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You can call the crisis center for any of the following reasons:

  • Suicidal thoughts
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  • Loneliness
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We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Dial 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
  • TTY users: 1.800.799.4TTY (4889)
  • Para obtener asistencia en espanol durante las 24 houras, llame al: 1.888.628.9454


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Developmental Disabilities


Medicaid Provider Manual: Contains coverage, billing, and reimbursement policies for Medicaid, Children's Special Health Care Services, Adult Benefits Waiver, Maternity Outpatient Medical Services (MOMS), and other healthcare programs administered by the Department of Community Health.

The Arc Kent County: Provides individuals with developmental disabilities the assistance to advocate for their own concerns. Part of a nationwide movement that has significantly improved the lives of many individuals, the Arc Kent County has existed for more than 50 years and is affiliated with the Arc Michigan and the Arc US.

Disability Advocates of Kent County: Exists to advocate, assist, educate, and inform on independent living options for persons with disabilities and to create a barrier-free society for all.

Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan: A non-profit organization whose mission is to be a resource and advocacy organization, promoting public awareness and supporting lifelong opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD): is an international association that promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with developmental disabilities.

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability.

The National Association for Down Syndrome (NADS) is the oldest organization in the country serving individuals with Down Syndrome and their families.

The American Epilepsy Society (AES): Promotes research and education for professionals dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of epilepsy.

The Campaign for Disability Employment: A collaborative effort to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace.

The Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA): This project is a federally-funded initiative to educate and assist individuals with disabilities and those who support them to understand the benefits and risks of going back to work and/or increasing their work income. is a consumer beneficiary website that provides access to information about Medicare health plans and benefits.

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital: is recognized for its outstanding pediatric comprehensive services.

Kent County Intermediate School District (Kent ISD): provides services to twenty local public school districts and to all non-public schools within its boundaries.

Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS): partners with individuals and employers to achieve quality employment outcomes and independence for persons with disabilities.

The official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration

Information about developmental disabilities from Disabled Travelers, an online resource dedicated to accessible travel information.

Refinance Mortgage Rates provides a resource guide for individuals with disabilities.

The Total Guide: Home Buying for People With Disabilities. Via Total Mortgage Services.

Cerebral Palsy Guide: Cerebral Palsy Guide offers free supportive tools and resources for children and families affected by cerebral palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Group: Cerebral Palsy Group is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, brain injuries, or birth injuries.

Hobbies and Activities for Special Needs

Planning for the Future for Seniors with Special Needs

Teaching the Art of Cooking to People with Disabilities

Assistive Technology Buying Guide

Home Organization for Newly Disabled Seniors

Should They Stay or Should They Go: Selling a Home with Modifications

Resources for Traveling with Disabilities Legal Guide for Newly Disabled Seniors