Chicago Resources for COVID-19

National Crisis Hotlines

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-272-8255 (24 Hours)

Suicide Prevention Online Chat

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)

Veteran Crisis Online Chat

Domestic Violence Support: 1-815-729-1228 (24 Hours)

Local Crisis/Talk Hotlines

Illinois Warm Line: 866-359-7953 (M-F 8-5pm)

Advocate Illinois Masonic Crisis Line: 773-296-5380 (24 Hours)

NAMI Chicago Helpline: 833-626-4244 (M-F 9-8pm; Sat-Sun 9-5pm)

Anxiety and Mental Health Resources (Free) 

7 Cups – Volunteer Listener Chat

Six relaxation techniques to reduce stress

Relaxation Skills for Anxiety

177 Ways to Ground Yourself Now

Coronavirus Anxiety Toolkit

Phone Apps: Insight Timer; Stop, Breathe, Think; The Breathing App; Headspace

Movement Classes

Ekhart Yoga: Free online yoga & meditation classes

FREE VIRTUAL YOGA with Tara McManus on instagram live @ladyseekingliberation: daily 7AM & 7PM

WearHaus Dance Classes: free on instagram live @wearhauschi (Tues/Thurs 7PM, Sat 12:15PM, Sun 12PM)

Planet Fitness Online “Work-Ins” free on facebook live daily at 6PM

Daybreaker Live Morning Dance Party: Saturday March 21 at 10AM ($15) 

CorePower Free Online Videos: (yoga, sculpt, and meditation videos)

YogaWithMe: Free Online Yoga Videos

Online Recovery

In The Rooms: An Online Addiction Recovery Community

Virtual Sobriety Meetings with Laura

Online Intergroup : Alcoholics Anonymous

12 Step Online Meetings

SHE RECOVERS Zoom Meetings: This week on Tues/Weds/Thurs from 8-9PM. join the SHE RECOVERS Together Private Facebook Group to obtain access. You may send a friend request to and a volunteer SHE RECOVERS admin will add you to the group. All recovering women are welcome to join.

Food Resources

Greater Chicago Food Depository: 773-247-3663

Forty Acres Fresh Market Produce Delivery

Brave Space Alliance Crisis Food Pantry Request Form

Chicago Public Schools: all schools will be food distribution centers from 9-1pm and families will be able to pick up 3 days of food for all kids in the family. Emergency deliveries can be coordinated at 773-553-KIDS

Do you need help with food? mRelief can help: SNAP can be a useful resource during this difficult time. mRelief can help you find out if you qualify for SNAP in just a few minutes.

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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the CDPH Coronavirus hotline at 312-746-4835 or email

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