Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow.'
-Mary Anne Radmacher, American author and artist
1-800-273-8255; Text 741741
Link to chat line, phone number, and multiple resources for suicide prevention, loss and disaster survivors, attempt survivors, youth, veterans, Native Americans, and LGBTQ+.
Trans suicide prevention hotline. Peer support services, material support, advocacy, education, and resources for LGBTQ+ individuals in need.
1-888-373-7888; TTY:77; Text 233733
Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery in every state. Be vigilant. Be informed. Link to chat line and statistics and information regarding human trafficking in West Virginia.
1-800-799-7233; Text 233733;
Link to chat line, phone number, video chat, and resources for those experiencing domestic violence.
If a child is experiencing a mental health crisis, contact the Children's Mobile Crisis Unit: 1-844-WVKIDS-1 (1-844-985-4371).
Support During COVID-19
24/7 NAMI Helpline Phone Number: (800) 950-6264
SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Caregiver and Family Support
Birth to Three: System of services for children three and under who have a delay in their development or may be at-risk for having a delay.
DHHR Family Assistance: Emergency and disaster assistance, refugee support, CPS, and APS.
Foster Care and Adoption: Steps on how to become a foster care provider.
Foster Closets: A list of locations of "closets" offering free basic supplies and clothing for children placed in care.
Healthy Grandfamilies WV: Information and resources for grandparents raising grandchildren in West Virginia.
Mission WV: Non-profit agency that recruits families for foster and adoptable youth. They provide life skills education and community connections for children in foster care or the adoption process. Foster and Adoption Resources are made available through Mission WV including an information guide, resource library, family stories, scholarships, awards.
MODIFY Program: Mentoring with Oversight for Developing Independence with Foster Youth (MODIFY) provides ongoing support, including education vouchers, to youths 18-20 who are transitioning out of foster care. They also provide assistance to the DHHR, foster families, and group foster care residential facilities.
Legal Aid of WV: Non-profit agency offering legal advice and services to relatives raising the children of other relatives, whether on a permanent or temporary basis. They offer connection to resources, legal advice, and assistance with issues such as custody and court orders. Find your region.
National Youth Advocate Program: A helpful go-to for prevention/intervention, positive youth development, out-of-home placement, and reunification/permanency resources. Associated with several evidence-based programs to help at-risk youths.
Parents as Teachers: Free and voluntary home visitation program with a mission to promote optimal early development, learning, and health of children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers. See contact information by state.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace: Although based in Idaho, a chapters of SHP has opened in Doddridge and Harrison Counties and is currently serving Harrison and Lewis Counties. This organization provides free beds and bedding for any child who needs a bed. Their services are not limited to any population; however, sometimes requests are filled based on circumstantial dynamics. For more information or to make a referral, or to sponsor a "Build Day" find the chapter closest to you, and reach out!
Prevention of Child Abuse and Trauma
Courtswv.gov Public and Other Resources: Follow link to resources for reporting abuse, case digest regarding laws surrounding abuse, and links to foster care information.
DHHR Centralized Intake: A how-to link and contact information for reporting suspected abuse.
Hope, Inc.: Private, non-profit agency offering shelter to domestic violence or sexual violence survivors.
Employees go into the schools to work with staff and students are at-risk. They help families and individuals connect to necessary community resources. Currently serving Doddridge, Gilmer, Marion, Harrison, and Lewis.
LoveIsRespect: Describes the key ingredients of healthy relationships as well as warning signs that a relationship is toxic or dangerous. Offers a 24/7 chatline and support for individuals experiencing relationship violence.
Mama Bear Effect: Provides down-to-earth educational resources to help families all over the world raise awareness and protect children from sexual abuse. They offer free downloads, materials, coloring pages, and blog posts. Mama Bear Effect defines abuse, guides school personnel and families through the tough talks, and provides a what-to-do-if protocol. This is an excellent resource to consider when implementing Erin’s Law.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Defines child trauma, outlines best treatments and practices, and connects you to valuable nation-wide resources and training.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network): The nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
Safe-at-Home: Printable flyer for Safe-at-Home program, which is a wrap-around support program for youths at-risk of removal from home or residential placement.
Mental Health Support and Prevention of Substance Misuse
Diversity and Gender
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To recommend a resource or idea, email Mental Health Specialist, Brit Cooper or call (304) 269-8300; Ext. 139