Many of us want to do something to help during this crazy time. Here's how you can help
#1 SHOP/ORDER LOCAL
Call in orders for food and other needs here locally. If we don't support our home town businesses, they may not be open when we need them. See below for our spreadsheet of food places and their hours for take out!
#2 COMPLETE THE 2020 CENSUS
This pandemic has shown the need for well-staffed, well-stocked public health units at both the state and local level. And that takes money, much of which comes from the federal government based on the
population figures. We want our fair share and that means a COMPLETE COUNT of everyone for the 2020 Census!
#3 KEEP YOUR DISTANCE AND WEAR A MASK
Whether you're out and about, or walking in your neighborhood, keep that 6 ft. physical distance from others. We ARE making a difference!
SPECIAL PROGRAM - Tuesday, April 21st at 1 PM
Chef Susan Maddox shares recipes from staples in your pantry digitally! Go to our website (top of our Homepage) tomorrow at 1 PM to view the video and get the receipts!
ALL in for Illinois!
You should remember that you and your family are not alone. You have friends and colleagues coping with the same dilemmas that you are; text/talk to them. But if you do feel alone and isolated, the Illinois Department of Health Services is providing two new services for Illinois residents during this time:
Illinois Call4Calm Text Line
If you or a loved one are struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need emotional support, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People seeking assistance will remain anonymous and will provide only their first name and zip code, which enables the service to link you to a counselor in your area who is knowledgeable about available local resources.
Illinois Warm Line
If you or one of you family members has mental health and/or substance use challenges and would like to receive support by phone, call the Illinois Warm Line at 866-359-7953. Wellness Support Specialists are professionals who have experienced mental health and/or substance use recovery in their own lives. They are trained in recovery support, mentoring, and advocacy and are ready to listen and support you. The Warm Line is not a crisis hotline, but is a source of support as you recover or help a family member to recover.
- Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm except holidays
Nancy Ashbrook, Executive Director
847-683-3216 to leave a message or
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org