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To help our community thrive, the Highwood Public Library & Community Center offers supportive and mental health resources free of charge.
All services are offered in Spanish. Case Management is offered in English and Spanish.
Additional resources are available here.
Case Management

Connect to resources that you need such as health insurance, financial assistance, housing, employment, medical care, and food assistance.

By appointment.
Contact Viri at
vgonzalez@highwoodlibrary.org

Individual Therapy

Offers one-on-one sessions with caring and licensed therapists to help individuals heal, grow, and move toward more productive, healthy lives.

By appointment.
Contact Yenny at
yavila@highwoodlibrary.org

Life and Wellness Coaching

Offers one-on-one sessions with a certified life coach to define and achieve personal health and wellness goals.

By appointment.
Contact Erika at
equezada@highwoodlibrary.org

Guided Meditations

A space for guided meditations so that you can start, continue, resume or deepen your meditative practice and find peace and calm.

In the Library and on Zoom. Contact Erika at
equezada@highwoodlibrary.org

Charlas con Propósito

Conversations with a purpose in Spanish to learn basic information on different health topics and various community resources for the whole family.

Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm
In Person at the Library
Contact Carolina at cibarra@highwoodlibrary.org

Support Groups

Provides an opportunity for the community to share personal experiences and feelings and develop coping strategies.

Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30pm
No appointment needed.
Contact Viri at
vgonzalez@highwoodlibrary.org

Community Conversations and Workshops

Conversations in Spanish to help process difficult emotions and feelings to break the stigma around mental health.

Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00pm. In the Library and on Zoom. Contact Erika at
equezada@highwoodlibrary.org

Zumba

Join us for dance classes that are fun, energetic and make you feel great.

Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
At the Highwood Rec Center. Contact Carolina at cibarra@highwoodlibrary.org

Partner Resources

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Immigration and Legal Aid

North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic | Call (847) 737-4042

  • U Visa Assistance
  • Immigration Assessment
  • Fraud
  • Domestic Violence
  • By appointment only
  • English | Spanish
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Prosecution and Victim Services

Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office | Call (847) 377-3000

  • Legal process and victims’ rights
  • Enforcement of victim’s constitutional and statutory rights
  • Assessment of victim situation and referrals to other services
  • English | Spanish | other needed languages
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Case Management and Resources

United Way of Lake County | Call (211)

  • Available resources in Lake County
  • English | Spanish | other needed languages

Mano a Mano Family Resource Center | Call (847) 201-1521 or (224) 662-1501

  • Financial assistance to victims
  • By appointment only
  • English | Spanish

Moraine Township | Call (847) 432-3240

  • Food Pantry
  • Financial assistance
  • Affordable housing
  • English | Spanish

Catholic Charities | Call 847-782-4100

  • Housing assistance
  • LIHEAP assistance
  • English | Spanish
Other Resources

211 Helpline
Provides immediate resource navigation for community members who need to find available resources for those impacted. 211 is free, confidential, 24/7, and multilingual, with English and Spanish-speaking staff and assistance to other languages via interpreters in 150 languages.

  • Search for updated list of available resources at https://bit.ly/211NowHP or visit 211LakeCounty.org
  • Call 2-1-1 for live resource navigation with a 211 specialist
  • Text your zip code to 898211 for live resource navigation with a 211 specialist

Lake County Mobile Crisis Hotline
Can immediately link the community to mental health services and provide mental health referrals, 24/7. The team can help find a safe place to recover if needed. Emergency transportation may be provided to shelters, crisis respite centers, hospitals, or substance use treatment centers.

  • Call 847-377-8088 for a live crisis counselor.

Veterans Crisis Line
Provides 24/7, confidential, crisis support to all veterans, all service members, National Guard and Reserve, and family members and friends.

  • Call 988, select option 1