Community Resources

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DePaul Family and Community Services

Byrne Hall, Room 300

2219 N. Kenmore Ave.


Offers psychological testing/evaluations, psychiatric assessments, medication management, individual

counseling, group counseling, family therapy

*All fees are typically on a low-cost sliding scale


The Family Institute at Northwestern University

Bette D. Harris Family and Child Clinic

(847) 733-4300, ext. 263

Chicago: 8 S. Michigan Ave. #500, Chicago, IL 60603

Evanston: 618 Library Place, Evanston, IL 60201

Offers therapy and psychiatric evaluations

*Sliding-fee scale option, some therapists accept Medicare. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Participating Provider


Presence Saints Mary & Elizabeth Medical Center- Chicago

Chicago Children’s Center for Behavioral Health

(312) 491-5055

1431 N. Claremont Ave., 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60622

Offers assessment, referrals, psychiatric evaluations, psychological testing, individual therapy, family therapy,

expressive therapy, inpatient therapy and intensive outpatient therapy

*Accepts most commercial insurance, including Medicaid


Advocate Illinois Masonic Behavioral Health

938 W. Nelson St/836 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago, IL 60657

Scheduling: 872-843-0200

Offers individual, family, and group counseling, psychiatric evaluations, inpatient, and outpatient treatment

*Accepts most commercial insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare


Alternatives, Inc.

Uptown Center 4730 N. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL 60640

Washington Park Center 241 E. 57th St. Chicago IL 60637


Offers individual and group counseling


Lurie Children’s Hospital

Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services

2515 N. Clark Street/467 W. Deming Place


Offers individual and family therapy, group therapy, crisis stabilization, medication management, behavioral management training for parents, outpatient, inpatient, and partial-hospitalization (day program)

*Accepts most insurance, including Medicaid

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

4840 W Byron St

773.282.7800 or 833.610.5774

Offers affordable housing services, intellectual and developmental disability program, mental health and addiction services, home-based services

*Accepts most commercial insurance and Medicaid/Medicare


Association House

Behavioral Health Division

1116 N. Kedzie Ave

For Medicaid call 773-772-8009 ext. 6721

Offers behavioral/health counseling services and more

For BCBS PPO or Private Pay: 773-772-8009 ext. 6720, or email [email protected]

*Accepts BCBS PPO and Medicaid


Metropolitan Family Services

Administrative Headquarters:

One North Dearborn, Suite 1000


North Center:

3249 North Central Avenue


Offers behavioral/health counseling services and more

Email: [email protected]


Community Counseling Centers of Chicago

C4 Clark:

4740 N Clark St Note: Same-day crisis intervention and support are available at Clark location Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm


C4 Broadway:

5710 North Broadway St.


C4 North

2542 W. North Ave.


Locations offer individual, family, and group therapy, case management, crisis intervention, and more


Youth Outreach Services

2411 W. Congress Pkwy.


Offers crisis intervention, substance use intervention, and mental health counseling

*Accepts most insurance, including Medicaid


Lincoln Park Therapy Group

2755 N. Pine Grove Ave

Email [email protected] or text (312) 259-2665

*Accepts some commercial insurance


JPA New Light

1707 N Halsted St.


*Accepts most commercial insurance

The Family Institute of Northwestern

Call 847-733-4300

Chicago: 8 S. Michigan Ave. #500, Chicago, IL 60603

Evanston: 618 Library Place, Evanston, IL 60201


La Rabida Children’s Hospital

Behavioral Sciences Department

(773) 256-5721

6501 S. Promontory Dr., Chicago, IL 60649

Accepts most insurance, including Medicaid

Offers individual and family therapy, psychological testing, specialized behavior programs, case management


Rush University Medical Center

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program

(312) 942-5375

Rush West Campus: 2150 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60612

Accepts more insurance providers

Offers cognitive-behavioral therapy, group therapy, family therapy/parent training, medication

management, and more


Individual & Family Connection

(773) 270-0469

[email protected]

2865 N Clybourn, Ground Floor, Chicago, IL 60618

Offers counseling and educational therapy for children, teens, and their families

Accepts most major insurance carriers (Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, and Tricare)

Visit Talkspace to get matched to a licensed therapist you can talk to from home.


Visit BetterHelp to get online support for teens, adults, and more.


18 percent and 7-cups offer a peer-to-peer online support community and more


Visit Teen Line, a teen-to-teen hotline and community outreach program available every night from 6-10 pm to help adolescents address their problems in a confidential, anonymous and comfortable way

    • Call: 310.855.4673, Text “TEEN” to 839863


Call4Calm is a Chicago-based text line for any individual looking for social emotional support. Text “TALK” to 552020, or for Spanish, “HABLAR” to the same number: 552020

Visit this Toolkit from Mental Health America. Pages 6-8 list therapy directories, tools, and resources for Black and African American, Latinx/Hispanic, Asian American/Pacific Islander, and Native and Indigenous Communities (as well as LGBTQ+ communities). This includes, but is not limited to, organizations that provide the following

  • Therapist directories to find a therapist in your area

  • Financial assistance for therapy

  • Education and awareness related to mental health


Black and African American Community Resources:


Chicago Black Therapists


Sista Afya

1750 E. 71st Street, Suite L

*Therapy request form found on their website


Therapy for Black Girls

*Follow the link above to find a therapist in your area


The Lovaland Foundation

*Provides financial assistance to black women and girls seeking therapy. Application required.


Latinx/Hispanic Community Resources:


Latinx Talk Therapy

155 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 500C

(312) 620-7551


Latinx Therapy

*Follow the link above to find a therapist in your area, in addition to podcasts and wellness resources


Asian American/Pacific Islander Community Resources:


Midwest Asian Health Association Community Mental Health Clinic

230 W. Cermak Rd, 2nd Floor

312-225-8659 (English)

312-225-6806 (Chinese)


Chicago-based therapists for Pacific Islander Communities


Chicago-based therapists for Asian American Communities


Native and Indigenous Community Resources:


Chicago-based therapists for Native and Indigenous Communities

The Center on Halsted

3656 N. Halsted Street


Call 773-472-6469 ext. 460, or email [email protected] to get started


Howard Brown Health

4025 N Sheridan Rd

Call 773.388.1600 for scheduling


Broadway Youth Center via Howard Brown Health

1023 W. Irving Park


Free services LGBTQ and homeless youth age 12-24


Brave Space Alliance

1515 E 52nd Place


Gateway Foundation

55 E. Jackson Boulevard



Gads Hill Center

1919 W Cullerton Ave




3701 N Ashland



Find a specialist in your area though The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or text message: 435748 (HELP4U),

A confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based support

Willow House:



Center for Grief and Recovery

1263 West Loyola Ave. Chicago, IL 60626


Between Friends

1-800-603-HELP (1-800-603-4357)

Chicago domestic violence crisis line run by a nonprofit.


City of Chicago Domestic Violence Helpline


Chicago domestic violence help and referral line run by the city.


Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline


Chicago non-profit for survivors of sexual violence and their significant others.


National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN)

1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

National anti-sexual violence organization and hotline.

Additional Support Resources

The Greater Chicago Food Depository locator

Locations near Lincoln Park High School:

  • SVDP: Center Food Pantry Address 2145 N Halsted St Chicago, IL 60614 Phone 312-278-4130

    • Pantry/Grocery Distribution

  • St. Teresa of Avila Parish Address 1950 N Kenmore Ave Chicago, IL 60614 Phone 773-528-6650

    • Hot meal program and pantry/grocery distribution

  • Providence Soup Kitchen St. Stanislaus Kostka Address 1351 W Evergreen Ave Chicago, IL 60642

    • Hot meal program

Locations near Garfield and Humboldt Park

  • Peoples Church of the Harvest Address 3570 W 5th Ave Chicago, IL 60624

    • Pantry/Grocery Distribution

  • St. Stephen AME Church Address 3042 W Washington Blvd Chicago, IL 60612 Phone 773-673-8045

    • Hot meal Program

  • Mission of Our Lady of the Angels Address 3814 West Iowa Street Chicago, IL 60651 Phone 773-486-8431

    • Pantry/Grocery Distribution

  • New Life Centers of Chicagoland - Humboldt Park Address 1410 North Springfield Avenue Chicago, IL 60651 Phone 773-252-1104

    • Grocery distribution

Locations near Uptown/Lakeview Neighborhood:

  • New Seed Pantry Address 4716 N Malden St Chicago, IL 60640 Phone 312-569-9917

    • Pantry/Grocery Distribution

  • St. Thomas of Canterbury Address 4827 N Kenmore Ave Chicago, IL 60640

    • Hot meal program and pantry/grocery distribution

  • Cornerstone Community Outreach Address 4626 N Clifton Ave Chicago, IL 60640 Phone 773-271-8163

    • Pantry/grocery distribution

Locations near South Side neighborhoods:

  • Mt. Hermon MBC Address 7848 S Normal Ave Chicago, IL 60620

    • Pantry/grocery distribution

  • Shepherd’s Hope Address 838 West Marquette Road Chicago, IL 60621 Phone 773-351-3336

    • Hot meal program and pantry/grocery distribution

  • TSA: Englewood Red Shield Center Address 845 W 69th St Chicago, IL 60621 Phone 773-358-3200

    • Pantry/grocery distribution

  • Canaan M.B.C. Food Ministry Address 6659 S Harvard Ave Chicago, IL 60621 Phone 773-313-6927

    • Pantry/grocery distribution

*If you are in need of shelter, please call 311 or go to a hospital emergency room or police station*

The Rental Assistance Program (RAP) provides funding to Chicagoans who are at risk of becoming homeless. RAP helps Chicagoans who have housing right now, but who may become homeless soon because they lost income or had another eligible emergency which prevents them from paying rent. APPLY HERE

The Night Ministry provides housing, human connection, and healthcare

La Casa Norte serve youth and families confronting homelessness

Funding Resource Guide for Accessible Accommodations

Locate Shelter, Food Pantries, Health Clinics or Clothing here:

Drop in centers, warming/cooling centers, emergency housing, interim housing and more for youth can be found here:

Per the city of Chicago website, Community Service Centers help individuals and families in need access a wide range of resources from shelter, food and clothing to domestic violence assistance, job training/placement and services for the formerly incarcerated. Clients can also get information about rental, utility and other financial assistance programs. The centers also serve as warming and cooling centers during periods of extreme weather. Centers hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Englewood Community Service Center

1140 West 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60620


Garfield Community Service Center

10 South Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Center

4314 South Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60653


North Area Community Service Center

845 West Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640


South Chicago Community Service Center

8650 South Commercial Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617


Trina Davila Community Service Center

4300 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60639



Find out more about the Utility Bill Assistance Program HERE
  1. Ask for help when you need it. Everyone needs a break to sleep, eat, shower, take a walk, or talk with a friend. Just know that you don’t have to do it all alone.

  2. Who’s your “family of choice?” Unfortunately, not all teens have a family they can depend on. If this applies to you, try to think of your “family of choice”—those people you can count on and can reach out to if you need support. Consider asking those people if you can call them in the weeks after delivery when new parents often need a hug, some advice, or even just a nap.

  3. Start with your prenatal care provider. There are lots of resources for teen parents in Chicago and Cook County to help with food, transportation, shelter, paying for necessities for yourself or your newborn, returning to school, and parenting classes. There are even programs for free in-home visits to give you the personal attention you may need. Your prenatal care provider can link you to resources in your community. If you did not have prenatal care, the hospital where your baby was delivered can connect you with a healthcare organization before you are discharged.

If you’re under 20, special assistance is available. Call the Illinois Teen Parent Services Program at 773-881-2900 to find out about services that can help, including WIC, child support, TANF, child care, legal assistance, and more.


State Services

IDHS Teen Parent Services Program

Teen Parent Services (TPS) is a program of the Illinois Department of Human Services. If you are a teen parent under the age of 20, TPS can help you:

  • get education and training,

  • delay subsequent pregnancy,

  • work through the TANF application process,

  • connect with community resources and services, and

  • get preventative health care for yourself and your child(ren).

You are expected to stay in school and get your high school diploma or GED. You can also learn how to find a job and take classes to learn new skills.


Who is eligible for TPS?

You are eligible to participate in the TPS program if you:

  • are under the age of 20 and

  • are pregnant or a parent and

  • do not have your high school diploma or GED certificate and

  • apply for or receive TANF cash.

If you receive TANF you are required to enroll in this program. Limited services to males may be provided.


If you live in the Chicago area , please call 773-881-2900 or you can visit or call your local Department of Human Services', Family Community Resource Center (FCRC) or call 1-800-843-6154, (866) 324-5553 TTY/Nextalk or 711 TTY Relay for the phone number of the TPS office nearest you.


More information:


Important Numbers:

DHS Office Locator for WIC and Early Intervention Programs

(Services available to pregnant and parenting youth)



Health Benefits and Kidcare Hotline

800-226-0768 or 877-805-5312



Child Support




Tax Counseling Project (Help with taxes)




Child Care (Statewide)




Illinois Link Helpdesk

(Account information, locations of Link sites, help with lost or stolen cards)




Legal Assistance

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago



National Domestic Violence Hotline

800-799-SAFE (7233)


Suicide Hotline



Child Abuse Hotline



Other Resources

Going Home With Baby

Feeding Basics

Infant Sleep Patterns

Infant Sleep Safety


Keeping Your Baby Safe


Metropolitan Family Services

Healthy Families Program

Healthy Families services:

  • Free and voluntary

  • Begin with prenatal moms or before the baby turns two weeks old, and last until the baby reaches 5 years of age

  • Include a combination of home visiting, routine screenings and assessments for child development, socialization and educational events


Simpson Academy for Young Women


Simpson Academy for Young Women is the only fully-accredited Chicago Public School devoted to educating pregnant and parenting teens. The model for Simpson Academy has evolved this year, but our purpose remains the same: to provide a quality education and developmental support to young mothers.

Simpson Academy for Young Women offers the following:

  • Onsite Health Clinic through RUSH University Medical Center

  • Onsite Childcare Center through the Salvation Army

  • High School Graduation

  • Counseling and Referral Services

  • Enrichment Activities

  • Individualized Learning Support

  • On-Site Baby Boutique, Parenting Education, and Family Focused Events

  • Full high school course catalog: Online courses and credit recovery

  • Structured learning environment

  • Student Leadership Council

  • Full High School Experience: Prom, Homecoming, Senior Activities

  • Childcare Partnerships throughout the city

  • Parent Involvement Activities

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Please note: This is a non-exhaustive list. Lincoln Park High School nor Chicago Public Schools does not endorse any specific website/resource/agency. If applicable, all services sought will be at the family's expense.

If you are in need of immediate help, we offer the following resources:

 The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Dial 988

Crisis Text Line: Text "HOME" to 741-741

CPS Student Safety Hotline (OPEN 24/7 during non-school hours and/or closures): 773-553-3335 


Trevor Project Hotline (LGBTQ+): 866-488-7386


**If you are ever unsure who to dial, call 911**

Disclaimer: The following page is intended for psychological education and support. Any individual in need of ongoing treatment should consult with their pediatrician or school-based clinician (counselor, social worker, psychologist, nurse)