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 Truman College Wellness Center

Karen Caldwell-Littleton
Clinical Director

If you are interested in learning more about Wellness Center services or would like to schedule an appointment to speak with a Wellness Center counselor, please email us at trc-wellnesscenter@ccc.edu, call our office at 773-907-4786, or join our virtual front desk during our walk-in hours.                            

       Wellness Center Fall 2022 Hours                        

      Virtual Walk-in hours                          

Monday-Thursday 10:00am-4:00pm                          

 Friday 10:00am-12:00pm.                           

                 Truman Wellness Center virtual front desk.                                         

 Office hours                           

Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm                           

 Friday 9am-1pm.                           

    Located in the Main Building- Room 1946.                           

If you are experiencing a crisis and need immediate help after Wellness Center office hours, please contact one of the community-based mental health providers listed below.                                                      

These Services are Free!                                                                                        

·      Healthcare Alternative Systems (HAS)- The Living Room Program                                       

      Telephone: (773) 235-5100        Office Hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-7pm                                                             

·      Thresholds- Living Room Program                                                                                     

       Telephone: (773) 537-3601         Office Hours: Monday-Friday 12:30pm-8pm                                                                                      

·      Living Room at Turning Point                                                                                     

        Telephone: (847) 933-9202        Office Hours: Monday-Friday 12pm-7:15pm    ​                                        

      24-Hour Crisis Hotline (847) 933-0051                                  

·     TRILOGY- First-response Alternative Crisis Team (FACT)​ crisis hotline 1-800-FACT-400.           Call (800.322.8400) if you need to speak to someone now available 24/7.                                     

The First-response Alternative Crisis Team (FACT) ​will respond to calls placed to Trilogy’s crisis hotline, 1-800-FACT-400. FACT is a type of crisis care in which clinicians respond to mental health emergencies in the community and provide appropriate supports. The          program will operate in the neighborhoods of Rogers Park, Edgewater, West                             Ridge, and Uptown, as well as Evanston and Skokie. ​                               

Please continue to check this website for up to date information and ways that we can serve you during these difficult times.                                                                                           
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  Additional Resources.                                                           
       
  • Free therapy resource for Ukrainians. The MANSIO Center, is currently partnering with the " Razom" Initiative. Razom” [“Together”] is an international network of Ukrainian- and Russian-speaking therapists and psychologists working together to use their gifts to help Ukrainian people who have been affected by war. 
  • Are you in need of resources to support Afghans both in and outside the US? Click here to view a list of available resources and information. For additional assistance contact the Truman College Wellness Center. 
  • The State of Illinois’ moratorium on COVID-related evictions ended on October 3, 2021. Many chicagoans may be worried about remaining in thier homes because of an inability to pay rent. Please know that the City of Chicago offers renters resources to help them stay safely housed. For more information and resources for renters facing possible eviction, visit chicago.gov/eviction or click to view informational flyer​  
  • Need assistance accessing food? The Greater Chicago Food Depository has a new access food map tool. The goal of this new tool is for individuals to find and access food resources quickly and easily, on both a mobil device or a desktop, and to customize search results to find food resources that best fit an individual's needs. Click on the link above to get started.    
  • Green City Market is Chicago's largest and first year-round sustainable farmers market. Green City Market provides a marketplace for purchasing sustainably grown food and connecting farmers and local producers directly to the greater Chicago community. They now welcome Link (also known as SNAP) at all their markets and match customer’s purchases up to $25 per market day, including through our e-commerce market, GCM Delivered. More information is available at Green City Market. Checkout the Green City Market events here.     

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December 2022 Events

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Please Note: During the Basic Needs (public benefit enrollment) events, students and staff have the opportunity to speak with an enrollment specialist for SNAP (Linkcard) benefits and for Medicaid benefits. You can also learn about other health insurance options, childcare services, and additonal resources. During the Fall 2022 Semester the Wellness Center will host an in-person event and a virtual event each month.           
      
Wellness Center Fall 2022 Workshops & Events 

September 2022        

         

Date        

Time        

Event Name/ Location        

Tuesday, September 6th                    

11am-3pm          

Public Benefits Enrollment Event -1600 Hallway (Outside Cafeteria)        

Wednesday, September 7th         

11AM-2PM          

Free Anxiety and Depression Screenings        

Zoom ID: 342 446 1974        

Tuesday, September 13th                       

11AM-2PM          

Rooting for You! Therapeutic Planting & Terra-cotta Pot Decorating Event        

Student Activities- Room 1623        

Wednesday, September 14th        

2PM-3PM        

Relaxation Workshop        

Zoom ID: 810 0395 8374        

Thursday, September 22nd         

11AM-3PM          

Public Benefits Enrollment Event           

 Zoom ID: 835 648 5195         

Wednesday, September 28th         

2PM-3PM        

Latinx Heritage Month Workshop        

Zoom ID: 810 0395 8374        

Thursday, September 29th         

3PM-5PM        

Bystander Effect Film Showing & Panel- with Student Activities        

Student Activities- Room 1623        


   
                                                                        October 2022       
       

Date        

Time        

Event Name/ Location        

Tuesday, October 4th                       

11AM-3PM          

Public Benefits Enrollment Event        

1600 Hallway (Outside Cafeteria)        

Wednesday, October 5th         

11AM-2PM          

Healthy Relationships Tabling Event        

1600 Hallway (Outside Cafeteria)        

Wednesday, October 12th        

1PM-2:30PM        

Supporting DV Survivors & Healthy Relationships        

Zoom ID: 831 5052 8530        

Wednesday, October 12th        

2PM-3PM        

Wednesday Wellness Drop-in Group        

Zoom ID: 810 0395 8374        

Wednesday, October 19th        

11AM-2PM          

Domestic Violence Awareness Tabling Event        

1600 Hallway (Outside Cafeteria)        

Wednesday, October 19th         

2PM-3PM        

Selfcare/Test Anxiety Workshop        

Zoom ID: 810 0395 8374        

Thursday, October 20th         

11AM-3PM          

Public Benefits Enrollment Event          

Zoom ID: 835 648 5195        

Tuesday, October 25th         

11AM-12:30PM        

Mujeres Latinas en Acción: Spanish Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence Workshop        

Zoom ID: 876 1506 0556        

Wednesday, October 26th         

2PM-3PM        

Stress Management Workshop        

Zoom ID: 810 0395 8374        

                                                                                                                November 2022           

Date        

Time        

Event Name/ Location        

Tuesday, November 1st                     

11AM-3PM          

Public Benefits Enrollment Event        

1600 Hallway (Outside Cafeteria)        

Wednesday, November 9th         

2PM-3PM        

Wednesday Wellness Drop-in Group        

Zoom ID: 810 0395 8374        

Thursday, November 17th         

11AM-3PM          

Public Benefits Enrollment Event          

Zoom ID: 835 648 5195        

Wednesday, November 9th        

2PM-3PM        

Wednesday Wellness Drop-in Group        

Zoom ID: 810 0395 8374        

                                                                                                                                               December 2022           

Date        

Time        

Event Name/ Location        

Wednesday, December 7th        

2PM-3PM        

     Stress Management Workshop        

Zoom ID: 810 0395 8374        

Thursday, December 8th         

11AM-3PM          

Public Benefits Enrollment Event           

 Zoom ID: 835 648 5195         

        

   

 More resources you can access NOW.                                     

Food Resources                                       

·       To find Food Pantries: Greater Chicago Food Depository​               

·       Hunger Hotline/Illinois Hunger Coalition call:  1-800-359-2163(SE HABLA ESPAÑOL)                   

Financial Assistance              

        ·       Click on the link for information about the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).              

        ·       Additional help with Bills: www.usa.gov/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.             

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

       ·       Emergency grant for college students:  2022 Scholly Relief Fund                         ​                    

     Emergency Housing/ 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 in Chicago.              

                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.              

             Visit here for more information and resources.              

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.pdf              

  ·       Healthcare for undocumented individuals in the time of CoVid-19: United We Dream Website​              

       Immigrant and Refugee Support                    

​​ ·       Illinois Coalition​ of Immigrant and Refugee Rights: www.icirr.org               

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

      Online Support                     

·       Black-led and Trans-led LGBTQ Center:  Online Counseling Services and Food Pantry​              

·     Chicago Department of Public Health Mental Health Centers free Teletherapy: Call 312-747-1020.  For afterhours 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               

  ·       Center for Disease ControlCDC CoVid-19              

                 ·       City of Chicago specific information: Chicago CoVid-19              

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

                 ·       Illinois 24-hour coronavirus hotline in English and Spanish: 800-889-3931 or dph.sick@illinois.gov​              

                 ·       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                                                                                                 

Personal counseling

Personal, individual counseling offers a safe place to talk about what's on your mind and to get support to work through life's chanllenges.                                                                                                                                                    

Support groups

Support groups are offered on different 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.                                                                                                                                                                   

Stress and time management coaching

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

Connect to Public Benefits & Community Resources

Many students are unaware that they qualify for various public assistance programs such as SNAP, subsidized health insurance, Medicaid, and emergency housing.  The Wellness Center can help you learn more about and how to apply for these and other programs and also assist you in connecting to low- or no-cost community based mental health and social services.                                                                                            
                                                                                      
Key Resources                                                                                         

Contact our office for assistance with any of these or for additional resources.          

         
To make an appointment, call us at (773) 907-4786 or e-mail: trc-wellnesscenter@ccc.edu                                                                                                            
         
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Programs

 

Faculty & Staff

Staff:                                                                                                                                                        
Karen Caldwell-Littleton, LCPC, Clinical Director                                                                                           
Lola Adetola, LCSW, Clinical Counselor                                                                     
Marissa Cirilo, LCSW, Clinical Counselor                                                                                                                Juliana Gonzalez, LCSW, Part-time, Clinical Counselor​                                                                                        Irene Aleman, Coordinator    ​                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                        

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Contact Information

Phone: 
(773) 907-4786
Fax: 
(773) 907-4890
1145 W. Wilson Avenue
Main Building, Room 1946
Chicago , IL 60640
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Monday - Thursday: 9:00 - 5:00
Friday: 9:00 - 1:00

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Crisis Services                                                                                                                                                      

Counseling Services                                                                                                                                                      

Sexual Assault Harassment Support                                                                                                                                                      

Referrals to Community Resources                                                                                                                                                                   

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Alcohol and Drug Information & Support                                                                                                                                                         

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Homeless or Unstably Housed?​                                                                                                                                                    

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