Bensenville/DuPage County Community & Business Assistance Resources

DuPage County Health Department COVID-19 Testing Sites

  • DuPage CRIS (Community Resource Information System) is a resource for housing, health and medical, legal, employment, transportation, food, and income support in DuPage County. CRIS is managed by DuPage County Community Services Intake and Referral, where they connect DuPage County residents with programs that can assist in many areas of need. Learn more

The DuPage County Community Services Department’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) program assists low-income households by offsetting the rising cost of home energy through direct financial assistance, energy counseling, outreach and education. An overdue bill or disconnect notice is not required to receive LIHEAP assistance. For more application information, including how to apply, or to schedule a phone appointment, DuPage County residents may call (630) 407-6500, (800) 942-9412 (toll-free) or visit: www.dupageco.org/LIHEAP/

The Bensenville & Wood Dale Food Pantry remains open to serve the community. However, to ensure the health of its volunteers and its continued service, their hours of operation have changed. They will now be open only on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., located at 192 S. Center Street in Bensenville. Learn more

 

Looking for DuPage county food pantries? Visit: communityhungernetwork.org

Unemployment Due to COVID-19 Business Closures

workNet DuPage is committed to providing workers and businesses with every tool in their arsenal to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic stronger than ever. Learn more

 

Illinois workNet, along with affiliates and community partners, provide one-stop delivery of services, connecting individuals, employers, and education and workforce partners to career  planning, education and training, employment resources and tools and workforce programs.  Illinois workNet seamlessly connects people to local and statewide in-person and online services and is open to all Illinois’ citizens, employers, and education and workforce partners. Learn more

Applying for Unemployment Benefits

Access information regarding how to apply for unemployment through the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). Access IDES services, learn how to file an unemployment insurance claim, and more.

 

The new federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program via the Illinois Dept. of Employment Security, provides benefits for many individuals who have been determined ineligible for state unemployment benefits, including self-employed workers and independent contractors. Learn more

DuPage County Small Business Assistance Programs and Services

In an effort to assist small businesses and independent contractors impacted by COVID-19, DuPage County in conjunction with Choose DuPage is providing grants to use for employee retention payroll, utilities, and rent. Learn more 

To help entrepreneurs and small business owners find the help they need, Innovation DuPage has compiled a list of resources targeted at COVID-19 related business challenges. See the list

Find information and resources regarding workNet DuPage business services related to COVID-19.

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