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For an emergency, call 911

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Free Confidential Helpline (833) 367-4689 or heroeshelpline.org

Agencies for Counseling

Betty Hardwick Center

(800) 758-3344 – 24/7 Crisis Line

(325) 690-5100

Pathways  (325) 692-4048, Option 1 for front desk

Mosaic Consulting provides the counseling services.  

Regional Victim Crisis Center (325) 677-7895

COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 1 (833) 986-1919 – 24/7 support line

Abilene Recovery Council

Agencies to Help Parents

New Horizons (325) 437-1852

Presbyterian Children’s Home (325) 864-9731

BCFS Health and Human Services Abilene (325) 692-0033

Harmony Family Services (325) 672-7200

Methodist Children’s Home (325) 672-9398

Parents Empowering Parents (PEP)(325) 603-8575 (send text messages to contact) or email guideprovideadvocate@gmail.com.  PEP is a parent support group that educates, encourages, and empowers by supporting parents who are curently working with CPS and FBSS-Family Based Safety Services.  They also support parents working with 2INgage Care Management cases.  Meetings:  First Monday of the month at Aldersgate UMC (Sayles) at 6:30pm and Third Monday of the month at Faithworks (Mockingbird) at 6:30pm.  Court approved certificates provided. 

Autism Support

Autism Society of Texas

Hardin-Simmons University Houston-Lantrip Center for Literacy and Learning Autism Spectrum Disorder Treatment Services

Team PBS Contact Melissa Delgado at mdelgado@teampbs.com or Moniek Wilson at mwilson@teampbs.com

BlueSprig – Abilene South

Additional Resources

Substace Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Find help 

Camp Courage – Day-camp offered to children entering 3rd-12th grade who have experienced the death of a loved one, register online.  For any questions, concerns or immediate children’s grief-related needs, please contact Adrianna Golden-Smith at 325-670-6951 or clubcourage@hendrickhealth.org.

Hendrick Hospice Care Bereavement Resources

Grief Share – Find a Grief Share meeting near you

Mental Health First Aid – Five Ways to Support a Loved One with Anxiety or Depression

Help for Parents, Hope for Kids

Child Mind Institute – For Families

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

Managing Strong Emotional Reactions to Traumatic Events: Tips for Families and Teachers



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Para una emergencia, llame al 911

Agencias de asesoramiento y apoyo

Centro Betty Hardwick

(800) 758-3344 – Línea de crisis 24/7

(325) 690-5100

Pathways (325) 692-4048, opción 1 para recepción

Mosaic Consulting proporciona servicios de asesoramiento

Centro Regional de Crisis de Víctimas (325) 677-7895

Abilene Recovery Council

Agencias para ayudar a los padres de familia

Comisión de Salud y Servicios Humanos de Texas

Hogar Metodista para Niños (325) 672-9398

Nuevos horizontes (325) 437-1852

BCFS Health and Human Services Abilene (325) 692-0033

Servicios Familiares Harmony (325) 672-7200

Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) (325) 603-8575 (enviar mensajes de texto al contacto) or email guideprovideadvocate@gmail.com.  PEP es un grupo de apoyo para padres que educa, anima y empodera al apoyar a los padres que actualmente trabajan con CPS y FBSS-Family Based Safety Services. También apoyan a los padres que trabajan con casos de 2INgage Care Management. Reuniones: primer lunes del mes en Aldersgate UMC (Sayles) a las 6:30 pm y tercer lunes del mes en Faithworks (Mockingbird) a las 6:30 pm. Se proporcionan certificados aprobados por la corte.

Apoyo para el autismo 

Autism Society of Texas – ¿Necesitas ayuda en español? Estamos aquí para proporcionarte información y referencias gratuitas. Por favor llámanos al 512-479-4199, Ext. 3 o envíanos un correo electrónico a adriana@texasautismsociety.org.

Hardin-Simmons University Houston-Lantrip Center for Literacy and Learning Autism Spectrum Disorder Treatment Services

Team PBS Información del contacto Melissa Delgado at mdelgado@teampbs.com y Moniek Wilson at mwilson@teampbs.com

BlueSprig – Abilene South

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