Below are some congregational resources for anyone experiencing crisis situations or realities in need of extra support and care.
If you are currently in immediate danger or feeling suicidal, call 911.
Domestic Violence & Abuse Crisis Support
If you or someone you love is experiencing domestic violence or abuse or being threatened, call this confidential crisis hotline (open 24 hours a day, seven days a week): 1-800-799-7233
Or visit this website for more information: www.thehotline.org
Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your internet usage might be monitored, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224. Users of web browser Microsoft Edge will be redirected to Google when clicking the “X” or “Escape” button.
To start making a safety plan to leave an abusive situation, download this custom 5-page plan and get help preparing to be safe now: http://www.ncdsv.org/images/DV_Safety_Plan.pdf
For more faith-based resources and information about addressing and preventing domestic violence from our church denomination, visit the ECC’s Resources from AVA (Advocates for Victims of Abuse): https://covchurch.org/abuse/
Further resources include:
- Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS): https://www.dshs.wa.gov/report-abuse-and-neglect
- Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment: https://www.childhelp.org/
- Follow-up Care: https://www.seattlechildrens.org/healthcare-professionals/gateway/clinical-resources/scan/patient-family-resources/
Sexual Assault/Abuse Support
If you need to talk to a trained professional in a confidential setting about past or current sexual assault or abuse, call the national hotline (24 hours a day, seven days a week): 1-800-656-HOPE
Learn more from the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization – RAINN – find more support, learn about the issues, & take steps to advocate: https://www.rainn.org/
Rehabcenter.net provides people suffering from addiction, as well as their loved ones, with relevant resources, helpful information, and a network of support.
The Recovery Village Ridgefield is a support resource for those turning to drugs and alcohol as a way to cope with the pain of domestic and sexual abuse.
COUNSELORS/THERAPISTS & MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Free, available 24/7, confidential hotlines
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Nacional de Prevencion del Suicidio: 1-800-628-9454
- TTD/For deaf and hard of hearing, call to chat: 1-800-799-4889
More resources, information, help to find a provider, and stories of hope are also at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Crisis Text Line – free, 24/7 available resource
- Text HOME to 741741 (in the US)
- Text 686868 in Canada
- A trained live counselor will receive your text and is there to listen. Their priority is helping move people from a hot moment to a cool, calm place and create a plan to stay safe and healthy.
There are many therapists and counselors at a variety of organizations throughout the Seattle area. A few places to start finding providers include:
LEGAL SERVICES & RESOURCES FOR IMMIGRANT FAMILIES
If you or someone you love needs support knowing your legal rights as you engage with the immigration system in our nation, visit: https://www.nilc.org/get-involved/community-education-resources/know-your-rights/
King County Residents/those who work in Seattle, if you’re in need of legal services for your immigration case call this new hotline to see if you qualify: 1-206-816-3870
Best Regional Support Org – NWIRP, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project: www.NWIRP.org
NWIRP is hosting free DACA renewal clinics for eligible community members in:
- Seattle: 1-855-313-7326
- Wenatchee: 509-570-0054
- Granger: 1-888-756-3641
We join thousands of other faithful partners on the Evangelical Immigration Roundtable – learn more here: http://evangelicalimmigrationtable.com