Turning Point prepares new location in Evanston


Providing free and walk-in mental health crisis support, the new Turning Point Living Room site in Evanston is expected to open in July at 311 Elmwood Avenue, conveniently located right next to Ascension Saint Francis Hospital.

Immediate support, when you need it, free of charge.

An extension of Turning Point’s successful Living Room program in Skokie, the Living Room in Evanston offers an expertly staffed, calm and comfortable environment for adults experiencing crisis. The Living Room will be located just south of Ascension St. Francis Hospital.

Free of charge and available on a walk-in basis, the Living Room provides an alternative to hospital emergency rooms while delivering the expert and compassionate care that has distinguished Turning Point Behavioral Health for over 50 years. In the Living Room, trained recovery support specialists with personal experience in managing the challenges of mental illness collaborate with licensed therapists to provide crisis intervention, support, and mentoring. To offer a wide range of supports, Turning Point has partnered with trusted colleague organizations, PEER Services and Impact Behavioral Health Partners, to also offer employment assistance and support for substance use concerns. Beyond these key partners, a wide range of supports are available through Turning Point’s expansive network.

When you visit the Living Room, you step into a warm and welcoming environment, staffed by a team that is well trained to help and support you.

Turning Point is grateful for the support of its many partners on this project including the City of Evanston and Ascension Saint Francis Hospital, with the support of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, State Senator Laura Fine, and Evanston Mayor Daniel Biss.  To read Mayor Biss’ 2022 statement on the launch of this exciting new collaboration, please click HERE.


The Living Room at Turning Point:

Skokie location: 8324 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL 60077, (847)933-0051
Coming soon to Evanston at 311 Elmwood Avenue!

For more information on this new location:

Overview Flyer: Click HERE

Frequently Asked Questions: Click HERE

Some background on the project: Click HERE


About Turning Point: Turning Point Behavioral Health is a non-profit outpatient mental health center serving children and adults, with a mission to provide “solid support, when and where you need it most.” Each year, Turning Point provides approximately 28,000 service hours to 1,400 children and adults from throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, approximately 90% of whom are low income. Located in Skokie, Turning Point was honored with the 2017 Excellence in Mental Health Award from the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health, the 2015 Impact Award for Excellence in Behavioral Healthcare Management from the National Council for Behavioral Health, the 2017 Public Health Partners of Excellence Award from the Skokie Health Department and Board of Health, and the 2021 Skokie Business of the Year Award.