Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need.
Lake County 211: Text your zip code to 898211, visit their website, or dial 211. 211 is always open, free and completely confidential with English and Spanish-speaking staff and interpretation to more than 150 languages.
The National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Call or text 988 anywhere in the US. It provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Expanded Hours: Family Service of Lake County is open 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM for counseling sessions for any member of the community who needs to talk to someone. Appointments are not needed. 20-30 minute sessions are being provided free of charge.
Family Service of Glencoe: 847-835-5111. Counseling services are being provided free of charge to anyone in any community affected by the tragedy in Highland Park. Please call for an immediate appointment.
The Living Room at Turning Point offers in-person and phone support for people with immediate mental health needs. Open every day from noon to 8:00pm. Visit in-person at 8324 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL 60077. Call from noon to 7pm at 847-933-9202.
The Resource Navigation Center has been set up to help people affected by the July 4 shooting. Meet one-on-one with a Community Resource Navigator who will help you connect to local, state and national resources.
If your small business has suffered due to the Highland Park Parade Mass Shooting and related investigation, you can now apply for low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Applications will be accepted online at disasterloanassistance.sba.gov until until April 25, 2023. For more information, see this Lake County news page.
If you are a business that would like to donate services, resources, or time to those affected, please contact the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce through their contact form here.
From the City of Highland Park webpage: The Volunteer Pool of Highland Park is maintaining a list of volunteers as a resource should there be a need for volunteers in the future. Individuals interested in having their contact information on file with the Volunteer Pool of Highland Park may email firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, contact information and any specific areas of expertise.