Monthly Archives: May 2012

Know Your Rights! For Queer & Trans People

Check out a legal guide and a resource list for queer and trans people from the National Lawyers Guild – designed specifically for this weekend’s actions!

Know Your Rights legal guide

Contacts resource list

Check out our Wellness Center May 14-21

We are organizing first aid and wellness support for the thousands of protesters expected to take part in actions against the NATO summit May 14-21. Our Wellness Center, located on the third floor of GracePlace (637 S. Dearborn), will provide advanced first aid and holistic care. For questions about the Wellness Center call Chicago Action Medical at 872-216-6226.

We expect the hours will be:

Monday May 14 – 10am-6pm
Tuesday May 15- 10am-10pm
Wednesday May 16- 10am-10pm
Thursday May 17 – 10am-10pm
Friday May 18- 9am-10pm
Saturday May 19- 9am-10pm
Sunday May 20- 9am-10pm
Monday May 21-10am- 10pm

If you are interested in volunteering, please write to stating when you can come, as well as what your medical or holistic care background is. We ask that volunteers sign up for at least 2 hours at a time. Orientation and ongoing training will be provided during your shift(s).

Referral List for NATO Medics

Emergency Services: 911
National Lawyer’s Guild Chicago: 312.913.0039
Chicago Action Medical: 872-216-6226
311 (non-emergency city services): Information about emergency food, transit, food pantries, and more
Chicago Action Medical (CAM) Crisis Hotline (May 18-21 10a-10p): 1.872.216.5306. Off-hours:
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.7233
Veterans Crisis Line: 1.800.273.8255 (Press “1”)
Suicide Hotline: 1.800.784.2433- Connect you to local resources
Mental Health Crisis Hotline (24/7): 1.773.769.0205

Warm Lines

Georgia Peer Support Warmline (24/7): 1.888.945.1414
Cincinnati Peer Support Warmline (24/7): 513.931.9276
Veterans Peer Support Warmline (24/7): 1.877.927.8387
San Francisco Sex Info Line (M-Th 6p-12a, F 6-9p): 1.415.989.7374
National LGBT Hotline (M-F 4p-12a, Sat 12p-5p): 1.888.843.4564
Backline Pregnancy Options talk line (M-Th 8p-1a, F-Sun 1p-6p): 1.888.493.0092

Chicago Crisis Hotlines

(Use for sexual assault referrals)

State of Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.877.863.6338. Offers counseling services for people who have experienced and/or witnessed domestic violence and info on local shelters and counseling centers.
Rainbow House (Chicago) Hotline: 1.800.913.0065, TTY: 1.773.762.6802
Chicago Abused Women’s Hotline: 1.773.278.4566, TTY: 1.773.278.4114
Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline: 1.888.293.2080

Holistic Healthcare

Sage Community Health Collective. 2514 W. Armitage, #205 1.847.232.4718

12-Step Help Lines

Chicago AA (24/7): 1.312.346.1475
Chicago NA (24/7): 1.708.848.4884; En Español: 1.708.848.5194

Resist NATO community

Wellness Center: Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn St. Hours: M14: 10a-6p, M15-17: 10a-10p, M18-20: 9a-10p, M21: 10a-10p. First Aid, chemical decontamination, health consultation, herbal remedies, bodywork, massage, and more. Accessible via Red Line, all Loop trains, and the #62 bus route.
Camping and Housing for protesters:
Trinity Episcopal Church, 125 E. 26th St. Camping available May 19-21. Accessible via Red Line, Bus routes #4 and #29
First Trinity Lutheran Church, 643 W. 31st St. Accessible via Orange Line and #8 bus
Housing Requests:,

NATO summit

Actions around the NATO summit will be happening May 14-21, 2012, with the largest days on the 19-21.  Chicago Action Medical is excited to be a part of supporting these actions, and hosting out of town medics.  If you are planning on attending these actions send an e-mail to to get placed on our NATO medic listserve.