WELLNESS

WELLNESS

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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Non-Police Emergency Numbers

*if you have to call 911, ask for a CIT (crisis intervention team)*

NAMI Chicago Helpline
833-626-4244
The National Alliance On Mental Illness- they can connect you to many mental health services in Chicago.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
Support and crisis resources for yourself or someone else

CARES
800-345-9049
Mental health evaluation and services, including a crisis hotline, for youth as well as adults with Medicaid.

Crisis Textline
text NAMI to 741-741-24/7
Text message support for those in crisis

LGBTQ+

The Trevor Project
866-488-7386 or text  START to 678678
Support for LGBTQ+ youth ages 24 and under

Trans Lifeline
877-565-8860
Support for transgender individuals

Substance Use

Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances:
1-833-2FINDHELP (1-833-2-3463-4357)
Substance use and opioid use support

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Rape Crisis Hotline
888-293-2080
Immediate support, crisis intervention and referrals for the city of Chicago

Between Friends:
800-603-HELP (1-800-603-4357)
Chicago domestic violence crisis line run by a nonprofit

City of Chicago Domestic Violence Helpline
877-863-6338
Chicago domestic violence help and referral line run by the city

Resilience, Formerly Rape Advocates
312-443-9603
Chicago non-profit for survivors of sexual violence and their significant others

National Human Trafficking Hotline
888- 373-7888 or text HELP to 233733

Other

12 Things to Do Instead of Calling the Cops

Covid-19 Resources

Testing Sites
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/testing.html

Free Covid Testing at Lawndale Christian Health Center
https://lawndale.org/covid19

Call4Calm
Text “TALK” to 552020 or “HABLAR” to 552020
Free & anonymous. Call4Calm is an Illinois COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline. A mental health professional will reach out within 24 hours. You can also text key words like “unemployment” or “shelter” to receive a list of resources.

Dating During the Pandemic

Mental health- Crisis chat & textlines:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-8255
A national network of local crisis centers, confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Open 24/7, FREE.

IMAlive
www.imalive.org
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
833-626-4244
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

NAMI Chicago/ NAMI Chicago Youth
www.namichicago.org  /  www.namichicagoyouth.org
NAMI Chicago Helpline: 833.626.4244

Lawndale Christian Health Center
www.lawndale.org/service/behavioral-health
SOS Group teaches teens coping skills & calming techniques. No parent needed if over 12. FREE.

Erie House
eriehouse.org/
For survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and other violent crimes: legal consultation & representation and mental health care. FREE.

Mt. Sinai- Under the Rainbow
www.sinai.org
Outpatient therapy program for youth and their families. Evaluation and treatment for mental and behavioral health in English and Spanish.

Mental Health America
www.mhanational.org/
Online screenings for common mental health conditions, plus treatments and resources.

Teen Line
www.teenlineonline.org
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.

SEXUAL HEALTH

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

Juno 4Me
juno4me.org/
Free birth control- all methods- at a local, community health center, plus free transportation to and from provider (Lyft). FREE.

Scarleteen
www.scarleteen.com/
Sexuality & relationship education website. Articles, message boards, advice, LIVE chat & text. FREE.  (Dating during the pandemic)

Chicago Abortion Fund
www.chicagoabortionfund.org/
Financial support for those needing assistance paying for an abortion.

Midwest Access Coalition
www.midwestaccesscoalition.org
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
www.lawndale.org/
Free pregnancy & HIV tests! Free condoms. Walk-ins welcome.

Chicago Wears Condoms
chicagowearscondoms.com/
Locate free condoms! Go get em!

Lurie Children’s
www.luriechildrens.org/en/specialties-conditions/hiv-sti-screening/
Confidential HIV/STI screening for anyone age 12-24. Walk-ins welcome. FREE.

Illinois Bypass Coordination Project
www.ilbypasscoordinationproject.org/
A young person’s guide to understanding pregnancy options, legal rights, costs, & clinics. Abortion, adoption and parenting.

LGBTQIA+

Brave Space Alliance
https://www.bravespacealliance.org/
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.

Project Vida
projectvida.org/
Located in Little Village. Services to individuals and their families impacted by HIV/AIDS. Free condoms.

Center on Halsted
www.centeronhalsted.org
The largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community center in the Midwest.

Broadway Youth Center
howardbrown.org/
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.

Trevor Project
866-488-7386
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.

Trans Lifeline
877-565-8860
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.

LGBT National Hotline
888-843-4564
The LGBT National Hotline is for all ages. Safe, anonymous and confidential. Callers can speak on many different issues including coming out, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more.

Gay and Transgender Hate Crime Hotline
800-616-4283
A hotline for legal advice, counseling support, and reporting hate crimes.

Lesbian and Gay Hotline
773-929-4357
Mental Health Hotline- Trained volunteer resource counselors assist callers to the Helpline by providing information and referrals, as well as support, counseling, and crisis intervention.

Queery
queery.org/
Searchable online directory of LGBTQ services in Chicagoland!

DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Rape Crisis Hotline
888-293-20808
The Rape Crisis Hotlines provide survivors of sexual violence and their significant others immediate support, crisis intervention and referrals. 24/7. FREE.

RAINN
www.rainn.org
online.rainn.org : 24/7 helpline
800-656-4673
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.
Safe, confidential and FREE.

Mujeres Latinas en Accion
mujereslatinasenaccion.org/
2124 West 21st Place, Crisis Hotline: 312-738-5358
Domestic & sexual violence programs: intervention, court advocacy, and counseling. English & Spanish. FREE.

YWCA
www.ywcachicago.org
312-733-2102
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
312-325-9155
Legal services for victims of domestic violence who are seeking civil orders of protection. Walk in only Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm. FREE.

Between Friends
www.betweenfriendschicago.org
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.

HOMELESSNESS

Transitional Living Program
www.benefits.gov/benefit/619
Provides homeless youth, 16-22, with stable, safe living accommodations for up to 21 months.

Ignite
www.ignitepromise.org
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
howardbrown.org/
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.

New Moms
www.newmoms.org
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.

Alternatives
Uptown :4730 N. Sheridan Rd. 
Washington Park Center: 241 E. 57th St. 
877-870-2663 (24/7)
24hr crisis hotline for Chicago youth 11-17 years. Will pick up the young person, work to resolve family conflicts or get them to a safe family or friend’s house; partners with shelters youth. Also provides accompaniment and advocacy so that they can get other resources they need like their medications and government IDs.

The Shield of Hope
centralusa.salvationarmy.org/metro/shield-of-hope/
773-725-1100
City service run by the Salvation Army. Provides families in crisis a referral to the program that best meets their immediate needs, including shelter or other temporary arrangement.

IMMIGRATION

National Immigrant Justice Center
www.immigrantjustice.org/
Legal services for low-income immigrants, many FREE.

Enlace
www.enlacechicago.org/
2756 S Harding Ave,  2329 S Troy Ave
Immigration workshops and assistance with immigration applications. Plus, legal services and education. FREE.

Erie House
eriehouse.org/programs/citizenship-and-immigration
FREE citizenship classes and naturalization workshops. Low-cost attorney consultations.

The Resurrection Project
resurrectionproject.org/
Weekly walk-in immigration consultations every Saturday at 9 a.m., first-come first-serve.

Latinos Progresando
latinospro.org/
Low- cost legal aid, DACA renewals, and legal education.

DACA

National Immigrant Justice Center
www.immigrantjustice.org/calendar/deferred-action-clinics-daca
FREE DACA renewal clinics in Chicago.

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
www.icirr.org/daca-fees
Help with funding DACA renewal fees.

LEGAL AID

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
www.cvls.org/clinics
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
www.illinoislegalaid.org/legal-information/expunge-juvenile-records
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
www.cookcountycourt.org/FORPEOPLEWITHOUTLAWYERS/HelpDesksintheCourthouse.aspx
Cook County Juvenile Center, 1100 South Hamilton
312-229-6359
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
www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/students-rights/

Know your rights with cops
cldc.org/youth-know-your-rights/

Minors: know your health rights
www.chataboutit.org/know-your-rights/

Know your rights with recreational cannabis
www.aclu-il.org/en/know-your-rights/know-your-rights-marijuana-use-illinois

Know your rights in the workplace
www.arisechicago.org/
Free, downloadable Worker Rights Manual

VOTING

Illinois Online Voter Application
ova.elections.il.gov

Ballot Ready
www.ballotready.org/
Every candidate and measure, explained! Research and print your ballot choices, or save to your phone!

Vote 411
https://www.vote411.org/first-time-voter-checklist
First time voter checklist.

Know your rights while voting in Illinois
www.aclu-il.org/en/campaigns/registering-and-voting-illinois

Love Fridge
https://www.thelovefridge.com/ 
The Love Fridge is a Chicago mutual aid group grounded in food, working to place community refrigerators across the city with access to free food. At least 4 fridges at located in the 60623 zip code.

Illinois College \ University food pantries
www.isac.org/students/during-college/documents/College-Food-Pantries-Illinois.pdf
If you are an Illinois college or university student struggling to afford food, there is help available!

Community of the Future
A collection of online maps and organizations that have extensive resources and facilities providing food.

MISC. RESOURCES

ISAC
studentportal.isac.org/isacorps
Meet with recent college grads for free one-on-one assistance. Help with scholarship searches, FAFSA completion, and student financial aid. FREE.

Healthy Hood Chicago
www.healthyhoodchi.com
2242 S Damen, 773-876-0317
Small fitness studio with cheap classes like trap yoga and karate.

Corazon Community Services
corazoncs.org/community-events.html
5339 W 25th Street, Cicero, 708-656-1400
Gang tattoo removal. First come, first served.  LOW COST.

Healthcare Alternative Systems
www.hascares.org/program/youth-substance-abuse-treatment-and-prevention/
4534 S. Western Ave
Alcohol/substance dependence and abuse counseling for youth ages 12-18. Free/ low cost.