Wellness Resources

On-Campus Resources

Harper College offers all gender bathrooms that are accessible by everyone in the following locations:

  • Building C: C110 and C229
  • Building H: H131
  • Building P: P136B and P219B
  • Building D: D147 and D247
  • Building F: F167 and F254
  • Building M: M1103RR and M2303RR

Farmer's Fridge offers fresh food vending machines on campus located at:

  • Building L, across from the bookstore
  • Building X, southeast corner by the Massage Therapy Clinic

Harper College Counseling Services provides support for students across 3 main areas: Career – Personal – Educational.

Campus Recreation is located in the Foglia Foundation Health and Recreation Center (Building M) and offers a unique fitness and recreational experience for students, faculty, staff and the community. The 135,000 square foot; state-of-the-art facility offers a four court fieldhouse, suspended jogging track, group exercise classes, aquatics center, fitness studios, cardio/strength areas and numerous programs, services, intramural sport activities and special events.

Students and members receive access to the complete group exercise class schedule. Check out the complete list of classes on the Health and Recreation Center's Group Exercise page. 

Hawks Care Resource Center offers students free food, personal hygiene supplies, school supplies, lunch/grocery/gas cards and other resources. We partner with several external agencies within the Harper College service area that offer housing, additional food, and transportation support.

Harper College provides faculty, staff and students who are nursing mothers with secure lactation rooms. These rooms provide a space where nursing mothers can comfortably and privately pump. Please note, you will need to bring all of your own equipment. Most rooms are locked and only accessible with a key.

If you're a student and you need to obtain a key, contact Beth Ripperger, Manager of Harper Wellness, at 847-925-6963 or email at eripperg@harpercollege.edu. If you're an employee, please contact Jodie Olsen, Benefits Assistant, at 847- 925-6217 or jolsen@harpercollege.edu. The private lactation rooms at Harper College are listed below:

  • Building C, Room C114a
  • Building D, Room D149
  • Building F, Room F355
  • Health and Recreation Center, Building M, Room M2301 (no key required)
  • Harper Professional Center, Room 107 and 108 (Please note, these are private bathrooms and no key is required for entry)

Additional Information:

The Massage Therapy Clinic provides a supportive environment where each student can practice and perfect their skills in preparation for a career in Massage Therapy. Schedule your massage today.

Located on the campus and accessible from Harper’s Algonquin Road entrance, the Foglia Foundation Health and Recreation Center (Building M) includes an NCH Outpatient Care Center. Onsite health services will be provided to students, staff and the community including:

  • Immediate care
  • Occupational health
  • Student health services
  • Laboratory services
  • Physical therapy
  • Imaging

Harper College is committed to providing an environment that is respectful and supportive. If you have a concern that you believe impedes these efforts for you personally, or for a friend or colleague, and want more information, please click on the appropriate title below. To report your concern, click on the report button in the box, complete the form, and submit. To submit a concern, click here.

Specific resources and information for undocumented students as it relates to navigating college at Harper College.

Websites & Screenings

 

  • Alcoholics Anonymous at Harper College: Closed meeting for those who have a desire to stop drinking. The group 
  • meets on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm in Building A, Cafeteria
  • Addiction Center: Free and confidential assistance (24/7) with drug and alcohol rehab treatment options, resources and information. Phone: 855.706.9275
  • Al-Anon Family Groups: Al-Anon members and meetings are for people who are worried about someone with a drinking problem. You can find a meeting near you by visiting the Al-Anon website.
  • Alcohol Addiction Center: Their mission is to provide information and resources for anyone struggling with an alcohol problem, either through a friend or family member, or with a problem of their own. They are not a facility. Each situation is unique, and they strive to educate and inform people about alcoholism. 
  • Addiction Group: Millions of people of all ages and backgrounds are affected by drug and alcohol abuse. Addiction Group has a team of journalists, researchers, doctors, and medical professionals that created science-based resources to help you and your loved ones get help.
  • College Alcohol Intervention Matrix (AIM): CollegeAIM is a resource to help schools address harmful and underage student drinking. Developed with leading college alcohol researchers and staff, it is an easy-to-use and comprehensive tool to identify effective alcohol interventions.
  • Collegiate Recovery Communities: Information and resources for college students in recovery.
  • DUI Costs: Article outlining the costs of receiving a drunk driving ticket in addition to other alcohol and other drug resources.
  • Kenneth Young Center: The Kenneth Young Center is a not-for-profit in the Northwest Chicago suburbs, focused on fostering healthier communities through counseling for adults, children, families; assessment, stabilization, linkage for adults/children in psychiatric crisis; treatment, support, and recovery services for those with serious mental illness; service coordination and in-home services for older adults; substance use prevention and recovery; alcohol, drug, and pregnancy prevention programs  for youth; LGBTQ+ Center for youth and young adults; volunteer opportunities. 
  • Marijuana Facts: Information about marijuana consumption and risks associated with substance use.
  • National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. It is the largest funder of alcohol research in the world.
  • Opioid Help: News, Information and resources about opioids.
  • Palatine Club AA Meetings: Palatine meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous, Alanon, Alateen, and other twelve-step groups.
  • Sober Nation: List of various drug treatment facilities, resources and articles to assist an individual in getting sober. 
  • Students in Recovery Guide: A guide to help assist students who are seeking alcohol and/or drug treatment and recovery during college.
  • Substance Abuse in Healthcare: Addiction resources and expert advice for healthcare professionals and students.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
  • Treatment Navigator: Alcohol treatment options. 
     

     

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources for Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) 

*The below resource list was provided by the Jordan Porco Foundation*

Resources for Black Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

Resources for Hispanic/LatinX Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

Resources for Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

Resources for Native and Indigenous Peoples Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

  • American Heart Association: Receive information health and wellness information and tips about healthy eating, healthy lifestyles, fitness, recipes, stress management, losing weight and more.
  • American Cancer Society: Get everything you need to know about cancer, from the basics to detailed information on more than 70 different cancer types.
  • Go Ask Alice: Health and wellness website that provides answers to frequently asked questions. Information is provided by health promotions professionals, health care providers, and other health professionals at Columbia University.
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Provides information about new and emerging health threats, disease prevention and intervention, healthy and safe behaviors, health issues and causes of death and disability for Americans and other public health problems.
  • Health Finder
  • Hoffman Estates VA Clinic: Mental Health Care, Primary Care, Dermatology and Specialty Care services for veterans.
  • Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Mayo Clinic: Provides information about diseases, conditions, tests and procedures, symptoms, research, education, services and other healthcare information.
  • Medline Plus: Information about symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention for over 1,000 diseases, illnesses, health conditions and wellness issues.
  • Northwest Community Healthcare: Located on the campus and accessible from Harper’s Algonquin Road entrance, the Foglia Foundation Health and Recreation Center (Building M) includes an NCH Outpatient Care Center. On site health services will be provided to students, staff and the community.
  • American Psychological Association - Building Resilience: A roadmap for adapting to life-changing situations, and emerging even stronger than before.
  • Berkeley Well-Being Institute: What is resiliency? What is resiliency important? How do I build or strengthen my resiliency? Learn about different strategies, resources and skills that can help individuals bounce back after difficult moments. 
  • OptionB: OptionB.Org is dedicated to helping you build resilience in the face of adversity—and giving you the tools to help your family, friends, and community build resilience too. Here, you can read and share personal stories, join groups for solidarity and support, and find information from experts.
  • American Sexual Health Association: Promotes the sexual health of individuals, families and communities by advocating sound policies and practices and education the public, professionals and policy makers in order to foster healthy sexual behaviors and relationships and prevent adverse health outcomes.
  • Chicago Healthy Adolescents & Teens: CHAT provides information and local resources about sex, sexual health, and sexual orientation.
  • Gender Pronoun Guide: The Division of Student Life at the University of Wisconsin-Madison developed a gender pronoun guide to serve as a starting point for using pronouns respectfully. 
  • Human Rights Campaign: Advocates for LGBTQIA+ equality and educated the public about LGBTQIA+ issues. 
  • International Foundation for Gender Education
  • Kinsey Institute: Website for exploring love, sexuality, and well-being.
  • Know Your Rights:Reproductive health care, including access to birth control and safe and legal abortion care, is an essential part of your health and well-being. While Roe v. Wade was overturned, abortion remains legal in many states [including Illinois], and other reproductive health care services remain protected by law. 
  • Method Explorer: One-stop-shop to learn about the various methods of birth control.
  • National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center: Provides educational programs, resources and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and all sexual and gender minority (LGBTQIA+) people. 
  • Out2Enroll: Out2Enroll is a national initiative launched in September 2013 to connect our communities—LGBT people and our families, friends, and allies—with the new health insurance coverage options available under the Affordable Care Act.
  • Planned Parenthood of Illinois
  • Positively Aware: Trusted source of HIV treatment and advocacy news.
  • Proud & Thriving Framework: A framework to develop and strengthen mental health support for LGBTQ+ students across the country.
  • Scarleteen: Inclusive, comprehensive, supportive sexuality and relationships information for teens and emerging adults. Specifically addresses LGBTQIA+ concerns.
  • Transgender Map: Website about gender identity, gender expression and how to make a gender transition.
  • Understanding Gender Identity: Guide to understanding gender identity and expression. 
  • Understanding Sexual Orientation: Guide to understanding sexual orientation. 

 

Last Updated: 9/15/22