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We wanted to share some virtual resources that you might find to be helpful. This resource page is meant to be supplemental and is not a substitute for a mental health therapy session.  If you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 988 to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately.
  • 704-566-3410 select option 1
  • Services for Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Situational Crisis in Mecklenburg Co
    • Mobile Crisis Team
    • Mobile Engagment Team
    • Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) Team
    • Community Policing Crisis Response Teams
  •  Located at 100 Billingsley Road, Charlotte NC 28211 (Main Campus)
  • Located at 429 Billingsley Road, Charlotte NC 28211 (Detox & Residential)
  • Offering Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment
  • 704-376-7447 (outpatient and main campus)
  • 704-445-6900 (detox and residential services)
  • Community based collaboration between law enforcement and various community
    groups (such as mental health, substance abuse, family members)
  • If you are experiencing a mental health or substance abuse crisis, you can call 911 and
    ask for a CIT officer to come on scene

Unfortunately, under times of stress the rates of domestic violence in the home will likely increase. Please don’t hesitate to call 911 for support if you are in crisis. Mecklenburg County and Cabarrus County governments also have specific task forces available.

Safe Alliance hosts the Greater Charlotte Hope Line (980.771.4673) offering free, confidential 24/7 hotline for Mecklenburg County residents who need assistance with parenting issues, domestic violence, or sexual assault. Or you are outside of Mecklenburg county, they have a list of other resources in the area. Please don’t hesitate to contact these resources if you are struggling due to domestic violence or child abuse.

An additional resource for domestic violence and sexual abuse is Helping Survivors.  Their mission is to assist anyone who has been victimized by sexual assault or abuse. Their website is a compilation of information around different instances of sexual violence. They offer resources to assist survivors and their families and will continue to add more.   They recently made a guide specific to domestic violence and sexual abuse. It has tons of great info, including how to help someone who has experienced this type of abuse and warning signs to be aware of.

Many are suddenly finding themselves in a space of struggling to pay bills and keep food on the table. Below are some of the resources in the area that you may or may not be aware of. 


Two local agencies, Loaves & Fishes and Second Harvest Food Bank, that have food banks year round, have been working to provide easier and safer access for clients during this time. Most services are currently offered through mobile pantries, in order to make sure individuals and families continue to have access to the food they need, as well as minimize exposure risk. Please check the websites for more information. In most cases, a referral is needed, and the websites provide instructions on the process.

Here are some websites/mobile apps for relaxation and mindfulness that have good reputations. They are available online, or through the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Most are either free or have free trials so you can try them before you buy.


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