Resources for Families: Need Help?

You are not alone.

If you need help, talk to a trusted adult and/or use these resources!

Crisis Resources:

Dial 211 in CT for Emergency mobile youth crisis. 211 is a general information line and also can connect you to Youth Crisis services.

Kids in Crisis: (203) 661-1911 KIC has a 24/7 hotline, as well as emergency respite housing, for youth and parents

(From Sept-June: KIC Teen Talk Counselor Ashley Adamson is @ RHS)

Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800- 273-TALK (8355)

Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741

Other support:

LGBTQ support and information: (866) 488-7386

Dating Violence help: Love is text loveis to 22522

Mental health info. & peer support:


Ridgefield Youth Services (203) 438-6141 Affordable youth and family counseling

Family & Children’s Aid: (203) 748-5889 (Danbury)

For Youth Substance Abuse Assessment and treatment:

See the Ridgefield Prevention Council’s website for extensive resources list:

Support and Help for Families:

The CARES group: Free support group for families concerned about their teen or young adult’s substance use meets weekly Thursday nights @ Insight

Counseling, 103 Danbury Rd. Ridgefield 855-406- 0426

NAMI Family Support Group: Free support group for families who live with mental health challenges: Every second Thursday 6:30-8:00 Jesse Lee Memorial Church, 207 Main St. Ridgefield. Contact: Marc (203) 940-2516