Student Wellness Resources

Working together, even when apart

Alverno is here for you during this challenging time. Whether you're a current student or a prospective one, a faculty or a staff member, a parent or an alumna, we're all navigating this together. And we're doing it the best way we know how — in #AlvernoStrong fashion. 

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Students are strongly discouraged from coming to campus. This will help to minimize the potential for transmission of the COVID-19 virus.



If you would like to make a counseling appointment please check your student email for a message marked ‘options for support during this stressful time’ for full details on scheduling.

Lisa Cathelyn, director of Campus Ministry, is also available to provide support at or 382-6352
If you are not feeling well and need advice, you can call or email Health Services Monday through Thursday, 9am to 3pm.  Please note that Health Services is not equipped to test, diagnose or treat the coronavirus so if you are having those symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), you should call your healthcare provider.  Health Services can assist you with the other common nagging health situations that affect students.

24-hour Confidential Crisis Lines

Basic Needs & Community Resources

  • Impact 2-1-1: Dial 211 or text your ZIP Code to TXT-211 (898-211)
    • Food, shelter, housing, and an exhaustive list of community resources
    • They also provide a “warmline” if you need to chat with someone


Mental Health Crisis Services

  • Milwaukee Mental Health Crisis Line: 414-257-7222
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Chat:
  • Veteran’s Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, Press 1
  • LGBTQ Crisis Services: The Trevor Project
  • 24/7 Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
  • Textline: 1-202-304-1200, Monday-Friday, 2pm – 9pm
  • Chat:
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “HOPELINE” to 741741
  • Crisis Text Line for Students of Color: Text “STEVE” to 741741


Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Crisis Services

  • Aurora Healing Center 24/7 Hotline, sexual abuse/assault: 414-219-5555
  • Sojourner Family Peace Center 24/7 Hotline, domestic/dating violence: 414-933-2722
  • Latina Resource Center 24/7 Hotline, habla español, domestic/dating violence & sexual assault/abuse: 414-389-6510
  • Milwaukee Women's Center 24/7 Crisis Line, domestic/dating violence: 414-671-6140
  • LGBTQ Anti-Violence Resource Line: 414-856-LGBT (5428).  This is not a 24-hour hotline.  A call will be returned to you within 24 hours on weekdays and varying hours on weekends.
  • Hmong American Women’s Association (HAWA) Hotline, Hmong-speaking advocates, domestic/dating violence & sexual assault/abuse: 1-877-740-4292


The CDC recommends the following measures to help prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses:


  • Avoid close contact with those who are ill
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue into the garbage
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces using household cleaning spray or wipes
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing

Please visit the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19.

A note to prospective students:
The Alverno Admissions and Financial Aid Teams are here for you. Although our on-campus tours, visits and events are postponed, we still want to connect. Visit to start or continue your journey to becoming #AlvernoStrong.