The Living Room

A Free, Inviting Space For Support

An accessible alternative to visiting a hospital or emergency room

The Living Room is open to all and welcomes anyone who is experiencing an emotional or mental health crisis to receive compassionate support in a safe, welcoming space.

You will be able to connect with one of our Peer Support Specialists who have experienced their own mental health journey.

Talk to someone who’s been there. Talk to a peer.

Drop in. Our door is open.


  • Monday – Thursday 9am – 7pm
  • Friday 9am – 4pm
  • Saturday 9am – 2pm
  • If you need support after hours, call (847) 441-5600 and select option 8.​


  • 1779 Maple Avenue, Northfield, IL 60093
  • We are just one block from public transportation and from I-94, at the Willow Road exit.
  • ADA-accessible space

Meet Your Peer Support Specialists

Mike Pignato

Peer Specialist

“I am grateful for the chance to positively impact another person’s life by providing peer support at the Living Room.”

Jake Royko

Peer Specialist

“This is a safe space where we can provide support, make a connection, or simply listen when someone needs a friend.”

Nichole Gallup

Peer Specialist

“The Living Room allows us to help each other through dark times. We are here to support, learn, and to give hope to others.”

John Thompson

Peer Specialist

“You can get help to get through difficult times. The Living Room offers confidential support from people like me who have personally ‘been there.'”

A safe and calming space

The Living Room Experience

You’re invited to take your time as you connect, regroup, and receive the support you need. Because we’ve all been there.

  • No reservations
  • No time limits
  • No judgment

Direct Phone Lines

The Living Room is supported by the
Illinois Department of Human Services.


After Hours Phone

If We’re Not Home When You Need Us

If you need additional support, explore our therapy options.

You don’t have to be a Josselyn client to come to the Living Room. But our doors are open to explore our other mental health care options, if and when you are ready.

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