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 Wellness Center

Jenniffel Ramirez - LCPC

The Wellness Center is serving clients through our Zoom portal. To make an appointment, please e-mail us  at: with a couple of times and dates that you are available.  We will get back to you quickly!  


9 AM - 1 PM, and 1 PM - 4:3 PM, Monday through Thursday and 9 AM - 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                            ​          




Resources you can access NOW                       


Food Resources                        


Financial Assistance      

·        Help with Bills: provides information about government programs that help with bill payment, temporary assistance, jobs/unemployment, credit, etc. Hotline and website also available in Spanish.   

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  

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

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           Clinical Director, Wellness Center        
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         
Maria Lopez-Boada, LCSW     Clinical Counselor       

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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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