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Crisis Resources

Call the CRC at (845) 437-7333 and ask to speak to the Counselor on Call. We have a 24/7 mental health hotline available to Vassar students during the academic year. This service is staffed by mental health professionals who have been trained to work with Vassar students. Metcalf therapists provide backup to Protocall as needed.

Dutchess County Helpline
Call or text 845-485-9700.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-8255. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center (Formerly St. Francis)
Emergency Psychiatric Care: 845-431-8892. 241 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Crisis Stabilization Center
845-485-9700. When people are in crisis, the Stabilization Center serves as a safe, comforting place to come, talk to caring professionals, and get help for the immediate issue(s) plus those that may extend beyond their stay at the Center. First, the staff works with you to handle or lessen the issue(s) at hand. Then, they will personally connect you to the correct services and resources in our community that can help you going forward. Their work with you is 100% transparent, planned with your input, and barrier-free.

Crisis Textline
Text GOT5 to 741741. Crisis Textline serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support, and information via a medium of people. Text messages are confidential, anonymous, and secure. Data usage while texting Crisis Text Line is free and the number will not appear on a phone bill.

  • Crisis Textline for Students of Color
    Text STEVE to 741741.
  • Crisis Textline by Black Women Crisis Counselors
    Text TRIBE to 741741.
  • Crisis Textline for Eating Concerns
    Text NEDA to 741741.
  • Crisis Textline for Addiction
    Text 4HOPE to 741741.

Trevor Lifeline
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13–24.

  • TrevorLifeline
    866-488-7386. A crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7.
  • TrevorText
    Text “Trevor” to 202-304-1200. Available Monday through Friday between 3pm–10pm EST / Noon–7pm PT. Standard text messaging rates apply.
  • TrevorChat
    Available 7 Days A Week: 3pm–10pm ET/Noon–7pm PT. You can usually expect to wait just a few minutes to speak to a counselor, but if they are very busy the wait can be up to half an hour.

Trans Lifeline
877-565-8860. Trans Lifeline is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. The hotline is staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of the trans community might have. Trans Lifeline is accredited by Contact USA.

Veteran's Crisis Line
800-273-8255 and Press 1. Text 838255. The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

National Sexual Assault Hotline
800-656-HOPE (4673). Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline to talk to a trained staff member from your local sexual assault service provider. Online Chat is also available 24/7.