"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it." -Helen Keller

Immediate Help

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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 Quick List located below the helpline numbers.


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

Kalamazoo Hope Quick List

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


In mind when the list was made were various groups, such as 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 which seek and are eager to help you be safe, survive, and grow as an individual.

Kalamazoo Hope Quick List (pdf)

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