Emergency Contacts

National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network Sexual Assault Hotline
1.800.656.4673 |

National Child Abuse Hotline
1.800.422.4453 |

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1.800.799.7233 |

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
1.866.331.9474 |


Domestic Violence Advocates & Shelters in Chicago*

Connections for Abused Women and Their Children:

The Salvation Army Family & Community Services:

Neopolitan Lighthouse:

Family Rescue:

Between Friends:


Domestic Abuse and Addiction*


*This is not an all-inclusive list. Resources listed are for informational purposes only. Please contact the sources directly if you have questions about their organization and methods or need their current list of services. 


People You Should Know



Seida Hood

Hi there! I help people move past fragile and/or broken phases of their relationships in order to experience fulfilled, healthy lives. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I own a private practice (From The Heart Counseling) in St. Charles, IL. I have worked with teens since 2008 and I specialize in working with angry/aggressive kids with severe emotional/behavioral disorders, kids who have experienced trauma & frustrated parents. I believe you already have the tools you need to transform your relationships. I provide individual, family + group therapy sessions. For my online Tribe members, I create articles, worksheets, workbooks + host (online/live) workshops to help you learn to use those tools effectively!

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Seida has written a wonderful, easy-to-read workbook entitled, “20 Days to Better Relationships”

For more information, click here



Camesha L. Jones MSW

Camesha L. Jones, MSW is the Founder and Mental Wellness Director of Sista Afya. She has lived with a mental disorder for over 3 years and was able to overcome many challenges to achieve optimal mental wellness. Camesha created Sista Afya to help other Black women experiencing mental health challenges to get the information, community support, and the connection to resources necessary to be mentally well.

Sista Afya LLC. is s​ocial impact business whose mission is to sustain the mental wellness of Black women through sharing information, building community, and connecting Black women to quality mental wellness providers. Sista Afya is based in Chicago, Illinois and provides monthly support groups, community education, resource connection that is simple, accessible and centers the experiences of Black women. To learn more about Sista Afya visit: