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Food pantries are available
The Chicago Food depository
- Food pantries are available: The majority of our partner agencies and programs remain open. Find a food program here. We recommend calling before you go to confirm program hours and requirements.
- Food assistance is an essential service. While some programs have temporarily closed, we’re working closely with our network to support continued operations.
Chicago offers its 311 service to all homeless residents.
If your homeless, the process is a little tricky. It can take several hours to be pick up through the 311 system but you can wait at any hospital or police station. Remember that all hospitals do not participate in this program.
In cases of immediate danger call 911.
If you are having suicidal thoughts, then please call the national suicide hotline at
Mental Health Needs
Illinois Mental Health Collaborative for Access & Choice
Referral to a Mental Health Provider 866–359-7953, press 2 and 2 again
‘Warm Line’ for Emotional and Self-advocacy, 866-359-7953, press 2 and then 5
Support, and Recovery Education, Mon-Fri, 8-5, except holidays
- C4 – Community Counseling Centers of Chicago Crisis Line 773-769-0205
- Thresholds Mental Health Center, 4101 N. Ravenswood, Chicago. 60613 773-572-5500
- Trilogy Mental Health Center – for Chicago area Crisis Line 800-322-8400
- Lake County Mental Health Services Crisis Line 847-377-8088