Crisis and Community Support

If you are experiencing an emergency and need immediate assistance, please call 911.


North Carolina 24/7 crisis support by phone

and in-person crisis assessment, by county


Chatham, Orange, Alamance

Cardinal Innovations Access Center (800) 939-5911


Lee, Harnett, Moore, Randolph

Sandhills Center Access Center (800) 256-2452


Wake, Durham, Cumberland

Alliance Behavioral Access Center (800) 510-9132 


Free National Support Resources 

Are you feeling desperate, alone or hopeless? 

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you. Also helpful for friends and family members of people having thoughts of suicide.

Free call 24/7: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)


C.H.A.L.K.'s National Youth Line   888.977.3399

(peer counseling)


GLBT National Youth Talk Line  800.246.7743


Women, Inc - Domestic Violence Crisis Line  (877) 384-3578


The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)  Find links to local organizations.


Mental Health America  Find links to local mental health associations.


American Autism Association hosts an Autism Help Hotline. Families from all over the world are welcome to contact us via phone, email, or through the form below to inquire about resources and information on autism. 877-654-GIVE


North Carolina Community Resources 

Compass Center for Women and Families

Services to support women and families to prevent domestic violence. Legal, therapeutic and crisis aid and more. Chapel Hill, NC. 919-968-4610

24-hour hotline: 919-929-7122


Chatham Family Violence Prevention Services (CFVPS)

County advocates provide services for domestic violence victims and their family. Services include assistance with domestic violence protective orders, community referrals, developing safety plans, and help securing transportation or emergency housing. Services are confidential and the trained advocates are fluent in English and Spanish.

Office Location:  45 W Salisbury St in Pittsboro

County Justice Center:  Advocates are also available at the Chatham County Justice Center on most court days.

Cost: Free.

Contact:  919-542-1792,:

Other Victim Services

The Chatham County Sheriff's Office has staff that can help victims of crimes, including domestic violence and sexual assault victims.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.



NAMI NC  National Alliance on Mental Illness, North Carolina Chapter. Membership consists of family members of people who live with mental illness, individuals who live with mental illness, friends, and professionals and local free support resources are provided.


Mental Health Association of NC


NC Council of Community Programs


Substance Recovery Resources 

Alcoholics Anonymous  
Find a meeting: 


Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator 


Recovery Communities of North Carolina’s (RCNC) mission is to promote addiction recovery, wellness and citizenship through advocacy, education and support.


Triangle Survivors of Suicide Loss

Helps families and friends deal with the intense grief in the aftermath of the suicide of a loved one. Local groups and support resources.




Art Therapy Resources 

The Art Therapy Institute of NC

Visit to learn about program for adults with mental illness, newcomers and immigrants, elders with memory problems and more! Located in Carrboro, NC and delivering services throughout the Triangle.


Arts and Healing Network  An on-line resource for anyone interested in the healing potential of art.


The American Art Therapy Association


The Art Therapy Institute of the Redwoods


The Creative Therapy Store 

Finding a provider

There are a number of local organizations and private practitioners that provide outpatient psychiatry and/or psychotherapy. Often the best place to start, if you are insured, is your insurance's website or customer service line. They can confirm active providers within your plan.


You may also contact my affiliate agency, for providers in Orange, Durham or Wake counties: Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare, PLLC.

For new client intake: 919.929.9610

Medicare and Medicaid

I am not able to accept Medicare or Medicaid. To find providers local to you, please visit:



Medicaid Mental Health Providers list: (This link will direct you to a spreadsheet of NC Medicaid providers, sorted by county.)

Low cost/free/sliding scale resources

I do not offer sliding scale fees at this time. Please consider contacting the following:


Pro Bono Counseling Network

Serves Chatham, Orange, Person and Durham county residents. If eligible, you can be matched with a therapist for up to 8 pro bono (no cost) sessions. Contact Shelley Danser by email or phone:

919-942-2803, ext. 247.


Directory of local mental health services, including sliding scale providers and community organizations: This Directory was produced by the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Committee of Healthy Carolinians of Orange County. It is intended to increase knowledge and access to available mental health services in the Orange, Person, and Chatham County areas.