Community Resources

No matter the challenge, there's always somewhere to turn

Below is a list of hotlines, websites, and support groups you can contact to receive help for yourself or a loved one for issues related to alcoholism, domestic violence, drug abuse, mental health concerns, suicide prevention, and traumatic events, as well as resources for BIPOC and LGBTQ communities, local services, and disaster preparedness and relief.

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  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)
    As of July 16, 2022, 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code to call or text the lifeline. 988 is a direct connection to compassionate, accessible care and support for anyone experiencing thoughts of suicide, a mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional or mental health-related distress.
    • Call/Text:  Dial 988 if you are in crisis or if you are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. For TTY users, use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988.
    • Chat: Use the Lifeline Chat feature to send a chat to the lifeline.
    • Resources and Information

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.
  • Al-Anon: Help and hope for family and friends of alcoholics. Locate meetings, get answers to frequently asked questions, and find resources and information how to help a loved one.
  • Alateen: A place just for teens affected by someone else’s alcoholism.
  • American Addiction Centers, Provides detailed information about substance use support groups for the individual and their family members, including the types of groups available, the benefits of joining, and frequently asked questions, as well as links to find a group near you.
   Mental Health Resources
  • 988 Lifeline
  • 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 the 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 (844-7NATIVE): A safe, anonymous, and confidential domestic, dating, and sexual violence helpline offering culturally appropriate support and advocacy for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Operates daily from 8:00am to 11:00pm ET.
  • 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.
  Provider Directories
  • Aunt Bertha: Search for free or reduced-cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.
  • Narcotics Anonymous: A group of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. Membership is open to anyone for whom drugs have become a major problem and who has a desire to stop using.
  • American Addiction Centers ( Provides detailed information about substance use support groups for the individual and their family members. Learn about the types of groups that are available, the 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.
  • 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, or who may become homeless in a few weeks or days.
  • 988 Lifeline: Information and resources for yourself and to help support loved ones who identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • The Trevor Project hotline (866-488-7386): Provides 24/7/365 crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ young people under 25.
  • PFLAG: Provides resources and 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 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 toll-free 24-hour hotlines on a variety of topics.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline (800-950-6264): Dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Offers support groups nationwide. Operates Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm ET. 
  • About Face for Veterans: Learn about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from Veterans who've experienced it first-hand. To hear their stories and about how specific PTSD therapies turned their lives around, select "Veteran Interviews" from the left side of the page. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 veteran and their family so that the focus remains on their journey to healing. Combat Trauma Help Line 877-717-7873. 
  • National Center for PTSD
  • National Center for PTSD Free Mobile Apps
  • PTSD Treatment Decision Aid 
  • 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 CentersPart of the VA, but located separately from the larger VA medical centers, Vet Centers provide free counseling services to combat veterans 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.
    • Find your nearest Vet Center using the Vet Center Locator. We encourage you to call even if there is not a location close to you, since they often offer Telehealth 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). 
  • Veterans Administration Transition and Care Management (TCM) Team - Case Managers, who are either nurses or social workers, help Post-9/11 Veterans (combat and non-combat) to coordinate all patient care activities, get access to mental health services, and navigate through the VA system.

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