NEIU recognizes that sexual violence does not pause during a pandemic. In these unprecedented times, we are doing everything we can to assure that survivors have the support needed to heal. The K(NO)W More Campaign has compiled a list of resources for survivors. 

Resources for Survivors

Remember that you are not alone and support remain available to you:

The Network Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7 at (877) 863-6338.

YWCA Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline is available 24/7 at (888) 293-2080.

The Trans Lifeline for peer support for trans folks is available 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at (877) 565-8860.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7 at (800) 799-7233 and through chat.

The Deaf Hotline is available 24/7 through video phone at (855) 812-1001, email and chat. 

NEIU Counseling Services offers mental health and well-being checks by phone at (773) 442-4650.

Illinois Department of Human Services offers housing and other resources at (800) 843-6154 or by email.

Food Pantry List

ICNA Relief

2809 W. Devon 
Chicago, IL 60659

(312) 451-3444

Care For Real

5341 N. Sheridan 
Chicago, IL 60640

(773) 769-6182

Evanston Vineyard

2495 Howard
Evanston, IL 60202

(847) 328-4544

Salvation Army 

1403 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

(847) 866-9770

St. Thomas of Canterbury

4827 N. Kenmore Ave.
Chicago IL 60640

(773) 878-5507

Cornerstone Community Outreach

4626 N. Clifton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640


Lincoln Square Friendship

2711 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

(773) 907-6388

North Park Friendship Center

3448 W. Foster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

(773) 267-8395

Lakeview Pantry

3945 N. Sheridan
Chicago, IL 60613

(773) 525-1777

Albany Park Food Pantry

3253 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

(773) 478-7941

Safety Plans and Self-Care

A safety plan is a set of actions that can help lower your risk of being hurt by your partner. It includes information specific to you and your life that will increase your safety at school, home and other places that you go on a daily basis. 

Staying Safe During COVID-19 from the National Domestic Violence Hotline

Interactive Guide to Safety Planning from