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Hotlines & Support Groups

ADDICTED.ORG
Not a drug rehab facility. Provides education to addicts and family members. Provides a wide range of information about substances of use, types of treatment, intervention and many FAQ’s. Our website also has a number that connects an individual with a certified counselor who can help find the best service for you, free of charge.
888-506-1529
www.addicted.org

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Harrodsburg United Methodist Church 12 Step Meetings
128 South Chiles Street (corner of Chiles and Poplar Streets) Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Every: Friday 7:00pm Saturday 6:00pm Sunday 7:00pm Monday 8:00pm
Mercer Transformation Celebrate Recovery
132 North Main Street Harrodsburg, KY 40330
EVERY: Saturday 5:00p.m. with a free meal

FREE CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECKS:
Danville Fire Department
859-238-1211
Best time after 4pm weekdays and anytime Saturday and Sunday
Note: Hours are subject to change if Department is responding to a call

CHILD ABUSE
Parents and caregivers can call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and talk with a trained volunteer who can provide them with information, support and/or referrals in their local communities.
877-597-2331 Parent Help Line – 800-244-5373
859-245-5258
www.prd.chfs.ky.gov/ReportAbuse/home.aspx

DOMESTIC ABUSE
Greenhouse17
800-544-2022 Toll free 24/7
Business# 859-233-0657
www.greenhouse17.org

HUMAN TRAFFICKING
For victim of modern day slavery or think someone is a victim. 1-888-373-7888
TTY: 711
TEXT: BEFREE OR HELP TO 233733
24/7 Confidential

KY POISON CENTER
For any poisoning emergency 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Free and confidential. The Poison Center is staffed by registered nurses, doctors and pharmacist who are certified poison specialist. For people of all ages and in different types of situations, from young children getting into household products to seniors who may take too much or the wrong medicine.
800-222-1222
www.kypoisoncontrol.com

KIDNEY HEALTH ALLIANCE OF KENTUCKY
1517 Nicholasville Road Suite 203
Lexington, KY 40503
859-277-8259
www.khaky.org

PATHWAYS GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Meets at Heritage Hospice
120 Enterprise Drive Danville, KY 40422
Group open to those who have suffered a loss, friends and family are welcome.
4th Thursdays 5:30pm

HAVEN CENTER (formerly Pregnancy Resource Center)
Provides assistance, services, post-abortion counseling, education, free pregnancy testing, support groups, confidential alternatives to abortion and other information.
800-712-4357 Crisis line Toll free 24/7
www.havencarecenter.org

RAPE CRISIS LINE (AMPERSAND SEXUAL VIOLENCE CENTER)
Counselors ARE always available to provide support, information, education and referrals.
800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673) 24/7
www.ampersandky.org

SMOKING CESSATION
Free telephone service for Kentuckians who want to stop using tobacco or are concerned about a family member or friend’s tobacco use. Support and advice from experienced quit specialist.
Kentucky Quit Line 800-QUIT NOW (800-784-8669)
www.smokefree.gov

FREE EX QUIT SMOKING
Free EX quit smoking plan based on personal experiences from ex-smokers, as well as latest scientific research from experts at Mayo Clinic. Inside this site, find tools, resources, information and exercises that help you prepare to quit smoking and stay tobacco-free. Periodically offers nicotine replacement therapy (patches) at no charge for uninsured and Medicaid recipients.
www.BecomeAnEX.org

BE TOBACCO FREE QUIT NOW KENTUCKY
Quit Now Kentucky is a bilingual service that provides tobacco screening, assessment, support materials, and proactive counseling.
800-QuitNow (800-784-8669)
www.QuitNowKentucky.org

MY LIFE MY QUIT
FOR AGES 17 AND UNDER
The My Life My Quit program is a free and confidential service for teens who want help quitting all forms of tobacco including vaping.
1-855-891-9989
Text “Start My Quit” to 36072
www.MyLifeMyQuit.com

THIS IS QUITTING VAPING ONLY
AGES 13 - 24

The first-of-its-kind program to help young people quit vaping. Learn more about how it works and the additional resources available for parents of young vapers and for adults who want to quit.
TEXT KENTUCKY TO 88709
www.thetruth.com

SUICIDE PREVENTION
Free 24 hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. This includes anyone who feels sad, hopeless or suicidal; family and friends concerned about a loved one; anyone interested in mental health treatment and service referrals.
CRISIS DIAL: 988
800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)
Text “Talk” to 741741
www.kentuckysuicideprevention.org

RAISING HOPE KENTUCKY
We are a coalition of agriculture, education and healthcare institutions that work with farmers and their families to promote their wellbeing – mental and physical. Debt, extreme weather, unstable prices, and isolation have created a storm of stress for farmers over the last few decades for the people who feed the rest of us – we see you, we appreciate you, and we are here to help
Website: www.raisinghopeky.com
Facebook: Raising Hope KY

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT:
www.chfs.ky.gov

The Mercer County Health Department is accepting applications for a full time Public Health Nurse I
General Duties include:
This position serves under the direction of the Director. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: Provides entry-level nursing functions and services to individuals and families under close supervision in a clinic or community setting, focusing on the prevention of illness, injury or disability, the promotion of health and maintenance of the health of populations. The nurse in this classification would receive job specific training in the requirements and scope of practice of the various assigned health department programs and services.Health department services are provided to all age populations. A brief description of health department services include adult and child immunizations, well child examinations, family planning exams, WIC services/promotion, dental varnish for children, pandemic response, public health preparedness, basic patient care, harm reduction services and promotion of the health department within the community.
Minimum Education, Training or Experience:
See special requirements.
Special Requirements:
(Age, Licensure, Regulation, Etc.) Must have RN license in Kentucky or compact state or provisional license in Kentucky, meeting all requirements of KRS 314.041.
Starting Salary:
$20.30-$25.24/hr negotiable with additional experience. Grade 17
Apply at https://KOG.CHFS.KY.GOV/HOME. Create a citizen account and search LHDCOS (search and apply) Completed application must be submitted by November 11, 2022. Transcripts must be provided before the close date if post-secondary education is required or may be substituted for experience. Transcripts must list the degree awarded.  Qualified applicants/employees are subject to a pre-screening, selection for interview, and/or demonstration of skills testing.  Employment may be contingent upon a successful drug screening and background check.  Equal Opportunity Employer.
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