The following list of organizations is provided as a resource for you in the event that one of your group members needs additional care that you or your group is unable to provide.
Some of these groups have a Christian foundation, but many do not. Don’t discount the value of secular based agencies, but at the same time it will be important for your member-in-crisis to also have a support that is faith based. That may come from from you and the small group, from regular worship, or from a local counselor/therapist who is operating from a Christian worldview.
Regarding counselors, understand that there are counselors who work within a distinctly Christian counseling framework. There are also counselors who are Christian, who are working in a practice that is not overtly Christian in perspective. These counselors normally have a sensitivity to the importance of one's faith from a holistic point of view. Finally, there are counselors who are not Christian and may disregard the importance of faith to their client's well being. We will not be making recommendations on specific local counseling practices on this page.
What follows is a list of those organizations which serve to help people dealing with specific issues. The links will take you to their websites, and where available, a phone number is also listed. McLane Church is not officially endorsing any of these organizations, but is merely providing contact information as a means of convenience for you or your group members.
National Suicide Hotline:1-800-784-2433 / 1-800-273-8255
Safe Harbor Crisis Service: 814-456-2014 / 1-800-300-9558
Crawford County Mobile Crisis Service 814-724-2732 / 1-800-315-5721
Alcoholics Anonymous (Erie): 814-452-2675
Al-Anon / Al-Ateen: 1-757-563-1600
Narcotics Anonymous 1-818-773-9999 (Meadville): 814-337-4529
Women’s Care Center of Erie County (crisis pregnancies): 1-877-908-2341
Women's Services, Inc. (Meadville - Domestic abuse) 1-814-724-4637 / 1-881-0189
Childhelp (National Child Abuse Hotline) - 1-800-422-4452
National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-786-2929
Missing & Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678
The Caring Place (help for grieving children) 1-866-212-4673
Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4573
Self Injury Hotline: 1-800-366-8288
Eating Disorders: 1-630-577-1330
Overeaters Anonymous: 1-505-891-2664
Focus on the Family (one-time complimentary consultation from a Christian perspective) 1-800-232-6459
His High Places (residential Christian crisis and crossroads counseling)