The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
The Give a Damn Campaign is the place to stay informed and stay involved about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. So be sure to visit the site often—in fact, bookmark it right now—because it’s going to have new stuff on here all the time.
Founded in 1969 to provide community-based care for youth experiencing alcohol and drug problems, Oasis Center has evolved over the past four decades into one of the nation’s leading youth-serving organizations, offering safety and support to Nashville’s most vulnerable and disconnected youth, while seeking to also teach young people how to transform the conditions that create problems for them in the first place.
As Tennessee’s public child welfare agency, the Department of Children’s Services is responsible for helping some of our state’s most vulnerable citizens. Case managers have the responsibility investigating cases of child abuse and neglect. Resource parent specialists work to find good foster homes and adoptive families. The juvenile justice program treats the youthful offenders who are sent to DCS by the courts. Today DCS has approximately 8,000 in state custody. It is their job to find these children the permanency they need to grow into healthy, happy and productive adults.
Provides healing for children, adults and families affected by sexual assault and works to end sexual violence through counseling, education, and advocacy.