Resources

One Chicago was founded on a set of values that believes no matter who you are or where you came from, Chicago will always be a welcoming city. And that all Chicago residents, regardless of immigration status, should have access to City services.

For more information, contact the National Immigrant Justice Center or call (312) 660-1370.

The City of Chicago has partnered with Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center to provide free legal consultation and representation to immigrants.

Learn more about this program or call (312) 660-1370.

“Chicago is With You” task force member, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR Chicago), launched the Travelers Assistance Project to provide legal assistance to anyone who is traveling or has travel plans which could be affected due to the travel ban executive order. Learn more about the program here http://tapus.org/

The best protection we can provide our newest Americans is citizenship, and it’s easier than most people think.
National Partnership for New Americans
Every person has legal rights in the United States – including undocumented immigrants. The City has partnered with The Resurrection Project and other nonprofit organizations to provide educational materials and trainings.

Learn more about these programs or call (312) 666-3062.

The Chicago Municipal ID card was established to bring Chicago together as one community. It will enable Chicagoans to obtain an optional, valid, government-issued ID they can then use to access a range of services from both the private and public sectors. The Office of the City Clerk will be administering the program by the end of 2017.

Find out more information including who can apply and what types of benefits will be associated with the card.

For mental healthcare and wellbeing for children please visit: Center for Childhood Resilience .

For direct services for children or adolescents, please contact the Illinois Screening, Assessment and Support Services Program or call (800) 345- 9049.

For mental health services for adults, contact the Chicago Department of Public Health or call (312) 744-1906.

For immediate medical attention, call 911.

As a welcoming city, Chicago does not conduct immigration enforcement, and the Police Department will not ask about the immigration status of crime victims, witnesses, or other people who ask for help.

For emergency assistance, call 911 for police help. For non-emergency assistance, call 311 for city services.

If you feel you have been the victim of a hate crime, call 911 immediately. Or contact the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations at (312) 744-4874.

For more information on Chicago city services, visit www.cityofchicago.org.
Centro Romero

Centro de Trabajadores Unidos (CTU)
Communities Served: Deering, East Side, Hegwisch, Jeffrey Manor, South Chicago, South Shore

Erie Neighborhood House
Communities Served: Little Village, Northwest Chicago

Heartland Alliance
Communities Served: Albany Park, Belmont Craigin, Bridgeport, Edgewater, Englewood, Humboldt Park, Ravenswood, Rogers Park, Uptown, West Garfield Park

Indo-American Center (IAC)
Communities Served: West Ridge and Rogers Park areas in Chicago as well many clients from Skokie, Niles, Des Plaines and other neighboring North/Northwest suburbs

Instituto del Progreso Latino
Communities Served: Little Village (South Lawndale), Pilsen

Korean American Resource and Cultural Center (KRCC)
Communities Served: Irving Park, Jefferson Park, Lake View, North Mayfair, North Park, Ravenswood Manor

Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP)
Communities Served: Chicago Lawn, Gage Park, West Elsdon, West Lawn

United African Organization (UAO)
Communities Served: Bronzeville, Chatham, Edgewater, Rogers Park, South Shore, Uptown

The Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) promotes sensible immigration reform that support the economy of Illinois, provides Illinois companies with both the high-skilled and low-skilled talent they need, and allows the integration of immigrants into our economy as consumers, workers, entrepreneurs, and citizens.

Learn more about IBIC and immigration-related resources for employers, entrepreneurs or employees or send an email to the organization.