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 Wellness Center


The Wellness Center is serving clients through our Zoom portal. To make an appointment, please e-mail us with a couple of times and dates that you are available.  We will get back to you quickly!    
Our hours are 9-noon, and 2-4:30pm Monday through Thursday and 9-noon on Friday.  Our zoom room is not monitored outside of those hours.    
If you have an appointment now click here: Wellness Center Waiting Room                        

In US culture, most public integrated spaces are or become centered on the experiences and needs of those who identify as White, regardless of the intention.  At MXC we are working to actively support and honor safe spaces for our Black Students and Students of Color.     


The Safe Space Groups center the group experiences on the needs and​ wants of Black Students and Students of Color.  To do so free of systemic oppression and implied focus on White standards and persons, it is important to offer exclusive Black-led/attended and Person of Color-led/attended Spaces.  We kindly re-direct interested White persons to our Anti-Racism Accountability Group.       


Black Student Safe Space                 

Facilitated by Black Clinicians, this group is exclusively for Black students to be supported while discussing the complexity of the Black experience.  Students will be supported in their discussion and processing the complexity of all facets that create their racial and cultural identities and experiences, including racism, police brutality, oppression, expectations, portrayals, and representations in media (both good and bad), self-care, liberation, spirituality, self-expression, and celebration. All Space participants are welcome and encouraged to be present in a manner that is authentic for them in the moment.                     

Led by: Porcia Seals, LCSW            


Student of Color Safe Space                   

Facilitated by Clinicians of Color, this group is inclusive of all students who identify as a Person of Color. Students will be supported in their discussion and processing the complexity of all facets that create their racial and cultural identities and experiences, including: racism, oppression, expectations, portrayals and representations in media (both good and bad), self-care, liberation, self-expression and celebration. All Space participants are welcome and encouraged to be present in a manner that is authentic for them in the moment.                   

Led by: Jenniffel Ramirez, LCPC           


Anti-Racist Accountability Group                 

White Students who are interested in doing work on furthering allyship and dismantling systemic oppression are welcome to join the Anti-Racist Accountability Group.​  This Group will be held on a bi-weekly schedule for those that identify as White and want to learn how to develop anti-racist skills and hold themselves accountable in their ally development.  This will include exploring how active and "invisible" white privilege is in life, Anti-Racist actions to engage in, and helping to hold each other accountable for maintaining active Anti-Racist behaviors and mindsets as Allies.  Self-care and support in developing a healthy personal identity also included.             

Led by: Emily Hallendy, PsyD            


Resources you can access NOW                  
Food Resources                   

Financial Assistance        

Shelter Resources        

  • ​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.               
  • For a listing of all homeless or housing insecure services and agencies responding during CoVid - 19 go to: Citywide Homeless Resources​
  • If you are experiencing domestic violence and need a safe place to stay, call or text : 877-863-6338​ and they will secure you immediate shelter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Medical Resources       
  ​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                

Immigrant and Refugee Support

On-line support       

  • Black-led and Trans-led LGBTQ Center:  Online Counseling Services and Food Pantry​
  • Chicago Department of Public Health Mental Health Centers free Tele-therapy: call  312-747-1020.  For after hours support, contact Crisis Text Line which serves anyone, in any type of crisis, 24-hours a day.  Text HOME to: 741741 to access a trained crisis counselor.​

CoVid-19 Information                   

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) ​




Faculty & Staff

Jennifel Ramirez, LCPC          Acting Clinical Director  
Mercedes Kaltenecker            Coordinator, Wellness Center  
Porcia Seals, LCSW                 Clinical Counselor ​           
Emily Hallendy, PsyD              Staff Psychologist     
Latoya Cole, LCPC                   Clinical Counselor, and MXC Title IX Confidential 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 through Thursday 9 am -noon and 2pm-4:30pm
Friday 9 am - noon

Our e-mail link "Contact Us" is monitored only during business hours.


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