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Crisis Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Open 24/7/365
The Lifeline provides free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Crisis Text Line
Text “HOME” to 741741
Open 24/7/365
Texters can chat with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem-solving. 

IMAlive Online Crisis Network 
Open 24/7/365
IMAlive is a live online network that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis.  Volunteers are trained and certified in crisis intervention 

Chicago Sexual Assault Hotline 
1-888-293-2080 in Chicago Metropolitan Area
1-630-971-3927 in DuPage County 
1-708-748-5672 in South Suburbs 
Open 24/7/365
Provides survivors of sexual violence and their significant others immediate support, crisis intervention, and local referrals. The volunteers and staff at the hotline have received extensive training in sexual assault crisis intervention.

Domestic Violence Hotlines
Chicagoland area: 1-877-863-6338 (Multi-lingual advocates available)
Everywhere else: 1-800-799-7233
Open 24/7/365
Highly-trained advocates are available to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship

The Trevor Project
Phone: 866-488-7386
Text: Text START to 678678
Open 24/7/365
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Trans Lifeline 
Open 9am-3am CST 
Provides direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis - for the trans community, by the trans community.  The Hotline was, and still is, the only service in the country in which all operators are transgender. Because of the particularly vulnerable relationship transgender people have with police, it is also the only service in the country with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.

The National Runaway SafeLine 
Open 24/7/365
Provides advice and assistance to runaways (or those who are considering running away), including resources, shelter, transportation, assistance in finding counseling, and transitioning back to home life. NRS frontline staff will also act as advocates and mediators if/as needed.

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights Family Support Hotline
Services available in English, Spanish, Korean, and Polish 
The purpose of the ICIRR Family Support Network (FSN) is to unify, build and coordinate a full range of support – legal, social services, ministry, law enforcement, and political action – for all families separated/impacted by the immigration system.