Community Resources

The resources below are offered by community organizations and businesses that are not affiliated with District 146 or any of its schools. The links provided below do not constitute an endorsement or approval by District 146.

Community COVID-19 Testing Sites


Information from the Illinois Department of Public Health

What to do if you have symptoms of COVID-19
What to do if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19
What to do if you test positive
Who to call for more information

Internet Access

Affordable internet services
Xfinity WiFi home hotspot information
Xfinity hotspot finder
AT&T information

Utility Support

1-800-EDISON1 (1-800-334-7661)
Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. 
Assistance Available

  • CARE Customer Hardship Grants.
  • COVID-19 Financial Bill Assistance. 
  • Flexible, Extended Payment Arrangements. 
  • Waiver of New Deposits and Fee Relief.
  • State and Federal Financial Energy Assistance.

Nicor Gas 

Social Emotional/Mental Health Resources

IDHS: School Based Mental Health Resources
Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Talk to Your Child
Disasters and Scary Events: Helping Children Cope
Helping Children Cope with Emergencies
Manage Anxiety and Stress
Returning to School After an Emergency or Disaster: Tips to Help Your Students Cope
Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events
SAMHSA: Tips for Social Distancing (PDF Document)
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (PDF Document)
UNICEF - Dealing with Coronavirus Anxiety (Video)
A Trauma-Informed Approach to Teaching Through Coronavirus
Northwestern University: Strategies for Coping with Isolation and Loneliness
From the School Nurse: Take 5 and Breathe

Food Pantries

Note: Eligibility for some of these resources may depend upon your home address of your. 
Tinley Park Food Panty
6875 173rd Place, Tinley Park, IL. 60477 (708) 614-7739
Service Areas: Tinley Park and Orland Hills

Redeemer's Lutheran Church Free Little Pantry
4955 W. 158th Street Oak Forest, IL. 60452

VKMI Hattie B. Williams Food Pantry
5217 149th Street, Oak Forest, IL 60452
(708) 331-3511
Service Area: South Suburbs

Together We Cope
17010 Oak Park Ave. Tinley Park, IL. 60477
(708) 633-5040
Service Areas: Bremen, Orland, Palos and Worth Townships

Orland Township Food Pantry
14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, IL. 60462
(708) 403-4222

Local Resources

Cook County Department of Public Health
Illinois Department of Public Health
Tinley Park Information
Oak Forest Information
Orland Park Information
Resources from South Cook ISC
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