Mental Health and Social Services Available at CPL Locations

Chicago Public Library offers mental health and social services at many locations. See resources available at locations across the city and how to find out more information.

Apna Ghar

Apna Ghar is trauma-informed care delegate providing mental health care, referral and outreach. Their focus is on domestic violence. Please call each branch below for schedule information.

CPL Cares

CPL Cares is a collective of social service agencies available weekly at Harold Washington Library Center. The dedicated CPL Cares desk is located on the 3rd floor and has a weekly schedule of services, including the ones below. Please call the Information Center at 312-747-4300 for schedule information.

  • Chicago Loop Alliance/Streetplus provides housing and employment services.
  • Legal Aide Chicago provides legal assistance as well as medical and financial help from the Dept. of Human Services.
  • Legal Council for Health Justice provides legal services for people with disabilities.
  • Night Ministry provides referrals to housing, health care and human connection for those who struggle with homelessness and poverty.
  • Thresholds provides referrals to housing and mental health services.

Chicago Department of Public Health

CDPH provides mental health care clinicians. These clinicians provide immediate interventions to people presenting with mental health concerns, referrals and case management to those who have received mental health support. 

Please call 312-747-1020 for schedule information.

Community Counseling Center of Chicago (C4)

Community Counseling Center of Chicago (C4) provides a mobile crisis van for crisis prevention services, crisis de-escalation training, substance use and recovery supports, and mental health supports. Please call each branch for schedule information.

Nourishing Hope

Mental health services provided by Nourishing Hope are available at Lincoln Park Branch. Please call the branch at 312-744-1926 for schedule information.


Trellus is an organization which provides help to new immigrants navigating life in Chicago. Please call each branch for schedule information.