Emergency Aid

Housing insecurity includes a complex set of housing challenges, including the inability to pay rent or utilities, moving frequently, loss of housing or living in an apartment or house above capacity.  What that often looks like in colleges is students sleeping on their friends' couches or floors, living out of their cars or staying in overcrowded apartments.  Friends and family can kick you out at any point and they do, so students are living with their items in a bag ready to be evicted and find another place to live.  This is a constant stressor, which impacts students' mental health and wellness.  Chicago State University House Liaison is responsible for providing assistance to any student that identifies as housing insecure or at risk for housing insecurity.  There are a number of housing resources that are available with links to explore housing options.  However, if you are seeking support and are feeling overwhelmed, please visit the CSU Counseling Center for assistance.

Housing Resources

Food Pantries

Place Date/Time Location
Chicago State University Thursdays 3:00-6:00 pm Cordell Reed Student Union, Room 180
St. Moses the Black Parish Tuesdays 5:30pm-7pm
Wednesday 10am-12pm
331 E. 71st Street Chicago IL,60619
Pilsen Wellness Center Thursdays 10am-12 2938 E 89th St, Chicago, IL 60617
Hyde Park Kenwood - Food Distribution Center Saturdays 10am-1pm 5600 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, Located in Hyde Park Union Church
Kleo Community Family Life - Food Distribution Center Food Pantry 119 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL 60637, Located in KLEO Community Family LIfe Center
Shepard's Hope

Food Pantry:
Tue & Thu 10am-2pm Sat 9am-12pm
Proof of name and adresss to obtain.
Family Feeding center serves

Hot Lunches:
Mon,Wed, &  Fri

Sat from 9am-11am
& Family dinner Mon -Thu 5-7pm

838 W. Marquette Rd Chicago, IL 60621
Whole Fold Ministries Wednesdays 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM 956 W 103rd St
Roseland Christian Ministries Thursdays 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10858 S Michigan Ave
TRCDO Harvest for the World Saturdays 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM 1415 W 104th St
Zion Lutheran Church Thursdays 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 9905 S Winston Ave
(St. Ailbe) Fridays 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM 9057 S Harper Ave
Carey Temple AME Food Pantry Wednesdays 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 7157 S Greenwood Ave
First Presbyterian: Kimbark Thursdays 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 6400 S Kimbark Ave.
Parkway Garden Christian Church Fridays 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 6600 S Martin Luther King Dr.
Martin Temple Community Mondays 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 6930 S Cottage Grove Ave.
Carlene S. Lilly Seed of Hope Food Pantry Saturdays 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 740 E 77th St.