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ABILENE, Texas (BigCountryHomepage.com) – If you or a loved one needs mental health or financial help, BigCountryHomepage.com has compiled a list of local resources that can help you. Many of these resources reference financial flexibility. You are not alone.

Abilene ISD reports 50% increase in students sent for mental health counseling, other institutions confirm the results

In addition to the resources listed below, the City of Abilene offers a comprehensive guide to its Victim Assistance Program. There you can learn how to get help with homelessness, victim assistance, criminal justice, and more. You can also call 2-1-1 for help in Texas and a representative will connect you with the appropriate resources or visit the website here.

The last thing we want to emphasize before we get into our local resources: 9-8-8. This is the national suicide and crisis hotline. There is also a convenient internet chatline if you don’t want to or can’t use the phone.

Mental Health Resources in Abilene

organization

Contact

How and who it helps

Abilene Adult Protective Services

(325) 691-8100

Abuse, neglect, exploitation of older/disabled adults

Abilene Child Protection Services

(325) 691-8100

Agency for the protection of children from abuse/neglect

Betty Hardwick Center

(325) 690-5100

Mental health services for all; residential services for people with disabilities

BHC 24-hour crisis hotline

(800)758-3344

Betty Hardwick Center 24-hour crisis hotline

Center for Child Protection

(325) 738-8060

Victims who suffer from child sexual abuse or are at risk of sexual abuse

Freedom Advice

(325) 676-2039

Religious Counseling Services

Grief support group

(325) 692-6776

Self-help groups for coping with grief meet weekly

Grounded Roots Family Development Center

(325) 261-0268

Families and children with disabilities; maternal mental health

Harmony Family Services, Inc.

(325) 672-7200

Therapeutic foster families and emergency shelters for at-risk children

Mourning at Hendrick Hospice

(325) 670-6951

For those who have lost a loved one

Highland Advisory Centre

(325) 673-5295

In-person or online counseling sessions

Ministry of Counselling and Enrichment

(325) 672-9999

Religious Counseling Services

Mosaic Wellness Consulting and Coaching

(325) 232-7530

Mental, emotional and behavioral therapies

National Alliance on Mental Illness in Abilene

(325) 514-7137

Support, education, advocacy for individuals and families

Noah Project

(325) 676-7107

“Turning victims into survivors”

Oceans Behavioral Hospital of Abilene

(325) 691-0030

Inpatient or outpatient psychiatric clinic

Regional Victim Crisis Center

(325) 677-7895

Assault, murder, robbery, kidnapping, stalking, etc.

Shades of Hope Healing Center (Buffalo Gap)

1(800) 588-4673

Addiction and mental health support

Texas Family Institute

(325) 676-8963

Family counseling centers

Help for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless

organization

Contact

How and who it helps

Abilene ISD Homeless Education

(325) 677-1444, extension 8641

School supplies, clothing, hygiene products, etc.

Ben Richey Boys Ranch

(325) 692-2500

Religious refuge for children and families

Christian Service Center

(325) 673-7531

Heaters, air conditioners, household items, cheap rooms, groceries and more

Food Bank of West Central Texas

(325) 695-6311

Food distribution schedules, SNAP assistance, etc.

Port of Hope

(325) 677-4673

Referral required through West Texas Homeless Network

Love and care

(325) 670-0246

Food, clothing and more

Rolling Plains Administration

(325) 672-3969

Assistance with childcare, rent subsidies, insulation against the weather, transportation, etc.

Baby room in St. Markus

Not available

Children’s supplies

Council of Governments of West Central Texas

(325) 793-8417

People over 60 or 55 who are raising children

West Texas Homeless Network

(512) 482-8270

Work with communities to end homelessness

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