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Mental Health Hotlines

988 is the a three-digit dialing code that will connect callers in crisis to trained counselors that will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

Crisis hotline, mental health evaluation, and other services for youth and adults with Medicaid.

Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a volunteer Crisis Counselor
Free 24/7 support at your fingertips.

Substance Use

1-833-234-6343 or text HELP to 833234
The only statewide, public resource for finding substance use treatment and recovery services in Illinois serving people using opioids and other substances, with or without insurance.

Mental Health for Youth

Mental Health information and resources for young people.

Helping young people talk about mental health.


Black-led & Trans-led org providing affirming, culturally competent, “for us, by us” resources in Chicago.

The Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the LGBTQ people of Chicagoland.

Rooted in LGBTQ+ liberation, Howard Brown Health provides affirming healthcare and mobilizes for social justice.

Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community. Trans Lifeline is run by and for trans people.

1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people.


Veterans and their loved ones talk about their experiences, challenges, and recovery.

(312) 942-8387 (VETS)
Or fill out the form here: Get Care
The Road Home Program is dedicated to the mental health and wellness of veterans, service members, members of the National Guard, reservists and families at no cost and regardless of discharge status.

1-800-273-8255 or text 838255
24/7, confidential crisis support for Veterans and their loved ones.

Housing Needs for Adults

If you are in need of an immediate shelter in the city of Chicago, call 311 to request assistance.

If you are sleeping in a shelter, outside, in a vehicle, or any place not meant for human habitation, call the Coordinated Entry Call Center to complete a housing assessment. Open Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 4:00pm. Please note: this may or may not lead to a housing option and does not solve your immediate housing crisis, but it will get you on a list to recieve services.

Housing Needs for Youth

CCBYS works to help young people who are seperated from their families. If you are under 18 and need a place to stay tonight call 877-870-2663.

1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)
The National Runaway Safeline (NRS) works to keep young people who’ve run away or are experiencing homelessness safe and off the streets. If you are under 18 and need a place to stay tonight, call 1-800-RUNAWAY

Shelters for Young Adults

If you are between 18 and 24, here are a few shelters just for young adults, that accept walk-ins.





Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

1-800-603-HELP (1-800-603-4357)
Between Friends is dedicated to preventing domestic violence and ending the cycle of abuse by equipping communities in Chicago with the tools necessary for everyone to feel safe and equal in their relationships.

The City of Chicago Domestic Violence Help Line is a 24-hour, toll-free confidential number that provides services and information for those experiencing domestic violence.

Operating 24/7, the Rape Crisis Hotline provides survivors and their significant others immediate support, crisis intervention and referrals for the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs.

1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and hotline—call for services and resources.

Mental Health and Psychological Services

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