For Emergency/Immediate Help

If you have urgent safety concerns, call 911 or seek services at your nearest emergency department.

If you or a child in your care is expressing immediate trauma, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org. For ASL support, dial 711-988.

You may also contact your local Community Service Board Crisis line. A list of Virginia’s numbers can be found here.

ChildSavers also offers a 24/7 Immediate Response Helpline for families in Richmond, VA who have experienced or disclosed a recent trauma. Our Immediate Response therapists are available anytime for children’s immediate intervention in a traumatic crisis, in the Richmond Metro area, at 804-305-2420.

Crisis Text Line is a free, secure online platform providing 24/7 support to anyone experiencing any type of crisis. To reach a trained volunteer Crisis Counselor, text HOME to 741741 or initiate a chat via WhatsApp. En español, envía un mensaje de texto con la palabra AYUDA al 741741.

Resources for those impacted by trauma:

Child Mind Institute

The National Alliance on Mental Illness

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The University of Maryland – Supporting Students, Staff, Families, and Communities Impacted by Violence

 

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