Resources

211-United Way

  • This is a fabulous clearing house of local information and help for families. This nonprofit will be able to connect you with local organizations that help with utility shutoffs, counseling, food banks, and many other resources.
  • Just pick up the phone and dial 211!
  • website: www.211us.org
  • Some of the many areas 211 helps our community: 2-1-1 helps laid-off workers with job training, housing, food and other needs, 2-1-1 provides information on flu shot locations and financial assistance, 2-1-1 has information on state-provided children’s health insurance, 2-1-1 helps crime victims deal with the aftermath they face, 2-1-1 has a translation service to assist callers in over 170 languages, 2-1-1’s database has the most current information and assistance available, 2-1-1 actively listens to callers, assessing additional needs not immediately apparent, 2-1-1 sees where there is the most need and is able to target assistance to increase help available, 2-1-1 is a resource for rural and urban populations, providing relevant referrals based on the caller’s location, 2-1-1 provides parenting information, 2-1-1 can immediately connect individuals who are contemplating suicide with a crisis counselor
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Website: www.afsp.org
  • Suicide Prevention 
  • RISK Factors and Warning Signs
  • Research
  • How to Help and Cope
  • Advocacy and Public Policy
  • How to Get Involved
Alanon
  • Website: www.al-anon.org
  • Alateen information
  • Offering help and hope for friends and families of alcoholics
  • Meeting Locator is available on this site

Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Website: www.aa.org
  • Find a meeting
  • Help for recovery from alcohol
  • Contact Information (248) 541-6565

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

  • The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives -- each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. TONS of great information.
  • Fact sheets regarding WARNING Signs, FActs and Figures, WHAT to DO, RISK Factors
  • http://www.afsp.org/

Arab American and Chaldean Council

  • Website: www.myacc.org
  • Educational, employment and training, behavioral health, youth recreation and self-enrichment services as well as others are provided.
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Several locations in the area
  • Substance abuse prevention (313)369-4739

Boy Scouts of America

Cancer Care
Cancer.gov: My Parent or Loved One has Cancer

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • Website: http://www.cdc.gov
  • Health promotion, prevention of disease, protection from injury
  • Latest news, information regarding public healthy and safety

Children Now

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation

  • Website: www.BPkids.org
  • Great resource for parents and educators
  • Latest research, printable documents
  • Link to www.depressedteens.com which is another resource for parents, teens, and educators

College Board

  • Website: www.collegeboard.com
  • Offers information on Colleges, Scholarships, SATs and PSATs, Careers
  • Parent Section: Where to find scholarships, How to apply, and Recognize a scam
  • Student Section: SAT practice question of the day, Planning for college, Careers

Common Ground Sanctuary

  • Assisting adults, children and familes through a 24-hour crisis hotline, psychiatric screening and care for people without insurance coverage.
  • For more information call 248-456-8150, crisis hotline (800) 231-1127.
  • Common Ground Sanctuary Crisis Services
    853 Woodward Avenue, Pontiac MI 48341, 248-456-1991.
  • Runaway/Transitional Living (248) 399-9795
  • Website: www.commongroundsanctuary.org

Domestic Violence Information

  • Haven-(877) 922-1274 (24hours) toll-free, (248) 334-1290 TTY, www.haven-oakland.org
  • SafeHouse, Inc.-(734) 995-5444 (Washtenaw County), www.safehouse.org
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline, www.ndvh.org
  • Oakland County Coordinating Council Against Domestic Violence, www.domesticviolence.org
  • Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, www.mcadsv.org
  • Education Intervention Programs, (248) 693-0336
  • TEEN Hotline, Adult and Peer advocates (available 4PM-2AM Central Time), Live chat online or via phone. 1-866-331-9474 or www.loveisrespect.org A great website for parents and teens regarding "warning signs," a quiz, "How to help and get help," and much more.

The Friendship House

  • Website: www.thefriendshiphouse.org
  • Support for individuals and families who suffer from addictions and isolating conditions
  • Contact Information (248)788-8888

Girl Scouts

American Psychiatric Association

  • Website: www.healthyminds.org
  • Discussion regrading nearly every mental health concern.
  • Area specific advice for teens, seniors, members of the military, etc.

Helping Hand

Henry Ford Maplegrove

  • Website: www.henryford.com/maplegrove
  • Family centered treatment of alcohol and other drug addictions for adolescents and adults
  • Contact information: (248) 661-6100

Jewish Family Services

  • Website: www.jfsdetroit.org
  • Outpatient substance abuse counseling
  • sliding scale available
  • Contact information: (248) 592-2300

Lakes Area Youth Assistance

  • 615 N. Pontiac trail, Walled Lake, MI 48390 248-956-5070
  • Contact: mcgowans@oakgov.com
  • Oakland County Counseling Services
  • Offering several areas of assistance for kids and families in the areas of emotional development, educational support, parenting workshops, school truancy diffficulties, and extra-curricular activity funding
  • School counselors will help you get connected to Youth Assistance services.

Michigan Department of Community Health

Narcotics Anonymous

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

  • Website: www.nhtsa.dot.gov
  • Bicycle Safety & proper helmet fitting
  • New Driver Information
  • Impaired Driving
  • Child Passenger Safety Information

National Institute on Drug Abuse

  • Website: www.nida.nih.gov
  • Drug information & facts, education materials, curriculum guides, classroom tools for parents and teachers.
  • NIDA for TEENS!-This is a special website for TEENS developed by NIDA. Games, real stories, the science behind use, BRAIN GAMES, and a parent section. Find out what something means and how drugs effect the brain. Website: www.teens.drugabuse.gov
  • Free Drug Prevention Guides and Pamphlets

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

The National Institute for Trauma and Loss

  • Parents Trauma Resource Center: Grief and Trauma resources for parents and caregivers
  • Information presented in English, Spanish and Arabic
  • Separation and loss, grief and trauma, suicide clues and how to talk with children articles after loss.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

  • Website: http://www.missingkids.com
  • This organization provides services to families and professionals in the prevention of abducted, endangered, or sexually exploited children. Call: (800) THE-LOST

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • Crisis Center Locator
  • 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 24/7 lifeline
  • If you or someone you know is in emotional distress, has feelings of hopelessness, or is in suicidal crisis.

Oakland Family Services

  • Walled Lake Office
  • Contact information: (248) 624-3812
  • Mental health, subsatnce abuse prevention and treatment, individual and family counseling, family trauma and violence, father services and many more.

Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency

  • www.olhsa.org/oakland-county
  • 248-209-2600 24-hour line
  • Lansing Main-517-321-7500
  • Pontiac Location Servicing Oakland and Livingston Counties
  • Get help for immediate crisis: financial, housing, utilities, health, children, seniors
  • Online Form Submission

PACE

Parents: The Anti Drug

Partnership for a Drug Free America

  • Partnership uniting parents, renowned scientists, and communication professionals
  • Tools and information to help raise healthy kids
  • Timetotalk.org gives parents guidlines, tools and speaking points to help them talk to kids about drugs.

Parent Helpline

  • Information referral line for the state of Michigan
  • 24 hour
  • Contact information: (800) 942-4357
  • Information and resources on teen and family issues to help and support families with troubled and at-risk teens.

Perspectives Counseling Centers

  • Website: www.perspectivesoftroy.com
  • Indivdual, family, and group therapy.
  • Servicing children, adult, and adolescents.
  • Marraige, christain and EDGE counseling services.
  • Two locations to serve you. Troy 248-244-8644 Sterling Heights 586-286-6712

Protective Services

  • 24 hour service
  • Child neglect and abuse
  • Contact information: (866) 975-5010

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

  • Promotes a public health approach to sucide prevention. Information about suicide, prevention, and coping with the tragedy of suicide.
  • "The Weekly Spark" is a weekly online newsletter containing relevent information and information.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK or www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
  • http://www.sprc.org/

Talk Early & Talk Often