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Do you need help now? Here are some great resources that can help you:

Crisis Services 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 716-834-3131

Call or Text to: 9-8-8  (available 24 hours / 7 days a week)
988 Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provide free and confidential emotional support services to people experiencing emotional distress or are in suicidal crisis.

Spectrum CARES Team helps families and children in crisis: 716-882-4357

24-Hour Addiction Hotline: 716-831-7007

Erie County Warmline Call: 716-248-2941 or Text to: 716-392-2221  Open daily from 4pm - 11pm, free for all callers.
Confidential peer-provided phone and text lines for people who are having difficulty coping with life experiences.  Please note, this service is for non-crisis calls.  If you are in crisis, please contact the Crisis Hotline: 716-834-3131.

211 WNY is a free and confidential link to health and human services that you can access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. You can find available community resources for many health, social, mental health, substance use and developmental disability services by calling 2-1-1 or accessing their website at The website is searchable by service and location.