Welcome!

Thank you for visiting the Hyde Park & Kenwood Interfaith Council website. The Hyde Park & Kenwood Interfaith Council is a collection of organizations in the Hyde Park and Kenwood areas that are working together to form stronger interfaith bonds in our community. Please feel free to peruse our site to learn more about our history, who is part of the council, what programs we work with, and how YOU can get involved.

If you are here to make a donation, feel free to find our easy online donation button on the left side of the screen or under our site menu list! Thank you in advance for your contribution!

NOTICE ON COVID-19

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads quickly around the globe, there are increasing concerns about the challenges faced by the vulnerable people in our community.

Our mission is to help those in need. We are working closely with our partner organizations to fund additional food and other assistance.

In compliance with the CDC’s guidelines on COVID-19, some of the programs have changed the ways they serve. You can find these updates on our website; however, we recommend that you call before you go.

Hunger Programs (Some food pantry service providers are looking for mask and glove donations, open the page for their contact information.)

Caseworker Services are temporarily stopped at this time.  For help applying for medical assistance or SNAP (food stamps), call 1-800-843-6154 or apply online at https://ABE.Illinois.gov.

Illinois Department of Commerce has recently launched a new initiative to help families, in particular, to help them access and afford home energy assistance and other essential services during COVID-19, the pre-online application can be found at https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/CommunityServices/HomeWeatherization/CommunityActionAgencies/Pages/HelpIllinoisFamilies.aspx

Social Security Administration (SSA) is still assisting clients through phone calls. You can call 877-402-0824, (TTY)1-800-325-0778 9:00am-4:00pm Monday thru Friday. A local representative may also schedule an appointment if they cannot help by phone. Please note walk-in visitors are not accepted at this time. Click HERE for more info.

If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance in our community, please email hpkinterfaithcouncil@gmail.com. Click HERE if you look for more available resources.

Meanwhile, we encourage our members to pray for the frontline healthcare workers and those who are affected by COVID-19. We are in this together, we will get through it together.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.