Proviso Partners For Health News:
The health and safety of all Proviso, Cook County, Chicago, and Illinois residents is a priority for Proviso Partners For Health. We will be posting and updating information, links, and health tips from reliable sources .
What we can all do: Wash our hands, help our neighbors, help the most vulnerable, be decent, and support each other!
Covid 19 Virtual Town Hall and Health Information
Friday May 22, 2020, 10:00 am
Trinity Health Community Resources:
Loyola Medicine Telehealth Visits
Trinity Health Resource Hub
Government and Schools:
Chicago Archdiocese Information
Local Government Sites:
Information from Senator Dick Durbin
Village of Maywood
Forest Preserves of Cook County
Park District of Forest Park
Re-Open Westlake Hospital NOW!
Resources for Students and Parents
The Ultimate Guide to Working from Home with Kids
Coronavirus Resources for Parents
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The Coronavirus
Coronavirus Comic For Kids
The Little School - How to be a Germ Buster!
Health Materials from San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD)
Local News Sources:
Village Free Press
Block Club Chicago
WASH YOUR HANDS!
When Someone at Home Gets COVID
Secondhand Smoke and COVID
Indoor Air Quality Fact Sheet
APHA Fact Sheet-English
APHA Fact Sheet-Spanish
Stop the Spread of Germs_Eng
Stop the Spread of Germs_Span
Covid19 Stay Healthy from the AHA
Staying Healthy Facts and Advice, University of Chicago
RHA (Respiratory Health Association)
Cook County Dept. of Public Health (CCDPH)
Cook County Government
Cook County Health
Illinois Dept. of Public Health (IDPH)
Illinois Covid-19 Response
Centers For Disease Control (CDC)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Loyola University Medical Center
University of Chicago Medicine
Proviso East HIgh School School-Based Health Center
World Health Organization (WHO)
Emotional reactions to this emerging health crisis are expected. Remind yourself, your family and your friends that feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed or having other symptoms of distress such as trouble sleeping is normal. If symptoms become worse, encourage them, and yourself, to reach out for support and help.
Tips on stress and coping, with specialized advice for parents, responders, and people who have been released from quarantine. (CDC)
City of Chicago Resources
NAMI Helpline Mental Health Counselor
Call 311 or directly at 833-626-4244
NAMI Support Groups
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Articles for Family Caregivers
Self-Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic
How Do I Deal with My Mental Health During Coronavirus
Bright Star Community Outreach
Trauma counseling helpline at 833-TURN-123
Chicago Department of Public Health Mental Health Centers
Free teletherapy services 312-747-1020
Crisis Text Lines: Text SHARE to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor, 24/7, for free, confidential support. Crisis Text Line counselors are available to connect about anxiety related to the coronavirus, isolation, school, financial stress, and other concerns.
Food Security Information
Good food is a prime concern now. Food pantries, soup kitchens, and even PP4H's VeggieRX are all affected by the Covid-19 precautions. Listed below are links to local groups but please call or check in with them before traveling to the site.
D209 Free Grab & Go Breakfast and Lunch
D89 Grab & Go Breakfast and Lunch
Apply For SNAP Benefits
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Windy City Harvest
Windy City Harvest Farm on Ogden
Quinn Center Hunger Ministry
Age Options of Oak Park
List of Local Food Pantries, etc.
Housing Forward / PADS Shelter
Helping Kids Who Need Food
Access Community Development Resource Guide: https://cclfchicago.org/assistance-chicagoland-covid-19-community-development-resource-guide/
American Hospital Association (AHA) - Advancing Health Podcast Featuring PP4H's Dr. Lena Hatchett :
A Hospital and a Community Work in Partnership During a Pandemic
Housing Action Illinois:
COVID-19 Resources Related to Housing & Homelessness
Help With Your Rent
Can I be Evicted?
The Preservation Compact - Coronavirus Resources for Illinois Renters and Owners
Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
From April 3 - May 13, 2020
Thanks to the hard work from community businesses, volunteers, and donations, this is what we have accomplished:
Bags of Food Distributed: 1146
Number of Households Served: 568
Number of People Served: About 707
Targeted Impact: 77% of households served include an older adults
We are all in this together - thank you everyone!
PP4H uses groups called Hubs to organize areas of interest
Representing community organizations and residents, members align with one or more PP4H Hub to advance policy, systems and/or environmental changes for a collective impact to improve community health and economic growth.
Pick-Ups: Any Maywood resident or current VeggieRx participant (from the Park District VeggieRx setting)
Delivery: Any VeggieRx participant OR any Maywood resident who answers yes to any of the below:
Distribution is assessed every week depending on availability, need, and CDC guidelines for social distancing/shelter in place.
If you or someone you know needs food, please call or text to sign-up at (708) 397-6012, or sign-up online at bit.ly/maywoodfood. Signing up gives our team the information we need to confirm eligibility before we respond.
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