Resources

Emergency Hotlines – Dial 911 for a true medical emergency

Listed below are the top most accessed resources by Depot Staff. The Depot serves as the designated Youth Services Bureau for the Town of Darien, if additional resources are needed, .

SAFE Rides 203 655 6551 every Friday and Saturday 10:00pm – 2:00am | Darien Safe Rides is a program designed to provide a free and confidential ride home to any student who is not in a condition to drive safely or to any student who wants to avoid being a passenger in such a situation. Darien Safe Rides changes attitudes about driving while drinking and students’ concern for each other’s safety while highlighting both the risks and responsibilities associated with driving while impaired. Darien Safe Rides  is a youth-directed program sponsored by the Town of Darien’s Youth Commission operating out of the Depot.

Opioid Treatment Hotline 1 800 563 4086 | Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services connects residents seeking treatment services for an opioid addiction to local walk-in assessment centers. Walk-in centers across the state are always available to provide an evaluation or referral, and encourage those in need of treatment to reach out when they feel they are ready to do so. Individual courses of treatment and services  planned according to specific needs and eligibilities. Centers work directly with patients and insurance companies to determine what works best and resolve any challenges that may stand in the way of them and their treatment.

Covenant House Hotline 1 800 999 9999 | Crisis line for youth, teens, and families. Gives callers locally based referrals throughout the United States. Provides help for youth and parents regarding drugs, abuse, homelessness, and runaway children. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

Boys Town National Hotline 1 800 448 3000 | The Boys Town National Hotline is a 24 hour short-term crisis hotline providing callers with crisis counseling, resource information and referrals to local services, with a focus on issues affecting children, families and teens. The hotline is Nationwide – serves the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands, and Guam.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1 800 273 8255  (TALK)‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ or 1 888 628 9454 for Spanish-speaking callers | The only federally funded hotline for suicide prevention and intervention. People who are in emotional distress or suicidal crisis can call the Lifeline at any time, from anywhere in the Nation, to talk in English or Spanish with a trained crisis worker who will listen to and assist callers in getting the help they need.

National Youth Crisis Hotline 1 800 448 4663 | Provides counseling and referrals to local drug treatment centers, shelters, and counseling services. Responds to youth dealing with pregnancy, molestation, suicide, and child abuse. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

Silver Hill Hospital  1 866 542 4455 | Mental Health and Addiction Programs for Teens. Silver Hill Hospital provides treatment for teens, ages 13 – 17, who may be struggling with one or more psychiatric disorders and/or an addiction. Teen patients treated at Silver Hill Hospital benefit from the availability of both inpatient and on-campus Transitional Living treatment programs. All are under the care of exemplary staff, including board certified child and adolescent psychiatrists. And all are provided in a warm, supportive and homelike atmosphere conducive to treatment and recovery.

Communities 4Action 203 588 0457 | Communities 4 Action is a regional resource to support local initiatives. They provide information and support on substance misuse through speakers, trainings, evidence-based programs, legislative efforts, funding sources, coalition building, evaluation tools and community-based initiatives in both English and Spanish. Their mission is to serve our communities by being a catalyst for regional collaborations in order to strengthen local efforts to reduce substance misuse from youth through older adults, and including persons living with mental illness in Greenwich, Stamford, Darien and New Canaan communities.

Kids in Crisis 203 327 5437 (KIDS) | Launched in 1978, Kids in Crisis is the only organization of its kind providing free, round-the-clock crisis counseling and temporary shelter for infants, children and teens. An extensive professional staff offers support and solutions to families and children struggling with issues including abuse, neglect, family conflict, mental health issues, divorce, substance abuse and more.

The National Domestic Abuse Hotline 1 800 799 7233 | 1 800 787 3224 (TTY) | National Domestic Abuse Hotline highly-trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

National Sexual Assault Hotline 1 800 656 4673 (HOPE) | Be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in our area based on the first six digits of your phone number. Cell phone callers have the option to enter the zip code of their current location to more accurately locate the nearest sexual assault service provider. The National Sexual Assault Hotline is a safe, confidential service. When you call the hotline, only the first six numbers of the phone number are used to route the call, and your complete phone number is never stored in the system.