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 Harold Washington College Wellness Center

Sushma Kher - LCSW

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If you are a currently enrolled student 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  or call our office at              


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If you are a current Wellness Center client and have a scheduled appointment, please go to The Wellness Center at HWC's Zoom Room at the time of your appointment or scan the QR code below.               

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        ​For Walk-In Appointments                   
  • In Person Walk-Ins: Meet with a counselor in person without an appointment (subject to availability) on
    • Monday 9a-5p
    • Tuesday 1p-5p
    • Wednesday 9a-5p 
    • Thursday 9a-5p and 
    • Friday 9a-1p
  • Virtual Walk-Ins: Meet with a counselor virtually at the The Wellness Center at HWC's Zoom Room​ without an appointment (subject to availability) during virtual walk-in hours:
    • Monday 9a-1p​
    • Tuesday 1p-4:30p
    • Wednesday 1p-4:30p
    • Thursday 9a-1p

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Get Support at the Wellness Center with the robust services we offer! ​

Current and enrolled students are eligible to receive FREE and confidential individual counseling (for up to 8 sessions.) The Wellness Center offers a safe place to talk about what's on your mind and to get support with an array of problems including but not llimited to stress, anxiety, depression, time management, trauma and more.​                

Support groups​              
Support groups are ways for students to seek support in a therapeutic group modality which may include up to 8 other students. Support groups are also confidential and free and are offered on different topics relevant to college students such as stress and time management, busy parents, anger management, social anxiety and more.          

Psychological Testing           
The Wellness Center offeres psychological testing to assess for cognitive, intellectual and psychological functioning. Psychological Testing at the Wellness Center can also support students in identifying learning disabilities to aid in receiving academic accommodations at the college. Testing required pre-screening through the Wellness Center and Access Center.               

Case Management              
The Wellness Center provides a variety of services, but we can't do everything. Our case management services helps students discover and navigate mental health services and other resources across campus and in their community at low-or-no cost. As an extension to case management, 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 students learn more about and how to apply for these through collaborating with our community partner the Illinois Hunger Coalition bi-weekly at the Wellness Center.            
 Spring 2024 SNAP/Link Enrollment Dates             
  • ​Wednesday, January 17, 2024- 10a-3p (virtual and in-person)
  • Wednesday, January 31, 2024- 10a-3p (virtual and in-person)
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024- 10a-3p (virtual and in-person)
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024- 10a-3p (virtual and in-person)
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2024- 10a-3p (virtual and in-person)
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2024- 10a-3p (virtual and in-person)
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024- 10a-3p (virtual and in-person)
  • Wednesday, May 8, 2024- 10a-3p (virtual and in-person)
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 The Wellness Center at Harold Washginton College has changed some of our policies! Here are our 2023-​2024 Policies             

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​Mental Health and Crisis Support

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741               

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Hotline
 (24/7): 312-926-8100                 



988 Suicide and Crisis Hotline (24/7): Call or Text 988

UIC In-Touch Hotline
  (Su-F 6-10:30 PM): 312-996-5535

NAMI Crisis Hotline:
 217-525-1064 (M-F 8:30 AM–5 PM), 1-800-248-7475 (After hours)                

ational Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233, Chat at​                  


TRIOLOGY First Response Alternative Crisis Team (FACT) (24/7): 1-800-FACT-400                  


Trans Lifeline (24/7) 877-565-8860              



Additional Key Resources                  

Medicaid Health Insurance Enrollment                                         

Get Covered IL Health Insurance Enrollment                                         

SNAP (formerly Food Stamps)                                        

Project S.A.F.E                                      

Mujeres Latinas en Acción Domestic Violence Services                                        

Resilience (formerly Rape Victim Advocates)                                        

Chicago Homeless Youth Resources Guide               

Housing Insecurity                                   

CORE Center HIV Testing                  
Food Insecurity                                    

Please visit The CCC Wellness Center for resources and additional information or contact our office for assistance with any of these or for additional resources.​​​​​​                      

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Contact Information

(312) 553-6072
30 E. Lake St.
Room 1041
Chicago , IL 60601
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Monday 9:00 - 5:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 5:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 5:00
Thursday  9:00 - 5:00
Friday  9:00 - 12:00 Noon ​


Related Services


Wellness Center Home ​Page                                                                                                                            

Crisis Services                                                                                                                              

Counseling Services                                                                                                                   

Connect to Public Benefits & Community Resources                                                                                                                             

Sexual Assault/Harassment Support                                                                                                                             

Evaluation for Learning Disabilities                                                                                                                             

Workshops and Presentations                                                                                                                             

For Faculty & Staff

Consultation for Faculty and Staff                                                                                                                             

Scheduling a Class Presentation                                                                                                                     

Check It Out

Stress and Time Management                                                                                                                             

Housing Resources                                                                                                                             

Alcohol & Drug Info & Support                                                                                                                             

Affordable Care Act & Insurance Sign-Up                                                                                                                             

ULifeline Mental Health Screenings                                                                                                       

Risk Assessment Training (Staff & Students)                                                                                                                             

Web Resources and PDFs                        

Biennial Review of City Colleges of Chicago Alcohol and Other Drug Programs​                                                                                                                           

Graduate-level Training Opportunities

The CCC Wellness Centers Clinical Training Program                                                                                                                            

8-Week Classes Start March 11