Resources for those on the Frontlines

Health Care Workers and First Responders like you are heroes in the fight against COVID-19

I have said repeatedly throughout this fight that we must do everything we can to be responsive to the needs of our heroes on the front lines. You’ve got the city’s back and we’ve got yours.

-Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot

 

The city of Chicago is proud to provide the following resources meant to support you and your family as you support our city. Resources from across city agencies are compiled here to supply you with tools specifically for Health Care Workers and First Responders as you serve on the frontlines of our fight against COVID-19. Check back regularly as new resources are added.

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Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services

Emotional reactions to this health crisis are expected, especially for those on the frontlines. Free resources for Health Care Workers and First Responders are available. Resources include peer support groups through partnership with NAMI, individual and group therapist services provided by CDPH and a variety of apps available at no cost to help with anxiety, sleep and physical fitness.

Childcare

Childcare

For Health Care Workers and First Responders with children at home, dependable childcare services can be secured without charge through our partnership with Sittercity or at childcare centers across the city.​

Transportation

Transportation

Free and reduced fare transportation options to help Health Care Workers and First Responders get to and from work.

Housing

Housing

For Health Care Workers and First Responders who cannot go home without fear of potential exposure to others, housing options are available at a number of city hotels. 

Personal Protective Equipment

The following PPE has been distributed by the city of Chicago to area Health Care Workers and First Responders. This count is updated regularly as PPE is distributed.

Updated as of 5/08/20

Gloves
4,282,644
Masks (N-95)  
685,592
Masks (Procedure)
2,376,870