Crisis Call Center
The Crisis Call Center provides separate 24/7 hotlines for suicide prevention, child abuse reporting, elder abuse reporting, substance abuse, and other resources.
National 24/7 Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE
Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County
Resource for children, teens, and adults about depression and suicide – see website for statistics, health information, local resources and focus groups, programs for school and grief, events, and an emergency suicide hotline.
The Kristin Brooks Hope Center provides a 24/7 suicide hotline, as well as special programs for youth, college students, Spanish speakers, veterans, and those coming out of depression.
Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center
The Child Advocacy Center is committed to educating the community about child abuse and how to report cases of abuse, providing emotional and physical support for abused children and other family members, and helping families find the right resources after child abuse happens.
is Northern Colorado’s only comprehensive outpatient treatment program for child and adult victims of childhood abuse, primarily sexual abuse, and their non-offending family members. This organization does not turn away individuals based on financial means, and provides services in Child Sexual Abuse Treatment, Therapy for Adults Molested as Children, parenting classes, and other treatments and resources.
Drug Treatment Finder
Drug Treatment Center Finder is not a specific treatment center, instead, we are a free web-based resource hub that strives to provide the most up-to-date information and available treatment services across the nation…All of the statistical information found on our website is pulled from studies conducted and published by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and their divisions: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). ”
Addiction can strike anyone, and when it does, you feel every part of your life is spinning out of control. Your friends won’t call you, your finances are a mess, and your job feels like a nightmare. When all that matters is your next high, you’ve stopped living. Where can you turn to for help?” I found this sight very inspirational and encourage you to check out their various resources. You have support! Call their hotline today.
Al-Anon Family Groups and Alateen
is a resource for teens who have been affected by friends or family members with drinking problems. Alateen offers focus groups, advice on coping, and connections among teens dealing with similar problems.
The National Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center (NASAIC)
The NASAIC offers support for anyone struggling with addiction to alcohol and drugs, or for anyone with a friend or family member battling substance abuse. The center also offers specialized programs by profession, religion, gender, and other specialized needs.
DrugRehab.com provides support for those dealing with addiction, and in an effort to raise awareness about substance abuse and addiction, the organization has created a guide that they feel every parent should have in order to educate themselves, as well as their children about this issue.
Elite Resource Center
“Beginning the conversation with your teen about drug use is difficult. If you suspect that your teenager has been using drugs, it is important to address the situation. The earlier drug use begins, the more likely that addiction can develop. Believe it or not, but 90% of addictions begin in adolescence.”
Homelessness and Runaways
National Runaway Safeline
This hotline is available for children and teens thinking about running away from home or who have friends or family members contemplating running away. The hotline is also open to any children, teens, parents, teachers, or other people who have questions about runaways or child homelessness.
Adolescent Services of Larimer County
Adolescent Services provides assistance for youth (ages 10-17) who need help with school or home problems because of any one of the following issues:
Delinquent charges, Warrants, Mental health emergencies, Alcohol/illegal substance issues, Running away, Chronic truancy, Family conflict, Being beyond the control of the parent
Assistance can involve:
- Working with Thompson and Poudre School Districts
- Completing on-site drug and alcohol evaluations on open cases
- Mediation or counseling for families
- Youth Services programs for youth in the delinquent court system
- Chafee Foster Care Independence Program for children transitioning out of foster care
Mental Health and Depression
National Mental Health Association Hotline (24/7): 800-273-TALK (8255)
Resource for teens and parents struggling with behavior problems, mental health, or substance abuse problems. See website for programs and services, drug testing, and DUI classes.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
The DBSA offers education about mood disorders like depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety, as well as national events, information about treatment and personal wellness, access to peer support groups for teens and adults, and advice about helping friends and family affected by depression.
Families for Depression Awareness
Families for Depression Awareness is an organization that helps families recognize, treat, and prevent depression and bipolar disorder and prevent suicide.
Matthews House Fort Collins
The Matthews House is a community center in Fort Collins that provides help for teens 16-21 who are transitioning into adulthood without adequate adult support. Many of these teens have been part of the juvenile justice system or have lived in foster care. The Matthews House also provides assistance for families struggling with parenting, money management, job readiness, and healthy relationships.
The Hub is an agency of Larimer County that provides child protection screening, child and family assessments for at-risk youth, detention screening, early intervention for unhealthy family environments, and individual or family counseling. The Hub has an office in Larimer County and is on call 24/7, providing free services for families.
Fort Collins Child Protection Services
Fort Collins Child Protective Services is made up of community members who review referrals about cases of child abuse in Larimer County. The team serves children who are subject to abuse and neglect, abandoned, whose parents have been arrested or cannot pay for medical care, or who are otherwise in need of emergency care. This office handles foster care or other temporary situations.
La Luna Center
Fort Collins: 970-282-8282, Boulder: 720-470-0010
La Luna Center provides support groups, information, and therapy for women who have struggled with disordered eating.
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
NEDA offers help and support, as well as education, about eating disorders. Visit the website for a special link to a teen page, Proud2BMe, where teens can talk to each other and find fun, interactive information about eating disorders.
Teen Pregnancy and Sexuality
Fort Collins Alpha Center
The Alpha Center is a non-profit health clinic in Fort Collins that offers medical care to those in need of pregnancy testing, options education, STI screening, and sexual health education.