Emergency Resources

While we pray for an end to all troubles and violence throughout the Earth, we know that we live in a sinful world where harsh realities are so often the norm. Many people can serve as the hands and feet of Christ to provide comfort to others. We hope these resources are a blessing to you in troubled times.

Call the Maryland Crisis Hotline: 1-800-422-0009

Call or text the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990or text TalkWithUs to 66746.  
Spanish-speakers can text Hablanos to 66746.

Text CONNECT to 741741

Infographic on Supporting children who have faced trauma (from ChildCare Aware)
SAMHSA’s Tips for talking with and Helping Children & Youth Cope after a Disaster or Traumatic Event: A Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers
The National Association of School Psychologists’ Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network: