Family Resources Toll Free Help Lines by Topic
(long distance charges may apply)
American Academy of Pediatrics
Parents may visit new website for families at Healthychildren.org offering trustworthy, up-to-the-minute health care information and guidance for parents/caregivers along with interactive tools and personalized content. Additional information is also available online at www.aap.org.
Self-help groups serving abused children and parents under stress. Available 11:00am to 8:00pm, Monday through Friday. Additional information is also available online at www.parentsanonymous.org.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America
Volunteers support families under stress and single parents by working with children in need of additional attention and friendship. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Additional information is also available online at www.bbbsa.org.
National Center for Victims of Crime
Working with local, state, and federal partners, the National Center for Victims of Crime provides direct services and resources to victims of crime across the country; Advocates for laws and public policies that secure rights, resources, and protections for crime victims; Delivers training and technical assistance to victim service organizations, counselors, attorneys, criminal justice agencies, and allied professionals serving victims of crime; and fosters cutting-edge thinking about the impact of crime and the ways in which each of us can help victims of crime rebuild their lives. Available 8:30am to 8:30pm (ET), Monday through Friday. Additional information is also available online at www.victimsofcrime.org.
Suncoast Center, Inc.
A program whose mission is to prevent and reduce the impact of exposure to violence on young children ages birth through 6 years. Provides information and education on children’s exposure to violence, referrals to community resources, consultation services and training in addition to providing direct services to children and families where violence has occurred to families living in Pinellas County. Services are private, confidential and free of charge. Additional information is also available online at www.suncoastcenter.com.
Florida Circle of Parents
Circle of Parents® is a mutual support and self-help program for parents based on a framework of shared leadership, mutual respect, shared ownership and inclusiveness. Additional information also available online at www.ounce.org/circlegroups.html.
850-921-4494 ext. 107
Children’s Home Society
Redirects a teen’s troubled life onto a new path of hope, provides a safe harbor for a child suffering from abuse and reverses crisis situations so lives are changed for the better. Available by phone 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Additional information also available online at www.chsfl.org.
National Parent Helpline
Monday – Friday, 10:00am (PST) - 7:00pm (PST)
American Pregnancy Association
A crisis pregnancy line available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The APA is a national health organization committed to promoting reproductive and pregnancy wellness through education, research, advocacy and community awareness. Additional information available online at www.americanpregnancy.org.
Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS)
FDLRS provides diagnostic, instructional, and technology support services to school district exceptional education programs and families of students with disabilities. Additional information also available online at www.fdlrs.org
Florida Afterschool Network
The mission of FAN is to provide unified leadership to advocate for the development, enhancement and sustainability of innovative, high quality afterschool programs and policies statewide.