The names of the following organizations are provided for your convenience only. Hampton Township School District does not endorse or recommend any particular agency, nor does an agency not being listed signify the District’s dissatisfaction with it.
Home Alone: Is Your Child Ready? Information on how to make the decision about leaving your child unattended.
Highmark Caring Place A center for Grieving Children Adolescents and their Families
Caring Cancer Center - The Caring Place in Warrendale will be offering peer support groups in Spring and Summer 2018. If you know of families that may be interested in attending, please pass along our toll free number at 1-888-734-4073 to learn more about our program and joining a group.
Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh - Counseling Services - 412-456-6999
North Hills Community Outreach - 412-487-6316
CONTACT Pittsburgh Launches 24-Hour Veterans Hotline for Returning Soldiers 412-820-HELP (4357)
Offering immediate crisis support for returning soldiers and their families.
Pittsburgh, PA - May 1, 2007 - CONTACT Pittsburgh announced the planned launch of its new 24-hour Veterans Hotline for returning soldiers in the greater Pittsburgh area for June 1, 2007. The hotline will provide a source of immediate, round-the-clock emotional support for returning soldiers and their families. Staffed by professionally-trained volunteers, the Veterans Hotline was created in response to alarming increases in the rates of suicide among returning soldiers. According to the Veterans Administration, nearly one out of four people who commit suicide in the United States are veterans.
Estimates show that there are more than 3,200 National Guard and Reservists in the Greater Pittsburgh Area who have completed one or more tours of duty in the Middle East. Research predicts that up to 20% of returning soldiers will develop some form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); however, many of them are reluctant to disclose symptoms because the stigma attached to a mental illness could affect their jobs, service records, and redeployment status.
"Unfortunately, many returning soldiers do not feel like they have the resources they need when they return from Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition, their family members may also need additional support while their loved ones are deployed," said Christy Stuber, Interim Executive Director. "The new Veterans Hotline will give veterans and their families in the Pittsburgh area a place to turn for help when feeling desperate or suicidal."
CONTACT Pittsburgh is Allegheny County's only 24-hour crisis and suicide hotline, providing supportive listening and crisis intervention to more than 20,000 callers each year. Phone calls are answered by trained volunteers, who staff lines 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. CONTACT Pittsburgh professionals provide back-up and support. All calls are anonymous and free. Volunteers also have access to a database of resource information and referral numbers. The Veterans Hotline is supported by a grant from the American Psychiatric Foundation.
"It is important to educate not only veterans, but also family members and concerned citizens about the existence of this important service," Christy Stuber adds. "That caring voice on the other end of the phone can truly mean the difference between life and death."