Local Help, Resources and Crisis Lines

While we cannot endorse a certain agency or counselor, we would like to make you aware of help available to you in our community.  Some options as well as other useful links are listed below.

The Northwest ISD Guidance and Counseling page has a variety of resources for parenting, mental health, study skills, tutoring, substance abuse and community resources.  Click here:
Northwest ISD Guidance and Counseling



The Community Storehouse 
Comprehensive Care for Children and Families Experiencing Life Crisis Events

http://www.communitystorehouse.org/our_efforts/services.shtml

 Office (817) 431-3340
Resale Shoppe (817) 741-3341
Client Services (817) 491-8800


Counseling Center of Denton

(940) 382-5329 or (800) 897-7068


Counseling Center of Decatur

2304 S FM 51

Decatur, TX 76234
940-627-5328
www.ccdcounseling.com
No-charge "Family Connection" program is funded by the State of Texas.
They also provide services for screening for ADHD.


Youth and Family Counseling

www.youthandfamilycounseling.com
972-724-2005

Denton County MHMR 
Mental Health Center and Crisis Outreach

Moble Crisis Outreach Team - suicide and threat

Hotline Services - Suicide, threat, interventions 
1-800-762-0157 or 940-387-5555
www.dentonmhmr.com


The Parenting Center
www.theparentingcenter.org

Individual, group and play therapy, and family counseling.
(817) 332-6348


Family Counseling Center Association

www.family-counseling.org
817-534-2189


Metropolitan Center For Counseling and Psychotherapy

Fort Worth, TX

817-535-6300



The WARM Place

www.thewarmplace.org

Support services for children grieving the loss of a loved one.

(817) 534-3293


Texas Women's University

Individual and group counseling at a reduced cost. In Denton, TX. 

(940) 898-2600


Denton County Friends of the Family

Child and adolescent programs, outreach, advocacy for child safety, crisis line, sexual assault or abuse, safe shelter, and violence recovery

Metro 940-387-5131
Crisis Line 940-382-7273


University of North Texas
Counseling and Human Development Center

Individual and group counseling, individual and group play therapy, couples counseling
(940) 565-2970

University of North Texas
Child and Family Resource Clinic 

Counseling groups, children, families, individuals
940-565-2066

Cook's Children's Behavioral Unit

682-885-4000

Center For Creative Living

817-534-2818

Shorline, Inc.
Chemical Dependancey/Family Recovery

www.chemicaldependency.com

1-800-628-3265

Betty Ford Center
Families with drug and alcohol problems

972-751-0363

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Read articles, publications, order books about kidnapping, sexual exploitation, and other dangers to your children
www.missingkids.com


Crisis Lines

Immediate access to the emergency service operator
911


Fort Worth MHMR Crisis Line and Mobile Outreach Team
817-335-3022


Suicide Crisis Line
1-800-273-TALK (8255)


Spanish-Speaking Suicide Crisis Line
1-877-SUICIDA (784-2432)


National Suicide Hotline
1-800- SUICIDE


National Self-Injury Hotline
1-800-366-8288


National Domestic Violence/Abuse Hotline
1-800-799- SAFE


National Runaway Hotline
1-888-580-HELP

Reporting Child or Elderly Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation
DFPS - Department of Family and Protective Services

1-800-252-5400
www.txabusehotline.org
24 hrs/day

 

Department of Family and Protective Services

Report Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation:

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) offers a central location to report:

  • child abuse and neglect,

  • elderly or adults with disabilities abuse, neglect, or exploitation,

  • abuse of children in licensed child-care facilities or treatment centers for the entire State of Texas,

  • abuse of clients served by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) or Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) employees in State Hospitals or State Schools.

The law requires any person who believes that a child, or person 65 years or older, or an adult with disabilities is being abused, neglected, or exploited to report the circumstances to DFPS. A person making a report is immune from civil or criminal liability provided they make the report in good faith, and the name of the person making the report is kept confidential. Any person suspecting abuse and not reporting it can be held liable for a a misdemeanor or state jail felony. Time frames for investigating reports are based on severity of allegations. Reporting suspected child abuse makes it possible for a family to get help.

 

Emergencies

  • If this is a life threatening or emergency situation, call your local law enforcement agency or 911 immediately.

Two Ways to Report Abuse

  • 1-800-252-5400
    Call our Abuse Hotline toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, nationwide.

  • www.txabusehotline.org
    Make your report through our secure web site and you will receive a response within 24 hours.

We cannot accept e-mail reports of suspected abuse or neglect.