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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, call our office at 773-907-4786, or join our virtual front desk during our walk-in hours.    


Wellness Center Summer Hours  


Virtual Walk-in hours   

Monday-Thursday 11:00am-1:00pm   

 Friday 10:00am-12:00pm.   

                 Truman Wellness Center virtual front desk.                 

 Office hours   

Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm   

 Friday 9am-1pm.   

          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-Sunday 2pm-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 avaiable 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 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.                                             

                             May 2022 Events                 


May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Stop the Stigma and Spread Awareness!! 

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          ​Wellness Center Fall 2022 Workshops & Events ​                 


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, learn about 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.                                            


                                   September 2022    

​ Date                                                Time                         Event Location/ Zoom Links​                                                                       

Wednesday, September 7th            11am-3pm  ​               1600 Hallway (Outside Cafeteria)  

Thursday, September 22nd            11am-3pm  ​               Public Benefits Enrollment Event   ​​                             


                                      October 2022       


Date                                                Time                            Event Location/ Zoom Links​                                                                       

Wednesday, October 5th                11am-3pm  ​               1600 Hallway (Outside Cafeteria)  

Thursday, October 20th                 11am-3pm  ​               Public Benefits Enrollment Event   ​​                                                

                                    November 2022                                                                       

Date                                              Time                      Event Location/ Zoom Links​                                                                       

Wednesday, November 2nd          11am-3pm  ​               1600 Hallway (Outside Cafeteria)  

Thursday, November 17th             11am-3pm  ​               Public Benefits Enrollment Event   ​​                             

                                      December 2022          


Date                                              Time                      Event Location/ Zoom Links​                                                                       

Thursday, December 8th             11am-3pm  ​               Public Benefits Enrollment Event   ​​                                          

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).    ​                      

Addtional 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​​                                                                 

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.pdf   How 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

·       Illinois Coalition​ of Immigrant and Refugee Rights:

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

Online 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) ​    

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 challenges.                                                                                                                                           

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:                                                               


Check us out! We’re friendly, non-judgmental, and know what it takes to be successful in college.    


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Faculty & 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

(773) 907-4786
(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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Wellness Center Home Page                                                                                                                              

Crisis Services                                                                                                                              

Counseling Services                                                                                                                              

Sexual Assault Harassment Support                                                                                                                              

Referrals to Community Resources                                                                                                                                           

Evaluation for Psychological Testing & Learning Disabilities​                                                                                                                             

Workshops and Presentations                                                                                                                              


For Faculty & Staff

Consultation for Faculty and Staff                                                                                                                                            

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Stress and Time Management                                                                                                                           

Alcohol and Drug Information & Support                                                                                                                                 

ULife Mental Health Screenings                                                                                                                      

Web resources and PDFs                                                                                                                             

Homeless or Unstably Housed?​                                                                                                                            

Graduate-level Training Opportunities

The CCC Wellness Centers Clinical Training Program