9-8-8 Suicide and Crisis Hotline

Individuals experiencing a crisis or any other kind of emotional distress-whether that is related to suicide, mental health and/or substance use crisis can dial 988 for support. The Lifeline provides information and support to concerned family, friends, and caregivers.

At the beginning of the call, callers have the option to select the Veterans Crisis Line or the Spanish language Crisis Line. If the caller with an Illinois area code does not select either of those options, they will be routed to an Illinois Lifeline Call Center. If after 3 minutes, the call is not answered by a live person, the caller is routed to the NSPL backup affiliate network, which includes call centers that operate in other states.

Crisis Text Line

Start the conversation. Text NOW to 741741. Free, 24/7, confidential support with a trained crises counselor (aka a real-life human being ready to listen).

Illinois Tobacco Quitline

For information on smoking cessation, resources, or other assistance click on the image above.

Pillars Community Health’s Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Lyons Township

As a grassroots community coalition, our mission is to build a healthy, safe and drug-free community. Our commitment through the Coalition is to change attitudes, encourage action, and mobilize stakeholders around the issues of underage drinking, impaired driving and substance misuse. We achieve this through education, advocacy, policy change and environmental change.

Illinois Parents of Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Do you live in Illinois and have a teen or adult child with a developmental disability -autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, cognitive impairment, Down Syndrome or other?

Many of us have worked and continue to work toward a broader, more comprehensive menu of services, supports and funding strategies in Illinois. But IN THE MEANTIME, our children get older and age out of the public school systems. We need to be empowered, as families, to forge collaborative ventures with other families and interested civic, business or professional leaders in our local areas…to make real, positive changes in our local communities so that our young people do not exit special education with nothing to do.

The State of Illinois Consumer Affairs has a toll-free hotline to address any questions involving Illinois government and services: 1-855-IL-ASK-US (1-855-452-7587)