We strive to provide the most up to date information on crisis resources in the Chicagoland area. If you know of a crisis resource that is not listed below, please notify us by emailing admin@namiccns.org.

Illinois Mental Health Collaborative for Access & Choice

Referral to a Mental Health Provider 866-359-7953, press 2 and 2 again

‘Warm Line’ for Emotional and Self-advocacy, 866-359-7953, press 2 and then 5

Support, and Recovery Education, Mon-Fri, 8-5, except holidays

  • C4 – Community Counseling Centers of Chicago   Crisis Line 773-769-0205
  • Thresholds Mental Health Center, 4101 N. Ravenswood, Chgo. 60613    773-572-5500                                               
  • Trilogy Mental Health Center – for Chicago area Crisis Line 800-322-8400
  • Lake County Mental Health Services Crisis Line 847-377-8088


  • Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital Crisis & Intake 800-432-5005

     Hoffman Estates – child, adolescent, & adult

  • Evanston Hospital – adult 847-570-2000

      Mental Health “Crisis Line” 847-570-2500 press 2 to page Crisis worker

  • Highland Park Hospital -child, adolescent, & young adult 847-480-3709

  • Lutheran General Hospital – child, adolescent, adult, & 847-723-2210

Geriatric, Park Ridge

  • Northwest Community Hospital – adolescent & adult 847-618-4100

    Arlington Heights Crisis Line     847-432-5464

  • St. Joseph Hospital – Chicago, adult 773-665-3000

Northwestern Memorial Hospital– adolescent & adult   312-926-8100


  • Rush University Medical Center – child, adolescent 312-942-2400

& adult, Chicago

  • Vista Medical Center West – adult, child, adolescent 847-360-2000



Alternatives to the Emergency Room – crisis respite, appointment not necessary, but please call first for info, if possible:                                                                                          

  • Turning Point Living Room for Adults in Crisis – Monday – Friday, 3pm – 8pm.  8324 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, 847-933-9202   
  • Josselyn Center Living Room for Adults in Crisis – Monday – Friday, 10 am – 3 pm,

           405 Central Ave, Northfield, 847-441-5600

  • Welcoming Center, Lutheran Social Services –an alternative to the Emergency Room for individuals struggling with mental health symptoms and/or substance use. Staffed by nurses, counselors, peer specialists.  Meds prescriptions available.  Case mgmt. for up to 90 days. Mon-Fri, 8 am – 8 pm, 5215 N California #F101, Chicago, next to AuBon Pain, across from Swedish Covenant Hospital, 773-561-5809.


  • Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission   Des Plaines 847-294-4262

Protects the rights of disabled persons   Chicago     312-793-5908

  • Cook County State’s Attorney 312-603-8600

for Involuntary Commitment and/or Medication Orders

  • Lake County State’s Attorney-Civil Division, Mental Health Atty. 847-377-3050

for Involuntary Commitment and/or Medication Orders

  • Illinois Attorney General’s Health Care Hotline 877-305-5145

For insurance denials for substance abuse or mental health treatment

  • Mental Health Court, TASC, Cook County, Sup’v Al Pizza. 312-573-8317

If non-felony offense, accused can enter MH program and if finishes,

have crime removed from record

  • Cook County Jail Mental Health Department 773-869-5610

Mental Health Hotline for families of current and ex-detainees.  

Staffed by live team members! 773-674-2273

  • Illinois Department of Human Services 847-745-3200

8001 Lincoln Ave. Skokie 60077, in Chase Bank bldg., NE corner Lincoln & Oakton,

food stamps, Medicaid, cash assistance

  • Salvation Army 847-866-9770





www.dhs.state.il.us       SNAP (food stamps), housing, health care & cash assistance

Prescription Drugs:   www.needymeds.org, www.rxassist.org, www.pparx.org, www.rxhope.org

www.illinoisrxcard.com, www.illinoisdrugcard.org

www.goodrx.com – for local drug price comparisons and coupons

For brand-name drugs, Google the drug name plus ‘assistance.’ 

Ask your doctor for free samples.