Crisis Resources

Crisis Resources

Women For One is committed to helping women from all walks of life make happen on their terms. But we also understand that our life stories encompass challenges, trauma, and circumstances that can sometimes feel inescapable. We are here to let you know that there is help, and there is hope. Below are a list of resources that we’ve assembled to address a number of issues that women in our community have faced.*

It takes courage to reach out for help and get the resources you need to live the life you want, so we salute you for being here. This list is a continual work in progress, so if you have any other organizations and resources you’d like to send our way, please do so by writing to info@womenforone.com.

Resources in the United States

Addiction

  • American Society of Addiction Medicine: Resources are available for patients and include various phone numbers anyone (including family members) can call for help. Some patient and family support groups include:
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year information service in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance-use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.
  • The Recovery Village: This organization has locations across the country and is dedicated to providing the best treatment possible to those struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. The Recovery Village also strives to be an educational resource by hosting helpful blog posts and a resource page to increase understanding and awareness of addiction.

Children

  • Save the Children: This organization works across the globe to support children and their families.

Domestic Violence

  • DrugRehab.com on Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence, and Substance Abuse: Domestic violence is the intentional use of emotional, psychological, sexual or physical force by one family member or intimate partner to control another. Victims of domestic violence who struggle with addiction face significant barriers to receiving treatment, but programs that effectively address addiction and abuse-related trauma are available. This page offers people important information about the intersection between domestic abuse, sexual violence, and substance abuse.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: These highly trained advocates are available 24/7, 365 days a year, to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.
  • National Victim Center: The National Center for Victims of Crime has a number of resources, as well as a national helpline available to assist victims of crime.
  • Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network: This is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.

Education

  • Federal Student Aid: This office of the U.S. Department of Education makes it easier for people to obtain money for higher education through scholarships, loans, and other opportunities.
  • Sponsors for Educational Opportunity: Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) provides superior educational and career programs to young people from underserved and underrepresented communities to maximize their opportunities for college and career success. Other services include SEO Career and SEO Scholars.
  • Unigo: U.S. residents and international students can use this site to search for colleges and scholarship opportunities.

General

  • Helpful Free Resources—This link includes resources for dealing with:
    • Alcoholism and addiction
    • Anxiety/panic disorder
    • Cancer
    • Caregivers
    • Codependency
    • Depression
    • Domestic violence
    • Eating disorders
    • Gambling addiction
    • Grief
    • Infertility
    • Mental illness
    • Miscarriage
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Sexual abuse
    • Self-injury
    • Stress
    • Suicidal thoughts and coping with loss through suicide

Human Trafficking

  • Polaris: Polaris uses data-driven strategies to prevent and disrupt human trafficking, a $150 billion industry that robs 25 million people around the world of their freedom.

LGBTQ

  • The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.
  • Human Rights Campaign: HRC is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer civil rights organization, and envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured their basic rights, and can be open, honest, and safe at home, work, and in their communities.

Stalking & Harassment

  • Bullying for Teens: You have a right to be safe, and this organization will help teens do the best they can to cope with bullying while it is happening, and to also get support from adults to help them stay safe and emotionally supported.
  • Cyberbullying Research Center: This organization offers practical information to equip educators, parents, and other youth-serving adults to spot cyberbullying, respond to it appropriately and meaningfully, and prevent its future occurrence.
  • Cyber Civil Rights Initiative: In August 2012, after struggling and hiding for three years as a victim of nonconsensual pornography (NCP), Holly Jacobs began the End Revenge Porn (ERP) campaign. Initially launched as a website that collected signatures in favor of criminalizing NCP, ERP eventually grew into a hub where victims can get information about NCP, receive support from other victims and victim advocates, be referred to pro or low bono services to help them regain control of their search results and lives, and support the passage of legislation against NCP.
  • Hollaback!: This is a global, people-powered movement to end harassment, and includes resources available to help those in need.
  • Sexual Harassment Resources: The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network has compiled several resources for dealing with sexual harassment here.
  • Stalking Resource Center: The Stalking Resource Center is committed to continuing its national effort to promote awareness, action, and advocacy that enhances victim safety and holds stalking offenders accountable.
  • Victim Connect Resource Center: The Victim Connect Resource Center is a referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately. It combines a traditional phone-based helpline, an innovative online chat, and Web-based information and service referrals.

Suicide

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: These resources are available for those who are having suicidal thoughts, who have attempted, or who know someone who is at risk.
  • Crisis Text Line: Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. to text with a trained crisis counselor. Crisis Text Line also trains volunteers to support people in crisis.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The lifeline provides 24/7, free, confidential support for people in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Women’s Health

  • Planned Parenthood: Planned Parenthood is a trusted healthcare provider, informed educator, passionate advocate, and global partner helping similar organizations around the world to deliver vital reproductive healthcare, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.

Resources outside of the United States

Addiction

  • Addiction Treatment Forum: This website includes resources for people in Canada and Europe who are seeking objective, evidence-based information and advice that will help reduce the health, social, and economic harm associated with substance abuse and addictions.
  • International Treatment Locators: This website provides resources for people located in Asia, Canada, Europe, and the UK who are in drug and alcohol addiction recovery.

Children

  • Save the Children: This organization works across the globe to support children and their families.

Crisis

  • Human Rights Watch: Human Rights Watch (HRW) provides education for different countries, and their website is viewable in many different languages. Educating oneself about the issues in one’s country can help survivors narrow their search, as HRW includes articles about country-specific movements. Sometimes they have the key organizations listed in their articles, and with a quick Google search, you can find the contact information for that agency.
  • International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies: This is a world referral guide to services that are divided into specific countries and locations. It’s easy to navigate, and you can click on the resources to go directly to the organization’s website and contact information. They have agencies in the country’s specific language, and sometimes in English, as well.
    • In Bahrain: Women’s Crisis Care International is the first and only violence crisis response center in the Arabian Gulf. WCCI provides violence crisis response services for victims of domestic and sexual abuse in Bahrain.
  • International Rescue Committee: The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.
  • Pathways to Safety International: This organization helps any American living, studying, working, volunteering, or traveling outside of the U.S. who become victims of interpersonal or gender-based violence in a foreign country. Pathways to Safety is limited to this population due to government funding but hopes to be able to help others in the future. The majority of their work is done by case managers over the phone, email, and live chat.
  • Your Country’s Embassy: Survivors can check the embassy website for their country to see if there is a list of referrals, such as attorneys who speak their language, or a resource guide for specific issues. (The American Embassy typically provides this service, but this is dependent on the country and available resources)

Educational

  • International Student.com: This is an extensive resource for students who are interested in finding schools and educational opportunities in the U.S.

Human Trafficking

  • Polaris: Polaris uses data-driven strategies to prevent and disrupt human trafficking, a $150 billion industry that robs 25 million people around the world of their freedom.

Refugee

Stalking & Harassment

Suicide:

Follow these links for agencies/centers in specific countries:

*Women for One LLC (“we” or “us”) and our subsidiaries, owners, principals, directors, executives, employees, staff, or agents are not mental health professionals, licensed medical practitioners, doctors, therapists, registered dieticians, psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, or other professionally licensed health care providers or professionals. You understand the information contained in this email is not a substitute for health care, medical or nutritional advice of any kind. When you threaten your own life, or the life of another, we reserve the right to immediately call 911 or your local emergency number for anyone who is at a high risk for losing their life. Anyone who is suicidal should call 911 now and receive help from trained mental health professionals