The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies offers counseling services to provide a safe space for students to talk about personal issues or challenges that prevent personal and academic growth.  Counseling Services provides individual counseling, crisis intervention, and referral to the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies student body.

To contact counseling services, please send an email to

Resources and Hotlines

Below are a list of facilities, phone numbers and websites for easy reference. These resources may give you the information and support you need to succeed at SLU and in life.

Please remember, the lists below will provide you with only some resources. If you would like to speak with a counselor or obtain more referrals, you can contact the Counseling Center and we will be happy to help you.

NYC Well (Available 24 hours/seven days a week)
1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)
Text WELL to 65173
Provides free mental health support, peer support, crisis counseling and referrals via phone, text or chat 24/7/365 in more than 200 languages.

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CUNY Crisis Text Line

The CUNY Crisis Text Line is a not-for-profit organization with which CUNY has contracted, offering crisis counseling access, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This tool is a service that provides CUNY students access to a trained Crisis Counselor to assist in problem-solving and safety planning during moments of crisis, using SMS messaging.

Hotlines & Websites
(All hotlines are open 24 hrs/7 days a week)

Anonymous self-assessment as well as articles and information pertaining to various mental health issues.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(800) 273-8255
(Veterans-Press “1”)
Provide information, intervention skills and community resources for depression and suicide prevention.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

(800) 662-4357 (English & Spanish)
Provides referrals to individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues.

NYC Emergency Food Hotline
(866) 888-8777 (English and Spanish)
Assists with referrals for emergency food, food stamps, Medicaid, child care, homeless services, and more.

Healthy CUNY – Promoting health for academic success

Department of Homeless Services Hotline

(800) 994-6494 (English & Spanish)
Information on shelters & 24 hr drop in centers (which provide food, shower, medical services). Referrals for psychiatric/mental health care, and alcohol & drug treatment centers and more based on needs of the individual.

Safe Horizon Hotlines

– Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 621-HOPE (4673)
– Crime Victims Hotline: (866) 689-HELP (4357)
– Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline: (212) 227-3000
– TDD phone number for all hotlines: (866) 604-5350
Provides shelter, counseling services, safety planning, court/legal assistance and support groups.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-SAFE (7233)
Provides crisis intervention, information and referrals for victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families.

Legal Aid Society of NY

(212) 577-3300
Offers free legal advice and representation in criminal and civil areas (family & health law, homeless rights, housing issues, immigration status and public assistance).

LGBT National Hotline

(888) 843-4564
Hours: Monday through Friday from 4pm to midnight. Saturday from noon to 5pm.
Offers free and confidential services to callers of all ages about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and lots more!

To contact counseling services, please send an email to