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National Resources

NVEEE’s “Share the Care” Campaign features a comprehensive guide of mental health and social service resources that include but aren’t limited to: mental health providers, legal aid, LGBTQ+ support, homelessness support, sexual assault, human trafficking, domestic violence, eating disorders, and  substance abuse to name a few.

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Mental Health Providers

You deserve to be happy. Don’t wait, use one of the many resources available!

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Contact: 1-800-273-8255

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Hospitalization (Mental Health America)

If you are contemplating hospitalization as an option for yourself, it can reduce the stress of daily responsibilities for a brief period of time, which allows you to concentrate on recovery from a mental health crisis. As your crisis lessens, and you are better able to care for yourself, you can begin planning for your discharge. In-patient care is not designed to keep you confined indefinitely; the goal is to maximize independent living by using the appropriate level of care for your specific illness.

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Finding a Hospital

Before or During Check In

During the Stay

When Leaving the Hospital

Trans Lifeline
 Trans Lifeline is run by and for trans people with a goal to provide trans peer support and care for our community.

Call: 877-565-8860

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Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support via text message. We’re here for everything: anxiety, depression, suicide, school. Text HOME to 741741.

Text: HOME to 741741

 

Black Virtual Wellness Directory

Find a Virtual Black therapist, doula, yoga teacher, mediator and much more.

BEAM is a 501 (c)(3) organization. Our mission is to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. We do this through education, training, advocacy and the creative arts.

We are a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Call: 1-800-662-4357

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Directory of Mental Health Providers & Programs serving the African-American Community
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation’s vision is to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African-American community.

As the pioneering Black mental health advocacy group in the US, the BLHF provides access to localized and black-culturally competent therapy resources sourced through a network of clinicians, service providers, counselors, and thought leaders.

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Ayana Therapy

Enter AYANA therapy – a user-friendly app we are launching that enables matching marginalized communities with compatible licensed therapists based on their unique experiences and identities across race, gender identity, class, sexuality, ethnicity, and ability. It allows for flexible, convenient and anonymous online communication (text, call and video call) and addresses barriers to care such as transportation issues, busy schedules and mobility challenges that people may face.

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General Referral Support in Your Area

Search by State and find resources near you:

Government Family Services
COVID-19, Child Care, Health & Social Services, Financial Assistance, Children with Special Needs and other additional information.

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Find your Local Food Bank
Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood Federation of America is a nonprofit organization that provides sexual health care in the United States and globally.

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Shelters, Legal Assistance Programs, Courthouse for Protection Order, & Sheriff Departments
Click on your state (in the map or in the drop-down menu) to find contact information for 1) advocates in local domestic violence programs and shelters; 2) legal assistance organizations; 3) courthouse locations where you can file for a protection order; and 4) sheriff departments.

If you need to talk to someone about an abusive relationship, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

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NVEEE Local Resources

Locations: South Florida/Orlando based. View our resources list for Food, Clothing, Housing, Counseling, School Supplies, Transport, Legal Aid, Tutoring, Internet/Phone, Healthcare, Counseling, Support Groups, Legal Aid, Housing, & additional support.

Florida

Call 211 for Essential Community Services. Get help paying bills, finding food, and locating other resources near you. Call 211 now for confidential help from a caring expert.

Call: 211

 
Miami-Dade County

Click the link below to view NVEEE’s General Resource List for Miami-Dade County:

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY RESOURCES 

Click the link below to view NVEEE’s LGBT+ Resource List for Miami-Dade County:

LGBTQ+ MIAMI-DADE COUNTY RESOURCES

 

 

Broward County

Click the link below to view NVEEE’s General Resource List for Broward County:

BROWARD COUNTY RESOURCES 

Click the link below to view NVEEE’s LGBT+ Resource List for Broward County:

 LGBT+ BROWARD COUNTY RESOURCES 

Palm Beach County

Click the link below to view NVEEE’s General Resource List for Palm Beach County:

PALM BEACH COUNTY RESOURCES 

Click the link below to view NVEEE’s LGBT+ Resource List for Palm Beach County:

LGBT+ PALM BEACH COUNTY RESOURCES 

Orange County (Orlando)

Click the link below to view NVEEE’s General Resource List for Orange County:

ORANGE COUNTY RESOURCES

Click the link below to view NVEEE’s LGBT+ Resource List for Orange County:

NEW LGBT+ ORANGE COUNTY RESOURCES 

LGBTQ+ Support

Resources available for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, questioning, as well as allies and parents and friends of the community:

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.

Call TrevorLifeline:  1-866-488-7386

Text TrevorText: Text START to 678-678

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Trans Lifeline
 Trans Lifeline is run by and for trans people with a goal to provide trans peer support and care for our community.

Call: 877-565-8860

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GLSEN
GLSEN believes that every student has the right to a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education. We are a national network of educators, students, and local GLSEN Chapters working to make this right a reality. Our mission is to ensure that every member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Call: 212-727-0135

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PFLAG
PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender​, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. PFLAG National’s largest program is supporting its network of more than 400 chapters, which crosses the entire U.S. In 2014, the organization officially changed its name from “Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays” to, simply, PFLAG.

Call: 212-727-0135

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Southern Legal Counsel
Southern Legal Counsel, Inc. (SLC) is a Florida statewide not-for-profit public interest law firm that is committed to the ideal of equal justice for all and the attainment of basic human and civil rights.  SLC primarily assists individuals and groups with public interest issues who otherwise would not have access to the justice system and whose cases may bring about systemic reform.  SLC uses a range of strategies to achieve its goals, including litigation, policy advocacy, and training and technical assistance to lawyers, lay persons and organizations.

Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality 2021
THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN FOUNDATION is proud to recognize the following 767 businesses that met all the criteria to earn a 100 percent rating and the designation of being a 2021 “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.” To earn top ratings, these employers took concrete steps to establish and implement comprehensive policies, benefits and practices that ensure greater equity for LGBTQ workers and their families.

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LGBTQ+ Glossary
Article written by Ali Pantony from Glamour Magazine UK.

“It’s important to note that some terms carry derogatory connotations but have been reclaimed by the LGBTIQA+ community over time, and shouldn’t be used about someone unless you’re fully aware that they identify with them.”

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LGBTQ+ Competency

Below is a list of organizations providing workshops on gender, orientation and LGBTQ+ competency:

Transpire Trainings
Transpire Trainings & Consulting, LLC is committed to transforming spaces and inspiring action through dynamic trainings, speaking engagements, and ongoing, meaningful collaboration.

Phone: 786-475-6061

Email: Info@TranspireTrainings.com

The Transgender Training Institute

TTI is a team of transgender and non-binary educators who facilitate professional development and personal growth trainings.  We provide tailored trainings for a wide range of clients, and also offer webinars and classes for individuals.

Phone: 267.225.7845

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YES Institute
Our mission is to prevent suicide and ensure the healthy development of all youth through powerful communication and education on gender and orientation.

Address5275 Sunset Dr, Miami, FL 33143
Hours: 9AM – 5PM

Experiencing Homelessness

Find resources such as food banks and shelters.

National Runaway Safeline
Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has runaway, or if you are a runaway ready to go home.

Call:1-800-RUNAWAY or 1-800-786-2929

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The National Domestic Hotline
Everyone deserves relationships free from domestic violence. When you’re ready​, we’re here to listen with confidential support 24/7/365.

Call: 1-800-799-SAFE or 1-800-799-7233

Text: “START” to 88788

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Find your Local Food Bank
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
“The HCH Directory is intended to foster collaboration & communication among federally-funded Health Care for the Homeless projects, & to provide a starting point to finding health care resources for people experiencing homelessness.”

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Runaway & Homeless Youth and Relationship Violence Toolkit
Runaway and homeless youth agencies and domestic violence victims’ services providers share a mutual goal: enhancing the safety and healing of young people living situations marked by violence and abuse.

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Housing and Homeless Resources
The HUD Exchange is an online platform for providing program information, guidance, services, and tools to HUD’s community partners, including state and local governments, nonprofit organizations, Continuums of Care (CoCs), Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), tribes, and partners of these organizations.

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African American Cultural Competency Training

Cultural competence is the ability of an individual to understand and respect values, attitudes, beliefs, & mores that differ across cultures, and to consider and respond appropriately to these differences in planning.

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
We are a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.

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Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation
The African American Cultural Competency Training program equips mental health providers and educators with core cultural competencies to apply in their mental health practice and services to African Americans populations.

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Training for Change
Training for Change is a training and capacity building organization for activists and organizers. We believe strong training and group facilitation is vital to movement building for social justice and radical change.

We’re dedicated to transformation – beyond training new skills and tools, we support folks to wage conflict, challenge self-limiting beliefs, practice emotional intelligence, and expand what’s possible for them and their groups. We believe training is most effective when it builds on the wisdom of people’s lived experience. Our participant-centered practice follows emerging group dynamics in a workshop, adapts to local cultures and theories of change, and is oriented toward action – we call it Direct Education.

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Black Youth Project 100

Founded in 2013, BYP100 (Black Youth Project 100) is a member-based organization of Black youth activists creating justice and freedom for all Black people. BYP100 was, at one point, just a hashtag for the 2013 “Beyond November Movement Convening” developed through the vision and leadership of Cathy Cohen.

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Race Forward
In 2017, Race Forward united with the Center for Social Inclusion. Founded in 1981, Race Forward brings systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. Founded in 2002, the Center for Social Inclusion catalyzed community, government, and other institutions to dismantle structural racial inequity and create equitable outcomes for all. Race Forward is home to the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), a national network of local government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all. Race Forward publishes the daily news site Colorlines and presents Facing Race, the country’s largest multiracial conference on racial justice.

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Therapy for Black Girls

So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevents Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist. This space was developed to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant.

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Sexual Assault

The trauma of sexual assault can leave survivors with physical, emotional & psychological wounds. Each survivor has different experiences & needs, and may process and recover from trauma in their own way. See what’s available, you’re not alone.

National Sexual Assault Hotline
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

Call: 800-656-4673

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National Child Abuse Hotline/Childhelp
“If you are being hurt, know someone who might be hurting, or are afraid you might hurt another, call, text or live chat the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline.”

Text/Call: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

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National Human Trafficking Hotline
We’ll Listen. We’ll Help. If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, call now.

Call: 1 (888) 373-7888

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National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is the leading nonprofit in providing information and tools to prevent and respond to sexual violence. NSVRC translates research and trends into best practices that help individuals, communities and service providers achieve real and lasting change. NSVRC also works with the media to promote informed reporting.

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Human Trafficking

Know the signs and report human trafficking:

National Human Trafficking Hotline
We’ll Listen. We’ll Help. If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, call now.

Call: 1 (888) 373-7888

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Indicators of Human Trafficking
Recognizing key indicators of human trafficking is the first step in identifying victims and can help save a life. You can download or order the Blue Campaign indicator card, which is a small plastic card that lists common signs of trafficking and how to report the crime.

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Polaris
“Polaris is leading a data-driven social justice movement to fight sex and labor trafficking at the massive scale of the problem – 25 million people worldwide deprived of the freedom to choose how they live and work. For more than a decade, Polaris has assisted thousands of victims and survivors through the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline, helped ensure countless traffickers were held accountable and built the largest known U.S. data set on actual trafficking experiences.”

 

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Human Trafficking Survivor Assistance
“All victims of human trafficking deserve to feel safe and supported. Quality care, compassionate responses, and essential services can help victims recover from their victimization. OVC has compiled the following list of resources to help victims and survivors receive the assistance they need.”

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Housing and Homeless Resources
The HUD Exchange is an online platform for providing program information, guidance, services, and tools to HUD’s community partners, including state and local governments, nonprofit organizations, Continuums of Care (CoCs), Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), tribes, and partners of these organizations.

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National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is the leading nonprofit in providing information and tools to prevent and respond to sexual violence. NSVRC translates research and trends into best practices that help individuals, communities and service providers achieve real and lasting change. NSVRC also works with the media to promote informed reporting.

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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence takes many forms: physical; emotional; economic; stalking and harassment; and sexual. Learn more or seek assistance:

The National Domestic Hotline
Everyone deserves relationships free from domestic violence. When you’re ready​, we’re here to listen with confidential support 24/7/365.

Call: 1-800-799-SAFE or 1-800-799-7233

Text: “START” to 88788

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National Dating Abuse Helpline
No matter where you are in your relationship—even if it hasn’t begun yet—there are some fundamentals to know about dating that’ll help ensure you and your partner(s) build a healthy relationship.

Call: 1-866-331-9474

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National Child Abuse Hotline/Childhelp
“If you are being hurt, know someone who might be hurting, or are afraid you might hurt another, call, text or live chat the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline.”

Text/Call: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

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Search by State: Shelters, Legal Assistance Programs, Courthouse for Protection Order, & Sheriff Departments
Click on your state (in the map or in the drop-down menu) to find contact information for 1) advocates in local domestic violence programs and shelters; 2) legal assistance organizations; 3) courthouse locations where you can file for a protection order; and 4) sheriff departments.

If you need to talk to someone about an abusive relationship, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

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Safe Housing Partnerships
The need for safe and affordable housing is one of the most vital and immediate concerns for survivors of violence and abuse. Black people, Indigenous people, and other person(s) of color are overrepresented in homeless populations due to structural racism, historical measures, network impoverishment, and other racial disparities across systems.

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Runaway & Homeless Youth and Relationship Violence Toolkit
Runaway and homeless youth agencies and domestic violence victims’ services providers share a mutual goal: enhancing the safety and healing of young people living situations marked by violence and abuse.

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When Georgia Smiled

We support organizations and programs that build awareness, offer solutions and address the needs of children and families to live healthy, safe and joy-filled lives free of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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Eating Disorders

At least 30 million Americans are suffering from an eating disordera type of mental illness that, left untreated, can cause life-threatening mental and physical complications. Recovery is possible. Please explore available resources:

Find a Support Group
ANAD (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders) is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization providing free, peer support services to anyone struggling with an eating disorder.

ANAD was founded in 1976 by Vivian Meehan, a nurse whose daughter had been diagnosed with anorexia and was unable to find support for eating disorders. Vivian started her own eating disorders support group in her basement in Highland Park, Illinois, and served as ANAD’s president until she retired in 2009.

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Eating Disorder Treatment
Eating disorder treatment depends on your particular disorder and your symptoms. It typically includes a combination of psychological therapy (psychotherapy), nutrition education, medical monitoring and sometimes medications.

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Eating Disorder Intervention
It’s challenging to help a loved one struggling with any type of addiction. Sometimes a direct, heart-to-heart conversation can start the road to recovery. But when it comes to addiction, the person with the problem often struggles to see it and acknowledge it. A more focused approach is often needed. You may need to join forces with others and take action through a formal intervention.

Examples of addictions that may warrant an intervention include:

  • Alcoholism
  • Prescription drug abuse
  • Street drug abuse
  • Compulsive eating
  • Compulsive gambling

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Medline Plus
This is a comprehensive list of signs, symptoms, what happens to your body over time, how to get treatment, and a list of other resources.

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The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.

  1. ONLINE CHAT

    Monday—Thursday 9am—9pm ET

    Friday 9am—5pm ET

  2. CALL

    (800) 931-2237

    Monday—Thursday 11am—9pm ET

    Friday 11am—5pm ET

    Translation services are available on the phone.

  3. TEXT

    (800) 931-2237

    Pilot hours: Monday—Thursday 3pm—6pm ET

    Standard text messaging rates may apply.

    Crisis Text Line

    If you are in a crisis and need help immediately, text “NEDA” to 741741 to be connected with a trained volunteer at Crisis Text Line. Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support via text message to individuals who are struggling with mental health, including eating disorders, and are experiencing crisis situations.

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National Institute of Mental Health
Learn signs, symptoms, risk factors, treatments and therapies.

There is a commonly held misconception that eating disorders are a lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are actually serious and often fatal illnesses that are associated with severe disturbances in people’s eating behaviors and related thoughts and emotions. Preoccupation with food, body weight, and shape may also signal an eating disorder. Common eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder.

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Self Harm

There are many reasons why people self-harm, but the causes usually stem from difficult emotions. Self-harming has been described as a “physical expression of emotional distress.” Please seek available resources for less harmful coping mechanisms:

Get Help Now
Text “START” to 741-741

or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

 

HelpGuide

Do you want to stop hurting yourself? Learn about self-injury and how you can feel better without harming yourself.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness

Whether a person has recently started hurting themselves or has been doing it for a while, there is an opportunity to improve health and reduce behaviors. Talking to a doctor or a trusted friend or family member is the first step towards understanding your behavior and finding relief.

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The Jed Foundation
JED is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. We’re partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs and systems. We’re equipping teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other. We’re encouraging community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health.

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To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA)
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery.

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Mental Health America (MHA)
Mental Health America (MHA)’s work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need them; with recovery as the goal.

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Substance Abuse

Reduce the impact of substance abuse and find resources

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)

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Find Treatment
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Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of people who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.

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Narcotics Anonymous
NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of people for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. We suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that we can follow them in our daily lives. The most important thing about them is that they work

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Resources for Families Coping with Mental and Substance Use Disorders
While there is no one-size-fits-all solution for helping a family member who is drinking too much, using drugs, or dealing with a mental illness, research shows that family support can play a major role in helping a loved one with mental and substance use disorders.

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Sober Black Girls Club

For Black girls who are considering putting the bottle down… This community is for you. Being a Black woman in a patriarchal, racist society can be overwhelming. It is exhausting. We experience prejudice, racism, and other acts of hate at our schools, work, and homes- with our friends and neighbors. We encounter high rates of domestic violence, rape, and homicide. We are disproportionately punished in schools. We are racially profiled and subjected to police brutality. We are incarcerated at more than five times the rate of white women and are three and a half times more likely to die during childbirth than they are. We make less than other women in the workspace, regardless of the degrees we have obtained. Our traumas run so deep that we often feel stuck as if we will never find solutions to the struggles we face. So we are here for you. It doesn’t matter if you are already living a sober life or just contemplating it. You are wanted, needed, and loved. Our struggles do not define us. 

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Disabilities

 

National Council on Disability

The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency that provides advice and recommendations to the President, Congress, and executive branch agencies. NCD does not provide direct legal or advocacy services to people with disabilities. However, below is a list of resources to assist individual inquiries seeking such services which are most likely to be found at the city or state level.

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A Guide to Disability Rights Laws

This guide, a publication of the U.S. Department of Justice, provides summaries of all major disability rights laws and appropriate federal contact information for more information.

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

This U.S. Department of Justice website contains valuable information regarding ADA standards, technical assistance, new or proposed regulations, an ADA Help Line, a toolkit for state and local governments, and other valuable information.

ADA Information Line (800) 514-0301 (Voice) (800) 514-0383 (TTY)

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Disability Discrimination

Disability discrimination occurs when an employer or other entity covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, or the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, treats a qualified individual who is an employee or applicant unfavorably because he or she has a disability.

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Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on job accommodations and disability employment issues. Serving customers across the United States and around the world for more than 35 years, JAN provides free one-on-one practical guidance and technical assistance on job accommodation solutions, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities.

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Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

ODEP’s mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

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Corona Virus (COVID)

Get updated news on the virus, food assistance, managing mental health and well-being, how to cope as a student, etc.

Resources for Individuals & Families

“As part of the federal response to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Food and Nutrition Service plays a vital role by responding to nutrition assistance needs during this pandemic. Through our state and local partners, FNS is working to ensure that children and low-income Americans maintain access to food. In addition, the consumer resources listed below are provided to help individuals and families like you during this time of exceptional need and uncertainty.”

Resources Available on Website:
Requesting SNAP or WIC Assistance, Using Your SNAP and WIC Benefits, Access to Food While School Is Closed, Activities for Families at Home, Hand washing Resources, Additional Food Assistance, Find Meals for Kids

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Resources to Support Youth and Families

These can be difficult times for young people and those who work with them.  Below are resources on topics affecting youth and how supportive adults can help.

Resources Available on Website:
Vaccines, Child Care, Education, Employment/Unemployment Insurance, Finances/Economic Impact Payments/Taxes/Student Loans, Food and Nutrition, Health/Mental Health/Stress and Coping, Human Services/Community-Based Organizations, Safety/Domestic Violence

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Youth Insights on the High School Experience During a Year of Upheaval

This report(link is external) from America’s Promise Alliance makes several recommendations for supporting young people now and in the coming years and suggests state and district leaders prioritize support for high school students in the allocation of their federal recovery funds. Recommendations for schools and districts include addressing student wellbeing through partnerships with mental health service providers, supporting inclusive classroom discussions about the history of race and racism in the United States, and strengthening students’ connections with their peers and teachers.

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Waivers and Other Flexibilities to Promote Innovation in Services for Disconnected Youth

Application Deadline: August 23, 2021

Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3) gives local, state, and Tribal governments flexibility to innovate to improve the outcomes of disconnected youth, offering waivers of federal requirements that impede effective and integrated service delivery. It also offers the ability to blend funds from multiple federal programs, eliminating the need to account for and report on them separately.

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School-Based Strategies for Addressing the Mental Health & Well-Being of Youth in the Wake of COVID-19

This guidance(link is external) from the Societal Experts Action Network and the Forum for Children’s Well-Being identifies school-based strategies for addressing the mental health and well-being challenges among youth that arose during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) COVID-19 Guide

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in an unprecedented crisis that affects not only our physical health and daily lives, but also our mental health. To address these needs, NAMI is committed to providing credible information and resources to help people navigate through this crisis. In this guide, you will find answers to questions ranging from how to manage anxiety during this difficult time, to how to access medication while in quarantine, to how to deal with the loss of a loved one to COVID-19.

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Emotional Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Infectious disease outbreaks such as COVID-19, as well as other public health events, can cause emotional distress and anxiety. Feeling anxious, confused, overwhelmed or powerless is common during an infectious disease outbreak, especially in the face of a virus with which the general public may be unfamiliar. These feelings of distress and anxiety can occur even if you are not at high risk of getting sick. People that are feeling emotional distress related to COVID-19 can take actions to help support themselves and others.

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Centers for Disease and Control (CDC)

Got Questions about COVID-19?
You can find the most up-to-date information about coronavirus disease 2019 on CDC’s COVID-19 website. This page includes information such as:

How to find a COVID-19 vaccine near you
Frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) about COVID-19 vaccination
COVID-19 vaccine information for you and your family
General FAQs about COVID-19
FAQs for business and workplace setting
Information for healthcare professionals
Travel guidance
Helpful tips on how to prevent getting sick and more.

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Combatting COVID-19 Fraud

Throughout the country, federal, state, and local law enforcement are on high alert to investigate reports of individuals and businesses engaging in a wide range of fraudulent and criminal behavior

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Individual Hunger Resources

 

Immediate Food Assistance

If you’re hungry now:

  • Call the USDA National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273). Information is available in English and Spanish. The hotline operates Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM Eastern Time.
  • Contact community or religious organizations to find a local food bank or food pantry.

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Find your Local Food Bank
Food Assistance

Learn how to get nutritious food for yourself and your family through SNAP (food stamps), D-SNAP, and WIC for women, infants, and children. Apply for school meals for your kids and supplemental food for seniors. Find out how food programs can provide emergency help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Food Stamps and Meal Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be easier for you and your family to get food stamps and take part in meal programs. Contact your state’s social services agency to see if you’re eligible.

During the pandemic:

  • Food stamp (SNAP) recipients may receive additional funding.

  • Parents can pick up school meals for their kids to eat at home.

  • People can enroll in food programs remotely rather than in person. This applies to programs for pregnant women, families, seniors, and people with disabilities.

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Ending Hunger and Moving

SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.

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Food Stamps State List

Find Food Stamp assitance in your state

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Children and Family Hunger Resources

 

National School Lunch Program

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.

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School Breakfast Program

The School Breakfast Program (SBP) provides reimbursement to states to operate nonprofit breakfast programs in schools and residential childcare institutions. The Food and Nutrition Service administers the SBP at the federal level. State education agencies administer the SBP at the state level, and local school food authorities operate the program in schools.

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Special Milk Program

The Special Milk Program (SMP) provides milk to children in schools and childcare institutions who do not participate in other federal meal service programs. The program reimburses schools for the milk they serve. Schools in the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs may also participate in the Special Milk Program to provide milk to children in half-day pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs where children do not have access to the school meal programs.

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Child and Adult Care Food Program

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal program that provides reimbursements for nutritious meals and snacks to eligible children who are enrolled for care at participating child care centers and day care homes. CACFP also provides reimbursements for meals served to children and youth participating in afterschool care programs, children residing in emergency shelters, and enrolled in day care facilities.

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Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally-funded, state-administered program. SFSP reimburses program operators who serve free healthy meals and snacks to children and teens in low-income areas.

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Team Nutrition

Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the child nutrition programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity.

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Community Food Systems

The Office of Community Food Systems helps child nutrition program operators incorporate local foods in the National School Lunch Program and its associated programs, as well as the Summer Food Service Program and Child and Adult Care Food Program. In addition, OCFS staff works with tribal communities to respond to their desire to better incorporate traditional foods into meal programs.

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Social Justice

Everyone has basic rights under the U.S. Constitution and civil rights laws. Learn more here about what your rights are, how to exercise them, and what to do when your rights are violated.

Protestor Rights

The First Amendment protects your right to assemble and express your views through protest. However, police and other government officials are allowed to place certain narrow restrictions on the exercise of speech rights. Make sure you’re prepared by brushing up on your rights before heading out into the streets.

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Stopped by Police

Being stopped by police is a stressful experience that can go bad quickly. Here we describe what the law requires and also offer strategies for handling police encounters. We want to be clear: The burden of de-escalation does not fall on private citizens — it falls on police officers. However, you cannot assume officers will behave in a way that protects your safety or that they will respect your rights even after you assert them. You may be able to reduce risk to yourself by staying calm and not exhibiting hostility toward the officers. The truth is that there are situations where people have done everything they could to put an officer at ease, yet still ended up injured or killed.

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LGBTQ Rights

The legal landscape for LGBTQ people is constantly evolving. If you think you have been discriminated against and would like our assistance, please visit our Report LGBTQ and HIV Discrimination Page and we can help you figure out whether you are protected under federal or state laws.

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Dreamers (DACA)

Learn about your rights to be protected as a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipient.

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Your Rights that can be Printed or Saved to your Phone

Download, print, cut-out and carry this card with you. You can share these cards with family and friends. This card can protect you if immigration or the police question you. The card will tell immigration or the police that you are exercising your constitutional rights.

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National Immigration Law Center

Get information on:

When Encountering Law Enforcement. Immigration Raids, Immigration Enforcement at Health Care Facilities: Providers’ and Patients’ Rights, Immigration Enforcement at Workplaces, Participating in Demonstrations, National Origin Discrimination

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Stop Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Hate (Stop AAPI Hate)

In response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University launched the Stop AAPI Hate coalition on March 19, 2020. The coalition tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

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We would like to extend a very special thank you to the Miami Dolphins’ Football Unites program for being the Presenting Sponsor of NVEEE’s Peace Ambassador Leadership Program. Applications are open to high school students until September 30th.

 

Apply at NVEEE.org/PALP

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