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Text To Help

TXT 4 HELP: If you're in trouble or need help, text SAFE and your current location (address/city/state) to 69866

TXT 4 HELP is a nationwide service offered by National Safe Place to help teens connect to the closest location where they can get immediate help and safety.  They'll text you back the address of the nearest Safe Place site and contact number for the local youth shelter.  Within that same message you'll receive a prompt that says, "reply with 2CHAT for more help."  Once you reply with 2CHAT, you'll be connected with a professional for more help.

National Safe Place:

TEXT 211: Western New York has a quick answer to your needs and questions! You can call or text 211 about a wide range of circumstances, and they'll work with you to help you find a solution fast! They help with food, housing, utilities, clothing, legal aid, literacy, transportation, substance abuse, child care, senior issues, disability information, mental health, health care, and volunteer opportunities.


​Health care services like preventive care, medication, primary care physicians and many other services can be difficult to access for people who are experiencing homelessness, especially our youth. This is often because they lack insurance or have difficulty engaging health care providers in the community.

As stated by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development, people living in shelters are more than twice as likely to have a disability compared to the general population. On a given night in 2017, 20 percent of the homeless population reported having a serious mental illness, 16 percent conditions related to chronic substance abuse, and more than 10,000 people had HIV/AIDS.

It is not always easy to find the resources that you may need for any health related issue, so this reference page will be a great start. When contacting any of these amazing organizations be sure to let them know you have received their information from Plymouth Crossroads, and they will be sure to take care of you.

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