The Jean Nidetch Women’s Center compiled a list of crisis-related community resources that you can contact instead of calling 911 or police services. You deserve to access services that support your whole identity and your holistic needs. We also acknowledge that there are barriers to accessing social services, and we recognize that all institutions perpetuate white supremacy. We trust all people as experts on their own needs.
HERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN UTILIZING THESE SERVICES
• These resources may direct you to or interact with law enforcement.
• Most services are mandatory reporters which means by law they have to report child abuse, elder abuse, active suicide, or harm to others. You can always ask for an agency’s mandatory reporting responsibilities before sharing details.
• Unfortunately these resources are not equipped to respond to an immediate life-threatening crisis. If your life is in immediate danger, you may need to call 911.
Thank you to Carmella Gadsen for sharing examples with us and requesting this image