In response to Governor Pritzker's Shelter in Place order, the Innovate Springfield office is closed and staff are working remotely. We hope you are all healthy and safe with all of the provisions and support that you need. The Springfield community has come together like never before to support small businesses and neighbors who are experiencing hardship. If you're like us, you're no doubt buried in COVID-19 response and resources. Our aim here is not to overwhelm you, but to continue to serve as a reliable resource hub.

Resources for your business //


SBA Disaster Loan Program





Free consulting //

Resources for our greater community //


Innovation Resources //


Resources for self-care //

  • If you suspect you may have contracted the COVID-19 virus, call the Memorial Medical Center respiratory clinic hotline 217-588-4019 for a pre-screening evaluation.  

  • Illinois Department of Public Health FAQ on COVID-19

  • Memorial Behavioral Health has instituted the Memorial Emotional Support Line for children, teens and adults that is staffed with licensed behavioral health providers. The line accepts calls 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM seven days a week and is  217-588-5509.

  • Memorial Behavioral Health Hotline: The hotline, 217-588-5509, operated by trained mental health professionals, will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, for the foreseeable future.

  • 24/7 Crisis Hotline: Crisis Text Line, which can be reached at 741741, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255 or 1-800-273-TALK