Community Resources

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.

Community services
Aunt Bertha - Search for free or reduced-cost services like medical care, food, job training and more.

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.


BIPOC and LGBTQ Communities Mental Health Resources
The Asian Mental Health Project - Aims to educate and empower Asian communities seeking mental healthcare.

Behavioral Health Division of the Indian Health Service - Promotes the integration of behavioral health and primary care treatment, while respecting the balance, wellness, and resilience of AI/AN people.

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM) - Group aimed at removing the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. They do this through education, training, advocacy and the creative arts.

Black Lives Matter Meditations - Guided meditation directed toward healing racial trauma.

Black Men Heal - Limited and selective free mental health service opportunities for Black men.

Black Mental Wellness - Provides access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, as well as training opportunities for students and professionals.

Black Women’s Health Imperative - Organization advancing health equity and social justice for Black women through policy, advocacy, education, research and leadership development.

Circles of Care - A SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services, Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center program that creates models of care for American Indian and Alaska Native youth.

Dear Black Women Project - An affirmation movement for Black women by Black women—includes affirmations, resources, therapist connection, and events.

Ebony’s Mental Health Resources by State - List of Black-owned and focused mental health resources by state as compiled by Ebony magazine.

Indian Country Child Trauma Center - Develops trauma-related treatment protocols, outreach materials, and service delivery guidelines specifically designed for American Indian and Alaska Native children and their families.

Liberate Meditation - An app created by BIPOC folks for BIPOC community.

The Loveland Foundation - Prioritizes opportunity, action, validation, and healing for communities of color with a particular focus on Black girls and women. Includes a therapy fund to aid Black women and girls seeking therapy nationally.

The Nap Ministry - Explores and promotes the healing power of napping for BIPOC communities—with a focus on Black people—whose rest is challenged by the ever-present trauma in their lives.

One Sky Center - National resource center for American Indigenous and Alaskan Indigenous communities for access to health, education, and research.

Ourselves Black - Provides information on promoting mental health and developing positive coping mechanisms through a podcast, online magazine and online discussion groups.

POC Online Classroom - Contains readings on the importance of self-care, mental health care, and healing for people of color and within activist movements.

Racial Trauma Guide - Virtual guide on coping with racial stressors and being an ally, developed by the EMPOWER (Engaging Minorities in Prevention Outreach Wellness Education & Research) Lab.

Sista Afya - Organization that provides mental wellness education, resource connection and community support for Black women.

The SIWE Project - Non-profit dedicated to promoting mental health awareness throughout the global Black community.

The Steve Fund - Organization focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.

Stronghearts Native Helpline - A safe, anonymous, and confidential domestic, dating, and sexual violence helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives, offering culturally appropriate support and advocacy. Call 1-844-7NATIVE daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT.

Unapologetically Us - Online community for Black women to seek support.

We R Native - For indigenous youth: information about health, relationships, education—all things youth-centered. Also offers various contests and grants.


Domestic violence
National Domestic Violence hotline, 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) - Operates around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost. Provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence - Provides resources for victims of 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.

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. 

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). 

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. 

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. 

PTSD Foundation of America - 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. 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. 

National Center for PTSD

National Center for PTSD Free Mobile Apps

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
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255 - Provides free, confidential, 24/7 support for people in distress and prevention and crisis resources for individuals and their loved ones.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to individuals affected by suicide.


Wildfire Resources
American Red Cross - Information on how to prepare for a wildfire and recovering after a wildfire.

CalFIRE - Federal and county level resources for disaster preparedness and victims.

CalFIRE Fire Safety Education - Information that will help you make your home and your family more fire safe all year round, learn how to make a plan and be informed.

California Fire Safe Council - California's home page for learning more about the role of Fire Safe Councils in promoting wildfire readiness.

DisasterAssistance.gov - Federal resources for individuals impacted by disasters.

FEMA: Disaster Services - Emergency Preparedness Checklist - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides an emergency checklist, home hazard plan, escape plan and instructions for assembling a fire safety kit.

Fire Information Engine Tool Kit - Fire information for researchers, home owners and community leaders.

Firewise's Online Learning Center - Learn the basics of wildfire behavior and how improvements to your vegetation and home structure can increase your chances of survival.

Homeowner's Wildfire Mitigation Guide - The University of California's Wildfire Mitigation Guide for Homeowners.

Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety Wildfire Page - Information on how to protect your home from wildfire and fascinating videos that demonstrate common hazards for home ignition.

OES Emergency Preparedness Page - The Governor's Office of Emergency Services provides a checklist to help you go it alone for three days.

Ready.gov - Federal guidance on preparing for disasters in advance.

ReadyForWildfire.org - Prepare Your Family Disaster Plan - Steps to take to prepare your Family Disaster Plan, find evacuation tips, make your home fire safe and more.


Mental health virtual provider directories


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