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Welcome to the Library

Here you will find a host of resources sorted by topic that you may find helpful or simply interesting.  Below are general resources.

211 United Way: or 1-800-233-4357

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)

Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online)

Crisis Text Line: Text "START" TO 741-741

Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288) also 

Planned Parenthood Hotline: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526)

American Association of Poison Control Centers: 1-800-222-1222

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration: 1-800-622-4357

LGBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564

TREVOR Crisis Hotline: 1-866-488-7386

AIDS Crisis Line: 1-800-448-0440 or HRSA

Veterans Crisis Line:

Suicide Prevention Wiki:

Crises Resources For Chicago Land Area


 Your Elected Officials

Understand State and Local Government

Find and contact your elected officials

Register to vote Iowa - Illinois

Iowa/Illinois Legislators

Get ballot ready and vote 


Understanding Systemic Racism and White Privilege 

Sign the NAACP Petition

Sign petition at

Join and/or donate to organizations or movements such as NAACP or Black Lives Matter both nationally and locally.

Here are other Top Black Organizations and Non-Profits

Educate yourself and others.  See the section below titled "Multiculturalism and Social Justice" anti-racism resources and MFT resources

Take and encourage others to complete the Implicit Bias Test

Use hashtags #wearedonedying #blacklivesmatter #blackouttuesday #protectblacklives #investincommunities #defundpolice #stopdisinformation

 Your Elected Officials

Understand State and Local Government

Find and contact your elected officials

Register to vote

Get ballot ready and vote 

Managing Police Encounters

10 Rules when Dealing with Police

5 Rules when Recording Police

Youtube Flex Your Rights


“At the heart of each religion is the principle....words are meant to transmit meaning; we should keep the meaning and forget the words.”    - John Bowker

Political Literature

Social Development


Spend time around people

Volunteer to meet like minded people

Join social media groups that interest you 

Explore events at your local community center

Join a club, group or organization you like 

Start a conversation (small talk) with everyone

Reintroduce your self at the end of the conversation

Accept and attend all invitations

Ask other people to do things

Keep friends by being a good friend

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