YOLLO-APPROVED WELLNESS RESOURCES
This wellness guide contains TRUSTED, RELIABLE and often FREE resources specifically for YOUNG PEOPLE on the southwest side of Chicago.
* * * If you or someone you know is in crisis, in danger, or considering suicide, please reach out for help.* * *
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Mental health- Crisis chat & textlines:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
A national network of local crisis centers, confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Open 24/7, FREE.
24/7 online crisis chat that provides immediate contact to a trained crisis counselor. FREE.
Crisis Text line
Text HOME to 741-741
Text from anywhere in the USA, open 24/7.
Connect with a Crisis Counselor trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm. FREE.
NAMI Chicago Helpline
M-F: 9AM-8PM, Sat & Sun: 9AM-5PM, Closed on holidays. Calling the mental health helpline is confidential and open to all! FREE.
MENTAL HEALTH- local, general, and non-emergency
Lawndale Christian Health Center
SOS Group teaches teens coping skills & calming techniques. No parent needed if over 12. FREE.
For survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and other violent crimes: legal consultation & representation and mental health care. FREE.
Mt. Sinai- Under the Rainbow
Outpatient therapy program for youth and their families. Evaluation and treatment for mental and behavioral health in English and Spanish.
Mental Health America
Online screenings for common mental health conditions, plus treatments and resources.
310.855.4673 or text “TEEN” to 839863
Teen-to-teen hotline available every night from 6-10 pm. Confidential and anonymous. FREE.
Illinois Warm Line
(866) 359-7953, Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
The warm Line is NOT a crisis line, but a wellness chat line that helps with identifying triggers and developing action plans. FREE.
Note: If you are 12 and older, Illinois law says it’s okay for you to go to your healthcare appointments (such as visits for STI testing or birth control) without your parents knowing. Everything you tell healthcare staff during your appointments will be kept private as within the scope of the law (under the HIPAA Privacy Act).
More info about your health rights in the “KNOW YOUR RIGHTS” section
FREE IUDs (implant birth control), plus free transportation, and free check ups! FREE.
Sexuality & relationship education website. Articles, message boards, advice, LIVE chat & text. FREE.
Chicago Abortion Fund
Financial support for those needing assistance paying for an abortion.
Midwest Access Coalition
Helps people traveling within the Midwest to access a safe, legal abortion. Includes travel coordination and costs, lodging, food, medicine, and emotional support.
Lawndale Christian Health Center
Free pregnancy & HIV tests! Free condoms. Walk-ins welcome.
Chicago Wears Condoms
Locate free condoms! Go get em!
Confidential HIV/STI screening for anyone age 12-24. Walk-ins welcome. FREE.
Illinois Bypass Coordination Project
A young person’s guide to understanding pregnancy options, legal rights, costs, & clinics. Abortion, adoption and parenting.
Brave Space Alliance
The first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ Center located on the South Side. Focus on health, wellness, financial aid, housing, and advocacy for Black and brown people.
Located in Little Village. Services to individuals and their families impacted by HIV/AIDS. Free condoms.
Center on Halsted
The largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community center in the Midwest.
24/7 free talk line for young people in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk. FREE.
Hotline staffed exclusively by trans operators, and the only crisis line with a policy against non-consensual active rescue. Offers direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis.
Searchable online directory of LGBTQ services in Chicagoland!
DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Rape Crisis Hotline
The Rape Crisis Hotlines provide survivors of sexual violence and their significant others immediate support, crisis intervention and referrals. 24/7. FREE.
online.rainn.org : 24/7 helpline
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.
Safe, confidential and FREE.
Mujeres Latinas en Accion
2124 West 21st Place, Crisis Hotline: 312-738-5358
Domestic & sexual violence programs: intervention, court advocacy, and counseling. English & Spanish. FREE.
Services are provided to survivors of sexual abuse, assault, exploitation, and harassment, ages 3+. FREE.
Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
555 West Harrison Street, Suite 1900
Legal services for victims of domestic violence who are seeking civil orders of protection. Walk in only Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm. FREE.
800-603-4357, 24/7 crisis line
Free counseling for survivors of domestic violence, free legal assistance (explaining your rights, assisting with paperwork, and accompany you to court). FREE.
Transitional Living Program
Provides homeless youth, 16-22, with stable, safe living accommodations for up to 21 months.
3745 S Indiana Ave.
Call 24/7 866-803-8336 or Text 24/7 312-625-1858
Resources for youth 14-24 who are unstably housed or experiencing homelessness.
Broadway Youth Center
4009 N. Broadway (NORTH SIDE) 773.388.1600 ext 9
Space for LGBTQ youth 12-24 experiencing homelessness/ housing instability. Also, medical, social, and mental wellness services. FREE.
5317 W. Chicago Ave, 773.252.3253
Housing for young mothers ages 18-24 and their children who are experiencing homelessness. Plus, family support services and job training.
National Immigrant Justice Center
Legal services for low-income immigrants, many FREE.
2756 S Harding Ave, 2329 S Troy Ave
Immigration workshops and assistance with immigration applications. Plus, legal services and education. FREE.
FREE citizenship classes and naturalization workshops. Low-cost attorney consultations.
The Resurrection Project
Weekly walk-in immigration consultations every Saturday at 9 a.m., first-come first-serve.
Low- cost legal aid, DACA renewals, and legal education.
National Immigrant Justice Center
FREE DACA renewal clinics in Chicago.
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Help with funding DACA renewal fees.
North Lawndale Legal Clinic
UCAN: 3605 West Filmore Street
3rd Tuesday of the month, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Free legal clinic where you can speak with an attorney about any civil legal issue. Walk-ins only. FREE.
Chicago Volunteer Legal Service
Offers FREE legal help at location across the city.
St. Procopius: 1641 S. Allport Street, 312-226-7887
Meets the 2nd Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. By appointment only. FREE.
Illinois Legal Aid
This online program will help you prepare your documents to expunge juvenile records. It will provide you with a completed set of court forms that you can save and print. FREE.
Juvenile Expungement Help Desk
Cook County Juvenile Center, 1100 South Hamilton
Legal assistance to expunge (erase) criminal records that occurred before the age of 18. First come, first served. Walk-ins only: Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. FREE.
Know your rights
Know your rights in school
Know your rights with cops
Minors: know your health rights
Know your rights with recreational cannabis
Know your rights in the workplace
Free, downloadable Worker Rights Manual
Illinois Online Voter Application
Every candidate and measure, explained! Research and print your ballot choices, or save to your phone!
First time voter checklist.
Know your rights while voting in Illinois
Meet with recent college grads for free one-on-one assistance. Help with scholarship searches, FAFSA completion, and student financial aid. FREE.
Illinois College \ University food pantries
If you are an Illinois college or university student struggling to afford food, there is help available!
Healthy Hood Chicago
2242 S Damen, 773.876.0317
Small fitness studio with cheap classes like trap yoga and karate.
Corazon Community Services
5339 W 25th Street, Cicero, 708-656-1400
Gang tattoo removal. First come, first served. LOW COST.
Healthcare Alternative Systems
4534 S. Western Ave
Alcohol/substance dependence and abuse counseling for youth ages 12-18. Free/ low cost.