OUR SERVICE AVAILABILITY

Last updated: APRIL 16, 2020

Early Childhood Education & Family Hub locations are closed indefinitely until further notice.

Adult Day Service center in Bronzeville is closed indefinitely until further notice.

Home Care services remain open to assist vulnerable seniors across the Chicago metropolitan region bringing them much needed support and care during the pandemic. Apply for jobs here.

Latest Chicago Commons Updates
4/9 Message to Supporters
4/16 Message to Early Education Families and Employees
4/16 Message to Adult Day Service Participants

Support Chicago Commons COVID-19 Relief Fund

Child Care and Educational Resources

These are working documents and will be updated regularly.

Chicago Commons Activities for Parents and Children During Early Ed Suspension – in English and Spanish

Child Care and Education Resources for Families

Cuidado Infantil y Recursos Educativos – Español

Week of the Young Child Daily Activities

Actividades Para la Semana del Dia de Los Niños – Español

Resources for Families for Learning at Home – in English and Spanish

Tips for Young Parents

YouTube Video: Story Time with Teacher Bailey of Guadalupano Family Center

Video de YouTube: Hora del Cuento con Jesús Oviedo – Español

YouTube Video: Story Time with Ms. Marcia

YouTube Video: Story Time with Ms. Hunter

YouTube Video: Story Time with Ms. Elizabeth of Guadalupano Family Center

Leveraging Technology

Early Education: During the COVID-19 pandemic, our centers are leveraging the power of technology. In addition to weekly calls to families, we are also provide technology-based learning for families.

-Teachers and family workers are conduct visits with children as both check-ins and to support families with virtual lessons – reading, activities, and lessons.
-The early education team is currently integrating an app called Ready Rosie — an evidence-informed and research-based family engagement and early learning resource – to support virtual learning.
-Teachers are creating virtual story time and placing it on YouTube for families to view.
-Centers are also utilizing a text message platform to communicate these resources to families through a monthly digital newsletter.
-Lastly, teachers continue to receive professional development via technology platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

Senior Services: During the COVID-19 Pandemic, our team is leveraging the power of technology to support our participants. In addition to weekly phone calls, the team is hosting virtual programming with participants via Zoom and Microsoft Team to conduct wellness checks, virtual activities like arts and crafts, virtual education for seniors and caregivers, and virtual exercise with a program participants.

Family Hub: During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Family Hub team uses technology like Zoom and Microsoft Teams to work with partners to identify resources and advocate for resources for the families. In addition, the Family Hub is also using technology like Zoom and Microsoft Teams to deliver workshops to families in the areas of financial literacy, health and wellness, workforce / careers, and leadership.

Financial Assistance

List of COVID-19 Financial Assistance Resources

Two Months of Free High-Speed Internet from Comcast

Medical Assistance

List of COVID-19 Medical Assistance Resources

Lista de Recursos de Asistencia Médica de COVID-19 – Español

Housing

List of COVID-19 Housing Resources 

Lista de Recursos de Vivienda de COVID-19 – Español

Food

List of COVID-19 Food Resources

Information About Coronavirus

Illinois Department of Public Health Information About Coronavirus
State of Illinois Coronavirus Resources
State of Illinois Coronavirus Response
City of Chicago Coronavirus Resources
Centers of Disease Control (CDC)
COVID-19 Other Resources
Otros Recursos del Coronavirus – Español