Academic Achievement Program (UIC Law)
UIC Law’s Academic Achievement Program provides resources and advice to assist students in the transition to law school, during times of academic challenge, and while preparing for the bar exam.
The National Grad Crisis Line helps graduate and professional students reach free, confidential telephone counseling, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and information and referral services provided by specially trained call-takers.
Phone: (877) 472-3457
Study Guides & Strategies
The Study Guides and Strategies website provides time management strategies and information on study skills. Not all suggestions will work well in the law school context, so please be sure to consult your faculty or the Academic Achievement Program for additional information.
Support services for friends and family of alcoholics.
Website to assist in recovery from alcohol addiction.
Alcoholism Self-Screening Assessment
This assessment will help you determine if you have a problematic relationship with alcohol.
Freedom From Smoking
Freedom From Smoking was created by the experts at the American Lung Association—an organization with more than 50 years of experience helping smokers quit.
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other in order to recover from a gambling problem.
Phone: (855) 222-5542
Illinois Tobacco Quit Line
The Illinois Tobacco Quit Line is a resource for individuals looking to break their smoking addiction.
Phone: (866) 784-8937
Lawyers' Assistance Program
The Lawyers’ Assistance Program (LAP) helps lawyers, judges, and law students get assistance with substance abuse, addiction, and mental health problems.
Phone: (312) 726-6607
Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share experience, strength, and hope with each other to help others recover from marijuana addiction.
Moderation Management (MM) is a behavioral change program and national support group network for people concerned about their drinking and who desire to make positive lifestyle changes. MM empowers individuals to accept personal responsibility for choosing and maintaining their own path, whether it be moderation or abstinence.
Narcotics Anonymous is a gathering of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.
National Eating Disorders Association
National association that provides assistance to individuals struggling with eating disorders.
Phone: (800) 931-2237
Overeaters Anonymous offers support to anyone facing problems with food—compulsive overeating, undereating, food addiction, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or overexercising.
Sex Addicts Anonymous
Sex Addicts Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may overcome their sexual addiction or dependency.
SMART, or Self-Management and Recovery Training, is a secular scientific program for individuals seeking independence from alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, and other addictive behaviors.
Start Your Recovery
Start Your Recovery provides resources about signs, symptoms, conditions, and treatment of addiction in one easy to use site. Resources are provided for people who are dealing with substance abuse issues, as well as resources for family members, friends, and co-workers.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services that leads public health efforts to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
APA Help Center
The American Psychological Association Help Center is an online consumer resource featuring information related to psychological issues affecting daily physical and emotional well-being.
HelpGuide is a collection of resources designed to assist with mental and emotional health concerns.
Inclusive Therapists is a search engine for mental health counselors and therapists that are diverse in their identities, culturally responsive, social justice oriented, and committed to pursuing equity and liberation in mental health care.
Law School Counseling Center
The Law School Counseling Center, a partnership with Sankofa Psychological Services, provides confidential counseling to students at UIC John Marshall Law School. Clinicians are racially, ethnically, and gender diverse and specialize in a variety of treatment areas.
Phone: (312) 427-2737 ext. 455
National Alliance on Mental Illness
The National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
National Grad Crisis Helpline
The National Grad Crisis Line helps graduate students reach free, confidential telephone counseling, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and information and referral services provided by specially-trained call-takers.
Phone: (877) 472-3457
National Hopeline Network
The Hopeline links callers to a certified crisis center nearest the caller’s location.
Phone: (800) 784-2433
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress and advice for loved ones. If you are considering suicide, please call to talk with someone who can help.
Phone: (800) 273-8255
Apna Ghar provides holistic services and conducts outreach and advocacy across immigrant communities to end gender violence.
Phone: (800) 717-0757
Between Friends is dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence and building a community free of abuse.
Phone: (800) 603-4357
Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline
Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the Rape Crisis Hotline provides survivors of sexual assault/abuse and their significant others immediate support, crisis intervention and referrals for the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs.
Chicago Metropolitan Area: (888) 293-2080
DuPage County: (630) 971-3927
Southern Suburbs: (708) 748-5672
City of Chicago Domestic Violence Help Line
The Help Line is a 24-hour, toll-free confidential number that functions as a clearinghouse for domestic violence services and information.
Phone: (877) 863-6338
National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides confidential, one-on-one support, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety.
Phone: (800) 799−7233
National Sexual Assault Hotline
The National Sexual Assault Hotline is run by RAINN—the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.
Phone: (800) 656-4673
Porchlight Counseling Services
Porchlight Counseling Services exists to help college sexual assault survivors achieve healing and wholeness.
Phone: (773) 750-7077
Resilience (formerly Rape Victim Advocates) is dedicated to the healing and empowerment of sexual assault survivors through non-judgmental crisis intervention counseling, individual and group trauma therapy, and medical and legal advocacy.
Phone: (888) 293-2080
UIC Office of Access and Equity
The UIC Office of Access and Equity provides guidance to survivors about obtaining counseling or health services, making academic and administrative accommodations, reporting to law enforcement, proceeding with a Title IX investigation and filing a complaint with the student conduct process.
Phone: (312) 996-8670
Howard Brown Health Center
Howard Brown Health physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants are certified by the American Academy of HIV Medicine and deliver quality care to help you thrive.
Phone: (773) 388-1600
National HIV and STD Testing Resources
The CDC website can connect you with fast, free, and confidential testing near you.
City of Chicago Community Service Centers
The Department of Family and Support Services’ Community Service Centers help individuals and families in need access a wide range of resources including shelter, food and clothing.
Greater Chicago Food Depository
The GCFD connects hungry people to food pantries, soup kitchens, and mobile food distribution centers in Cook County.
Illinois Department of Human Services
The IDHS can assist you in applying for SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps).
Law School Food for Thought Pantry
The Law School Food Pantry provides free food and toiletries to students who are suffering from food insecurity and financial distress. Visit Food for Thought across from S-1102.
National Coalition for the Homeless
The National Coalition for the Homeless seeks to prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected.
Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income by providing information on shelters and low-cost housing services.
UIC Pop-Up Pantry
The UIC Pop-Up Pantry combats food insecurity among UIC students.
CARPLS (formerly the Coordinated Advice & Referral Program for Legal Services) is Cook County’s largest provider of free legal services for low- and moderate-income residents.
Phone: (312) 738-9200
CBA Lawyer Referral Service
The Chicago Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service has more than 200 screened, qualified lawyers experienced in almost every area of law and meets the American Bar Association’s Standards for Lawyer Referral.
Phone: (312) 554-2001
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
CVLS coordinates, supports and promotes the voluntary pro bono legal representation of the Chicago area’s poor and working poor.
Phone: (312) 332-1624
Illinois Legal Aid Online
Illinois Legal Aid Online can guide you to resources to help you with your legal problem, including court forms, legal information, and referrals to free or low-cost legal aid lawyers.
UIC Student Legal Services
Student Legal Services assists UIC students in understanding and solving their legal problems. SLS can provide confidential legal advice, counsel, and limited representation for currently enrolled students.
Phone: (312) 996-4857
Affinity Community Services
Affinity Community Services is a social justice organization serving the needs of the Black LGBTQ community of Chicago with a particular focus on Black women.
Phone: (773) 324-0377
Center on Halsted
The Center on Halsted is a comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland.
LGBT National Help Center
The LGBT National Help Center serves gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people with free and confidential peer-support and local resources.
Phone: (888) 843-4564
PFLAG (Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
PFLAG is the nation’s largest LGBTQ family and ally organization.
Queery LGBTQ Services Directory
Queery is a comprehensive and searchable online directory of LGBTQ services in Chicagoland.
The Cradle supports pregnant women interested in adoption and adoptive families in Illinois.
Phone: (800) 272-3534
National Abortion Federation Hotline
The NAF Hotline Fund operates a toll-free, multilingual hotline for abortion referrals and financial assistance.
Phone: (800) 772-9100
Planned Parenthood of Illinois
Planned Parenthood of Illinois helps people get the health tools and information they need to prevent unintended pregnancies or to plan for families when they are ready.
Postpartum Support International
Postpartum Support International promotes awareness, prevention, and treatment of mental health issues related to child rearing.
Phone: (800) 944-4773
Resolve, the National Infertility Association, provides resources and information to those struggling with infertility.
Share helps those experiencing pregnancy or infant loss find support resources.
UIC Student Veterans Affairs
Phone: (312) 996-4857
Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Phone: (800) 273-8255 ext. 1