As you all may know, we have been receiving migrants from Texas since the end of last year. The 40th Ward Office has continued to receiving calls from recently arrived folks who are looking for housing, financial and job-seeking support as our new neighbors. The City, State and Community Based Organizations are continuing to work on rapid response and long-term integration for our new neighbors.
If your agency or organization has buildings or spaces that can be used as temporary shelter locations that can accommodate 75+ people daily, please fill out the New Arrivals- Available Buildings or Spaces form.
Our local community service agency serving immigrants in the 40th Ward: Centro Romero is actively assisting in these efforts. Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), The Resurrection Project (TRP) and worldrelief are other organizations across the state of IL who are assisting with this effort. Please see the IL Access to Justice website to see a listing of all partners across the state for legal assistance. If you are interested in acting as a supporter for an asylum-seeker, please see the US Citizenship and Immigration Services humanitarian section.