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  • AA Meetings

    AGENCY: GAY AA CHICAGO
    ADDRESS: Chicago, IL 60602
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: None Listed
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Varies
    HOURS:
    Varies

    List of AA meetings in the Chicago area specifically for LGBTQ people.

    Associated Tags: AA , AA Meetings , alcoholics , Alcoholics Anonymous , Gay AA meetings Chicago , substance use

  • COUNSELING SERVICES

    AGENCY: Beverly Therapists
    ADDRESS: 10725 S. Western Ave. 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60643
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: 773-310-3488
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: No
    HOURS:
    Varies

    Our goal is to become a community and personal resource to foster emotional and mental well-being; and to support you on your journey of discovering your new path to possibilities and hope.

    Beverly Therapists was created to become a community resource to help you find the right therapist for you and your family. We are a group of psychotherapists, each with our own private practice, working together in the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago. We built Beverly Therapists to honor and provide for your diversity and needs, giving you many qualified therapists to choose from in one place.

    Associated Tags: addictions , ADHD , anger management , anxiety , bereavement and loss , counseling services , depression , divorce , mental health , PTSD , stress , trauma

  • Deaf Counseling Center

    AGENCY: DEAF COUNSELING CENTER
    ADDRESS: Chicago, IL, 60602
    CONTACT: Dr. Candace A. McCullough
    PHONE:
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. Monday through Friday

    Deaf Counseling Center is a Deaf and Lesbian owned counseling and psychological service that provides Deaf LGBT-friendly in-person and videophone and therapy for Deaf LGBT clients. Contact us to learn more about our services.

    Our approach to therapy is primarily Deaf-centered and existential-humanistic in orientation. As the first psychotherapists to conceptualize a Deaf-centered framework of therapy and the first to establish a practice grounded in a Deaf-centered philosophy, we are conscious of how Deaf people’s lives are shaped by their identities and experiences as members of this cultural and linguistic minority group, as well as the many other intersectionalities in their lives.

    Associated Tags: American Sign Language , ASL , counseling , deaf , mental health

  • Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

    AGENCY: EDWARD HINES, JR. VA HOSPITAL
    ADDRESS: 5000 S. 5th Ave., Hines, IL 60141
    CONTACT: Lorry Luscri and Mandi Evanson
    PHONE: (708) 202-8387
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Every Monday through Friday 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.

    Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago on a 147-acre campus, offers primary, extended and specialty care to all veterans and is a key treatment facility within the Great Lakes regional network of VA hospitals and outpatient clinics. Specialized clinical programs include Blind Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury, Neurosurgery, Radiation Therapy and Cardiovascular Surgery. The hospital also serves as the southern tier hub of the Great Lakes region for pathology, radiology, radiation therapy, human resource management and fiscal services.

    Hines VA hospital is a leader in treatment equality and is committed to providing quality care to all veterans, including the estimated 26,000 Illinois veterans who identify as LGBT. In order to provide culturally-sensitive and appropriate services to the LGBT community, Hines VA hospital emphasizes four core elements: 1) patient non-discrimination policy that includes sexual orientation and gender identity, 2) an equal visitation policy that allows any person the patient chooses, including same-sex partners to be present during a patient’s stay, 3) an employment non-discrimination policy, and 4) training in LGBT patient-centered care. Their efforts in promoting equality were recognized in 2013 by the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index as being a leader in LGBT Health Care Equality.

    Hines VA hospital currently operates 471 beds and six community based outpatient clinics in Elgin, Kankakee, Oak Lawn, Aurora, LaSalle, and Joliet. Over 600,000 patient visits occurred in fiscal year 2010 providing care to over 54,000 veterans, primarily from Cook, DuPage and Will counties. In FY 2010 the budget for Hines was over $510 million, allowing them to provide a wide range of primary and specialty services to all members of the veterans community.

    Associated Tags: adult , basic needs , case management , counseling , end of life , health , homeless services , intensive treatment , mental health , prevention & wellness , primary care , specialty care , substance use , veterans

  • Hate Crime Hotline

    AGENCY: GAY & TRANSGENDER HATE CRIME HOTLINE
    ADDRESS: Chicago, IL 60602
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: 1-800-616-4283
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: N/A
    HOURS:
    24/7

    Gay & Transgender Hate Crime Hotline
    1-800-616-HATE

    A hotline for legal advice, counseling support, and reporting hate crimes.

    Associated Tags: assault and hate crimes , gay and transgender hate crime hotline , hate crime , helplines and eSupport , hotline , legal , transgender & gay

  • Healthy Outcomes Through Treatment Empowerment Recovery (HOTTER)

    AGENCY: TEST POSITIVE AWARE NETWORK (TPAN)
    ADDRESS: 5050 N. Broadway St., Ste. 300, Chicago, IL 60640
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (773) 989-9400
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Yes
    HOURS:
    Varies

    What is HOTTER?

    TPAN’s newest program that provides mental health/substance abuse support for African American MSM ages 18 to 29. TPAN is partnering with Lutheran Social Services and Lakeshore Hospital; they will provide intensive outpatient services and residential care for those that need a higher level of care. All services are free.

    Associated Tags: adult , African American , intensive treatment , Lakeshore , Lutheran Social Services , mental health , outpatient , residential , substance use , TPAN

  • Inclusive 12-Step Meetings

    AGENCY: THE REC ROOM
    ADDRESS: 4138 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60613
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: None Listed
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Varies

    The Rec(overy) Room Club Purpose

    To provide social and recreational opportunities for persons seeking an alternative safe space in our recovery community:
    – To provide a central meeting location for 12-step programs of recovery.
    – To welcome all members of the GLBT community to a safe recovery community.
    – To provide a safe recovery space for young people seeking fellowship with others.
    – To affirm the sobriety lifestyle to those new in recovery by providing creative outlets that nurture their potential.
    – To experience the joy possible in embracing a life in recovery.

    Associated Tags: 12-step , recovery , safe space , substance abuse , substance use , support groups , The Rec Room

  • Inclusive 12-Step Meetings/Club

    AGENCY: NEW TOWN ALANO CLUB
    ADDRESS: 909 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl., Chicago, IL 60657
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (773) 529–0321
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Varies

    New Town Alano Club (NTAC) is a not-for-profit corporation that provides meeting space for over fifty 12-step recovery meetings.

    With four rooms used for meetings, social events and educational sessions NTAC provides a welcoming environment for recovery fellowship.

    NTAC celebrates the value of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons. While our club has a specific LGBT outreach mission, our doors are open to all in recovery as well as their friends and families.

    Associated Tags: 12-step , addictions , New Town Alano Club , NTAC , recovery , substance abuse , substance use , support groups

  • Intensive Outpatient and Inpatient Treatment

    AGENCY: CHICAGO LAKESHORE HOSPITAL
    ADDRESS: 4840 N. Marine Dr., Chicago, IL 60640
    CONTACT: Respond Hotline
    PHONE: (800) 888-0560
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Yes
    HOURS:
    24 Hours

    Valeo (a Latin word meaning “I am well”) at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital provides services to sexual and gender minorities (or those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity) for mental health and substance abuse.  Services offered include:  inpatient treatment and detoxification, intensive outpatient groups, psychiatry, and referrals to community resources to support recovery of your mental health and/or substance use.

    Associated Tags: Chicago Lakeshore Hospital , detox , inpatient , intensive treatment , mental health , outpatient , recovery , substance dependency , substance use , VALEO

  • Managing Substance Use Group

    AGENCY: HOWARD BROWN HEALTH CENTER
    ADDRESS: 4025 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60613
    CONTACT: Hugh Cole
    PHONE: (773) 388-1600
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Varies

    Step out of the stigma of addiction through our substance abuse recovery program, Recovering With Pride. If you need outpatient treatment for alcohol and drug abuse, our licensed therapists can work with you in a confidential setting to address the life experiences that have played a role in your addiction.

    Our clinical staff have expertise in:

    Individual Outpatient Therapy – if you want to reduce or manage your substance use.
    Intensive Outpatient Program – if you need more than weekly individual therapy or have relapsed several times.

    Recovering with Pride is funded in part by the Chicago Department of Public Health to provide free-of-charge counseling for members of the LGBTQ community struggling with substance abuse or dependence who have limited financial resources and are uninsured/underinsured. Howard Brown Health is a member of numerous mental health networks and accepts a variety of insurance plans.

    Associated Tags: harm reduction , HBHC , Howard Brown , Howard Brown Health Center , Middle Path , non 12-step , substance use , support group

  • New Hope with Pride

    AGENCY: NEW HOPE RECOVERY CENTER
    ADDRESS: 2835 N. Sheffield Ave., Ste. 304, Chicago, IL 60657
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (888) 707-4673
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Not Listed

    New Hope Recovery Center is an alcohol and drug rehab treatment center located in Chicago, IL. We provide Residential Treatment, Intensive Outpatient, Aftercare, Extended Care and DUI services. We also have a LGBTQI specific addiction treatment program entitled “New Hope With Pride.” We offer personalized, holistic treatment by examining the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Our small intimate setting caters to your specific needs and we provide place of support, nurture and safety leading to hope and healing.

    We believe length of treatment directly impacts the chances for long-term recovery. For this reason we offer a variety of levels of care to better equip an individual to create the life they desire. Our caring and experienced clinical staff provides the emotional, physical and spiritual healing necessary to identify the core issues that underlie the addiction and in turn create an extraordinary life of productive, balanced sober living.

    Associated Tags: aftercare , alcohol , dui , extended care , holistic , intensive treatment , long-term recovery , NEW HOPE RECOVERY CENTER , outpatient , recovery , rehab , rehabilitation , residential , sober , sobriety , substance use , treatment

  • Our Voices Advocating Health (OVAH)

    AGENCY: TPAN
    ADDRESS: 5050 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60640
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (773) 989-9494
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. Every Monday through Thursday, 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Every Friday

    The prevention department’s mission at TPAN is to maintain the agency’s reputation as being Chicago’s first one-stop agency for individuals looking for HIV prevention information, HIV testing, counseling and/or referrals. OVAH! is primarily targeted towards young, at risk people of color. This can include MSM’s as well as substance users, or people who just want to know how to stay safe.

    Associated Tags: African American , AIDS , education , health , HIV , men , Men who have sex with men , MSM , prevention & wellness , primary care , recovery , STD , substance use , TPAN

  • Outpatient Substance Treatment

    AGENCY: LAKEVIEW CENTER FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY
    ADDRESS: 3322 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (773) 506-4442
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Unknown

    Seeking help for problems with drugs and alcohol is difficult for most people. Feeling like you have “lost control” of your substance use is typically accompanied by a sense of shame and loss of self-esteem. These painful feelings often lead people to deny, minimize, and avoid their substance abuse difficulties.

    At Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy, we take an empathic, caring, flexible approach to problems with drugs and alcohol. We recognize that each individual is unique and there is not one solution to these problems. For many people who are not dependent on alcohol and drugs or who are using them to manage their emotional states, controlled used may be an option.

    For others, abstinence may be necessary to break out of drug dependence. We will work with you to help you understand the reasons you are using and to find more effective ways to manage life stress.

    Associated Tags: alcohol , drugs , intensive treatment , LAKEVIEW CENTER FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY , recovery , substance use , treatment

  • Recovering with Pride Program

    AGENCY: HOWARD BROWN HEALTH CENTER
    ADDRESS: 4025 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60613
    CONTACT: Recovery Line
    PHONE: (773) 388-8891
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Yes
    HOURS:
    Not Listed

    The program’s mission is to provide high quality, culturally sensitive, out patient treatment for alcohol and drug abuse. Our providers are licensed therapist, with specialized training and experience with addiction issues. Treatment is delivered in a safe and confidential setting where clients are encouraged to share experiences that have impacted their substance use. Recovering with Pride offers both outpatient and intensive outpatient services.

    Getting into treatment a three-step process:

    Call the Recovery Line listed to schedule an initial, no-fee assessment.
    Complete a substance abuse assessment with one of our caring professionals.
    Link to services recommended by our team.

    Associated Tags: addiction , drug abuse treatment , HBHC , Howard Brown Health Center , intensive treatment , outpatient , recovery , substance use , treatment

  • Science-Based Online Recovery Support

    AGENCY: SMART RECOVERY
    ADDRESS: Chicago, IL 60602
    CONTACT: Varies
    PHONE: N/A
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: N/A
    HOURS:
    Varies - See Website for Meeting Places and Times

    Online meetings (chat and/or voice options) for recovery and moderation management.  You do not need to want to stop using substances to attend meetings and gain support.

    Associated Tags: addictions , alcohol , gambling , helplines and eSupport , non 12-step , online meetings , online support , Science-Based Recover Meetings , SMART , SMART Recovery , substance abuse , substance use , support group

  • Science-Based Recovery Meetings

    AGENCY: SMART RECOVERY
    ADDRESS: Chicago, IL 60602
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (773) 530-1978
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Varies by Location
    HOURS:
    Varies

    SMART Recovery offers a secular scientific alternative if you are seeking independence from alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling and other addictive behaviors. You learn to live a balanced lifestyle and free yourself from addiction. We are not saying that it is easy – but it’s maybe easier than you think to break free from a destructive lifestyle.

    Get smart – get started in a SMART Recovery support group, face-to-face or online. In our friendly, small group settings, we talk freely, sharing ideas, support and experience. We learn proven, practical self-management and recovery skills – through discussions, training tools from the tool-box and other self-help activities to increase self-reliance.

    See our meeting schedule for a list of LGBTQ meetings.

    Associated Tags: addictions , alcohol , gambling , non 12-step , Science-Based Recovery Meetings , SMART , SMART Recovery , substance abuse , substance use , support group

  • SMART Recovery Meeting

    AGENCY: NEW HOPE RECOVERY CENTER
    ADDRESS: 2835 N. Sheffield Ave., Ste. 304, Chicago, IL 60657
    PHONE: (773) 530-1978
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Wednesdays 7:00pm to 8:15pm

    Smart Recovery is every Wednesday at 7pm. (Starts January 8th, 2014) (open to anyone in recovery). Meets in Group Room #3.

    New Hope Recovery Center recognizes the unique addiction treatment needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) population. Having a successful treatment stay means discovering what lies at the heart of the addiction. Through addressing a variety of issues – all forms of homophobia, gender identity and expression, the coming out process, trauma, anxiety, depression, sexual compulsivity – an individual can begin to examine the role of drugs/alcohol in their lives and develop healthier coping skills.

    New Hope Recovery Center provides safe, supportive specialized addiction treatment to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. We recognize that individuals in the LGBT community may not seek out treatment services for fear of rejection or prejudice. You can rest assured that every member of our staff strongly believe in the diversity of the individual and honor their dignity and self worth.

    Associated Tags: NEW HOPE RECOVERY CENTER , non 12-step , substance use , support group

  • Stroger Hospital Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine

    AGENCY: CORE CENTER
    ADDRESS: 2020 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60612
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (312) 572-4500
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Varies

    The Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine at Stroger Hospital & CORE Center is staffed by physicians, psychologists, nurses and social workers who provide comprehensive medical and mental health care for adolescents and young adults ages 13-24. All services are confidential, bilingual (English/Spanish), youth and LGBT friendly. If you need an immediate appointment, contact Brenda Robinson at (312) 864-3582.

    Associated Tags: adolescent , advocacy , Core Center , health , mental heatlh , prevention & wellness , primary care , youth

  • Substance Use and Abuse Task Force

    AGENCY: THE CHICAGO TASK FORCE ON LGBT SUBSTANCE USE AND ABUSE
    ADDRESS: Chicago, IL 60602
    CONTACT: Pamela McCann
    PHONE: None Listed
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Varies

    The Chicago Task Force on LGBT Substance Use and Abuse is a group of concerned community members, community based organizations, public health advocates, business owners, clergy, and governmental and law enforcement representatives dedicated to addressing substance use and abuse among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Chicago.

    -Supporting educational and social marketing initiatives addressing the effects of using substances (including the link to HIV and STDs),

    -Promoting compassionate and targeted services for those who use, abuse, or are addicted to substances (and those affected by others’ use), and

    -Advocating for services and policies for the unique needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

    Associated Tags: Chicago Task Force , substance use , task force , The Chicago Task Force on LGBT Substance Use and Abuse

  • Teen Drug Use Prevention

    AGENCY: PREVENTION FIRST
    ADDRESS: 33 W. Grand Ave., Ste. 300, Chicago, IL, 60654
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (312) 988-4646
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    Unknown

    Prevention First is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing teen drug use before it starts.

    Associated Tags: adolescents , drug use prevention , non-profit , Prevention First , substance abuse , substance use , teens