Community Resources

Community Resources

Village of Arlington Heights COVID-19 Updates 

The general phone number for Village Hall is 847.368.5000; for Public Works it is 847.368.5800 or email publicworks@vah.com; and for Police it is 847.368.5300 or email policemail@vah.com.   

Wheeling Township

Call (847) 259-7730 for questions about their active services. COVID-19 Services Document .

Arlington Cares

Local Nonprofit Group helping residents address their financial needs and also connect to additional community resources. Through collaboration with local agencies, they also help residents address multiple presenting challenges. 

Public Health Information

Cook County Public Health 

Internet Access

Library Wi-Fi is available outside of the building during regular hours.

Wi-Fi is available outside of some Arlington Heights Park District. Find Park District Buildings with Wi-Fi near you.

Free Xfinity Wi-Fi Hotspot Access  - Comcast is offering free access to its Xfinity hotspots. Find hotspots near you.

Legal Assistance

Illinois Legal Aid Online COVID-19 Resources 

Illinois Equal Justice Foundation

Mental Health Resources

In an emergency, dial 911. First responders are trained and equipped to deal with a wide variety of situations. If you are concerned for the mental health of yourself or others, local organizations have resources to help, including consultations by phone or video calls.

COVID-19 has presented challenges to all of us in many areas of life and we are experiencing increased anxiety and depression as a result. We have gathered some resources to help if you are in need of support

The following helplines are all available 24/7:

Call4Calm: Illinois free emotional support line announced by Governor Pritzker on April 11, 2020. Text TALK to 552020 and a mental health professional will call you. For Spanish calls, text HABLAR to 552020.

Residents can also text UNEMPLOYMENT, FOOD and SHELTER to 552020 and you will receive information back to help you navigate.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 (TALK) Free, 24/7 confidential support for people in distress. Website includes specific resources for COVID-19, as well as survivors of attempts, loss and disaster; deaf or hard-of-hearing, and other situations. 

Disaster Distress Helpline800-985-5990; text TalkWithUs to 66746; TTY: 800-846-8517

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741; available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the U.S. for anyone in any type of crisis, connecting them with a crisis counselor who can provide support and information. Coronavirus help is available online.

Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 or text to 838255. Deaf, hard-of-hearing can call 800-799-4889. Free, confidential resource connects veterans with a trained responder. This service is available to all veterans, even if they are not registered with the VA or enrolled in VA healthcare.

Resources

NAMI COVID-19 Guide - a helpful resource guide for yourself or a loved one experiencing anxiety during this time. Download this resource list for mental health help during COVID-19.

NAMI Barrington - is offering online support groups for individuals living with a mental illness (NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups) and for their families (NAMI Family Support and NAMI Parent Support).  The schedule varies week to week.  If interested, please call 847-496-1415 or email info@namiba.org.

NAMI National HelpLine Warmline Directory – a warmline is not a crisis line, but is phone support for those in need. This is a list of warmlines across the country.

Illinois Warm Line – free phone support for anyone living in Illinois. Available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  at 866-359-7953; TTY 866-880-4459

CDC

World Health Organization

Village of Arlington Heights Social Services call 847-368-5791 if you are in need of help.

Financial Assistance Application for Social Services – Counseling Subsidy, CAP Scholarship, Park Scholarship, Access to Care, Disability Services, and Nicor Share.

Kenneth Young Center - Call 847-524-8800 for information on mental health support. Support is available by phone.

WINGS - organization that provides victims of domestic violence and their children emergency shelter, counseling, transitional and permanent housing. Call 847-519-7820 for help and information.

Online Support

Daily Herald article, April 6, 2020:  Structure is key to maintaining mental health amid pandemic, experts say 

The Mighty COVID-19 online events

13 Mental Health Resources that Are Absolutely Free

Emotional Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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