National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE
Alzheimer’s Association: http://www.alz.org/texas/
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. They work to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Attention Deficit Disorders Association: https://www.adda-sr.org/
ADDA’s mission is to provide a resource network, support individuals impacted by attention deficit disorder and related conditions and to advocate for the development of community resources.
Asian Chamber of Commerce: http://www.asianchamber-hou.org
The Chamber has the dual purpose of promoting trade between Houston and Asia and to foster economic development in the Houston area Asian-American communities.
Cancer Counseling, Inc.: http://www.cancercounseling.info/
Cancer Counseling, Inc. (CCI) was founded in 1982, and has expanded over the last 24 years. CCI remains the only local not for profit agency in the Gulf Coast Area that provides free professional emotional therapy and education for cancer patients and families regardless of age, race, gender, religion or socio-economic status.
Collaborative for Children: http://www.collabforchildren.org
Collaborative for Children is a non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of early care and education in the Houston area. Partnering with families and community-based organizations, the organization focus on young children, from birth to age six.
The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston: http://www.council-houston.org
Alcoholism, addiction and drug dependency are very complex diseases. Fortunately, The Council can help anyone at any time with any issue related to alcohol or drugs. We do this through prevention, intervention, outpatient treatment and aftercare, education and outreach.
Crisis Intervention of Houston: http://www.crisishotline.org/
After a crisis, the first 72 hours constitute the optimum window for an effective response, the Crisis Response Team, an arm of Crisis Intervention of Houston, is prepared to respond to needs within hours. Call 713-HOTLINE or (713) 460-5463.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Houston (DBSA): http://www.dbsahouston.org/
DBSA Greater Houston sponsors free and confidential support groups that assist in the recovery of individuals with depression or bipolar disorder. Our support groups are also offered to family members, caregivers and friends who are trying to understand these two difficult mental illnesses as they try to assist loved ones.
Gay and Lesbian Switchboard Houston: http://www.gayswitchboardhouston.org/
Gay & Lesbian Switchboard Houston has been on the line for Houston’s GLBT community since 1982. With support from the United Way of Greater Houston, Texas Office of the Attorney General and community partners, MCC and the Switchboard remain vital links for GLBT individuals throughout Southeast Texas who have become targets of domestic violence and sexual assault. Anyone, regardless of sexual orientation, may contact the Switchboard if they have become a hate crime target.
Harris County Hospital District (HCHD): http://www.hchdonline.com/
Harris County Hospital District’s mission is to improve the community’s health by delivering high-quality health care to Harris County residents.
Harris County Psychiatric Center (HCPC): http://hcpc.uth.tmc.edu/
The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center is dedicated to excellence and leadership in the provision of patient care and the growing need for treatment of persons with mental illness residing in Harris County. UTHCPC has the unique additional missions of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, which includes conducting research into the treatment of mental illness, educating professionals in the care of the mentally ill and providing the resources and knowledge of our staff to the local community.
For over 65 years, the Foundation has accomplished its mandate through grantmaking to mental health service, research, public education, and policy projects in the state of Texas.
Houston Area Women’s Center: http://www.hawc.org
The Houston Area Women’s Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting survivors of domestic and sexual violence, as well as providing prevention education to the community.
Houston Police Crisis Intervention Team (CIT): http://www.houstoncit.org/
The Houston Police Department CIT program provides officers with training on mental illness and crisis intervention/de-escalation techniques. This training is proven to help officers de-escalate situations involving individuals in serious mental health crisis. The goal of the program is to keep officers and mental health consumers safe in these encounters. The training results in a more professional, effective and humane response by law enforcement officers to individuals with mental illness.
Mental Health America in Texas: http://www.mhatexas.org/
Mental Health Association of Greater Houston: http://www.mhahouston.org/
The Mental Health Association of Greater Houston’s (MHAHouston) mission is to promote mental health and to improve the care and treatment of persons living with mental illness through education and advocacy.
Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County (MHMRA): http://www.mhmraharris.org
MHMRA of Harris County is one of the largest mental health centers in the United States, serving more than 30,000 persons in the Houston metropolitan area who suffer from mental illness and mental retardation. We serve the “priority population” – adults who are diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness, children with serious emotional disturbances, and people diagnosed with moderate to severe mental retardation.
Montrose Counseling Center: http://www.montrosecounselingcenter.org
MCC empowers our community, primarily gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals and their families, to enjoy healthier and more fulfilling lives by providing culturally affirming and affordable behavioral health and prevention services.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-Metropolitan Houston (NAMI): http://www.namimetrohouston.org/
NAMI Metropolitan Houston is a non-profit organization established in 1988 to address the increasing need for families and persons affected by mental illness to have a powerful voice in the mental health community.
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