Immediate Help

- Please, if your situation is extremely serious, and you have concerns for your immediate well-being, dial 911 or visit a local hospital.


- Should you be in a situation where internet access is limited, feel you cannot safely access this website in the future, or are unable to work with emergency services, please see the Essentials Booklet located below the helpline numbers.


- If you are a medical professional, first responder, or corrections officer and need personal support in a non life-threatening situation, please visit Safe Call Now's website or dial (206)-459-3020. 


This page contains a list of various helplines and links to chats to provide immediate help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The focus of the helplines range from someone to talk to, to coping with an addiction, to dealing with suicidal thoughts and urges.

 

In addition, the Crisis Text Line has a much more extensive list of contacts which includes topics not found here.


Helplines


American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) - can provide immediate information to help those who have taken toxic substances.

1-800-222-1222

 

Childhelp - provides immediate assistance in relation to child abuse

1-800-4-A-Child (1-800-422-4453)

 

Crisis Text Line - offers text-based support; Crisis Text Line can be reached by texting "HOME" to 741741.

https://www.crisistextline.org/

 

Gryphon Place - provides a chance to discuss matters ranging from stress and difficulty in one's life to feelings of suicide.

(269)-381-HELP (269)-381-4357

 

The Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline

1-800-270-7117

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)

Online Chat: http://www.thehotline.org/

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-LIFELINE (1-800-273-8255)

Chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

 

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

Online Chat: https://hotline.rainn.org/online/terms-of-service.jsp

 

Safe Call Now - provides confidential assistance to emergency/public safety/retired individuals and family. 

1-(206)-459-3020

 

Trans Lifeline - for individuals who identify as or are considering if they are transgender (not open 24/7).  Kalamazoo Hope does NOT consider being transgender a psychological condition.

1-877-565-8860

 

The Trevor Project - offers support to LGBTQ individual experiencing a crisis, or who simply need someone to talk to without fear of judgement.  Kalamazoo Hope does NOT consider being LGBTQ a psychological condition.

1-866-488-7386

Chat and Text: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/#sm.0000grm4wa1d0qfsbta6uzfvz1ugj

 

The Veterans Crisis Line 

1-800-LIFELINE (1-800-273-8255)

Chat: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ChatTermsOfService.aspx?account=Veterans%20Chat

Text: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/TextTermsOfService.aspx



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Kalamazoo Hope Essentials Booklet

Kalamazoo Hope's Essentials Booklet is a condensed version of KHOPE; it was made to provide quick access to core, essential resources without the need to access its website.  In short, it is meant to help someone start a new life.

 

In mind when the list was made were individuals without a home, in abusive relationships and trying to escape, those who are caught in human trafficking, and other extreme scenarios.  Virtually all of the resources include physical addresses as well as telephone and internet contact information.

 

Should you find yourself in such a serious situation, Kalamazoo Hope wishes it could do more to help; however, please know that there are many individuals and organizations in the Kalamazoo County area (and beyond) who seek and are eager to help you be safe, survive, and grow as an individual.

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Kalamazoo Hope Essentials Booklet (pdf)

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