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Gingrich Library: Hip Hop Resource Guide: Community Resources

Community Resources

Rise & Shine: Summer Meals


Community Services: Information and Resources



Employment Resources

Summer Job: One Summer Chicago

Helpful Phone Numbers

  • Non-Emergency issues: 311
  • City of Chicago Department of Health: (312) 747-9884
  • City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services: (312) 743-0300
  • City of Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation: (312) 744-4611
  • City of Chicago Department of Transport: (312) 744-3600
  • Chicago Housing Authority: (312) 742-8500
  • Suburban Cook County Homelessness Prevention Call Center: (877) 426-6515
  • TRANS Lifeline: (877) 565-8860
    • Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid.
  •  TrevorLifeline: (866) 488-7386
    • A crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7

LGBTQIA+ Resources

Immigration & Citizenship

The U.S. Citizenship & Immigrations Services website offers forms, videos, and a range of resources for citizenship issues.

U.S. Citizenship

ACLU Immigrants' Rights

Founded in 1987, the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project is dedicated to expanding and enforcing the civil liberties and civil rights of non-citizens and to combating public and private discrimination against immigrants. To find out more, please see About the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project.

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is a national non-profit resource center that provides legal trainings, educational materials, and advocacy to advance immigrant rights. The mission of the ILRC is to work with and educate immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector to continue to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people.

Know Your Rights, Community Resources for Immigrants, Civic Participation Packet, Living in the U.S. Guide, Immigration Fraud Awareness, and DREAM Act

La Casa: Student Housing

Financial Literacy

To Your Credit

What is the true cost of a credit card? The video below is sponsored by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, The Milwaukee Public Library, Make-a-Difference Wisconsin and the American Library Association.

Introductory Resources

Free Credit Reports

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires that each of the nationwide credit reporting companies provide a free copy of your credit report once a year. Find out more at the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information website, or request yours at