Below, you will find a collection of national resources to assist you in responding to crisis situations.
Please familiarize yourself and your team with the reporting requirements for your state and county along with any policies that your organization might have. If your church doesn not already have a list of local crisis resources, we suggest putting one together of organizations your church has vetted.
These organizations are not endorsed or vetted by the American Association of Christian Counselors or Gloo. It is your responsibility to research the organizations prior to referring them to an Explorer.
Find Local Crisis Help
Help Finder: https://helpfinder.org/
Christian Care Connect: Find a Christian Mental Health Professional: https://www.connect.aacc.net/
Christian Residential Treatment Center Referral Network: 1-800-537-1596
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 or 988
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (Options for Deaf and Hard of Hearing) For TTY Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255
Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline: 1-800-950-6264 or text HOME to 741-741
National Alliance on Mental Illness Crisis Chat: https://www.nami.org/help
National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 1-800-787-7233 or text START to 88788
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, PRESS 1 or text 838255
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline: 1-800-662-4357
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Disaster Distress Hotline: Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66-746
Help with Bills: https://www.usa.gov/help-with-bills
Disaster Financial Assistance: https://www.usa.gov/disaster-help-food-housing-bills
Military and Veterans