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Resources are sorted by the following categories:

Aging/Elderly
Animal Support
Condition-Specific Resources
                ADD/ADHD
                Anxiety/Phobias
                Autism
                Depression/Bipolar
                Eating Disorders
                Oppositional Defiant Disorder
                Personality Disorders
                                Borderline Personality Disorder
                                Dissociative Identity Disorder
                                Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
                                Schizophrenia
                Phobias
                Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Consumer Rights/Protection
Dental
Disability
Education
Employment Assistance
Family/Child/Teen/Parenting
Financial Assistance
First Responder Services
Food/Grocery Assistance
Gambling Addiction
General Assistance/Directories
Grief/Loss
Hoarding
Housing Assistance
Internet Addiction
Legal/Inmate Assistance
Medical
Mental Health
Minority Services
Protective/Victim Services
Self-Injury/Suicide Prevention
Sex Addiction
Substance Abuse/Addiction
Transportation Assistance
Veterans Services

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Aging/Elderly Resources

ADEAR (Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Education and Referral Center) – Service of the National Institute on Aging providing information regarding Alzheimer.
(800) 438-4380
https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/alzheimers

Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) – HelpLine operated by trained staff who can connect callers to community resources such as in-home, community-based and institutional services for aging and disabled persons.
800-200-2372

Alzheimer’s Association – 24/7 info & referral on Alzheimer’s/dementia including referrals for housing, in-home care, adult day programs, and other community services; local offices provide in person support groups.
(800) 272-3900
785-271-1844
https://www.alz.org/

Caring.com – National directory of assisted living providers for the elderly.
800-973-1540
https://www.caring.com/
Kansas Listings – https://www.caring.com/senior-living/assisted-living/kansas

Community Resource Finder – Online resources from AARP and Alzheimer’s Association, including homecare, community services, housing options, care at home – including day programs, elder law attorneys, transportation, and medical assistance.
https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Elder Law Answers – Helpline Provides info and resources on estate planning, long-term care planning, Medicaid rules and planning, medical directives and nursing home issues. Offers a “Find an Attorney” function to locate attorneys specializing in elder law.
(866) 267-0947
https://www.elderlawanswers.com/

ElderCare Locator Helpline – Public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that offers a “Find Help in your Community” locator that connects individuals to services in the community for older adults and their families, including volunteer organizations, transportation, housing, healthcare, legal aid, and day programs, etc. Provides Spanish language translator service to callers.
(800) 677-1116
https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx/

Hospice Foundation of America – Educates about death, dying and grief. Info on living with advanced life-limiting illness, options for care and helpful End-of-Life Support Also includes a section on finding Grief Support Groups.  Resources available on website.
800-854-3402
https://hospicefoundation.org/

Kansas Department on Aging & Disability Services (KDADS) – The Resource Center provides individual tabs of information relating to topics of acute interest to constituents, stakeholders and partners.
785-296-4986
785-296-4744
785-296-3471
Toll Free:  888-582-3759
https://www.kdads.ks.gov/commissions/behavioral-health/contact-kbhs

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging – Offers a directory of Aging Resources by area.
202-872-0888
https://www.n4a.org/

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization – Maintains a list of hospices across the US, many of which offer free or sliding scale grief therapy or can refer individuals to local in person support groups. Most hospice bereavement programs provides support to the community, regardless of whether a person’s loved one was cared for by hospice or not.
(703) 837-1500
https://www.nhpco.org/

National Institute on Aging – Caregiving info including information on long-term care, advance care planning, long-distance caregiving, and Alzheimer’s Caregiving as well as articles responding to FAQs. NIA’s End-of-Life Care section of website that addresses myriad concerns, including Making Difficult End-of-Life Decisions, Advance Directives, Support for Caregiver, including information on Respite Care.
https://www.nia.nih.gov/

 

Animal Support

America’s VetDogs – Provides service dogs (at no cost) to veterans, active-duty service members, or first responders who are living with disability caused by PTSD.
(866) 838-3647
https://www.vetdogs.org/

Assistance Dogs International (ADI) – Locate accredited service animal organizations by state, as well as info on laws based on location.
https://assistancedogsinternational.org/

Dogs and PTSD – Section of the National Center for PTSD website that discusses the emotional benefits of having a support dog, differentiates “emotional support animal” from “service animal,” and what you need to consider when getting a support/service animal.
https://www.ptsd.va.gov/gethelp/dogs_ptsd.asp

Emotional Support Animal Registry – Website where callers can register their emotional support animals. Also provides FAQs section to answer top questions regarding ESAs.
https://www.esaregistration.org/

Recovery Animals – Emotional support animals
http://recoveryanimals.com/

Service Dog Central – Information on specific kinds of service dogs, training and handling, access issues, rights and legal issues. Includes helpful FAQ section.
http://www.servicedogcentral.org/content/

 

Condition-Specific Resources

Child Mind Institute (Guides to Various Disorders) – Information on various mental health disorders.
https://childmind.org/topics-a-z/guides/

General Mental Health Screening Tools – Mental Health America offers online Mental Health Screening Tools for numerous mental health conditions.
https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools
Depression and anxiety screening tools are also offered in Spanish at: https://www.mhanational.org/pruebas-de-salud-mental-en-espanol

 
–ADD/ADHD
 
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) – Info and resources on ADHD for adults with the disorder; in-person support group locator. Resources section offers webinars and a directory of ADHD professionals. Provides virtual support groups in Spanish.
(800) 939-1019
https://add.org/

CHADD (Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) – Info and resources on ADHD, including person support group locator. Accepts calls 1-5 pm EST. Spanish-language calls accepted.
(866) 200-8098
https://chadd.org/

 
–Anxiety/Phobias
 
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) – Info and referral on anxiety & depression; online and in person support groups. Offers Spanish-language online support group as well as resources on its website. Online treatment provider search tool.
(240) 485-1001
https://adaa.org/

Anxiety Apps to Help Manage Anxiety – Reviews of 7 apps on anxiety management.
https://www.healthyplace.com/self-help/anxiety/7-best-anxiety-apps-to-help-manage-your-anxiety

The Anxiety Network – Provides online resources and information on panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder; offers recommendations for anxiety therapy materials.
https://www.anxietynetwork.com/

MindShift – Downloadable PDF that helps adolescents, teens, and young adults gain learn basic skills to manage their symptoms of anxiety, including GAD, social anxiety, phobias, and panic attacks. Also useful for managing worry, performance anxiety, test anxiety, and perfectionism. Utilizes breathing exercises, mental imagery, and mindfulness strategies in text and audio format. “Quick Tips” are included to assist with anxiety in the moment.
https://adaa.org/node/2558

Phobics Awareness – Free online forum for people experiencing phobias to provide support/coping techniques.
http://www.phobics-awareness.org/

Social Anxiety Association – Provides information & resource on social anxiety and treatment options as well as (limited number) of in person support groups.
https://www.socialphobia.org/

 
–Autism

Autism Society of America – Information & referral to services and supports nationwide including “Find an Affiliate” locator for local resources and support groups.
(800) 328-8476
https://www.autism-society.org/

Autism Society of the Heartland – Social services organization that provides information, advocacy and support to families and individuals with autism.
913-706-0042
https://www.asaheartland.org/

Autism Speaks – Information and resources to individuals with autism and family members. Online locator for in-person in person support groups.
(888) 288-4762
Spanish (888) 772-9050
https://www.autismspeaks.org/

Autism Support Network – Info, ed and resources for individuals with autism and their family.
http://www.autismsupportnetwork.com/

Kansas Center for Autism Research & Training
913-945-6840
http://kcart.ku.edu/

Topeka Autism Support Group – Facebook support group that provides information and resources on Autism to parents and caregivers, professionals and community members.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/152554378156299/

 

–Depression/Bipolar
 
Bipolar Caregivers – Provides extensive information on Bipolar-disorder specific organizations, each of which provides information and referrals for treatment, recovery support.
https://bipolarcaregivers.org/

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) – Provides information on bipolar and depression; offers online and in person support groups, forums.
(800) 826-3632
785-766-2512
https://www.dbsalliance.org/

Depression Support Group
785-232-5233

Hope to Cope – Articles and information regarding anxiety and depression.
https://www.hopetocope.com/

Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation – Provides extensive information for families on juvenile-onset of bipolar disorder.
https://www.jbrf.org/

 
–Eating Disorders
 
Eating Disorders Anonymous – Online and in person support communities to support each other in their struggle to recover from eating disorders.
http://eatingdisordersanonymous.org/

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders – HelpLine for those needing support (M-F; 9-5 pm CT); also provides referrals to treatment, in person support groups, recovery mentors and support services such as grocery buddies.
(630) 577-1330
https://anad.org/

National Eating Disorders Association – Referral helpline for treatment and in person support groups. Website also offered in Spanish; Helpline offers a translation service.
(800) 931-2237
https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/

 
–Oppositional Defiant Disorder
 
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ODD Resource Center) – Provides information and resources for families and youth on ODD. Child and adolescent psychiatrist finder. Spanish resources.
https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Resource_Centers/Oppositional_Defiant_Disorder_Resource_Center/Home.aspx

Oppositional Defiant Disorder Online Support Group
https://www.dailystrength.org/group/oppositional-defiant-disorder-odd

VeryWell Mind – Website contains informative section on ODD, providing information and links to resources on the condition, treatment options, what to do after diagnosis, preparing your child for school, disciplining an ODD child, strategies for living with an ODD child, and links to websites that offer ideas for parents who have a child with ODD.
https://www.verywellmind.com/before-you-look-for-information-on-odd-3106614

 
–Personality Disorders
 
Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp) – Downloadable fact sheet on CBT therapy for psychosis.
https://nasmhpd.org/sites/default/files/DH-CBTp_Fact_Sheet.pdf

Early Assessment & Support Alliance (EASA) – Info & resources about early psychosis for individuals, loved ones, and professionals. Program directory of early psychosis Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) programs nationwide.
http://www.easacommunity.org/

Hearing Voices Network – Peer-support network for those hearing voices. Website offers an in person support group locator.
http://www.hearingvoicesusa.org/

Out of the Fog – Information and resources for caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with personality disorders.
https://outofthefog.website/

 
—Borderline Personality Disorder
 
BPD Central – Info on BPD & narcissistic personality disorder, treatment referrals, resources and online support groups for multiple BPD-related communities.
http://www.bpdcentral.com/

BPD Resource Center – Resources and information on BPD; including referrals to clinicians and treatment centers.
(888) 694-2273
https://www.nyp.org/bpdresourcecenter

National Education Alliance for BPD – Resource and information for families and loved ones of those living with BPD. Offers a “Family Connections” Program, a free, 12-week course offered across US, both in person and via teleconference, that provides current information and research on BPD and family functioning; individual coping skills based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); family skills; and group support that builds an ongoing network for family members.
https://www.borderlinepersonalitydisorder.org/

 
—Dissociative Identity Disorder
 
International Society for Study of Trauma and Dissociation – Provides info & resources on trauma and dissociation, including online screening tool for Dissociative Identity Disorder.
(202) 803-6332
https://www.isst-d.org/
http://traumadissociation.com/

Mosaic Minds – Website provides links to 16 interactive, online community forums to share experience with Dissociative Identity Disorder.
https://mosaicminds.org/

 
—Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
 
International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) – Provides info and resources on OCD, including individual therapist & clinic referrals; operates a national network of in person support groups; Offers limited Spanish-language call support.
(617) 973-5801
https://iocdf.org/

Obsessive Compulsive Anonymous – Offers 12-step in person support groups and conference call support meetings for those living with multiple forms of OCD.
http://www.obsessivecompulsiveanonymous.org/

Peace of Mind – Education, research, support and advocacy (not personal advocacy) to OCD Community: OCD residential treatment facilities; in person support groups (Texas only); online support groups, nationwide.
https://peaceofmind.com/resources/ocd-resources/

The TLC Foundation – Information and resources for Trichotillomania, skin picking disorder, nail biting and other body focused repetitive behaviors. Offers referrals to therapists, in person support groups, and hair & skin care services. Website also offered in Spanish.
(831) 457-1004
https://www.bfrb.org/

 
—Schizophrenia

Schizlife – Info on schizophrenia, treatment options, coping mechanisms, etc. Offers a Schizophrenia Treatment Center finder option to locate treatments centers by state.
(866) 571-6796
https://www.schizlife.com/

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA) – Go-to resource for SCZ & SCZA; In person support groups; also provides toll-free, weekly teleconference support calls for those living with the condition and caregivers/allies.
(800) 493-2094
https://sardaa.org/

Schizophrenia.com – Information, resources and online discussion forums for individuals and caregivers affected by schizophrenia and related disorders.
http://schizophrenia.com/

Schizophrenics Anonymous – Weekly teleconference support calls for those living with the condition and caregivers/allies. Maintains network of in person support groups.
800-493-2094

 
–Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
 
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) International Association – Maintains an online locator that lists providers of EMDR therapy.
https://www.emdria.org/

National Center for PTSD – Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs providing resources to individuals, family members and providers on combat- and non-combat-related PTSD. Information includes types of trauma, treatment options, coping mechanisms, related problems. “Find a Therapist” finder.
(802) 296-6300
https://www.ptsd.va.gov/

The Sidran Institute – Go-to resources for PTSD-related conditions, including DID, dual diagnosis, self-injury and suicide. Help Desk locates in person support groups for people who have experienced trauma. Provides educational programming, resources for treatment, support and self-help.
(410) 825-8888
https://www.sidran.org/

 
Consumer Rights/Protection

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) – Home page of the ACLU.
(212) 549-2500
https://www.aclu.org/

CareForYourMind.org – Advocacy blog by Families for Depression Awareness organization. Provides an online forum where those affected by the mental health care system can openly discuss its strengths and weakness, along with thought leaders and advocates.
https://careforyourmind.org/

Employment Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – Investigates and works to settle discrimination claims; must file claim online. Website also offered in Spanish.
800-669-4000
https://www.eeoc.gov/

HIPAA – Website provides extensive Information related to mental and behavioral health patient privacy rights.
https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-individuals/mental-health/index.html

HUD Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity – Online resources related to HUD fair housing enforcement and where users can file a complaint online.
800-669-9777
https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp

Joint Commission: Report a Patient Safety Event – Quality of care-related complaints against hospitals and other inpatient settings. NOTE – A complaint cannot be filed by phone; complaint must be submitted through writing/online (24/7 phone line is information only).
(800) 994-6610
https://www.jointcommission.org/resources/patient-safety-topics/report-a-patient-safety-event/

Kansas Human Rights Commission – Government office dedicated to eliminating and preventing discrimination focused on employment, public accommodations and housing. Offers an online questionnaire to start the employment complaint process.
785-296-3206
http://www.khrc.net/main.html

The Kennedy Forum – Offers information about consumer rights to equal insurance coverage for mental health treatment and connects them with essential appeals guidance and resources.
https://www.thekennedyforum.org/

Medicare-Related Complaints: Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) – Those with Medicare can file a complaint with their state’s Quality Improvement Organization (QIO). QIOs help Medicare beneficiaries exercise their right to high-quality health care and manage all beneficiary complaints and quality of care reviews to ensure consistency in the review process while taking into consideration local factors important to beneficiaries and their families.
https://qioprogram.org/locate-your-qio

Medicare Rights Center – National HelpLine and resource page for individuals with Medicare, their family members and friends. Helps to understand Medicare benefits, find the right coverage, and understand how any existing coverage works. Accepts Spanish-language calls.
800-333-4114
https://www.medicarerights.org/

National Resource for Psychiatric Advance Directives (PAD) – State-specific information for individuals and caregivers of loved ones with a mental illness. Also provides helpful online FAQ section. (PADs are used to direct psychiatric care in the event an individual with a mental illness can no longer give or withhold consent to treatment during an acute episode.)
https://www.nrc-pad.org/

ParityTrack – For individuals who have been denied coverage for mental health services (higher copays, limits on the amount of time spent at treatment, high Rx costs, etc.). Go to the Know Your Rights – Common Violations page to find out if your rights have been violated. Legal info only (does not provide legal referrals or legal representation).
(202) 467-8180
https://www.paritytrack.org/

Representative Payee Review Program – To report abuse by representative payees or request training/support for representative payees.
(800) 772-1213
https://www.ssa.gov/payee/bene.htm

 

Dental

American Dental Association (Find a Dentist) – Online dentist locator
https://findadentist.ada.org/

Dental Lifeline Network/Donated Dental Services – Dental services
https://dentallifeline.org/kansas/

Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved (KAMU) – Online treatment locator for community clinics in Kansas offering behavioral health, dental, medical, pharmacy vision, etc.
785-233-8483
https://www.communitycareks.org/information-for-consumers/find-a-clinic/

Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) – Assistance in Obtaining Dental Care – Website maintains a list of community clinic dental providers that may provide dental care at reduced costs based on income.
https://www.kdheks.gov/ohi/health_care_assist.htm

UMKC School of Dentistry – Dental services.
816-235-2100
https://dentistry.umkc.edu/

 

Disability

ADA Info Line – Information about rights based on the Americans w/Disabilities Act (ADA). (Provides information only – no referrals or representation.) Translator service available.
(800) 514-0301
https://www.ada.gov/

Allsup – Free, non-lawyer expert representation for applying for SSDI and appealing denial of benefits. Website also offered in Spanish.
(800) 279-4357
https://www.allsup.com/

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) – Info and resources concerning intellectual and developmental disabilities.
http://www.aaidd.org/

The Arc – Serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. State and local chapters provide individual and public policy advocacy, residential, education, and vocational services, financial planning and in person support groups.
(800) 433-5255
https://thearc.org/

Community Works – Home health agency specializing in disability advocacy, case management and consulting.
866-429-6757
https://communityworksinc.com/

Coordinated Resource Support Services – Providers of crisis intervention and support to people with dual diagnosis of a mental illness and developmental disability. Associated with the University of Kansas.
620-421-6550
http://sekrespiteservices.org/coordinated-resource-support-services

Disability Professionals – Advocacy group that represents individuals with disability claims. Can assist with initial SSDI applications, administrative hearings and referrals. Accepts Spanish-language calls.
866-825-7489
http://www.midlandgroup.com/disability-professionals/

Disability Rights Center of Kansas – Legal agency that advocates for the civil and legal rights of Kansans with disabilities.
877-776-1541
In Topeka call 785-273-9661.
https://www.drckansas.org/

Heath Resource Center at George Washington University – National clearinghouse for info on post-secondary education for individuals with disabilities including financial aid, scholarships and internships.
https://www.heath.gwu.edu/

Interhab – Organization of service providers working with Kansans with I/DD.
785-235-5103
https://www.interhab.org/

Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns/Disability Service Maps Online guide that maintains a comprehensive map of the disability services offered in Kansas.
Disability Service Maps

Kansas Department on Aging & Disability Services (KDADS) – The Resource Center provides individual tabs of information relating to topics of acute interest to constituents, stakeholders and partners.
785-296-4986
785-296-4744
785-296-3471
Toll Free:  888-582-3759
https://www.kdads.ks.gov/commissions/behavioral-health/contact-kbhs

Ketter Payee Service – Representative payee.
785-249-9682

National Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (NADD) – Resources and info for families of individuals living with developmental disabilities and mental health needs. Provides resource information to members.
(845) 331-4336
http://thenadd.org/

National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR) – 800-747-6163  Offers referral services for (fee for service) lawyers and non-lawyer representatives who can assist in accessing SSI/SSDI. Accepts Spanish-language calls.
(800) 747-6131
https://www.nadr.org/

National Disability Institute – Maintains resources and information on financial planning for individuals living with a disability (budgeting, benefits planning, tax preparation, and loan program to pay for devices that improve/maintain quality of life).
https://www.nationaldisabilityinstitute.org/

National Disability Rights Network – Locate state-specific Protection and Advocacy “P&A” organization. NDRN partners with the Social Security Administration to investigate claims from disabled individuals who receive disability income when they believe a “Representative Payee” is mismanaging their money. State agencies will investigate complaints.
(202) 408-9514
https://www.ndrn.org/

National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR) – Provides referrals to (fee for service) representation for persons (21+) seeking SSDI & SSI. Spanish calls accepted after 1PM EST (online referral tool is most useful).
(845) 682-1880
https://nosscr.org/

Rutschmann Disability Services – Disability representative that helps Kansans obtain disability benefits.  Call for free consultation.
800-416-0527
http://www.disabilitypuzzle.com/

Social Security Administration (SSA) – Agency that administers and manages Social Security application process (SSI & SSDI). (Applicants likely denied the first time; must file an appeal.) Website and Helpline also offered in Spanish.
(800) 772-1213
https://www.ssa.gov/

Traumatic Brain Injury – Provides resources, support and advocacy to empower people with disabilities, their families and allies. Offers a 50 State Guide to TBI to find information on local resources. Spanish-language calls accepted.
(888) 915-7600
https://www.traumaticbraininjury.com/

 

Education

American Association on Health and Disability Scholarship Program – Applicants must live with a disability and be pursuing undergrad or graduate work, preference given to those pursuing a major in public health, disability studies, health promotion or other field related to disability and health.
(301) 545-6140
https://www.aahd.us/initiatives/scholarship-program/

Baer Reintegration Scholarship – Scholarships for individuals living with SCA/SCZA, bipolar, MDD and compliant with treatment plan, and engaged in high school/trade school.
https://www.reintegration.com/

 

Employment Assistance

abilityJOBS – Searchable job opportunity database for people with disabilities.
https://abilityjobs.com/

Career One Stop – US Department of Labor service providing resources and guides for career exploration, training, as well as jobs sorted by location and job type.
(877) 872-5627
https://www.careeronestop.org/

Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) – List of state vocational rehabilitation agencies in the U.S. helping individuals with disabilities meet their employment goals. Agencies assist individuals with disabilities to prepare for, obtain, maintain, or regain employment.
https://askearn.org/

Goodwill Services – Find your closest Goodwill Care Center locator. Provides job training/career services and employment opportunities by location.
https://www.goodwill.org/jobs-training/find-a-job

Job Accommodation Network – Resource on employment-related ADA info, workplace accommodations database and FAQs on workplace accommodations/compliance for those living with mental health disabilities.
(800) 526-7234
https://askjan.org/

Kansas Human Rights Commission – Government office dedicated to eliminating and preventing discrimination focused on employment, public accommodations and housing. Offers an online questionnaire to start the employment complaint process.
785-296-3206
http://www.khrc.net/main.html

SourceAmerica – The leading source of job opportunities for people with significant disabilities. Website offers a “Nonprofit Agency” locator tool to find agencies in the SourceAmerica network.
https://www.sourceamerica.org/

Sunshine Connection – A peer-run organization that provides information and resources on housing, employment/volunteering and peer support. The staff is led by individuals with lived experience.
785-232-0315
https://www.sunshineconnection.org/

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – Website provides feature to file an online civil rights complaint regarding housing, law enforcement, labor, education or employment discrimination. Website also offered in Spanish.
https://www.hhs.gov/

 

Family/Child/Teen/Parenting

Al-Anon (Al-Ateen) – Offers support for family and friends of individuals (including teen-specific resources) abusing alcohol. Support group meeting locator; also offers phone and online meetings.
(888) 425-2666
https://al-anon.org/

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACP) – Info and resources for families and youth; online library of mental health condition affecting children. Child and adolescent psychiatrist finder.
https://www.aacap.org/

The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center – Assists and promotes the development of quality respite and crisis care programs to help families locate respite and crisis care services in their communities; and to serve as a strong voice for respite in all forums. Website includes a National Respite Locator, a service to help caregivers and professionals locate respite services in their community. Search State-specific programs that offer handbooks in Spanish.
https://archrespite.org/

Boys Town National Hotline – 24-hour crisis line for teens and families: suicide prevention line. Spanish-language available on hotline.
(800) 448-3000
https://www.boystown.org/

Catholic Divorce Support Organizations – Offers online programs and workshops for divorcing Catholics.
https://divorcedcatholic.com/

Center for Parent Information and Resources – Info on IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), education-related mental health laws. “Find a Parent Technical Assistance Center” locator for centers across U.S. that provide direct services for children & youth with disabilities, their families.
https://www.parentcenterhub.org/

Child Care Aware – Locator for resources for families including child care, financial assistance, and health and social services with respect and child care. Website also offered in Spanish.
(212) 582-0343
https://www.childcareaware.org/

Child Mind Institute – Info on children’s mental health issues, including a symptom checker.
(212) 308-3118
https://childmind.org/

Christian Divorce Support Organizations – Post-divorce support for Christians. “Find a Support Group” locator and toolkit to start a divorce support group within their own church.
https://www.peaceafterdivorce.com/

Covenant House/National Runaway Safeline – 24/7 crisis and resource line. Press 2 for crisis line; 3 for resources for at-risk teens considering running away from home;  for teenagers (13-21) and parents, resources for parents of children who have run away, free bus transport home, runaway education; also offers message boards and Live Chat options. Spanish-language available on hotline.
(800) 786-2929
https://www.1800runaway.org/

DivorceCare – The largest faith-based divorce support organization hosting weekly in-person meetings in churches and faith communities all over the world. Meetings start with a 30 – 40 minute informational session, followed by a discussion period. Website offers a website directory, searchable by city or state to find a group. Also provides a free email service to get a daily email from them every day for a year.
https://www.divorcecare.org/

Families Anonymous
800-736-9805

Guidance Center – Center provides services and programs for individuals, children and families. After-Hours Crisis Hotline available.
913-682-5118
https://www.guidance-center.org/
Section of the website provides a list of available services and programs at https://www.guidance-center.org/programs-and-services/

Half of Us – Raises awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connects students to appropriate resources to get help; offers guidance to teens on how to help friends who are struggling emotionally.
http://www.halfofus.com/

Jewish Divorce Support Organizations – Sister to Sister is a women’s organization within the Jewish community that supports divorced Jewish women and their children.
http://www.sistertosisternetwork.org/

Kansas Guardianship Program – Agency that works with ward/conservator to appoint them with a volunteer to serve as their legally appointed guardian and/or conservator.
800-672-0086
http://www.ksgprog.org/

Keys for Networking – Family-run agency that provides education and support to families who have children with emotional, behavioral, mental, physical and educational issues.
800-499-8732
https://www.keys.org/

Kids in the House – Parenting video library containing over 8,000 videos from 450 leading parenting experts, including doctors, pediatricians, psychologists, educators, best-selling authors, celebrities and parents themselves. Most material is free.
https://www.kidsinthehouse.com/

KVC Psychiatric Hospital – Children’s behavioral health hospital that provides short term crisis stabilization and specialized residential treatment. Multiple locations.
913-334-0294
https://hospitals.kvc.org/

M&L Special Needs Planning Center – Certified financial planning for families with special requirements.
573-256-5055
https://specialneedsplanning.net/

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) – Offers extensive information, tips and resources for finding missing children under the age of 20 years old. After filing a police report, contact the NCMEC and open up a case.
800-THE-LOST (843-5678)
https://www.missingkids.org/

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health – A national family-run organization with 120 chapters and state organizations focused on the issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral or mental health needs and their families. Resources and information under their Resources section.
https://www.ffcmh.org/

National PLAN Alliance, Inc. (NPA) – Provides resources, referrals and information to assist families with the planning needs of adult children with lifelong disabilities. Website offers a finder function for a local PLAN affiliate.
http://nationalplanalliance.org/

National Safe Place – Youth and teens text SAFE at your current location to 69866 for help via text message (24 hours) Designates youth-friendly organizations as Safe Place locations. Website maintains a “find a safe place locator” for teens in a crisis.
(502) 635-3660
https://www.nationalsafeplace.org/

National Youth Crisis Hotline
800-442-HOPE (4673)

Parent to Parent – Organization provides parent-to-parent support as a core resource for families with children who have a special health care need, disability, or mental health concern. Through a one-to-one “match,” experienced support parents provide emotional support to families and assist them in finding information and resources. Website offers a Parent-to-Parent program by State finder.
(484) 272-7368
https://www.p2pusa.org/

Parents of Suicides (POS) and Friends and Families of Suicides (FFOS) – Website offering links to online grief support communities.
http://www.pos-ffos.com/

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids – Helpline Supports families and caregivers while they support a young person struggling with drug or alcohol use with info, resources, peer support. Helpline takes Spanish calls.
(855) 378-4373
https://drugfree.org/

Postpartum Support International – Online information and resources for postpartum parents (males and females), including loss of a child and other related struggles; also includes an online weekly chat. accepts Spanish-language calls.
(800) 944-4773
https://www.postpartum.net/

PostpartumMen – A place for men with concerns about depression, anxiety or other problems with mood after the birth of a child. Provides info, resources and online forum for dads to talk to each other. Offers article in Spanish on website on PPD for men.
http://postpartummen.com/

Psychology Today Divorce Support Group Locator – Directory of divorce support groups.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/groups/divorce/

Salvation Army Missing Persons Program – Missing 6+ months; SA provides an international service to help reunite family members. Searches, including government offices, credit institutions, social service agencies and law-enforcement personnel. Contact SA’s Missing Persons Regional Office. Find correct region contact information by searching Salvation Army missing persons locator. Accepts Spanish-language calls.
(800) 315-7699
https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/usc/missing_persons/
https://salvationarmysouth.org/ways-we-help/missing-persons/
https://easternusa.salvationarmy.org/use/missing-persons/
https://use-salvationarmy.org/Downloads/MissinPersonsBrochure.pdf

Shatter Proof – National nonprofit dedicated to ending the devastation addiction causes families; information and resources on addiction. Offers a “Find a Program” feature for families in person support groups.
(800) 597-2557
https://www.shatterproof.org/

Stop Bullying – Federal website with resources on prevention of bullying and cyberbullying. Spanish language section of website also available.
https://www.stopbullying.gov/

Teens Against Bullying – Website created by and for teens where middle and high school students can find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to own an important social cause
https://www.pacerteensagainstbullying.org/

Thursday’s Child – 24-hour emergency help and information for youth/teens/young adults in crisis including: bullying, eating disorders, self-harm, sexual assault, thoughts of suicide, trafficking, abuse, and abduction and addiction.
(800) 872-5437
http://www.thursdayschild.org/

The University of Kansas (KU) Child and Family Services Clinic – Clinic with affordable mental health care to the children, adolescents, and families of Northeast Kansas, including Lawrence, Eudora, Baldwin, Topeka, and the Kansas City Metro area. Child and adolescent services are paid on a fee for service basis.
785-864-4416
http://kuclinic.ku.edu/

VeryWell Mind – Website contains informative section on ODD, providing information and links to resources on the condition, treatment options, what to do after diagnosis, preparing your child for school, disciplining an ODD child, strategies for living with an ODD child, and links to websites that offer ideas for parents who have a child with ODD.
https://www.verywellmind.com/before-you-look-for-information-on-odd-3106614

Well Spouse Association – Spouse caregiver support including: information, resources and support for spousal caregivers. Services include in-person support groups, telephone support groups, online chat and Forum network, peer mentors, respite weekends and Connecting Caregivers Program.
(732) 577-8899
http://wellspouse.org/

 

Financial Assistance

ABLE National Resource Center – Info on setting up an ABLE savings account for disabled family member. ABLE allows a person with a disability to have money for expenses not covered by Medicaid or social services without risking the loss of benefits by exceeding the financial limits on receiving benefits.
https://www.ablenrc.org/

The Assistance Fund – For those who qualify for financial support, service provides patient advocates to assist in securing financial assistance for co-payments, prescriptions, deductibles, premiums, medical expenses. Spanish language translation service also available.
(855) 845-3663
https://tafcares.org/

Budget & Financial Management Assistance (BFMA) – Non-profit payee organization that serves for the disabled, homeless, and elderly in the Kansas City metro area.
816-474-2972
http://bfmakc.org/

FamilyWize – Prescription discount savings card offered to insured and uninsured individuals reduces the costs of prescription medication. The card has no eligibility requirements.
800-222-2818
https://www.familywize.org/

Help With Bills – Info on government programs that help with bill payment, temporary assistance, jobs/unemployment, credit, etc.
844-USA-GOV1 (872-4681)
https://www.usa.gov/help-with-bills

Housing & Credit Counseling Inc. (HCCI) – Provides education and counseling on housing and finances.  Free/minimal fee for service in person, phone and online counseling. See website for locations.
800-383-0217
https://hcci-ks.org/

Midwest Special Needs Trust – Financial services for individuals with special needs.
888-671-1069
http://www.midwestspecialneedstrust.org/

Need Help Paying Bills – Info on assistance programs, charity organizations, and resources that provide help paying bills, mortgage and debt relief (financial, rent, and government assistance).
https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/

NeedyMeds – HelpLine and website information on financial assistance programs to help defray cost of medication.
(800) 503-6897
https://www.needymeds.org/

Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN) – Provides underinsured patients with financial assistance through disease-specific funds that provide access to progressive therapies. Spanish-language calls accepted.
(866) 316-7263
https://www.panfoundation.org/

Patient Advocate Foundation – Helps federally and commercially insured people living with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases.  Offers co-pay relief program to provide direct financial assistance to insured patients who meet certain qualifications to help them pay for needed prescriptions and/or treatment. Their website also has many other resources and services. Website also offered in Spanish.
(800) 532-5274
https://www.patientadvocate.org/

RX Hope – A free patient assistance program to assist people in need obtain critical medications.
https://www.rxhope.com/

 

First Responder Services

911/CIT – CIT Database to determine if the community has CIT resources when calling 911 in a crisis. ALWAYS request CIT trained officer to respond to any psychiatric emergency.
http://cit.memphis.edu/citmap/

America’s VetDogs – Provides service dogs (at no cost) to veterans, active-duty service members, or first responders who are living with disability caused by PTSD.
(866) 838-3647
https://www.vetdogs.org/

Catch a Falling Star – Organization providing comprehensive array of confidential consulting services to first responders and their family members to help cope with their personal or work-related problems that affect workplace performance.
(716) 656-4895
http://catchafallingstar.net/

Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) – Resources for family survivors of officers who have died in the line-of-duty.
(573) 346-4911
https://www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org/

Copline – 24-hour free, confidential hotline for active and retired law enforcement officers and their families; manned by retired law enforcement officers.
(800) 267-5463
https://www.copline.org/

Poison Control
800-222-1222

 

Food/Grocery Assistance

Feeding America – Offers a zip-code based directory of food banks in the US for individuals in need.
(800) 424-2246
https://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank

 

Gambling Addiction

Gamblers Anonymous – 12-step program for people who live with a gambling addiction; share their experiences with each other in order to help their recoveries. In person support group meeting locator on website.
(855) 222-5542
http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga

National Problem Gambling Helpline – For help with problem gambling.
800-522-4700

 

General Assistance/Directories

211 (United Way Helpline) – Dial 211 from local phone or use website to search for contact info by zip code; service can refer callers to appropriate agencies/community organizations that offer emergency assistance; available in most areas.
211
https://www.211.org/

American Psychological Association – Online resources and info on psychological issues affecting mental and physical health.
https://www.apa.org/

Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas – Advocacy organization that maintains an online directory of local Community Mental Health Centers in Kansas.
http://www.acmhck.org/
http://www.acmhck.org/about-us/cmhc-directory/

Aunt Bertha – Online resource that connects users to free and reduced cost local resources-medical care, food, housing, transportation, etc. Website also offered in Spanish.
(512) 717-0518
https://www.auntbertha.com/

Connect2Affect – Resources for people isolated or lonely. “Find programs in your community” locator connecting individuals to local programs including social activities, volunteering, learning, wellness, transportation, financial and food assistance, and more.
https://connect2affect.org/

Crisis Text Line – Text NAMI to 741741. 24/7 text support with a trained crisis counselor. (Also offered in UK, Canada, Ireland, South Africa.)
https://www.crisistextline.org/

Directory of Mental Health Resources in Kansas – KDADS Mental Health Resource Directory (pdf file)
Directory of Mental Health Resources in Kansas

HelpWhenYouNeedIt – An online service that connects users to over 350,000 listings nationwide of private and public resources for food pantries, stores that accept food stamps, assisted living facilities, domestic violence and homeless shelters, mental health & substance use treatment, free clinics, legal and financial assistance.
http://helpwhenyouneedit.org/

International Center for Clubhouse Development – “Clubhouses” provide opportunities for education, employment and social activities to those living with a serious mental illness. Site offers a “Find a Clubhouse” directory.
212-582-0343
https://clubhouse-intl.org/

Joint Commission Quality Check – A search engine that lists the health care organizations by state that have been accredited and certified by the Joint Commission.
https://www.qualitycheck.org/

Kansas Support Groups – Directory of support groups in Kansas.
http://supportgroupsinkansas.org/support-groups

Made of Millions – Community online forum that provides support and advocacy for people who suffer from various mental health issues; the forums are organized by: school, family, work, faith, and policy.
https://www.madeofmillions.com/

Meetup – Find and connect with local groups of people who share common interests.
https://www.meetup.com/

Mental Health America – MHA website maintains a comprehensive list of nationwide support groups from a variety of organizations that offer in person support groups for consumers, their family members, and friends. Some support groups are peer-led, while others may be led by a mental health professional.
https://www.mhanational.org/

Morning Star, Inc. – Warmline
785-410-8430

NAMI HelpLine
800-950-6264

NAMI OK2TALK – NAMI Tumblr platform for young adults to share.
https://ok2talk.org/

National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics – Free & Charitable Clinics utilize a volunteer/staff model to provide a range of medical, dental, pharmacy, vision and/or behavioral health services to economically disadvantaged individuals. Offers a “find a clinic” function on its website.
https://www.nafcclinics.org/
https://www.nafcclinics.org/find-clinic

National Association of Social Workers (NASW) – Find a clinician feature on website. Free information on area of expertise, fees, insurance coverage; look up local number online.
(800) 742-4089
https://www.socialworkers.org/

National Council for Behavioral Health – Under their “Find a Provider” feature you can search for mental health and addiction treatment facilities in your community. Accepts Spanish-language calls.
(202) 684-7457
https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) – Government agency responsible for research on mental illness causes and treatments. Also offers general info and statistics on mental health conditions and mental health in general. *All of NAMI’s stats for publications and other purposes come from NIMH. Website offers numerous fact sheets in Spanish; accepts Spanish-language calls.
(866) 415-8051
(866) 615-6464
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/index.shtml

National Mental Health Consumer’s Self-Help Clearinghouse – Nationwide directory to locate local consumer-driven mental health services, including resources such as Clubhouses, Crisis prevention/respite services, Drop-in Centers, Employment resources, Housing, Peer case management and support.
https://www.mhselfhelp.org/
Maintains search function for directory of local CDS (consumer-driven services) through http://cdsdirectory.org/

Psychology Today – Offers a Therapist Directory to locate therapists, support groups, treatment facilities and psychiatrists, as well as news and articles of interest in the field of psychology.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us

Support Groups in Kansas – Website features a search engine to locate support resources in Kansas based on category, resource type, keywords and county.
http://supportgroupsinkansas.org/support-groups

SupportGroups.com – Website features over 200 different online support groups.
https://www.supportgroups.com/online

Treatment Advocacy Center – Information and statistics about the mental health system; info on civil commitment laws, anosognosia, psychiatric bed shortages and criminalization of mental illness. Use the state map to find state specific stats and info.
https://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/

 

Grief/Loss

After a Suicide Resource Directory – Online directory of coping resources for people who are grieving after a death by suicide.
http://www.personalgriefcoach.net/

Alliance of Hope – Provides information and resources to those who have lost a loved one to suicide; provides a locator for online support groups.
https://allianceofhope.org/

The Compassionate Friends – 600+ chapters in all 50 states (plus DC, PR, Guam) that offer in person and online grief support to bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents, and other family members during the natural grieving process after a child has died. Website also offered in Spanish.
(877) 969-0010
https://www.compassionatefriends.org/

Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) – Resources for family survivors of officers who have died in the line-of-duty.
(573) 346-4911
https://www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org/

Grief & Loss Support Groups
785-232-2044

Grief Anonymous Facebook Group – Online grief support/forums.
https://griefanonymous.com/facebook-groups/

Modern Loss – Website providing resources and tips on navigating life after a loss and coping with grief.
https://modernloss.com/

Open to Hope – Online grief support/forums.
https://www.opentohope.com/

Parents of Suicides (POS) and Friends and Families of Suicides (FFOS) – Website offering links to online grief support communities.
http://www.pos-ffos.com/

SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education)
Finder for in person support groups for suicide loss survivors, as well as resources about suicide and finding help for yourself or others.
(952) 946-7998
https://save.org/

Topeka “Heals” Support Group – Confidential peer support group that is also known as Survivors of Suicide, “HEALS” stands for “Healing After Loss by Suicide.” The support group is for those who have lost a loved one by suicide.
785-249-3792

 

Hoarding

Hoarding Cleanup – National directory of hoarding cleanup services and mental health providers specializing in hoarding behavior. Online support groups open to hoarders, family members, and anyone that works with hoarders.
(800) 462-7337
https://www.hoardingcleanup.com/

International OC Foundation: Hoarding Center – Information and referrals for hoarding resources and education; maintains resource directory for local clinics/in person support groups/therapists/treatment programs. Will provide Spanish-language resources on website as of 10/20.
(617) 973-5801
https://hoarding.iocdf.org/

National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals – For those looking to get organized, NAPO offers a “Find a Professional” directory for organizers that specialize in serving those with hoarding behavior.
https://www.napo.net/

 

Housing Assistance

American Residential Treatment Association – List of member residential treatment facilities, dedicated to providing superior care to adults. Includes “Find a Facility” locator function. (NOTE – listed facilities may be high cost).
https://artausa.org/

Breakthrough House – Non-profit community agency that supports the recovery of Shawnee residents with mental illness by providing the Breakthrough clubhouse, residential services and payee program to improve the quality of their lives.
785-232-6807
https://breakthroughhouse.org/

Centers for Independent Living – CILs may offer referrals to home sharing programs; use website to find local CIL #. Note – not all CILs accept individuals living with MH disability (only can accommodate physical disabilities).
(713) 520-0232
https://www.ilru.org/projects/cil-net/cil-center-and-association-directory

Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) – FAQs on the basics of supportive housing and a Supportive Housing Toolkit.
https://www.csh.org/

Homeless Shelter Directory – National directory of homeless shelters, assistance programs, soup kitchens etc.; rent assistance programs, affordable housing, and food kitchens.
https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

Housing & Credit Counseling Inc. (HCCI) – Provides education and counseling on housing and finances.  Free/minimal fee for service in person, phone and online counseling. See website for locations.
800-383-0217
https://hcci-ks.org/

HUD Housing Resource Locator – Online interactive locator finding affordable housing, special needs housing, group homes, local HUD offices, Section 8 housing (assists disabled, low-income families and elderly; voucher ensures that one pays no more than 30% of income toward rent),homeless resources and local public housing agencies (for help with housing applications/vacancies).
Website also offered in Spanish.
https://resources.hud.gov/

HUD Public Housing and Resource Center – HelpLine or locate local Public Housing Agency using online locator map. Provides referrals for subsidies, information and guidance for Section 8 voucher holders and public housing residents.
(800) 955-2232
https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/public_indian_housing/pha/contacts

Independent Living Resource Center – Independent living resource center that serves the southcentral Kansas area by offering programs, services and resources to individuals with disabilities. Website lists five core services: information and referral, peer support, advocacy, independent living skills training and transition.
316-942-6300
https://ilrcks.org/services/

Kansas Association of Centers for Independent Living – Member organization providing advocacy and services to Kansans with disabilities.
http://www.independenceinc.org/2696-2/
https://www.ilru.org/projects/cil-net/cil-center-and-association-directory-results/KS

National Fair Housing Alliance – Provides fair housing resources, reports, and news about recent fair housing developments. Spanish language calls accepted.
(202) 898-1661
https://nationalfairhousing.org/

Shelter Plus Care – Program that provides rental assistance to homeless persons with disabilities, primarily those with severe and persistent mental illness, chronic problems with alcohol and/or drugs, or diagnosed with AIDS or related disease.
785-368-3711
https://www.topeka.org/neighborhoodrelations/housing-services/shelter-plus-care/

Sunshine Connection – A peer-run organization that provides information and resources on housing, employment/volunteering and peer support. The staff is led by individuals with lived experience.
785-232-0315
https://www.sunshineconnection.org/

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – Website provides feature to file an online civil rights complaint regarding housing, law enforcement, labor, education or employment discrimination. Website also offered in Spanish.
https://www.hhs.gov/

 

Internet Addiction

Internet Addicts Anonymous (ITAA) – 12-step in person support groups for people with internet and technology addiction in all forms (Facebook, YouTube, smartphone, and compulsive use of electronic devices.) Offers (limited) in-person, phone or online support meetings as well as WhatsApp group support.
https://internetaddictsanonymous.org/

 

Legal/Inmate Assistance

American Bar Association – Website provides links to affiliated State bar associations that can provide legal referrals depending on type of law. (Some referral services may require small payment). Links to affiliated State Bar Association.
https://www.americanbar.org/
Legal Services Directory – https://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_services/flh-home/
Pro Bono Resource Directory – NOTE – will not provide services for criminal cases – https://www.americanbar.org/groups/probono_public_service/research_pro_bono/pro-bono-resource-directory/

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Prisoner’s Rights – Protects individuals with mental illness in prison systems who are denied care or mistreated while incarcerated. NOTE – Prisoners or detainees with a complaint about conditions must follow all grievance procedures before contacting the ACLU and then send copies of grievance filings and decisions. Use website to locate specific state affiliate.
(212) 549-2500
https://www.aclu.org/issues/prisoners-rights

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law – National policy advocacy organization in the areas of Education, Criminal Justice, Mental Health Systems and Employment. (NOTE: provides only very limited legal assistance directly to individuals on a case-by-case basis).  Provides helpful and comprehensive list of national disability rights organizations under their “Resource Library” tab.
http://www.bazelon.org/

Center on Wrongful Convictions – A service of Northwestern Law School that will consider cases that meet their criteria.  Petitioners may send letter that briefly summarizes event leading to incarceration.
https://www.law.northwestern.edu/legalclinic/wrongfulconvictions/assistance/

FindLaw’s Rights of Inmates – Lists rights for inmates and detainees that are protected by the US Constitution. Includes links to finding a Civil Rights attorneys and a Do-It-Yourself Complaint for Denial of Medical Care for a State Inmate.
https://civilrights.findlaw.com/other-constitutional-rights/rights-of-inmates.html

JobsForFelonsHub – Web-based resource providing resources dedicated to helping former felons get employed again. Website offers a “one-stop-shop” for information and resources including expungement services, employment services, housing, legal representation, to name a few.
https://www.jobsforfelonshub.com/

Kansas Lawyer Referral Service/Kansas Bar Association – Lawyer Referral Service, or visit online search tool to locate an attorney.
800-928-3111
https://www.ksbar.org/page/public

Kansas Legal Services – Non-profit organization that provides legal services to low and moderate income Kansans.  Online info on lawyer referrals, advice line, elder law hotline, foster care helpline, etc.
800-723-6953
https://www.kansaslegalservices.org/

Lawhelp.org – Legal aid services for low-income Americans; click on “find help near you” for state-specific legal info, self-help forms, and a directory of legal aid services.  NOTE – will not provide services for criminal cases.
https://www.lawhelp.org/

Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator – Online ratings and reviews to identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for a legal issue. Provides a “Find an Attorney Near You” function on its website.
https://www.martindale.com/find-attorneys/

National Prisoner Resource List – Info on support services for immates and their families including advocacy, health care, and outlets for creativity. The NPRL is sent, free-of-charge, to prisoners upon
request; also available online.
(617) 423-3298
https://prisonbookprogram.org/for-people-in-prison/national-prisoner-resource-list/

National Reentry Resource Center – Information to ensure that individuals can access essential services and benefits immediately upon release to help stabilize the first days/weeks post-incarceration.
https://nationalreentryresourcecenter.org/
https://nationalreentryresourcecenter.org/reentry-services-directory/

Prison Activist Resource Center – PARC online directory (and a .pdf version that they will send to prisoners upon request) of state-specific resources that is free. Includes information on prisoners’ rights organizations, community organizations, prison literature and arts projects, family and visiting resources, health care and legal resources, parole and pre-release resources, and the prison abolition movement.
(510) 893-4648
https://www.prisonactivist.org/resources

Prison Policy Initiative – Website offers a list of organizations (by state) that provide legal assistance to incarcerated people on civil matters.
https://www.prisonpolicy.org/resources/legal/

SAMHSA Mental Health Court Locator – Local mental health courts for diversion from the criminal justice system for people w/mental illness arrested and accused of a crime.
https://www.samhsa.gov/gains-center/mental-health-treatment-court-locators

Special Needs Alliance – Provides legal referrals to attorneys experienced with helping people qualify for appropriate public benefits, creation of special needs trusts & wills, estate and financial planning, special education, advance directives and guardianships & conservatorships.
(877) 572-8472
https://www.specialneedsalliance.org/
Offers guidebook in Spanish https://www.specialneedsalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Spanish-Handbook-1.pdf

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – Website provides feature to file an online civil rights complaint regarding housing, law enforcement, labor, education or employment discrimination. Website also offered in Spanish.
https://www.hhs.gov/

 

Medical

2020 Kansas Hospital & Healthcare Guide – Hospitals listed by location, hospital facilities, hospital administrators, nursing home facilities, residential elder care, local health departments, state health contacts, federal health contacts, medical associations, medical specialty societies, state house of representatives, state senate, U.S. congress.
http://ks-hospitals.com/

ACA Health Insurance Marketplace – Provides specific information about coverage options in one’s state, includes private options, high risk pools, other public programs. Website and Helpline also available in Spanish.
(800) 318-2596
https://www.healthcare.gov/

American Chronic Pain Association – Online locator for support groups and education on pain management skills. Also info on clinical trials. Spanish.
(800) 533-3231
https://www.theacpa.org/

Blinkhealth Prescription Assistance – Individuals (with or without insurance) pay upfront for medication online and then take a voucher to their pharmacy. Accepts calls 8-10 M-F, 9-7 weekends (EST); Spanish language option on patient assistance line.
844-366-2211
https://www.blinkhealth.com/

Brain Injury Association – Works for people with brain injury; local offices with support and education programs. Spanish-language calls accepted.
(800) 444-6443
https://www.biausa.org/

Brain Injury Association of Kansas & Greater Kansas City – Nonprofit organization that provides education, referrals, support groups, safety programs and advocacy for individuals affected by brain injury.
816-842-8607
http://biaks.org/

COMCARE Crisis Center/COMCARE Family Pharmacy – Sedgwick County resource
316-295-4724
316-660-7700
https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/comcare/crisis-intervention-services/

Community Care Network of Kansas – Formerly known as the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved (KAMU), this organization is the Primary Care Association (PCA) for Kansas. Network comprised of community care clinics with a common goal of providing high-quality health care that is accessible to all Kansans.
785-233-8483
https://www.communitycareks.org/

CoverKansas – A program for the medically underserved administered by the Community Care Network of Kansas.
http://www.coverks.org/

Doctor on Demand – Online telehealth service including behavioral health treatment. (Callers should verify participation in their health plan.)
800-997-6196
https://www.doctorondemand.com/

Find a Health Center – Community health centers serving an underserved area or population, offer a sliding fee scale.
https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/

Food & Drug Administration (FDA) – The FDA’s website offers information on prescription medication and disposal (also offered in Spanish).
https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability

Free Clinic Directory – Free clinic treatment locator by zip code. Clinics for the uninsured, no cost and affordable medical clinics.  NOTE – generally only provides resources on medical/non mental health: children’s health care, dental care, eye care, women’s health).
https://freeclinicdirectory.org/

Health Care Access – Clinic dedicated to facilitating access to health services to Douglas County residents  with limited financial means who are not covered by private or governmental insurance programs.
785-841-5760
http://www.healthcareaccess.org/

InsureKidsNow.gov – Website operated by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), providing information about Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) for families seeking health insurance coverage for children and teens, families needing help locating a dentist.
(877) 543-7669
https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/

Janssen Care Path – General resources for payer processes, medical/medication information, etc.
https://www.janssencarepath.com/hcp/general-resources

KanCare Consumer Assistance Line – KS Medicaid program provider
866-305-5147
https://www.kancare.ks.gov/

KanCare Provider Assistance Line – KS provider Medicaid assistance
800-933-6593

KanCare Ombudsman – KanCare/Medicaid issue or concern
855-643-8180
https://www.kancare.ks.gov/kancare-ombudsman-office

Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved (KAMU) – Online treatment locator for community clinics in Kansas offering behavioral health, dental, medical, pharmacy vision, etc.
785-233-8483
https://www.communitycareks.org/information-for-consumers/find-a-clinic/

Medicaid – U.S. government insurance program for persons of all ages whose income and resources are insufficient to pay for health care. Website provides comprehensive information/resources on Medicaid eligibility and benefits. Search Contact Us page of website for regional contact information.
(877) 267-2323
https://www.medicaid.gov/

Minds Matter LLC – Assisting Kansans with traumatic brain injuries
866-429-6757
http://www.mindsmatterllc.com/

PhRMA’s Medicine Assistance Tool – A search engine for many of the patient assistance resources that the pharmaceutical industry offers.
https://www.medicineassistancetool.org/

Project Access – Service that offers access to donated medical care for uninsured, low-income residents of Sedgwick county.
http://centralplainshealthcarepartnership.org/index.php/project-access/

RX Assist – Provides up-to-date directory of free and low-cost medicine programs and other ways to manage medication costs.
https://www.rxassist.org/

Sunflower State Health Plan – KS Medicaid program provider
877-644-4623
https://www.sunflowerhealthplan.com/

Traumatic Brain Injury – Provides resources, support and advocacy to empower people with disabilities, their families and allies. Offers a 50 State Guide to TBI to find information on local resources. Spanish-language calls accepted.
(888) 915-7600
https://www.traumaticbraininjury.com/

United Healthcare – KS Medicaid program provider
877-542-9238
https://www.uhccommunityplan.com/ks/medicaid/community-plan

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – Website provides feature to file an online civil rights complaint regarding housing, law enforcement, labor, education or employment discrimination. Website also offered in Spanish.
https://www.hhs.gov/

U.S. National Library of Medicine Drug Information Portal – Website offers a Drug Information Portal that provides information on over 80,000 medications.
888-FIN-DNLM (888-346-3656)
https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/drugportal.jsp

U.S. Pain Foundation – Offers network of free, live support group calls weekly as well as a directory of in-person groups provided through PainConnection locator.
(800) 910-2462
https://uspainfoundation.org/

 

Mental Health

7 Cups of Tea – Offers online therapy with a licensed mental health professional (must pay for some services).
https://www.7cups.com/

18percent – Offers a free, peer-to-peer online support community for those struggling with a wide range of mental health issues
https://18percent.org/

American Association of Pastoral Counselors – Locate pastoral counseling from a trained minister, rabbi, priest, imam, etc. Usually free of charge. See Directory tab and Find a Psychotherapist directory on website.
https://www.acpe.edu/

American Psychological Association Help Center – “Find a Psychologist” searchable database and other resources.
https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/

Baker University Mental Health Services – University counseling center that offers students individual, group, and couples counseling. Referrals to community resources if needed.
785-594-8365
https://www.bakeru.edu/healthcenter/

Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center – Emergency services are available 24/7. Mental health center that provides comprehensive services to Douglas County residents.  Provides adult, child and family, community support, and medical services.
785-843-9192
https://bertnash.org/

Betterhelp – Online therapy at low cost to individuals, families, and children.
https://www.betterhelp.com/

The Center for Counseling & Consultation – Community center that provides mental health services to the Great Bend, Larned, Lyons, St. John and Central Kansas area. Crisis services are available 24/7.
800-875-2544
https://thecentergb.org/

Center for Young Women’s Health – Website features guides on emotional health, test anxiety, depression, bullying, and eating disorders, etc.
https://youngwomenshealth.org/

Central Kansas Mental Health Center – Mental health clinic that provides assessment, emergency, outpatient and psychiatric/medical treatment.  Crisis services are available 24/7.
785-823-6322
https://www.ckmhc.org/

Centre for Interactive Mental Health Solutions (CIMHS) – Online therapy -initial, free 8-session interactive therapy program for people with depression.
https://www.cimhs.com/

Christian Psychological Services – Non-profit, nondenominational organization that serves Douglas County by providing psychotherapy, counseling and education, as well as mediation and psychological testing services.
785-843-2429
https://cpskansas.org/

Community Mental Health Center of Crawford – Clinic that provides mental health services to children and adults including crisis and substance use services.
620-231-5130
http://www.crawfordmentalhealth.org/

Compass Behavioral Health – Clinic that provides comprehensive behavioral health services to 13 counties in Southwest Kansas.
620-227-5040
http://compassbh.org/

Emotions Anonymous – People who desire to have a better sense of emotional well-being. EA members have in person and online weekly meetings available in more than 30 countries with 600 active groups worldwide.
(651) 647-9712
https://emotionsanonymous.org/

ePsychiatry – Provides online consultations with psychiatrists and therapists by telephone and/or videoconference has “Schedule a Visit” online appointment function. Typically, will call back same or next day to schedule appointment after receiving online request for consultation.
https://www.e-psychiatry.com/

For Like Minds – This website allows for individuals to connect with others who are living with or supporting someone with mental health conditions, substance use issues, and stressful life events.
https://www.forlikeminds.com/

Four County Mental Health Center – Community mental health center that provides clinical services to individuals throughout their lifespan. Services include outpatient, crisis and supportive care.
620-251-8180
https://www.fourcounty.com/
Section of the website provides a list of available resources at https://www.fourcounty.com/mental-health-services/

Guidance Center – Center provides services and programs for individuals, children and families. After-Hours Crisis Hotline available.
913-682-5118
https://www.guidance-center.org/
Section of the website provides a list of available services and programs at https://www.guidance-center.org/programs-and-services/

Heritage Mental Health Clinic – Mental health clinic that offers diagnosis, treatment, education and consultation. Services are available to families, children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
785-272-5566
https://www.heritagemhc.com/
Section of the website provides a list of services provided at https://www.heritagemhc.com/services

Ivy – Phone-based therapy.
https://www.talktoivy.com/

Johnson County Mental Health Center – Center that provides mental health and substance use services to Johnson County residents.
913-831-2550
https://www.jocogov.org/dept/mental-health/home

Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved (KAMU) – Online treatment locator for community clinics in Kansas offering behavioral health, dental, medical, pharmacy vision, etc.
785-233-8483
https://www.communitycareks.org/information-for-consumers/find-a-clinic/

Kanza Mental Health and Guidance Center (MHGC) – Community mental health center that provides outpatient mental and behavioral services. Sliding scale fees are available.
785-742-2275
http://www.kanzamhgc.org/

Labette Center for Mental Health Services, Inc. – Community mental health center serving Labette County residents.
620-421-3770
https://www.lcmhs.com/
Section of the website provides a list of available services at http://www.lcmhs.com/services.html

Larned State Hospital – Largest psychiatric facility providing mental health services to Kansans.
620-285-4872
620-285-2131
https://www.kdads.ks.gov/state-hospitals-and-institutions/larned-state-hospital

Mental Health Center of East Central Kansas
620-343-2211
http://www.mhceck.org/

Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas – Association that offers mental health services across the life span.
316-303-1508
https://www.mhasck.org/

National Empowerment Center – Peer-run organization offering info, resources, education and a national directory of peer respite organizations.
(800) 769-3728
https://power2u.org/

Open Counseling – Working to make counseling affordable for all. Provides lists of resources on attaining accessible care and counseling resources for therapists and centers. Website indicates if providers listed are accepting new clients (updated regularly); many listed providers list their rates.
https://www.opencounseling.com/

Osawatomie State Hospital – Kansas State psychiatric hospital-inpatient care serving individuals from 36 counties and in collaboration with 12 Community mental health centers.
913-755-7000
https://www.kdads.ks.gov/state-hospitals-and-institutions/osawatomie-state-hospital

Parsons State Hospital – State hospital and training center for  individuals with intellectual disabilities.
620-421-6550
https://www.kdads.ks.gov/state-hospitals-and-institutions/parsons-state-hospital-and-training-center

Pathway to Hope – Service that educates and empowers individuals and families with mental health conditions through support groups and/or their education course.
913-397-8552
https://pathwaytohope.org/

Pawnee Mental Health Center – Service that provides comprehensive mental health and substance use treatment.
785-587-4300
https://www.pawnee.org/

Prairie View Mental Health Center – Inpatient and outpatient services and community support program. Visit webpage for overview of services provided.  Call to schedule an appointment.
316-284-6310
https://prairieview.org/

Psych Central – Offers online mental health resources, quizzes, news, an “Ask the Therapist” function, and online support communities.
https://psychcentral.com/

Rise Above the Disorder – Connects users with resources for finding a therapist, answering mental health questions, and applying for grants to cover the cost of therapy.
(562) 461-7575
https://www.youarerad.org/

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator – National directory of behavioral health treatment service providers.
https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

SAMHSA Early Serious Mental Illness (ESMI) Treatment Locator – Onset of early psychosis treatment locator for Coordinated Speciality Care (CSC).
(800) 662-4357
https://www.samhsa.gov/esmi-treatment-locator

Support Group Central – Offers virtual support groups on numerous mental health conditions – free or low-cost. Website also offered in Spanish.
https://www.supportgroupscentral.com/

Synergy Systems – Mental health clinic that provides diagnostic, treatment, and prescriptive services related to mental and behavioral disorders.
785-817-9136

Talkspace Online Therapy – Starting at $65 per week, users can text message a trained professional as often as needed and receive responses daily. Also offers services for loved ones.
https://www.talkspace.com/

Therapy Den – Online Find a Therapist search function that allows you to search by zip code, specialty, and insurance. Callers should verify with insurance company once they have identified a provider to confirm coverage.
https://www.therapyden.com/

Theravive – Resource directory for low cost therapists, listed by state. Also provides listing on credentialed providers of e-counseling (phone, email, webcam or messaging.) (US & Canada)
https://www.theravive.com/

The Tribe Wellness Community – Free, online peer support groups offering members a safe place to connect. facing mental health challenges and/or difficult family dynamics. Support groups include Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, HIV/AIDS, LGBT, Marriage/Family, OCD and Teens.
https://www.therapytribe.com/

Trusst – Text-based remote therapy, with weekly or monthly messaging plans available.
https://trusst.app/

The University of Kansas (KU) Center for Psychoeducational Services – University program that uses student clinicians to work with clients-students, children, adolescents, adults and families in the Northeast Kansas region.
785-864-7021
https://epsy.ku.edu/research-service/center-psychoeducational-services

The University of Kansas (KU) Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) – University counseling center that provides support through individual and group therapy. Visit the webpage to review the fees for each service. Note: Fees apply to currently enrolled KU students who have paid the required CAPS fee.
785-864-2277
http://caps.ku.edu/

The University of Kansas (KU) Psychological Clinic – University clinic that provides low-cost outpatient mental health services to children, teens, and young adults; families and other members of the surrounding Lawrence community.
785-864-4121
http://psychclinic.ku.edu/

Valeo Behavioral Health Care – Provides mental health and substance use recovery services to the Topeka community.  29 programs among nine locations in Shawnee county. Sliding scale fees are available.
Appointments:  785-233-1730
24-Hour Crisis Line:  785-234-3300
24-Hour Detox Line:  785-234-3448
https://www.valeotopeka.org/

 

Minority Services

African American Therapists Directory
https://africanamericantherapists.com/african-american-therapists-directory/

American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry – Promotes the research, education, advocacy, and support for those in the Hispanic community. Offers a Find a Physician feature on their website.
(972) 613-0985
http://www.americansocietyhispanicpsychiatry.com/

Association of Black Psychologists Directory
http://www.abpsi.org/find-psychologists/

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective – Group aimed at removing the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. They do this through education, training, advocacy and the creative arts.
https://www.beam.community/

Black Mental Health Alliance – Provides information and resources, and a Find a Therapist locator to connect with a culturally competent mental health professional.
(410) 338-2642
https://www.blackmentalhealth.com/

Black Mental Wellness – Provides access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, as well as training opportunities for students and professionals.
https://www.blackmentalwellness.com/

Black Women’s Health Imperative – Organization advancing health equity and social justice for Black women through policy, advocacy, education, research and leadership development.
https://bwhi.org/

Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation – BLHF has launched the COVID-19 Free Virtual Therapy Support Campaign to raise money for mental health services provided by licensed clinicians in our network. Individuals with life-changing stressors and anxiety related to the coronavirus will have the cost for up to five (5) individual sessions defrayed on a first come, first serve basis until all funds are committed or exhausted.
https://borislhensonfoundation.org/

Brother You’re on My Mind – Info on depression and stress affecting African American men and families.
https://www.nimhd.nih.gov/programs/edu-training/byomm/

Haskell Indian Health Center – Native American health center.
785-832-4826
https://www.ihs.gov/oklahomacity/healthcarefacilities/haskell/

Haskell Indian Nations University Student Counseling Center – University counseling center that provides short-term counseling to students. During the initial assessment, counseling services and potential community referrals are discussed with the student.
785-749-8445
https://www.haskell.edu/counseling/

Indian Health Service – Federal program for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Website includes FAQ for patients, and section on Behavior Health services in the AI/AN health care services.
(301) 443-2038
https://www.ihs.gov/

Inclusive Therapists
https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/

Innopsych
https://www.innopsych.com/

Institute for Muslim Mental Health – Website provide resources, a “find a therapist” locator, research, and journals.
https://muslimmentalhealth.com/

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding – Provides educational mental health resources to Muslim American communities to assist with issues involving youth mental health, dealing with bias and bigotry, and links to other Muslim wellness resources.
(313) 436-0523
https://www.ispu.org/mental-health

It Gets Better – Website that provides coping skills and resources with the goal of communicating to LGBT youth around the world that it gets better.
https://itgetsbetter.org/

La Familia HOPELine-Spanish Speaking Crisis Hotline – Spanish language free suicide prevention and crisis intervention helpline for adolescents, teens and adults. 8 am – 12 am, daily.
(800) 784-2432
https://www.lafamiliacounseling.org/get_help_now

LGBT National Help Center – Hours are 4 pm – 12 midnight EST. Each hotline provides skilled peer counseling, info and resources. Also provides peer support through online chats and email; facts/stats/local resources on LGBT+ businesses, lawyers, doctors, and counseling professionals.
(888) 843-4564
http://www.glnh.org/

LGBTQ Psychotherapists of Color Directory
https://www.lgbtqpsychotherapistsofcolor.com/

Melanin and Mental Health – Connects individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities. Promotes the growth and healing of diverse communities through its website, online directory and events.
https://www.melaninandmentalhealth.com/

Mental Health America’s Resources for Latinx/Hispanic Communities – General mental health Spanish speaking resources are available through this link. MHA’s list of Spanish language materials, including Spanish-language screening tools, is provided.
https://www.mhanational.org/issues/latinohispanic-communities-and-mental-health

Mental Health Resources by State – List of Black-owned and focused mental health resources by State as compiled by Ebony magazine.
https://www.ebony.com/life/black-mental-health-resources/

Muslim Wellness Foundation (MWF) – Aims to destigmatize mental health conditions in the Muslim community. Website includes information about resources on community trauma, programs, and news.
(267) 571-1730
https://www.muslimwellness.com/

National Center for Transgender Equality – Provides information and resources about transgender people and issues that affect them such as healthcare, homelessness, and civil rights. Limited website resources offered in Spanish.
(202) 642-4542
https://transequality.org/

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network – A social justice organization that actively works to transform mental health for queer and trans people of color in North America, including resources and access to mental health practitioners. Offers a Directory of Therapists finder.
https://www.nqttcn.com/

One Sky Center – Provides resources and a Find a Therapist locator for treating mental health and substance use disorder within Native American communities.
(503) 970-7895
http://www.oneskycenter.org/

Ourselves Black – Provides information on promoting mental health and developing positive coping mechanisms through a podcast, online magazine and online discussion groups.
https://ourselvesblack.com/

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian & Gays (PFLAG) – Supports families and friends of LGBT community; provides PFLAG chapter helplines, in person support group meetings and resources. Website also offered in Spanish.
https://pflag.org/

Persons of Color Online Classroom – Contains readings on the importance of self care, mental health care, and healing for people of color and within activist movements.
http://www.poconlineclassroom.com/self-care/

Psychology Today African-American Therapist Locator – Directory of African American therapists.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/african-american

Psychology Today Asian Therapist Locator – Directory of Asian therapists.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/Asian

Psychology Today Hispanic/Latino Therapist Locator – Directory of Hispanic and Latino therapists and support groups.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/hispanic-and-latino

Psychology Today International Therapist Locator – Directory of International therapists and support groups.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/counsellors

Psychology Today Native American Therapist Locator – Directory of Native American therapists.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/native-american

Sista Afya – Organization that provides mental wellness education, resource connection and community support for Black women.
https://www.sistaafya.com/

The SIWE Project – Non-profit dedicated to promoting mental health awareness throughout the global Black community.
http://thesiweproject.org/

South Asian Public Health Association – Offers a section providing national mental health resources for South Asian American communities across the country.
http://joinsapha.org/

Stateside Legal LGBTQ Military – Website provides a section dedicated to LGBTQ+ resources for military members and veterans.
http://www.statesidelegal.org/library/4697

The Steve Fund – Organization focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.
https://www.stevefund.org/

Therapy for Black Girls – Online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls; Offers listing of mental health professionals across the country who provide high quality, culturally competent services to Black women and girls; informational podcast, online support community and a Find a Therapist tool.
https://therapyforblackgirls.com/

Therapy for Black Men
https://therapyforblackmen.org/

Therapy for Latinx – Website provide database of therapists who either identify as Latinx or has worked closely with the and understands the unique needs of the Latinx community. Website also offered in Spanish.
https://www.therapyforlatinx.com/

Trans Lifeline – Crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for transgendered individuals (hotline is run by transgendered individuals). Calls accepted 7am-1am PST/ 9am-3am CST/ 10am-4am EST.
(877) 565-8860
https://www.translifeline.org/

Transgender Law Center – Information on legal rights of trans people covering topics: housing, employment, immigration, discrimination, health, and etc.
(510) 587-9696
https://transgenderlawcenter.org/

Trevor Lifeline – 24/7 hotline, text-line, and online chat; Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth ages 13-24, as well as free online educational modules. Spanish-language translation service available.
Text Line:  Text START to 678-678.
(866) 488-7386
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Unapologetically Us – Online support community for African American women to seek support.
https://www.unapologeticallyus.com/

Vida Ministry – English as a Second Language classes per week (beginners and intermediate), including conversational classes with English speaking volunteers.
(785) 608-8143
https://vidaministry.causevox.com/

YWCA Center for Safety & Empowerment – Community resource center located in the greater Topeka area that provides services to women, children and families with a focus on racial justice and empowerment.
888-822-2983
https://www.ywcaneks.org/

 

Protective/Victim Services

911/CIT – CIT Database to determine if the community has CIT resources when calling 911 in a crisis. ALWAYS request CIT trained officer to respond to any psychiatric emergency.
http://cit.memphis.edu/citmap/

Adult Protective Services – 24-Hour Hotline to report abuse, neglect, exploitation, or fiduciary abuse of adults. Protective services are provided if deemed necessary.
800-922-5330
http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/PPS/Pages/APS/AdultProtectiveServices.aspx

Child Abuse (Kansas) – 24-Hour Hotline to report child abuse and neglect. Caller will remain anonymous.
800-922-5330
http://www.dcf.ks.gov/Pages/HotlineNumbers.aspx

Child Protective Services (CPS) – Social services program helping children experiencing abuse or neglect connect with help and services. To report child abuse or neglect visit website.
(800) 394-3366
https://www.childwelfare.gov/

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline – Children with physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs and abused, neglected and at risk children. Website offers a “Find a Local Affiliate” locator that offers information on programs. Accepts Spanish-language calls.
(800) 422-4453
https://www.childhelp.org/

Joint Commission: Report a Patient Safety Event – Quality of care-related complaints against hospitals and other inpatient settings. NOTE – A complaint cannot be filed by phone; complaint must be submitted through writing/online (24/7 phone line is information only).
(800) 994-6610
https://www.jointcommission.org/resources/patient-safety-topics/report-a-patient-safety-event/

Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence – 24-Hour Hotline providing information and referral to local services and organizations.  Offers an interactive map online to locate specific contact information.
888-363-2287
https://www.kcsdv.org/find-help/in-kansas/dv-sa-services-map/

National Adult Protective Services Association – Social services program for the elderly and adults living with disabilities- workers investigate cases of abuse/neglect/exploitation. Reports of abuse are made at local level using local services online.
https://www.napsa-now.org/

National Domestic Violence Hotline – 24/7 confidential resource hotline that provides emotional support, local resources, safety plans, etc. for those who are in a domestic violence situation or their loved ones; online chat also available. Website and hotline also offered in Spanish.
(800) 799-7233
https://www.thehotline.org/

National Human Trafficking Resource Center – If you or someone you know is being forced to engage in any activity and cannot leave – whether it is commercial sex, housework, farm work or any other activity.
888-373-7888
https://humantraffickinghotline.org/

National Safe Place – Youth and teens text SAFE at your current location to 69866 for help via text message (24 hours) Designates youth-friendly organizations as Safe Place locations. Website maintains a “find a safe place locator” for teens in a crisis.
(502) 635-3660
https://www.nationalsafeplace.org/

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) – Hotline for survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones. Connection to local sexual assault programs, safety planning, and self-care; online chat also available.
(800) 656-4673
https://www.rainn.org/

Survivors of Incest Anonymous – 12-step, self-recovery program for adult (18+) survivors of incest and childhood sexual abuse. Offers a Find an in person group locator as well as online and phone meetings.
877-742-9761
https://siawso.org/

Victim Connect – Confidential referrals for crime victims to learn about their rights and obtain resources- issues related to case management, mental health, housing needs, compensation, legal services, advocacy, and reporting; also phone and online chat lines that accept calls 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM EST. Resources on Website also offered in Spanish; accepts Spanish-language calls.
(855) 484-2846
https://victimconnect.org/

 

Self-Injury/Suicide Prevention

The Adolescent Self-Injury Foundation – Offers hope and information in the recovery process for the self-injurer and their families; raises awareness, provides alternatives to self-harm.
https://www.adolescentselfinjuryfoundation.com/

American Association of Suicidology – National clearinghouse/directory for suicide resources, statistics, etc. In person support group finder for both attempts and loss survivors of suicide.
(202) 237-2280
https://suicidology.org/

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – “Find a Support” group locator for in person support group and online support groups and mental health professionals for those having thoughts of suicide, those who have lost someone to suicide, and those who have attempted suicide; offers resources on loss; suicide prevention information.
888-333-2377
https://afsp.org/
https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Calm Harm – App available through Google Play and App Store – timed activities to help resist or manage self-harm urges with ability to log completed activities and track progress (for teens).
https://calmharm.co.uk/

Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery – Website offers extensive self-injury & recovery resources.
http://www.selfinjury.bctr.cornell.edu/

HelpPRO Suicide Prevention Therapist Finder – National directory.
https://www.helppro.com/SPTF/BasicSearch.aspx

Jed Foundation – Teens and young adults online resource center to help someone who may be at risk for self-harm or suicide. Mental wellness resources.
https://www.jedfoundation.org/

Kansas Suicide Prevention HQ (KSPHQ) – 24/7 crisis counseling.
785-841-2345
http://ksphq.org/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 24-hour free and confidential support to callers in crisis; can also provide guidance to loved ones of those with suicidal ideation on how to help.
(800) 273-8255
Spanish (888) 628-9454
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

S.A.F.E. Alternatives – Website offers info & resources on self-harm; referrals to treatment options and a therapist locator.
(800) 366-8288
https://selfinjury.com/

SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) – Finder for in person support groups for suicide loss survivors, as well as resources about suicide and finding help for yourself or others.
(952) 946-7998
https://save.org/

SpeakingofSuicide.com – For suicidal individuals and their loved ones, survivors, MH professionals and others who care. Provides extensive information, resources and articles, especially for those living with chronic suicidal thoughts.
https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/

Suicide Prevention Resource Center – Resources, programs and news relating to suicide prevention.
https://www.sprc.org/

Trevor Lifeline – 24/7 hotline, text-line, and online chat; Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth ages 13-24, as well as free online educational modules. Spanish-language translation service available.
Text Line:  Text START to 678-678.
(866) 488-7386
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

 

Sex Addiction

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists – Information, resources, and search tool for a sexuality educator, counselor, or sex therapist by state. Spanish-language calls accepted.
(202) 449-1099
https://www.aasect.org/

PornHelp – Website that provides links to numerous 12-step programs that focus on recovery from sex and pornography addiction.
https://www.pornhelp.org/

S-Anon International Family Groups – Finder for support group meeting locator for in-person and online meetings for those who are hurting in response to the sexual addiction of someone close to them.
(800) 210-8141
https://sanon.org/

Sex Addicts Anonymous – Find an in person support group meeting locator for 12-step recovery-based meetings serving those committed to stopping addictive sexual behavior.
(800) 477-8191
https://saa-recovery.org/

SexHelp – Resources and a free, online screening tool (and a more in-depth, low cost tool) to help identify if sexual behaviors are cause for concern, as well as a Find a Therapist search function.
https://www.sexhelp.com/

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous – 12-step program for people who want to stop having compulsive sex. Website features a find an in person support group meeting locator (also provides online and over the phone support) as well as information and resources to support recovery.
https://sca-recovery.org/WP/

Sexual Recovery Anonymous (SRA) – A fellowship of people who share their experiences in recovery from sex addiction with each other. Their website includes a locator for finding an in person support group meeting in one’s area as well as resources and a podcast on recovery.
https://sexualrecovery.org/

 

Substance Abuse/Addiction

AddictionResource – Website providing information and resources and a treatment finder to help those recovering from addiction and their loved ones.
https://addictionresource.com/

Al-Anon (Al-Ateen) – Offers support for family and friends of individuals (including teen-specific resources) abusing alcohol. Support group meeting locator; also offers phone and online meetings.
(800) 344-2666
(888) 425-2666
https://al-anon.org/
Information on Al-Anon/Alateen meetings in Kansas – http://www.kansas-al-anon.org/find-a-meeting.html

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Helpline – For help with alcohol or drug abuse
800-821-4357
866-645-8216

Alcohol Hotline
800-331-2900

Alcohol Treatment Referral Hotline
800-252-6465

Alcoholics Anonymous – 12-step program for individuals living with a alcohol addiction, website offers support group meeting meeting finder and  online intergroup/support groups.
(212) 870-3400
https://www.aa.org/

Cocaine Anonymous
800-347-8998

Detox Local – Directory of drug and alcohol detox centers in Kansas.
866-315-7061
https://www.detoxlocal.com/drug-alcohol-detox-centers/kansas/

Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA) Group – Dual recovery support group.
785-232-4262

Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA) Resource Center – A 12-step self-help membership organization for individuals with a dual diagnosis. Features a find an in-person support group meeting search function on its website.
913-991-2703
http://www.draonline.org/

In the Rooms – Online social network for the global recovery community – for those already in recovery or seeking immediate help from addiction, and for families and allies of those individuals. Free to join; members have access to over 129 live online meetings, weekly.
https://www.intherooms.com/home/

Kansas Oxford Houses – Information and resources for substance use disorder. Includes a directory to recovery homes in Kansas.
800-722-0366
http://www.oxfordhousekansas.org/

Kansas Tobacco QuitLine
800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)

KDADS Statewide Substance Use Treatment Referral Line
866-645-8216, select option 2 at the menu

Nar-Anon – Help for relatives/friends of addicts recover from the effects of coping with a narcotics-addicted relative or friend. Online support group and in-person meeting locator.
(800) 477-6291
https://www.nar-anon.org/

Narcotics Anonymous – 12-step recovery program for people addicted to drugs. Website offers a find an in person support group meeting feature.
(818) 773-9999
https://www.na.org/

Narcotics Anonymous (Mid-America)
855-732-4673
https://www.marscna.net/

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Hopeline
800-622-2255

National Helpline for Substance Abuse
800-262-2463

National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline
800-662-4357

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids – Helpline Supports families and caregivers while they support a young person struggling with drug or alcohol use with info, resources, peer support. Helpline takes Spanish calls.
(855) 378-4373
https://drugfree.org/

SAMHSA Treatment Locator – Treatment Helpline-national referrals.  Search by insurance, low cost/sliding scale costs, assertive community treatment (ACT), residential treatment, substance use and dual diagnosis facilities. Spanish-language calls accepted.
(800) 662-4357
https://www.samhsa.gov/find-treatment

SMART Recovery – A substance use self-help program using cognitive behavioral therapy approaches to recover from addictive behaviors. Free, peer-led online and in person support groups for individuals and family members/allies of those living with addiction.
(440) 951-5357
https://www.smartrecovery.org/

SoberNation – Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers In Kansas – Online treatment locator with 200+ inpatient and outpatient substance use disorder treatment facilities in Kansas. Maintains a list of accepted payment/insurance methods, types of care, payment assistance and special programs provided.
866-782-5090
https://sobernation.com/rehab/kansas/

Start Your Recovery – Info and help with dual diagnosis and substance use disorders. Find a local rehab center, counseling and in person support groups function.
https://startyourrecovery.org/

Substance Abuse Center of Kansas – Kansas Recovery Center serving the South-Central and Southeast Kansas areas.  Specializes in the prevention, treatment and case management of individuals affected by substance use disorder.
316-267-3825
http://www.sackansas.org/

 

Transportation Assistance

GoGo Grandparent – Senior transportation services and accomodations.
855-464-6872
https://gogograndparent.com/

GreatCall – Lyft offers GreatCall, a Jitterbug medical alert and phone company, to offer a rideshare service for seniors. Callers don’t need to use the app to schedule a ride. Instead, they can go on their GreatCall phone, type zero, and an operator will schedule the Lyft.
800-918-8543
https://www.greatcall.com/

Logisticare – The nation’s largest manager of NEMT programs for state government agencies and managed care organizations.
https://www.logisticare.com/

Medicaid Transportation – Covers non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) for eligible individuals to and from the doctor’s office, the hospital, or another medical office for Medicaid-approved care for enrollees who have no other means of transportation. NEMT benefits cover a broad range of transportation services including trips in taxis, buses, vans and personal vehicles belonging to an enrollee and their family or friends. Individuals covered by Medicaid with a physical or mental disability or who are unable to travel or wait for a ride alone may qualify – coverage depends on individual situation and needs. May need to get State Medicaid agency’s approval to qualify for a ride. Search Contact Us page of website for regional contact information.
(877) 267-2323
https://www.cms.gov/medicare-medicaid-coordination/fraud-prevention/medicaid-integrity-education/downloads/nemt-factsheet.pdf

 

Veterans Services

America’s VetDogs – Provides service dogs (at no cost) to veterans, active-duty service members, or first responders who are living with disability caused by PTSD.
(866) 838-3647
https://www.vetdogs.org/

Code of Support – Military and veteran resources on housing, education, financial assistance, mental health, family support, disability claims, legal help, and employment. Also offers case coordination services run by veterans and caregivers (with firsthand experience).
(571) 418-6339
https://www.codeofsupport.org/

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) – Serves active duty military, their family members and Veterans with traumatic brain injury through state-of-the-art medical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs.
(800) 870-9244
https://dvbic.dcoe.mil/

Department of Veteran’s Affairs – Veterans and families access information about services and benefits.
(800) 827-1000
https://www.va.gov/

Give an Hour – Service members/veterans and their family members affected by mass tragedies and natural disasters can receive free therapy from mental health professionals who donate an hour of their time.
https://giveanhour.org/

Kansas Patriot Resource
785-580-5985

Military Help Line – 24-hour free, confidential crisis support for military service members, veterans and their families. Accepts Spanish-language calls.
(888) 457-4838
http://militaryhelpline.org/

Military Health System – Official website of the Military Health System.
https://health.mil/

Military One Source – Offers a wide range of community resources and phone and text peer to peer support that serves all of DoD, Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve personnel and their direct family members. Provides Spanish-language interpreters for callers upon request.
(800) 342-9647
https://www.militaryonesource.mil/

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans – 24/7 assistance for veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Spanish interpreter available upon request.
(877) 424-3838
https://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/NationalCallCenter.asp

National Center for PTSD – Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs providing resources to individuals, family members and providers on combat- and non-combat-related PTSD. Information includes types of trauma, treatment options, coping mechanisms, related problems. “Find a Therapist” finder.
(802) 296-6300
https://www.ptsd.va.gov/

National Resource Directory – Website for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families and those who support them. Connections to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Info and resources on a variety of topics including benefits and compensation, education and training, employment, family and caregiver support, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation and travel and other services and resources.
https://nrd.gov/

Objective Zero – Connects veterans, service members, their families, and caregivers to peer support via voice, video, and text. Also provides free access to wellness resources such as yoga and meditation.
(202) 573-9660
https://www.objectivezero.org/

Stateside Legal – Legal help and information for military members, veterans and their families. Use Find Local Help feature to find legal organizations that help veterans in each state.
http://www.statesidelegal.org/

VA Suicide Hotline – Suicide/Crisis Hotline with national network. Accepts Spanish-language calls.
(800) 273-8255
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

The Veteran’s Consortium – Operates a global federal Veterans Pro Bono Program to represent veterans unjustly denied benefits or compensation earned from military service. Accepts Spanish-language calls.
(888) 838-7727
https://www.vetsprobono.org/

Veteran’s Crisis Line – Call, chat or text to connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs; many of them are Veterans themselves.
1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

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