“I shall not be defined by what I have suffered but how I have endured them.” -Donna Lynn Hope

Immediate Help


A call or click away

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

This page contains a list of various helplines and links to chats to provide someone to communicate with 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.


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


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.


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


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. 


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.


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.


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