When you’re in the midst of an emergency or coping with the aftermath of trauma, it’s important to be able to get help quickly. Pillars Community Health has been offering Crisis Intervention Services since 1976. Our Crisis Team helps stabilize personal and family emergencies and sudden traumas that impact entire communities. These services are available in English and Spanish, at NO COST to the client or community.
Mobile Crisis Services
Pillars Community Health’s 24-hour Crisis Intervention Services help stabilize personal and family emergencies involving suicidal and homicidal behavior, severe aggression toward others, and mental illness; family conflict and domestic violence; and residential eviction. Staff also help clients cope with a recent loss; address substance abuse issues; provide support amid sudden traumas that affect entire communities; assist law enforcement with crises; and counsel students and faculty when there is a death or major incident in the community or school. Call the Crisis Team at 708-PILLARS (708-745-5277) and follow the prompts to speak to a crisis worker.
Crisis workers are available 24 hours a day through our crisis hotline:
Screening, Assessment and Support Services (SASS)
SASS assists children and adolescents experiencing a mental health crisis and their families. SASS staff provide screening to see if an inpatient psychiatric hospitalization is needed and provide 90-day crisis stabilization (including intense home-based therapy and case management with linkage to long-term programs). If a child goes into the hospital, SASS will join the hospital team to care for the child and provide services when he or she returns home.
As a team we are focused on crisis stabilization, but we are also focused on links to long-term services to help our clients avoid future crises. Visit our Behavioral Health page to learn about Outpatient Mental Health and Addictions Services.
The Living Room
Learn about The Living Room in La Grange, a peer-run alternative to the emergency room for mental health concerns and crises
Crisis Text Line
Prefer to text? Reach out to the National Crisis Text Line. Text “NOW” to 741-741.
Not in crisis but want to talk to someone? Call the Warm Line at 866-359-7953 and select option #5. This resource, provided by the Illinois Mental Health Collaborative, connects individuals and families with specialists and mentors who can help support you or as a family member who is living with mental illness.
Trying to access FSP funding through the state of Illinois? Learn how our Family Support Program can assist you with the application.