Support Resources for Being Away from Campus During the Holidays

ANNOUNCEMENT (Posted 12/3/2019):

Winter break housing is available for students currently living on campus. The cost is $500 and the deadline to sign up is December 16th.

If you are planning to stay on campus during winter break but need financial assistance to cover a portion of the cost or the full cost, you can speak with an LGBTQ Center staff member about your options either by visiting the LGBTQ Center or sending an email to LGBTQ@purdue.edu to schedule an appointment. Visit University Residence's Winter Housing page for more information and to access the application form.

Tips for being home during the holidays

On-Campus Support Services

CAPS Crisis Resources & After Hours Line: Call (765) 494-6995, then press 1.

Additional on- and off-campus mental health resources

Office of the Dean of Students: 765.494.1747 (Open Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm) 

Crisis Support Services through the Office of the Dean of Students: For urgent situations occurring after 5:00pm or when the university is closed, you can call the the Office of the Dean of Students On-Call Team (OOT) at 765-494-8221. The Purdue Police Department will answer your phone call and will contact a staff member in the Office of the Dean of Students who is on-call and available to respond. The on-call staff member will reach out to you to address any needs that may arise. Team members offer assistance, support and resource information to help resolve any crises you may encounter.

Supportive Organizations and Hotlines

Trevor Project - A national 24-hour, toll free confidential crisis and suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth. Chat and text options also available. 866-488-7386

National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 24/7, free suicide prevention hotline. 1-800-273-8255

Trans Lifeline - Trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive, 24/7. 877-565-8860

Crisis Text Line - Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via a medium people already use and trust: text. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained counselor will respond from a secure online platform to assist you.

NAMI Helpline (provides resources, but unable to provide assistance for crisis or suicide prevention) – National Alliance on Mental Illness helpline is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance. The NAMI HelpLine is not a hot line, crisis line or suicide prevention line. 1-800-950-6264Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 6:00pm (ET)

Fenway Health Peer Listening Line (for people 25 years and younger) LGBT Helpline (for people 25 years and older) - Talk to trained volunteers about safer sex, coming out, where to find gay-friendly establishments, HIV and AIDS, depression, suicide, and anti-gay/lesbian harassment and violence, as well as receiving help identifying LGBT groups and services in your local area.

  • Peer Listening Line: 800-399-7337, Monday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • LGBT Helpline: 888-340-4528, Monday - Saturday, 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Local, State, and National LGBTQ Resources and Organizations