Social Services Resources: National and Local Hotlines
In addition to counseling and other healing therapies, our therapists recommend these national and Illinois community resources.
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National Social Services Resources
If you’re feeling as if you may harm yourself or are feeling suicidal, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
Call, Text, or Chat: 988
You may also call the Suicide Lifeline’s toll-free number: 800-273-8255.
If you’re in immediate danger, call:
Other National Resources
Text: HELLO to 741-741
English and Spanish
Also offers Online Chat support
First Responder Support Line
A resource for first responders.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers education and support for people with mental illness and their families or loved ones.
Text: NAMI to 741-741
Spanish and English
LGBT National Help Center
The LGBT National Help Center serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning community by providing free and confidential peer support and local resources.
The National Hotline is available for people of all ages who are seeking confidential peer support, information, local resources, and more.
Online Peer Support Chat (limited hours)
Moderated Youth Chatrooms (19 and younger, specific days/hours)
Illinois and Northwest Suburban Chicago Social Services Resources
Law and Legal Aid for Domestic Violence, Immigration, or Housing
The North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic offers free legal services to anyone in a domestic violence situation. It also offers free, confidential legal services to low-income residents in suburban Cook County and Lake County, Illinois, who are experiencing immigration or housing issues.
English, Spanish, and Polish
Call or email for an appointment:
Food and Housing Resources for Domestic Violence and More
WINGS provides housing, education, support, advocacy, and other services to help protect adults and children to break the cycle of domestic violence.
JOURNEYS | The Road Home
JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides shelter, services, and housing to those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in suburban Cook County.
Northwest Compass provides emergency services, education, and empowerment for individuals and families who are vulnerable or in a crisis.
Willow Creek Care Center
Willow Creek’s Care Center offers services that help meet the immediate needs of individuals and families as well as long-term services.
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Schedule a Phone Appointment
Child Safety and Other Important Illinois Resources
Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Illinois
Illinois Department of Human Services
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