Resources

I2I: Asian Pacific Islander Pride of Chicago

"Invisible to Invincible (I2I): Asian Pacific Islander Pride of Chicago is a community-based organization that celebrates and affirms Asian/Pacific Islanders who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning or Queer in the Chicago area."
— from http://facebook.com/i2iAPIPride

Chicago Dyke March Collective

"Chicago Dyke March Collective is a grassroots mobilization and celebration of dyke, queer, bisexual, and transgender resilience. It is an anti-racist, anti-violent, volunteer-led, grassroots effort with a goal to bridge together communities across race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, age, size, gender identity, gender expression, sexuality, culture, immigrant status, spirituality, and ability. We challenge fatphobia and are body positive."
— from http://chicagodykemarch.wordpress.com/

Transcend

"Transcend is dedicated to creating a space for trans*, gender nonconforming, and gender-questioning Asians and Pacific Islanders to share experiences, distribute resources, build community, and strive for mutual empowerment."
— from http://gaysifamily.com/2013/02/25/transcend-trans-asian-support-group/

Contact: chicagotranscend@gmail.com

Indo-American Center

"The Indo-American Center is non-profit 501(c)(3) status organization. Our mission is to promote the well-being of South Asian immigrants through services that facilitate their adjustment, integration, and friendship with the wider society, nurture their sense of community, and foster appreciation for their culture and heritage."
— from http://www.indoamerican.org/

The Hamdard Center

"The Hamdard Center is a Multilingual, Multi-cultural Social & Health Service Agency Dedicated to Serving the South Asian, Middle Eastern, and the Bosnian Communities in Illinois. Our Mission is to promote physical and emotional health and psychological well being of the individuals and families by offering hope, help, and healing."
— from http://hamdardcenter.org/

Apna Ghar

"Apna Ghar provides holistic services to women and children across immigrant communities in the Chicago area to end the cycle of domestic violence. Apna Ghar empowers women to be self-sufficient by a full spectrum of services from education to emergency and transitional housing to counseling and legal services."
— from http://www.apnaghar.org/

National Suicide Prevention Helpline

"National Suicide Prevention Lifeline helps individuals in suicidal crisis to contact the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider through a toll-free phone number."
— from http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

In the U.S., contact 1-800-273-8255

Illinois Domestic Violence Helpline

"Domestic violence programs located throughout Illinois provide safety assistance to victims of domestic violence. The hotline is toll free, confidential, multilingual, and open 24-hour."
— from http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30275

In the U.S., contact 877-863-6338

Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum

"The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) works with communities to mobilize in order to influence policy and to strengthen their community-based organizations to achieve health equity for AAs and NHPIs across the country."
— from http://www.apiahf.org/

Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center

"We transform lives by advancing health, wellness, and equality for people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and immigration statuses. We believe everyone deserves to be healthy and needs access to the highest quality health care. At A&PI Wellness Center, health care is grounded in social justice."
— from http://www.apiwellness.org

Chicago Department of Public Health

"THE MISSION of the Chicago Department of Public Health is to make Chicago a safer and healthier place by working with community partners to promote health, prevent disease, reduce environmental hazards and ensure access to health care for all Chicagoans."
— from http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdph.html

Sage Community Health Collective

"Our Mission and Work: Promoting individual and community care by creating spaces for healing, dialogue, education, and liberation."
— from http://sagecommunityhealth.org/

Contact:
Phone: (312) 582-4458
Address: 2514 W Armitage Ave

Live Oak

"We are a community of helping professionals working together to enhance the emotional, psychological and spiritual well being of individuals, families, organizations and communities. We bring to our work decades of experience in clinical practice. Our longevity and success derive from the inspirational courage of our clients, our deep commitment to learning, and a strength-based philosophy that fosters growth, strengthens identity, and promotes real and lasting change."
— from http://www.liveoakchicago.com/

Contact:
Phone: (773) 880-1310
Address: 1300 W Belmont Ave #400

Howard Brown

"Howard Brown Health exists to eliminate the disparities in health care experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through research, education and the provision of services that promote health and wellness."
— from http://howardbrown.org/

Services include: STI testing, transgender hormonal therapy, HIV/AIDS comprehensive treatment, clinical psychosocial services, etc.

Contact:
Phone: (773) 388-1600
Address: 4025 N.Sheridan Road

Planned Parenthood of Illinois

"Planned Parenthood of Illinois is the leader in providing and promoting compassionate, comprehensive reproductive health care, education, and rights. Each health center provides preventative services that help people stay healthy including: lifesaving cancer screenings, breast health care, well-woman exams, contraceptive services, sexually transmitted infection prevention and treatment, as well as hormone therapy for transgender people."
— from https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-illinois

Services include: STI testing, birth control, transgender hormonal therapy, clinical psychosocial services, etc.

Contact:
Phone: 1-877-200-7745
Address: There are 18 clinics in the state of Illinois (with 7 in Chicago). Please see website for more details.

Open Door Health Center of Illinois

"Open Door will strive to become the premier provider of sexual health and wellness by: Establishing centers in Aurora and Elgin, Illinois that address both primary care as well as specialized services to eliminate disparities whose patients include people living with HIV/AIDS, people concerned about sexually-transmitted infections, people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender; Increase the understanding of how behavior and other actions affect health; Decrease the stigma for those seeing support and treatment"
— from https://odhcil.org/

Services include: STI testing, transgender hormonal therapy, HIV/AIDS comprehensive treatment, clinical psychosocial services, etc.

Contact:

Aurora Health Center
157 S. Lincoln Ave., Ste. K
Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: (630) 264-1819

Elgin Health Center
1665 Larkin Ave.
Elgin, IL 60123
Phone: (847) 695-1093

Chicago Womens Health Center

"Chicago Women’s Health Center facilitates the empowerment of women and trans* people by providing access to health care and health education in a respectful environment where people pay what they can afford."
— from http://www.chicagowomenshealthcenter.org/

Contact:
Phone: (773) 935-6126
Address: 1025 W. Sunnyside, Suite 201

Cathedral Counseling Center

"Cathedral Counseling Center helps people make sense of their lives during difficult times through professional, affordable mental health services. Cathedral fulfills its mission by providing psychotherapy and psychiatric services on a sliding fee scale based on income. Experienced clinicians participate in the mission by contracting their services at a portion of the market rate. We also build and support the professional community through our commitment to high standards and continuing education, training and supervision opportunities."
— from http://www.cathedralcounseling.org/

Contact:
Phone: (312) 252-9500
Address: 50 E Washington Ste. #301

IntraSpectrum Counseling

"We are committed to providing an affirming therapeutic environment for the LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Intersex) population and beyond that supports the development of a strong professional relationship between clients and their therapists. The safety and strength clients draw from that solid therapeutic relationship allows them to feel more freedom to examine, embrace, and express who they really are."
— from http://www.cathedralcounseling.org/

Contact:
Phone: (773) 750-3505
Address: 180 N Michigan Ave #1830

Chicagoland LGBTQ Services Directory

http://chicagolgbtservices.org/placecategory/mental-health-services/