Extra Resources

We know that life can be hard and there may be times that you need additional resources and/or support. Below we have compiled a list of organizations and a brief description of the services they offer. Please understand that these organizations are independent of Dawson McAllister and TheHopeLine and we are not responsible for their performance, services, or the materials they may provide.

 

Intervention INK

Intervention INK specializes in family crisis and extreme interventions. Founders Rick and Amy Marvin have dedicated their lives helping families fight the demons of addiction. After losing their 18 year old son Rusty to a cocaine overdose in July of 2005, they put their faith and love in Jesus Christ to guide them through this unrelenting grief and pain. Their story is truly inspiring and they are ready to share their support and strength with you to help you get your family and loved ones back from the demon of addiction. For more information please call 800 449 6467 or Visit Resource Site>>
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2-1-1

2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. 211 can help you find food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. Learn more about your local 2-1-1 by looking it up www.211.org. Basic Human Needs Resource: food banks, clothing, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance. Physical and Mental Health Resources: medical information lines, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol intervention, rehabilitation, health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health, children’s health insurance programs. Employment Support: unemployment benefits, financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance, education programs. Support for Children, Youth and Families: Quality childcare, Success by 6, after school programs, Head Start, family resource centers, summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring, protective services. Visit Resource Site>>
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Bethany Christian Services

Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Bethany is a not-for-profit, pro-life, Christian adoption and family services agency. With over 75 locations nationwide and international ministries in 15 other countries, Bethany touches the lives of more than 30,000 people each year. Bethany is widely known as an adoption agency, but their Christian care extends to people struggling with unplanned pregnancies, birthparent counseling, family counseling, foster care programs, refugee services Visit Resource Site>>
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Boundless

Boundless is a free website and online magazine for single adults that explores love beyond sex, faith beyond sociological stereotypes and ideas. Visit Resource Site>>
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Crown Financial Ministries

Crown is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that teaches God’s biblical principles of finances to people around the world. Visit Resource Site>>
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National Runaway Switchboard (1-800-RUNAWAY)

Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go home through the HOME FREE PROGRAM. Home Free isn't just a bus ticket home. We want you to be safe. We also want you to stay home by helping you rebuild your relationship with your family. In addition to working with you and your parents/guardians to develop a plan before you return home, we also provide you with resources in your community to help you start rebuilding your relationship. We also contact you to make sure you got home safely and to see how things are going. If necessary, we give you the names of other resources in your community to help you continue your success Visit Resource Site>>
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National Safe Place

Safe Place is a national youth outreach program designed to provide access to immediate help and safety for all young people in crisis. The Safe Place logo is displayed on more than 18,000 community buildings, businesses and public transportation vehicles in the U.S., extending the doors of the local youth shelter or service agency throughout the community. Safe Place locations include convenience stores, schools, fire stations, libraries, recreational centers, grocery stores, public buses and more. In 2009, National Safe Place introduced the TXT 4 HELP initiative, a 24-hour text-for-support service for youth in crisis. Teens can text the word “SAFE” and their current location to 69866 and receive a text message with the name and address of the closest designated Safe Place, as well as the number of the local youth service agency. Coming in January 2012, teens will be able to text interactively with a mental health professional for additional help. Visit Resource Site>>
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True Campaign

The True Campaign website exists to end the crisis of poor self image by challenging cultural ideals about identity and beauty, so we can be free to impact our world as God intended. the You will find articles, video, and recommended reading to give you answers, challenge your beliefs, and help you grow. Visit Resource Site>>
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