Crisis Information

The Educational Support Program at GVSU is dedicated to providing our students with every resource possible during their time in college. Below you will find information for a wide range of needs. If there are issues that arise and the services listed below do not fit your needs, please contact us immediately. We are committed to your success as a student and will help find any additional resources you may require.


Actual/Suspected Child Abuse

Michigan Children’s Protective Services Hotline

Call to report actual or suspected child abuse.

(800) 942 – 4357

 

Childhelp USA

Provides crisis counseling, referral, and literature to those who wish to report actual or suspected child abuse, victims of child abuse, and perpetrators of child abuse.

(800) 4-A-CHILD

www.childhelpusa.org

 

Michigan Department of Human Services

You may also report actual or suspected child abuse to your local branch of the Michigan Department of Human Services.

www.michigan.gov/dhs

Alcohol/Substance Abuse

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Crisis Line

Provides alcohol and drug counseling, information about alcohol and drug abuse, and referral to local alcohol and drug abuse treatment facilities.

800 – 234 – 0420

 

National Cocaine Hotline

Provides crisis counseling, information, and referral for those with drug or alcohol dependency.

800 – COCAINE

 

National Drug Information, Treatment and Referral Hotline

Provides information and referral to local alcohol and

drug abuse treatment facilities to substance users and those concerned with a friend or family member's drug or alcohol use.

800 – 662 – HELP

Homeless/Runaway Youth

National Runaway Switchboard

Provides crisis counseling, referral, and literature to homeless and runaway youth, parents of homeless and runaway youth, and others concerned about the welfare of a homeless or runaway youth.

800 – RUNAWAY

www.nrscrisisline.org

 

Children of the Night

Provides crisis counseling and referral to homeless and runaway youth involved in prostitution.

(800) 551 – 1300

www.childrenofthenight.org


Rape/Incest

RAINN – Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network

Provides crisis counseling and referral to victims of rape and incest

(800) 656 – HOPE

www.rainn.org

Cutting/Self-Mutilation

S.A.F.E. Alternatives – Self Abuse Finally Ends

Provides information and literature about self-injury. 1-800-DON'T-CUT does NOT provide crisis counseling. S.A.F.E. Alternatives is a treatment program for those who self-injure; it is located in Chicago.

800 – DON’T – CUT

www.selfinjury.com

Unplanned Pregnancy

America’s Pregnancy Helpline

Provides information to teens experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Connects young people to local pregnancy counselors and services.

888 – 4 – OPTIONS

www.thehelpline.org


Suicide

National Suicide Hotline

Provides crisis counseling and referral to men, women, and children suffering from depression and/or contemplating suicide; also provides information for those confronted with a suicidal person.

800 – 273 – TALK

www.save.org

 

National Hopeline Network

Connects callers to a local suicide crisis center.

800 – SUICIDE

www.hopeline.com

Aids/HIV

AIDS Partnership-Michigan

Provides information and referral regarding sexual health and HIV infection.

800-872-AIDS

www.aidspartnership.org

 

National AIDS Hotline

Provides information and referral to local hotlines, testing centers, and counseling.

800 – 342 – AIDS

Eating Disorders

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

Provides crisis counseling, referral to support groups and treatment providers, and information about healthy eating habits.

847 – 831 – 3438

www.anad.org

 

National Eating Disorders Association

Provides information about eating disorders and referral to eating disorder treatment providers to those afflicted with an eating disorder and those concerned with the eating habits of a friend or family member.

800 – 931 – 2237

www.nationaleatingdisorders.org


Sexuality

The GLBT Help Center

Provides peer counseling, information, and referral to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.

888 THE – GLNH

www.glnh.org

Miscellaneous

Youth Crisis Hotline

Provides crisis counseling, information, and referral to youth experiencing any number of crisis situations.

800 – HIT – HOME

www.1800hithome.com