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 Wellness Center

Erica M. Schweitzer, PsyD
Clinical Director
 

          
To meet with us now on Zoom click here: Wellness Center Waiting Room                 
     
FALL 2020 Student Groups         
All groups are held in the Malcolm X College Virtual Wellness Center.  Please come to Zoom Meeting ID# 761-912-5555 on the date and time of the group you are interested in.       

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: Procia Seals, LCSW and Hoyam Tanon, LCPC    

 2nd Tuesday of the month from 1pm-2pm (sept. 8th, Oct. 13th, Nov. 10th, Dec. 8th)         

4th Wednesday of the month from 11am-noon (Sept. 23nd, Oct. 28th, Nov. 25th)         


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   

 1st Wednesday of the month from 1pm-2pm (Sept. 2nd, Oct. 7th, Nov. 4th, Dec. 2nd)         

3rd Thursday of the month from 11am-noon (Sept. 17th, Oct. 15th, Nov. 19th)         


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: Erica M. Schweitzer,  PsyD and Kathryn Chapman, LCPC    

And: Emily Hallendy, PsyD and Dawn Napiorkowski, LCSW    

2nd Wednesday of the month from 1pm-2pm (Sept. 9th, Oct. 14th, Nov. 11th, Dec. 9th)         

4th Thursday of the month from 11am-noon (Sept. 24th, Oct. 22nd, and Tuesday Nov. 24th  due to Thanksgiving Holiday)         


 

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      

Immigrant and Refugee Support

On-line support          

  • Black-led and Trans-led LGBTQ Center:  On line Counseling Services and Food Pantry​
  • Chicago Department of Public Health Mental Health Centers free Teletherapy: 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) ​

Fresh Market hours in RM 2200 - is currently closed. Please use the GCFD find food link, to locate a food pantry near you. 
         

​SNAP/LINK signup and assistance
Zoom Link: https://cccedu.zoom.us/j/7619125555       
Time: 10AM - 3PM
  • October 6, 2020 
  • November 3, 202
  • December 8, 2020
 

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Faculty & Staff

Erica M. Schweitzer, PsyD      Clinical Director and MXC Title IX Confidental Advisor
    
Mercedes Kaltenecker             Coordinator, Wellness Center​​
    
Jennifel Ramirez, LCPC           Clinical Counselor        
Porcia Seals, LCSW                 Clinical Counselor ​    
    
Rushini Jayawardena, LCSW  Clinical Counselor       
Emily Hallendy, PsyD               Staff Psychologist
         

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Friday 9 am - 1 pm

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