Finding Hope Resources
Children’s Advocacy Project: Comprehensive resource guide for issues that affect families in Philadelphia and surrounding counties.
The Center for Parenting Education: Building upon families’ strengths and helping parents create a home environment where children can become caring, confident, and responsible.
Childline (to report child abuse): 1-800-932-0313
Child Abuse Hotline: If parent is worried they might hurt their child, hotline, counseling, resources.
800-4-A-CHILD / https://www.childhelp.org/
Children’s Crisis Treatment Center
Provides outpatient mental health services for children 2-13 who have been sexually or physically abused, neglected or who have witnessed extreme violence. Programs include therapeutic nursery program for children ages 3 – 5 with emotional, behavioral, and multiple learning problems. Community-based services like WRAP Around services and Intensive Case Management- Trauma Assistance Program for children who have experienced a severely traumatic event.
215-496-0707 / http://cctckids.org/
Mission Kids: 484-687-2990 / http://www.missionkidscac.org
Montgomery County’s child advocacy center for specialized forensic interviews of child victims of serious physical injuries or sexual abuse
Hospital-Based Child Protection Services
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children’s Child Protection Clinic at Front and Erie helps minimize the potential for futher trauma from abuse by completing the medical evaluation and providing psychosocial support for the affected child and family: 215-427-6869 / http://www.stchristophershospital.com/pediatric-specialties-programs/specialties/83
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) Safe Place: The Center for Child Protection and Health, also provides compassionate evaluations of abused children and advocates on their behalf.
215-590-4923 / http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/safe-place-center-child-protection-and-health#.V2qc4PkrKUk
CAPE (Child Abuse prevention effort) offers free workshops to groups of parents and professionals around parenting issues as well as the PA Child Abuse Law
RAINN (Rape, abuse, and incest national network): Runs the National Sexual Assault Hotline (phone hotline) and a 24/7 online hotline addressing anything related to sexual violence.
800-656-HOPE (4673) / https://www.rainn.org/
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND RAPE
Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc.: Advocacy and counseling for victims of sexual violence and other crimes against the person, community education.
610-277-0932 Hotline- 1-888-521-0983 / www.victimservicescenter.org
If you feel you may be abusive, Menergy may be able to help you get counseling.
Montgomery County Women’s Center Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-773-2424
Laurel House Domestic Abuse Hotline: 1-800-642-3150 1-888-883-0770 (tty)
Victims Services Center of Montgomery County (sexual assault): 1-610-277-5200
MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY SERVICES
Montgomery County Emergency Services Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 610-279-6100
• Provides services for clients experiencing psychiatric and/or drug/alcohol emergencies.
• Crisis workers provide telephone support, referral information, and comprehensive assessment.
Children’s Crisis Support Hotline: 1-888-HELP-414
The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to children and adolescents in Montgomery County. Its purpose is to help children and families manage crisis successfully through individualized crisis response and planning.
BUCKS COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-452-4189
Mental Health Crisis: If you are in a crisis situation, call 1-800-499-7455 to speak to a trained crisis worker anytime, day or night. You may also call:
Upper Bucks 215-257-6551 / Central Bucks 215-345-2273 / Lower Bucks 215-785-9765
Children’s Crisis Support – ACCESS 1-877-435-7709
1-888-48 UNITE or you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is NO fee for attending a UNITE Group Support Meeting
Parental Substance Abuse: http://www.drugrehab.com/
Parental substance abuse is a major factor contributing to child abuse and neglect. Parents’ abuse of alcohol and other drugs can lead to a cycle of addiction, which is reflected by high rates of alcoholism and other substance abuse among children of addicts.
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