Child Care Solutions believes that good child care is a community resource that supports families, contributes to economic productivity, and nurtures children’s growth. Child Care Solutions is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1975 to provide information and resources to parents, providers, employers, and community leaders in Onondaga and Cayuga Counties who seek solutions to their child care needs.
Sponsored by Grad Resources, the 1-800-GRAD-HLP (800-472-3457) crisis hotline is staffed by 50 phone counselors who also operate the nationally accredited Boys Town National Hotline (known for its excellent service in the area of crisis counseling). All counselors have completed training to understand the unique issues faced by graduate students. In addition to listening to and empathizing with a caller’s concerns, counselors assess the caller’s lethality risk, counsel, and offer various local support services and mental health resources for follow-up.
Contact Community Services has provided 24-hour telephone counseling to Central New York since 1971. We provide support for people of all ages with a wide range of concerns, including—loneliness, relationship problems, job issues, sexuality, parenting, grief and depression. The Contact Hotline is the community’s only suicide and crisis counseling line. You can call if you are thinking of hurting yourself or if you are worried about a friend, relative, co-worker or neighbor. We also provide critical support to hundreds of callers struggling with physical abuse, sexual abuse, or problems related to substance abuse.
Vera House is a comprehensive domestic and sexual violence service agency providing shelter, advocacy, and counseling services for women, children & men, education and prevention programs and community coordination. At the Vera House website, you will find information about programs & services, special events, news, and ways to give. You will learn what to do in a domestic violence or sexual assault emergency, as well as how to help friends or loved ones who are in an abusive situation.