Community Resources for Students

Please note: Hours and access to these services may change during the COVID-19 response. Please check with individual organizations listed below for their current hours of operation.


Call4Calm                                       Text TALK to 552-020 (for Spanish, text HABLAR to 552-020)

   Text keywords, such as unemployment, food, and shelter to get information on those resources.  Individuals who text can be connected to a mental health professional for support.  This service is free, anonymous, and available regardless of personal circumstances. 


SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline  (800) 985.5990    TTY: (800) 846.8517

                                                       Text TALKWITHUS to 66746 (for Spanish, text HABLANOS TO 66746)

  Provides FREE 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support.

Find community resources for assistance with child care, health, housing, immigration and more. Harper College does not condone, promote or exclusively favor any of the organizations listed below, and is providing this list as an informational source.

Resource Type Organization Name Phone Number Location Services Provided
Child Care Northwest Suburban Daycare Center 847-299-5103
Des Plaines
Low cost childcare based on income
Child Care IL Action for Children 312-823-1100
Calls Accepted Mon,Tues,Thur 8:30AM - 4:30PM and Fri 8:30AM - 2:30PM
Child Care Children's Home and Aid Society 630-671-2400
Low cost childcare at 3 locations: Schaumburg, Palatine and Elk Grove Village
Dental Harper Dental Clinic 847-925-6534
Low cost cleanings for adults and children
Dental Northwest Community Mobile Dental Clinic





Elk Grove Village
Low cost cleanings and extractions for adults and children
Domestic Violence Between Friends

800-603-4357 (Crisis Line)

847-818-8900 (regular line)

Rolling Meadows Courthouse
Legal advice and representation on domestic violence, Free Legal clinic every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 12-2PM
Domestic Violence WINGS 847-221-5680 (24 Hours)
NW Suburbs
Safe house for domestic violence victims, transitional housing for homeless women and children
Food/Nutrition North Suburban FCRC 847.483.7171  Rolling Meadows The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps) helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health. 
Housing Journeys Palatine 847-963-9163
Providing shelters, hot meals. Day program includes mental health support, job counseling and referrals
Housing Fellowship Housing 847-882-2511
Hoffman Estates
Transitional housing for single mothers. Must have a job and be referred by church or agency
Housing Faith Community House 847-342-0846
Arlington Heights
Temporary assistance with securing affordable rental housing
Housing Housing Forward 708-338-1724 or 888-338-1744
West Cook County
Emergency shelter and housing support
Immigration National Immigrant Justice Center Chicago


Legal assistance for applicants for citizenship, U-Visas, DACA and individuals facing deportation
Immigration Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights


Screens immigrants for eligibility for public benefits and services (food, medical)
Immigration HIAS Chicago 312-357-4666
Arlington Heights
Legal assistance for applicants for citizenship, U-Visas, DACA, applying for public benefits and services
Immigration HACES 847-244-0400
Legal assistance for applicants for citizenship, U-Visas, DACA and individuals facing deportation
Legal Harper College Free Legal Service 847-925-6242
Currently enrolled students, 30 minutes
Legal CARPLS Legal Aide Hotline 312-738-9200
Provides answers to everyday legal problems. Does not represent clients in court.
Legal Legal Assistance Foundation 312-341-1070
Legal Assistance in 5 Areas: Child and Family, Consumer Rights, Housing, Immigrant/Worker Rights, Public Benefits
Legal Life Span Center for Legal Services 877-863-6338
Des Plaines, Chicago
Divorce and Child Custody, Order of Protection, Immigration, Criminal Court Advocacy
Medical Access to Care 708-531-0680
Suburban Cook County
Medical care for low-income, uninsured individuals
Medical Access Community Health Network 847-342-1554
Chicago and Suburbs
Affordable medical care for underinsured or uninsured
Mental Health Kenneth Young Center - Outpatient 847-524-8800
Elk Grove Village
Sliding-fee counseling, psychiatry and recovery services
Mental Health AMITA Health Center for Mental Health 847-952-7460
Arlington Heights
Sliding-fee counseling, psychiatry and recovery services
Mental Health Hoffman Estates Dept. of Health and Human Services 847-781-4850
Hoffman Estates
Sliding-fee individual and family counseling
Mental Health Lutheran Social Services 847-390-1458
Arlington Heights
Sliding-fee individual and family counseling, substance abuse treatment
Mental Health Northwest Community Hospital 847-618-1000
Arlington Heights
Partial and full hospitalization programs for mental health and substance abuse
Mental Health AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center 855-383-2224
Hoffman Estates
Partial and full hospitalization programs for mental health and substance abuse
Multiple Services Northwest Compass 847-392-2344
Mt Prospect
Housing, Food, Utility Assistance, Employment
Multiple Services Catholic Charities 312-655-7700
Des Plaines
Rent Assistance, Housing Food, Counseling, Legal, Employment, Veterans
Multiple Services Salvation Army 847-981-9111
Des Plaines
Rent and Utility Assistance, Food, Counseling
Multiple Services Palatine Township 847-358-6110
Dental Clinic, Food, Emergency Financial, Utility Assistance, Veterans
Multiple Services Wheeling Township 847-259-7730
Dental Clinic, Food, Emergency Financial, Utility Assistance
Multiple Services Elk Grove Township 847-437-0300
Elk Grove Village
Dental Clinic, Food, Emergency Financial, Utility Assistance
Multiple Services Schaumburg Township 847-884-0030
Hoffman Estates
Dental Clinic, Food, Emergency Financial
Multiple Services Village of Mount Prospect 847-870-5680
Mt. Prospect
Food, Emergency Financial, Counseling
Multiple Services Village of Arlington Heights 847-368-5791
Arlington Heights
Emergency Financial, Counseling, Utility Assistance
Multiple Services Willow Creek Care Center 224-512-2600
South Barrington
Dental and Eye Clinic, Food, Clothing, Employment, Home and Car Repair, Tax Prep, Legal


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