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Wellness Centers

Donell Barnett, Ph.D
District Director, Specialized Student Services

NEW:  Our Virtual Wellness Center Hours are:  Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am -Noon.

To meet with a Wellness Center Staff on Zoom during our business hours, please click here:  Virtual Student Services, All Campuses  ​and then choose your home campus.

Due to the current CoVid-19 precautions, our physical campus offices are closed until further notice and all on campus events are cancelled.  

Please continue to check this website for up-to-the moment new information and ways that we can serve you in this difficult time. 

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.

If you or a loved one has CoVid-19 symptoms and don't have health insurance: How to get medical care when uninsured.pdfHow to get medical care when uninsured.pdf

​Healthcare for Undocumented Folks in the time of CoVid-19: United We Dream Website​

Illinois Colition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights:

Resource Guide for Immigrants and Refugees:  Guide of all Community Resources​

Black-led and Trans-led LGBTQ Center:  On line Counseling Services and Food Pantry​

CoVid-19 Information
Center for Disease ControlCDC CoVid-19

City of Chicago specific information :  Chicago CoVid-19

Gov. Pritzker daily briefings at 2:30pm: Daily Live Updates​​

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) 

Get Support at the Wellness Center   

We're friendly, non-judgmental, and know what it takes to be sucessful in college.  

​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 chid care. 

Support Groups

Support 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.​​

Faculty & Staff