**The Family Center does not endorse any organizations or individuals outside of the Alden Central School District. These resources are for informational purposes and should be pursued based on the consumer's own criteria.

  • Crisis Services

    988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

    • The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) offers 24/7 call, text and chat access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. You can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

    Erie County Suicide Prevention Coalition

    • 24 Hour Hotline -

      • Phone: 716-834-3131 ( in Erie County)

      • Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)(outside of Erie County)

    • 24 Hour Crisis Counselor - Text: HOME to 741741

    Crisis Services Counseling Hotline

    • Youth and Adolescents only -

      • Phone: 716-834-1144 (Local)

      • Phone: 1-877-KIDS400 (543-7400) (National)