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Winter Hours & Support Resources

Light blue, white, and grey leaves, branches, and stars framing a wide, dark blue rectangle. In the center is light blue text that reads,

WLRC and CAN will be closed December 18, 2023 – January 5, 2024.

A CAN advocate can be reached through December 21:

  • Call: (312) 413-8206
  • Text: (312) 488-9784
  • Email:
  • Submit an Ask an Advocate form

We look forward to seeing you when we reopen on January 8.

Wishing you a warm winter break and a happy new year!


Finding Additional Support during Winter Break

Outside our regular business hours, you can contact a 24-hour hotline anytime to speak with an advocate via phone, text message, or online chat. We encourage you to bookmark their websites or save their phone numbers in case of an emergency:

The Network – Advocating Against Domestic Violence

  • Chat online
  • Call: (877) 863-6338 (877-TO END DV)

National Domestic Violence Hotline

  • Chat online
  • Text: START to 88788
  • Call: (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
  • TTY: (800) 787-3224

Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline

  • Chat online
  • Call or Text: (888) 293-2080

National Sexual Assault Hotline

  • Chat online
  • Call: (800) 656-HOPE (4673)
  • Download the RAINN mobile app

If it feels hard, that’s because it is hard. Please ask for help–you deserve it!

From the staff and students of WLRC, we wish you a restful and joy-filled holiday season that is spent with loved ones and in service of love, community, and justice.