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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 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.
  • If your small business has suffered due to the Highland Park 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 online at until until April 25, 2023. For more information, see this Lake County news page.

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.