No matter what is going on in your life or the lives of your family members, it is helpful to be prepared with National and Local Hotline information in case of a crisis or emergency.
Keep this helpful list handy on your fridge or in your wallet.
–Kentucky Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 877-597-2331
–National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
–Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741741
–National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233)
–YouthLine, a peer to peer support line: text “teen2teen” to 839863
–Trevor Lifeline, support for LGBTQ young people under 25: text “START” to 678678 or call at 866-488-7386
Other helpful resources from around the state:
–Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence
–Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs
–Children’s Advocacy Centers
-Department of Community Based Services, provides access to SNAP benefits, childcare assistance, and Medicaid coverage: Local office search
-Kentucky Office of Homeland Security – Safe Schools.
Check out these ideas for educational and family-fun activities with your kids:
–Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the Commonwealth
-Public libraries offer family and child activities for all ages, educational support, job and resume building activities, all things that can support your family. Find your local library.
–Family Youth Resource Service Centers can be a central hub of resources within your child’s school, whether school is in session or not. You can call your child’s school to speak with the director of the Resource Center.
-Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky (PCAK) offers free background checks for Kentucky caregivers seeking babysitters or nannies.
–7 Unexpected Benefits of Eating Together as a Family, According to Science
-The Family Dinner Project
–Conversation Starters for Family Dinners
–How to Beat Tension and Conflict from Your Family Dinner