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Chicago Area Human Services
Resources intended for crisis level help for near-homeless individuals, but may be of use to other generally needy or unemployed.

Best immediate advice:
DHS: 800-843-6154
http://www.dhs.state.il.us
"Department of Human Services" - Fairly easy to get LINK card (foodstamps) for $100+/month, sometimes on the spot with just a few hours wait. Also provides employment counseling. Call for locations. They recommend you apply online or download forms at http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=33698

Any library:
http://www.chipublib.org
Even out of state ID can be used for web access, and reference librarians are trained for job and aid search help. Harder with no ID.

Any Salvation Army:
http://www.salarmychicago.org
Many generous services.

Shelters:
List of many: http://warmwishes.com
Metro Family Services: 773/371-3700, 3249 N Central, metrofamily.org
Women's shelters: ?
Specific relion shelters: ?

Questions effecting procedures and referrals:

Was previously receiving services?
SSI?
Disability?
At home aid?
Food stamps?
Disaster?
Emergency?
...

Reason for leaving (if relocating):
Battery?
Fear?
Disaster?
Job?

Special conditions:
Psychiatric?
Medical?
Criminal?
Military?


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2009.02.02