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Two Disaster Recovery Centers in Chicago Have Childcare This Week

Release date: 
June 5, 2013
Release Number: 
4116-IL NR-036

AURORA, Ill. – Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are offering childcare services for visitors seeking in-person information on FEMA assistance for the recent flooding that took place from April 16 to May 5.

Volunteers from the Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief will be providing the free childcare at the DRC in North Park Village and in South Chicago from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. through this Friday, June 7.

The Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief is a FEMA voluntary partner agency that has been providing much needed assistance to survivors throughout the state by cleaning out and removing debris from damaged homes. Providing childcare at the DRCs is another way the organization is supporting storm survivors.

It is not necessary to visit a DRC to receive FEMA assistance, but for those who have additional questions or would like more information on other programs, it is an additional option. Individuals can register online at or via web-enabled phone at Applicants may also call 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. If you use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS), call 800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT seven days a week until further notice.

The DRC locations are:

North Park Village

5801 N. Pulaski, Bldg. C

Chicago, IL  60646

Hours: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily

Royal Savings Bank

9226 S. Commercial Ave.

Second Floor

Chicago, IL 60617

Hours: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily

(Bank parking is free but limited. Additional free parking is at 9137 S. Exchange Ave.)

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Last Updated: 
June 5, 2013 - 13:00
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