Social Support

Christian Guidance

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Guidance Dept.
(877) 247-2426

Christian Broadcasting Network(700 Club)
(800) 759-0700

Focus on the Family
Call (800) 232-6459  weekdays 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. (MST).

Need Him
is an inter-denominational, non-profit ministry devoted to evangelism using telephone outreach and round-the-clock, person-to-person, toll-free phone witnessing via a network of trained lay-counselors:  (888) NEED-HIM

Salvation Army:  (231) 796-5597

Crises

Boys Town National Crisis Line
(800) 448-3000   TDD: (800) 448-1833
Will help in any type of personal crisis.

Care Net of Big Rapids
Care Net is a Christ-centered ministry whose mission is to promote a culture of life within our society in order to serve people facing unplanned pregnancies and related sexual issues.
119 Linden Street, Big Rapids, MI  49307
(231) 796-4919. 

Catholic Charities of West Michigan
605 South Third Avenue, Suite AA
Big Rapids, MI  49307
(231) 796-1583
Community Outreach--including food, shelter, & pantry programs and Social Justice Initiatives
Behavioral Health--counseling services for individuals & families
Child Welfare/Family Preservation--programs that strengthen families and help keep children safe

Covenant House Nineline
(800) 999-9999 or (800) RUNAWAY
Crisis line for youth, teens, and families. Locally based referrals throughout the United States. Help for youth and parents regarding drugs, abuse, homelessness, runaway children, and message relays. Operates 24 hours.
Crisis Intervention Center:  (800) 359-0056
Help Hotline Crisis Center, Inc.:   (330) 747-2696 or (800) 427-3606
Help Now hotline:  (800) 435-7609
National Youth Crisis Hotline:  (800) 448-4663
Provides counseling and referrals to local drug treatment centers, shelters, and counseling services. Responds to youth dealing with pregnancy, molestation, suicide, and child abuse. Operates 24 hours.

Child Abuse

Boys Town National Hotline
(800) 448-3000,  (TDD) 800-448-1833
Provides short-term intervention and counseling and refers callers to local community resources. Counsels on parent-child conflicts, marital and family issues, suicide, pregnancy, runaway youth, physical and sexual abuse, and other issues. Operates 24 hours.
Child Abuse National Hotline:  (800) 252-2873

Childhelp
National Child Abuse Hotline 
(800) 4-A CHILD (800-422-4453)
Provides multilingual crisis intervention and professional counseling on child abuse. Gives referrals to local social service groups offering counseling on child abuse. Has literature on child abuse in English and Spanish.  Operates 24 hours.

Children of the Night: 
(800) 551-1300

International Child Abuse Network:  
(888) 224-4226

NACC National Association of Counsel for Children: 
(888) 828-NACC
A resource and referral center on issues of children and the law.

National Child Safety Council Childwatch
(800) 327-5107
Answers questions and distributes literature on safety, including drug abuse, household dangers, and electricity. Provides safety information to local police departments. Sponsor of the missing kids milk carton program.   Operates 24 hours.

National Resource Center on Child Abuse and Neglect: 
(800) 227-4645
Provides general information and statistics about child abuse. Sponsored by the American Humane Association.

Domestic Violence Hotlines

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-SAFE (7233),  800-787-3224 (TDD)
This is a 24-hour-a-day hotline, staffed by trained volunteers who are ready to connect people with emergency help in their own communities, including emergency services and shelters. The staff can also provide information and referrals for a variety of non-emergency services, including counseling for adults and children, and assistance in reporting abuse. Calls to the hotline are confidential and callers may remain anonymous. Operates 24 hours.

WISE (24hrs) Domestic Abuse Shelter
Main office  (231) 796-6600
Crisis Hotline (800) 374-WISE(9473)
Address Confidential

Eating Disorders

Eat Right
800) 877-1600

Mental Health America 
(800) 969-6642
Information on mental health topics and referrals, access to an info specialist

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD)
(630) 577-1330  (long distance)

National Eating Disorders Association Hotline 
(800) 931-2237

Families

Care Net of Big Rapids
Care Net is a Christ-centered ministry whose mission is to promote a culture of life within our society in order to serve people facing unplanned pregnancies and related sexual issues.
119 Linden Street
Big Rapids, MI  49307
(231) 796-4919. 

Catholic Charities of West Michigan
605 South Third Avenue, Suite AA, Big Rapids, MI  49307
(231) 796-1583

Listening Ear Crisis Hotline
The trained volunteers and staff on the Crisis Hotline are helpful in exploring options and solutions to your problems. Call strictly confidential.
(989) 772-2918 (Isabella County), (989) 386-2774 (Clare County)

Mecosta County Probate Court
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
400 Elm Street, Room 109
Big Rapids, MI  49307
(231) 592-0135

Parent Hotline 
(800) 840-6537
Also has a website dedicated to helping families who are in a crisis situation. It lists behaviors for parents to be aware of such as drug use and a questionnaire on if a child is in need of intervention. Very resourceful site.

Youth Attention and Runaway Services
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
400 Elm Street, Room 134
Big Rapids, MI  49307
24 hour Crisis Services/Office (231) 592-0129

Incest

Rape & Abuse & Incest National Network 
(800) 656-HOPE(4673)

Victims Of Incest Can Emerge Survivors (VOICES) In Action, Inc.
(800) 7-VOICE-8
An international organization that provides assistance to victims of incest and child sexual abuse in becoming survivors and to generate public awareness of the prevalence of incest.

Mental Health

Birkam Health Center
The Health Center offers patients most of the services of any medical clinic in the community.  FSU students use our clinic for illnesses and minor injuries, immunization, testing, counseling, pharmacy, women’s health clinic and suicide prevention.
Main Health Center:  (231) 591-2614
FSU Counseling Center: (231) 591-5968

Catholic Charities of West Michigan
605 South Third Avenue, Suite AA
Big Rapids, MI  49307
(231) 796-1583

Central Michigan Community Mental Health
Mecosta County Center
500 South Third Street
Big Rapids, MI 4 9307
(231) 796-5825 Fax: (231) 796-2178
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Eagle Village
4507 170th Avenue
Hersey, MI  49639
(231) 832-2234

Grief Recovery Helpline: 
(800) 445-4808

Mental Health America
(800) 969-6642

The National Institute of Mental Health
(866) 615-6464
Provides written information, and referral lists of counselors in local areas.

Missing Children

Child Find of America, Inc.
Parents reporting lost children
(800) 426-5678
Looks for missing and abducted children. Operates 24 hours.

Child Quest International, Inc. 
(888) 818-4673
Abducted, Abused and Exploited Children. 24-hour.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
24 hour call center
(800) 843-5678
Operates a hotline for reporting missing children and sightings of missing children.
Offers assistance to law enforcement agents.

Youth Attention and Runaway Services
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
400 Elm Street, Room 134, Big Rapids, MI  49307
24 hour Crisis Services/Office (231) 592-0129

Rape

RAINN Hotline (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network): 
(800) 656-HOPE (4673)
A national number that automatically transfers you to the rape crisis center nearest you, anywhere in the nation. The number can be used as a last resort if people cannot find a domestic violence shelter.

WISE (24hrs) Domestic Abuse Shelter
(231) 796-6600
Crisis Hotline (800) 374-WISE
Address Confidential

Self-Injury

Eagle Village
4507 170th Avenue
Hersey, MI 49639
(231) 832-2234

S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES (Self Abuse Finally Ends)
(800) DONT CUT (800-366-8288)
This is NOT a crisis line. If you or someone needs immediate help it is best to call 911. This information line provides information to those who harm themselves. It is a free service run by the SAFE Alternatives Program.

Substance Abuse

Al-Anon for Families of Alcoholics: 
(888) 425-2666

Alcohol Abuse Hotline: 
(855) 993-2832

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline: 
(800) 729-6686

Alcohol and Drug Helpline: 
(800) 821-4357

Be Sober Hotline: 
(800) 237-6237

Cocaine Anonymous:
(800) 347-8998

Eagle Village
4507 170th Avenue
Hersey, MI  49639
(231) 832-2234

Human Aid
Provides prevention, treatment and counseling services for substance abusers.
212 1/2 Maple Street, Big Rapids, MI  49307
(231) 796-4519,  Intake 1: (231) 796-6203

Marijuana Anonymous: 
(800) 766-6779

National Association for Children of Alcoholics:  (
888) 554-2627

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence: 
(800) 662-2255

Recovery Connection
Call (800) 993-3869 to find drug rehabilitation or drug addiction treatment centers near you.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration: 
(800) 662-HELP

Suicide

National Adolescent Suicide Hotline: 
(800) 621-4000
Answered by the runaway switchboard.

National Suicide Hotline: 
(888) 248-2587

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 
(800) 273-8255

National Youth Crisis & Suicide Hotline: 
(800) 621-4000

Suicide National Hotline:
(800) SUICIDE (800-784-2433)

Youth Attention and Runaway Services
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
400 Elm Street, Room 134, Big Rapids, MI  49307
24 hour Crisis Services/Office (231) 592-0129