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U and I Care: Community Support

Build a social support system- Living apart from families and childhood friends can feel lonely at times. And, it can sometimes be difficult to feel comfortable in a new community.  Take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone! Forming relationships with peers in your classes can help create a sense of community support for one another.   Social support can also extend past your own relationships; Learning about the resources and initiatives that your communities (UIC, your town, and your neighborhood!) have created to support one another can be a way to get involved, receive resources, and be a part of a support system.  UIC has a plethora of options for supportwellness, and student involvement