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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19


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Our Physical Offices Are Closed Until June 1 or Further Notice

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still open and here for you.  All of our staff are currently working from home, not at the office. Please call us or email us if you need help, or if you would like to get involved or donate.

For general questions, email us at WRDAinfo@wr.org or call our office number at 630.462.7566 and leave a message, and we will return your message within 24 hours.

If you know the contact of a specific staff person you are trying to reach, please contact them directly.

 

Service Availability

Immigration Legal Services

If you have a case open with our office, call and leave a message or email your representative directly. If you can't locate your representative's contact information, call and leave a message on our general ILS number at 630-462-7660 (DuPage) or 630.906.9546 (Aurora) and someone will respond within 48 hours. Please visit the Immigration Legal Services web page for more information.

Employment

Do you need help with a job? Please call or text your employment counselor if you need help.

Case Management

Do you need help with medical concerns, housing, Medicaid, food assistance, community resources, general questions or concerns? Please contact your case manager.

Children and Youth

For any questions about school closings, school registration, meals for your children, or general support, please reach out to your children and youth specialist.

English Classes Have Been Moved Online

To ensure the safety of our staff, students, and volunteers, we have decided to suspend our current trimester of English Language Learning classes has been moved online. Teachers will be instructing students via phone, text, WhatsApp, Zoom, and more. We are not registering new students for the summer. We will keep you informed of all changes as they happen.

Early Childhood Programming and After-School Clubs
Are Suspended

Early Childhood Programming  and After-School Clubs will also be suspended until June 1. Like our English classes, we will be constantly reassessing the situation and may extend the suspension of these programs beyond June 1. We will keep you informed of all changes as they happen.

UPDATE 3/23: Many school districts are providing meals for families in need. Please contact your local school district for more information.

Counseling

Do you have mental health concerns or a family crisis? Please call or text Laima at 630-399-9082 or email her at LZavistauskas@wr.org.

Individual Development Account (IDA)

If you are interested in our IDA savings program, please contact Sasha Brady at 630-849-9720 or sbrady@wr.org.

Church and Volunteer Engagement

Are you or your church looking for creative ways to help come alongside refugees and immigrants during this time? Please contact Keith at kdraper@wr.org or Holly at htseng@wr.org. Also see our donations page for more information about gift cards and items that can help meet current needs..

 

New to World Relief?

Are you new to World Relief and need help with employment, general assistance, or have mental health concerns? If you are new, please contact Jenn Hoffman at 630-407-4211 or jhoffman@wr.org to schedule an intake over the phone.

 

Please Stay Tuned for More Information

The rapidly evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic means that new information is always being made available. Please stay tuned to our website and our social media channels for any news pertaining to our programs and services. We are all in this together.


Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.