Mr. & Mrs. Kang Moy Chiu & Frances Woo Chiu

Weiss Memorial Hospital 

Mr. & Mrs. Thu Le To and Tieu Phuong Diep

Mr. & Mrs. Kim Chau

TO PROTECT OUR CMAA COMMUNITY FROM COVID-19, CMAA WILL BE CLOSED FOR ALL IN-PERSON PROGRAMMING & MEETINGS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

As a community-based nonprofit organization, CMAA places the utmost importance on the health and well-being of our clients and employees. We ask that everyone take care to socially distance themselves and stay home whenever possible, only leaving for essential duties/tasks.  

Until it is safe for us to reopen, CMAA will be conducting as many services as possible virtually and via phone.

CMAA CONTACT INFORMATION DURING COVID-19

CMAA COVID-19 DIRECT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

 

COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES

COVID-19 TESTING SITES IN ILLINOIS

COVID-19 HEALTH CARE RESOURCES - HEARTLAND ALLIANCE

COVID-19 CITY OF CHICAGO COMMUNITY RESOURCES

COVID-19 ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES (IDHS) COMMUNITY RESOURCES

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS: CMAA GUIDELINES FOR IDES APPLICATIONS

FEDERAL PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE (PUA) PROGRAM RESOURCES

COVID-19 SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES

COVID-19 INTERNET & TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES

 

CMAA Contact Information During COVID-19:

To schedule a phone appointment, please call our Chicago office line at (773) 784-2900 or email us at info@chinesemutualaid.org.

Please see below for specific department contact information: 

To schedule a phone appointment, please call our Elgin office line at 847-289-1138 or email us at cmaaelgin@chinesemutualaid.org.

Please see below for specific department contact information: 

 

For CMAA COVID-19 Direct Financial Assistance Program: 

CMAA is offering direct financial assistance to low-income families who have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. If you have been struggling financially with rent payments, mortgage payments, utilities, purchasing groceries or meeting any other immediate needs as a result of this crisis, please refer to the program eligibility criteria below. 

 

Recipients must:

  • Have a pre-crisis income that is 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI)

  • Show that they have experienced a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis (documentation can include an unemployment insurance claim, a notice from their employer about layoffs or furloughs, pay stubs, etc.)

If you are eligible to apply, please fill out the application below and email it to COVID19Resources@chinesemutualaid.org. Please note that filling out this application does not guarantee an award due to limited funding, however, we will be expanding the program as resources become more available.

CMAA COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program Application

 

For Health and Safety Guidelines regarding COVID-19, please refer to this document from 48th Ward Harry Osterman's Office:

48th Ward Newsletter

 

For COVID-19 testing sites from the Illinois Department of Public Health, please follow this link:

COVID-19 Testing Sites

 

  For COVID-19 health care resources available at Heartland Alliance Health Centers, please follow these links:

 

For City of Chicago COVID-19 resources and links, please follow these links:

COVID-19 Community Resources (English)

COVID-19 Community Resources (Chinese)

COVID-19 Community Resources (Vietnamese) - Coming Soon

COVID-19 Community Resources (Tagalog)

 

For COVID-19 Illinois Department Of Human Services (IDHS) Community Resources, please refer to this document from 13th District Greg Harris's Office:

IDHS Resources

 

For Unemployment Benefits, please refer to our CMAA Guidelines for Illinois Department Of Employment Security (IDES) applications

CMAA Guidelines for IDES Applications

 

For Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program Resources, please refer to the following information from 14th District Kelly Cassidy's Office: 

Those interested in applying should follow the Department of Employment Security's instructions to apply for regular state unemployment first, get a denial, and then apply for PUA. This program will provide up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to workers who would not usually be eligible for traditional benefits. This includes 1099 employees, independent contractors, gig economy workers, sole proprietors, and self-employed workers. Individuals may also be eligible if:

 

  • They have been diagnosed with COVID-19

  • Have a member of your household who has been diagnosed with COVID-19

  • Are providing care to a household or family member

  • Have primary caregiving responsibility for a child or other person who is unable to attend school or another facility as a result of COVID-19

  • Are unable to reach the place of employment because you have been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine

  • Were scheduled to start work and do not have a job as a result of COVID-19

  • Have become the major support for a household because the head of household died as a result of COVID-19

 

These benefits will be backdated to the date of your COVID-19 related job loss and can be retroactive as far back as February 2, 2020.

 

Individuals applying must first be denied regular state unemployment, and should have their 2019 tax returns uploaded within 21 days of filing for PUA. Other forms of proof of income can also be accepted and details and instructions on how to apply can be found hereClick here to apply. Unlike regular state unemployment, certification of benefits is required every week once you are approved.

 
 
 

For Internet and Technology Resources during COVID-19,

please refer to the following information provided by

Act Now Illinois and Chicago Furniture Banks:

  • The National Digital Inclusion Alliance has compiled an up-to-date webpage of resources for families and teachers in need of FREE and low-cost internet plans, and other digital materials during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

  • Everyoneon provides low-cost internet plans and affordable computers for families and educators. Click here to review their COVID-19 plans.

  • PCs for People provides FREE and low-cost computers to eligible families and non-profits. Learn more by clicking here.

  • Human-I-T gives low-income individuals and nonprofits technology, internet, and digital training. Click here to read more about accessing this program.

  • 'A Computer for Every Child & Home' is a program launched by Newtech E-Scrap Recycling to provide recycled, used, tested, and operating laptops and/or complete desktop packages with internet capability at an average price of $100 per unit.  If you or your organization is interested in purchasing, then please reach out to Alan Mesh at alanm@ntesrecycling.com

  • Internet Essential program by Comcast is a very cheap wifi plan for eligible low-income households. This program includes free wifi modem installation, two months free ($9.99 per month), and amnesty until June 1st (meaning all previous unpaid bills are forgiven). Learn more by clicking here.

We wish you all health and safety during this turbulent time, and look forward to resuming regular operations at a later date.

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1016 W. Argyle Street
Chicago, IL 60640

Tel:  (773) 784-2900  

Fax: (773) 784-2984

Email: info@chinesemutualaid.org

164 Division St. #305

Elgin, IL 60120

Tel:  (847) 289-1138  

Fax: (844) 269-7844

Email: cmaaelgin@chinesemutualaid.org

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