality free daily online meditation and free Jewish mindfulness meditation starter kit
PJ Library Resources for Quarantined Families
Virtual Programming for Every Jewish Teen, Anywhere and Everywhere
Hillel@Home for college students
24/7 Crisis Assistance through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
• 1-800-273-(TALK) 8255
• Text 741741 for a 24/7 crisis text line – a live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds quickly
Friendship/Crisis Line for adults over 60 or adults with disabilities: 1-800-971-0016
Virtual 12 Step Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous Virtual Meetings
Al-Anon Electronic meetings for loved ones of those struggling with addiction or in addiction recovery
Alateen Chat Meetings for youth ages 13 – 18 impacted by a loved one’s addiction:
Families Anonymous Virtual Meetings for family members of those with addiction or in addiction recovery
SHALVA’s 24/7 Help/Crisis Line: 1-773-583-HOPE (4673)
Those in abusive relationships may be at heightened risk if they are isolated or quarantined with their abusive partner.
US Small Business Administration: Coronavirus Disaster Assistance
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn more here.
Hotline for Concerned Illinois Residence
Illinois has established hotlines for residents concerned about COVID-19. Residents outside Chicago can call the hotline with general questions about at 800-889-3931 or email DPH.SICK@illinois.gov. The number for Chicago residents is 312-746-4835 Monday through Friday during business hours and 311 during evenings, weekends and holidays; they can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.