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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Southern B.C. Canada

    Post Helping Hands Resource List

    This is a place for the listing of local resources. Please add at will but do not post discussions. The list will then be continouosly compiled in relation to country, then state / province / county or other boundary, and then finally alphabetical order for listings under that state etc.
    Last edited by Thorferrer; December 1st, 2004 at 07:02 AM. Reason: More info to be added
    Taking a new direction 2007-12-19

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Doncaster, UK
    Here's the list I have for Doncaster (UK). Some are National Helplines. It was last updated just a few months ago so all the numbers should all be OK. Hope it's of use.

    50/50 Club
    Stirling Street Centre
    Balby Flats
    01302 796289
    01302 874898
    Tuesday - 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    Drop in centre mainly used by people with mental illness offering social and recreational activities including dominoes, cards, bingo in a quiet, friendly, relaxed atmosphere. A small entrance fee is charged which includes refreshments.

    Acute Mental Health Services
    Psychiatric Unit
    Doncaster Royal Infirmary
    Armthorpe Road
    DN2 5LT
    01302 366666
    Out patients: Monday to Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm
    Wards 10,11,12, Psychiatric Liaison: - 24 hours.
    Day hospital: Monday to Friday - 8.00am to 4.00pm
    Providing assessment, treatment, maintenance and follow up for adults with acute mental health problems. Referrals can be made by family doctor or Psychiatric Liaison Team via A&E Department. Services include suicide prevention and outpatients clinics.

    ADAIP - Alliance of Disability Advice and Information Providers
    St Catherine’s Hospital
    Tickhill Road
    DN4 8QN
    National organisation providing advice and information on physical disability, sensory impairment, mental health and learning disabilities.

    Advocacy Project
    91 Upper Parliament Street
    L8 7LB
    0151 709 9442
    Community based service supporting and encouraging black and ethnic communities to challenge inappropriate procedures, practices and treatments within mental health services.

    Age Concern
    020 8679 8000
    Obtains information for friends and relatives of people affected by Alzheimer’s Disease on support services from the NHS, Social Services and Voluntary groups.

    Alcohol Services - Community Mental Health Nursing
    19 Hallgate
    DN1 3NA
    01302 343884
    Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 5.00pm
    Specialist Community Mental Health Nurses providing assessment, intervention, therapies and packages of care to individuals, families, carers and those who suffer alcohol-related problems. Referral to service by GP.

    Alcohol Services - Doncaster Agency on Alcohol Misuse (DAAM)
    19 Hallgate Doncaster
    DN1 3NA
    01302 368705
    Monday to Thursday: 9.00am to 7.30pm
    Friday: 9.00am to 3.30pm
    Providing services for people with alcohol related problems, or concerned about someone else’s drinking including counselling, social support and group work.

    Alcohol Services - Doncaster Royal Infirmary
    Psychiatric Unit-Doncaster Royal Infirmary
    Armthorpe Road
    DN2 5LT
    01302 366666
    Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
    Services include detoxification, outpatient assessment and Antabuse Clinics. Referral by GP, CPN or Probation Officer.

    Alcoholics Anonymous
    27-29 netherhall Road
    Doncaster DN1 2PG
    01302 812489
    Meetings are held at this venue on Mondays and Saturdays. 7pm - 9pm
    Helping members who have experienced alcohol problems themselves and providing support and help to anyone who wishes to stop drinking.

    Alcoholics Anonymous National Helpline
    08457 697 555

    Alzheimer’s Disease Society
    Gordon House
    10 Greencoat Place
    SW1P 1PH
    020 7306 0606
    Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 6.00pm.

    Alzheimer’s Disease Society – Doncaster
    01302 851698 (24 hrs)
    Wednesday and Thursday: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
    Supporting carers of people with dementia and providing access to up to date information.
    Support groups held 3rd Tuesday of month: 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Doncaster Central Library.

    Assertive Outreach Services
    Loversall Hospital
    Weston Road
    DN4 8NX
    01302 796292
    Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 8.00pm
    Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: 9.00am to 5.00pm.

    Benefit Advice and Tribunal Unit
    First Floor
    Guildhall Advice Centre
    Old Guildhall Yard
    DN1 1QW
    01302 734828
    Clients can refer directly to this service, for advice on benefit claims and employment related problems such as unfair dismissal or harassment.
    Telephone advice line: 01302 734828 Monday to Friday, 9.30am-10.30am and 2.30pm to 4.30pm

    Benefits Agency, The
    Crossgate House
    Wood Street
    01302 503503
    Government offices for Social Security benefits.

    Carers National Association
    Helpline: 0345 573369
    Monday to Friday: 10.00am to 12 noon and 2.00pm to 4.00pm
    Cherry Grange – Supported Lodgings
    Pickering Road
    DN5 0HE
    01302 874898
    Providing supported accommodation for adults recovering from mental health problems who need a longer period of rehabilitative support but who are committed to developing their independence. Staff available 24 hours a day. Referral by social worker.

    Child and Family Mental Health Services
    Childrens Hospital
    Doncaster Royal Infirmary
    Armthorpe Road
    DN2 5LT
    01302 366666
    Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
    Psychiatric Service duty rota out of hours.
    Supporting young people offering specialist therapy, care plans for those with more severe problems and assisting in accessing in patient facilities when appropriate. Referral by GP, Education Services or Social Services.

    0800 111111
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    The UK’s only free national helpline for children and young people in trouble or danger. Confidential counselling helpline available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

    Citizens Advice Bureau
    Guildhall Advice Centre
    Old Guildhall Yard
    DN1 1QW
    Doncaster office: 01302 735225 Mon 10am-3pm, Tue 1pm-4pm & 5pm-7pm, Thur/Fri 10am-1pm
    Mexborough office: 01709 585827 Mon/Wed/Thur 10am -1pm
    Stainforth office: 01302 842845 Tue/Tur 10am-12pm
    Thorne office: 01405 814064 Mon/Wed/Thur 10am-2pm Fri 10am-2.30pm
    Moorends office: 01405 740489 Tue 10am-2pm
    Poviding help and advice on legal matters, housing, benefit advice and a whole range of other issues.

    Commission for Racial Equality
    10 Allington Street
    SW1E 5EH
    020 7828 7022
    Statutory body set up under Race Relations Act to help individuals with cases of racial discrimination as well as promoting good race relations.

    Community Health Council
    24 Netherhall Road
    01302 326875

    Community Mental Health Services – East
    Haynes House
    Haynes Road
    01302 736761

    Community Mental Health Services – Central
    East Dene Centre
    Lansdowne Road
    DN2 6QN
    01302 734050

    Community Mental Health Services – Elderly
    Cherry Tree Court
    St Catherine’s Hospital
    Tickhill Road
    DN4 8QN
    01302 796104
    Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm
    Providing assessment, treatment and support to older people with mental illness living in the community.

    Community Mental Health Services – West
    Stapleton Road Resource Centre
    Stapleton Road
    01302 734795

    Crime Stoppers
    0800 555 111

    CRUSE Bereavement Counselling
    109 Thorne Road
    DN2 5BE
    01302 814647
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10.00am to 12 noon
    Thursday: 11.00am to 1.00pm
    Offering support and advice for bereaved people of any age in and around Doncaster. Services include bereavement counselling, providing advice and information and having regular social group meetings.

    38-40 Thorne Road
    DN1 2PZ
    01302 810666
    Offering assistance with accommodation for ex-offenders; the majority of referrals come through the Probation Service. Also provides access to training courses and provide advice and practical help regarding employment, such as CV writing skills, interview practice and help with writiing letters and applications forms.

    Day Respite Care
    Cherry Tree Court
    St Catherine’s Hospital
    Tickhill Road
    DN4 8QN
    01302 796104
    Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 3.00pm
    Providing day care including a variety of social care activities. Transport is provided and lunch and refreshments are available.

    Depression Alliance
    35 Westminster Bridge Road
    SE1 7JB
    020 7633 9929 (24 hrs)
    National registered charity run by people who have personally suffered from depression. Providing information, support and understanding to people who are depressed and their carers.

    Depression Alliance – Doncaster
    01302 744626
    6.45 pm - 8.45 pm
    Self help group: 1st Wednesday of month, 1.30pm to 3.30pm - MIND, 27-29 Netherhall Road, Doncaster-Offering self help on a local level for people who suffer from depression to meet and give confidential mutual support.

    DIAL – Doncaster
    Heaven’s Walk
    DN4 5HZ
    01302 327800
    Offering information, advice and support for disabled people, their carers and families.

    Doncaster Pathways
    39 Netherhall Road
    DN1 2PG
    01302 327445
    Monday and Thursday: 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 11.00am to 2.00pm
    Offering a range of community-based services to people affected by HIV/AIDS including drop-in, helpline, befriending, support group for carers, Body Positive, awareness raising presentations, hardship fund, resource provision and educational visits.

    Drug Team - The Garage
    37 Thorne Road
    DN1 2EZ
    01302 730956 (24 hrs)
    Telephone for details of opening.
    Offering confidential counselling, information, advice on safer sex and free condoms, care for pregnant drug users and needle exchange. Service is open to anyone over 16 and can be accessed by telephoning direct.

    East Avenue Hostel - Supported Lodgings
    23 East Avenue
    DN7 5HH
    01302 843189
    Providing supported accommodation for adults recovering from mental health problems who need a longer period of rehabilitative support but who are committed to developing their independence. Staff available 24 hours a day. Referral by social worker.

    East Dene Day Centre
    Lansdowne Road
    DN2 6QN
    01302 734069
    Monday to Friday: 8.45 am to 4.30pm

    Eating Disorders Association
    1st Floor
    Wensom House
    103 Prince of Wales Road
    NR1 1DT
    01603 621414
    01603 796505 (under 1
    Adults: Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 6.30pm
    Under 18’s: 4.00pm to 6.00pm.

    Ethnic Minority Groups
    01302 734320
    There are a number of groups in the Doncaster area. The Central Library, Waterdale can provide details of local religious organisations.

    Gamblers Anonymous
    27-29 Netherhall Road
    Doncaster DN1 2PG
    01302 812486
    Meetings are held at this venue on Saturday 7pm - 9pm.

    Group Homes Co-Coordinator
    Directorate of Social Services
    PO Box 251
    The Council House
    College Road
    DN1 3DA
    01302 737777
    Providing furnished accommodation to enable people with mental health problems to live independently with one or two others in a shared house. There are nine group homes in the Doncaster area. Referral by Social Worker.

    Health Focus
    13 The Colonnades
    Duke Street
    0800 665544
    Monday to Friday: 10.00am to 4.00pm
    Free and confidential NHS service providing information on medical conditions, local hospitals, patient’s rights, waiting times and self-help and support groups.

    Hearing Voices Network
    0161 228 3896
    Voluntary organisation involved in setting up self-help groups which allow people to explore their voice hearing experiences in a secure and confidential way.

    Helpline - Rethink
    0800 800 1010
    01302 343310 (24 hrs)
    Monday to Friday: 5.30pm to 8.30am
    Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: 24 hours.

    Homeless Mental Health Service
    01302 734050
    01302 344450

    Housing Advisory Service
    Kings Mews
    Off East Laith Gate
    01302 734544
    01302 734551 (minicom)
    Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.00pm
    Offering free advice and assistance on a wide range of issues relating to both public and private sector.

    Housing for Young People, Doncaster Supported Lodgings and Young Women’s Project
    11 Chequer Road
    01302 738198
    Supported Lodgings: Accommodation in family settings, for ages 16-25.
    Young Women’s Project: Four bed spaces in one house, with support staff, for young women aged 16-25 who have been abused, or who are vulnerable and in housing need.

    Housing Services – DMBC
    PO Box 72
    9 Kingsgate
    DN1 3LJ
    01302 734582/92
    Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.00pm
    Providing a comprehensive service to those who may be experiencing accommodation difficulties. Assistance can be provided on lettings, homelessness and other related issues.

    14 Netherhall Road
    DN1 2PH
    01302 739508
    Tue: 10am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 5 pm
    Wed: 1 pm - 5 pm
    Thurs: 1 pm - 7 pm,
    Fri: 10am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4.30pm
    Offering free confidential advice, information and counselling on any issue which affects young people’s health and well being. Information is available on a wide range of subjects and a variety of group activities.

    Job Centre
    Princegate House
    DN1 3XT
    01302 503000
    Mexborough Office: 01709 343777
    Thorne Office: 01405 663405
    Job Seekers Direct - 0845 6060234

    Loversall Carers Support Group
    Loversall Hospital
    Weston Road
    01302 796292
    Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm
    Provides carers with the opportunity to meet other carers and share feelings, experiences and knowledge in a relaxed environment. Five-week carer’s programs are run by NSF at Carr House Centre.

    M25 Group - Community Support Services
    01302 369360
    Fax: 01302 361163
    Supporting people living in emergency accommodation to move on, a resettlement service, a bond guarantee scheme to enable homeless people to access quality private rented accommodation, a tenancy support scheme to people who are experiencing difficulties.

    M25 Group - College Road Shelter
    College Road
    01302 369360
    7 days a week: 5.30pm to 8.30am
    Providing homeless people with the opportunity to come in from the streets, take control of their own lives and experience and consider options, in so doing ensuring the maintenance of dignity and pride. Clients have to be referred to this service.

    M25 Group - Night Shelter
    Union Street
    01302 322161
    9.30pm - 8.00am
    Clients can refer directly to this service by presenting at Union Street at 9pm. Agencies can refer clients phoning the number before 5pm. There is no guarantee that a bed will be available and there is a 1 a night charge for the service. The service provides 13 beds, laundry facilities, shower and washing facilities, evening meal and breakfast.

    M25 Group - Bike Shop
    Netherhall Road
    01302 761880
    Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
    This service provides advice, information and support for individuals looking for accommodation.

    Mental Health Rehabilitation Service
    Loversall Hospital
    Weston Road
    DN4 8NX
    01302 796000

    Mental Health Service User Involvement Project
    27-29 Netherhall Road
    DN1 2PG
    01302 812484
    Enabling past or present users of mental health services to use their experience to change existing services for the better in a number of different ways eg via newsletter, questionnaires, weekly forum meetings, etc.

    Mental Health Services for Older People
    Forest Gate Day Hospital
    Tickhill Road Hospital
    DN4 8QL
    01302 796075/7
    Wards 12 (DRI), Willow, Sandal, Clifton, Clumber, Maple - 24 hours
    Provides health assessment and treatment to older people with mental health problems.

    Mental Health User Group – Doncaster
    Guildhall Advice Centre
    Old Guildhall Yard
    DN1 1QW
    01302 735297
    Monday to Friday: 10.00am - 12 noon (24 hour answerphone)
    Tuesday @ 4 pm: Open meeting for users.
    Providing an opportunity for users to share experiences of mental health services and give feedback on all aspects of services received. Practical advice and help to assist individuals in preparing and presenting their views at ward rounds, reviews, etc.

    MIND – Doncaster
    27-29 Netherhall Road
    DN1 2PG
    01302 812190
    01302 812486
    Providing counselling service to people who may be suffering with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, stress, bereavement and loss, emotional problems, lack of confidence and similar issues.

    MIND Befriending Scheme – Doncaster
    27-29 Netherhall Road
    DN1 2PG
    01302 812486
    01709 578764
    Arranging for volunteers to visit people who have experienced, or are experiencing mental illness or emotional distress.

    MIND Supported Housing Scheme – Doncaster
    27-29 Netherhall Road
    DN1 2PG
    01302 342525
    Eight self-contained units with support worker available during the day time, Monday to Friday.

    0345 660163
    Providing national information and legal service as well as 230 local groups offering support services in the community.
    Narcotics Anonymous
    Helpline: 020 7730 0009
    7 days a week: 10am to 10pm
    Confidential help and details of local groups.

    Narcotics Anonymous
    27-29 Netherhall Road
    Doncaster Dn1 2PG
    01302 812486
    Meetings are held at this venue on Thursdays 7pm-9pm.
    Helpline: 0207 730 0009 10am-10pm 7 days a week

    National Aids Helpline
    0800 567123

    National Phobics Society
    407 Wilbraham Road
    0161 227 9898

    National Self-Harm Network
    c/o Survivors Speak Out
    34 Osnaburgh Street
    NW1 3ND
    020 7916 6991

    NHS Direct
    Helpline: 0845 46 47
    24-hour health advice line.

    No Panic
    01952 590005
    0800 78315
    365 days a year: 10.00am to 10.00pm
    Providing confidential help in overcoming phobias and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders.

    Overeaters Anonymous
    c/o 27-29 Netherhall Road
    01302 530362
    01302 539243
    Sundays: 7.30pm to 9.00pm
    Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. Anyone who has a problem with food eg Anorexia or Bulimia is welcome. Open meetings for carers held on first Sunday of every month.

    Helpline: 01702 559900
    Weekdays: 9.00am to 6.00pm (24 hour answerphone)
    National network of helplines for parents under stress.

    Partnership for Carers – Doncaster
    Lansdowne Carers Centre
    Lansdowne Road
    DN2 6QN
    01302 814494
    01302 341240
    Monday to Friday: 10.00am to 3.00pm
    Offering support to all carers by providing a drop-in centre, coffee mornings, a meeting place and information. The service is free and can be accessed by contacting the centre co-coordinator.

    Probation Service - South Yorkshire
    34 Bennetthorpe
    DN2 6AD
    01302 730099
    This service provides a point of contact for t hose individuals subject to a community sentence. It provides help to these individuals on finding accommodation, training or employment.

    Progress 2 Work
    3rd Floor
    Consort House
    01302 327711
    Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
    This service provides help and support for individuals with substance misuse problems who wish to enter education or employment. They provide a variety of opportunities such as access to colleges in the Doncaster area, voluntary work, trianing courses and help in finding paid employment.

    Racial Equality Council
    1 Chequer Road
    DN1 2AA
    01302 730391

    Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre and Outreach Service
    PO Box 470
    DN1 3XW
    Helpline: 01302 360421 - 24 hour answerphone
    Providing free, confidential counselling in a safe environment, support and information to women and their supporters. Outreach service is for girls over 14 and women with physical or learning difficulties.
    Both services for women only and by GP referral only.

    Refugee Council
    020 7820 3000
    Giving practical support to refugees and promoting their rights in the UK and abroad. It provides information on mental health services to refugees and their advisers.

    Relate - Marriage Guidance Counselling
    0845 644 1027
    Relate counsel any individual or couple experiencing difficulties in an adult couple relationship, or who have problems forming or maintaining relationships. To use this service you can telephone or visit the office.

    Relatives and Residents Association – Doncaster
    6 The Paddock
    DN11 9HS
    01302 744459
    01302 782697
    To help and give confidence to those people who have friends and relatives in care homes, whether residential, nursing or elderly mentally infirm.

    94/95 Spring Gardens
    DN1 3DJ
    01302 343638
    Aiming to promote self worth and self esteem and help to attain an independent lifestyle for anyone with mental health problems over the age of 16. Activities include pool, computer games, darts, quiz nights, craft classes, etc. Cheap refreshments.

    Rethink - Bentley Drop-In
    St Peter’s Church Hall
    DN5 0AA
    01302 854458
    Monday and Friday: 1.00pm to 4.00pm
    Last Sunday in each month: 12 noon to 2.00pm
    Drop-in service for people experiencing mental health problems and their cares. Services include table tennis, pool, games, quizzes, bingo, snack bar, outings and a safe and friendly environment in which to meet other people.

    Rethink - Head Office
    28 Castle Street
    KT1 1SS
    020 8547 3937
    Advice: 020 8974 6814
    Advice Line: Monday to Friday: 10.00am to 3.00pm
    Rethink exists to improve the lives of everyone affected by schizophrenia and other sever mental illness by providing quality support, services and information and by influencing local, regional and national policies.

    Home Support Service
    Unit 12
    Wright Business Park
    Stevens Road
    DN4 0LT
    01302 854458
    Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
    Providing support for people with mental health problems including building personal confidence and self esteem, help with practical activities eg cooking, cleaning, intensive support for people leaving hospital, money management. Referral by CMHT.

    SAD - Seasonal Affective Disorder
    01903 814942
    A voluntary organisation and registered charity, which informs the public and health professions about SAD and supports and advised sufferers.

    36 Thorne Road
    DN1 2JA
    Helpline: 01302 327474 11am - 10pm every day except Wednesday
    National Helpline: 0345 909090 24 hours 7 days
    Available to anyone at a time of crisis and stress who may need to talk in confidence to someone who will listen, without judging or imposing their view. To use the service, call the helpline or call in at the centre during the times listed above.

    Helpline: 0345 678000
    Offering emotional support and practical information to anyone coping with mental illness as a sufferer, carer, family member or professional.

    Social Services – DMBC
    PO Box 251
    College Road
    DN1 3JE
    01302 737777
    Emergency: 796000
    Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.00pm
    Emergency Line: After 5.00pm and at weekends.
    Providing out of hours cover and urgent assessments within the terms of the Mental Health Act 1983. The team has established and developed links with other emergency or crisis intervention services.

    Social Services Outreach Service
    Cherry Grange
    Pickering Avenue
    01302 874898
    Supporting people who have experienced mental health problems and live in their own home. Support includes help in filling in forms, making and keeping appointments, shopping, etc.

    Stainforth Drugs Project
    Thorne Road
    DN7 BG
    01302 846766
    Fax: 01302 846766
    Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
    Drop In: Thursday 9.30am - 4.30pm
    Services Include: Advice and information, counselling, pathways to clinical treatment, relapse prevention, assessment for residential rehabilitation, pre-treatment work, group work, support and sign posting and drop-in.

    Stapleton Resource Centre
    Stapleton Road
    DN4 9LJ
    01302 734797
    Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 4.30pm
    Providing day services to adults who have experienced mental health problems so that they can re-establish self confidence, relationships and develop new interests. Referral by Social Worker from Community Mental Health Team.

    28 Copley Road
    01302 328396
    This service provide advice and information for individuals involved in prostitution. A needle exchange facility is available and operates on any day.

    Survivors Speak Out
    020 7916 6991
    An information network designed to improve contact between groups and individuals who are psychiatric system survivors.

    SYDEX - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Self Help Group
    101 Chequer Avenue
    Hyde Park
    DN1 5AX
    01302 341939
    Every third Tuesday of each month: 7.00pm at MIND, 27-29 Netherhall Road, Doncaster
    Offering help and support to anyone suffering from post traumatic stress disorder as a result of being a prisoner of war or due to service in the military or merchant navy. Support is provided to carers and families and home visits are available.

    Terrence Higgins Trust
    52-54 Gray’s Inn Road
    WC1X 8JU
    020 7831 0330
    020 7242 1010 (Helpline)
    Fax: 020 7816 4552
    Terrence Higgins was the first person in the UK to die of Aids. The servicees they offer are: Advice on a range of topics which affect people living with HIV (e.g. housing, welfare benefits, treatments, legal advice)
    Buddying/ mentoring, Counselling and emotional support, Complementary therapies, Information on HIV and related topics, Support Groups (e.g. for people with HIV, for positive gay men, for African people), Training courses for people with HIV.

    Training and Employment Support
    c/o East Dene Centre
    Lansdowne Road
    01302 734069
    Help is provided to find work, improve qualifications, find the right training or develop a hobby or interest.

    Victim Support
    28 Christchurch Road
    01302 365531
    This service provides cou nselling, advice and practical help in the form of personal attack alarms, and access to the criminal injuries compensation scheme, to individuals who have been victims of crime.
    Monday - Friday, 8.30am-4.30pm

    [b]Ways 2 Work[b]
    12 netherhall Road
    DN1 2PW
    01302 815771
    Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm Friday 10am-5pm
    Available to anyone living in the NDC area (central Doncaster, parts of Balby, parts of Hyde Park and parts of Hexthorpe).
    This service provides practical help and support with finding employment and training, they also offer enducation grants, training grants, and sponsored apprenticeship schemes.

    Womens Aid - Doncaster (DWA)
    19 Priory Place
    DN1 1BZ
    01302 326411
    Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 4.30pm
    Advice and help relating to domestic violence is available for women and their children by telephoning the centre at the above times. Temporary refuge and practical support available. DWA can also provide an escort for women attending solicitors, etc.

    Young Carers
    Oswin House
    Oswin Avenue
    DN4 0NR
    01302 570077
    Offering a dedicated activity-based service for carers up to the age of 21.

    Younger People with Dementia Service
    Cherry Tree Court
    St Catherine’s Hospital
    Tickhill Road
    DN4 8QN
    01302 796104
    Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm
    (Appointments outside normal opening hours can be arranged as required).
    Service for people with Dementia under 65 years and their families and carers. The service provides assessment, treatment and support. A drop-in coffee shop is available in the Town Centre and a user/carer luncheon club is available.

    Wood Street
    DN1 3LH
    01302 342148
    Fax: 01302 342148
    Providing accommodation for single young people, both men and women, aged 18 to 29 years (priority given to under 25’s), in purpose built self-catering bedsits.

    YWCA - Womens Centre
    21 Cleveland Street
    01302 326749
    Monday to Friday: 5.00pm to midnight.
    Providing social, educational, recreational, counselling and support for women. The centre offers women a safe space, support, friendship and advice. Services include counselling, community support, coffee bar, children’s playroom and library.

    Zito Trust
    020 7240 8422
    Working for improvement in the provision of community care for the severely mentally ill. It seeks to raise public awareness of the services needs of the severely mentally ill and their professional carers.
    Last edited by Little Willow; December 2nd, 2004 at 08:03 AM.

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    211 will get you the local UNITED WAY wherever you live

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    1-800-799-7233 National Domestic Violence Hotline

    these are the ones I know off the top of my head.

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Malden MA
    Here are some (mostly) national(meaning the US) numbers:

    Adolescent Crisis Intervention & Counseling Nineline

    Abortion Information

    Post-Abortion Project Rachel

    Adoptions- Rosie Adoptions -(if you are pregnant)

    AIDS Treatment Information Services
    1-800-HIV-0440 (1-800-448-0440)

    AIDS National Hotline

    Al-Anon/Alateen Hotline
    Hope & Help for young people who are the relatives & friends of a problem drinker.

    Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters

    Alcohol/Drug Abuse Hotline

    Abortion Federation - National (USA)

    Be Sober Hotline


    Boys Town National Hotline

    Care Net

    Center for the Prevention of School Violence

    Centers for Disease Control AIDS Info

    CHADD-Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

    Child Abuse Hotline
    1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

    Children of the World - (if you want to adopt a child)

    Cocaine Help Line
    1-800-COCAINE (1-800-262-2463)

    24 Hour Cocaine Hotline

    Covenant House Nineline

    Domestic Violence Hotline
    1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)

    Domestic Violence Hotline

    Domestic Violence Hotline in the US

    Domestic Violence Hotline/Child Abuse
    800-4-A-CHILD (800 422 4453)

    National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

    Drug Help National Helplines

    Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention
    1-800-931-2237 (Hours: 8am-noon daily, PT)

    Eating Disorders Center

    Ecstasy Addiction

    Emergency Contraception Information
    1-888-NOT-2-LATE (1-888-668-252

    Family Violence Prevention Center

    Food Addiction

    Gay & Lesbian National Hotline
    1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)

    Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Youth Support Line

    Gay & Transgender Hate Crime Hotline

    GED Testing

    Headache Foundation

    Healing Woman Foundation (Abuse)

    Help Finding a Therapist
    1-800-THERAPIST (1-800-843-7274)

    Herpes Resource Center

    Homeless/Runaway National Runaway Hotline

    Incest Awareness Foundation
    1-888 -547-3222

    Incest Hotline for guys: M.A.L.E.
    1-800-949-MALE (1-800-949-6253)

    Independent Adoption Center
    1-800-877-6736 (Hours: 9am - 5pm PT)

    Learning Disabilities - (National Center For)

    Lyme Disease Hotline
    1-800-886-LYME (1-800-886-5963)

    Marijuana Anonymous

    Mental Health InfoSource

    Missing & Exploited Children Hotline

    Mothers Against Drunk Drivers
    1-800-438-MADD (1-800-438-6233)

    National Abortion Federation Hotline

    National Adoption Center

    National Adolescent Suicide Hotline

    National Association for Children of Alcoholics
    1-888-55-4COAS (1-888-554-2627)

    National Child Abuse Hotline

    National Domestic Violence Hotline
    1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)

    National Drug Abuse Hotline
    1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)

    National Hotline for Missing & Exploited Children

    National Inhalant Prevention Coalition

    National Institute on Drug Abuse & Alcoholism

    National Institute of Mental Health
    1-888-ANXIETY (1-888-269-4389)

    National Mental Health Association

    National Office of Post Abortion Trauma

    National Runaway Switchboard and Suicide Hotline

    National STD Hotline

    National Youth Crisis Hotline

    National Victim Center
    1-800-FYI-CALL (1-800-394-2255)

    Panic Disorder Information Hotline

    People Against Rape

    Pet Loss Support Hotline - Grief Counseling Hotline
    Iowa State Univ. College of Veterinary Medicine
    1-888-ISU-PLSH (1-888-478-7574)

    PMS Access
    7:30 a.m.º5:30 p.m. C.T.

    Planned Parenthood, Inc.

    Post-Abortion Project Rachel

    Pregnancy Hotline
    1-800-4-OPTIONS (1-800-467-8466)

    Pregnancy Hotline (National)

    Pregnant & Young Hotline
    1-800 550-4900

    Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network (RAINN)
    1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

    Rosie Adoptions -(if you are pregnant)

    Runaway Hotline

    Runaway Hotline

    Safe Choice Hotline
    (STDs & Pregnancy)

    Samaratains (for when you are feeling suicidal or depressed and you just want to talk)

    Samariteens (teen version)
    1-800-252-TEEN (8336)

    Self-Injury Hotline
    SAFE (Self Abuse Finally Ends) Alternatives Program
    1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-828

    Sexual Assault Hotline

    Stop It Now! (Sexual Abuse)

    Society's Leaque Against Molestation

    Sports Foundation for Women

    Suicide & Crisis Hotline

    Suicide Hotline - (National Adolescent)

    Suicide Prevention - The Trevor HelpLine - (Specializing in gay and lesbian youth suicide prevention).

    TalkZone (Peer Counselors)
    1-800-475-TALK (1-800-475-2855)

    Teen Helpline


    Teen Runaway Hotline

    The Trevor HelpLine
    Specializing in gay and lesbian youth suicide prevention

    Voices In Action
    1-800-7-VOICE-8 (1-800-786-423 (Hours: 9am - 6pm CT)
    Listings for treatment & support of incest & child sexual abuse.

    WAVE (Working Against Violence Everywhere)

    Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program
    1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

    Youth Crisis Hotline

    these are all taken from
    Last edited by Sage Rainsong; April 1st, 2007 at 07:08 PM. Reason: Adding website

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    This is mostly stuff in Texas. Sorry if I duplicated any posts here.

    Houston Area Women's Shelter (713)528-6798
    For Battered and Abused Women and Children

    Huntsville TX SAAFE House

    Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County
    Database of Organizations that Help Homeless (713) 739-7514

    S.E.A.R.C.H. Cannot Gaurantee no statement of faith required. Must be homeless.Day Shelter, Job training and daycare programs,food, blankets and info.

    Toothwoman List of Low Cost and Free Dental Care
    or call 211 for a referral if you are in the state of Texas.

    For help with Water Bills in the Houston area call
    The Water Fund (713) 371-1400

    List of Austin Area Charities

    Help with Electric Bills in Texas

    Utility Bill Help in the State of Texas

    Gulf Coast Community Services Association

    Important Information about what's out there for electric bill help and how to apply.Also a link for free legal help for low income families

    American Optometric Association
    Person applying must have at least a part time job, no other private or public insurance that would pay,not have had an exam within 2 years and be in a low income household.
    1-800-766-4466 or go to

    Prevent Blindness America

    Lion's Club International
    Offers help with vision and eyeglasses,youth and community programs.
    National Office (630) 571-5466 or the website at

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    LaGrange, Kentucky
    Here are some hotlines and helpful information for the Kentucky and Louisville areas:

    Child Abuse Hotline - 595-4550
    Circuit Court-Public Affairs - 595-3054
    Consumer Protection - 425-4825
    Unemployment Insurance Claims - 595-4003
    AIDS Services Central Coalition - 574-5490
    Alzheimer's Association - 800-221-1277
    American Cancer Society - 584-6763
    American Diabetes Association - 800-766-1698
    American Heart Association - 587-8641
    American Red Cross - 582-5853
    Down Syndrome of Louisville - 458-6392
    Epilepsy Foundation - 584-8817
    Mental Health Association - 893-0460
    Multiple Sclerosis Society - 451-0014
    National Kidney Foundation - 585-5433
    Operation Literacy - 270-756-1730
    Salvation Army - 583-5391
    Alcoholics Anonymous - 582-1849
    Domestic Violence - 595-0855
    24 Hour Addictions Referal Network - 800-577-4714
    Drug Helpline - 800-662-4357
    National Hopeline Network - 800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
    National Domestic Violence Hotline - 800-799-7233 or for deaf and hearing impaired call 800-787-3224 (TTY)
    Parent Helpline - 24 Hours a Day/7 Days a week - 1-800-CHILDREN
    Poison Control Center - 589-8222
    Rape Crisis Hotline - 800-375-7273
    Seven Counties Services (Crisis & Information Center) 800-221-0446
    Last edited by azapolya; May 26th, 2006 at 04:52 PM.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Malden MA
    Free clinic directory for the U.S.

    Also here is a national food bank list:
    Last edited by Sage Rainsong; June 20th, 2006 at 10:02 AM.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Malden MA
    I just wanted to add this website which is a resource for domestic violence among the LGBT community:



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