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Trauma Resources

I need to talk to someone right now

I need to talk to someone soon

  • Family Service of Lake County: 847-570-2242. Services are available Monday through Friday 9 a.m. through 7 p.m. and on weekends by appointment. Walk-in services are also available.
    • 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.
  • Highwood Public Library is offering individual counselling sessions, support groups, guided meditations, and more. Find out more on their Mental Health Resources page here.
    • Support Groups: Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30pm
  • 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.

I need help to find what I need

  • 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.

I need financial assistance to recover

  • People who witnessed the shooting or whose family members were injured may be able to apply for the Illinois Crime Victims Compensation Program.  To find out if you're elegible, read through the frequently asked questions handout.
  • The July 4th Highland Park Shooting Response Fund has created a committee, Together Highland Park Unidos, which will be distributing money from the fund. To ensure that the money is distributed fairly and transparently, they have come up with a draft of the protocol they created to do so, including guidelines and timetables.
    They will be holding four meetings — two in English and two in Spanish — to allow for feedback and input from victims and their families regarding the Draft Protocol.
    • August 10, 2022, at the Highwood Public Library (102 Highwood Ave., Highwood)
      • 2:00 PM in English
      • 7:00 PM in Spanish
    • August 11, 2022, at the Highland Park Public Library
      • 2:00 PM in Spanish
      • 7:00 PM in English
    • The public can submit written comments on the Draft Protocol via an email sent to info@July4Fund.org before August 12, 2022. For questions, victims and their families can call 773-733-0650 or send an email to info@July4Fund.org.
  • 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 in-person until Thursday, Aug. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Business Recovery Center (BRC), and online at disasterloanassistance.sba.gov until until April 25, 2023. For more information, see this Lake County news page.
    • SBA Business Recovery Center (BRC)
      First Bank of Highland Park
      1835 First Street Highland Park, IL 60035
      • Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      • Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      • Closed on Sundays
      • Closes Permanently on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 4 p.m.

I want to help others

I need to help a child, teenager, or family


We've put together a page with trauma resources specifically for families, children, and teens.