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 Wellness Center

Erica M. Schweitzer, PsyD
Clinical Director

Due to the current CoVid-19 precautions, our campus offices are closed until further notice.  We are working hard to serve you in a virtual manner; please continue to check this website for up-to-the moment new information and ways that we can serve you in this difficult time. 

To make an appointment, please e-mail:

Resources you can access NOW

Free Internet access for two months

Comcast's internet: Internet Essentials

Internet with K-12 or college student in household: Charter Communications

Free Wi-Fi hotspots: Xfinity Hot spots​

Food, shelter, and monetary assistance

To find Food Pantries: Greater Chicago Food Depository​

Hunger Hotline/Illinois Hunger Coalition call:  1-800-359-2163 

Unemployment due to CoVid-19: Illinois Dept. of Employment Security​ and call:  1-800-244-5631​​

200 Dollars emergency grant for students:  go to​

If you need shelter:  Call 3-1-1 or go to your local Emergency Room or police station.  They will transport you to the nearest available shelter.

CoVid-19 Information
Center for Disease ControlCDC CoVid-19

City of Chicago specific information :  Chicago CoVid-19

If you are able to donate to help others:  Chicago CoVid-19 Response Fund

National Crisis Hotlines

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-272-8255 (24 Hours)

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 (24 Hours)

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746 (24 Hours)

Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-366-8288 

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860

LGBTQ Trevor Project Lifeline: 866-488-7386, or text START to 678678 (24 Hours) 

Veteran Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 ext. 1 (24 Hours)

Domestic Violence Support: 1-815-729-1228 (24 Hours) 

Fresh Market hours in RM 2200 - will be CLOSED starting March 17-20th, 2020.  We will reopen with limited services from March 23rd - April 3rd, 2020.  The Fresh Market will be closed during the Spring break, April 6-10th, 2020. Please use the GCFD find food link, to locate a food pantry near you. 
3/17 De-Stress with Us 
3/19 HIV Testing, Link Card Sign-Up, Women's Discussion Group 
3/24 De-Stress with Us 
3/26 Tai Chi, De-Stress with Us 
3/31 Link Card Sign-Up, Clothesline Project 
4/1 Free Service Day, HIV Testing, Clothesline Project 
4/2 Clothes Line Project 

We are located by the Sports Complex side of the building where the "HOME OF THE HAWKS" wall is located.  Take the elevator or stairs to the second floor.  Check us out! We’re friendly, non-judgmental, and know what it takes to be successful in college.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Wellness Centers of the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) is to provide best-practices mental health and psycho-social support services to students, faculty, and staff to:
Further the individual’s and community’s well-being          

Support personal, academic, and professional success          

  • Enhance the CCC learning and work environment
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Counseling for Personal Challenges

Counseling can help you address a host of challenges, including life transition; stress and time management; grief and loss; testing and public speaking anxiety; family issues; relationship conflict; veterans' re-entry; anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.                                                  

Stress and Time Management Coaching

Being a college student is stressful. Wellness Center staff can help you create a stress and time management plan and develop other personal organizational skills.                                                   

Connect to Public Aid & Community Resources

Many students are unaware that they qualify for various public aid programs such as SNAP, subsidized health insurance/Medicaid, unemployment, & supportive and emergency housing. The Wellness Center can help you learn more about these programs and how to apply and also assist you in connecting to low- or no-cost community resources, such as medical and dental care, groceries and hot meals, legal services, and child care.                                                    

Drop in Discussion Groups

Drop-in discussion groups are offered on topics relevant to college students, such as stress and time management, busy parents, anger management, and veterans issues. Check with your Wellness Center to see what is offered for each term.                                  

Wellness Center Art Gallery  
To honor of the intersectionality of diverse identities, life’s challenges, and mental health support at Malcolm X College the Wellness Center is proud of our Art Gallery  It includes personal stories, cultural expression and information, and visual expression of heritage and mental health issues.  This exhibit is located on the second-floor hallway outside of the Wellness Center.


January: Mental Health
February: Black History
March: Women’s History


If you are interested in contributing to the Art Gallery, please contact us at or stop at the Wellness Center.  We welcome written or visual contributions, stories, or any ideas you have regarding the Wellness Center Art Gallery.  Please contact us with any questions or concerns.  We hope you stop by and check it out!                           




Faculty & Staff

Mercedes Kaltenecker          Coordinator, Wellness Center    
Jennifel Ramirez, LCPC       Clinical Counselor    
Porcia Seals, LCSW              Clinical Counselor    
Erica M. Schweitzer, Psy.D   Clinical Director and MXC Title IX Confidental Advisor

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Contact Information

(312) 850-7122
1900 West Jackson Blvd.
Room 2211
Chicago , IL 60612-3145
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Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 11 am - 5pm
(Last walk-in Monday - Thursday 4:30 pm)
Friday 9 am - 1 pm


Related Services

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Practicum Training 2020-2021


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Wellness Center Staff

Interns/Externs 2019-2020​


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Sexual Assault/Harassment Support                                                    

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Stress and Time Management                  

Housing Resources                                    

Alcohol & Drug Info & Support                                                    

Affordable Care Act & Insurance Sign-Up    

Anger Management Resources ​    

Car Seat Program​     

ULifeline Mental Health Screenings                                        

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