TWE is working to support the different community needs during this time. While this is unprecedented times, the resolve of our staff and volunteers has been amazing. If you are a family in need or know someone in need please call our office at 773.488.6600 or use this link to complete our intake form and someone from our team will call you back. Our priority is to support families that have been laid off from work so p;lease be patient with us as we work to serve so many in need. To date we have serviced over 1,000 families with COVID resources to help families to get through this hard time.
Our mission is to continue to provide quality services and help convene resources and partners during times of need. We are redoing some of our approaches and thinking about how Teamwork Englewood can show up for those in need for not just now but for the next few months.
We want to make sure you are doing well during this time, here is some information about COVID-19 from the City of Chicago's COVID information page.
There is no treatment or cure for COVID-19. For most people, the illness is generally mild and can be safely managed at home. Testing is only indicated for individuals who are at risk of serious illness, like people over 60 or with underlying medical conditions. It’s important that we follow these testing guidelines to protect healthcare workers and avoid spreading the virus in our communities. Everyone, regardless of whether they have symptoms, should practice social distancing and good hand hygiene.
(Due to high demand, Oak Street Health is focusing on vaccinating patients and community members who live near our centers and who are 65+ in age.)
Stay healthy, stay safe.
Cecile DeMello, Executive Director
TWE continues to support the community with our programming for ex-offenders, women and families, and all Englewood residents. Please call 773-488-6600 and someone from our office will call you back, you can also complete our needs survey and someone will get back to you from our organization.
Teamwork Englewood and RiseKit have partnered to create a portal for ex-offenders to gain employment resources. Click here to sign up.
Chicago Connected is a groundbreaking program that provides no-cost, high-speed internet service to CPS students in their households. This first-of-its-kind program will be one of the largest and longest-term efforts by any city to increase internet access for students over the course of four years.
For more information click here. To find out about your eligibility, click on the tab on the website.
As for utilities, Peoples Gas announced it would push disconnecting service and waive late fees until May 1. The company has a moratorium on shut-offs in winter which typically lasts until March 31. ComEd also is suspending disconnections and will waive late fees until May 1, then working with customers on a case-by-case basis for payment plans.
Here are the following policies which will be in place for Xfinity the next 60 days:
No Disconnects or Late Fees: Comcast will not disconnect a customer’s internet service or assess late fees if they contact them and let them know that they can’t pay their bills during this period. Comcast says care teams will be available to offer flexible payment options and can help find other solutions.