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For Those Who Have Attempted Suicide
The Aftermath
Continued Resources and Crisis Information 
6th-Aug-2006 04:15 pm
Due to length of the listings of Resources and Crisis Information, the entry will continue on this page:


Disclaimer: This directory is for informational purposes only. No representation is made or warranty given to each organization listed herein concerning the accuracy or completeness of any information contained, or services provided, herein. Persons accessing this information assume full responsibility for the use of services and information herein and understand that I am not responsible or liable for any claim arising from the use of these services. Also, the self-help books and websites listed here are not intended to substitute a professional's assesment or treatment.

Find Services Near You By Search Engine

Instructions: Click on the following link. Type in a keyword or business name related to the type of service you are interested in, fill in your location and click "Find It!"
http://www.superpages.com

Instructions: Click on the following link. Click on "Change Location" link in the upper right hand corner to fill in your location. Now enter your city and state/providence and country (if you live outside the U.S.) and click, "Continue". Now you'll be taken back to the main Yahoo! Yellow Pages web page. In the Search box, simply type in a keyword or business name related to the type of service you are interested in and click, "Search".
http://yp.yahoo.com/

STDs/HIV Information, Testing, and Treatment

Hotlines:
HIV/AIDS Hotline South Africa
Phone: 011 0800 012 322

HIV/AIDS Hotline Nigeria
Phone: 01 772 2200 or 01 773 2201

AIDS FONDS
Keizersgracht 390 - 392, 1015 GB
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone: 020 62 62 669
www.aidsfonds.nl
Original Dutch HIV/AIDS charity offers financial, social, and psychosocial assistance for persons with HIV or AIDS, and information in Dutch and
English.

AIDS Map (UK)
Lincoln House
1 Brixton Road
London, SW9 6DE
United Kingdom
Phone: 020 7840 0050
www.aidsmap.com
Info regarding AIDS and its treatment, including referrals to free HIV/AIDS clinics throughout the U.K. 

Get Connected (UK)
Referral service, will find young people the best place that can help whatever the problem
Phone: 0808 808 4994

Sexwise (UK)
Confidential help for under 18’s on anything to do with sex, relationships and contraception
Freephone: 0800 28 29 30

Albion Street Centre (Australian)
150 - 154 Albion Street
Surrey Hills, NSW 2101 Australia
Phone: (02) 9332 9600
www.sesahs.nsw.gov.au/albionstcentre
Albion Street Centre is the only major Australian multidisciplinary centre dealing exclusively with HIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis-C.

HIV Testing FAQs and Testing Site Locator (United States)
www.hivtest.org

CDC National STD Hotline
Provides STD information and referrals to clinics nationwide.
www.ashastd.org/NSTD/index.html

National Herpes Hotline
Provides herpes information and referrals to clinics or support groups.
www.ashastd.org/hrc/index.html

CDC National AIDS Hotline 1-800-342-AIDS (2437) English
1-800-344-7432 Espanol
1-800-243-7889 Deaf Access (TTY)
(24 hours, 7 days a week)
www.ashastd.org/nah/index.html

Teens & AIDS Hotline
1-800-440-TEEN

Project Inform
(treatment info.)
1-800-822-7422
www.projinf.org

Home Access home test
1-800-HIV-TEST

Covenent House Nineline
This is a 24-hour, toll-free crisis hotline which provides crisis intervention, referral and information services to homeless, runaway and other troubled
youth and their families throughout the U.S. With a database of over 26,000 agencies, trained crisis counselors are able to refer callers to help in their own communities.
1-800-999-9999
1-800-999-9915 TTY

Kid Help
Children and adolescents in crisis will receive immediate help. Referrals to shelters, mental health services, sexual abuse treatment, substance abuse,
family counseling, residential care, adoption/foster care, etc.
1-800-543-7283

Informational/Prevention Organizations and Websites:
National Minority AIDS Council
1931 13th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20009
202-483-6622 (not toll-free)

AIDS & Adolescents Network
666 Broadway, Ste. 520
New York, NY 10012

Informational/Prevention Organizations and Websites:
Avert Foundation - Information HIV/AIDS and STDs and Prevention
http://www.avert.org/

Healthy Minds (American Psychiatric Association) Fact Sheets: Coping with AIDS & HIV
http://healthyminds.org/copingwithaidsandhiv.cfm

The AWARE Foundation: Reproductive Health and Sexuality Information
http://awarefoundation.org/

 

Food and Shelter Assistance

Hotlines:
CHILDLINE UK
Freephone: 0800 11 11
www.childline.org.uk
Free, 24-hour, national helpline for children and youth in trouble or danger throughout the UK.

Get Connected (UK)
Referral service, will find young people the best place that can help whatever the problem
Phone: 0808 808 4994

Directory of Food Banks in Canada
http://www.google.com/Top/Society/Philanthropy/Organizations/Hunger_Relief/Food_Banks/Canada/

Action Against Hunger (International)
http://www.actionagainsthunger.org/programs/country_directory.html

Links to U.S. State and Local Departments of Public Health (provides referrals in your community)
http://www.apha.org/public_health/state.htm

Directory of Soup Kitchens, Food Banks/Pantries, and Shelters (United States/Canada)
http://4homeless.hypermart.net/shelters.html

Directory of Food Banks in the U.S.
http://www.google.com/Top/Society/Philanthropy/Organizations/Hunger_Relief/Food_Banks/United_States/

America's Second Harvest Food Banks (United States)
U.S. hunger-relief organization that distributes food to millions of hungry Americans through a network of food banks and food-rescue organizations.
http://www.secondharvest.org/site_content.asp?s=4

St. Vincent DePaul Society (International)
Promotes a worldview based on the life and teaching of St. Vincent de Paul, in assisting the needy with food, toiletries and clothing.
http://www.vincent.org/index.htm?svdp.htm

Goodwill Industries International, Inc.: Find a Goodwill Near You
"Goodwill Industries' operates more than 1,900 retail stores (in the United States) to fund career training and employment programs that help people overcome barriers to employment and become independent, tax-paying members of their communities."
http://locator.goodwill.org/

The Salvation Army (International)
"Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination"
http://www1.salvationarmy.org/

Women, Infants, and Children (United States)
The WIC program helps safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age five who are at nutritional risks by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to healthcare.
http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/

USDA Food and Nutrition Service
The federal, state and local governments provide many programs designed to help meet nutritional needs of low-income people and their families.
http://www.fns.usda.gov/fns/menu/PROGRAMS.htm

School Meals (United States)
The School Meals Program provides nutrition education and nutritious meals, such as breakfast, lunch, and after-school snacks, to children in order to promote learning readiness and healthy eating habits.
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/

Child and Adult Care Food Program (United States)
The Child and Adult Care Food Program provides nutritious meals to low-income children and adults who receive daycare outside of their home.
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Care/CACFP/cacfphome.htm

HUD Housing Counseling Program
Catholic Charities USA directs the multi-agency Housing Counseling Program, which is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Through the program, housing counselors in more than 40 Catholic Charities agencies are trained to provide homebuyer education, mortgage delinquency and reverse mortgage counseling, relocation counseling, and other services.
http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/initiatives/housing/index.cfm

Habitat for Humanity International
http://www.habitat.org/

If You Are Homeless or May Become Homeless (Shelters and Resources in the U.S.)
http://www.nationalhomeless.org/needhelp.html

Homeless Assistance in the United States
http://www.hud.gov/homeless/hmlsagen.cfm

National Listing of Homeless Shelters (United States)
http://www.gtii.com/members/lannin/shelters/us.htm

Listing of Homeless Shelters (United States)
http://www.google.com/Top/Society/Philanthropy/Organizations/Homeless/

Informational/Prevention Organizations and Websites:
Gov. Benefits
The official benefits Web site of the U.S. Government
http://www.govbenefits.gov/govbenefits_en.portal

Housing/Section 8
www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/hcv/index.cfm

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/liheap/index.html

Rehydration Project
http://www.rehydrate.org/

Save The Children
http://www.savethechildren.org/

Christian Children's Fund
http://www.christianchildrensfund.org/

CARE International
http://www.care.org/

World Vision International
http://www.wvi.org/


Assistance with Clothing and Home Goods

Hotlines:
Freecycle
This is an international organization that lets you place wanted adds in your community for free things, or to view offer adds from people giving away things. Everything must be free and often times you get what you ask for or it is already being offered for free, you can get anything from baby furnature to clothing and toys. when you go to the link choose the area you live in and become a member (free) each community has their own personnal site linked to the main page (originally posted by bquehe)
http://www.freecycle.org

Goodwill Industries International, Inc.: Find a Goodwill near you
"Goodwill Industries' operates more than 1,900 retail stores to fund career training and employment programs that help people overcome barriers to employment and become independent, tax-paying members of their communities."
http://locator.goodwill.org/

The Salvation Army (International)
"Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination"
http://www1.salvationarmy.org/

St. Vincent DePaul Society (International)
Promotes a worldview based on the life and teaching of St. Vincent de Paul, in assisting the needy with food, toiletries and clothing.
http://www.vincent.org/index.htm?svdp.htm 

Pregnancy Resource Centers
Organizations listed under this heading provide counseling and/or information on abortion alternatives and pregnancy/parenting assistance. The objective of the following organizations is not a political one, but a most practical one: to ensure that every woman knows that the resources she needs in order to continue her unplanned pregnancy are available.
Services Include: free pregnancy tests, sensitive and confidential crisis counseling, educational literature and videos (information on abortion risks
and procedures, adoption, parenting, and prenatal development), free maternity and baby supplies, community referrals(addiction recovery, child care, clothing/food/furniture/rent/utility assistance, disability services, employment assistance, legal assistance, medical care, mental health counseling, parenting classes, pregnancy support, protective services for victims of abuse, and transportation), and post abortion programs. Also some are liscened medical clinics which provide ultrasound and limited prenatal care.

International Pregnancy Resource Centers & Maternity Homes
Australia, Canada (providence-by-providence), England, India, Ireland, Israel,
Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, United States (national and state-by-state)
http://zjam.com/weblinks/Crisis%20Pregnancy%20Centers.html

International Pregnancy Resource for Jerusalem
http://yadletinok.tripod.com/

Birthright International
Birthright provides non-religion-based caring, and unjudgmental support to girls and women who are distressed by an unplanned pregnancy. Using its own resources and those of the community, Birthright offers positive and loving alternatives. They provide friendship and emotional support, free pregnancy testing, and maternity and baby clothes. They also give information and referrals to help clients meet legal, medical, financial, and housing needs. All Birthright services are free, absolutely confidential, and available to any woman regardless of age, race, creed, economic or marital status.  900 centers in the USA/Canada. Some in South Africa and Colombia.
Phone: 1-800-550-4900 (24hrs/7 days a week)
Locate a Center Near You: http://birthright.org/htmpages/locate.htm
Home Page: http://www.birthright.org
1-800-550-4900

CareNet International/Pregnancy Centers/OptionLine
A non-profit organization supporting a network of over 600 Christian-based pregnancy centers across the United States and Canada. These centers offer free pregnancy tests, peer-counseling, post abortion support and other practical help to women and men facing pregnancy-related concerns.
Phone: 1-800-395-HELP (1-800-395-4357)  24hrs/7 days a week
E-mail: answers@optionline.org
Web Addresses: http://optionline.org or http://www.care-net.org/

Catholic Charities
Social services for anyone (you don’t need to be Catholic) include: adoption, family support, help for at-risk children, housing assistance, job training, respite care, home care, parenting education, pregnancy counseling, prison ministry, refugee and immigration assistance, and treatment for drug and alcohol abuse.
Phone: 1-800-CARE-002, 24-hour national service

Heartbeat International
A non-profit organization supporting a network of over 600 Christian-based pregnancy centers across the United States and Canada. These centers offer free pregnancy tests, peer-counseling, post abortion support and other practical help to women and men facing pregnancy-related concerns.
Phone: 1-800-395-HELP
Other non-critical services, 1-888-550-7577
E-Mail: support@heartbeatinternational.org
Web Address: http://heartbeatinternational.org/worldwide_directory.asp

The National Life Center
Phone: 1-800-848-LOVE (5683), staffed 24/7
E-mail: mailto:nlc1stway@snip.net
Web Address: http://www.nationallifecenter.com/hotline.htm

The Nurturing Network
"The objective of the Nurturing Network is not a political one, but a most practical one: to ensure that every woman knows that the resources she needs in order to continue her pregnancy are available by calling the Network's toll free number: 1-800-TNN-4MOM. Volunteer members form an extensive employment, medical, educational, counseling and residential network which enables a mother to continue the life of her unborn child without sacrificing her own hopes and dreams. Services include medical assistance, financial assistance, nurturing homes, educational programs, employment & adoption counseling, preparation for parenthood. Staffed during normal business hours, specializing in help for college and professional women; 32,000 volunteer members (nurses, doctors, social workers).
Phone: 1-800-866-4666
Address: PO Box 1498, White Salmon, WA 98672
E-mail: tnn@nurturingnetwork.org
Web Address: http://nurturingnetwork.org/



Financial Assistance

Hotlines:
National Debtline (UK)
Help for anyone in debt or concerned they may fall into debt
Freephone: 0808 808 4000

Gamcare (UK)
Confidential counselling, advice and information for anyone affected by a gambling problem
Phone: 0845 6000 1333

Consumer Credit Counselling Service (UK)
Free counselling and advice for people with debt problems
Freephone: 0800 131 1111

Get Connected (UK)
Referral service, will find young people the best place that can help whatever the problem
Phone: 0808 808 4994

Informational/Preventional Organizations and Websites:
Gov. Benefits
The official benefits Web site of the U.S. Government
http://www.govbenefits.gov/govbenefits_en.portal

Administration for Children and Families: Family Assistance
"The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) administers the major Federal programs that support: social services that promote the positive growth and development of children and youth and their families; protective services and shelter for children and youth in at-risk situations; child care for working families and families on public assistance; and adoption for children with special needs."
http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/acyf/
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/

Unemployment Insurance Information
http://ows.doleta.gov/

 

Bereavement

Hotlines:
Cruse (UK)
Helpline for bereaved people and those caring for bereaved people
Phone: 020 8332 7227

Child death helpline (UK)
Telephone helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child
Phone: 0808 282986

Compassionate Friends (UK)
Grief support for bereaved parents, families and friends.
Phone: 0117 953 9639

Get Connected (UK)
Referral service, will find young people the best place that can help whatever the problem
Phone: 0808 808 4994

Informational/Prevention Organizations and Websites:

 

Disability

Hotlines:
Dial UK
Disability information and advice line
Phone: 01302 310 123

Disabled Living Foundation Helpline (UK)
Advice on equipment
Phone: 0845 130 9177

RADAR
Royal association for disability and rehabilitation
For non medical issues call
Phone: 020 7250 3222

Get Connected (UK)
Referral service, will find young people the best place that can help whatever the problem
Phone: 0808 808 4994

Informational/Prevention Organizations and Websites:
Disability Info (U.S.)
Your connection to Federal disability-related information & resources
http://disabilityinfo.gov/

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
"The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) oversees formula and discretionary grant programs that help individuals with physical or mental disabilities to obtain employment and live more independently through the provision of such supports as counseling, medical and psychological services, job training and other individualized services."
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/rsa/index.html

Pregnancy Discrimination Act
For historical purposes, this is the original text of the law, without any subsequent amendments. A Link to the amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is provided
http://www.eeoc.gov/abouteeoc/35th/thelaw/pregnancy_discrimination-1978.html

Hire the Deaf Network
"This is the number one website for individuals who are hearing impaired to find jobs."
http://www.hiredeaf.com

Wemedia
"This site focuses on workplace and lifestyle issues facing the disabled."
http://www.wemedia.com

March of Dimes
Information on birth defects, prenatal care, and a whole range of topics pertaining to staying healthy during pregnancy.
http://www.marchofdimes.com/


Safe Infant Abandonment

Hotlines:
AMT Children of Hope Foundation
Toll-free: 1-877-796-4673
Nationwide 24 hour crisis line. Confidential referrals to "Safe Havens" and professional services.

Project Cuddle, Baby Rescue Program
Toll-free: 1-888-628-3353
Nationwide 24 hour crisis line. All calls are confidential and they will help you find a safe, legal alternative to abandonment.

Safe Place for Newborns
Toll Free Crisis Hotline: 1-877-440-2229
Will provide list of hospitals in Minnesota and Wisconsin which accept healthybabies up to three days old, with no questions asked. Will provide
information on other states with "Safe Place" programs.


Family

Informational/Prevention Organizations and Websites:
Careline (UK)
Counselling for children, young people and adults
Phone: 020 8514 1177

Parentline (UK)
Helpline for the parents and carers of children
Phone: 0808 800 2222

Gingerbread (UK)
Advice line for loan (foster) parents
Freephone: 0800 018 4318

National Council for One-parent families (UK)
Freephone: 0800 018 5026

Child Care Assistance for Needy Families (U.S.)
http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/ccb/

Facts About Pregnancy Discrimination
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act in brief
http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/fs-preg.html

Women's Rights Fact Sheet: Your Rights During Pregnancy and Childbirth
http://www.afscme.org/wrkplace/wrfaq06.htm

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Your rights as an employee during pregnancy
http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/fmla/
http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/HTML/fmlafac2.asp

Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cse/


Education/Vocational

Informational/Prevention Organizations and Websites:

Gov. Benefits
The official benefits Web site of the U.S. Government
http://www.govbenefits.gov/govbenefits_en.portal

Head Start Program (U.S.)
http://www2.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/hsb/

Job Opportunities for Low-income Individuals (JOLI) Program
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/dcdp/joli/welcome.htm

Financial Aid: Educational Grants for Low-Income Students
http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html

Black Collegian
Many of the links lead to discussions of barriers to employment
http://www.blackcollegian.com

Black Voices
"This site includes job search and many other helpful features for African Americans. This site also includes information about the best companies for African Americans."
http://www.blackvoices.com

Hire the Deaf Network
"This is the number one website for individuals who are hearing impaired to find jobs."
http://www.hiredeaf.com

Wemedia
"This site focuses on workplace and lifestyle issues facing the disabled."
http://www.wemedia.com

Hispanic Business
"This site offers up-to-date stories, links to business related articles, and information about the top 500 Hispanic-owned companies in the United States."
http://www.hispanicbusiness.com

Monstertrak
"This site has great career information for sutdents and many colleges post their job listings here. Be sure to look for the Career Guide when checking out this site."
http://www.monstertrak.com

 

These hotlines are from:
- www.vachss.com/help_text/hotlines.html

-Administration for Children and Families: How to Report Suspected
Abuse in all 50 States

-Not My Kid National Hotline Numbers
http://www.notmykid.org/hotlines.asp

-Kids in Trouble Help Lines
http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/2910/hotlines.html

-http://www.coolnurse.com/hotline.htm

-http://www.awarefoundation.org/resources/health_and_medical.aspx

-UK Helpline Numbers
http://www.passboards.org/showthread.php?p=983952#post983952

- Google keyword search

If you know of a good website, organization, or book not listed here, please comment below.
Also, please let me know if a particular website or organization's contact information or website has changed.


Comments 
7th-Aug-2006 05:19 pm (UTC)
Good idea hon:) and if folk google there are others depending on where you live
7th-Aug-2006 05:20 pm (UTC)
Doh!;)I just saw the Google keyword search thing.Where are my brains?;)


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