After-Hours Helpline & Urgent Crisis Services

After normal business hours, including weekend and holidays, telephone crisis assessment, consultation, and support is available by contacting us at 574-631-7336. Our after-hours counseling service is staffed by licensed counselors who can provide immediate assistance by phone regarding a variety of issues that require on-the-spot help or consultation, and can facilitate transition to UCC daytime services. Members of the Notre Dame community who are urgently concerned about a Notre Dame student, may also call for consultation.

If you need immediate medical assistance, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

PLEASE NOTE: UCC crisis services are NOT available when the University is CLOSED during Christmas break.

If the student of concern is outside of the local Notre Dame area, using local or national crisis resources may be a more appropriate option.

Other Important Notre Dame Resources

Notre Dame Police Department
University Health Services
Health and Wellness Consultants

National/Local Hotlines & Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Also provides online chat support.

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741

The TREVOR Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. These include a hotline and online, crisis intervention chat service.

Trans Lifeline
Dial 877-565-8860 or visit for many more services

See also:

Sexual Assault Resources

South Bend Police: Emergency, 911, Non-emergency information, 574-235-9201
Memorial Epworth Center 574-647-8400
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE or 1-800-787-3224 (TTD)
Oaklawn Mental Health 574-533-1234
National AIDS Information Hotline: 1-800-342-AIDS
Linea nacional de SIDS (Spanish): 1-800-344-SIDA
TTY-TTD AIDS Hotline: 1-800-AIDS-TTY
St. Joseph County Health Department: 574-235-9725