Confidential Counselors

CARE (Center for Awareness, Response, and Education) 

633 Emerson Street, 3rd Floor 
Evanston Campus 
(847) 491-2054 

The mission of CARE is to provide information, advice, confidential crisis counseling, support, advocacy, referrals and education about sexual violence (including sexual assault, rape, intimate partner violence and stalking) as well as consent, healthy relationships and healthy sexuality to Northwestern University students.

Women’s Center (counseling services)

Evanston Campus: 2000 Sheridan Road 
(847) 491-2733

Chicago  Campus: Abbott Hall, Suite 1400 
710 North Lake Shore Drive  
(312) 503-3400

The Women’s Center offers confidential counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault, and/or relationship violence, as well as for those affected by sexual harassment and/or discrimination. The Women’s Center also provides support groups and programming on many issues. Services are available to all university community members.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) (for students)

Evanston Campus: 633 Emerson Street 
(847) 491-2151 
(847) 491-8100 (24-hour hotline)

Chicago Campus: Abbott Hall, 5th Floor
710 N. Lake Shore Drive  
(312) 503-0936

Housed within the Division of Student Affairs and with offices on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses, CAPS serves as the primary student mental health service at Northwestern University. CAPS provides a set of core services, including clinical services, educational workshops, and consultation with faculty, staff, and parents.

Alice Millar Chapel and Religious Center (chaplains) 

1870 Sheridan Road 
Evanston Campus 
(847) 491-7256 

The Chaplain and Associate Chaplains are available to talk confidentially with anyone who would benefit from a listening ear.  You do not need to belong to a religious tradition to talk with a chaplain. Services are available to all university community members.

NU Life Matters (Faculty and Staff Assistance Program)

1-855-547-1851 (24/7) or (username: northwestern; password: eap)

NU Life Matters: Provides confidential crisis intervention and short-term counseling for faculty and staff, as well as their household family members at no cost. For additional information: