Find a Drop-in

Not all these places may offer mental health services, but they can help you navigate finding a provider

The Night Ministry

Services include social service referrals and case management.

Locations & Hours
1735 N Ashland Ave Ste 2000, Chicago, IL 60622
Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Contact them
Phone: (773) 784-9000; Email:

La Casa Norte

Through the support of our partners, we are able to offer clients access to mental health, substance abuse treatment, and other needed assistance to support their increased housing and economic stability.

Locations & Hours
3533 W. North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
9:00am - 6:00pm

Contact them
(773) 276 4900

Purple People

We provide homeless and at-risk young adults ages 14 to 26 with resources and support needed to overcome challenging situations. Youth have access to mentoring, support, health education, and various other services to help them break out of the cycle of homelessness.

Locations & Hours
3614 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60613
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:30pm - 9:00p.m.

Contact them

Are there any age restrictions to use their services?
Age 14-26

Covenant House IL (CHIL)

Through collaborative agreements with leading agencies, Covenant House is able to provide access to mental health services on-site. During the intake process, trained staff work with the youth to identify any immediate needs and determine the best plan of action for each individual. Those who choose to may access treatment for mental health and substance abuse issues through Covenant House’s community partnerships.

Locations & Hours
30 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654
8:00am - 3:00pm

Contact them
(312) 759-7888

Broadway Youth Center

BYC provides basic needs assistance, resource advocacy, mental wellness supports, on-site psychiatry services, and telehealth. 

Locations & Hours

4009 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613 9am-11:15am Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 12pm-2pm Saturday Closed Wednesdays

Contact them

(773) 388-1600 ext 9

What is the approximate wait time to meet with a counselor?

The closer to 10am you can arrive, the better. Slots start to fill up after that.   

In what other languages can I get help?

Spanish translation is available

Is there some help in paying for services?

Yes, based on income ($5 for low income). If unemployed, you can sign a waiver for no income. If employed, you have to email check stubs. Regardless of insurance status, BYC never takes payments on-site. 

Are there any age restrictions to use their services?

Ages 12-24 

Do I need to schedule an appointment or can I walk in?

They take walk-ins.

Do they take Medicaid? 


Are they queer friendly?


Do they work with trans youth?