Social Services

Social Services COVID-19 Update

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency please dial 911.

Elmhurst Public Library has set up a temporary Social Services phone number during the library’s closure, available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. A voicemail will pick up calls outside of these hours. All calls will be returned as soon as possible.

For housing or food insecurity, please click on the links below as most agencies are still operating, however some are on a modified schedule


People’s Resource Center Modified Hours

Information about unemployment benefits here. I am happy to help anyone remotely with their application.

Questions about stimulus checks? Find answers here.

Information about emergency SNAP benefits

Interactive map for free wifi locations

For information about DuPage County Property Taxes

Please take care of yourselves and loved ones and be well!

Social Work Office Hours

Anyone experiencing temporary or ongoing challenges may meet with the Social Services Specialist during office hours for one-on-one consultation and referrals on the 2nd floor in Study Room 4.5.

  • Monday 2-4 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
  • Thursday 2-4 p.m.

Appointments recommended, but not required. Appointments also available outside of office hours.

Contact Information

We can connect you with services for:

  • Food
  • Mental health
  • Housing
  • Substance abuse
  • Employment
  • Social Security
  • Benefits
  • Domestic issues


Links to places outside the Library

In the News

Dec. 10, 2019
Elmhurst Public Library Adds Social Worker to Staff

Dec. 20, 2019
Social services a new chapter in Elmhurst library offerings [published in Suburban Life, Dec. 20, 2019]

Social Service Programs

See events hosted at the Library