Community Resources

Community resources & support groups

Are you experiencing challenges with something in your life but you don’t know where to turn? Below is a list of hotlines, websites and support groups that you can contact to get help for yourself or a loved one related to alcoholism, domestic violence, drug abuse, LGBTQ, local community services, mental health, traumatic events/natural disasters and suicide prevention.

**Remember, if you are in crisis or considering suicide, or if you or someone you know is currently in danger, please call 911 immediately.**

Alcoholism/alcohol abuse
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    A group of recovering alcoholics who meet regularly to help each other stay sober. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.
  • American Addiction Centers, DrugAbuse.com
    Provides detailed information about substance use support groups for the individual and their family members – the types of groups that are available, benefits of joining and frequently asked questions – as well as links to find a group near you.

Community services

  • Aunt Bertha
    Search for free or reduced-cost services like medical care, food, job training and more.
Domestic violence
Drugs/opioid abuse
  • Narcotics Anonymous
    A group of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. Membership is open to anyone for whom drugs has become a major problem and who have a desire to stop using.
  • American Addiction Centers, DrugAbuse.com
    Provides detailed information about substance use support groups for the individual and their family members – the types of groups that are available, benefits of joining and frequently asked questions – as well as links to find a group near you.
  • Shatterproof
    A national nonprofit dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the U.S. Provides resources to find the right type of treatment and treatment facilities, support for recovery and education to combat stigma.
Homelessness
  • National Alliance to End Homelessness
    A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to end homelessness in the United States. Provides a list of steps to take to access shelter, food and healthcare in your community. 
  • National Coalition for the Homeless
    Provides resource information for individuals who identify are currently homeless, may become homeless in a few weeks or may become homeless in a few days.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ)
  • The Trevor Project hotline, 1-866-488-7386
    Operates 242/7/265. Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people under 25.
  • PFLAG
    Provides resource information for individuals who identify as LGBTQ, their families and advocates, and offers local resources and chapters to turn to for support.
  • Connect Safely
    A list of links to various resources for the LGBTQ community.

Mental health
  • Mental Health America (MHA)
    Offers a resource page that includes links to local MHA support groups as well as a comprehensive listing of national support groups, other helpful resources and national, toll-free 24-hour hotlines on a variety of topics.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline, 1-800-950-6264
    Helpline operates Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Eastern. Dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Offers support groups nationwide.
Natural disasters, traumatic events and crisis situations
  • MagellanHealth.com/CrisisCommunications
    Provides tip sheet resources and direct links to various topics on Ready.gov to help prepare/respond to many different crisis situations.
  • American Red Cross
    Delivers vital services – from providing relief and support to those in crisis, to helping you be prepared to respond in emergencies. Includes links to find local shelters and other resources.

PTSD Resources

Vets 4 Warriors 

Connect with other combat Veterans confidentially by phone by calling the Vets 4 Warriors program 24/7 at 1- 855-838-8255 or by visiting their website at vets4warriors.com/.

Veterans Administration (VA)

All VA Medical Centers offer PTSD treatment, even if there is no specific PTSD program. Contact your local VA Medical Center and ask for the Mental Health clinic. Many Vet Centers and VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics also offer PTSD treatment. VA PTSD Program Locator Tool: va.gov/directory/guide/PTSD.asp

Veterans Administration Transition and Care Management Team (TCM) TCM serves as a main point of contact for coordinating and accessing mental health services through the VA. Find your regional TCM contact by visiting: VA Transition and Care Management Team Locator.

Veterans Administration Centers

Part of the VA, but located in a separate location away from the larger VA medical centers, Vet Centers provide free counseling services for combat and victims of military sexual trauma (no records required for MST). The Vet Center offers group, individual, and couples/family counseling and help with any issues related to military service and re-adjustment to civilian life. You can find all of your nearest Vet Centers online here: Vet Center Locator . We encourage you to call even if there is not a location close to you, since they often offer Tele-health and Skype-based services. In addition, Vet Center staff are available toll free and around the clock at the Combat Call Center 877-WAR-VETS (927-8387). For more information on Vet Centers, please visit: vetcenter.va.gov/Vet_Center_Services.asp

Cohen Veterans Network

The Cohen Veterans Network provides quality, accessible, and comprehensive mental health care to veterans and their families regardless of ability to pay. Services are available to any person who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves, regardless of role or discharge status. For more information, please visit: cohenveteransnetwork.org/.

inTransition 

Free telephonic coaching program that helps veterans connect with mental health services. Service members can call to self-enroll 24/7 at 1-800-424-7877. For more information, please visit: pdhealth.mil/intransition

PTSD Foundation of America 

Providing Home and Healing for the Unseen Wounds of War: ptsdusa.org/
It is the mission of the PTSD Foundation of America to stop Veterans from taking their own lives. We do this by taking a whole-person approach, offering evidence-based peer-to-peer mentoring, both on an individual basis and in group settings. In addition, our programs and services are free to the Veteran and their family so that the focus remains on their journey to healing. FIND A CHAPTER ptsdusa.org/about-us/chapters/ Combat Trauma Help Line 877-717-7873.

Give An Hour 

Give an Hour (GAH) is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) that provides free and confidential counseling to military individuals, couples and families, and children and adolescents. Please visit: giveanhour.org/ to search for a therapist in your area.

National Center for PTSD 

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/

National Center for PTSD Free Mobile Apps 

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/appvid/mobile/index.asp

PTSD Treatment Decision Aid 

ptsd.va.gov/appvid/decisionaid_public.asp

About Face for Veterans 

Learn about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from Veterans who've experienced it first-hand. Hear their stories & find out how specific PTSD therapies turned their lives around. To view this interactive website, please visit: ptsd.va.gov/apps/AboutFace/videos/search.html and select "Veteran Interviews" from the left side of the page.

Suicide prevention and awareness

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This page is for your information only. It is not meant to give medical advice. It should not be used to replace a visit with a provider. Magellan Health does not endorse third-party resources that are mentioned here.

 

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