Chicago

Don’t give up. You are not alone.

On this page, we have listed several resources in this community which are there to care for you. This list is not exhaustive, but it can serve as a bridge to help. It was collected in honor of your story and the stories of people around you. We encourage you to remember your journey is unique—and that every step forward is worth it.

Local

Community Counseling Centers of Chicago Crisis Line
(773) 769-0205
Provides free, confidential crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and information and referral services by licensed clinicians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

National

Crisis Text Line
Text TWLOHA to 741-741
A trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds quickly.

National Hopeline Network
1-800-784-2433

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1 (800) 273-8255

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
1-800-656-4673
24-hour Chat: online.rainn.org
24-hour Chat (Español): ohl.rainn.org/es/

The Trevor Project (LGBTQ)
1-866-488-7386

Treatment Referral Hotline
(Substance Abuse)
1-800-662-4357

911 AND ANY LOCAL EMERGENCY ROOM ARE ALSO GREAT RESOURCES IN TIMES OF CRISIS.

Local Treatment Resources

To obtain more local mental health referrals in Chicago, dial 211 or visit  211.org.

Linden Oaks at Edward
Edward.org/LindenOaks
1335 N Mill St
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 305-5027

The Family Institute at Northwestern University*
Family-Institute.org
618 Library Pl
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 733-4300

Genesis Therapy*
GenesisTherapy.org
6006 W 159th St, Bldg C
Oak Forest, IL 60452
(708) 535-7320

Alexian Brothers Health System
wrt.lv/AlexianBrothers
1650 Moon Lake Blvd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
(800) 432-5005

Jewish Child & Family Services*
jcfs.org
216 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60606
(855) 275-5237

* Clinics or counselors that offer low-to-no cost counseling services or a sliding scale fee

Support Groups

There are support groups that exist for a variety of struggles in addition to these listed here.

Alcoholics Anonymous
AA.org
ChicagoAA.org
(312) 346-1475

Narcotics Anonymous
NA.org
ChicagoNA.org
(224) 730-9048

Al-Anon Family Groups
Al-Anon.AlaTeen.org
NIAFG.org
(312) 409-7245

National Alliance for Mental Illness
NAMI.org
Offers support groups and resources for individuals struggling with mental health.
IL.nami.org
(800) 346-4572

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
AFSP.org
If you’ve lost a loved one to suicide, AFSP can help connect you to a local bereavement support group in your area.
AFSP.org/SurvivingSuicideLoss 
AFSP.org/Illinois

In The Rooms
InTheRooms.com
Free worldwide directory of anonymous 12-step meetings for those seeking help or in recovery, as well as friends and family of people in recovery.