Resources for Disaster Victims
If you don’t have a personal computer available to you, public libraries often allow Internet access free-of-charge.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or call TTY 1-800-462-7585 for people with speech or hearing disabilities.
- Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)
Region Two – Dixon, Illinois – 815.288.1455
Region Three – Seneca, Illinois – 815.357.8963
Region Four – Des Plaines, Illinois – 847.294.4717
Region Six – Springfield, Illinois – 217.782.0922
Region Seven – Champaign, Illinois – 217.352.0163
Region Eight – Collinsville, Illinois – 618.344.1024
Region Nine – Flora, Illinois – 618.662.4474
Region Eleven – Marion, Illinois – 618.997.5847
- Illinois Legal Aid – http://www.illinoislegalaid.org/
Prairie State Legal Services – http://www.pslegal.org/
Regional offices – http://www.pslegal.org/locations.asp
Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation – http://www.lollaf.org/
Regional offices – http://www.lollaf.org/office.html
Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago – http://www.lafchicago.org/
Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation – 773.321.7900
- Illinois Lawyer Finder Service (ISBA)
The service can refer you to a private practicing lawyer in your area who has agreed to provide an initial half-hour consultation for a fee not to exceed $25. There is no obligation to hire the lawyer.
- International Red Cross
Illinois Red Cross Chapters can be located by entering your Zip Code
- Salvation Army
Click on “Programs that Help” then “Disaster Relief”
- Office of the Illinois Attorney General – Consumer fraud issues
- University of Illinois Extension – Disaster Information
- Illinois Department of Insurance
- Illinois Department of Public Health
- Illinois EPA
- Illinois State Police
Note: This information was prepared as a public service by the Illinois State Bar Association. Every effort has been made to provide accurate information at the time of publication. For the most current information, please consult your lawyer. If you need a lawyer and do not have one, visit our lawyer referral page.
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