J-HELP Online Resource Directory

If your financial circumstances have recently changed, you may be worried about meeting your family’s healthcare needs, putting food on the table, or paying your rent, mortgage and utilities. If you are feeling overwhelmed or unsure of how to plan for your new financial needs, the J-HELP Online Resource Directory provides tips, FAQs, and general resources to help. The directory is divided into four categories with information and links to on-line and community resources that may be of assistance. Click on the links below to go directly to the desired page.

Another component of the Online Resource Directory is a Searchable Database, comprised of more than 5,000 community resources that can expedite more targeted searches based on location and service needs. Whether you are looking for the nearest food pantry, information about childcare, senior services or employment assistance, the directory’s searchable database can help you find the support you need within your community.

The Online Resource Directory and Searchable Database was funded with a generous grant from the Polk Bros. Foundation

J-HELP: A Boost in Tough Times is a special initiative launched by JUF/Federation to address emerging community needs resulting from the economic downturn. While JUF/Federation allocates more than $20 million annually to provide for community safety net services, the J-HELP initiative is enabling us to respond in targeted ways to increased community needs.

For more information about Federation Agencies and the services they provide: CJE: SeniorLife, Jewish Child and Family Services, Jewish Vocational Service, Jewish Community Center of Chicago, Sinai Health System, Dina and Eli Field EZRA Multi-Service Center, The ARK