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


 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
No-charge "Family Connection" program is funded by the State of Texas.
They also provide services for screening for ADHD.

Youth and Family Counseling


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

The Parenting Center

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

Family Counseling Center Association


Metropolitan Center For Counseling and Psychotherapy

Fort Worth, TX


The WARM Place


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

Cook's Children's Behavioral Unit


Center For Creative Living


Shorline, Inc.
Chemical Dependancey/Family Recovery



Betty Ford Center
Families with drug and alcohol problems


National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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

Crisis Lines

Immediate access to the emergency service operator

Fort Worth MHMR Crisis Line and Mobile Outreach Team

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

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

National Runaway Hotline

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

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.



  • 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.