Here are some resources we have found to help anyone you may know in a crisis. While this list may seem overwhelming, please keep in mind that many organizations are stretched to their limits, both with resources and staffing. This may mean that wait times or appointments may be difficult to make in some cases. This is why we are trying to provide a more extensive list here, if you cannot get an appointment at one place try another, in the end it will take us all helping each other to connect everyone with the resources they need. 

And, for those who can, please consider finding an organization from the list below and supporting them financially. Every contribution helps make this world a more healthy place.

If you have other resources you feel we may have missed please email them to and we will add them tho this growing list. 

Below you will find sections, designated by color for the following resources:

  • NATIONAL (United States)

Suicide Prevention

Here are some immediate resources if you or someone you know is in an immediate crises. Please be aware that some hotlines may call emergency responders, including police. We will try to note that anywhere we are aware. 

SUICIDE HOTLINE: 988 – operators may call police or other crisis responders without the callers consent.

*We do not recommend calling 911 for mental health emergencies, however, if you are in Chicago and find no other option you can request a C.I.T. Officer for mental health related calls. 

Another alternative to 988 in Chicago is the Trilogy First-response Alternative Crisis Response Team


Warmlines are an alternative to calling hotlines, and are staffed by volunteers who are in mental health recovery programs. Here is a list by state of available warmline telephone numbers : WARMLINES

Online Resources

LatinX Therapists Action Network

Latinx Therapy

Therapy for Black Girls

Asian Mental Health Collective

South Asian Therapists


Psychotherapist association for gender and sexual diversity Inclusive Therapists

Innopsych – finding therapists of color

Institute of Muslim Mental Health

SEEMA – Directory of Muslim therapists

My Trans Health

Therapy for Black Men

Therapy for Queer People of Color

Emergency services for deaf people

Mad Queer

Harriet’s Apothecary

An intergenerational, healing collective led by the brilliance and wisdom of Black Cis Women, Queer and Trans healers, artists, health professionals, magicians, activists and ancestors.

Transgender Law Center

Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of gender identity or expression.

Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective

The Kindred Collective is a network of grassroots energy, body and earth based healers and medical practitioners seeking to create mechanisms for wellness and safety that respond, intervene and transform conditions of generational trauma and violence in our communities and movements.

Queer Crescent

Queer Crescent imagines futures where LGBTQIA+ Muslims are building possibilities towards collective liberation. Our work is shaped by resisting gendered violence through cultural organizing, base-building, and defining Muslimness as an expansive and racialized identity.

National Black Trans Advocacy Coalition

Our Mission help improve the black transgender human experience by overcoming violence and injustice in the world through the power, value and love of all people!

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective

BEAM is a national training, movement building, and grant making institution that is dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.

Center for Black Equity

To promote a multinational LGBTQ+ network dedicated to improving health and wellness opportunities, economic empowerment, and equal rights while promoting individual and collective work, responsibility, and self-determination.

Fireweed Collective

Fireweed Collective offers mental health education and mutual aid through a Healing Justice lens. We help support the emotional wellness of all people, and center the needs of those most marginalized by our society. Our work seeks to disrupt the harm of systems of abuse and oppression, often reproduced by the mental health system.

Transgender Professional Association for Transgender Health

The Transgender Professional Association for Transgender Health is the first global transgender healthcare organization headed by trans-identified health care professionals, broadly identified as researchers, clinicians, providers-in-training, activists and other service-oriented experts.


HEARD is a cross-disability abolitionist organization that unites across identities, communities, movements, and borders to end ableism, racism, capitalism, and all other forms of oppression and violence. HEARD supports disabled people and others who experience ableism by rejecting disability hierarchies and rigid definitions of disability, and by recognizing deaf people as part of disability communities. HEARD works to increase our collective capacity to identify, understand, and challenge oppression through grassroots advocacy, community organizing, peer support, mutual aid, education, and research.

Indigenous Circle of Wellness

Our mission is to provide quality wellness support that is culturally inclusive, centers Indigenous core values, and supports the healing of Black, Native/Indigenous, and communities of color.

Sins Invalid

Sins Invalid is a disability justice based performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and LGBTQ / gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized.

Rest for Resistance

Rest for Resistance strives to uplift marginalized communities, those who rarely get access to adequate health care or social support. This includes Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Pacific Islander, Asian, Middle Eastern, and multiracial persons.

The Trevor Project

To end suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people.

Chicago Area

Mental Health Centers

Chicago Department of Public Health Mental Health Clinics


Services available Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at these five locations:


Englewood MHC

Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Groups

Children and Adolescent Services

641 W 63rd St



Greater Grand/MID-South MHC

Children and Adolescent Services

4314 S Cottage Grove



Greater Lawn MHC

Spanish speaking support group

Spanish speaking clinicians

Children and Adolescent Services

4150 W 55th St


Tuesday and Thursday hours: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm


Lawndale MHC

Spanish speaking clinicians

Children and Adolescent Services

1105 S Western Ave


Tuesday and Thursday hours: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm


North River MHC

Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Groups

Spanish speaking clinicians

Children and Adolescent Services

1105 S Western Ave


Tuesday and Thursday hours: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm



City Services – Non-emergency

Dial 311

This includes:

HEATWAVE Cooling Centers

COLDWEATHER Warming Centers

Health and Sanitation Complaints


Services for People with Disabilities



Jesse Brown VA Medical Center



City of Chicago Domestic Violence Help Line



Mental Health Services

Covenant House – Chicago – Hotline



Heartland Health Outreach


M-F 8am – 5pm


Lutheran Social Services


M-Th 9am-9pm F 9am-5pm


Thresholds – Main Intake



Thresholds – Mobile Crisis Response Team

Serves Chicago Zip codes 60613, 60604, and 60657



Thresholds – The Living Room

Screening and assessment in a comfortable setting.

Can be helpful in preventing unnecessary psychiatric


4423 N Ravenswood Ave



Circle Family Care


M-F 8am-5:30pm


Community Counseling Centers of Chicago


24 hour crisis line


Trilogy – First-response Alternative Crisis Team

This is an alternative to calling 988



Sarah’s Circle



Women’s Services

West Side Community Triage and Wellness Center

4133 W Madison Ave

Crisis line: 773-645-0245

23-hour walk-in

designed to divert people from emergency rooms and

jails. This crisis line may call police.




Thresholds Mobile Assessment Unit


Mental Health Assessment M-F


Northwestern Memorial Hospital Satellite



30 W Chicago, 3rd Floor

M 9am-4pm, Tu closed, W closed,

Th 9am-4pm, F 9am-4pm


Heartland Health Outreach


(medical care, non-emergency, uninsured)

1015 W Lawrence



Salvation Army Evangeline Booth Lodge Family



800 W Lawrence Ave


The Night Ministry


Ages 14-20


The Crib Thresholds Shelter


Ages 18-24 Overnight

835 W Addison


A Safe Haven


Housing services, case management, behavioral

health, education, and job training.


Homeless Services for Men Only

Northside Housing Uptown Interim Program


941 W Lawrence


Epworth Warming Center: Winter Only

941 W Lawrence

Sign up 8am-8:30am 7 days a week


Breakthrough Urban Ministries


401 N St Louis

Day support 9am-3pm M-F

30 bed non-emergency shelter


Homeless Services for Women Only

Breakthrough Urban Ministries Youth/Family



3330 W Carroll

Day Support 9am-3pm M-F

30 bed non-emergency shelter


Sarah’s Circle

773-728-1991 x300

4750 N Sheridan #220

Drop-in 9am-3:30pm M-F



Deborah’s Place

1532 N Sedgwick

Dolores’ Safe Haven





Child Abuse or Neglect Hotline (DCFS)



Community Counseling Centers of Chicago



City of Chicago Domestic Violence Helpline



Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline



North Shore University Health System



Northwestern Hospital



Trilogy Clients Only




Lutheran Social Services

773-275-7962 x220

5517 N Kenmore

Detox and non-medical – call for availability



312-226-7984 x348

120 N Sangamon

24/7 Detox/Medical/Social


Bobby Wright Community Mental Health


9 S Kedzie

9am-5pm M-F


Salvation Army Recovery House (residential)


1515 W Monroe

walk-ins 7am, for appt call 8am-3pm


Illinois Helpline for Opiods and Other Substances


or text HELP to 833234

Illinois Resources

Suicide and Crisis Helpline


Veterans Crisis Line and

Spanish Language options are available


IL Warm Line


This is not a crisis line, but is intended to address aspects of ones wellness.

M-Sat 8am-8pm


Human Rights Authority



Illinois Safe Schools Alliance

The mission of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance is to promote safety, support and healthy development for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, in Illinois schools and communities, through advocacy, education, youth organizing and research.


Illinois Warplane – Illinois Mental Health Collaborative


M-Sat 8am-8pm


Illinois Helpline for Opiods and Other Substances


or text HELP to 833234

National Resources

Trans Lifeline


Trans peer hotline

NO non-consensual active rescue (911, emergency services)

24 hours, if you do not get through call again. They do not put people on hold, so calling again is suggested.


The Trevor Project Suicide Prevention Hotline


or Text START 678-678

To end suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people.


Black Line


24/7 Text or Call Hotline: a space for peer support, counseling, witnessing and affirming the lived experiences to folx who are most impacted by systematic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black Femme Lens.

Crisis Text Line

text HOME to



Stronghearts Native Hotline

1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483)

Domestic and sexual abuse hotline

On-line chat available


LGBTQ National Help Center

National Hotline 888-843-4564

National Youth Talkline 800-246-7743

National Senior Hotline 888-688-5428

National Coming Out Support 888-688-5428




Hotline for South Asian/Desi LGBTQ individuals, family, and friends.


Veterans Crisis Line


or text 838255


National Runaway Safeline

If you are under 18 and need a safe place to stay



National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN)

1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)


Postpartum Support International Helpline


English and Spanish speaking

or text in English – 800-944-4773

or text in Spanish 971-203-7773


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