Crisis Hotlines

Get Help If You Need It

For more information, please see our

Mental Health, Addiction, and Social Services Directory

Crisis Hotlines are for those individuals who need immediate assistance in attempting to develop options for specific problems. Crisis Hotlines do limited problem-solving and refer callers to appropriate agencies.

The MHAGC referral and resource list is not an all-inclusive list and is subject to change. Each day our team will be adding new resources and building to our website. If you have trouble finding a referral within your area, we encourage you to call (312) 781-7780 for more information.

Reference to any treatment or therapy option, or to any program, service, or treatment provider is not an endorsement by MHAGC.


Alcohol and Drug   1-800-622-2255
Child Help USA   1-800-422-4453
Drug Abuse   1-800-444-9999
Hunger   1-800-359-2163
Illinois Poison Control   1-800-222-1222
Mental Health Crisis Intervention   1-800-248-7475
Suicide Prevention/Crisis Intervention   1-800-248-7475

More Help Numbers

Abuse (Child)    
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Child Abuse Hotline  
Juvenile Protective Hotline   312-440-1203
Community Crisis Center (Elgin)   847-697-2380
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence   217-789-2830
Illinois Poison Control   1-800-222-1222
Mental Health Crisis Intervention   1-800-248-7475
Suicide Prevention/Crisis Intervention   1-800-248-7475
AIDS Legal Council of Chicago   312-427-8990
AIDS Drug Assistance Hotline (State of Ill.)   800-825-3518
Illinois AIDS Hotline   800-243-2437
Alcohol/Substance Abuse    
Alcoholics Anonymous   312-346-1475
Illinois Relay Center (Telecommunications for the Hearing
Impared) TDD
711 or 1-800-526-0844
American Foundation for the Blind   1-800-232-5463
Family Resource Center on Disabilities   312-939-3513
Equip for Equality   312-341-0022
Illinois Attorney General Disabled
Persons Advocacy
TDD   312-814-7123
Community Concern for Alcohol and Substance Abuse
RENZ-Passage Program (Elgin)
Domestic Violence    
City of Chicago Domestic Violence Helpline   1-877-863-6338
National Organization for Victim's Assistance   1-800-879-6682
Help in locating proper agency or crisis center for victims
Federal Equal Employment   312-353-2713
Women Employed   312-782-3902
9 to 5 Job Survive Hotline (working women)   1-800-522-0925
Financial Services    
United Charities   312-986-4000
Homeless - Emergency Services    
Teen Living Programs   773-833-0025
3179 N. Broadway, Chicago IL 60657
Excellent Way
Alternate #   773-375-0215
2510 E. 79th St., Chicago, IL 60649
Cornerstone Community Outreach
4626 N. Clifton, Chicago, IL 60640Neopolitan Lighthouse
Clara's House   773-778-8861
1650 W. 62nd St., Chicago, IL 60636Pusada Por El Dia (Humbolt Park)
Association  House of Chicago Visions   773-772-7170
2150 W. North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
Gospel League Home
955 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
Maryville Academy
Paulina House, 1658 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL
St. Martin De Porres Center
6423 S. Woodlawn, Chicago, IL 60617
Wellspring Christian Ministries
2810 E. 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60617
Maria Shelter
7320 S. Yae, Chicago, IL 60621
Circle Emergency Care
118 N. Central Ave., Chicago, IL 60644
New Moms
2825 W. McLean Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
Tabitha House
580 N. Pine, Chicago, IL 60640
Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance
721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60608
Inner Voice Learning Center
1600 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60612
The Port
Family Shelter 5017 S. Hermitage, Chicago, IL 60609
Men's Warming Center Oct-March
5054 S. Ashland, Chicago, IL 60609
Respond Now   708-755-4357
Chicago Heights, IL    
Legal Services    
AIDS Legal Council of Chicago   312-427-8990
Chicago Bar Association
Referral Services
Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago
343 S. Dearborn
TDD   312-265-2019
Legal Aid Bureau (United Charities)   312-986-4200
IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law   312-906-5000
Lawyer Referral Service (DuPage)
Life Span's Center for Legal Services   312-408-1210
Mental Health    
National Mental Health Association   1-800-969-6642
Sexual Assault    
Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline   888-293-2080
Rape Hotline of Lake County (Zion)   847-872-7799
Crisis Line of Will County   815-722-3344
Crisis Line of Grundy County   815-942-6611
Illinois Masonic Medical Center   773-975-1600
836 W. Wellington Avenue
Norwegian American Hospital
St. Francis Hospital   847-492-4000
355 Ridge Avenue, Evanston 
Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital
4646 N. Marine Drive    
Shelters for Battered Women    
CAWC Greenhouse (North side)   773-278-4566
House of Good Sheperd (North side)   773-935-3434
Family Rescue (South side)   773-375-8400
Community Crisis Center (Elgin)   847-697-2380
Constance Morris Crisis Center
(Summit) Hull House
Evanston Shelter Crisis Line   877-718-1868 (Toll Free)
Apna Ghar   312-334-4663
National Resources   800-799-SAFE
Crisis Center for South Suburbs    708-429-7233
A Safe Place (Waukegan)   847-249-4450
State of Illinois Department of Human Services Hotlines
DHS Hotline   800-843-6154
Disability Services Hotline   800-225-3607
Provider Assistance Hotline   800-804-3833
Human Services Hotline   800-323-4769
Family Service & Mental Health Center of Cicero   708-656-6430
In-Touch Hotline   312-996-5535
Oak Park/River Forest Family Service   708-383-7500
and Mental Health Center 
Suicide Prevention - Family Services
Will County Resources    
AIDS Hotline   800-AID-AIDS
Alcoholics Anonymous   815-741-6637
Child Help USA   800-422-4453
Cocaine Hotline   800-662-HELP
Crime Stoppers   800-323-6734
Department of Children and Family Services  
Narcotics Anonymous   708-848-4884