Useful Websites:

Response Crisis Hotline: The crisis intervention/suicide prevention hotline is open every day of the year, day and night, including holidays. Professionally trained and supervised volunteer counselors offer callers telephone support and help them to explore options that can lead to thinking through next steps. This counseling helps callers lower their anxiety and find their own solutions. Crisis counselors also provide referrals for support groups, clinicians, mental health clinics, other hotlines and a host of other community programs and services.

Long Island Crisis Center: Long Island Crisis Center provides 24/7, free, high quality, confidential and non-judgmental programs and services to support and empower Long Islanders at critical times in their lives.

Long Island Addiction Resource Center (LI-ARC):  a program of HUGS, Inc., in partnership with F.I.S.T., provides easy-to-use access to invaluable information about providers of education, prevention,  treatment, recovery and peer services in Nassau and Suffolk counties. This bi-county, collaborative effort is aimed at all populations – community members, substance use disorder and problem gambling field professionals.

New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports:  To improve the lives of all New Yorkers by leading a comprehensive premier system of addiction services for prevention, treatment, and recovery.  

Crisis Text Line: Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. All of our Crisis Counselors are volunteers, donating their time to helping people in crisis.

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA): In September 2010, New York State leaders approved DASA to help ensure that schools have the tools and resources to afford all students an educational environment in which they can thrive. The statewide task force developed guidelines, with each school district developing its program for implementation on July 1, 2012.

Kings Park Central School District DASA Page

Smithtown Central School District DASA Page

Hauppauge School District DASA Page

Commack Union Free School District DASA Page

Long Island Prevention Resource Center: Dedicated to empowering lives and strengthening communities within Nassau County and Suffolk County. As a non-profit resource center they are committed to building and supporting healthy drug-free communities through public education, professional training and the provision of effective tools for those working to prevent drug and alcohol abuse.

THRIVE: Help individuals and families find, maintain, and strengthen their recovery through peer-based support, navigation assistance and referral services; provide interactive educational programs that promote wellness, economic prosperity and civic engagement; and maintain a safe, welcoming haven for substance-free recreational and social activities.

Commack Coalition of Caring: The Coalition utilizes effective prevention strategies and activities to promote healthful behaviors, decisions and environments that will reduce, postpone or eliminate the problematic use of alcohol, prescription, and over-the-counter drugs, and any use of illegal drugs.

Kings Park in the know: Kings Park Coalition whose goal is to eradicate destructive decisions for the youth in the community.

Hauppauge Youth and Community Alliance: To promote the health, safety and well-being of all members of the Hauppauge School District community.