Community Resources


Health Emergencies

In a medical emergency, call 911

Mental Health Crisis Lines

Community Counseling Centers of Chicago, C4, Services & 24-Hour Crisis Line, 773-769-0205
Trilogy Crisis Line, 800.322.8400
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 24hr crisis line, 312-926-8100
24-Hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800-273-8255
CARES Line  (Call if your child is a risk to themselves or others, having a mental health crisis, or for referral to services for children, youth, and families), 800-345-9049


  • The Crisis Text Line lets you text your feelings to someone who cares. Text HOME to 741741 and a trained crisis counselor will text back.
  • The Trevor Project offers young people in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386.

If you need to call 911 due to a mental health crisis, the National Alliance for Mental Illness offers these tips on Calling 911 & Talking with the Police.


More mental health resources

Thresholds Intake Line, 773-572-5500
Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare Intake Line, 773-382-4060

Domestic Violence Crisis

Sexual Assault/Rape crisis hotline 888-293-2080
Between Friends, 24 hr hotline, 800-603-4357

Domestic Violence Resources

Apna Ghar,  24hr hotline 773-334-4663 or 1-800-717-0757
City of Chicago Domestic Violence Helpline, 1-877-863-6338
National Organization for Victim’s Assistance 1-800-879-6682

Alcohol/Drug Treatment

Heartland Health Centers Medication-Assisted Treatment, call or text 312-590-2291
Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, 4840 N. Marine Drive, 773-878-9700
Alcohol and Drug 24hr helpline and treatment, 800-234-0420
Alcoholics Anonymous 24hr helpline, can help locate meetings, 312-346-1475
Narcotics Anonymous 24hr helpline, can help locate meetings, 708-848-4884

Child and Elder Abuse

Child Abuse Hotline 800-252-2873
Elder Abuse Hotline 866-800-1409

Developmental Disabilities

Anixter Center, 2001 N. Clybourn Avenue, 773-973-7900
Neumann Family Services, 5547 N. Ravenswood Ave, 773-769-4313


EZRA Multi-Service Center, 909 W. Wilson, 773-275-0866
Inspiration Cafe, 4554 N Broadway, Suite 207, 773-878-0981
Northside Workforce Center, 5060 N Broadway, 773-334-4747 x222


Greater Chicago Food Depository Food Bank Map
Hunger Hotline 800-359-2163

Homelessness, Tenants Rights, Housing

Access Living, housing for people with disabilities, 312-640-2100
Bedbugs-Call 311
Homeless-Call 311 or go to nearest hospital or police station
Housing Opportunities for Women, 1607 Howard Street, 773-465-5770
Illinois Department of Human Services, shelter referrals, 845 W Wilson 2nd floor
Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing, 312-347-7600
Metropolitan Tenants Organization Renters’ Rights Hotline at 773-292-4988

Immigrant and Refugee Services

Cambodian Association of Illinois, 2831 W. Lawrence, 773-878-7090
Chinese Mutual Aid, 1016 W. Argyle, 773-784-2900
Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago, 1730 W. Greenleaf, 773-508-0303
Indo American Center, 6328 N. California, 773-973-4444
Middle Eastern Immigrant and Refugee Association, 6240 N. California Ave., 773-409-4597
Refugee One, 4753 N. Broadway, 773-989-5647
Southeast Asia Center, 5120 N. Broadway, 773-989-6927
Vietnamese Association of Illinois, 5110 N. Broadway, 773-728-3700

Legal Services

Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, 312-341-1070
Uptown Peoples Law Center, 4413 N. Sheridan Road, 773-769-1411
Centro Romero, 6216 N. Clark Street, 773-508-5300
Midwest Immigrants’ Rights Center, 312-660-1370


Violence Resource Hotline 773-871-CARE (2273)
Lesbian/Gay Hotline (referrals, support, crisis intervention) 773-929-4357

Senior Service Centers

Offering a variety of services and activities for seniors:
The Northeast (Levy) Regional Center, 2019 W. Lawrence Avenue 312-744-0784
Edgewater Satellite Center, 5917 Broadway 312-742-5702

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program

City of Chicago, 845 W. Wilson 312-744-0073/1365 or 312-724-1733
WIC/CEDA 1516 W.Howard, 773-338-7334

Medication Disposal

Find a convenient site to dispose of over-the-counter medications when they expire or are no longer needed, Cook County MEDS