Connects families and youth with crisis and non-emergency behavioral health services. In crisis situations, the line links families with regional Mobile Crisis Response and Stabilization Teams who can help de-escalate the behavioral health crisis by phone or respond in person in most areas of the state if the family chooses. The line also serves as an access point for referrals to non-emergency behavioral health services in the caller’s community. Call or text 24/7 for non-emergency assistance: 1-844-HELP-4-WV.
Circle of Parents is a national network of parent-led self-help groups, where parents and caregivers share ideas, celebrate successes, and address the challenges surrounding parenting.
West Virginia Family Resource Networks are county-wide organizations that provide access to services and programs for families in need. Some have food pantries for families who qualify. FRNs partner with public and private organizations and are hubs for community members to collaborate with and support one another. This WVFRN directory page provides contact information for individual FRNs listed by county.
Help 304 is an ‘emotional strength’ helpline, including online chat, for individuals feeling anxious, overwhelmed or emotionally exhausted. Professional crisis counselors are trained to listen and help with stress-management strategies as well as community resources and referrals. 877-HELP304 (877-435-7304 to call/text)
For immediate help for any West Virginian struggling with substance use or mental health issues – call or text 24/7 1-844-HELP-4-WV.
Help4WV is a 24-hour helpline for West Virginians who need help with substance use or mental health issues.
Anyone may report suspected abuse or neglect, including sexual abuse or sexual assault, or observing an individual being subjected to conditions that are likely to result in abuse or neglect. These circumstances should be reported to the Department of Health and Human Resources immediately and not more than 24 hours after suspecting this abuse or neglect. 1-800-352-6513.
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources provides numerous services to individuals and families in WV including, Adolescent Health Initiative, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, Birth to Three, Help Me Grow, financial support, and more.
WV Help provides instant access to resources for professionals or individuals/families dealing with a victim experiencing child abuse.
WV 211 keeps an accurate and comprehensive database that you can use to find health and human services to meet your needs. The database allows you to browse hundreds of health and human services online, learn about specific programs, intake requirements, eligibility, operation hours and more. The database also has information on disaster related services.
WV Kids Connect Initiative to access internet hot spots.
WV Food Link to access food in your area.
Community-based agencies whose purpose is to promote empowerment and positive social change through prevention education, community organizing, training and services for sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and human trafficking. They may be a stand-alone rape crisis center or a dual program that also provides advocacy and support to survivors. You can find more information on the FRIS website or the WVCADV website.
1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233) TTY 1-800-787-3224
Help Wanted is an online course to provide help to individuals attracted to younger children. Their goal is to provide tools to support an individual’s commitment to living a safe, healthy, non-offending life.
Dial 988 or chat on the website.
1-866-3HUNGRY or 1-877-8HAMBRE or text “food” to 914-342-7744.
WhatsOK is a website and helpline that offers free, confidential support and resources to youth and young adults (ages 14-21) with concerns about their own or a friend’s sexual thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.