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Parenting Resources

 
"ARE YOU SINGING THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BLUES? IF YOU'RE A PARENT OF A 6TH, 7TH, OR 8TH GRADER, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!"  

Check out this article for helpful information: www.familycorner.com/parenting/ages/middle_school_blues.shtml


The National Middle School Association offers some parenting tips in "What's Best for Kids?"
http://www.amle.org/BrowsebyTopic/WhatsNew/WNDet.aspx?ArtMID=888&ArticleID=128

Resources

Anything in “PURPLE” is a hyperlink.


Aunt Bertha

This is a valuable website listing various resources within our community for students and families in need.  Simply go to the website, type in your zip code and select the type of resource you are looking for.  


Mission Lexington

Mission Lexington brings people together to provide life essentials, resources, and guidance for fellow residents across the county who find themselves in crisis. We meet over 30,000 needs in Lexington County each year, ranging from helping an elderly couple with food to funeral expenses for a child. Our partner network includes local businesses and government agencies, corporations, organizations, individuals and more than 50 member churches who sustain our vision daily.

Today we offer a thriving thrift store, food pantry and mobile food pantry, donation center and warehouse and social services, guidance and administration offices at 216 Harmon Street in downtown Lexington, SC.

Phone: (803) 957-6656

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Mental Health Services


Lexington County Community Mental Health

In addition to the agency as a whole providing mental health and counseling resources, LMH has also partnered with Lexington 3 School District to provide in-school counseling services for eligible clients. To receive additional information contact: 

Phone: (803) 996-1500


Dickerson Children's Advocacy Center

The mission of the Dickerson Children's Advocacy Center is to provide free-of-charge comprehensive assessment and treatment services to physically and/or sexually abused children ages 0-18 years throughout the Midlands of South Carolina.  Dickerson is child-focused facility that provides forensic interviews, forensic medicals, mental health & victim advocate services to victims of child abuse between the ages of 0 to 18. 

Phone: (803)358-7200


Crisis Hotlines


National Suicide Prevention Hotline 

1-800-273-TALK (8255) 

Whether you are personally in crisis or you are concerned about someone who is, you can ALWAYS call 1-800-273-TALK and get a listening ear, resources, and support24 hours a day, seven days a week. This hotline does not close on the weekend, holidays, or during bad weather.

Veterans, please press 1.

En español oprima el 2.

Prestamos servicios en español (1-888-628-9454).

For hearing & speech impaired with TTY equipment : 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)

Crisis Text Line

741-741

Text “START” to 741-741 to talk to a trained counselor. It's free, confidential, and available 24/7.

National Eating Disorders

(800) 931-2237

The NEDA Helpline is available Monday-Thursday from 9AM to 9PM ET, and Friday from 9AM to 5PM ET.

For crisis situations, text "NEDA" to 741741 to be connected with a trained volunteer at Crisis Text Line.


The Trevor Project

1-866-4-U-TREVOR

Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the Trevor Lifeline now at 1-866-488-7386 or Text “START” to 678-678.

If your child is interested in participating in ETS please fill out the application online at:  https://botform.compansol.com/202296286548061.