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West Town Nonprofit Raising Money For Undocumented, Self-Employed Clients In Need Of Aid

All donations will fund groceries, transportation costs, child care, rent and utilities for Erie Neighborhood House's clients.

Erie Neighborhood House, 1701 W. Superior St.
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WEST TOWN — A neighborhood social services organization is raising money for its clients who are affected by COVID-19 but cannot access government benefits.

The Erie Neighborhood House, 1701 W. Superior St., has created a Community Relief Fund to assist its clients — many of whom are undocumented or self-employed.

“There are resources like federal, state and city aid available to some during this period, but these benefits are not available to everyone,” said Kate Diveley, Erie’s director of marketing and communications.

You can help by donating online.

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All donations will go directly to Erie’s clients to help fund groceries, transportation costs, child care, rent and utilities.

While Erie Neighborhood House’s on-site operations have ceased, the staff is still employed and working remotely to offer phone consultations for immigration legal services and mental health counseling through teletherapy.

Childcare copays were also lowered to $1 for April and May.

The oldest settlement house still operating in Chicago, the Erie Neighborhood House elebrated its 150th birthday last year.

View a full list of programs provided by Erie House here. Learn more about the history of the Erie House here.

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