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HelpLine

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 Home Up Turning Points HelpLine Emergency Assistance Homeless Shelter

Vickie Graham, HelpLine Director

The HelpLine is a 24-hour service for all residents of Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas park. 

Each year approximately 31,000 people die by their own hand.  The first full week in May is designated as National Suicide Prevention Week.  This is a good time to serve as a reminder to learn all we can about suicide prevention, intervention, and post-vention.  In keeping with that, the staff at HelpLine is available to give presentations or trainings on the topic, tailored to your needs.  Remember, most suicidal persons do not want to die; they just want the pain to end. 

Months ago at HelpLine a volunteer took a call from a 12-year-old boy.  He was suicidal.  The call lasted 20 minutes, a very long 20 minutes.  The child had a number of issues going on in his life, none of which could be solved in a 20-minute phone conversation.  The volunteer did not have all the answers, but he did have the time - time to just listen to the concerns of a 12-year-old boy.  And that is the purpose of HelpLine, as one newspaper reporter commented "24-Hours of caring."

HelpLine staff can be reached at (703)368-4141.  We provide:

  • Confidentiality
  • Caring Listeners who help callers with problem solving and crisis situations
  • A source of information about services in Prince William County
  • An opportunity for volunteers to learn new skills and help the community

 

HELPLINE NUMBERS

Turning Points - 24 Hour Hotline
(703) 221-4951
Suicide Survivors Group
(703) 368-4141
Teleteen / Phone-A-Friend -
(703) 368-8069
          Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Ayuda Con Ternura
(703) 368-8069
          Monday - Friday 6:00pm - 10pm
Virginia Adult Protection Services - 24 Hour Hotline
        1-800- 832-3858
Virginia Child Protection Services - 24 Hour Hotline
        1-800- 552-7096
SAVAS - 24 Hour Hotline
        (703) 368-4141
Virginia Family Violence and Sexual Assault - 24 Hour Hotline
        1-800- 838-8238
 
Last modified: 08/27/03
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