COVID-19 Resources

Church Community Coordinated Response to COVID-19

The mission of One Body Collaboratives is to mobilize, coordinate and further develop church resources to Rebuild Lives and Transform Our Community.  As we are in the midst of understanding how the COVID-19 virus will continue to affect our community, we cannot think of a better time for us to show our mission in action.  

To that end, please email Mary Cacioppi at Mary.Cacioppi@OneBodyCollaboratives.org with information about how your church, missions teams or ministries are preparing to assist those in need during this time.  We will be keeping this page updated with all of the services that our churches will be providing, as well as any additional information we recieve from our community in terms of resources.  

Church Resources

PREPARING  Your CHURCH for Coronavirus (COVID-19) A Step-by-Step, Research-Informed and Faith-Based Planning Manual: Click HERE to View

Community Resources

17th Circuit Court
All civil cases suspended or rescheduled, orders of protection still available

Carpenters Place
Adjusted waiting and seating areas to achieve safe distance between guests; eliminated meal lines/serve individually; eliminated on-site volunteers; no home visits to housing programs/phone and email only

Community Action Single Point of Entry
Intake by phone only

Jubilee Center
Closed, handing out sack lunches and for one on one crisis

Prairie State Legal Services
Office is closed, contact by phone, online, referral. Same services

Rockford Housing Authority
All business by phone, emergency repairs only

Rockford Rescue Mission
Limited both men’s and woman’s shelters to 60, enhanced protocol for sleeping arrangements, meals grab and go, Rockford Rescue Mission is actively maintaining any changes to services on their website here: https://www.rockfordrescuemission.org/covid-19-updates/

Rockford Township
All financial operations continue. All business by phone fax email

Shelter Care Ministries
Housing staff working via phone only except for new move-ins, office closed

Veterans Affairs               
The VA Homeless Program office specifically is closed to veterans and visitors.  Staff is working via phone only, UNLESS there are extenuating circumstances.  MADISON VA Hospital and the Rockford Clinic are closed to visitors and guests. All non-essential appointments are being cancelled/rescheduled or being changed into phone/video appointments.  Screenings are also being done at all entrances of the clinics and hospitals. We are currently working with those who are literally homeless, however, a lot of it is depending on whether our local partners, landlords, etc. are as well.

Ware Center (Rosecrance)           
Entrants being screened for virus

Winnebago County Housing Authority    
All business by phone, emergency repairs only

The Workforce Connection offices will be closed to the public. Individuals filing for unemployment can still file online or call and file by phone. Additionally, individuals in programs can still connect with their case manager through phone or email. 

Zion/ Grand Hotel
Closed to all but residents

www.weconnectrecovery.com is an on-line A. A. meeting for those in recovery who cannot get out to a meeting because of the CORAD-19 virus

Payment Assistance Programs
ComEd flexible payment arrangements: www.ComEd.com, or 800-334-7661

RMTD is waiving bus fees through April 1st. 

Nicor Gas assistance program: www.nicorgas.com/residential/billingandpaymentoptions/energy-assistance-programs.html