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Family Resources


Child Protective Services - Central Register Hotline  1(800) 342-3720


24-hour Hotline
Serving Buffalo and Erie County
The Crisis and Re-Stabilization Emergency Services (CARES) Team, funded by the Erie County Department of Mental Health, serves families and youth of Erie County experiencing psychiatric or behavioral emergencies. The mission of the CARES team is to assist families in resolving crisis situations in the community as quickly and effectively as possible.



Suicide Crisis Hotlines 1(800) 784-2433 
For more information, please contact (716) 842-2750

counseling at the following locations:

330 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 842-2750
3901 Genesee Street
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
(716) 842-2570
Parent Network of Western New York is a not-for-profit agency that provides education and resources for families of individuals with special needs (birth through adulthood) and for professionals.


Horizon Health family and adolescent services  831-1800


Other Resources




Bullying Prevention


National Institute on Drug Abuse


Above the Influence


The Antidrug


Drug Free World


Parent resources


Please note: Communication between a student and a school counselor is confidential, unless disclosure is required to prevent clear and imminent danger to a student or others or when legally required. A full confidentiality statement is here.