While we are urging residents to #StayIn and #StayHome, we recognize home is not a safe place for everyone, particularly during these deeply stressful times. Accordingly, the City of Little Rock wants to highlight the importance of these issues and encourage residents to utilize the many resources available to them.

Because last week was National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, and we are closing out National Child Abuse Prevention Month while entering Mental Health Awareness Month, this is an appropriate time to provide information to organizations that will help you cope, heal, and/or get you to safety.

FEMA’s Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program

CCP is the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program. The CCP is a grant program that aids communities after a disaster or emergency has occurred. The CCP begins after a presidential disaster declaration. The CCP is funded by FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Crisis counselors help the community in two phases. The first phase is a 60 day program known as ISP (Immediate Services Program.) During this phase crisis counselors provide short term counseling and emergency services. Crisis counselors assess needs in the community. If services are in high demand or need is considered to be great, the second phase will begin. RSP (Regular Services Program) will continue for up to nine months. This phase includes long-term aid for a community.

 

Domestic Violence

Shelters in Little Rock

The Dorcas House
823 South Park, Little Rock, AR 72202
Hotline: 501-374-4022

Women and Children First: Center Against Family Violence
P.O. Box 1954, Little Rock, AR 72203

Hotline: 501-376-3219

Toll Free Hotline: 800-332-4443

Web: www.wcfarkansas.org

Resources

Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence
www.domesticpeace.com

Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault
www.acasa.us

Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse Rape and Domestic Violence
www.accardv.uams.edu

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233
www.thehotline.org/

Alcohol Abuse 
www.alcoholhelp.com/

Links and Resources – Mental Health

The Pulaski County Mental Health Court is continuing to offer its mental health services to participants during the COVID-19 crisis.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255

Arkansas Crisis Center
888-274-7472
www.arcrisis.org

LGBTIA+ National Hotline
1-888-843-4564

LGBTIA+ National Youth Hotline
1-800-246-7743

Links and Resources – Child Abuse

All LRSD and PCSSD counselors are available throughout the COVID-related closures.

Immerse Arkansas

Young people, ages 18 – 23, can call 501-510-SAFE, letting Immerse know they are homeless or near homeless due to COVID and will receive help from there. www.immersearkansas.org
501-404-9890

Arkansas DHS Child Maltreatment Hotline
1-800-482-5964

Links and Resources – Mental Health

American Psychological Association Resources for Students

  • Free access to the Publication Manual and more than 160 other APA books 
  • Student loan management tips during this global pandemic
  • Advice on coping with COVID-19-related stress as a student
  • Webinar series providing expert insight on graduating on time, how to apply for internships, how research is changing and adapting, and more

American Psychological Association Resources for Students

  • Complimentary unit lesson plans for high school psychology teachers
  • Free access to APA teaching/learning resources for educators, such as the Publication Manual and PsycLearn
  • COVID-19 education FAQ’s addressing issues impacting grad students, postdocs, interns and faculty with supervision responsibilities 

Veterans Affairs COVID Coach App

Covid Coach offers access to anxiety management tools such as audio-guided mindfulness and deep breathing, as well as exercises designed to address anxiety, trauma reactions, and relationship conflict. It also has quick links to resources for finding crisis care and mental health support, and service agencies for families and those seeking basic fundamentals. Developed by the National Center for PTSD at the VA, it joins other free, widely-used mental health apps like PTSD Coach and Mindfulness Coach.

Download here for iPhone: https://apps.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1504705038?pt=545860&ct=Providerlists&mt=8

Download here for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.va.mobilehealth.ncptsd.covid