Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse Resources

  • JCFS Chicago
    • JCFS Chicago strives to enhance social and emotional well-being for adults, children, teens and families, as well as maximize potential for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They offer the following services: Children & Adolescents, Foster Care & Family Support Counseling & Psychological Services, People with Disabilities & their Families, Jewish Community Programs, and Professional & Community Training. JCFS Chicago also offers mental health support, career help, and financial assistance, specifically for young adults. Check out the JCFS resource page below for young adult support services.
    • SHALVA offers confidential domestic abuse counseling services, supportive services, and community education to the metropolitan Chicago Jewish community in a culturally-sensitive and caring environment. SHALVA's clients receive free and individualized services for as long as needed. SHALVA is an Illinois not-for-profit 501(c)3 and certified by the State of Illinois to provide domestic violence counseling. All SHALVA therapists are Illinois-Certified Domestic Violence Professionals (ICDVP) and are Certified Clinical Trauma Professionals (CCTP). SHALVA is sensitive to the unique religious and cultural issues many Jewish families face while also addressing the universal needs all abuse survivors must face.

  • NAMI Chicago
    • NAMI Chicago refers community members to over 700 resources through its free Helpline, open 7 days a week. The below resource page provides an excellent list of various resources and hotlines. While this is not an exhaustive list, you may call 833-626-4244 and NAMI Chicago is available to help you talk through your needs and guide you to other resources specific to your needs. This hotline is staffed with fully trained counselors who are available M-F from 9am-5pm.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a hotline with fully trained counselors ready to take your call. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
  • Illinois Call4Calm Text Line
    • If you or a loved one is struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need emotional support, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People seeking assistance will remain anonymous and will provide only their first name and zip code, which enables the service to link you to a counselor in your area who is knowledgeable about available local resources.
      • Phone: Text “TALK” to 5-5-2-0-2-0, or for Spanish, “HABLAR” to 5-5-2-0-2-0

  • Illinois Warm Line
    • The Warm Line is an opportunity in Illinois for anyone age 12 and up to receive support by phone. Wellness Support Specialists are professionals who have experienced recovery in their own lives. They have been trained in recovery support, mentoring, and advocacy and are ready to listen and support you. The Warm Line is not a crisis hotline, but is a source of support as you recover or help a family member to recover. Hours of operation include Monday through Saturday, 8am-8pm.
  • CDPF Veterans

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