Survivor’s Resources

Emergency Hotlines 

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault 

Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline (877) 863-6338 

This 24-hour hotline provides survivors of domestic violence with crisis safety planning and referrals to emergency housing and support services throughout Illinois.  

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN) (800) 656-4673 

National anti-sexual violence organization and hotline.  


Trans Lifeline (877) 565-8860 

Support for transgender individuals. 

The Trevor Project (866) 488-7386 or text “START” to 678678 

Support for LGBTQ+ youth ages 24 and under. 

Mental Health 

Crisis Textline Text “NAMI” to 741741 

24-hour text message support for those in crisis. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255 

Support and crisis resources for yourself or someone else. 

Protective Services 

Adult Protective Services (866) 800-1409 

24-hour hotline to report suspected abuse, exploitation, or neglect of an older or disabled person. 

Department of Child and Family Services (800) 252-2873 

24-hour hotline to report suspected abuse or neglect of a child. 

Substance Abuse 

Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances (833) 234-6343 or text “HELP” to 833234 

Substance use and opioid use support.  


Veterans Crisis Line (800) 656-4673 

For veterans and those concerned about them.  

Location-Specific Resources

Here you will find courthouse information, shelters, childcare, employment services, food/benefits, housing support, mental health services, pet shelters etc.

Northeastern Cook County (Townships: Evanston, Maine, New Trier, Niles, Northfield) 

Northwestern Cook County (Townships: Barrington, Elk Grove, Hanover, Palatine, Schaumburg, Wheeling) 

Lake County (Townships: Benton, Deerfield, Libertyville, Moraine, Newport, Shields, Vernon, Warren, Waukegan, Zion)