Finding Crisis Lines is of the utmost importance
Firstly, if your family does not have enough funds to get phones that will allow you to contact these crisis lines, please note that: The Lifeline Program, a program that works to provide low income individuals with very affordable phone service. The program is funded through a small charge on every wireless bill, called the Universal Service Fund fee.
If you meet any of these requirements, you are eligible to be a lifeline program recipient:
- Income less than 135% of the federal poverty level guidelines.
- SSI benefits recipients.
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants.
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients.
The guidelines above are not the only ones that qualify an individual for the program. In order to evaluate your specific situation and determine eligibility, please fill out this form on the official website of the Lifeline Program.
Once you have been qualified for the program, you can opt for service discounts instead of free carriers. Major service providers, including T-Mobile, AT&T,and Verizon Wireless are a part of the Lifeline Program. These providers can give qualifying individuals service plans that can go as low as $9.25 per month.
Now that you have secure devices, you may access the following crisis lines:
Below is a viable crisis line from the autism society:
The autism society has affiliates on the national, state, and local level. the state level works with the entire state OR local communities who do not have access to affiliates. The local affiliates work with small communities, and the national office provides information, services, and more to individual families.
To find an affiliate in your local area, please contact their I&R Specialists at 800-3-AUTISM (800-328-8476).
Please visit this official website for more information on the Autism Society and its various services.